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11/21/17 12:00pm
JUSITNE KAREN PHOTO The Shelter Island junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams doing stretches before a recent practice in school gym.

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The Shelter Island junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams doing stretches before a recent practice in school gym.

Basketballs bounced between the gym floor and the outstretched hands of players at a recent evening practice for the Shelter Island School boys junior varsity and varsity teams under the watchful eyes and careful instructions of Coach Jay Card Jr. and Assistant Coach Peter Miedema. (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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02/09/16 8:00am
GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Varsity basketball seniors Tristan Wissemann, left, and Billy Boeklen presenting commemorative “Phil” T-shirts shirts to Phil Reed’s family (brother and mother), prior to the game in Southold, Saturday, February 6.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO |
Varsity basketball seniors Tristan Wissemann, left, and Billy Boeklen presenting commemorative “Phil” T-shirts shirts to Phil Reed’s family (brother and mother), prior to the game in Southold, Saturday, February 6.

BY MICHAEL LEWIS | CONTRIBUTOR

Phil Reed was the type of guy who would give someone the shirt off his back.

So it was appropriate that a coaching colleague honored him with a shirt on Saturday, February 6. (more…)

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02/01/16 10:02am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Billy Boeklen going strong to the basket with the left hand in Shelter Island’s one point victory over Stony Brook Saturday night.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |  Billy Boeklen going strong to the basket with the left hand in Shelter Island’s one point victory over Stony Brook Saturday night.

On Saturday January 30, the Shelter Island boys varsity basketball team had their home gym rocking before, during and after a 54-53 barn-burner win over the previously undefeated Stony Brook Bears.

This was the second home game in a row the varsity boys came away with a thrilling, 1- point victory. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Islanders. (more…)

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01/27/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jack Kimmelmann's foul shot on its way to the basket with 3.3 seconds remaining, giving Shelter Island a 42-41 win over Pierson Tuesday night.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jack Kimmelmann’s foul shot on its way to the basket with 3.3 seconds remaining, giving Shelter Island a 42-41 win over Pierson Tuesday night.

It was a victory worthy of the build-up to Spirit Week and the annual pep rally.

On Tuesday night, January 26, the Shelter Island boys varsity basketball team had a huge win over long-time rivals, the Pierson Whalers.

Jack Kimmelmann was the hero of the evening, sinking a foul shot with just seconds remaining to give the Islanders a 42-41 win  in front of a loud and proud home crowd. (more…)