25 Years Ago in Bonac Sports 11.15.12

Local sports history

October 22, 1987
    It was the Jamie Grubb and Walter Casiel show Saturday at LaSalle Military Academy’s fir-lined football field as the East Hampton High School quarterback and its wide receiver combined on three touchdown pass plays, of 15, 6, and 35 yards, to win the League Seven game 20-6.
    . . . Afterward, Ted Meyer, Bonac’s coach, said that Bill Barbour Jr., David DiSunno, Nick Algios, and Jason Menu, all linemen, had played solidly on defense and offense.

    Pat Bistrian, the junior number-one on the East Hampton-Pierson High School golf team, whose season ended this week, placed fourth, with a 77, in Friday’s Conference Four tournament played at Swan Lake Country Club in Manorville.

    The East Hampton-Pierson High School cross-country team clinched the League Seven title Tuesday by defeating Westhampton 19-42 at Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park. The win capped an undefeated season for East Hampton-Pierson, at 6-0.

October 29, 1987
    The Bonackers went for it the first time they had the ball in Saturday’s high school football game here with Babylon: Jamie Grubb, the quarterback, pitched to Walter Casiel, the wide receiver, who, in turn, passed long for Anthony Miller, who had come out of the backfield. But the razzle-dazzler fizzled as a Babylon defender intercepted on his team’s 38-yard line.
    And so it went that afternoon as the East Hampton High School football team bowed to its tough League Six opponent, 27-0.
    . . . The last time an East Hampton team upended the Panthers was in 1982, by the score of 24-21.

    Several of the Montauk Rugby Club’s players, including Frank Bistrian, Keith and Kevin Bunce, and Mike Toohey, “the best scrum half in the New York area,” according to the club’s founder, Charlie Whitmore, were planning to try out yesterday for the all-Metropolitan side in New York City.

    David Brauer won the 14-mile Dock cycling race in Montauk on Sunday in 32 minutes and 5 seconds. . . . It was the fifth time that Brauer has won the race in six years.

November 5, 1987
    Among the 22,000 New York City marathoners Sunday were at least several local participants who came away with buoyed spirits, and bodies that apparently were not unduly affected by the rigorous 26.2-mile ordeal.
    “It was like being in the Super Bowl,” said Tim Fitzpatrick, 26, who finished 918th, in 2 hours, 58 minutes, and 16 seconds.
    . . . It was the first marathon for Fitzpatrick, who only began running competitively a little more than a year ago. Though he had never raced farther than 6.2 miles, he nevertheless set out to break three hours. “I thought he was out of his mind,” said Johanna Pfund, 32, of Montauk, who did a cartwheel at the finish line.
    . . . “After doing something like this you know you can do whatever it is you want to do,” said Fitzpatrick.