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06/15/16 8:27am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

The Shelter Island Bucks nearly stole one Tuesday evening at Fiske Field against the Westhampton Aviators.

But after 11 innings of play with the score knotted at three runs apiece, a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League rule kicked in and the game was declared a tie. (more…)

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06/06/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Bucks showed hustle and determination in their first two games over the weekend. Above, Jesse Russo slides into third with a successful steal against Riverhead in the Bucks 9-4 loss Friday afternoon.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Bucks showed hustle and determination in their first two games over the weekend. Above, Jesse Russo of SUNY  Old Westbury slides into third with a successful steal against Riverhead in the Bucks 9-4 loss Friday afternoon.

The Shelter Island Bucks stumbled out of the gate on the first weekend of the 2016 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) season, dropping two games before their hometown crowd.

The Bucks lost 9-4 to the Riverhead Tomcats Friday afternoon to open the season at Fiske Field and 7-2 to the visiting Montauk Mustangs Saturday. A doubleheader on the road against Riverhead was rained out Sunday. (more…)

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05/24/16 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

With a colorful reimagining of its free, iconic Shelter Island map and a recent update of its website, the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated its entry into the digital age at its annual membership meeting May 19.

“As you can see we’ve been busy,” the chamber’s president, Art Williams, told the 80 or so members gathered at the Pridwin Hotel. The members also heard updates on a public rest room at Volunteer Park, the annual crafts fair, the rubber duck race and ideas for a new event in December. (more…)

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05/17/16 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Jack Kimmelmann going with the pitch to right field in the Shelter Island School junior varsity baseball team’s final game of the season at Fiske Field May 12.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Jack Kimmelmann going with the pitch to right field in the Shelter Island School junior varsity baseball team’s final game of the season at Fiske Field May 12.

Despite massive improvements this season, the Shelter Island School boys junior varsity team were unable to claim a winning record. (more…)

05/09/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO High fives all around from the Bucks at a game last year at Fiske Field.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO High fives all around from the Bucks at a game last year at Fiske Field.

Heads up, Islanders, spring is here and we’re set for new season for the Shelter Island Bucks.

This year’s team — the defending Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League champions — will soon be arriving with the 2015 HCBL trophy and a bat signed by each member of last year’s team.

Fiske Field has been rolled and the grass is a brilliant green thanks to all those rainy spring days. There are new dugouts ready and waiting and the players are expected to be on the Island the first day of June. The first two games, both at home, will be played that week.

That’s the good news. Now we have to take a short look at the bad news and come together to solve a problem. (more…)