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02/22/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Seniors and Semaj bid adieu. The Shelter Island School varsity basketball team says good bye after the 2015-16 season to, form left, Billy Boeklen, Henry Lang, Peter Kropf, Max Moroz, Jack Kimmelmann, Tristan Wissemann and Semaj Lawrence, who has completed his basketball eligibility.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Seniors and Semaj bid adieu. From left, Billy Boeklen, Henry Lang, Peter Kropf, Max Moroz, Jack Kimmelmann, Tristan Wissemann and Semaj Lawrence, who has completed his basketball eligibility.

Now that the season is over, Shelter Island High School boys varsity basketball Coach Jay Card Jr. said he was satisfied his squad accomplished many of its original goals.

What’s not satisfying is failing to achieve the ultimate goal — a Class D County championship. But the Bridgehampton Killer Bees — the defending New York State champions — were too tough for the Indians in the championship game on February 13. (more…)

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02/14/16 10:37am
DANIEL De MATO PHOTO Billy Boekeln soaring for a jumper in Shelter Island’s 80-53 loss to Bridgehampton in the Class D championship game Saturday in Selden.

DANIEL De MATO PHOTO Billy Boeklen soaring for a jumper in Shelter Island’s 80-53 loss to Bridgehampton in the Class D championship game Saturday in Selden.

Although the Shelter Island’s boys varsity basketball team’s season came to an abrupt halt, the memories will last for a lifetime. (more…)

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01/25/16 10:00am
BEVELEA WALZ PHOTO | The Shelter Island School boys varsity basketball team.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Shelter Island School boys varsity basketball team.

The Shelter Island School boys varsity basketball team traveled to Stony Brook on Friday evening, January 22 to match up against the Bears who were undefeated in League VIII play with a perfect 7-0 record.

The Indians played with hustle and heart against the powerhouse team, keeping the game close through three quarters. But the Islanders were ultimately defeated by a score of 65-52, ending their three-game winning streak. (more…)

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01/18/16 12:00pm
BEVELEA WALZ PHOTO | The Shelter Island School boys varsity basketball team.

BEVELEA WALZ PHOTO | The Shelter Island School boys varsity basketball team.

The Indians travelled to Port Jefferson Saturday, January 16, for a League VIII doubleheader, and both the junior varsity and varsity boys teams posted wins.

For the J.V. team, it was their first win of the year. Coach Ian Kanarvogel said, “The entire team showed an immense amount of growth.   We finally got over the hump, coming out on top of a close game. Every player is getting better and that’s the goal of the JV program.” (more…)

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01/04/16 8:00am
DANIEL DE MATO PHOTO| Tristan Wissemann goes up for two in a game against Greenport earlier this season.

DANIEL DE MATO PHOTO| Tristan Wissemann goes up for two in a game against Greenport earlier this season.

A rare and momentous achievement in the sports history of Shelter Island played out on the East Rockaway High School basketball court Saturday.

Senior varsity player — and co-captain — Tristan Wisseman went into the game against the Rocks needing just 3 points to reach the 1,000 mark for his career. (more…)