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04/20/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A scene from a Bucks game at Fiske Field last summer.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A scene from a Bucks game at Fiske Field last summer.

The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) is going international. Well, at least that’s the plan.

An initiative pushed by the league’s new commissioner, Vin Colasuonno, has the HCBL looking into the active recruitment of players from abroad to bring their talents to the United States. (more…)

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04/02/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO 2018 Shelter Island Bucks Head Coach Darryn Gary Smith.

COURTESY PHOTO 2018 Shelter Island Bucks Head Coach Darryn Gary Smith.

Let’s play word association. Ready?

South Africa and sports.

Easy. Rugby. Maybe soccer, because the next World Cup will be played there in 2010. Even cricket will do.

But baseball? (more…)

03/30/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO  A day in the sun for fathers and sons, like the Diedrich Family.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO A day in the sun for fathers and sons, like the Diedrich Family.

When my husband, two adult sons and I travel to Dunedin, Florida, the spring home of the Toronto Blue Jays every March, we come home improved.

We read, we sit around, we drink beer and we watch baseball. It is the spiritual and culinary highlight of the year, a place where our family can experience baseball as a kind of faith and spring training as a pilgrimage. (more…)

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03/28/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO The Shelter Island School junior high girls basketball team. From left, Kathy Ramos, Dayla Reyes, Angelina Rice, Madison Springer, Sincere Smith (manager), Cassandra Espinoza-Heimann, Coach Laura Mayo, Madigan Teodoru, Franny Regan, Allie Brush, Alex Burns, Andrea Napoles, Mary Gennari and Valeria Reyes (kneeling).

COURTESY PHOTO The Shelter Island School junior high girls basketball team. From left, Kathy Ramos, Dayla Reyes, Angelina Rice, Madison Springer, Sincere Smith (manager), Cassandra Espinoza-Heimann, Coach Laura Mayo, Madigan Teodoru, Franny Regan, Allie Brush, Alex Burns, Andrea Napoles, Mary Gennari and Valeria Reyes (kneeling).

March 12 was the last home game of the Shelter Island School girls junior high basketball season. The team sported tie-dye socks they made in a fun team bonding activity. Parents and fans were there to cheer on the feisty home team. (more…)