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Coach Cindy Belt
When the junior varsity team returned from their match at Wyandanch on Sept. 13, Coach Laura Mayo was not happy. Wyandanch only has a JV squad, has good servers and their athletes move well to play a ball. However, nine times out of 10, the ball comes directly back to the other team. This one-and-over style of play is more reminiscent of a junior high team, but it is undeniably off-putting to a team which is in tune with the pass, set, hit tempo of a more advanced style of play. To lose to a team that plays “picnic” volleyball is frustrating. With the rematch on Oct. 11, she had a different strategy, and Shelter Island came away with the win. (more…)
The Shelter Island JV baseball team notched its first victory of the season on Saturday, March 31, defeating the Wyandanch Warriors 9-6 before a spirited crowd in the home opener at Fiske Field. (more…)
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Lyng Coyne (20) and Isabelle Topliff (5) move to double team a Hampton Bay player in the girls junior varsity home victory January 30.
In back-to-back games at the end of January, the Shelter Island junior varsity girls basketball team met or exceeded its goals. (more…)
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Lucas Quigley-Dunning draining a 3-pointer, one of five he made from downtown in Shelter Island’s victory over the Pierson Whalers 70-62 at home on December 1.
On Saturday afternoon, the Shelter Island School boys varsity basketball team defeated the Pierson Whalers 70-62 before a spirited home crowd at Shelter Island School.
Dan Martin scored 24 points and Lucas Quigley-Dunning made five 3-pointers as the Indians withstood a dramatic second-half comeback by the Whalers to notch their first victory of the young season.
“It was a gutsy performance,” Coach Jay Card Jr. said after the game. “We let them back into the game in the third quarter, but we didn’t fold.” (more…)
Moving into the first third of the season, Shelter Island volleyball is seeing some successes, as well as identifying areas that need improvement. We are a team that does many things fairly well, but looking toward the heart of the season, we’ll be challenged to grow and adapt. (more…)