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05/24/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) play opens next month with seven brand new rosters competing over a 42 game regular season followed by playoffs in late July.
Every season in the HCBL means a fresh start. (more…)

05/20/17 11:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

Walker or runner, the trick for turtles and hares is putting one foot in front of the other until you see the finish line.

At that point, your instincts will be your guide. Although years ago, our Island 5K did make a logistics screwup. The bountiful food that is provided at all our races was improperly located. The grills for hot dogs and hamburgers were on Crescent Beach’s sand. (more…)

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05/17/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO The 2017 Shelter Island varsity softball team. Bottom row, from left, Bianca Evangelista, Melissa Frasco, Isabella Fonseca and Maria Carbajal. Top row, from left, Jennifer Lupo, Sarah Lewis, Phoebe Starzee, Lauren Gurney, Emily Strauss, Amira Lawrence, Julia Labrozzi, Annabella Springer, Domily Gil, Coach Jackie Brewer. Lily Garrison and Audrey Wood are absent from picture.

COURTESY PHOTO The 2017 Shelter Island varsity softball team. Bottom row, from left, Bianca Evangelista, Melissa Frasco, Isabella Fonseca and Maria Carbajal. Top row, from left, Jennifer Lupo, Sarah Lewis, Phoebe Starzee, Lauren Gurney, Emily Strauss, Amira Lawrence, Julia Labrozzi, Annabella Springer, Domily Gil and Coach Jackie Brewer. Lily Garrison and Audrey Wood are absent from the picture.

The Shelter Island Varsity softball team finished its season with an away game in Port Jefferson on May 9. The Port Jeff team graciously included our seniors in its senior send-off game, as did our other away opponent, Southold/Greenport the day before.

Flowers were distributed and a few tears were choked back as seniors and team co-captains Julia Labrozzi and Melissa Frasco began to share the “last” bus ride, at bat, etc., with fellow seniors Amira Lawrence and Domily Gil. This was such a nice display of sportsmanship since our own home senior send-off game was cancelled due to rain and could not be rescheduled. (more…)

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05/09/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Jay (Jake) Card III teeing off.

COURTESY PHOTO Jay (Jake) Card III teeing off.

This past weekend at the challenging Naples National Golf Club in Naples, Florida the club kicked off its Terra Cotta Invitational. This tournament has been held since 1996 and is ranked 79th in the world in men’s amateur events.

Being an invitational, the club makes it clear that it encourages applications that are carefully reviewed by the selection committee. They look at things such as world amateur rankings as well as college tournament performances. This year, with a little help from Gardiner’s Bay Country Club member Bryan Hanypsiak and the cub’s golf professional, Leigh Notley, Shelter Island’s Jay (Jake) Card III secured one of the 75 invitations for the tournament. (more…)