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  • Kevin Bunce continues to be excited about the under-19 rugby side he’s been coaching — a side, by the way, that has yet to be defeated in three or four outings, the latest of which was Saturday at Stony Brook University, where his 7’s team ran over its North Shore Rugby Club’s counterparts 55-5.
  • Spurred on by a phalanx of Bleacher Creatures, a buoying crowd that included football and girls volleyball players, the East Hampton High School boys volleyball team overcame an 0-2 deficit to force a decisive fifth set in a firstround Class B playoff match at Sayville last Thursday.
  • East Hampton High’s fall coaches named the following as their m.v.p.s at an awards ceremony in the high school’s auditorium Monday night.
  • “I’ve got no one left to root for,” I said to Rob Balnis during a workout at East End Physical Therapy the other day. “First the Pirates, then the Mets, then the Steelers. . . .”

    Then, knowing he’s an ardent Buckeye fan, I added, “Maybe I’ll root for Ohio State. . . .”

  • The fight to retain Lou Reale as East Hampton High School’s girls softball coach continues.
  • I bought recently for our 6-year old granddaughter “D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths,” and then started reading Robert Graves’s encyclopedic version of them, only to realize that while vastly imaginative they are bloody as hell too, to put it mildly.
  • The postseason went swimmingly for three of East Hampton High’s 10 fall sports entries this past week as the boys cross-country team outleaned BayportBlue Point, as it were, by 1 point, for its first league and division championships since 2002, as Stephen Kane and Turner Foster finished first and third in the League VIII golf tournament, and as the girls swimming team posted three statequalifying times in finishing a close second to Sayville (first if the tally were limited solely to the swimming events) in the League II meet at Hauppauge High School.
  • As did the varsity, East Hampton High School’s junior varsity football team finished the season Saturday at 26, but, as opposed to the varsity, on a high note, a very high note given its 50-8 rout of Wyandanch.
  • Ryan Pilla, “the Car Doctor,” who set a world speed record for Mazda MX5s on Utah’s Bonneville Flats in 2011, a four-cylinder record that still stands, recently won for the third straight year a Sports Car Club of America national championship in the same type of car at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.
  • Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller, the defending 7-on-7 men’s soccer champion, continued undefeated in fall season play at East Hampton’s Herrick Park Monday night by besting, even though it played most of the game a man down, F.C. Tuxpan 3-1.

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