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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…)

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06/21/17 2:00pm
Frank Vesuvio cutting second base on his way to third.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Frank Vesuvio Tuesday at Fiske Field cutting second base on his way to third.

The Shelter Island Bucks returned to Fiske Field on Tuesday, June 20 winners of three of the their last four games and tied for second place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. (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…)

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09/15/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WAZLZ PHOTO Kayaks lining Wades Beach before the third annual Great Peconic Race Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Kayaks lining Wades Beach before the third annual Great Peconic Race Saturday.

Two years ago, when I turned 60, I decided I would kayak around Shelter Island as a personal challenge. With very little training, I set out one morning in a plastic sit-on-top 12-foot boat I’d bought for my wife. Seven hours later I finished and a bucket list item was checked off.

Later that summer I discovered after the running of the first Great Peconic Race (GPR) in 2014 that circumnavigating the Island in a kayak wasn’t exactly an original idea. When I saw the times posted by paddlers, I realized I had a lot of work to do. (more…)