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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…)

03/10/17 4:16pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Eagle have been spotted in Mashomack.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO This bald eagle was spotted in Mashomack.

In the quietest moment of every Shelter Island winter, Mashomack Preserve allows about 20 people to explore the windswept beach, old farm fields and briar-choked forest of the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge. This year, I got to go along, as happy as if I’d scored tickets to “Hamilton.” The music — mainly birdsong — was just as good. (more…)

03/01/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jennifr Diblasi and Peter Purpura of Levittown enjoyed their trek to Mashomack Point.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jennifer Diblasi and Peter Purpura of Levittown who enjoyed their unseasonably warm weather trek to Mashomack Point on February 25.

A group of 20 intrepid hikers hopped in the back of Mashomack’s trucks on Saturday, February 25 for a ride to Mashomack Point, aka the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge. In 1980, Ms. Ordway donated $3 million toward The Nature Conservancy’s purchase of Mashomack. (more…)

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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.

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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…)

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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…)