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06/10/18 7:27am
ROBIN STRECK PHOTO Kal Lewis with his 1,600-meter state championship medals after his historic race Saturday, June 9 in Cicero, New York

ROBIN STRECK PHOTO Kal Lewis with his 1,600-meter State Championship medals after his historic race Saturday, June 9 in Cicero, New York

Sophomore Kal Lewis has done it again, adding more ink to the athletic history book of Shelter Island School, earning his second State Championship title this school year, at the New York State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. (more…)

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03/05/18 12:00pm
BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL SENIOR JOSHUA GREEN running the first leg of the championship distance medley relay team during the New York State Winter Track Championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.

BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Shelter Island School senior running the first leg of the championship distance medley relay team during the New York State Winter Track Championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.

On Saturday, March 3, Joshua Green made history.

The Shelter Island School senior became the Island’s first New York Winter Track State Champion. (more…)

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11/20/17 2:00pm
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO Kal Lewis and Lindsey Gallagher at the New York State Federation championships at Wappinger Falls on November 18.

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Kal Lewis and Lindsey Gallagher at the New York State Federation championships at Wappinger Falls on November 18.

The New York State Federation of Secondary School Athletic Associations held its cross country championships (“Federations”) this past weekend. (more…)

05/15/14 11:55am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Proud cheer squad Coach Katherine Garrison with, from left, Zoe Bolton, Emily Hyatt, Colibri Lopez, Libby Liszanckie, Brianna Kimmelmann, Elizabeth Dunning and Taylor Sherman.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Proud cheer squad Coach Katherine Garrison with, from left, Zoe Bolton, Emily Hyatt, Colibri Lopez, Libby Liszanckie, Brianna Kimmelmann, Elizabeth Dunning and Taylor Sherman.

Is cheerleading a sport?

That debate has raged in the greater sports community for decades. (more…)

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05/08/14 5:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island High School cheerleaders with the varsity boys basketball team during this year's historic season season.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island High School cheerleaders with the varsity boys basketball team during this year’s historic season.

It started five years ago.

The New York State Board of Regents had reached a milestone: there was a proposal before them on declaring cheerleading an interscholastic sport. Although it gained the support of many organizations right off the bat, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, it took years to get a final unanimous vote — 17-0 — from the Regents last month. (more…)