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  • Rebecca Kuperschmid, who plays number-one singles for the East Hampton High School girls tennis team, assured herself of a berth in the coming county individual tournament by making it to the quarterfinal round of the division tourney this week.
  • Teresa Schirrippa, a four-sport athlete when she was at East Hampton High School, has been playing tackle football and flag football for the past 13 years, and, at the age of 31, by which time most athletes have lost a step, she continues to go flat-out.
  • Marcelo Marchan, a native of Ecuador who used to play for the East Hampton-Bayberry championship men’s soccer team, and, under the Black Dog banner, is a builder here, has begun an ambitious youth soccer academy that is offering clinics for 4-through-6-year-olds and training for 7-through-12-year-olds at the Springs School this month with the idea of entering teams in Long Island’s Junior Soccer League come the spring.
  • The last best hope for America, I’ve always thought, lay with the Kennedys, whose spirit was of the sort that would get us working with each other and for each other, but that was a long time ago, and, yes, in a different country.
  • Carl Johnson remembers how it was when, at the age of 9 or 10, he first went to the summer pickup games at the Bridgehampton Child Care Center on the Sag Harbor Turnpike.
  • Two thousand runners and triathletes competed here this past weekend in races held Saturday and Sunday.
  • Had I met Larry Brown at the pickup games the other night, I would, had I not been barred at the gates — “No media,” they said, though, looking about, it seemed I was the sole medium around — have told him that were he to coach here I intended to become the legal guardian of our 10 and 7-year-old basketball-crazed grandsons who live in Perrysburg, Ohio.
  • As for Saturday’s football game here with Greenport-Southold-Mattituck, i.e., the North Fork team, there was little to write home about.
  • David Brooks wrote the other day about the lack of trust in our society, and how corrosive that is when it comes to a thriving democracy.
  • Joey McKee, who coaches East Hampton High School’s football team, told his players at the end of Saturday night’s 30-9 loss here to Wyandanch, Bonac’s homecoming opponent, to hold their heads high.

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