The leaves, except the very lowest, are off the local hardwood trees, most of which are oaks, with fewer hickories, beech, sassafras, and maples. As one drives along the back roads and looks up to either side, the globular bundles of dried leaves and twigs stand out. They’re mostly the size of soccer balls — we would have a hard time trying to fit inside — but they are the perfect size for gray squirrels, our most common mammal larger than a rat.
Hearts generally are wooed on Valentine’s Day, not pierced with daggers, though in the East Hampton High School boys basketball team’s case it was so on Feb. 14 at Elwood-John Glenn, its outbracket opponent in the county’s Class A tournament.
On her return from running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days — yes, you read it correctly — Cara Nelson’s East Hampton Middle School social studies students, who had been in touch with her throughout, expanded upon all the things she might have missed during the World Marathon Challenge tour.
The East Hampton High School boys swimming team finished eighth among the 29 schools that vied in the county meet Saturday at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, one spot lower than the 2014 team led by Thomas Brierley and Trevor Mott, though there were fewer schools at that meet four years ago.
Andreas Koutsogiannis, a senior who wrestles at 195 pounds for East Hampton High School, finished the season with a 26-10 record at the Division 1 county championships this past weekend, narrowly missing the match for fifth and sixth place.
It will be rebuilding in capital letters, Joe McKee, East Hampton High’s football coach, agreed during a conversation at The Star Monday, though, buoyed by the likelihood that Bonac once again will field a varsity team, he’ll welcome the challenge.