03/09/16 12:00pm
NICOLE SMITH PHOTO | Local high school students participated in Friday’s Southold Town Youth Forum.

NICOLE SMITH PHOTO | Local high school students participated in Friday’s Southold Town Youth Forum.

BY NICOLE SMITH

Students from Shelter Island, Mattituck, Southold, and Greenport high schools came together Friday, March 4, at the second Southold Town Youth Forum to discuss the importance of inclusion, especially in their small communities.

Members of each district’s Students Against Destructive Decisions program, along with about 70 other students and 20 adults, watched presentations and pursued activities designed to demonstrate how harmful it can be to judge others. (more…)

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02/22/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Seniors and Semaj bid adieu. The Shelter Island School varsity basketball team says good bye after the 2015-16 season to, form left, Billy Boeklen, Henry Lang, Peter Kropf, Max Moroz, Jack Kimmelmann, Tristan Wissemann and Semaj Lawrence, who has completed his basketball eligibility.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Seniors and Semaj bid adieu. From left, Billy Boeklen, Henry Lang, Peter Kropf, Max Moroz, Jack Kimmelmann, Tristan Wissemann and Semaj Lawrence, who has completed his basketball eligibility.

Now that the season is over, Shelter Island High School boys varsity basketball Coach Jay Card Jr. said he was satisfied his squad accomplished many of its original goals.

What’s not satisfying is failing to achieve the ultimate goal — a Class D County championship. But the Bridgehampton Killer Bees — the defending New York State champions — were too tough for the Indians in the championship game on February 13. (more…)

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02/22/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Senior and Co-Captain Serina Kaasik has been an inspiration to her younger teammates on this year's Junior varsity basketball team.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Senior and Co-Captain Serina Kaasik has been an inspiration to her younger teammates on this year’s junior varsity basketball team.

Coach Mike Mundy started his first season with the junior varsity girls basketball team with eight athletes and ended with “6.5,” as he said, due to injury and the loss of an athlete who transferred.

His main goal this past season was to improve each player’s skills while building the team’s cohesion. The end of the season brought the young coach a sense of pride in his team’s accomplishments and an eagerness to be back in 2017. (more…)