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06/29/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks catcher Ryan Smoot throwing to second base under the watchful eyes of a professional scout at the Hampton Collegiate Baseball League Scout Day in Westhampton Beach Tuesday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Bucks catcher Ryan Smoot throwing to second base under the watchful eyes of a professional scout at the Hampton Collegiate Baseball League Scout Day in Westhampton Beach Tuesday.

New York Yankee scout Cesar Presbott stood close by as Shelter Island Bucks catcher Ryan Smoot caught practice pitches and fired throws to second base. “Quick hands, quick feet, let’s go, good throws!” the scout urged. (more…)

04/05/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

COURTESY PHOTO
Ron Jernick at work as the official scorer for the Miami Marlins.

Hang around Shelter Island and you never know what will pop up next.

In the bank last week I ran into young Ron Jernick, town worker who helps keep the Island beautiful. Our discussion caught my full interest when he told me what his mom and dad were doing in Florida. Even though his parents moved away from the Island over 25 years ago, I did remember Ron Sr. but knew nothing about what he was doing or why he had moved to Florida. (more…)

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08/19/14 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Shelter Island Bucks General Manager Dave Gurney said he would assist anyone interested in running the team in 2015.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Shelter Island Bucks General Manager Dave Gurney said he would assist anyone interested in running the team in 2015.

The Shelter Island Bucks team is looking for new leadership.

The Bucks have been a big part of summer life on the Island the past three years, but now one of the men who brought baseball to Fiske Field, Dave Gurney, is stepping down from the day-to-day running of the team. (more…)

06/10/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Mac James, blocking the plate here for the Bucks in Fiske Field action last summer, was recently drafter by a major league team.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Mac James, blocking the plate here for the Bucks in Fiske Field action last summer, has a ticket to the major leagues. The team is offering a free clinic in July.

Got a future Hall of Famer in the house who wants to hone his/her tools?

Or are you looking to get some tips to take with you to the diamond yourself? (more…)

02/10/14 2:58pm
COURTESY PHOTO |Former professional player Gerard Smiley has been named Shelter Island Bucks pitching coach.

COURTESY PHOTO |Former professional player Gerald  Smiley has been named Shelter Island Bucks pitching coach.

It seems appropriate with pitchers and catchers due at major league baseball spring training camps this week and next that the Shelter Island Bucks would have a mid-winter announcement. (more…)