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10/25/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Fast friends: First Islanders of their gender across the line, from left, Justine Karen, Emma Gallagher and Lindsey Gallagher.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Fast friends: First Islanders of their gender across the line, from left, Justine Karen, Emma Gallagher and Lindsey Gallagher.

Starting line: Saturday, before the start of the Shelter Island 5K, I stood in a huddle of my teammates, with Emma Martinez Majdisova on my right who was still shaking with adrenaline from singing the national anthem. Our male teammates stood in front of us. (more…)

10/24/17 12:00pm
EVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Emma Martinez Madjdisova gave a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the 5K Saturday.

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Emma Martinez Madjdisova gave a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the 5K Saturday.

It was a red letter day for the Shelter Island School cross country teams as Kal Lewis, 15, and Joshua Green, 17, placed first and second respectively to win the top spots in their hometown 5K race Saturday. (more…)

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10/23/17 8:11am
BEVRLEA WALZ PHOTO Kal Lewis, breaking the tape, and the record, at the Shelter Island 5K race Saturday.

BEVRLEA WALZ PHOTO Kal Lewis, breaking the tape, and the record, at the Shelter Island 5K race Saturday.

Maybe Kal Lewis should run every race feeling a bit under the weather.

On Saturday, the 15-year-old Shelter Island High School sophomore woke up with a sore throat, and several hours later broke the record for his hometown’s 5K race. (more…)

06/22/17 4:30pm

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BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The start of the 38th annual Shelter Island 10K.

Shelter Island witnessed a heroic community effort on Saturday, June 17, when individuals, groups, the Police Department and town government worked seamlessly for the common good.

They, along with the crowds of Islanders who showed up on a less-than-perfect summer day to take part in the 10K, and the inspiring athletes of all ages levels and conditions, made it a day to remember. (more…)

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06/17/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Former Olympians Joan Benoit_Samuelson and Bill Rodgers during Friday afternoon’s WLNG radio interview.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Former Olympians Joan Benoit_Samuelson and Bill Rodgers during Friday afternoon’s WLNG radio interview.

Kenyan Eliud Ngetich might be forgiven if he thinks he’s in Seattle or London because the winner of Shelter Island’s 2015 10K race ran it for the first time during a torrential rainstorm. (more…)