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  • A fleet of 24 boats contending in the North American JY-15 championships sailed 10 races mostly over windward-leeward courses in Sag Harbor last weekend.
  •     Though the East Hampton High School football team lost 53-13 to fourth-place Comsewogue here Saturday, there were several things to write home about in the second quarter, to wit an 80-yard touchdown pass in which the quarterback, Cort Heneveld, and Pete Vaziri combined, an onsides kick fumble recovery by Juan Varon, and an interception by Sergio Betancur.

  • Continuing to roll Saturday, the Montauk Rugby Club upended the Met Union’s Division II leader, Danbury, by a convincing score of 25-7.
  • Harry de Leyer, “the Galloping Grandfather” who is now a great-grandfather as well, spent four hours here at East End Stables Saturday afternoon.
  •     God forbid that the super-rich should pay at the same rate as the middle class — a terrible thing for investment, never mind the fact that businesses are said to be flush with cash and that a slight hike in the upper rate in the Clinton years produced no slowdown at all.

  •     Although the football team was blanked 39-0 by Eastport-South Manor under the lights here Saturday night, there were enough good sporting results inside and outside that day to fuel East Hampton High’s homecoming spirits.

  •     One thousand seven hundred and thirty-six runners crossed the finish line behind the Springs School Saturday — 336 marathoners, 1,279 half-marathoners, and 121 contenders in the 5K.
        A 25-year-old California mathematician by way of Washington, D.C., Shaun Maguire, won the marathon in 2 hours, 44 minutes, and 46 seconds. Chris Koegel, the defending champion, who experienced Achilles problems about 10 miles into the 26.2-mile race, was the runner-up, in 2:52:19.

  •     The Montauk Rugby Club, playing before a large crowd at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on Saturday afternoon, defeated the Princeton Athletic Club 42-27 to improve its Met Union record to 2-0.
        The Sharks got off to a quick start and led 22-10 at the half, but let up a bit in the second half before finishing strong.

  • After having drunk deep of some amazingly smooth White Lightning corn liquor that my wife’s cousin, who was visiting us for a few days last week, had brought along from Virginia, I managed after a while on the first night to attain to such a level of incoherence that he, suddenly fixing me with a quizzical gaze, asked what exactly my point was.
        “. . . Whaaa?”
        “What’s your point? What are you trying to say?”

  •     Used to fielding perennial powerhouses, Kathy McGeehan, East Hampton High School’s girls volleyball coach, may have one again, though this fall, because the team is young — there are four ninth graders who are making significant contributions and three sophomores — she will in all likelihood be able to savor the satisfaction that comes from watching her players grow over the course of the campaign.