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01/11/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tristan Wissemann, center, flanked by Shelter Island School Athletic Hall of Famers Walter Richards, left, and Cori Cass, at Monday’s halftime ceremony that retired Wissemann’s jersey number. The three Shelter Island School players broke the 1,000-point mark in their varsity careers.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tristan Wissemann, center, flanked by Shelter Island School Athletic Hall of Famers Walter Richards, left, and Cori Cass, at Monday’s halftime ceremony that retired Wissemann’s jersey number. The three Shelter Island School players broke the 1,000-point mark in their varsity careers.

On Monday evening, Tristan Wissemann received one of the highest honors a Shelter Island basketball player can achieve. (more…)

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11/03/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Keith Clark, out back at home by his woodpile.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Keith Clark, out back at home by his woodpile.

For Keith Clark, a carpenter and fisherman who has spent most of his life on Shelter Island, autumn reminds him that life here has changed since he was working the waters in his 20s.

The first Monday in November — this coming Monday — is opening day in state waters for scalloping. But since water pollution and its symptoms, algal blooms and dead eel grass, killed off much of the scallop population, some years are terrible, some are just O.K., but none rival the hauls of 40 years ago.

“I’ll try to go out opening day,” Keith said. “I’ve got to go look. You never know until you throw a dredge overboard.” (more…)

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02/11/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Tristan Wissemann

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Tristan Wissemann

Standing outside the high school gym near the display case that holds seven 1,000-point game basketballs and across from the Hall of Fame case, Coach Jay Card Jr. described what motivated him to excel as a coach and player during his own distinguished varsity basketball career.

“Children walk down this hallway everyday and they look into that case, and think to themselves, ‘I’d like to have my name on that wall,’” he said. “Those names are an inspiration.” (more…)

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03/07/14 4:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Matthew Dunning going for two on the break in Shelter Island’s victory Tuesday over Clark Academy in Westchester County.

Preparing for an unknown opponent is akin to putting together “a jigsaw puzzle.”

Such has been the task for the Shelter Island coaches as the boys basketball team prepares to face Coleman Catholic Saturday afternoon in the Class D regional finals with a trip the state Final Four in Glens Falls on the line. Through newspaper articles, video clips and any other information they can find, the Island coaches have been busy setting up their game plan for tomorrow’s historic game.  (more…)