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01/19/15 2:00pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Tristan Wissemann  on his home floor ahead of the field in Shelter Island's victory over Greenport Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Tristan Wissemann on his home floor ahead of the field in Shelter Island’s victory over Greenport Saturday. He scored a game high 27 points.

The Shelter Island School boys varsity basketball team earned a big 58-49 league victory on their home floor over their rivals from Greenport on Saturday.

Coach Jay Card Jr. felt it was imperative that his team win at least two of the three league games scheduled during the week and his team responded well to the challenge. (more…)

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01/18/15 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |The Shelter Island girls junior varsity volleyball team Back row, from left,   Coach Brian Becker, Amelia Reiter, Jaime Lenzer, Holly Ross, Amelia Clark, Elizabeth Cummings and  Assistant Coach Alexis Perlaki. Middle row, from left,  Jennifer Lupo, Lauren Gurney, Maria Carbajal, Emma Gallagher and Abby Kotula Front row, from left, Ella Mysliborski, team mascot Bobo Bear and Lily Garrison

COURTESY PHOTO |The Shelter Island girls junior high volleyball team Back row, from left,
Coach Brian Becker, Amelia Reiter, Jaime Lenzer, Holly Ross, Amelia Clark, Elizabeth Cummings and Assistant Coach Alexis Perlaki. Middle row, from left, Jennifer Lupo, Lauren Gurney, Maria Carbajal, Emma Gallagher and Abby Kotula
Front row, from left, Ella Mysliborski, team mascot Bobo Bear and Lily Garrison

Junior high sports are, by definition, a work in progress.  For some it is the first time playing a particular sport, a leap of faith into an unknown world, compounded by the inherent self-consciousness of being a 7th or 8th grader. That being said, those that brave the 10-week season often find themselves significantly improved and far more confident in their chosen sport. (more…)

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01/16/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Kenna McCarthy on the break at home against Pierson Thursday, as Coach Peter Midema watches from the sidelines.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Kenna McCarthy on the break at home against Pierson Thursday, as Coach Peter Miedema watches from the sidelines.

At the end of the January 15 Pierson-Shelter Island girls’ varsity basketball game, the scoreboard read 42-39 in the Whalers favor. But Coach Pete Miedema was happy. (more…)

01/16/15 10:00am
GRETEL FRENCH

GRETEL FRENCH

Note: Our bowling columnist reports from China that league standings will appear at the end of each five-week period.

The main events have come and gone — Christmas and the New Year! What better way to burn some post-holiday calories than throwing a 10-, 12- or even 18-pound ball down a wooden alley? (more…)