25 Years Ago in Bonac Sports 12.26.13

Local sports history

November 3, 1988
    The late-season turnaround continued Saturday as the East Hampton High School football team, cheered on by a wildly enthusiastic homecoming crowd, humbled winless Greenport-Southold 28-0.

    . . . East Hampton’s defense, sparked by its linebackers — Ernie Vorpahl, Billy Barbour, and Tim Taylor — and its defensive tackles, Eric Willke and Matt Dauch, was virtually impenetrable, leading the Porters’ running back, Shawn Smiley, to exclaim at one point that the game was “a [deleted] disaster.”

    . . . Bonac’s coach, Ted Meyer, made liberal substitutions in the second half, during which the defense continued to frustrate the North Forkers. . . . Scott Fenelon, a sophomore linebacker, preserved the shutout by recovering a fumble on the East Hampton 13.

    Eileen McManus, an East Hampton High School sophomore, on Oct. 26 upset Westhampton’s Heidi Bittner 6-4, 6-3 at the Pine Hills Country Club in Wading River to win the Conference Four tennis singles title.

    The league-champion East Hampton High School gymnastics team continued undefeated Monday as, in a crossover meet here, it downed Copiague 138.4 to 116.5. It was East Hampton’s ninth win in a row this season.

    East Hampton swept the top three places in each of the four events. Jennifer Fuchs and Robin Streck, both freshmen, finishing one-two in vaulting, on the uneven parallel bars, balance beam, and floor exercise.

November 11, 1988
    A freewheeling field hockey game here for the Suffolk County Class B championship that extended over two days came to an end late Monday afternoon as five East Hampton and Miller Place High School players alternated penalty strokes in a flick-off that succeeded 60 minutes of regulation time and two 10-minute overtime periods at the end of which the score remained 1-1.

    . . . The 3-1 shootout loss not only knocked the 15-1 Bonackers out of the county playoffs, but also prevented the team from playing in the state Class B tournament. The hitherto-undefeated East Hampton team, which had outshot the Panthers during regulation time, was disheartened.

    Last Thursday, the mood was decidedly different as the Bonackers, seeded first among the B schools, shut out Rocky Point 4-0 in the playoffs’ first round. Before the game, Ellen Cooper, East Hampton’s coach, announced that Treacy Cotter, Lara DeSanti, Megan Barnett, Jennifer Vish, and Arlene Pizzo had all made the all-league team.

November 24, 1988
    A goal by Luis Villaplana enabled Amagansett to defeat East Hampton-Bayberry 1-0 in a first-round men’s night soccer league playoff game at East Hampton’s Herrick Park Monday. Amagansett and Pat’s Pub, an Irish-American team sponsored by the Noyac bar and restaurant, were to have played in the 7-on-7 final last night.

    The 1988-89 high school boys basketball season should mark the return to blooming health of Bridgehampton’s Killer Bees.

    Last year, the team never quite got going, hampered as it was by academic eligibility problems, finishing the season behind Southampton and East Hampton in League VII, and losing the county Class D championship game to Eastport.

    This season, Bridgehampton’s coach, John Niles, who has 12 players on the varsity squad, 10 of whom have had varsity experience, anticipates smooth sailing. “I think the kids have learned that they must keep on top of their work — they are being monitored closely,” he said. “And there have been some changes to make the system fairer.”