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11/22/16 10:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Action from a Shelter Island volleyball match in September. Sarah Lewis, number 11, is lending a hand to help school the JV team this year.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Action from a Shelter Island volleyball match in September. Sarah Lewis, number 11, is lending a hand to help school the junior high team this year.

Thanksgiving is in the air, a signal that the sports seasons are changing.

At the high school level, the girls and boys basketball teams are hitting the hardwood, while the cheerleaders are starting to think about their new routines. Winter track for boys and girls is a new offering this year. At the junior high level the boys are playing basketball, and the girls are serving up volleyballs. (more…)

11/21/16 2:11pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Billy Boeklen going up for a short jumper at last year's  Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund’s 6th annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Billy Boeklen going up for a short jumper at last year’s Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund’s 6th annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

BY MELISSA MUNDY

The Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund will hold their annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament this Saturday, tipping off at 2 p.m. at the Shelter Island School gymnasium. (more…)

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11/14/16 2:00pm
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO Senior athlete Will Garrison nearing the finish line of his last cross country race at the state championships in upstate Chenango Valley State Park as members of the girls team cheer him on.

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
Senior athlete Will Garrison nearing the finish line of his last cross country race at the state championships in upstate Chenango Valley State Park as members of the girls team cheer him on.

The Shelter Island School varsity boys and girls cross country teams spent a lot of time on the road last week to close out their seasons.

On November 9, the Suffolk County Cross Country Coaches Association honored the top athletes in the county at its annual Awards Ceremony Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. Many members of the boys and girls teams as well as their parents attended and dressed up for the occasion. The girls team — juniors Caitlin Binder, Francesca Frasco, Lindsey Gallagher, Isabella Sherman, sophomores Lily Garrison, Justine Karen, freshmen Emma Gallagher, Lauren Gurney, Abigail Kotula and 7th grader Emma Martinez Majdisova — were honored for earning the girls League and County Class D Championship titles. (more…)

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11/09/16 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The varsity volleyball team played every game with a sense of teamwork and enthusiasm for their sport and for each other.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The varsity volleyball team played every game with a sense of teamwork and enthusiasm for their sport and for each other.

The November 8 playoff match at Hauppauge High School between Shelter Island School varsity volleyball team and Section IX’s Tuxedo Tornados marked the 13th consecutive year that we moved on to post season play.

With the classification numbers changing this year, the Class D playoffs look a bit different. The Island is now the only Class D volleyball school on Long Island. (more…)

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11/08/16 10:24am
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO The championship Shelter Island School cross country teams. Front row, from left, Abigail Kotula, Lily Garrison, Emma Gallagher, Caitlin Binder, Francesca Frasco, Lauren Gurney, Emma Martinez Majdisova, Lindsey Gallagher and Justine Karen. Back row, form left, Coach Bryan Gallagher, Will Garrison, Kal Lewis, Joshua Green, Jack Lang, Michael Payano, Coach Bryan Knipfing and Coach Jason Green.

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
The championship Shelter Island School cross country teams. Front row, from left, Abigail Kotula, Lily Garrison, Emma Gallagher, Caitlin Binder, Francesca Frasco, Lauren Gurney, Emma Martinez Majdisova, Lindsey Gallagher and Justine Karen. Back row, form left, Coach Bryan Gallagher, Will Garrison, Kal Lewis, Joshua Green, Jack Lang, Michael Payano, Coach Bryan Knipfing and Coach Jason Green.

For the second year in a row, both the boys and girls Shelter Island School’s cross country teams captured the Class D County and League 8 Championship titles. Hearty congratulations to all the members of the teams for another season of hard work and continuing success. (more…)