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  •    Now is the time for all worthy nominees to come the attention of East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame committee, its chairman, Jim Nicoletti, said in so many words during a conversation Friday.
        “We want to keep the momentum going,” said Nicoletti, who oversaw the induction of the Hall’s first class at homecoming weekend last September, a day he aptly described at the time as “one of the greatest days in Bonac sports history.”

  •     Thomas Brierley and Trevor Mott, the first members of East Hampton High School’s boys swimming team ever to qualify for state meet competition, did well at this past weekend’s open meet at Webster-Schroeder High School outside Rochester.

  •    I’ve written of love recently, and of death. Is anything left? Ah, yes, Downton Abbey!
        We were without it for 24 hours during the blizzard, our Cablevision wire having been downed by heavy limbs, and I’m telling you the wait was torturous. There’s only so much reading you can do.

  •    Karin Padden, who lives on one of Montauk’s high hills, said during a recent conversation that she had decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, “the world’s tallest free-standing mountain,” as a way of celebrating her 50th birthday.
        It was also her way of saying that she, who has experienced much grief in the past several years, including the death of her husband, Robert M. Padden on Nov. 10, 2010, continues to love life and is not one to shrink from challenges.    

  •    Carl Johnson, who coaches the Bridgehampton High School boys basketball team, said before Saturday’s county B-C-D playoff game at Longwood that while he knew he probably shouldn’t, he was viewing the encounter with Babylon as “a glorified scrimmage.”
        The Bees, after all, had already won what was for them the main event, the county Class D title, and weren’t scheduled to play again in the state tourney until March 6.

  •     Tom Cohill, the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter aquatics director, who coaches the Y’s youth swim team, the Hurricanes, took two of his long-distance competitors, Trevor Mott and Georgie Bogetti, to the Senior Metropolitan championships at Lehman College in the Bronx this past weekend, and was duly impressed by their performances.

  •     A sportswriter in search of something to write about Sunday morning, this being the depths of winter, stopped off first at the Buckskill Winter Club where Joanne Doran, the manager and figure skating director, told him of a number of new offerings there, after which he swung by Sportime’s Arena in Amagansett for a talk with its manager, Mike Ritsi, Tyler Jarvis, and Bob Nicholson, whose 9-year-old son, Brett, plays on four traveling roller hockey teams, including a 17-and-under squad.

  •    This day, with the sun glistening off the snow, is all the more beautiful because of the storm we’ve been through, a storm that was as punishing as the forecasters had said.

  •    The day of the league boys swimming meet, Craig Brierley and his son Thomas met with Sinead FitzGibbon, a well-respected physical therapist and endurance athlete here, concerning a sore shoulder.
        “An M.R.I. showed a minor stress fracture,” the elder Brierley said, “but Sinead said he was good to go. If she hadn’t given us the green light, I was prepared to shut him down. Strengthening exercises with her and stroke correction with me — as a coach your form is never good enough — should do it.”

  •    Shelter Island had a chance last Thursday to hail the first county-championship boys basketball team the tiny school district has ever had.
        When told of the possibility after Bridgehampton’s 53-40 win in the county Class D final at Westhampton Beach High School, Carl Johnson, the Killer Bees’ coach, who has played on and coached state-championship teams, said, “I’m glad they didn’t do it against me!”

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