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  • More than 1,500 athletes competed in long-distance road races and triathlons here this past weekend, a good one weather-wise.
  • James Bradley, a seventh grader who was a welcome addition to East Hampton High School’s golf team this fall, recently advanced, through a regional qualifier on the Winged Foot course in Mamaroneck, to the national Drive, Chip, and Putt finals at the Augusta National Golf Club next April.
  • East Hampton High’s junior varsity football team gave pretty much as well as it got in Monday’s game here with Port Jefferson, which wound up a 28-20 winner as night was about to fall.
  • Theresa Roden’s “transformation through triathlon” empowerment program for adolescent girls took its first steps at the Springs School in 2010, and now, on the verge of its 10th anniversary, I-Tri’s stride has greatly lengthened and strengthened.
  • They say “The Bookshop” is boring, which, of course, quickened my pulse. I have loved boring movies for years, and, in fact, once suggested that a new studio, M.B.M. (More Boring Movies), be formed to market them.
  • East Hampton High’s girls soccer team won its first game in two years as it shut out Pierson 4-0 here Friday, the same day the girls swimming team cruised by Hauppauge in its home debut at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter.
  • William Floyd’s junior varsity freshman football team, with about 40 suited up, probably thought that East Hampton’s jayvee would be easy pickings at Friday night’s homecoming game under the lights, but, as it turned out, the Bonackers lit up the place on their way to winning 30-18.
  • “Welcome to ‘Friday Night Lights,’ Dad,” our daughter Emily said as we walked — she with easy confidence, and I with mouth agape, stunned at the sight of so many, thousands upon thousands — toward Perrysburg High School’s football field, where the Yellowjackets (“Once a Jacket, Always a Jacket”) were playing the Panthers of Toledo’s Whitmer High School, whose quarterback was said to be Ben Roethlisberger’s nephew, a sophomore already being courted, so I was also told, by the University of Michigan.
  • Kathy McGeehan, the veteran coach of East Hampton High School’s girls volleyball team, said in the first week of the season that this edition had the potential to be one of her best. She probably should have said had the potential to be her best, period.
  • Don McGovern and Kevin McConville, East Hampton High’s boys soccer and girls tennis coaches, have good teams, but they were thinking this week of ways in which they could become even better.

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