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- Kai Costanzo had been planning to do the Serpent’s Back Duathlon’s relay with his cousin, but the latter was a no-show at Ed Ecker County Park in Montauk Sunday morning, so Costanzo ran, biked, and ran his way to the win in 1 hour, 25 minutes, and 36 seconds
Nick West, who, had he not suffered a broken foot in a semifinal win, would have provided East Hampton High School’s boys soccer team with considerably more firepower in its 2014 state final versus Rochester’s Greece Athena, which the Bonackers lost 4-2, has been the collegiate men’s soccer scoring leader — that’s D-III, D-II, and D-I — in the nation this fall.
East Hampton High’s girls volleyball and swimming teams continued undefeated in league competition this past week, one in which the field hockey team won three in a row, the boys and girls soccer teams won twice, the golf team, avenging itself on Westhampton Beach at the South Fork Country Club, might have played itself into a three-way share of the League VIII title, and the boys volleyball team won for the first time this season.
A month from now we’ll know if there will be a course correction politically, as many hope, though how many will back up that hope by voting — presumably for a more evenhanded, more thoughtful, less lacerating society — remains to be seen. I hope there’ll be a record midterm turnout.
More than 1,500 athletes competed in long-distance road races and triathlons here this past weekend, a good one weather-wise.
James Bradley, a seventh grader who was a welcome addition to East Hampton High School’s golf team this fall, recently advanced, through a regional qualifier on the Winged Foot course in Mamaroneck, to the national Drive, Chip, and Putt finals at the Augusta National Golf Club next April.
East Hampton High’s junior varsity football team gave pretty much as well as it got in Monday’s game here with Port Jefferson, which wound up a 28-20 winner as night was about to fall.