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  • We were sitting on a narrow, pleasantly crowded fine-sand beach in Naples, Fla., the other day, reading our books under an umbrella as walkers paraded by, one of whom caught my eye, wearing as he was black shorts and his long black hair tied back.

    What made him come up to us I forget, though it seemed apt. I told him I was reading a book on Zen Buddhism, and he said that that was good, and that — according to Mary’s recall — he liked to propound too much to be a Buddhist.

  • Bridgehampton High School’s Killer Bees found themselves back in the honey Saturday as they breezed by the defending state Class D champion, New York Mills, 62-49.

    It was the ninth state championship for Bridgehampton, which has 40-some students in its high school, and its first since 1998. Only Mount Vernon, with 10, has more state titles than the Bees, who can reasonably be expected, given the fact that this year’s edition comprised underclassmen, to return to the Glens Falls Civic Center next year.

  • When early in the second quarter of Friday’s state Class D boys basketball semifinal Bridgehampton’s taller opponent, undefeated Moriah, opened up a 10-point lead thanks to a 3-pointer and a subsequent two-handed dunk by the Vikings’ 6-foot-5-inch guard, Taylor Slattery, and a fast-break layup that succeeded an errant 3-point try by Charles Manning Jr., things did not look good for the fabled Killer Bees, who were making their first appearance at the Glens Falls Civic Center in 17 years.

  • Bridgehampton High's Killer Bees won their ninth New York State Class D championship in Glen Falls Saturday.
  • Bridgehampton High's Killer Bees won their state Class D semifinal in Glen Falls Friday, riding the crest of a 31-9 fourth quarter to a 68-50 victory over the 23-0 Moriah Vikings of Port Henry. The championship game will be played on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
  • While I pay our bills every month, I tend not to follow through with the controversial kind, leaving those annoying back-and-forth agons to Mary, who the other day held my feet to the fire when a hefty one from Southampton Hospital came in.

    Over all, I think it came to $34,000 or so — for a few hours in the emergency room and an overnight stay. The insurance company paid some of it, but that left about $6,000 as the insured’s responsibility.

  • With Charles Manning Jr., who had a triple-double, leading the way, the Bridgehampton Killer Bees breezed to a 60-39 victory over Livingston Manor in the New York State Class D Southeast regional high school boys basketball championship game at Suffolk Community College-Selden Friday.

    Thus, for the first time since 1998, Bridgehampton, which is tied with Mount Vernon, a Class AA school, when it comes to state championships won, each with eight, is sending a team upstate.

  • The newly formed East Hampton Booster Club’s first event, Joe Vas, Bonac’s athletic director, said this week, took the form of a shovel brigade at the high school track and turf field on March 8, in which an estimated 45 volunteers participated.

    “We can’t shovel the snow off the softball and baseball fields, because of the grass, but we’re hoping for rain and then the sun to get rid of the snow,” the A.D. said while talking of spring sports Friday morning.

  • Honora Herlihy, who with Lee White is a housing coordinator for the Montauk Mustangs, which debuted last year in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, is seeking families to host about a dozen of the Mustangs’ players this summer.

    “Housing players in America’s collegiate summer baseball leagues is a perennial problem,” Brett Mauser, the H.C.B.L.’s president, said. “Even Cape Cod faces that challenge. Simply put, the host families are the backbone of summer baseball — without them these leagues wouldn’t exist.”

  • The recently played adult roller hockey league championship game at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett was won by Tyler Jarvis’s Blue team, which bested the top-seeded White team 10-3.

    “It was close through the first two periods,” said Brian Rubenstein, one of the White team’s stalwarts, “but then Tyler took over.”

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