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04/22/19 2:00pm

Sophomore Brandon Velasquez throws to a first place finish as fellow shot putter Daniel Schulteis looks on.

On April 8, the Shelter Island School varsity boys and girls spring track teams traveled to Southold for a meet against Babylon. (more…)

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04/17/19 1:37pm


What could have started as a grudge match against the Southampton Mariners on April 11 on the Mariners home field instead began with handshakes and a conversation about sportsmanship delivered by Shelter Island Athletic Directors Todd Gulluscio and Darren Phillips. (more…)

04/16/19 2:00pm


Last Thursday morning, most of the golf world was busy paying attention to the Masters golf tournament.

And why not — history was being made in Augusta, Georgia with Tiger Woods making his move to be the undisputed greatest golfer ever. Tiger was going for his fifth Masters title and 15th major championship. By now, you all know the outcome.

At the same time, Shelter Island’s Jay (Jake) Card III was making news in other parts of the golf world with some unbelievable scores. (more…)

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04/15/19 4:30pm

COURTESY PHOTO Moving in for the kill.

Earlier today I made calls from Florida to my East End fishing sources.

With the exception of a report of small bass being caught in some of the creeks on the south shore and a very occasional flounder being taken, there still isn’t much going on right now.

It’s hard to believe it’s really spring in Florida, but with clear days, temps in the high 80s and stiff breezes I know it is true. Spring here is the time when all the wild animals are having babies and all the birds are on their nests. We have a hen mallard duck on a nest of eight eggs in the low bushes separating our driveway from a neighbor’s; there are bunnies running all over the place; frogs are singing love songs in our adjoining pond through the night; and alligators are enticing mates with bellowing grunts.

I haven’t seen a poisonous snake this year, but other dangers still exist. (more…)

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04/12/19 8:00am


We’ve made plenty of progress finding housing for the 2019 Shelter Island Bucks, but that’s not the same as crossing home plate.

We’re still seven beds short, so help us out here, everybody. Bucks are coming from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin and all over America. They’ll be here soon. We’re close to hearing, “Play ball!” (more…)