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  •    Six sixth-grade girls from the Springs School enthusiastically underwent an hourlong workout, using the TRX straps and mats at the Epic Strength and Conditioning studio adjacent to the Maidstone Market last Thursday.
        The workout, provided gratis by Epic’s four personal trainer partners, Alex Posada, Christian Pena, Jorge Alvarado, and Stephany Brito, was intended to help prepare these newest members of the ever-growing I-Tri adolescent girls empowerment program for a youth triathlon that is to be held at Maidstone Park on July 14.

  •    Things went a bit better for East Hampton High School’s teams this past week.
        The softball team as of Monday was riding the crest of a three-game winning streak (all shutouts) during which Lou Reale’s crew outscored the opposition 38-0.
        Still, Reale was not ready to say his young team, whose record, he said, improved to 6-6 as the result of Saturday’s 9-0 win here over Harborfields, had turned the corner.

  •    For the fourth year in a row, the Ross School has won a league boys tennis championship, though, as Richard Wingfield, Southampton’s coach, said before a match in the private school’s “bubble” Monday, referring to Ross’s Tennis Academy, whose students are prohibited from high school competition, “We’re really facing Ross’s jayvee.”

  •    So, it’s spring — a bloody spring, a promising spring. Not long ago, when the Olympic committee was proposing to ban wrestling from the Olympics — wrestling, which, besides running, is the Olympic sport — I said to Mary I’d never met a wrestler whose character I didn’t admire. And now, given the abomination in Boston, that generalization is swept away — with the dead, with the maimed.

  •    For five hours Saturday anyone with even the slightest interest in outdoor pursuits could avail him or herself of a virtual cornucopia of experts ready and willing to share their knowledge of nature at the Sportsmen’s Expo on the Amagansett Fire Department’s grounds.

  •    The Montauk Rugby Club is entering the playoffs with barely the number it needs, having lost — until further notice — about a dozen players, some of them veterans, in recent months.

  •    With the exception of boys tennis, not many Ws have bloomed thus far this spring on the fields of East Hampton High School.
        In the week past, softball, which is having a down year, owing in part to a back problem that continues to nag the team’s all-state pitcher, Casey Waleko, lost three games, two of them by wide margins, and baseball, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, and tennis all lost contests.

  •    Forty or so girls from the Montauk and Springs Schools who are training for the I-Tri triathletic and mentoring program’s Youth Triathlon at Maidstone Park in July took part in a bicycle session at the Springs School Saturday with Sharon McCobb, Annette MacNiven, and Diane O’Donnell, coaches who have extensive swimming, biking, and long-distance running experience.

  •     Dr. Frank Adipietro and his wife, Mary Ellen, the race director of the Shelter Island 10K, were enjoying (he as a participant, she as a finish-line spectator) Monday’s marathon in Boston when bombs on Boylston Street turned what had been a joyous occasion into an ugly, bloody one.

  •    As a cold rain slants down (and as the grass and mosses green before my eyes), it is pleasant to think of Cayo Levantado, an islet off the Dominican Republic to which we repaired recently to divest ourselves, however temporarily, of any untoward thoughts, or of any thoughts whatsoever, frankly.

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