TEN THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., MAY 4, 1978 The Start Steve Bromley Jr. Spring Tuneup George Watson of Montauk remem bers when runners were considered to be oddballs. Times have changed to judge by the some 84 members of the jogging/running set who competed in the first annual spring “Dock Run,” sponsored by The Dock, a Montauk bar owned by Watson. The Watson brothers dominated the event: Paul was the over-all winner, crossing the finish line first in 19 minutes and 17 seconds for the three- and-a-third-mile course that stretched from The Shagwong on Montauk’s Main Street to The Dock; Tom placed second over-all in 19:35, and George, the owner and budding promoter, finished eighth over-all in 20:29. Andy Maslow was the third-place finisher for the men’s division in 19:53. In the men’s over-40 division, John Conner of East Hampton captured a first with a time of 20:03 (fourth over all), ahead of Bob Hackett of Amagansett (26:15, 34th over-all), and Don Duerr (26:19, 35th over-all). Kids For children under 13, the winners were Chuck Morici of Montauk, a 13-year old (26:25, 36th over-all); Tom Fitzgerald, a 12-year old from South ampton (27:49, 45th over-all), and John Musnicki, a 12-year old (28:19, 49th over-all). Originally, there were to be two events for women, including a women- over-40 category, but, Watson ex plained, “No one claimed the dis tinction of being an over-40 woman, so we scratched the event.” Jeannette Harris, a Montauk summer resident, was the first woman to cross, in 26:27 (38th over-all), Carol Hughes was second in 27:02 (44th over-all), and Madelene Blake placed third in 28:44 (51st over-all). Trophies were awarded to the four winners and the second and third-place finishers received medals. Free beer, soda, or juice was dispensed from race’s end until 3:30 p.m., and the celebration continued on into the night. The Dock will sponsor a bicycle race and a rowboat or “anything that floats race” in the fall. Practice “Lack of activity” and “spring tune- up” were the answers Watson gave when asked why he sponsored the event, although it would seem that at least 82 of the 84 entrants (the ratio of finishers to starters) do not lack for something to do (Jamie Walsh, a five-year old, was the last to cross the finish line, in 44:30). The Watson brothers run every day, often together, a habit that most entrants probably follow. George does three miles when he goes out, and he claims not to have missed many days for 15 years, 12 months a year. He started running in Clove Park, Staten Island, and now runs at least two courses in Montauk: over Navy Road or around Fort Pond. Paul and Tom each run about five miles a day. “I fit my running in whenever I can,” George explained, “between work at The Dock and babysitting. It takes me about 25 minutes to do my three miles.” The elder Watson will often be found running as early as 5:30 a.m. or as late as 1 a.m., when he will run out to Montauk Point and back, watching out for automobiles and an occasional deer. “I notice a lot more people out on the road now than when I first started,” Watson said, adding “We’re no longer the oddballs.” Steve Bromley Jr. Rivalry Back If you’re a local high school football fan, circle Saturday, Oct. 7, on your calendar. That’s the date that the traditional, always intense East Hampton-South- ampton High School gridiron rivalry resumes after a two-year layoff. In 1976 and 1977, Bonac competed in League A-I while the Mariners were League A-II members. No more. The reshuffling of the football Leagues is just part of an overhaul recently completed at both the Suffolk County level and the Conference level; the changes for football have been officially approved while the changes in other sports for Bonac’s Conference await official approval, which should be forthcoming on May 16 at the Confer ence Four meeting. The changes on the Conference level have already been approved by the member athletic directors and now must be confirmed by school administrators as well. Reversed Position Riverhead, Amityville, Bellport, and John Glenn will no longer form the heart of Bonac’s football schedule. While those four join League AA-II, with larger schools, thus re versing their