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  • The East Hampton High School girls swimming team swam to a second-place finish in League III here on Oct. 19, leaving last year’s league champs, Harborfields, in its wake, 85-73.
  • The East Hampton High School boys soccer team, which, powered by Kumani Clark’s hat trick, sank the Southampton Mariners here on Oct. 18, thus assuring itself of the fourth seed and a first-round home game in the county Class A tournament, is to play that game here today, at 2 p.m., with Harborfields, League V’s third-place finisher.
  • When Rob Balnis asked if I were coming to work out Saturday morning, I immediately said yes, inasmuch as the football game would be Friday night, at Mercy.
  • Walter Banfield, a member of the Marder family who, while reared in southern Virginia, has spent his summers in Springs, recently won the United States’ lightweight under-23 singles rowing title and competed in the world championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Before the season began, local cross-country coaches agreed to hold three crossover meets here, the first on Shelter Island, the second on Pierson’s course in the environs of Sag Harbor’s Mash­ashimuet Park, and the third — and the only one to draw all four teams, Shelter Island, East Hampton, Pierson, and the Ross School — at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton.
  • Well, it’s all come down to this. Which is to say that the East Hampton High School and McGann-Mercy football teams are to do battle under the lights at the Riverhead Catholic school tomorrow night to see in all likelihood which will finish the season with a win.
  • East Hampton High’s boys soccer team, which had outscored its last three opponents 17-1 all told going into this week’s action, was to have played Southampton here Tuesday to determine whether it would get a home game in the first round of the county playoffs, which for the Class A schools are to begin next Thursday.
  • Frankly, I didn’t know how I could top the “locker room” comments I’d leaked. When would people ever get it, I wondered; I had reviled everyone and everything, and still they believed! I could say anything!
  • East Hampton High’s boys soccer team could well be peaking at the right time when it comes to the playoffs if this past week’s shutouts of Bayport-Blue Point and Mount Sinai are any indication.
  • East Hampton High School’s depleted football team continued its losing streak at Hampton Bays Saturday, though Joe McKee, its coach, said his charges played well.

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