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  • While Monday wasn’t homecoming — this coming weekend is — it seemed as if it were: Five of East Hampton High School’s teams played here that day, with three of them, girls volleyball, field hockey, and boys soccer, winning, and with two of them, girls tennis, which had been undefeated, and junior varsity football, losing.
  • The East Hampton High School girls swimming team and the junior varsity football team each lost season openers Friday, though discounting the 13 points awarded for diving, Craig Brierley’s girls would have defeated Connetquot, the home team, which wound up a 93-88 winner.
  • Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, has had to deal with fall northeasters and rain in the past, but never so much with the heat.
  • Joe Vas, East Hampton’s athletic director, was upbeat as he spoke this past week of the large turnouts most of the fall sports teams have enjoyed, of coaching changes that ought to further strengthen various programs, and of work that is to begin soon to improve the varsity baseball and softball fields.
  • “My head is swimming,” I said during some recent long-distance swims in Sag Harbor, referring not just to that early morning’s hyperactivity, but to the summer here in general, which found me either up and out at dawn or during the cocktail hour at a baseball, soccer, or slow-pitch game.
  • Sunday’s Mighty Hamptons Triathlon, a memorial to the late Steve Tarpinian, was won by a first-timer, Andrew Kalley, 35, of New York City, in 2 hours, 7 minutes, and 42 seconds.
  • Men’s slow-pitch came back to the Terry King ball field in Amagansett this spring following a five-year absence during which many of Amagansett’s former players swelled the numbers in Montauk’s bar league.
  • I know I’m repeating myself, but it was a while ago — in the mid-’70s, I think — when I last rhapsodized about keeping your eye on the ball.
  • Several of East Hampton High’s fall sports teams saw action in the past week.
  • Isabella Tarbet broke a toe on “something” in the surf the day before an ocean lifeguard test that she wanted to take this summer, but it’s all right now, as she proved in the Great Bonac 5K in Springs Monday, finishing fifth among the females in Great Bonac’s 5K.

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