08/01/15 3:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Four cherished trophies that live in our columnist’s basement.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Four cherished trophies that live in our columnist’s basement.

As a boy, I always wondered what it would be like when I grew up and became an old man.

Certain things were clear, like our hair turning gray, weakened muscles and wrinkled bodies. But I was curious about memories and how far back we could recall things and in how much detail. (more…)

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08/01/15 7:03am
BEVERLEA WAZ PHOTO RJ Going leading off for the Bucks in the first inning with a home run. The Bucks never trailed, winning the first game of the HCBL Championship Series 10-3

BEVERLEA WAZ PHOTO RJ Going leading off for the Bucks in the first inning with a home run. The Bucks never trailed, winning the first game of the HCBL Championship Series 10-3

The Shelter Island Bucks scored 231 times in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League regular season this summer, more than 44 runs above the league average.

They blew out the Montauk Mustangs on two occasions to advance past the semifinal round of the HCBL playoffs. And on Friday evening at Fiske Field, they hung 10 runs on the visiting Westhampton Aviators in just five innings en route to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series. (more…)

07/31/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO The Shelter Island High School girls’ volleyball team, recipients of the AVCA Team Academic Award, celebrating its County Championship in November 2014.

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The Shelter Island High School girls’ volleyball team, recipients of the AVCA Team Academic Award, celebrating its County Championship in November 2014.

The Autumn 2014 Shelter Island girls’ varsity volleyball team has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award. (more…)

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07/31/15 8:00am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Bucks play host to game one of the HCBL championship series at Fiske Field this afternoon at 4 p.m. against Westhampton.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Bucks play host to game one of the HCBL championship series at Fiske Field this afternoon at 4 p.m. against Westhampton.

After the Shelter Island Bucks survived a grueling three-game semifinal series against Montauk, the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League regular season champs return to action this afternoon against the Westhampton Aviators. (more…)

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07/30/15 8:05am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Pitcher Anthony Alicki improved his record to a perfect 8-0 on the season, sending the Bucks into the HCBL championship round

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Pitcher Anthony Alicki improved his record to a perfect 8-0 on the season, sending the Bucks into the HCBL championship round

For the second consecutive year, the Shelter Island Bucks will play for the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship.

After splitting a pair of games with the Montauk Mustangs on Monday and Tuesday, the Bucks cruised past their southern rivals in the decisive third game, scoring 8 runs early and staving off a late Montauk comeback attempt to win 10-3. (more…)