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Bonac Teams Are Ready for Fall

Wed, 08/30/2023 - 13:00
Bonac's teams are reporting for duty.
Jack Graves

The fall season has already begun or soon will for a number of East Hampton High School's teams. Presumably, given the fact that eight of the 11 made the postseason in 2022, the prospects are likewise promising this year.

Last year, the field hockey team was a county Class B finalist, the boys soccer and girls cross-country teams won league championships, girls swimming and boys cross-country were league runners-up, golf finished third in league play, girls tennis was fourth, and boys volleyball wound up the regular season at 7-7.

Only girls volleyball, which, at 6-8, missed the playoffs by one win, girls soccer, and football, which in its return to Division III went 2-6, capping the season with a big win at Eastport-South Manor, had losing records.

Speaking of the football program, whose 100th anniversary is to be celebrated at homecoming on Sept. 23, Joe McKee and his assistants, Jaron Greenidge, Kelly McKee, Jason Menu, and Rob Rivera, have been pleased with the turnout of "almost 70," a number that has not been matched here in some time.

"Is this Sayville or East Hampton?" an observer at Monday's practice said to Menu, who is working with the linemen.

The Bonackers will be tested right away inasmuch as they are to play at Half Hollow Hills West on Saturday. Last year, the Colts, whose quarterback, Joseph Filardi, and his primary receiver, Jesse Brooks, have been listed among Newsday's top 100, won 42-7.

The boys soccer team scrimmaged Pierson (Sag Harbor) and Southampton here Monday, finding the nets many times while denying the opposition any scores. The Center Moriches boys team and Port Jefferson's girls team were to have played nonleague soccer games here yesterday, Pierson's field hockey team is to play Danielle Schuster and Nicole Ficeto's charges here today at 4, and tomorrow Riverhead and East Hampton are to play a girls soccer game here at 4:30.

On Saturday, the Hills West and East Hampton junior varsity football teams are to play here at 9 a.m., followed by a league-opening boys soccer game with Hauppauge at noon.

Boys soccer, girls soccer, girls tennis, and boys volleyball are to see league action on Tuesday — the boys soccer and girls tennis teams in away games and the girls soccer and boys volleyball teams at home.

Wednesday's schedule has the girls soccer team playing at home with Bayport-Blue Point, and the field hockey, girls volleyball, and golf teams playing away.

The boys cross-country, girls swimming, and girls cross-country seasons are to begin on Sept. 12.

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