12/14/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Kenna McCarthy, left and Peter Kropf, right, receiving the Suffolk Zone Physical Education award December 2.

COURTESY PHOTO | Kenna McCarthy, left and Peter Kropf, right, receiving the Suffolk Zone Physical Education award December 2.

The Suffolk Zone Physical Education award was given to Shelter Island high School Students Kenna McCarthy and Peter Kropf at an awards banquet December 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge. (more…)

03/13/12 8:45am

COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island eighth grader Peter Kropf hit 21 of 25 free throws Saturday to advance to inter-county competition to be held at the end of March.

Peter Kropf, 13, a Shelter Island eighth grader, won the regional Suffolk County title for his age group on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship at St. Cyril & Methodius Church in Deer Park.

Peter sank 21 of 25 baskets, qualifying him to compete against other county winners from Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau at Chaminade High School in Mineola on Saturday, March 31.

The winner of that contest advances to state competition at West Point late in April.

There were 140 competitors at Saturday’s event in the various age groups, about 10 of whom were in Peter’s category, according to his mother, Andrea Kropf.

To get to last Saturday’s competition, Peter had to win a local meet in Peconic, where he downed 22 of 25 shots; then went on to McGann-Mercy High School, where he sank 19 of his 25 shots.

When he’s not practicing his own free throws, Peter is on the Shelter Island Junior High School basketball team that posted a winning season this year under Coach Rick Osmer. He also is a student assistant working with Coach Brian Doelger with the girls junior high basketball team that at press time was undefeated this year.

02/25/12 11:00am

COURTESY J. KROPF | Shelter Islander Peter Kropf medaled February 11 in Riverhead in the Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship. He clinched a win as area champion for his age group and will compete in the regionals next month.

Peter Kropf, 13, is sharpening up his free- throw skills for the Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Regional Championships to be held at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Deer Park on Saturday, March 10.

The Shelter Island eighth grader competed this winter in a local meet in Peconic at which he downed 22 of his 25 shots, qualifying him to move on to East End competition at McGann-Mercy High School, where he put 19 shots out of 25 through the hoop.

He’s hoping to score well in March so he can advance to the statewide competition to be held in the spring at a venue to be decided, according to his mother, Andrea Kropf.

Just to make it to regionals is a real accomplishment, Ms. Kropf said.

She and Peter’s dad, John Kropf, will be making the trip to Deer Park with camera in hand for an early morning competition slated for 9 a.m. on March 10.

02/20/12 9:26am

COURTESY J. KROPF | Peter Kropf shooting on February 11 in Riverhead in the Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship. He clinched as district champion for his age group after advancing from the Council Competition and will compete in the regionals in March.

Shelter Island eighth-grader Peter Kropf, 13, has advanced to regional competition in the Knights of Columbus-sponsored Free Throw Championships to be held at  St. Cyril & Methodius Church in Deer Park on Saturday, March 10.

Peter learned about the competition from his coaches at school and advanced through two rounds to get to the March regionals. He competed in a local meet in Peconic in which he downed 22 of his 25 shots, qualifying to move on to East End competition at McGann-Mercy High School, where he put 19 shots out of 25 through the hoop.

He’s hoping to score well in March so he can advance to statewide competition to be held in the spring at a venue to be decided, according to his mother, Andrea Kropf.

Just making it to regionals is a real accomplishment, Ms. Kropf said.

She and Peter’s dad, John Kropf, will be making the trip to Deer Park with camera in hand for an early morning competition slated for 9 a.m. on March 10..