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03/29/17 2:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Sarah Lewis makes the pitch with Emily Strauss at first in the varsity softball opener Monday against the McGann-Mercy Monarchs.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Sarah Lewis makes the pitch with Emily Strauss at first in the varsity softball opener Monday against the McGann-Mercy Monarchs.

The rain Monday subsided in time for the Shelter Island varsity softball team’s first home game, a meeting with the Bishop McCann-Mercy Monarchs. The Islanders showed enthusiasm and team work but dropped their home opener. (more…)

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11/01/16 12:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Amira Lawrence, returning to the lineup, has been a shot of adrenaline for the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Amira Lawrence, returning to the lineup, has been a shot of adrenaline for the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team.

They say it’s never over until it’s over.

The Shelter Island volleyball varsity team had played well in their last match of the season against the Pierson Whalers on Tuesday, October 25, but had lost the match to the league leaders in three straight. That put our final league record at 3-7, below .500 which is normally required for playoff consideration, effectively ending our hopes to make it to the post season. But hang on — it’s been an unusual season. (more…)

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10/13/15 10:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Teamwork. Emily Hyatt, left, and Colibri Lopez in synch for the block at the net.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Teamwork. Emily Hyatt, left, and Colibri Lopez in synch for the block at the net.

In this day and age most volleyball teams have a starting seven, six positional players and a libero who can sub in for any back row player.

That’s exactly the number the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team had on October 8 as they faced the Center Moriches Red Devils.

When you have just seven athletes with one favoring a sore knee, one injures a thumb and one whacks an elbow hard, what do you do? Easy: Keep playing and have faith in one another. (more…)

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09/09/15 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Colibiri Lopez leaping to the ball in the Shelter Island School volleyball team’s home victory over Stony Brook Tuesday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Colibri Lopez leaping to the ball in the Shelter Island School volleyball team’s home victory over Stony Brook Tuesday.

August 24 seems like a long time ago.

That was when Shelter Island Volleyball started practice for the 2015 season. The teams have come a long way in two weeks, Coach Jim Theinert is back in the gym, and now the Shelter Island junior varsity and varsity teams have completed their first league volleyball matches. (more…)