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Joe Werkmeister

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06/21/14 8:11pm
Yonas Mebrahtu crosses the finish line first at the 35th annual Shelter Island 10K Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Yonas Mebrahtu crosses the finish line first at the 35th annual Shelter Island 10K Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

The next time Yonas Mebrahtu runs a competitive race, he may employ a new, unusual strategy: no sleep. Such was the case before Saturday’s Shelter Island 10K for the champion of the 35th annual race.

A native of Eritrea, a small east African country that borders the Red Sea, Mebrahtu’s journey to Shelter Island took him on a long path leaving him no time for rest.  (more…)

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03/08/14 3:31pm
Shelter Island senior Nathan Mundy leans in for a short jumper against Coleman Catholic Saturday. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Shelter Island senior Nathan Mundy leans in for a short jumper against Coleman Catholic Saturday.

CLASS D REGIONAL FINALS  |  COLEMAN CATHOLIC 73, SHELTER ISLAND 46

As the reality began to set in, that one of the finest seasons in Shelter Island history had reached its end, the large contingent of Islanders in the SUNY New Paltz gym rose to their feet.

As Coleman Catholic celebrated its Class D regional final win Saturday afternoon and prepared to accept its trophy, the Shelter Island crowd erupted with a “Shelter! Island!” chant, filling the small upstate gym. (more…)