03/22/18 4:30pm
BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Joshua Green, right,  during the New York State Winter Track Championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.

BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Joshua Green, right, during the New York State Winter Track Championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.

Three of Shelter Island’s most accomplished student track stars came to Monday night’s Board of Education meeting to thank their coaches, administration and school board members for supporting a program they said has been one of the best experiences of their educational careers. (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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01/22/18 4:30pm
ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Lauren Gurney waiting for the gun to kick off the 4 by 200 relay for the girls winter track team.

ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Lauren Gurney waiting for the gun to kick off the 4 by 200 relay for the girls winter track team.

The weather has finally warmed up and so has the action on the indoor track with only a week to the county championships followed soon after by the State Qualifiers that decides who goes to the State championships. (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…)

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12/30/17 11:00am
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher on November 4 at Sunken Meadow State Park, leading the pack on her way to her third Class D Suffolk County championship title in a row, and finishing her season undefeated in league competition for the second year in a row.

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher on November 4 at Sunken Meadow State Park, leading the pack on her way to her third Class D Suffolk County championship title in a row, and finishing her season undefeated in league competition for the second year in a row.

Our extended Shelter Island School cross country family had quite a ride this fall.

Joining the 2017 boys team were sophomore Alberto Morales and freshmen Jason Green, Nicholas Mamisashvili, Theo Olinkiewicz and Matthew Strauss. For the new athletes, it was an adventure in a sport that defines what “team” is all about, whether it’s in competition or in practice, getting through the good, the bad and the ugly together and emerging stronger. (more…)