BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Southpaw Abby Kotula firing a pitch in a recent JV home game against Greenport.
When you meet Abby Kotula you’re impressed with a couple of things. First, she’s petite. Second, you quickly find out she’s determined and intelligent. Trained in music, gymnastics and dance, she has a way of approaching life with confidence born of thorough preparation.
An athlete for as long as she can remember, Abby has played baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball and is currently a three-sport athlete at Shelter Island School. This past fall, in her first year of high school, she was a member of the cross country team, the cheer team and this spring is pitching and playing second base on the JV baseball team, the only girl on the roster. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Sarah Lewis makes the pitch with Emily Strauss at first in the varsity softball opener Monday against the McGann-Mercy Monarchs.
The rain Monday subsided in time for the Shelter Island varsity softball team’s first home game, a meeting with the Bishop McCann-Mercy Monarchs. The Islanders showed enthusiasm and team work but dropped their home opener. (more…)
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Isabelle Topliff looking for her shot in traffic against Pierson February 2.
On February 2, the Shelter Island girls basketball team took on the Pierson Whalers on the Blue and Gray’s home court.
Coach Mike Z. Mundy tried something relatively new — he had the team press on defense during the first quarter. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Domily Gil driving into the paint.
The girls on the Shelter Island School junior varsity basketball team are having a fun and successful season. It’s been challenging and filled with growth, but also tempered with many wins along the way. As of January 29, the team was 6-6 with four games left. (more…)
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Emma Martinez Madjisova sets the ball with Frances Regan (16) and Lydia Shepherd (22) in the home match against East Moriches.
As the junior high early winter sports season draws to a close, it’s a pleasure to see the young athletes getting comfortable on the court.
JH girls volleyball Coach Brian Becker said, “Things are starting to click and the girls have come a long way since the start of the season —if we look back to start of season when we were happy to just hit the ball. Now we are actively working on getting three hits.” (more…)