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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…)

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06/27/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Matt Rubayo out of the box on his way to a double to right Sunday at Fiske Field against North Fork Ospreys.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Matt Rubayo out of the box on his way to a double to right Sunday at Fiske Field against North Fork Ospreys.

Nearing the halfway point of their 41 game regular season schedule, the Shelter Island Bucks of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) stand in third place with a record of 10-8-1. They are 6-4 over their last ten games. (more…)

06/11/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Matthew, left, and Brian Feinstein.

COURTESY PHOTO
Matthew, left, and Brian Feinstein.

Through the years, Shelter Island has been proud of its golfers. The way this year is panning out, that’s not going to change. Golfers continue to show we can play darn good golf right here on this little island.

Through the years we’ve enjoyed accomplishment after accomplishment and not just on our Island, but throughout the state and country. Just last week 61 year-old Jay Sessa was playing in a national event as the oldest player in the field. The week before that and the week after, Jay “Jake” Card III finished second in two major tournaments. (more…)

06/07/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Returning to action for the Bucks Opening Day June  was team mascot Billy Buck with veteran batboy Tate Ford.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Returning to action for the Bucks Opening Day June was team mascot Billy Buck with veteran batboy Tate Ford.

Shelter Island Bucks General Manager Frank Emmett and Assistant GM Dave Gurney were in high spirits before the team’s opener at Fiske Field last Friday afternoon even though the day had delivered just enough precipitation to keep the crowds at bay.

But soon the evening turned warm and clear, getting better with every run the Bucks racked up to beat the Sag Harbor Whalers, 12-2. (more…)

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05/24/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) play opens next month with seven brand new rosters competing over a 42 game regular season followed by playoffs in late July.
Every season in the HCBL means a fresh start. (more…)