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  • Bill McKee, 60, who began coaching the East Hampton High School boys basketball team six years ago, succeeding Ed Petrie, whose assistant he’d been since 1988, is retiring.
  • All of a sudden, in synchrony with the weather, the sports scene here has brightened, just when I thought it would be yet another silent spring.
  • Spring has sprung and adding to the joy of it all has been the recent resurgences of East Hampton High’s girls lacrosse and softball teams.
  • Paul Annacone, the former world tour professional from East Hampton, who following his successful tennis career went on to coach Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Tim Henman, and Sloane Stephens, said during a conversation at The Star this week that he will take an active part in his and his brother Steve’s camps in Sag Harbor, East Hampton, and Montauk this summer.
  • Nick Lemon, who’s nearing his second anniversary with the Gubbins Running Ahead stores here, continued his local winning streak in all manner of distances by running away with Saturday’s Katy’s Courage 5K in Sag Harbor, in a time of 15 minutes and 10 seconds.
  • Each morning at the hotel we stayed at in Mexico, a question appears on the daily calendar screen, and, serendipitously, the question the first morning was, “How old is the earth?”
  • The East Hampton High School boys tennis team improved to 5-0 in league play here Monday, defeating Shoreham-Wading River 5-2; the girls lacrosse team enjoyed its first win of the season, besting Center Moriches 12-11; the boys track team lost a close one to Sayville, a meet that ended with the visitors taking two of the three relays by comfortable margins, and Mount Sinai, the top-ranked small school in Suffolk, played small ball in shutting out Bonac’s baseball team 6-0.
  • Sunday was a good day for the East Hampton Football Club as its Division 1 Reserves and its main entry in the Long Island Soccer Football League’s first division enjoyed wins over Oceanside United at the Ross School.
  • Playing before a crowd of several hundred, probably the largest gathering one would encounter at an athletic contest here, six indoor soccer teams contended in three futsal finals at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett Saturday night.
  • One of the myths I’ve entertained over the years is that athletes are somehow immune when it comes to what can drag you down.

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