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  •      Two Gubbins Running Ahead employees, Ryan Hagen and Jason Cusack, went one-three in Saturday’s Hamptons Half-Marathon, one of three races put on by Diane Weinberger and Amanda Moszkowski under the Hamptons Marathon banner.

  •     When the late long-distance runner Andy Neidnig’s house was sold in Sag Harbor this past year, the buyer discovered in it and in its garage boxes and boxes of medals, trophies, and awards Neidnig, who John Conner has described as “the best runner ever to come out of the East End,” had won from his high school years on.

  •     Watching the East Hampton High School boys soccer team take Amityville apart in Monday’s late afternoon sun was a pleasure.

        The Warriors were not patsies — they’ve won four games this season — but they could not break through East Hampton’s firm defense. Meanwhile, the Bonackers, who wound up winning 4-0, were constantly on the attack, and only prevented from scoring more goals by a tall and quick Amityville goalie, who made some spectacular saves.

  •     Things are quiet now, the racket is over, and silence, marvelous silence, is about to gather us in. I feel it in the air, I see it in the light that glistens on the honeysuckle leaf in the outdoor shower, and, as happens every fall, the feeling is delightful.

  •     As happened the week before, the East Hampton High School football team played a good first half, but a rather poor second one in Saturday’s matchup here with Greenport-Southold-Mattituck, a team that was several spots below the Bonackers in the preseason rankings.

  •     The East Hampton High School girls swimming team, which has on it eight seniors, nine sophomores, seven ninth graders, and four eighth graders — Isabella Swanson, Lauren German, Lucy Emptage, and Vanesa Betancur — began the season with a solid win at Lindenhurst Friday.

        John McGeehan, the coach, said that his charges won every event except for the breaststroke.

  •     In Sunday’s Newsday, the East Hampton High School girls volleyball team was said to be the favorite among the county’s Class B teams, inasmuch as Elwood-John Glenn, the 12-time defending champion, was reportedly not as strong as usual this year.

  •     Did Job ever get chiggers?     

        Let’s go to the book, Jerome. . . .

        Yes! In fact, it’s the first plague to have been visited upon him by the Lord.

  •    The East Hampton Football Club, the first men’s soccer team from here to compete Islandwide in 30 or so years, made its home debut at the Ross School Sunday afternoon, and, as expected, impressed.

        Perhaps it’s too early to call this aggregation of the area’s most talented players a juggernaut, though it could well prove to be, certainly in Division 3 play.

  •    It was not written in stone that Mount Sinai, the second-ranked team in Division IV, would defeat ninth-ranked East Hampton, though certainly the odds were against the Bonackers in Saturday’s football season opener here.

        Yet, for one shining moment, early in the third quarter, after having played a good first half, East Hampton had the lead, at 14-13, and seemed on the verge of breaking the commandments of the preseason poll.

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