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  •     Outnumbered, outweighed, and outplayed, the East Hampton High School football team took a drubbing in its home opener Saturday, losing 42-7 to Kings Park, which in turn had been routed the week before by Islip.
        And “drubbing” is not overstating the case: Three Bonackers went down that day, Ryan Joudeh, a running back, by way of a sprained ankle, and two — Dan Barros, arguably the team’s best defender, and Cortland Heneveld, its sophomore quarterback — by way of concussions.

  •     At last, Diane O’Donnell thinks she’s got a girls cross-country team able to make some noise, a team headed by a hard-working senior, Ashley West, and a fleet freshman, Dana Cebulski.
        But it takes more than two to score in cross-country. You need a pack of goers as well, and O’Donnell thinks she has that in Jen DiSunno, Kerry Kaestner, Emma Newburger, and Brittany Rivkind, who all ran 25-something in the Peconic Invitational meet at Southampton’s Red Creek Park last Thursday.

  • Saturday will be crammed sports-wise what with the fifth running of the Hamptons Marathon, a home rugby game, and a full schedule of East Hampton High School homecoming contests.
  •     There is a fellow who often has his hand out for a ride from Damark’s to the village on Thursday morning at the time I go to work, and perhaps he’s begun dreading the sight of me pulling over to give him a lift, for it gives me a chance to practice my Spanish.
        “Ah! Ahora puedo practicar mi espanol!” I said in opening the passenger side door for him this morning.

  •     The 30th anniversary of the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon, which debuted in 1982 with a number of the then-new sport’s elite competitors, including three Hawaiian Ironman champions, was celebrated at Long Beach in Noyac Sunday by a field almost five times as large as the first one, bearing out John Howard’s prediction that first year that participatory sports were the future.

  •     The story of how Harry de Leyer came to ride Snowman, a plow horse he rescued from the glue factory at the cost of $80 in 1956, to national show jumping championships is one of this country’s most compelling sports stories.

  •     With 29 players on its roster, among them a number of athletes who’ve made their marks in other sports such as football, lacrosse, and wrestling — even baseball — the Montauk Rugby Club has great expectations for the Met Union’s Division II fall season.
        The side tied for fourth in the eight-team league last year, missing out on the playoffs by one point. The team that went to the playoffs, North Jersey, fell to the Sharks in a division opener Saturday by a score of 42-36.

  •     East Hampton High’s boys soccer team got its season off on the right foot, besting Mattituck, the defending Long Island Class B champion, 4-0 in a nonleaguer played at the North Fork school’s field Saturday.
        The game was East Hampton’s first in the Bridgehampton National Bank East End Cup tournament, a tourney contested by 10 teams that Mattituck won last year (as it had the previous two years as well).

  •     “It was Tuesday late,” Irene Silverman began in recounting her hole in one, the sole one of the summer at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett.
        The scene: the par 3, 143-yard ninth hole on Sept. 6.
        The pairing: Irene and her husband, Sidney.
        The gallery: no one.

  •     It wasn’t just the boys soccer team that began its season on the right foot: East Hampton High’s girls team on Friday, behind the scoring of Raffi Franey (two goals) and Amanda Seekamp, and the goaltending of Kathryn Hess, shut out McGann-Mercy 3-0 in a nonleague game played at the Riverhead school.