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  •     There is reason to believe that the East Hampton High School football program, assuming it is not forced to move back up into the black-and-blue third division, is in the process of turning itself around.

  •     The East Hampton High School golf team last week won the League VIII tournament, which was played at the long, hilly Rock Hill public course in Manorville, and the girls tennis team finished its season as a semifinalist in the county team tournament.

  •     I’ve been through hell — as it was envisioned by Dante — and it doesn’t strike me as being too different from much of life as we know it (though there are many arresting phantasmagorical special effects).

  •    The East Hampton High School football team extended its win streak to two in Riverhead Saturday, defeating McGann-Mercy 34-13 after overcoming a rather sluggish start.

        R.J. Notel, a senior who rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns, and who made 12 tackles and blocked an extra point, agreed afterward that it was a far more pleasant feeling to win than to lose.

  •     “Maybe this is the beginning of a new streak,” Claude Beudert, who coaches East Hampton High School’s golf team, said this week in relaying the news that his team had finished the season tied for first place with Southampton, each at 9-1, despite the fact that it is not led by a star this year, as it has been in recent years past.

  •     The East Hampton High School boys soccer team continued to roll Monday, defeating Amityville 3-0 thanks to goals by Nick West, Camillo Godoy, and Nick Quiroz.

        The win improved the Bonackers, who long ago clinched a playoff berth, to 11-1 in league play. Presumably the two-time defending county Class A champions will receive that bracket’s top seed again. The eighth seeded Class A team is to play at the top seed in a first-round game next Thursday at 2 p.m.

  •     I’m in the eighth ditch of the eighth circle of Hell now, with the falsifiers. Today it would probably not be so populous a place, for relatively few of us moderns can claim to know the truth (thus how could we falsify it) enveloped as we are in cosmic molasses.

  •     A league championship was on the line at Cedar Point Park on Oct. 8, and, as the East Hampton High School boys’ coach, Kevin Barry, expected, the visiting team, Shoreham-Wading River, would prevail. They had only lost three meets in the past 13 years and were the eighth-ranked team in the state, he said.

  •     Eleven individual honorees, two coaches who were also athletic directors, and two teams were inducted into East Hampton High School’s Hall Of Fame Saturday.

        The teams were the undefeated, once-tied 1965 football team coached by the late Gary Golden, which boasted the best defense in Suffolk County, and the 1976-77 boys basketball team coached by Ed Petrie that was the Southeast Regional champion (a state champion in effect).

  •     The East Hampton High School golf team was to have played for at least a share of the league championship at Westhampton Beach Tuesday — an outcome made possible by East Hampton’s defeat of the former front-runner, Southampton, at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett on Oct. 9.

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