07/18/14 12:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jon Karcich in rare relaxation mode from a hectic but fulfilling schedule managing the Shelter Island Bucks.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Jon Karcich in rare relaxation mode from a hectic but fulfilling schedule managing the Shelter Island Bucks.

Like Silver Queen corn, the Shelter Island Bucks are a sweet and fleeting part of a Shelter Island summer. For a couple of months, we get to enjoy baseball at its finest: crisp and accomplished, played by college athletes.

Of the 45,000 or so young men playing baseball at the college level, only a handful go on to play professional baseball. Shelter Island Bucks Manager Jon Karcich was one of the chosen few when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2009. (more…)

07/15/14 2:28pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Bucks GM Dave Gurney, left, with his guests for the summer, Max Watt, middle, and Trevor Freeman.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Bucks GM Dave Gurney, left, with his guests for the summer, Max Watt, middle, and Trevor Freeman.

For the third consecutive summer, Shelter Island is home to a team in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. This means that college ballplayers from all corners of the country are here, making the Island their home for two months. (more…)

07/11/14 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ | PHOTO Runners looking for a competitive edge, working out with the Shelter Island Running Club Saturday at Fiske Field.

BEVERLEA WALZ  PHOTO
Runners looking for a competitive edge, working out with the Shelter Island Running Club Saturday at Fiske Field.

It was as if the firecrackers exploding Friday night banished the stormy weather, bringing Islanders a Saturday of sun and glimmering blue skies. It was a morning middle-school student Liam Adipietro described as “perfect running weather.”

Led by coaches Cliff Clark, Bryan Gallagher and Toby Green, the Shelter Island Running Club was at Fiske Field on Saturday at 8 a.m., just as they are every Wednesday and Saturday mornings. (more…)