12/12/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island School senior Sarah Lewis, left, and junior Nichole Hand were honored December 4 at the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s gala awards dinner at East Winds in Wading River.

COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island School senior Sarah Lewis, left, and junior Nichole Hand were honored December 4 at the Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s gala awards dinner at East Winds in Wading River.

On Monday, December 4, the East Winds catering hall in Wading River was decorated to the hilt.

Shining chandeliers and large holiday trees bedecked with lights greeted over 700 athletes, coaches and parents to the annual Suffolk County Volleyball Coaches Association’s annual awards dinner. (more…)

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10/31/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO All for one. The Shelter Island volleyball teams stayed strong and together over the course of his season.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
All for one. The Shelter Island volleyball teams stayed strong and together over the course of this season.

At the beginning of any sports season, there are always two important questions: Will the new players mesh well with the older players? What will the new leadership look like with the graduation of last year’s top athletes? (more…)

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10/24/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Senor Sarah Lewis gets up for the tip in  the October 20 home game against the Stony Brook Bears.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Senor Sarah Lewis gets up for the tip in the October 20 home game against the Stony Brook Bears.

When you entered the gym on Friday, October 20, there was no doubt it was a special day.

Pink streamers and balloons adorned the stands, a poster about each player was on the walls, and a panel of paper ribbons referenced loves ones who are fighting or affected by breast cancer. (more…)

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10/18/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Stayin’ alive! Sarah Lewis at the net gets up to keep the Blue and Gray battling for the point

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Stayin’ alive! Sarah Lewis at the net gets up to keep the Blue and Gray battling for the point

As an athletic season unfolds, one of the most edifying things for a coach is seeing athletes “get it” and become confident in their knowledge and skills of the game. (more…)