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03/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island Bucks were champions of the Hampton Collegiate Baseball League last summer and will be making a bid to repeat this summer.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The Shelter Island Bucks were champions of the Hampton Collegiate Baseball League last summer and will be making a bid to repeat this summer.

Spring is here and that means — among other things —  that the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League champion Shelter Island Bucks will soon be returning here for their summer season. (more…)

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02/10/16 8:00am
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | New Bucks General Manager Frank Emmett, left, greets new Assistant Coach Peter Baron at the Islander last week.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | New Bucks General Manager Frank Emmett, left, greets new Assistant Coach Peter Baron at the Islander last week.

The stars were aligned this past month when players and events came together and the Shelter Island Bucks — the defending champions of the Hampton’s Collegiate Baseball League — found their assistant coach for the coming season. (more…)

01/02/16 3:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO

BOB DeSTEFANO

When I look back to just one single year in my life, the longest was when I went from 17 to 18. Now, one year goes by so fast it seems like a month.

With this, the last Eye on the Ball for 2015, I’m  centering my thoughts on how sports, in this tiny, unique place, shows us the importance they play in our lives. (more…)

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12/29/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | We are the champions. The Shelter Island Bucks raise high the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship trophy on Aviator Field in Westhampton after sweeping the series in August for the Island's first league championship.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | We are the champions. The Shelter Island Bucks raise high the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Championship trophy on Aviator Field in Westhampton after sweeping the series in August for the Island’s first league championship.

It was a dream summer for the 2015 Shelter Island Bucks.

The Island boys racked up the most wins ever for a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League team, and capped it off with Shelter Island’s first HCBL championship on a sun-splashed Westhampton field in August. (more…)