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  • Coaching positions in half a dozen East Hampton High School sports are at the moment unfilled because of recent resignations.
  • Knowing that my brother-in-law was going to the Kentucky Derby this year, thus forgoing his annual party where he persuades attendees to part with significant sums of money as he, as auctioneer, hypes the virtues of seeming — and, in the end, certifiable — also-rans, I said to Mary, “The good news is we’ll save $300 this week.”
  • A newcomer, Kraig Rau, a 23-year-old software programmer from Centereach, won handily Sunday’s half-marathon on Hither Hills State Park’s trails in Montauk, in 1 hour, 33 minutes, and 18 seconds.
  • Those who come to Sunday’s under-19 rugby game with Rockaway at East Hampton’s Herrick Park “will be pretty surprised,” Kevin Bunce said this week, following more than a month of action.
  • Min Hefner asked if I’d read the article in The Times’s Sunday Review section about the man who came late in life to tennis and advocated it as an ideal aid in extending one’s life.
  • After having dropped three in a row, one of them to a Westhampton Beach team that was a marvel in transition, the East Hampton High School girls lacrosse squad bounced back Monday to defeat Elwood-John Glenn 12-11 in a game that was riveting throughout.
  • Erik Engstrom, who East Hampton High School’s boys cross-country coach, Kevin Barry, has said is the hardest-working and best runner he’s ever mentored, signed a letter of intent at the high school Friday to attend the University of Massachusetts.
  • As he did last year, Nick Lemon, 23, won Saturday’s Bridgehampton Half- Marathon, again leaving the sold-out field in the dust, in 1 hour, 10 minutes, and 40 seconds, slightly slower than his 2015 time — and personal record to date — of 1:10:15.
  • The East Hampton Football Club, despite being pushed around a bit, wound up a 3-0 victor in a Long Island Soccer Football League first division game at the Ross School Sunday afternoon.
  • Just when I thought I knew it all, I was blessed — yes, blessed — the other night to discover that I have a glaring weakness: I cannot hit, when receiving in the deuce court, a serve curved from the far corner.

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