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12/29/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Billy Boeklen, working off a pick set by Semaj Lawrence, driving to the hoop.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Billy Boeklen, working off a pick set by Semaj Lawrence, driving to the hoop.

Now that the season is over, Shelter Island High School boys varsity basketball Coach Jay Card Jr. said he was satisfied his squad accomplished many of its original goals. (more…)

12/23/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Florida fishing yielded a fine crevalle jack for our columnist.

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Florida fishing yielded a fine crevalle jack for our columnist.

To prove I’m human, I started the saltwater season in Fish On’s Florida HQ with a mishap only a rookie could commit. (more…)

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12/19/16 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

Junior high athletics are all about learning the basics of the sport, improving skills and having fun. Games are played giving equal playing time to all athletes.

As girls and boys begin to physically mature and are exposed to playing a sport daily, their skills increase, sometimes dramatically, even over a fairly short 10-week season. (more…)

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12/19/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Florida fishing yielded a fine Jack Crevalle for our columnist.

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Florida fishing yielded a fine crevalle jack for our columnist.

To prove I’m human, I started the saltwater season in Fish On’s Florida HQ with a mishap only a rookie could commit.

I keep a 17-foot Carolina Skiff in my garage. Before I trailered to a river to launch it, I went through my check list to make sure all was ready. I carefully checked all of the equipment and screwed the drain plug in snugly, hooked the trailer to the car and off I went, stopping for four gallons of gas and got to an empty ramp in no time. I unhooked the safety chain and the crank strap, fastened the rope tied to the boat and the trailer and backed it in. The boat slipped off the trailer and I went to pull it in by the tie rope so the wind didn’t move it too far away when I noticed it was a bit stern-heavy and there was water on the floorboards. (more…)