COURTESY PHOTO | The menhaden, or bunker fish, seen for centuries in huge schools in our waters.
The last three weeks have brought us the wildest kind of weather that we’ve seen in many years.
Fishing had just started to pick up again and fishermen were doing O.K. on false albacore, striped bass and bluefish using bait, casting lures and flies. Some even scored “Grand Slams,” which means that you had to catch a blue, a striper and an albacore on the same trip. I even extended that string one day to a “Super Grand Slam” by catching a porgy to add to the list. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO The Shelter Island School’s girls cross country team at the start of a race Tuesday at Goat Hill.
Driving rain, check. Blustery winds, check. Cold temperatures, check. Welcome to cross country races. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ Action during the Over the Hill softball game Sunday. That’s Ian Weslek fielding a throw from the outfield as Tom Hashagen heads for home.
If the score of 19 to 18 seems a little high for a softball game, it’s because it represented the score of Sunday’s Jack Cahill Memorial Over the Hill Softball Game between winner SALT and the Sweet Tomato’s team at Fiske Field. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Nicolette Frasco serving in a match earlier this season.
It’s the time of season where the little changes and improvements of each volleyball player are beginning to add up and manifest themselves in improved confidence and better teamwork.
Several players have also been working out with Coach Jim Theinert to improve their strength and conditioning, and it’s paying off in a big way. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Caitlin Binder overtaking a Pierson runner in the Shelter Island School varsity girls cross country team’s victory on Tuesday, September 29.
On Saturday, September 26, the Shelter Island School boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Sunken Meadow State Park for the Suffolk Coaches Cross Country Invitational, where the teams competed in a variety of races from 1.5 miles to 5K race.
The Meadow, as it is known, with its gnarly hill climbs, is steeped in Long Island cross country tradition going back over 60 years. (more…)