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  • East Hampton High’s girls basketball team had a chance to win a second game this season — an unheard of feat in recent years — versus hitherto-winless Wyandanch here Saturday, but, in the end, it was not to be.
  • Three times as many as last year did the Polar Bear Plunge at East Hampton Village’s Main Beach on New Year’s Day, one of the balmiest New Year’s Days, if not the balmiest, that anyone could remember.
  • We saw a horror movie the other night as an antidote as it were for the reality that surrounds us. Can it get any worse? Yes, yes it can, but don’t tell, don’t want to give anyone ideas.
  • Not again! Yes, another 1-point game, the fourth in the seven games the East Hampton High School boys basketball team has played thus far this season.
  • When, after defeating Hampton Bays 36-33 in a nonleague high school girls basketball game Friday, Krista Brooks’s players leaped up and down in euphoric glee, she didn’t quite understand. Newly returned to coaching, Brooks hadn’t been aware of the losing streak.
  • Dan Farnham, who recently was named as the Old Montauk Athletic Club’s male athlete of the year, winces when you repeat to him Caroline Cashin’s declaration that he is the best mountain biker out here.
  • Looking back on the year that’s just about past, I can’t help but think of the apparent sea changes in sports I’ve covered for almost 40 years.
  • It’s a few days before Christmas and I should wrap up my thoughts for Mary, with whom I share daily bread and whose company I always look forward to, as does O’en.
  • Five personal bests and a season best were recorded by members of East Hampton High’s girls winter track team at a crossover meet Saturday at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood.
  • Can you believe, 10 percent of high school students, when questioned, think Judge Judy is a member of the Supreme Court, when, as everyone knows, she’s on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals? (Just kidding!)

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