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10/24/18 12:00pm

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
The Shelter Island girls cross country team after defeating Southold October 16 at the Suffolk County Parks Indian Island 5K course. From left, Emma Gallagher, Madison Springer, Olivia Overstreet, Ariana Carter, Sophie Clark and Kaitlyn Gulluscio.

Fall is definitely here as seasonably cool days and chillier nights settle in.

And as we get deeper into autumn, the school’s fall sports seasons are coming to a close. This week ended the regular season for the varsity boys and girls cross country teams with their last league meet. (more…)

10/23/18 4:30pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Rising up for Breast Cancer Awareness. Shelter Island volleyball players Lyng Coyne, left, and Audrey Wood at the “Dig Pink” event and game October 19.

As you entered Shelter Island’s gym doors on October 19 there was a big sign: “Dig Pink.” It wasn’t announcing a pastel ditch excavation party. (more…)

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10/22/18 4:30pm

KRISTINA LANGE PHOTO
Members of the boys cross country team did battle at Saturday’s Manhattan Invitational. They are (l-r) Alberto Morales, Jalill Carter, Jonas Kinsey, Junior Gil, Kal Lewis, Michael Payano, Tyler Gulluscio, Jason Green, Theo Olinkiewicz and Matthew Strauss. Not pictured is Nicholas Mamisashvili.

As the season begins to wind down, the action heats up. With seven races under their belts, the varsity boys and girls cross country teams have only one final league meet and the Division Championships before the County Championships on November 2. (more…)

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10/16/18 6:00am

BOB DeSTEFANO

Well, you are over 35 years old and you think you are over the hill. You feel that your old fun-filled baseball games that you played as a child are part of your past. Not so fast!! If you live on Shelter Island, you still have the fun of the Old Timers softball game held every fall.

Yes, this was the game started back in 1973 by two fun community minded guys, Ben Jones and Jack Cahill. Jack backed his bar and restaurant, the old Harbor Inn, and Ben fought for The Dory. Fun was the name of the game back then and if last Sunday was any indication, it looks like things have not changed today.

Of course, they don’t have anyone like Frank Klenawicus today. People remember him dressing like a woman and he’d be a catcher behind home plate. In this high pitch game of softball, the pitcher will occasionally pitch a grapefruit instead of a ball. Too bad no batter fell for it because nothing is funnier than seeing them hit a grapefruit. (more…)