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  • We have Danny Walsh, the golfing partner of my brother-in-law, to thank for what I’ve called “the Taj Mahal of outdoor showers.”

  • The mad dash from the Reutershan parking lot in East Hampton Village to Main Beach, otherwise known as the Bonac on Board to Wellness 5K, was contested under sunny skies on May 21.

    A 21-year-old Golden Gloves boxer from Springs, Luis Mancilla, who afterward said he may turn pro in the fall, was the winner, in 17 minutes and 21 seconds, besting a field of 690 entrants, the vast majority of them junior high students.

  • Building on an already impressive season, a number of the East Hampton High School girls track team’s divisional competitors were in line for berths at the state qualifier meet that is to be held this weekend at Port Jefferson High.

  • Cameron Gurney, a former Amagansetter who’s in charge of large animal care at Cornell University’s Hospital for Animals, would like horse owners out here to know that now they no longer need to send their animals far afield should surgery or preventive care be required, given the fact that Cornell’s vet school has taken over what had been an abandoned $17 million clinic near Belmont Park.

  • Tortorella Pools maintained its hold on first place in the Wednesday evening 7-on-7 men’s soccer league by defeating Bateman Painting 6-1 at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on May 21, thus improving to 3-0-0.

    Maidstone Market, which played to a scoreless tie with Cuenca F.C. earlier that evening, was in second place going into last night’s games, at 1-0-2, followed by Cuenca and Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller, each at 1-1-1, Bateman Painting, at 1-2-0, and F.C. Tuxpan, at 0-3-0.

  •     A gentle breezed wafted — that’s what breezes, or rather, gentle breezes, do, don’t they — over the athletic fields at East Hampton High School last Thursday afternoon.

        Over the green expanses of the fields and the orange infields. No one was on them, however, all, however beautiful, was silent. I, for one, was ready for things to begin — the weather had finally come around. Yet the season was over.

  •     The East Hampton Football Club, the strongest men’s soccer team East Hampton’s ever had, shut out the South Jamaica Portuguese 2-0 in a League Cup semifinal played at the Ross School Sunday.

        Confronted with the locals’ superior ball-handling skills, the visitors grabbed and tugged and shoved, but Corey DeRosa, who, with John Romero and Luis Barrera, oversees the side, said afterward that “that’s what all these teams do when they play us. They were physical and hungry.”

  •     Things came to an end sports-wise at East Hampton High School last week, with mixed results: Buoyed by friends and relatives at Senior Day, the softball team shut out winless John Glenn 7-0, the boys lacrosse won the face-offs, but Bellport scored the goals in the course of a 14-7 defeat here on May 14, and the baseball team lost 4-2 at Mount Sinai to finish the season at 1-14 in league play.

  •     The Montauk Rugby Club, like the Phoenix, has arisen from its ashes, a reincarnation that didn’t seem all that likely last October when a story on these pages bore the headline, “Sharks’ Swan Song?”

        The question mark proved to be a wise hedge, for there were many new faces at Saturday’s “friendly” here with White Plains, including those of Peter Vaziri and Taylor Harned, recent East Hampton High School grads.

  •     Dan Powers’s Bachelor Party, an all-star team that included players who’d been on multiple international and national-championship Ultimate disc teams, won a grand masters (over-40) tournament contested by six teams here this past weekend.

        Ultimately, no final was played, presumably because the Powers all-star team, which had beaten everyone in amassing a 5-0 record over the course of the two days, was the odds-on favorite to win, and because everyone was tired.

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