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  • Chris Daily, 58, of Farmingdale and Florida, won Mike Bahel’s Serpent’s Back Duathlon (2.3-mile run, 11.5-mile bike, and 2.3-mile run) in Montauk’s Hither Hills Sunday, in 1 hour and 34 minutes, bettering a longtime rival, Joe Amato, a Pierson High School cross-country coach, by a little less than six minutes.
  • A brigade of 20 or so golf carts shuttled behind U.S.G.A. officials at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club one bright, breezy day last week to view some of the changes made since the U.S. Open was last played there in 2004.
  • The East Hampton High School boys cross-country team, which has been something of a pleasant surprise for its coach, Kevin Barry, has finished the regular season as the league champion, at 6-0, defeating previously unbeaten Shoreham-Wading River at Sunken Meadow on Oct. 3.
  • They say that half of life (maybe more than half) is showing up. Well, I have been showing up, but the teams I’ve expected to cover have not.
  • EventPower’s staff had to step lively this past week inasmuch as it had, because of a slightly high blue-green algae reading in Fort Pond, to cancel the swim legs of Sunday’s three-part triathlon festival in Montauk.
  • I read that Francis Bellamy, the Baptist minister, and socialist, who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance, which first was recited in 1892, had wanted it to read “. . . one nation, indivisible, with equality and fraternity for all” before thinking better of it, given the weight of anti-woman and anti-black sentiment at the time.
  • The junior varsity rugby 7s team that Kevin Bunce coaches fared well, he said, in a tournament in Pelham, N.Y., this past weekend, winning two and losing one.
  • Exhibitioning in some events, which is to say forgoing points that had been won, the East Hampton High School girls swimming team dunked Hauppauge 102-63 at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Monday.
  • Hampton United, the local entry in the Suffolk (over-30) Men’s Soccer League, defeated S.F.C. Newcastle 4-1 on Sunday in a game played in Hampton Bays. Quique Araya, the goalie, said goals were scored by Miguel Munoz (two), Jimmy Bedoya, and Jose Almansa. Romulo Tubatan, the right wing, assisted on Munoz’s goals — “two beautiful crosses,” Araya said.

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