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08/21/15 2:00pm
Max Watt on the Fiske Field mound pitching for the Bucks. He made his made his professional debut this week, pitching one perfect inning with a strikeout against the Gulf Coast League Rays.

Max Watt on the Fiske Field mound pitching for the Bucks. He made his made his professional debut this week, pitching one perfect inning with a strikeout against the Gulf Coast League Rays.

BY BRIAN MUNDY

The Shelter Island Bucks’ 2015 season ended on August 1 when they accomplished their ultimate goal of winning the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) Championship. In just their fourth season of existence, the Bucks organization has celebrated many firsts.

There was the first victory, the first playoff game, the first playoff victory, the first appearance in a championship series, the first championship victory and the first Bucks to be drafted by Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. (more…)

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08/19/15 2:00pm
he champion B&R team members celebrating their victory in the Shelter Island Challenge Cup at Sunset Beach Monday evening with the Simon Gavron Trophy. Tournament organizer Police Chief Jim Read is at right.

he champion B&R team members celebrating their victory in the Shelter Island Challenge Cup at Sunset Beach Monday evening with the Simon Gavron Trophy. Tournament organizer Police Chief Jim Read is at right.

The conclusion of the 2015 Shelter Island Soccer Challenge Cup Monday, August 17, marked a first in the cup’s 13-year history, with B&R winning for a third consecutive year.

The heat of the evening was duplicated by the hot play of B&R, and as the annual summer soccer tournament drew to a close and darkness fell on FiskeField, B&R again retained possession of the Simon Gavron Trophy. (more…)

08/13/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Reporter fishing columnist Larry Winston and his family went out of Montauk last week and landed this shark. As Larry writes, catching the mako ‘made us think seriously about never swimming again in saltwater.’

COURTESY PHOTO Reporter fishing columnist Larry Winston and his family went out of Montauk last week and landed this shark. As Larry writes, catching the mako ‘made us think seriously about never swimming again in saltwater.’

Many summers ago, before the Winston daughters left for college, I chartered a shark fishing boat out of Montauk and with a friend and his son, went about 25 miles offshore.

We landed a nice assortment of makos, blue sharks and a grey and all the kids got one. We also had a beluga whale broach in our chum slick and, finally, we were within waving distance of three of the U.S. Navy’s attack submarines as they headed into New London.

It was the most fantastic day I’d had on the ocean. To have all those things happen and no one got seasick was an experience of a lifetime.

Fast forward to this August 7 when several of the next generation of our family, including two of the sisters who went last time  — Donna Winston and Deirdre O’Donnell — and one of my grandsons, Matt O’Donnell, and his sister, Morgan, went out shark fishing. (more…)

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08/13/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Charlie Binder, left, battling for the ball at Fiske Field Monday during the annual Shelter Island Challenge Cup soccer tournament.

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Charlie Binder, left, battling for the ball at Fiske Field Monday during the annual Shelter Island Challenge Cup soccer tournament.

For the 13th year the Shelter Island Challenge Cup kicked off this week with some familiar teams vying for the coveted Simon Gavron 7-a-side soccer trophy.

Five locally sponsored teams from Sunset Beach, Binder Pools, Wooden House, Elli’s Country Store and SG United met to play in a round-robin format at Fiske Field. Three teams from East Hampton Town, including Bill Miller & Associates, Bateman Painting and B & R also joined the group to make the first round highly competitive with few points separating each team. (more…)

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08/10/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Winners all from a previous Shelter Island Country Club Junior Golf Open Tournament. This year’s tournament is slated for Wednesday, August 19, with the first tee time at 10 a.m.

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Winners all from a previous Shelter Island Country Club Junior Golf Open Tournament. This year’s tournament is slated for Wednesday, August 19, with the first tee time at 10 a.m.

The Shelter Island Country Club is gearing up for its annual Junior Golf Open Tournament featuring young golfers of all ages on Wednesday, August 19. (more…)