DAVE GURNEY PHOTO
Lauren Gurney at South Ferry.
Lauren Gurney, 17, a junior at Shelter Island High School, decided earlier this spring that she would travel to play the game she loves. She joined Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School varsity softball team and one of her most important accomplishments — at least for her dad Dave Gurney’s sake — was getting a driver’s license a few weeks back. (more…)
Shelter Island varsity volleyball has developed a tradition of ending the final day of the season by standing in a circle, reflecting on the highlights of the year. I always tell the team that I’m so proud to be their coach, and this season, despite our lopsided won-loss record, it was no different. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO The Long Island Express fast pitch softball team last month in Maryland.
Island softball star Lauren Gurney is a member of a fast pitch softball travel team called the Long Island Express.
By winning a regional tournament in October, the Express qualified for the USSSA East National Championship in Salisbury/Ocean City, Maryland last month that had 72 teams competing from around the country. (more…)
Among today’s crop of leading student scientists who conduct experiments in both the Shelter Island School laboratory and at Brookhaven National Lab are (front to back) Emma Gallagher, partially hidden Francesca Frasco and Lauren Gurney.
Will Garrison, Emily Hyatt, Francesca Frasco, Lauren Gurney and Emma Gallagher.
You might be familiar with the names.
Structural biology, protein crystallography, and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.
We bet you’re not familiar with those at all. (more…)
ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Francesca Frasco handing off the baton to Lindsey Gallagher en route to a first place finish in the 4 x 200 meter relay at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus.
This past week Mother Nature certainly put the “winter” in winter track.
In Shelter Island School’s second season offering varsity boys and girls winter track, we currently have a roster of 17 athletes. Since the season began in early December we’ve been battling cold weather. We actually look forward to those days where it “warms up” to freezing. (more…)