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  •     The East Hampton High School boys swimming team left Harborfields far in its wake at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s pool on Jan. 15.

        The reported score was 91-74, though the Bonackers, coached by Craig Brierley and Brian Cunningham, “exhibitioned,” which is to say forwent points, in some events.

  •     Lucas Escobar, who’s been wrestling at 120 pounds for the East Hampton High School wrestling team, improved his record to 24-1 on Saturday as he won four matches (three by pin) on the way to the 120-pound championship at the Mattituck invitational.

        It was the senior’s second tournament championship this season.

  •     Of course when I said, on my return from San Pancho, Mexico, “Let the games begin,” I didn’t know a blizzard was imminent, which caused the cancellation of just about everything over this past week, except for the skating at Buckskill and the Gin Rummy games which Mary seems to invariably win, even as she says I am an astute card player.

  •     Pierson (Sag Harbor) High School’s boys and girls basketball teams were leading their leagues as of Monday, the Whaler boys, who won three games last week, with a 6-1 record, and the girls with a mark of 4-1.

        Both teams are Class C-enrollment schools in the sport.

  •     The East Hampton High School wrestling team on Jan. 8 won its first league dual meet in two years by defeating Amityville 45-34, thanks to four forfeits by the Warriors and to a clutch performance by a freshman, Ivan Guazhambo, at 106 pounds.

  •     Howard Wood, after having lowered himself somewhat painfully into a chair — “back trouble,” he explained — smiled as he checked the scorebook following the East Hampton-Mount Sinai girls basketball game here on Jan. 7.

        “Ah, that’s what I like to see,” said the former pro, relishing the balanced scoring: Jackie Messemer and Ali Harned, each with 12 points, Merissa Gilbert with 10, and Sophia DePasquale with 8.

  •     The East Hampton High School boys swimming team, which, while strong, must yield up to 13 points in away meets to teams that have divers, lost twice last week, at Hauppauge and at West Islip, though both meets, said East Hampton’s coach, Craig Brierley, were exciting.

        The Bonackers lost 109-74 to Hauppauge, and 52-49 to West Islip. Absent the diving points, East Hampton would still have lost to Hauppauge, but would have bested West Islip.

  •     Borrowing from one of the books I’ve been reading lately (though not in the order presented), I would say that purgatory would best describe how it was getting to the small town of San Pancho, in Mexico; that being there was paradise, and that coming back was hell.

        Flying is such an ordeal these days that your destination damn well better be paradisiacal in order to justify the great annoyances you’ve got to undergo.

  •     Saturday was as beautiful a day as you’d want for skating, and consequently the Buckskill Winter Club’s rink was bustling.

        As Tim Luzadre and several assistants ran a surprisingly skilled group of 9-and-under boys through junior hockey drills, Joanne Doran, who also oversees tennis there from April through early November, spoke of the club’s winter programs.

  •     Paul Frediani, an advocate of long-distance open water swimming and a trainer for the past 25 years who, before that, became a highly paid model after winning a Golden Gloves title in California, was happy to hear during a conversation at his home in Springs the other day that his visitor, while pushing 74, remained physically active.

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