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Jun 14, 2016 10:15 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

East Hampton Announces Inductees For Athletic Hall Of Fame

The 1989-90 East Hampton varsity girls gymnastics team.
Jun 14, 2016 10:15 AM

East Hampton High School has announced its 2015 nominees for its Athletic Wall of Fame, and the list features several standout players, coaches and teams from across the decades.

Brothers Dick, Matt, Kelly, Mark, Bill, Brian, and Joe McKee will be ushered in together—along with six other individuals and one team—during the official ceremony at East Hampton’s homecoming in the fall.

The McKee brothers, who all graduated in the 1970s, were standout athletes in several sports. Dick McKee was an All-State football player who continued his career at Nassau County Community College, while Matt McKee was a standout on the varsity football and wrestling teams. Kelly McKee was a gridiron star as well who played at Southern Connecticut State College, and he also played basketball and baseball for Bonac. He now has more than 40 years of coaching experience in several sports under his belt. Mark McKee was a football and baseball standout, played both sports at Southern Connecticut State, and has more than three decades of coaching experience; Bill McKee played varsity football and basketball and coached for nearly 30 years, most notably with the Bonac varsity boys hoops team; Brian McKee played football at East Hampton and also continued his wrestling career at Cortland State. He’s also coached for more than 30 years; and Joe McKee, the current varsity football head coach, was a standout football, basketball and baseball player and played football at Towson State.

Brynn Maguire, a 2002 graduate, was a star three-sport athlete, excelling at field hockey, winter track and softball. She went on to play field hockey at Mary Washington University, where she was a first-team All-American in her senior year. Maguire also coached and played for the USA Field Hockey Futures program. She was also an All-County softball player in her senior year at East Hampton.

Ed Bahns graduated from East Hampton in 1973 and was a four-sport athlete, playing golf, football, basketball and baseball. He earned All-County honors in both baseball and football, and went on to play baseball at Florida Southern College before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox organization in 1977, where he played three years in their farm system.

Eleanor Dickinson Baker, a 1936 graduate and posthumous inductee, was a standout basketball player in an era where women’s sports were practically an afterthought. Baker played on a Montauk School team that was undefeated for three years before playing for East Hampton. The East Hampton Star reported that she scored 204 points in an eight-game season in 1934, and she was on the 1935 team that went undefeated and won the Sectional Championship.

The 1989 girls varsity gymnastics team is also being inducted. The team was undefeated and won the League IV Conference D championship. The team was coached by Kathy McGeehan with assistant Pam Anderson, and included: Donna Sennefelder, Shannon D’Andrea, Becky Brown, Jennifer Fuchs, Robin Streck, Dawn Becker, Julie Siegel, Erin McGintee, Diane Cooper, Cintia Torres, Penelope Bennith, Nicole Starr, Mary Hadjipopov, Loretta Korn, Stephanie King, Jennifer Brown, Caroline Somers, Yanina Cuesta, Cathy Fleetwood, Tara Provini, Namie Trowbridge, and Tara McGintee.

James McNally, a 1949 graduate and posthumous inductee, will also be ushered in. McNally excelled at football and boxing, and was a member of the undefeated football team in 1949. He participated in the school’s intramural boxing program, coached by Francis Kiernan, and is the namesake of the school’s James McNally Citizenship Award, which has recognized a standout student-athlete for more than 60 years.

Kathryn Mirras, a 2004 graduate, excelled at soccer, basketball and softball for East Hampton. She won the US Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award as a senior and was also a first-team All-State softball player, All-Conference soccer player and All-League basketball player. She was a three-time All-County softball player, who went on to play at the University of Virginia

Sandy McFarland, a 1992 graduate of Bridgehampton High School, was a track and field standout for the Bonackers, earning a scholarship to compete at Syracuse University, where she was the 400-meter indoor champion in her senior year.

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You have one of the gymnastic team members last name incorrect. It should be Loretta Kom not Korn
By Rich Morey (373), East Hampton on Jun 16, 16 12:28 PM
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