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Emma Martinez Madjisova sets the ball with Frances Regan (16) and Lydia Shepherd (22) in the home match against East Moriches.
As the junior high early winter sports season draws to a close, it’s a pleasure to see the young athletes getting comfortable on the court.
JH girls volleyball Coach Brian Becker said, “Things are starting to click and the girls have come a long way since the start of the season —if we look back to start of season when we were happy to just hit the ball. Now we are actively working on getting three hits.” (more…)
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Junior high athletics are all about learning the basics of the sport, improving skills and having fun. Games are played giving equal playing time to all athletes.
As girls and boys begin to physically mature and are exposed to playing a sport daily, their skills increase, sometimes dramatically, even over a fairly short 10-week season. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jane Richards on the dribble heading for the paint.
Do you remember learning a skill for the first time?
Playing a chord on the piano, tying a shoe, or learning to drive? Things that are now automatic needed concentration and practice. The Shelter Island junior high girls basketball team is more than half way through their season, and concentration, practice and effort is starting to pay off. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | The junior high girls volleyball team having fun while playing competitively.
It’s been a quick season for the Shelter Island School junior high girls volleyball team.
Unlike high school, where three sports seasons are offered, the junior high level has four: fall, early winter, late winter and spring. This means younger athletes can try more sports, but each season is only one quarter of the school year. (more…)
JUDY CARD PHOTO | Lily Garrison giving her all on offense in Tuesday afternoon’s girls junior high home loss to East Moriches.
Shelter Island might have the smallest junior high girls basketball team in the area, but they are the loudest.
You’d think that with only five athletes on the court the entire game they’d run out of breath, but they are loud and proud throughout every contest. “Shelter Island on three! —1-2-3 Shelter Island!” always outshines the other team’s huddle cheer. (more…)