Last Wednesday afternoon was a clammer’s dream. Coming off a new moon and enforced by a cold, strong northwesterly wind, the tide that day would be extremely low. It was a classic “blowout tide” as old-timers around here would say.
Ron White, a national junior college champion when he went a while ago to Suffolk Community College-Selden, has been told by his former coach there, Rich Wrase, not to worry when it comes to the high school coaching career upon which he recently embarked.
East Hampton High School’s boys swimming team was atop the League II heap as of Tuesday, with a 2-0 record in league meets — the latest a 92-72 win at Deer Park last Thursday — and a 3-1 mark over all.
At a holiday dinner held at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett earlier this month, John Broich, a triathlete with more than 100 of those swimming-cycling-running events to his credit, was cited as the club’s male athlete of the year.
While the calendar may not officially state it, winter is here. By any measure, Saturday’s slushy snowfall, our first of the season, was a rather benign event. Yet, the wet, heavy snow, which was enforced by a rather strong northeast wind, made it feel much colder than the 33-degree temperature. It was a raw, nasty, bone-chilling day. For most, it was a day better spent indoors.