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25 Years Ago in Bonac Sports

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 16:22

October 6, 1994

Maybe the Division III schools that have scheduled East Hampton as their homecoming opponent should rethink the choice. On the other hand, as David MacGarva, the Bonackers’ coach, said after Saturday’s glorious 13-0 win at Sayville, maybe they shouldn’t, for obviously his charges rather like to spoil homecomings.

Burke Koncelik of East Hampton won the masters women’s 5th Avenue Mile Sunday in 5 minutes and 12.8 seconds. It was the first time that Koncelik, who has been on the comeback trail recently, had ever competed in a mile. She missed breaking the course record by four seconds, she said, which gives her “a goal for next year.”

Afraid that she would start off too fast and fade at the end, she let a woman who had been “sticking to me like a barnacle” take the lead with a quarter-mile to go. Cliff Clark, her trainer, had warned against sprinting for the finish too soon. No problem, said Koncelik.

“I don’t see too well, and I thought the 1,500-meter banner, which means we were very close to the finish, was an awning. I really don’t remember anything after that. I took off, and the next thing I knew, the announcer was saying, ‘It’s going to be Burke Koncelik.’ I beat the other woman by three seconds. It was fun to break the tape, and it was a great day.”


October 13, 1994

The East Hampton Bonackers looked every bit the part of county title contenders Saturday, demolishing the Greenport Porters 42-7 before a huge and enthusiastic Homecoming Day crowd.

It was all there for Dave MacGarva’s team on this day — a punishing three-pronged ground attack, a devastating passing game, and an unyielding defense that held the Porters to zero first downs in the first half.


October 27, 1994

The East Hampton High School field hockey team, boasting the highest-scoring duo in Bonac history, swept by Rocky Point in a first-round county playoff game here Tuesday by a score of 5-1, setting up a semifinal matchup here tomorrow with Shoreham-Wading River, a team that Bonac has beaten once and tied once.

. . . Bonac’s twin threats on the forward line, Bridget Fromm and Heather McCormack, have accounted for six of East Hampton’s last eight goals. Fromm banged home two and McCormack one in a 4-1 victory at Southampton last Thursday that avenged an earlier defeat and enabled Bonac to finish the regular season at 8-2-2, second only to undefeated Miller Place (11-0-1) in Division III play.

The East End All-Stars, a group of high school basketball players from East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Southampton assembled by John Griesmer, are tearing up the fast-break league at William Floyd High School. The roster includes Griesmer, Nick Letcher, Max Letcher, Antwan Foster, and Tony Gilliam of East Hampton, Juan and Edwin Leonardo, Carroll Lamison, and Rasheen Bullock of Southampton, and Maurice Manning and Nick Thomas of Bridgehampton.

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