position of being top- dogs, at least in terms of population, in League A-I, Bonac returns to a season of competition against the likes of Wyandanch, Westhampton, and the Mariners, with a non-League contest' against another traditional foe, Green- port, also back on the schedule. Six teams join East Hampton in the newly-shaped League A-I, including the Mariners, Westhampton, Port Jef ferson, Bay port, Wyandanch, and Babylon. Southampton is the smallest The Winner Steve Bromley Jr. school in terms of population, grades ten through 12, with 572, and Bayport, with 794, is the largest. Bonac’s schedule lists three non-League games with Connetquot, the Porters, and William Floyd, one of the few high schools in Suffolk County to play an independent schedule. Population On the Conference Four level, the major change has been necessitated by the difference in population between Hampton Bays and Mattituck High Schools; where Hampton Bays once had fewer pupils, grades ten through 12, Mattituck now has fewer, 383 to 409. The Baymen, and Baywomen, accordingly, will move up a League while the Tuckers, generally, move down for the 1978-79 seasons. In six sports, field hockey, cross country, girls’ basketball, baseball, volleyball, and softball, the two schools will switch places, the Tuckers to League Eight while Hampton Bays goes to League Seven. In wrestling, both teams will remain in League Eight; however, there will be one difference in next year’s competition: League Seven and Eight crossover matches will count toward determining League champions, unlike this past season, when crossover matches had no bearing on League titles. A New Wrinkle Both Hampton Bays and Mattituck will remain in League Eight for track, and again, next year’s track season will contain a new wrinkle: at the start of the season there will be two crossover triangular meets before the start of the six-meet League schedule. This year, track foes within the same League faced each other twice. Joining East Hampton in next year’s League Seven track schedule are: Westhampton, Rocky Point, Miller Place, Southampton, Shoreham-Wad ing River, and LaSalle. Mercy moves down to join Pierson and five other League Eight teams. Perhaps the biggest change within Conference Four will occur in boys’ basketball, which will have three Leagues where once there were two. Three six-team Leagues will give each high school ten League games and room for eight non-League contests, quite an improvement, according to some coaches, over the 1977-78 season’s 16-game League schedule that left space for just two non-League games. The three new Leagues are: East Hampton, Westhampton, Rocky Point, Miller Place, Southampton, and Shore- ham-Wading River; LaSalle, Mercy, Hampton Bays, Mattituck, Eastport, and Center Moriches; Greenport, Southold, Pierson, Stony Brook, Bridgehampton, and Shelter Island. Steve Bromley Jr. f The Line Up ] The varsity sports schedule for East Hampton and Pierson (Sag Harbor) High Schools, for the week of May 4 to 11, follows. All activities begin at 4 p.m., except where noted. Today: Stony Brook at Pierson, baseball; East Hampton at Westhamp ton, baseball; Pierson at Center Mor iches, volleyball; East Hampton at Shoreham-Wading River, volleyball; Pierson, Mercy, at Southampton, track, East Hampton at LaSalle, boys’ track. Friday: East Hampton at Shoreham- Wading River, softball; Pierson at Center Moriches, softball; East Hamp ton at Pierson, tennis. Monday: Pierson at Southold, tennis; East Hampton at Ward Melville, tennis; Miller Place at East Hampton, baseball; Pierson at Southold, baseball; Rocky Point at East Hampton, girls’ track, Pierson at Hampton Bays, track. Tuesday: Mattituck at East Hamp ton, volleyball. Wednesday: Mattituck at East Hampton, softball; East Hampton at Westhampton, tennis; Mattituck at More Track Marks Kathy Ryan and Cindy Bock estab lished new records Monday for the East Hampton High School girls’ track team as the Bonackers traveled to Miller Place for a triangular meet with the Panthers and Rocky Point that counted as three separate dual meets; Bonac defeated Rocky Point, 83-39, bowed to Miller Place, 82-45, and the Panthers routed Rocky Point, 99-26. Ryan’s time of ten minutes, 33 and a half