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  •    The East Hampton High School boys swimming team and the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton
    RECenter Hurricanes enjoyed productive outings in pools this past week.
        While the boys, coached by Craig Brierley, lost 102-79 at Sayville, “we put up some good times,” said the coach, who added that “we’re not in our racing phase yet — we’re concentrating on building up our endurance. The other coach said afterward that he was ‘a little nervous,’ that he didn’t expect us to be so strong.”

  •    The East Hampton High School bowling team was said to be “on fire” in a recent published report, and Pat Hand, the team’s coach, acknowledged during a conversation this past week that that was so.
        Going into Tuesday’s match here with Eastport-South Manor, a team that has had some 1,000-point-plus games, East Hampton was 4-0.

  •    Sherrye Henry recently announced by way of e-mail that the $40,000 needed to underwrite the Artists-Writers Game exhibition at Guild Hall next summer had been raised, and from only three sources — Mort Zuckerman ($20,000), who reportedly bought U.S. News and World Report so he could have a column and pitch for the Writers, Barnes & Noble ($15,000), and the Shana Alexander Foundation ($5,000).

  •    While she is technically conversant, Marie Minnick, were she a child again, wouldn’t be sitting inside playing video games or such, she would be outdoors.
        “I was out playing in Central Park all the time when I was a kid,” the longtime platform tennis pro said during a recent conversation. “We used to roller-skate, we played stoop ball . . . hopscotched, we’d sled, ride horses. . . .”

  •    This past fall was a breakout season for the East Hampton High School boys and girls cross-country teams.
        Kevin Barry, the boys coach, recently said that although he had the youngest team in the county, it was the best squad he’d had in five years, and, in time, might well prove to be the best he’s had in a decade.

  •     Connor Miller and James Lock shared the Montauk Rugby Club’s player of the year award at the club’s holiday dinner at Page at 63 Main restaurant in Sag Harbor on Friday.
        Miller, a 23-year-old inside center who was a wrestler in high school and college, and the English-born Lock, who is in his early 30s, were key factors in the Sharks’ 6-1 fall season, a finish that resulted in their receiving a bye in the first round of this coming spring’s regional playoffs.

  •    BookHampton has a daily quiz now, and so I thought why oughtn’t I to have one too.
        Which Shakespearean characters said:
        1. “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”
        2. “For in a minute there are many days.”
        3. “It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way.”

  •    As the result of semifinal-round victories, Maidstone Market, the nine-time defending champion, and Tortorella Pools were to have met once again in a Wednesday evening 7-on-7 championship game at East Hampton’s Herrick Park earlier this week.
        The same teams vied in the summer final in August, with the Market coming out on top 3-1.

  •    Three watermen, Scott Bradley, Ed Cashin, and Fred Doss — and one waterwoman, Shelter Island’s Amanda Clark, a two-time Olympic sailor — were among the honorees at Monday’s Old Montauk Athletic Club holiday dinner.

  •     The East Hampton High School boys and girls basketball teams began their seasons on the right foot this past week as the boys, thanks to a 20-4 third quarter, reeled in the Eastport-Manor Sharks, and as Ashley Rojas, in cool-cookie fashion, made both ends of a one-and-one in the final seconds to defeat Westhampton Beach 31-29.

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