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  • In boys basketball games in the latter part of December, East Hampton High’s team was fun to watch in two of them, though not so much fun to watch in the third, played here Friday with East Islip, the League V leader at the moment at 5-0.
  • A large sculpture across the street from my window reminds me of a pork chop, and pork chops remind me of foodstuffs which, while tasty, aren’t necessarily good for me.
  • There will be ocean plunges Monday at Gurney’s Resort in Montauk, at Main Beach in East Hampton Village, and at Beach Lane in Wainscott.
  • They’re always saying everybody dies peacefully or comfortably surrounded by their families. But I don’t believe it. Why? Because if you’re surrounded by your family, there’s precious little air left to breathe.
  • Ron White, a national junior college champion when he went a while ago to Suffolk Community College-Selden, has been told by his former coach there, Rich Wrase, not to worry when it comes to the high school coaching career upon which he recently embarked.
  • East Hampton High School’s boys swimming team was atop the League II heap as of Tuesday, with a 2-0 record in league meets — the latest a 92-72 win at Deer Park last Thursday — and a 3-1 mark over all.
  • At a holiday dinner held at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett earlier this month, John Broich, a triathlete with more than 100 of those swimming-cycling-running events to his credit, was cited as the club’s male athlete of the year.
  • I remembered Tony Demmers as I tried this morning to read upside down and backward the headlines of The New York Times’s first section that Mary, as usual, was reading with avidity.
  • Last year was a lean one for East Hampton High School wrestling — by season’s end Anthony Piscitello, a Ross School wellness teacher who was in his first year of coaching here, had only eight left on a roster that began with somewhat more than 20.
  • Craig Brierley has a dozen freshmen on the East Hampton High School boys swimming team he coaches, but you’d never know it the way the Bonackers have been performing. As of earlier this week, they were 2-1 over all and 1-0 in League II.

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