seconds in the mile walk lowered her own school mark in the event, and she scored a double, placing first in the 880 in three minutes, six seconds. Bock’s new school mark was set in the discus when she heaved the platter 84 feet, seven inches to smash her own mark set earlier in the season; she also scored a double, taking the 220 in 30.5 seconds. East Hampton swept four events against Rocky Point: the 100-yard run; the 880; the high jump and the long jump. Against the Panthers, Kathy Ryan (mile walk), Hotchkiss (high jump), and Bock (discus) were East Hampton’s only winners in individual events. Cooney, Bock, Holly Grimes, and Denny took the 440-yard relay for wins against both foes in record time, snapping the old mark of 57 and a half seconds set last season by Michelle Rambold, Cooney, Denny, and Tricia Notel; the new mark is 57 and three-tenths seconds. Personal Record Cooney’s effort in the long jump, 14 feet, one inch, is her personal career best. Miller Place is unbeaten in League Seven while Bonac now stands at 3-4; Rocky Point has won one League meet. ' Rhett Butler and Matt Bennett each scored doubles Monday during Bonac’s 91-46 victory over home-track Mercy; Butler picked up firsts in the discus and shot while Bennett steamed to vic tories in the 100 and 220 -yard dashes. Other winners for East Hampton, now 7-1 in League Seven and tied for the top spot with Westhampton and South ampton, were.:. Jamie Jones in the 120-yard high hurdles; Bill Dachs in the high jump, and Jeff Cordes in the triple jump. Dennis Heffernan, Steve Leese, and Tracy Pearsall swept the 880 for Bonac. “We didn’t really do anything spec tacular against Mercy,” offered Coach Mike Burns, “so I guess we’re lucky they were our first competition after spring vacation; they haven’t won this year in the League.” The complete results follow. Miller Place 82 — East Hampton 45 Mile Walk 1. K. Ryan (EH) 10:33.5 2. Guerrisi (MP) 10:51.2 3. Search (EH) 13:15 Discus 1. Bock (EH) 84’,7” 2. Federko (MP) 73’,9” 3. Nestler (MP) 61’,9” LongJump 1. Boyle (MP) 16’,7‘A” 2. Mirtotondo (MP) 15’,I 1/*” 3. Cooney (EH) 14’,1\ Between The Lines Steve Bromlev Jr. 440 Yard Relay 1. East Hampton 57.3 (Cooney, Bock, Grimes, Denny) 2. Miller Place 59.0 Mile Relay 1. Miller Place 5:45.1 2. East Hampton did not enter 880 Yard Relay 1. Miller Place 1:55 2. East Hampton 2:07.1 (Hotchkiss, Grimes, Erwig, Denny) Two Mile Relay 1. Miller Place 11:48.5 2. East Hampton 13:25.8 (Tengzelius, Clark, J. Ryan, K. Ryan) East Hampton 91 — Mercy 46 100 Yard Dash 1. Bennett (EH) 10.7 2. Howard (EH) 10.9 3. Mercy 11.1 220 Yard Dash 1. Bennett (EH) 25.7 2. Freese (EH) 26.2 3. Mercy 26.2 440 Yard Run 1. Mercy 57.2 2. Rana (EH) 60.0 3. Byrne (EH), Howard (EH), tie 62.0 880 Yard Run 1. Heffernan (EH) 2:22 2. Leese (EH) 2:24 3. T. Pearsall (EH) 2:29 Mile Run 1. Mercy 2. Cullum(EH) 3. D. Samot (EH) Two Mile Run 1. Mercy 2. Weber (EH) 3. Glennon(EH) 120 Yard High Hurdles 1. Jones (EH) 2. Mercy 3. Cordes (EH) 5:16 5:19 5:20 11:30 11:58 12:10 18.8 20.1 20.2 100 Meter Hurdles 1. Baumann (MP) 20.4 2. Hotchkiss (EH) 20.9 3. Clark (EH) 22.6 Mile Run 1. Roth (MP) 6:03 2. Tengzelius (EH) 6:42.8 3. Cody (MP) 7:20 440 Yard Run 1. Milano (MP) 70.0 2. Grimes (EH) 76.0 3. Evans (MP) 79.0 100 Yard Run 1. Mirtotondo (MP) 12.6 2. Denny (EH) 13.5 3. Rooney (EH) 13.9 880 Yard Run 1. Ross (MP) 2:54 2. Boyle (MP) 2:54.1 3. Guerrisi (MP) 2:58.2 220 Yard Run 1. Sturges (MP) 28.7 2. Bock (EH) 30.5 3. Bond (MP) 30.9 Two Mile Run 1. O’Sickey (MP) 12:09 2. Tengzelius (EH) 14:15.2 3. Clark (EH) 14:54 High Jump 1. Hotchkiss (EH) 4’,8” 2. Bayzaran(MP) 4’,7” 3. Windez (MP) 4’, 6 ” Shot Put 1. Federko (MP) 30’,11\ 2. Bock (EH) 28’, 9” 3. Nestler (MP) 26\U” Pierson, tennis; Southold at Pierson, baseball, East Hampton at Miller Place, baseball; Shelter Island at Pierson, softball. Thursday: Greenport at Pierson, baseball; Southampton at East Hamp ton, baseball; Rocky Point at East Hampton, boys’ track; Pierson at Mattituck, track, Pierson at Hampton Bays, volleyball. 