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  •     By the time I got home from the Hamptons Marathon I felt as if I’d run one. Standing for a long time trying to find recognizable faces from whom to cajole quotes in a crowd of 2,000 can make you feel like you’ve hit the wall.
        My time was four hours and change. Coffee stops at John Vassilaros’s stand in the parking lot got me through it.

  • A fleet of 24 boats contending in the North American JY-15 championships sailed 10 races mostly over windward-leeward courses in Sag Harbor last weekend.
  •     Though the East Hampton High School football team lost 53-13 to fourth-place Comsewogue here Saturday, there were several things to write home about in the second quarter, to wit an 80-yard touchdown pass in which the quarterback, Cort Heneveld, and Pete Vaziri combined, an onsides kick fumble recovery by Juan Varon, and an interception by Sergio Betancur.

  • Continuing to roll Saturday, the Montauk Rugby Club upended the Met Union’s Division II leader, Danbury, by a convincing score of 25-7.
  • Harry de Leyer, “the Galloping Grandfather” who is now a great-grandfather as well, spent four hours here at East End Stables Saturday afternoon.
  •     God forbid that the super-rich should pay at the same rate as the middle class — a terrible thing for investment, never mind the fact that businesses are said to be flush with cash and that a slight hike in the upper rate in the Clinton years produced no slowdown at all.

  •     Although the football team was blanked 39-0 by Eastport-South Manor under the lights here Saturday night, there were enough good sporting results inside and outside that day to fuel East Hampton High’s homecoming spirits.

  •     One thousand seven hundred and thirty-six runners crossed the finish line behind the Springs School Saturday — 336 marathoners, 1,279 half-marathoners, and 121 contenders in the 5K.
        A 25-year-old California mathematician by way of Washington, D.C., Shaun Maguire, won the marathon in 2 hours, 44 minutes, and 46 seconds. Chris Koegel, the defending champion, who experienced Achilles problems about 10 miles into the 26.2-mile race, was the runner-up, in 2:52:19.

  •     The Montauk Rugby Club, playing before a large crowd at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on Saturday afternoon, defeated the Princeton Athletic Club 42-27 to improve its Met Union record to 2-0.
        The Sharks got off to a quick start and led 22-10 at the half, but let up a bit in the second half before finishing strong.

  • After having drunk deep of some amazingly smooth White Lightning corn liquor that my wife’s cousin, who was visiting us for a few days last week, had brought along from Virginia, I managed after a while on the first night to attain to such a level of incoherence that he, suddenly fixing me with a quizzical gaze, asked what exactly my point was.
        “. . . Whaaa?”
        “What’s your point? What are you trying to say?”

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