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08/19/14 8:00am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Shelter Island Bucks General Manager Dave Gurney said he would assist anyone interested in running the team in 2015.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Shelter Island Bucks General Manager Dave Gurney said he would assist anyone interested in running the team in 2015.

The Shelter Island Bucks team is looking for new leadership.

The Bucks have been a big part of summer life on the Island the past three years, but now one of the men who brought baseball to Fiske Field, Dave Gurney, is stepping down from the day-to-day running of the team. (more…)

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08/18/14 10:00am
AMABROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Jeff van der Eeems making his first few strokes after leaving Hay Beach for a six hour circumnavigation of Shelter Island.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Jeff van der Eeems making his first few strokes after leaving Hay Beach for a six hour circumnavigation of Shelter Island last Friday.

At 6:45 a.m., dressed in a bathing suit, T-Shirt and cap, he walked down the beach pulling his kayak on a trailer to the water’s edge just south of Hay Beach Point.

It was windier than he would have preferred, more like a late September morning than the middle of August. But as someone told him once, “Make the tide your friend,” and his friend was telling him that now was the time to disembark for a circumnavigation of Shelter Island. (more…)

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08/17/14 12:00pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |  Ryan Golden of Binder Pools, left, and J.P. Ahoua of SG United, competing Monday at Fiske Field.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Ryan Golden of Binder Pools, left, and J.P. Ahoua of SG United, competing Monday at Fiske Field.

The 12th annual Challenge Cup kicked off this week with eight teams vying for the coveted Simon Gavron trophy in a tightly contested seven to a side soccer match. (more…)

08/16/14 12:25pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Hooked for life. Four-year-old William Birch beams as he shows off the first snappers he has ever caught while fishing off his family’s dock on Little Ram Island last week.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Hooked for life. Four-year-old William Birch beams as he shows off the first snappers he has ever caught while fishing off his family’s dock on Little Ram Island last week.

The sport fishing season is halfway over and it is no secret that it hasn’t been a good one.

Things started well enough with striped bass of all sizes and mid-sized bluefish chasing schools of mossbunkers around Shelter Island through most of May. Anglers casting from our beaches or fishing from boats nearby were able to score with catches of stripers up to 25 pounds and blues of 5 to 6 pounds without too much trouble. (more…)

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08/15/14 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Hot action at the net on a cool day last Saturday for the first annual Shelter Island Beach Volleyball Tournament.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Hot action at the net on a cool day last Saturday for the first annual Shelter Island Beach Volleyball Tournament.

The first annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Beach Volleyball Tournament took place on a picture-perfect summer day at Crescent Beach on Saturday, August 9. Postponed from the previous weekend, the tournament benefitted the Shelter Island Library. (more…)