Lucas Escobar, the East Hampton High School senior who wrestles at 120 pounds, improved his record to 30-2, defeating five opponents, four of them in Saturday’s invitational tournament at Port Jefferson.
These wins give him 93 for his career, seven short of joining Eric Kaufman, who’s in East Hampton’s Hall of Fame, in “the century club.”
“The curse of poverty has no justification in our age,” wrote Martin Luther King Jr. in a book, “Where Do We Go From Here — Chaos or Community?” that was written in 1967, and into which I dip every year around this time.
He said that almost 50 years ago, when there were three social classes in this country. Now, it’s pretty much fair to say there are two, the gap between them continuing relentlessly to widen.