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07/19/17 10:39am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A Bucks pick-off attempt at Fiske Field Tuesday comes up short by a whisker as a Southampton Breaker dives safely back to the bag.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A Bucks pick-off attempt at Fiske Field Tuesday comes up short by a whisker as a Southampton Breaker dives safely back to the bag.

Jacob Stracner reached base safely in all five of his plate appearances on Tuesday evening at Fiske Field as the Shelter Island Bucks hosted the Southampton Breakers in a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) contest. (more…)

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07/18/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Photo taken from the chase boat showing the committee boat and the Sunfish sailors positioning for the start of a race on Sunday.

COURTESY PHOTO Photo taken from the chase boat showing the committee boat and the Sunfish sailors positioning for the start of a race on Sunday, July 15.

The Menantic Yacht Club held its second series of Sunfish races in perfect weather Sunday afternoon, July 15,  in West Neck Harbor. The wind built steadily all afternoon, ranging from about 5 to 10 knots, gusting to 12, blowing from the west. The gusts were extremely squirrelly at the windward mark. (more…)

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07/12/17 2:00pm
LARRY WINSTON

LARRY WINSTON

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. — George Santayana

For the past three or four weeks my fishing companions and I have been ignoring the lessons of the past in an effort to make the current year the best ever. We started the season with a rush with lots of bluefish and striped bass coming over the gunwales in late May and early June, including a jumbo 29-pound bass I landed. Then things dropped off trip by trip, until fishing could only have been termed “spotty” by the second week of June, and “lousy” since then. (more…)

07/11/17 12:00pm
Commodore Pete Bethge of the Menantic Yacht Club looking down the start line 30 seconds before the start of a July 2 race on West Neck Harbor.

COURTESY PHOTO Commodore Pete Bethge of the Menantic Yacht Club looking down the start line 30 seconds before the start of a July 2 race on West Neck Harbor.

The Menantic Yacht Club (MYC) held its first Sunfish race of the 2017 season on Sunday, July 2 in West Neck Harbor.

Mother Nature was at her best with plenty of sunshine and wind that built steadily all afternoon, blowing between 4 and 10 knots from the west. It was gusty and quite squirrely, which made for fun rounding the upwind mark. There were a number of flips and some crashes; one caused extensive damage and one involved the boom of one sailor hitting the head of another sailor with a sound heard ‘round the world. (more…)