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  • East Hampton High’s cross-country teams made their debuts here at Cedar Point Park on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in a meet with a number of other schools from up the Island, Amityville being the farthest-flung.
  • Two of East Hampton High’s teams, field hockey and boys soccer, engaged in riveting battles on the high school’s turf field this past week, the boys versus Amityville, the League VI leader, and the girls versus Shoreham-Wading River, which came in as Division II’s runner-up.
  • “It’s definitely a balanced team — we’ve got depth,” Craig Brierley, the East Hampton High School girls swimming team’s coach, said after sinking Sayville-Bayport, the defending league champion (and the county champion two years ago), in an away meet on Sept. 13.
  • When he heard that the football program at East Hampton High School was folding — at least for the time being — Kevin Bunce, who coaches the Montauk Rugby Club’s junior players, asked the football coach, Joe McKee, if he wouldn’t talk up rugby as a “positive alternative.”
  • Caroline Cashin recently became the first female ever to win Body Tech’s Pump ’n’ Run event at Amagansett’s Atlantic Avenue Beach.
  • “What is truth,” Lisa’s father asked me at East magazine’s party at the Golden Eagle the other day.
  • A buoyant crowd of young and older runners turned out at the Springs Firehouse Monday for what was said to be the 40th running of the Great Bonac Footrace, founded by Howard Lebwith.
  • Reading about the lawsuit former East Hampton Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen has brought against Mayor Paul Rickenbach, a village force retiree, and Richard Lawler, a village board member, I kept saying to myself, “Wait a minute — none of these guys ought to have been doing these things to begin with.”
  • Daniel Bluman, who won Sunday’s Hampton Classic Grand Prix in a three-rider jump-off, was happy to learn at the press conference afterward that he was still welcome to stay at his host’s house, where he has been the past three weeks.
  • Eighty-four came out for boys soccer, necessitating cuts. The varsity, whose head coach is Don McGovern, and the junior varsity, which is being coached by Mike Vitulli, have divided 60 or so of these hopefuls.

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