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  • Spring having arrived, Marcelo Merchan has delivered on his vow last fall to field at least three youth soccer teams that would vie under East Hampton’s banner in the Long Island Junior Soccer League.
  • Last fall, after it became known that the Montauk Rugby Club had squeaked into the Empire Geographic Region’s playoffs’ top eight — as the seventh seed — Charlie Collins, a club spokesman, said he thought the Sharks could make a run.
  • East Hampton High’s baseball team was still looking for its first win as of earlier this week, having been outscored 36-1 in the three games with Shoreham, a team that Vinny Alversa, East Hampton’s coach, thinks may well win a state championship, and also this past week the boys and girls lacrosse teams had their moments in games they were to lose.
  • Three East Hampton Football Club players, namely Julian Barahona, Antonio Padilla, and Xavi Piedra Martel, figured prominently in the indoor soccer finals played at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett Saturday night.
  • Though the weather’s wretched today, I know better days are coming — sportswise too, if the close scores this week are indicative.
  • Tom Cohill, who coaches the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, said on his return from the Y nationals in Greensboro, N.C., this week that his six competitors — Maggie Purcell, Sophia Swanson, Julia Brierley, Maddie Jones, Caroline Oakland, and Cecilia De Havenon — all had done well, especially Purcell, who became the first Hurricane ever to swim in a national short course final.
  • A bevy of major league scouts with radar guns were gathered behind the backstop at East Hampton High’s baseball field Monday afternoon, though, unfortunately insofar as Bonac fans were concerned, they were there to watch the other starting pitcher, Shoreham-Wading River’s Brian Morrell.
  • The good news insofar as East Hampton High School’s softball team went this past week was Friday’s 7-2 win at Southampton, its second win of the season vis-a-vis four losses. That is, until Monday, when the girls, with five teammates on vacation, three of them starters, were bageled 9-0 here by Westhampton Beach.
  • The East Hampton Football Club remained in second place, behind Glen Cove Avellino, in Flight A of the Long Island Soccer Football League’s top division Sunday by easily defeating the Port Jefferson Fusion 2-0 at the Ross School.
  • To the good news first: East Hampton High’s boys tennis team could well be on the way to a third consecutive undefeated season in league play.

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