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…)

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08/10/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Eddie Haus was named MVP of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Eddie Haus was named MVP of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

Though the season ended over a week ago, the Shelter Island Bucks continue to win.

After Jonathan Moroney was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship series following the Bucks’ victory over the Westhampton Aviators, a pair of his teammates completed a sweep of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League end-of-season awards. Anthony Alicki won pitcher of the year, while right fielder Eddie Haus was named league MVP. (more…)

08/09/15 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO We are the champions. The Shelter Island Bucks raise high the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship trophy on Aviator Field in Westhampton after sweeping the series Saturday for the Island's first league championship.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO All for one. The Shelter Island Bucks raise high the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship trophy on Aviator Field in Westhampton after sweeping the series last Saturday for the Island’s first league championship.

Winning the 2015 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship is a great achievement for the Bucks organization and the 20 players who hoisted the trophy at Aviator Field in Westhampton on Saturday night, a week ago.

But an incident that happened 1,500 miles away the following day proved there is so much more to baseball than just a winning record. (more…)