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  • The ball takes funny bounces on the gridiron, and, alas, it did so in the climactic moments of Saturday’s Hampton Cup game as Lorenzo Marfoglia, a Mariner lineman, punched the ball from Jacen Tuthill’s grasp as East Hampton’s quarterback was about to score the touchdown that would have won the game for the Bonackers, and which, moreover, would have set a record in the teams’ rivalry that dates to 1923.
  • East Hampton High School’s boys soccer and golf teams entered this week with winning records — the soccer team at 3-2 and the golf team at 2-1.
  • The Lansdowne and Montauk Rugby Clubs’ Division III sides played to a 20-20 tie at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on Saturday. In reporting the outcome, Charlie Collins said, “It was a very testy match between old foes . . . the Sharks led Lansdowne for most of the match, but were unable to put it away.”
  • Two young women, Mormons as I learned, appeared at our door one late afternoon recently, and they were very pleasant even though I confessed I was no longer a churchgoer, which, of course, did not mean, I said, that I did not have a spiritual side.
  • Larry Brown, the Hall of Fame basketball coach, the only one ever to win N.B.A. and N.C.A.A. championships, met with Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District’s athletic director, on Tuesday and reportedly told him he wants to be “a resource” for the boys basketball program here.
  • Larry Brown, who won an N.B.A. championship with the Detroit Pistons and has a house in East Hampton, has expressed interest in coaching at the high school, and there's an open position.
  • East Hampton’s men’s soccer and rugby teams began their seasons this past weekend, with wonderful results.
  • The Montauk Brewing Company, whose core group has won four slow-pitch softball championships in the past five years, first in Amagansett in 2012, and then in more recent years at the Hank Zebrowski field in Montauk, came up short this time, losing the recent final series in five to the Gig Shack, Leo Daunt’s team, which had sustained only one loss in the regular season.
  • The phone rang and, seeing it was my daughter, I answered it. Why, she wondered, was I not already at the Hampton Classic?
  • Saturday’s Division IV opener began badly for the East Hampton High School football team, but, following a talk by their coach, Joe McKee, the players’ spirits improved, and though the host team, Port Jefferson, was to go on to win 42-19, the Bonackers, McKee said afterward, had their chances — especially in the second half.

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