09/21/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Camryn Page, Taylor Tybaert, Dr. Bill Zitek and Elizabeth Cummings cleaning the beaches of Mashomack Preserve.

“Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species.”

These disturbing statistics come courtesy of the Ocean Conservancy and confirm what many of us may have already suspected.

We’re literally killing ourselves (and our fellow living beings) with garbage — much of it plastic, which we love as consumers because it is strong, durable and long-lasting, and hate as environmentalists for exactly the same reason. (more…)

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09/05/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Amelia Clark at the net for Shleter Island against Port Jefferson.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Amelia Clark at the net for Shleter Island against Port Jefferson.

The first league match for the Shelter Island School volleyball teams was Friday, September 1.

A beautifully sunny and cool day, it felt like mid-September. Fans came to the morning game with signs, a couple of infants were there for their first match, and new athletes got to strut their stuff, all in advance of the first day of school. (more…)

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08/30/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO The Island’s legendary three-time collegiate All-American volleyball star Kelsey McGahey, center, dropped in at a recent practice of this year’s Shelter Island High School team,

COURTESY PHOTO
The Island’s legendary three-time collegiate All-American volleyball star Kelsey McGahey, center, dropped in at a recent practice of this year’s Shelter Island High School team.

Labor Day is nigh and high school sports are back.

The volleyball team has been hitting the court since August 21 with new look of both seasoned players and new, enthusiastic talent. There is even a new coach in the gym. (more…)

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03/21/17 2:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Girls varsity softball Coach Jackie Brewer hitting flies and grounders to her players at practice this week.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Varsity softball Coach Jackie Brewer hitting flies and grounders to her players at practice this week.

The Shelter Island girls varsity softball team has been practicing daily for the upcoming season. Opening Day is Monday, March 27 at home against McGann-Mercy.

The girls have been working on conditioning in the fitness room and practicing catching and throwing as well as hitting off the pitching machine, which we have through the generosity of Dave Gurney. (more…)