BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Alexandra Burns keeping the ball in the court at home against Ross January 12.
Incredibly, the girls junior high volleyball team is nearly done with their season.
The team has been improving its skills, and the first game back after the Christmas break was a hard-fought loss against a strong Montauk squad. The match at East Moriches on Monday, January 8, after two snow days, was a difficult one — nothing seemed to go right. (more…)
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It’s nice to win. The Shelter Island junior high volleyball team celebrating a home victory against East Moriches.
If the Shelter Island junior high girls volleyball team was featured in a Staples ad, there would be a button for it — as in “easy.” (more…)
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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…)