330 Yard Intermediate Hurdles 1. Mercy 47.6 2. Mercy 48.9 3. Cordes (EH) 50.0 880 Yard Relay 1. East Hampton 1:50 (Freese, Howard, Minardi, Bennett) 2. Mercy 2:07 Mile Relay 1. Mercy 4:07 2. East Hampton 4:15 (Leese, Jones, Dachs, Rana) Two Mile Relay 1. East Hampton 11:03 (Cullum, Weber, Glennon, Parker) 2. Mercy did not enter Shot Put 1. R. Butler (EH) 50’ 2. Ecker(EH) 44’,8” 3. Mercy 40’ Discus 1. R. Butler (EH) 127’ 2. Groton (EH) 104’ 3. Mercy 100’ High Jump 1. Dachs (EH) 5’,4” 2. N. Samot (EH) 5’,2” 3. Barnett (EH) 5’,2” Long Jump 1. Mercy 17’, 10” 2. Mercy 16’,10” 3. N. Butler (EH) 16’, 8” Triple Jump 1. Cordes (EH) . 36’ 2. Mercy 35’,6” 3. Mercy 35’ One of the nice things about baseball is its habit of slowly beginning a seeping return into the consciousness, gently pointing the path toward warm er weather, days of longer light. Box scores of Major League games swell on the interior sports pages, and poring over them takes patience, practice. Some ardent fans read every line, taking note of surprising fortunes, such as Tom Seaver’s winless month of April on the mound for Cincinnati, Jon Matlack proving he can be a .500 pitcher in any League, and the Red Sox, powerful once again but strug gling, for another year, in the pitching department. Last year, Catfish Hunter appeared for all the world to be the world's richest washed-up ballplayer, but that fate now may be premature; Billy Martin may be right when he insists that all Hunter needs is work, but Yankee fans still experience a shudder of deja vu with each home run Hunter surrenders. Inveterate box-score readers, I sus pect, are as charmed by the names that populate the accounts as they are by the information they impart. Baseball seems to be the occupation reserved for the unusually-named, and a fellow named Dave Frishberg made a few bucks a couple of years ago when he wrote a song called “Van Lingle Mungo” composed entirely of names out of baseball’s past. San Diego has a Champion, a Gamble, a Sweet, and a Fingers, while Atlanta boasts an Office, a Rockett, and Larvell Blanks covers shortstop for Cleveland while a teammate named Speed patrols center field. My favorite at the moment has to be the Braves’ Biff Pocoroba, who performs, where else with a name such as Biff, behind the plate. His parents read a lot of comic books, no doubt. Our local baseball seems to hold some promise this season. East Hamp ton High School’s Jim Nicoletti has a strong team that seems to be the result of two dovetailing factors, a collection of good ballplayers and Nicoletti’s hard work on the strengths of his team- speed, depth, some good pitching arms, and sharp eyes and quick wrists. Suffolk baseball has had an extra ordinary number of no-hitters thrown this year, and as if to prove the point, both East Hampton and Pierson were no-hit on the same day last week. Rumor has it that the Whalers are negotiating to send Rick Kraft and Tim O’Brien to the Red Sox for Butch Hobson, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk and a High School to be named later, a deal that would help the pitching-poor Sox as well as the hit-starved Pierson team. During the spring vacation week just passed, Whaler Coach Bob Vishno took a trip with his wife Lillian to Italy; one suspects that Vishno may have been tempted to do a little scouting for a batsman, although all Italy seems to offer of late is the insanity of the Red Brigades. Somehow, a kind of balance achieved and maintained between front page reality and the intoxication of the sports pages, and I suspect that one of the reasons the recently-folded Trib passed on was its neglect of its thin sports section. Net Hinges Due The East Hampton High School tennis team has solidified its hold on second place in the League Seven standings with a pair of easy victories, 6-1 over home-court Southampton on Tuesday and 7-0 over visiting Miller Place on Monday. Pierson High of Sag Harbor has lost its third straight League Eight match but avoided, a shutout for its first point of the season as home-court Stony Brook scored a 6-1 decision. Bonac’s record is now 3-1 in its League, 7-1 in its Conference, and 7-2 over all. “That may sound like an impressive season,” Coach John Good man said, “but we really haven’t beaten anybody. Our season hinges on our matches next week with Ward Mel ville, a good non-League match that should give us some stiff competition, and Westhampton and Stony Brook. Then we should know whether we’re