11/12/18 4:30pm

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The traditional raising of the flag at the 2018 Veterans Day ceremonies Monday in the Center.

Monday morning was chilly and bright, perfect autumn conditions for Veterans Day celebrations in front of American Legion Mitchell Post 281 in the Center. (more…)

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06/05/18 12:00pm
KRISTINA LANGE PHOTO Kal Lewis surging to the lead during the 1,6000 meter run at the State Qualifiers held at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station on June 2.

KRISTINA LANGE PHOTO Kal Lewis surging to the lead during the 1,600 meter run at the State Qualifiers held at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station on June 2.

This past weekend Section XI, Suffolk County’s high school athletic governing body, hosted the spring track individual championships, also known as State Qualifiers at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station.

Of 7,000 athletes who compete in varsity public high school spring track in Suffolk County, only about 10 percent earn the honor of competing. Representing Shelter Island, four Indians, seniors Joshua Green and Lindsey Gallagher and sophomores Kal Lewis and Emma Gallagher earned the honor of being invited to compete at State Qualifiers. (more…)

04/13/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Among today’s crop of leading student scientists who conduct experiments in both the Shelter Island School laboratory and at Brookhaven National Lab are (front to back) Emma Gallagher, partially hidden Francesca Frasco and Lauren Gurney.

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Among today’s crop of leading student scientists who conduct experiments in both the Shelter Island School laboratory and at Brookhaven National Lab are (front to back) Emma Gallagher, partially hidden Francesca Frasco and Lauren Gurney.

Will Garrison, Emily Hyatt, Francesca Frasco, Lauren Gurney and Emma Gallagher.

You might be familiar with the names.

Structural biology, protein crystallography, and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.

We bet you’re not familiar with those at all. (more…)

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02/06/18 4:30pm
LAUREN GURNEY PHOTO Emma Gallagher in traffic during the 600 meter dash.

LAUREN GURNEY PHOTO Emma Gallagher in traffic during the 600 meter dash.

If you believe Punxsutawney Phil, there’s six more weeks of winter left. But there’s only a week of winter track left.

The championship season is underway. In order to qualify and compete at the small school championships, an athlete must have run one of the top 24 performances during the season. The best time run by each athlete is referred to as their seed time. (more…)

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01/08/18 12:06pm
ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Francesca Frasco handing off the baton to Lindsey Gallagher en route to a first place finish in the 4 x 200 meter relay at Suffolk County Community College's Brentwood campus.

ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Francesca Frasco handing off the baton to Lindsey Gallagher en route to a first place finish in the 4 x 200 meter relay at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus.

This past week Mother Nature certainly put the “winter” in winter track.

In Shelter Island School’s second season offering varsity boys and girls winter track, we currently have a roster of 17 athletes. Since the season began in early December we’ve been battling cold weather. We actually look forward to those days where it “warms up” to freezing. (more…)