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  • Playing back-to-back games this past weekend, the Montauk Rugby Club won both, capping its first undefeated Met Union season since 2005.
  •     Bettering her division meet time by nine seconds, Dana Cebulski, East Hampton High’s freshman phenom, placed fifth in the county Class B girls race at Sunken Meadow State Park Friday, a finish that enabled her to become the first female runner from Bonac ever to advance to the state meet in the sport, whose program was begun here in 1991.
        Also as a result, she was named to the all-county second team, another “first.”

  •     The East Hampton High School girls swimming team placed third in the league meet at Hauppauge High School Friday, behind Sayville-Bayport-Blue Point and Harborfields, a result with which Bonac’s coach, John McGeehan, was not displeased, though absent the diving — an event in which East Hampton does not compete — the girls would have been in first place following the seventh event, the 100-yard freestyle.

  •     East Hampton High’s girls and boys volleyball teams were ousted from the playoffs this past week, though they went grudgingly, not gently, into the off-season.
        On Monday here, Danny Weaver’s boys team went the distance with Sayville, a team it had beaten twice before, before losing 26-24 in the fifth.

  •     My sister said the other night that she was feeling a bit low, and attributed the feeling to “the changing seasons.”
        I commiserated, saying I too felt a certain sadness this time of year, what with everything that had once been green and flourishing falling into the sere, the yellow leaf. And then, adding to the atmospherics, I began to hum a few bars of “Autumn Leaves.”

  •     The East Hampton High School boys and girls cross-country teams have, according to their coaches, Kevin Barry and Diane O’Donnell, enjoyed “breakthrough” seasons.

  •     Girls soccer, the first of East Hampton High’s teams to play in the postseason this week, thrilled its fans here Monday, defeating Westhampton Beach 4-3, thus coming out on top in the decade-old program’s first-ever playoff appearance.

  •     The postseason was to have commenced in earnest this week for seven of the nine East Hampton High School teams that earned berths in them.
        Only football, which bowed out at 0-8 in the foulest of foul weather here Saturday, and field hockey came up short.
        Girls tennis last week turned in a surprisingly good effort in a 5-2 second-round loss to the eventual county champion, Half Hollow Hills East.

  •     A United States International Tennis Federation senior tennis team on which two locals, Frank Ackley and Vinnie Horcasitas, played recently won the Amigos Cup in Merida, Mexico.
        Ackley, Horcasitas, and Mark Harrison, who, in the summer, is the head pro at the East Hampton Tennis Club, played together in the same tournament two years ago, but the Mexicans successfully argued then that they should keep the Cup even though Hurricane Ida, with Mexico holding a slim 6-4 lead, had forced the cancellation of 50 of the scheduled 60 matches.

  •     Putting my money where my mouth was I redistributed a chunk of my wealth this past weekend in the city, living large, as it were, and tipping lavishly, though remaining all the while humble and thankful for my good fortune — a pluralist despite exceptionalist tendencies.
        At the Oyster Bar, and having ordered six Blue Points and six round ones from Maine, I knew that while I was no Diamond Jim Brady, I was blessed — all the more so because Mary, who I had thought would be sharing, contented herself with shrimp.

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