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  • George Watson, who used to preside over a trio of October races in Montauk — a road race, a cycling race, and an “anything that floats” race — said, as he handed out finishing numbers to participants Sunday in front of his and his son Chris’s restaurant and bar, that, of course, he’d started them (back in the 1970s) so he could be crowned the winner.
  • The East Hampton Football Club, which two years ago jumped from Division III to Division I in the Long Island Soccer Football League, remained in contention for the premier division’s top spot with an easy 3-0 win over Real New York F.C., a Jamaica, Queens, team, here at the Ross School Sunday.
  • Craig Brierley, who coaches East Hampton High’s girls swimming team, will take with him to the state meet Cecilia De Havenon, Julia Brierley, Sophia Swanson, and Madison Jones, who were runners-up Saturday in the county meet’s 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay events at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood. De Havenon, moreover, qualified as well for the state’s 100 backstroke competition that day.
  • I’ve just reread some of my columns and I am struck by how relentlessly optimistic, how cheery I am, as — if you’ve read me for any length of time, for half a century, say — you will probably agree.
  • Turner Foster, according to his coach, Claude Beudert, was hoping for a top-nine finish at the county golf tournament last Thursday at the Rock Hill Country Club in Manorville.
  • Well more than 200 showed up for Saturday’s fifth Brewathlon at the Montauk Brewery, about evenly divided between participants and spectators.
  • Jay Asparro, 37, who for years has come out with his family from Plainview to Montauk to celebrate his birthday every June 28, is to leave tomorrow morning at 9:30, following Mass, from St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on a 90-mile run to raise Alzheimer’s disease awareness.
  • Mary said they’d discontinued her makeup, and I said the things we liked seemed always to be discontinued, like the fleecy warm-up pants I just had had sewn, and which I’ll wear every day now until the end of eternity.
  • Thanks to Mikela Junemann’s all-around play, Georgia Aldrich and Connie Chen’s service aces, and Danielle Futerman’s passes and kills, the East Hampton High School girls volleyball team bested Shoreham-Wading River 3-1 in a county Class A tournament outbracket match here Monday.
  • The East Hampton High School football team went out with a bang Saturday, not with a whimper.

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