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More hits than have been seen in 10 years
Jackson Baris was one of three pitchers Vinny Alversa used in Saturday’s season-opening scrimmage here with Hampton Bays. Craig Macnaughton
Kurt Matthews and his fellow teammates are aggressive at the plate. Craig Macnaughton

Enrollment numbers have pushed LAX team into Division I
Jonny De Groot is very coachable, says Kevin McConville, East Hampton’s coach, given the number of weapons he has. Jack Graves
Port Jeff defeated the South Fork Islanders 15-10 in a season-opening nonleaguer in Southampton, but the Islanders’ coach thinks the combined team will be competitive. Craig Macnaughton

Ten Hurricane swimmers are headed to the national Y meet in North Carolina
Julia Brierley, arching at the start of the 100-yard backstroke above, placed second in that event and second in the 100 breaststroke. She will compete in the Y.M.C.A. national meet in Greensboro, N.C., next month. Eugene DePasquale Photos
Daisy Pitches, left, who swam in the 9-10 division at the state meet last weekend, led the Hurricane girls with 54 points, and Ethan McCormac, below, who broke a state record in the 200 freestyle race, was the boys’ high-scorer, with 60. Joey Badilla, above right, was a member of the fourth-place 200 medley relay team. McCormac, Badilla, and eight others are to compete in the Y nationals next month.

Over-55s tennis, a poolside fund-raiser, and lifeguard training

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Coach Jim Stewart hopes his charges stick with it
After about a decade, Jim Stewart, at left, has retaken the varsity wrestling reins here, with the assistance of Steve Redlus, at right. Jack Graves
Jim Stewart has 36 on the East Hampton Middle School squad, “each one more enthusiastic than the other.” Jack Graves

But the successful season was a great note to go out on for Coach Kevin Barron
Chastin Giles, at right, and her teammates trailed the Millbrook Blazers throughout the entire course of Saturday’s state Class C regional playoff game. Jack Graves ­
Katie Kneeland’s 3-pointer with just over a minute to go in the first quarter put Pierson on the scoreboard at long last. Jack Graves

The numbers are good and the teams are expected to be competitive
Ryan Fowkes, center, signed Monday a letter of intent to attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was flanked by his father, Bill, and his mother, Jennifer, with Bill Herzog, his middle school coach, and Kevin Barry, his varsity cross-country coach, behind him. Jack Graves

A 66-60 loss in the state hoops tourney in Binghamton ends their season
Bridgehampton’s J.P. Harding, one of Suffolk’s top scorers this year, seen in action in a Class D state regional semifinal win a year ago. Craig Macnaughton

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