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  • It was a combined slaughter and love fest at the Beehive Saturday afternoon as Bridgehampton’s Killer Bees swatted Stony Brook, avenging a 3-point defeat at the private school on Jan. 12, and as the Bees’ late coach John Niles was remembered in a halftime ceremony attended by Niles’s son Joe and his nephews, Casey and Christian, all of whom had flown up from Myrtle Beach, S.C., last Thursday.
  • The East Hampton High School boys basketball team was to have played its final regular-season game here with Elwood-John Glenn Monday, but snow caused a postponement. Until when, though, was anybody’s guess as of Monday morning.
  • Craig Brierley, East Hampton High’s boys swimming coach, is taking eight competitors to the county swim meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood this Saturday, and Steve Tseperkas, the wrestling coach, is taking Axel Alanis and Josh King to the county tournament at Hofstra University tomorrow.
  • Carl Johnson, who coaches the Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team, said during a conversation Monday that Charles Manning, who transferred from Bridgehampton to Long Island Lutheran this past fall, “is now the best or one of the two best players on that team.”
  • Goethe thought solipsism was the worst sin, and while I think he may have a point there, it is my birthday, and what else can I do but revel in the fact.
  • The East Hampton and Bridgehampton High School boys basketball teams won league titles in games played Tuesday night.
  • East Hampton High School’s boys and girls winter track teams did well at Sunday’s small schools meets at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, especially the girls, who finished ninth — the highest finish their coach, Yani Cuesta, who’s in her 11th year, can remember — among 20 schools.
  • It is Mozart’s birthday as I write this, and that reminds me of what the late Steve Sigler said in an interview I did with him in March 1996, to wit, that Mozart was “all about reconciliation, total reconciliation — no wonder he died at 35.”
  • As of earlier this week, the East Hampton Bonackers and the Bridgehampton Killer Bees were on track to win at least a share of their leagues’ championships.
  • Two South Fork pitchers, Kyle McGowin of Sag Harbor and Chris Pike of Southampton, are about to embark on another year in their minor league baseball careers.

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