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  • Cory Lillie, when asked Saturday how his high school-age ice hockey team was doing at the Buckskill Winter Club, said, “We need a goalie.”
  • As the East Hampton High School varsity boys swimming team continues to sail along, so, too, does its de facto feeder program, the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Hurricanes, which, at the midway point of the season, can boast of four national meet qualifiers thus far — Maggie Purcell, Ethan McCormac, Julia Brierley, and Sophia Swanson.
  • East Hampton High’s boys basketball team, which was to have played back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday as a result of last Thursday’s blizzard, enjoyed an easy 71-49 win here on Jan. 2 over Sayville, a win that Dan White, the coach, attributed primarily to improved defensive play.
  • The food pantries in East Hampton, Wainscott, Springs, and Amagansett are to split the more than $10,000 in proceeds from the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge at East Hampton’s Main Beach, Vicki Littman, who chairs the East Hampton Food Pantry, said earlier this week.
  • In rugby it would have been a try, a score, but no, in football, it seems, if you catch the ball and then put it over the line with your hands — as in touch it down — it doesn’t count as a touchdown.
  • Pretty much everyone — everyone who dared to plunge in, which wasn’t many — agreed prior to the New Year’s Day plunges at East Hampton’s Main Beach and, later, at Beach Lane in Wainscott that, temperature-wise, it was the most daunting of these events since they began in 1999.
  • Dennis Fabiszak, the executive director of the East Hampton Library, who is also an ultra runner, recently repeated as the winner of a 100-mile race near Cape Canaveral.
  • In boys basketball games in the latter part of December, East Hampton High’s team was fun to watch in two of them, though not so much fun to watch in the third, played here Friday with East Islip, the League V leader at the moment at 5-0.
  • A large sculpture across the street from my window reminds me of a pork chop, and pork chops remind me of foodstuffs which, while tasty, aren’t necessarily good for me.
  • There will be ocean plunges Monday at Gurney’s Resort in Montauk, at Main Beach in East Hampton Village, and at Beach Lane in Wainscott.

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