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  • Asked during a conversation the other day at his parents’ Navy Road house in Montauk if he’d improved during the course of the past year, Noah Avallone, a redheaded, curly-haired 9-year-old, readily replied, matter of factly, “A lot.”
  • Mark McKee, one of seven brothers who were inducted last fall into East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame, is to retire soon as a Springs School physical education teacher and its athletic director.
  • Jared Keating, a 34-year-old London-based investor who spent summers in Bridgehampton as he was growing up, won Saturday’s half-marathon there in 1 hour, 22 minutes, and 32 seconds.
  • Whatever else happened sportswise last week, we’ll always have Thursday.
  • Hordes of runners, almost 700 of them, turned out in Sag Harbor for Saturday’s Katy’s Courage 5K, and a Shelter Island High School freshman, Kal Lewis, won it, in 16 minutes and 25.57 seconds.
  • Caroline Cashin, who, with her husband, Ed, oversees Truth Training, a fitness studio in East Hampton, and who recently ran in the Boston Marathon (as did another East Hamptoner, Britton Bistrian), was not feeling worse for the wear, she said, at the studio last Thursday.
  • Mohamed Nabil, a 25-year-old native of Alexandria, Egypt, who last fall defeated the world’s 50th-ranked player, Chris Gordon, in an exhibition match at the Southampton Recreation Center, has brought the same energy he displays on the court to building the program at S.Y.S.’s Elmaleh Stanton Squash Center.
  • We were positively giddy the other night, thinking that, at long last, we’d finally made it in tandem to Medicare.
  • Our Medicare broker suggested that I might try a supplemental plan that would cost me nothing.
  • A winning streak, a winning streak. The East Hampton High School softball team this past week strung two wins together, defeating Hampton Bays 8-5 in extra innings on Saturday and following up on Monday with a 5-2 win over Harborfields, improving as a result to 4-5 in league play.

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