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  • Nick West, the former East Hampton High School soccer star, received a singular honor this week inasmuch as he was named as the national player of the year in Division III.
  • East Hampton High’s boys swimming team, the largest the program has ever fielded, trounced Ward Melville, Division II’s runner-up last year, in a season-opening mandatory nonleague meet at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Dec. 5.
  • F.C. Tuxpan, Antonio Chavez’s team, had not until Monday night won a 7-on-7 men’s soccer championship in 21 seasons, which is to say since the fall of 2007.
  • Soon after the midterms I considered ordering a bumper sticker that would read: “Don’t Blame Me — I’m From East Hampton.”
  • Anthony Piscitello’s wrestlers, several of them new to the sport, were thrown into the fire at East Hampton’s Frank (Sprig) Gardner invitational tournament Saturday, and while the team finished last, the third-year coach said his charges (he’s got 16 on the squad) “did pretty well.”
  • Sas Peters of Amagansett, who has extended the competitive career of Ultimate Disc players many years by founding three divisions for men and women — grand masters (over-40), great grand masters (over-50), and legends (over-60) — won a silver medal recently, as a member of Surly, a great grand masters team, in the national Ultimate championships in Sarasota, Fla.
  • A squad of masters swimmers from the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter registered a number of impressive finishes at the Dr. Bill Ross Memorial Masters (18-and-over) meet at the Nassau County Aquatic Center last month.
  • Mary Anne Jules, the former athletic director who is to be inducted into the Bridgehampton School’s Hall of Fame tomorrow evening, said recently from her home in Water Mill that she felt blessed to have been able to spend virtually her entire 32-year teaching, coaching, and administrative career there.
  • Dan White, who coaches East Hampton High School’s boys basketball team, is cautiously optimistic, as they say, on the verge of his third season here.
  • To look at him, you would not think he’d be so strong, but Richy Rangel, a quiet-spoken East Hampton High School senior who wants to become a computer engineer, is, as Lisa Farbar, the high school’s strength and conditioning coach, says, “extraordinary.”

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