a solid second-place club or a contender.” East Hampton’s only League loss was to unbeaten Westhampton earlier in the season. Southampton Match Against the Mariners, Paul Anna- cone defeated Tim Bourke, 6-1, 6-3, Ricky Principi blanked Chick Schrier, 6-0, 6-0, and Larry Fleischman topped Guy Riddick, 6-0, 6-2. Bonac's only point loss occured when Don Clause was beaten at third singles by Gil Feinberg, 6-1, 6-1. Bob Kohr and Jeff Yusko led East Hampton’s sweep of the three doubles matches, stopping Tom Bourke and Dave Schrier, 7-5, 7-6 (5-2 tiebreaker); Jon Schlessel and Rick DiRocco were 6-1,7-5 winners over Bill Woessner and Bob Vahradrian, and Glenn Webb and Jim Gale defeated Mark Saladino and Pole Vault Two Mile Run 1. East Hampton (Mercy forfeited) 1. Gellucci(RP) 14:39 2. East Hampton 2. Tengzelius (EH) 14:50 3. East Hampton 3. Clark (EH) 14:54 _ High Jump 1. Hotchkiss (EH) 4’, 8 ” Blast Hampton 83 — Rocky Point 39 2. Clark (EH) 4’,2” Mile Walk 3. Tengzelius (EH) 3’, 6 ” 1. K. Ryan (EH) 10:33.5 Shot Put 2. Gerardi(RP) 11:59.6 1. Paul (RP) 29’,9 >/«” 3. Search (EH) 13:15 2. Bock (EH) 28’, 9” 100 Meter Hurdles 3. J. Ryan (EH) 21 ’, 10 ” 1. Lewis (RP) 20.5 Discus 2. Hotchkiss (EH) 20.9 1. Bock (EH) 84’, 7” 3. Clark (EH) 22.6 2. Paul (RP) 77’, 9” Mile Run 3. J. Ryan (EH) 54’,9‘A” 1. Johns (RP) 6:24.3 Long Jump 2. Tengzelius (EH) 6:42.8 1. Cooney (EH) 14’, 1\ 3. None 2. Rooney (EH) 13’, 5” 440 Yard Run 3. Hotchkiss (EH) 13’,3V2” 1. Gutmann(RP) 74.1 440 Yard Relay 2. Grimes (EH) 76.0 1. East Hampton 57.3 3. Erwig (EH) 82.0 (Cooney, Bock, Grimes, Denny) 100 Yard Run 2. Rocky Point 61.0 1. Denny (EH) 13.5 Mile Relay 2. Rooney (EH) 13.9 1. No Contest 3. Cooney (EH) 13.9 2 . 880 Yard Run 880 Yard Relay 1. K. Ryan (EH) 3:06 1. Rocky Point 2:07 2. Search (EH) 3:17 2. East Hampton 2:07.1 3. J. Ryan (EH) 3:17.3 (Hotchkiss, Grimes, Erwig, Denny) 220 Yard Run Two Mile Relay 1. Bock (EH) 30.5 1. East Hampton 13:25.8 2. Johns (RP) 30.7 (Tengzelius, Clark, J. Ryan, K. Ryan) 3. Rooney (EH) 31.8 2. Rocky Point did not enter Andrew Tennant, 6-3, 7-5. In the day’s only junior varsity match, Brian Leaver and Jon Grossman fell behind, 0-3, before winning, 8-3. Raquel Barnes, who played fourth singles Monday for Pierson against home-court Stony Brook, was the last Whaler to complete her match, a fitting circumstance perhaps to set the stage for the Sag Harbor school’s first point of the season. After she won the match’s final point, her teammates joined her in vocal celebration. “Our first point,” Coach Frank Ackley explained, “You bet everybody was yelling. They flipped out.” Barnes, huffing and wiping her brow, explained candidly to Ackley, “I had to win it in two sets, I was just too tired to go three.” Chris Sharpelletti moved up to first singles for the Whalers as Ackley had to reshuffle his lineup due to illness, a college trip, and two Florida vacations; Sharpelletti bowed, 6-1,6-1. Ev Dieder- iks was also a loser, 7-5, 6-3, and Pierson’s third singles player, Karen Cilli, dropped a 6-0, 6-0 match. In doubles, Janet Meyers and Pat McErlean, first doubles, lost, 6-0, 6-1, Joe Matelado and Rich Egosi were beaten, 6-2, 6-2, and Tina Conti and Ursula Haerter were 6-1, 6-2 losers. Stony Brook is unbeaten in League Eight competition. Bonac romped over visiting Miller Place on Monday, 7-0, as all seven matches were the minimum two sets. Annacone was a 6-0, 6-3 winner, Principi swept to a 6-4, 6-0 decision, Clause won, 6-4, 6-3, and Fleischman captured his match, 6 - 0 , 6 - 2 . ( Kohr and Yusko had an easy con frontation at first doubles, winning 6 - 0 , 6-2, Schlessel and DiRocco dropped just a game each set for their victory, and Gale and Webb were 6-4, 6-3 winners. There was no junior varsity match. Steve Bromley Jr. Sports Briefs | Softball players who are experienc ing difficulties joining a team in the East Hampton Men’s Softball League have been invited to attend the League's organizational meeting Tues day at the Town Parks and Recreation Building on Bluff Road in Amagansett at 7:30 p.m. In addition, all managers of existing teams as well as representatives of new entries must attend to discuss matters of player insurance. The League will begin play during the last week of this month.