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  •     There was agony and ecstasy to spare this past week as East Hampton’s Little League finalists — boys and girls — duked it out in best-of-three “world series.”
        Tim Garneau’s Indians came from behind to win the 9-10 boys series at the Pantigo Fields on June 11, thanks to a two-out, two-strike walk-off double hit to deep center field by Jackson Baris that treated the Indians to a 6-5 win over Greg Brown’s Orioles.

  •     “We’re going to have to make the course harder,” Mary Ellen Adipietro, the Shelter Island 10K director, said with a laugh on Monday, two days after Simon Ndirangu topped a field of 1,066 finishers in 28 minutes and 37 seconds, setting a new course record. The 26-year-old Kenyan’s time this year was three seconds faster than Alene Reta’s winning time in 2010, when Reta, an Ethiopian, bested by one second his own 2007 record of 28:41.

  •     Leslie Andrews, a former ESPN marketer who at the age of 30 forsook corporate boardrooms for the greener pastures of golf, and who later became a teaching pro and a corporate golf consultant, has, with Adrienne Wax, written a book, “Even Par: How Golf Helps Women Gain the Upper Hand in Business,” which says that working women are handicapping themselves by not taking up the sport.

  •     The I-Tri program for sixth-through-eighth-grade girls in the Springs and Montauk Schools benefited to the tune of about $9,000 from a Turbo-Tri, a triathlon for adults new or relatively new to the sport that was contested Saturday over the same Maidstone Park course the I-Tri girls and others of their peers are to traverse on July 22.

  •    On reading Gavin Menu and Cailin Riley’s pieces on me in The East Hampton Press last week, my ears were burning, my heart was soaring, and my cheek was sticking out when I told my co-workers that it must have been a slow news week.

  •    Jean Carlos Barrientos, an East Hampton High School junior who was one of the stars on the boys soccer team that won the school’s first-ever county championship last fall, was hailed for another reason at the athletic awards dinner on June 6.
        Four days before, Barrientos, who is a cabana boy at the Driftwood ocean resort just west of Hither Hills State Park, had saved a 34-year-old Brooklyn man, Nicola Devito, from drowning.

  •     Ashley West, who led the girls cross-country team for four years and the spring track team for five, and Cameron Yusko, a three-sport athlete who played on six straight league-champion golf teams and on one Long Island-championship team, were honored at East Hampton High School’s athletic awards dinner June 6 as recipients of the Paul Yuska award given to the senior class’s top athletes.

  •     Ryan Siebert, a 20-year-old from Patchogue, who was third last year, won Saturday’s Robert Aaron memorial triathlon in Montauk in one hour, 52 minutes, and 46.5 seconds.
        The young winner, who competed in his first triathlon when he was 10, topped a field of 525 finishers, bettering last year’s time by about three minutes.

  •    If you believe that a multimillionaire who did well for a small group of wealthy investors by putting money creation ahead of job creation actually is a champion of the middle class, I’ve got a fridge I’d like to sell you — one whose vertical freezer section we can’t get into.

  •     It had all come down to this: Bottom of the seventh in a scoreless game, two outs, base runners at the corners, the count 1-2 on Pierson’s ace and number-two hitter, Colman Vila.
        And heeeere’s the pitch . . . a change curve into the dirt, Vila waves at it in vain, the umpire signals strike three . . . and Pierson wins the Long Island Class C championship 1-0!

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