06/26/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Fish this size, landed by our columnist, have been few and far between these days.

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Fish this size, landed by our columnist, have been few and far between these days.

It appears from all the reports that I’ve gathered from shore and boat fishermen that there are zero bluefish around the Island.

I couldn’t get a report about Jessups and can only assume they’re not there either. On the other hand, in spite of my moaning about bass populations, I have seen a small but consistent number of 20- to 24-inch bass in the shallows around the Island and have caught a few of that size and larger on plugs on every tide. (more…)

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06/24/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Buck are gunning for first place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Buck are gunning for first place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

“That is how you do it, boys. That’s how you put a team away.”

That was Shelter Island Bucks Head Coach Jamie Quinn’s message he shouted to his team following a 9-4 win over the visiting Montauk Mustangs. (more…)

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06/23/15 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Jennifer Keller, moments after being the first Island woman across the finish line of Saturdays 10K race, with Meb Keflezighi.

COURTESY PHOTO Jennifer Keller, moments after being the first Island woman across the finish line of Saturdays 10K race, with Meb Keflezighi.

Distance running, unlike most sports, is a test of the individual who must battle the competition, the course and most of all what each runner can endure, fighting through mental and physical fatigue.

But for Tyler Cardillo and Jennifer Keller — the first Island man and Island woman across the finish line at Saturday’s Shelter Island 10K  Run — fierce rain, a sloppy course and a tough hill near the end of the race presented no serious problems. (more…)