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Photo by: Gordon M. Grant
Keeling Pilaro (center) goes for the ball as a member of the Southhampton High School girls’ varsity field hockey team during a game Oct. 21, 2011, against Miller Place in Southhampton, N.Y. Pilaro has been told he can no longer play on the girls field hockey team because he is now too skilled to qualify for an exemption allowing him to compete with — and against — girls next season. (Associated Press/Newsday, Gordon M. Grant)

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