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04/15/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Lauren Gurney sliding into home in the girls JV softball game against Stony Brook Tuesday.

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Lauren Gurney sliding into home in the girls JV softball game against Stony Brook Tuesday.

The Shelter Island girls JV softball team has started with a bang, outscoring their opponents by a combined total of 43-9 in the first two games. The season opener at the Knox School’s home field on April 13 was a 17-4 resounding win, and the next day the Stony Brook Bears headed to the ferry after a 26-5 defeat. (more…)

04/15/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Living the dream — Islanders Bill Hannabury and his son Shane in front of the Augusta National clubhouse at the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Georgia during the tournament.

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Living the dream — Islanders Bill Hannabury and his son Shane in front of the Augusta National clubhouse at the 2015 Masters in Augusta, Georgia during the tournament.

I am more than aware that technically March 21 is the first day of spring every year. But when you live on eastern Long Island you find that date laughable.

My reminder of spring is always in April and specifically when I see the beauty of everything blooming in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters you watched last week kicked off the season for 2015. (more…)

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04/14/15 10:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO Numbers 7, 8 and 9, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak, from Shelter Island on The Fury Club Team.

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Numbers 7, 8 and 9, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak, from Shelter Island on The Fury Club Team.

BY PETER McCARTHY
Three Shelter Island girls, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak have all distinguished themselves at the high school varsity level, earning All-League, All-Conference and All-Tournament honors. But the last couple of years they’ve proved they can also play with the ‘big” girls at the more competitive Club Volleyball. This level of competition is where the best players from area schools join together to form All-Star teams to play in large regional tournaments. (more…)