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  •    It was made official Monday: The East Hampton High School softball team, by virtue of its 11-9 loss at Sayville, was knocked out of playoff contention.
        Thus, it’s the first time in his 20-year tenure here that East Hampton’s mentor, Lou Reale — one of the winningest coaches in the state — will not be at Bonac’s helm in the postseason.

  •    The Old Montauk Athletic Club’s new president, Sharon McCobb, said during a conversation the other day that her chief goal was “to get people to know what our organization is.”
        “I’m surprised that after more than a decade people still don’t know what OMAC does: We’re a small grassroots organization that helps through modest grants, of $500 to $1,000 or so, to promote a healthy athletic way of life here, especially among young people.”

  •     The East Hampton High School boys track team, which had not had a win in three years, got two in its last meets of the season to finish at 2-4. Meanwhile, the girls, while they went winless this spring, acquitted themselves well in an 84-64 loss at Westhampton Beach on May 7.
        The next day, Bonac’s boys defeated their Westhampton counterparts here 78-63.

  •    Mary said on our return from the Dominican Republic that she didn’t much like my phone greeting, in which I say, “I’m either kicking the can down the road, pushing up daisies, or angling for a promotion,” especially the pushing-up-daisies part. And so, I’ve just changed it to “I’m either racing with the moon, running on empty, or jogging my memory . . . please leave a message.”

  •    The East Hampton High School boys track team, as its coach had predicted, won its first meet in three years at Elwood-John Glenn on April 30, by a score of 87-54.
        The Bonackers, coached by Chris Reich and Luis Morales, have been putting up points this season, but until the 30th hadn’t managed to win one.

  •    It’s all coming down to this: If the East Hampton High School softball team does not make the playoffs this season — which as of this week was a possibility — it will be the first time in Lou Reale’s 20-year coaching tenure here that that will have happened.

  •    Two mothers of I-Tri girls have become so inspired by the changes they’ve seen in their adolescent daughters as the result of having joined the triathletic mentoring program now in its fourth year that they’ve decided to train together when they can for I-Tri’s chief fund-raiser, the ‘Turbo Tri’ for adults, that’s to be held at Maidstone Park in Springs on June 15.

  •    The big news as far as East Hampton High School sports was concerned last week lay in the fact that the boys tennis team defeated the league-champion Ross School 4-3 here on May 1.
        Ross and Westhampton Beach finished with 10-2 records, though Ross defeated the Hurricanes both times they played. It was the fourth straight year that the private school has won the league championship.

  •    Well, it’s official: Spring has arrived. For Sebastian Gorgone, it was heralded by the arrival at Gerard Drive of squid-chasing bluefish; for me it announced itself in the form of a deer tick latched onto my upper left shoulder.
        A day later, Peter Siefken finished the job that I’d somewhat botched, though I did remember to take two antibiotic pills, as he had recommended, soon after making the discovery. The potent pills made me feel wretched, though anything’s better than having Lyme disease, which messes with your brain.

  •    When Diane Lamb, a master teacher from Lincoln, Neb., asked following a golf clinic she gave for a dozen South Fork physical education teachers at East Hampton High School last week which school wanted to be the first in Suffolk to avail its students of the national First Tee program, designed to teach kids golf and life lessons, John Foster’s hand shot up.

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