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  •    Pat Hand, who coaches East Hampton High School’s bowling team, confessed after Dec. 18’s big win here over Eastport-South Manor, the defending league champion, that she had been pleasantly surprised.
        The Sharks, after all, had been racking up some 1,000-plus-point games, while East Hampton’s best game as of that day had been a 934.

  •    It took about 10 minutes for East Hampton High School’s boys basketball team to warm up in a league game played here on Dec. 19 with Miller Place.
        A steal by Rolando Garces early in the second quarter that Thomas Nelson followed with a fast-break layup, and a subsequent coast-to-coast drive by Garces, following a steal by Nelson, got the blood flowing, and from that point on the Bonackers, who improved to 6-0 as a result of the 60-39 win, were in the driver’s seat.

  •    When I asked her to explain WiFi for me — and, for that matter, anything else that had to do with airy nothing that has found local habitations and names in the Internet, PCs, iPhones, et cetera — Mary was helpful, but not altogether enlightening.
        “It’s all a mystery to me,” I said. “Like the afterlife.”
        “How do you know there is an afterlife?” she said. “At least we know there is such a thing as WiFi.”

  •    East Hampton High School’s young wrestling team bore testimony to its schooling as it won three matches Saturday before losing to Centereach in the Doc Fallot Memorial Duals tournament at Hampton Bays.

  •    Things have been going swimmingly for the East Hampton High School boys and girls basketball teams thus far.
        The boys, 5-0 over all as of Tuesday, had a big win at Mount Sinai Friday, besting the Mustangs, who have a 6-foot-8-inch Division 1-bound center, 65-63.

  •    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.

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