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07/26/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO This is what we call a ball. Sheller Island Cricket Club founder David Shillingford explains the finer points of the game to a group of Shelter Island Bucks.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO This is what we call a ball. Sheller Island Cricket Club founder David Shillingford explains the finer points of the game to a group of Shelter Island Bucks.

Howzat?

Christian Molfetta of the Shelter Island Bucks stood behind the popping crease and looked across the pitch at the bowler, with a bat in his hand. He wore batting pads, padded gloves and stood in front of the wicket. The bowler bounced one in and Molfetta swung — he may have tipped it — the wicket keeper caught it on a fly and a cry went up: ”Howzat?” (more…)

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07/26/16 8:00am
 CINDY BELT PHOTO The Shelter Island School varsity volleyball team, recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award, celebrated its 12th straight County Championship in November 2015.

CINDY BELT PHOTO
The Shelter Island School varsity volleyball team, recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award, celebrated its 12th straight County Championship in November 2015.

The 2015-2016 Shelter Island School girls varsity volleyball team has earned national recognition for academic success for the second straight year. (more…)

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07/22/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Ben Schragger pitching against the Westhampton Aviators.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Ben Schragger pitching against the Westhampton Aviators.

On Monday, July 18 the Shelter Island Bucks resumed a rain-delayed Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League contest from July 7, which had been called in the fourth inning with the Bucks down 5-2 to the Montauk Mustangs at Fiske Field.

Matters did not improve for the home team as the Mustangs sent 16 men to the plate, scoring 11 times on just three hits in the inning. (more…)

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07/20/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Will Royer, 12, grandson of Audrey and Jim Royer of Silver Beach, landed this bluefish last week. Will described the outing with Greg Clements as “the best day of my life.”

COURTESY PHOTO Will Royer, 12, grandson of Audrey and Jim Royer of Silver Beach, landed this bluefish last week. Will described the outing with Greg Clements as “the best day of my life.”

Here it is in late July with scorching air temperatures, bay waters in the mid-80s, bright sunny days with little breeze but, in spite of it all, the bass are biting lures in mid-day.

You may find this hard to believe, but I managed to catch 275 inches of striped bass one afternoon last week. The weather was as I described above but the fish were all over Plum Island and whacking popping plugs like crazy. (more…)

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07/20/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island Yacht Club youth member champions,from left, Luke Reich, Drew Wolf, Nathaniel Winters, John Patrick Panarella, Dan Reich and Tom O'Shea.

COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island Yacht Club youth member champions,from left, Luke Reich, Drew Wolf, Nathaniel Winters, John Patrick Panarella, Dan Reich and Tom O’Shea.

The weekend of July 16-17 saw the Shelter Island Yacht Club (SIYC) send six of its members to American Yacht Club in Rye, New York to compete in the 2016 Area B Qualifier for the U.S. Junior Double-handed and Single-handed Sailing Championship. (more…)