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08/31/18 4:30pm
CHARTIY ROBEY PHOTO Bennett Karnis.

CHARTIY ROBEY PHOTO
Bennett Karnis.

Labor Day is game time for short order cook Bennett Karnis and the grill at the Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy is his field of play. Speed, accuracy and skill will deliver the melted cheese and hash browns he is famous for.

“I’ve got to lace up, tape up and put my game face on,” he said.

Bennett, who has been cooking breakfast and lunch at the Pharmacy counter since 1994, is at the heart of one of the Island’s best experiences, a meal eaten with casual acquaintances at an L-shaped counter, while seated on a rotating stool. (more…)

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07/24/14 12:06pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Troy Socca launching a three run homer in the fifth inning against Montauk Wednesday at Fiske Field. The Bucks went on to win 8-1.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Troy Socca launching a three run homer in the fifth inning against Montauk Wednesday at Fiske Field. The Bucks went on to win 8-1.

The Shelter Island Bucks’ offense came alive in their final regular season home game of the season Wednesday evening with an  8-1 victory over the Montauk Mustangs.

The win improved the Bucks’ record to two games over .500  at19-17 and kept them close for a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) playoff spot. The Islanders are now tied for third place in the league with the Riverhead Tomcats, trailing the first place North Fork Ospreys by a single game. (more…)

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07/21/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Trevor Freeman sliding safely into second against the Riverhead Tomcats Sunday at Fiske Field.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Trevor Freeman sliding safely into second against the Riverhead Tomcats Sunday at Fiske Field.

With a chance to move into first place in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League Sunday evening at Fiske Field, the Shelter Island Bucks came up just short of the opportunity. In front of a packed house in their second to last regular season home game of the season, the Bucks fell 3-2 to the Riverhead Tomcats. (more…)

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07/17/14 2:00pm
GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Brenton Arriaga of Loyola Marymount pitched six and two thirds innings allowing one earned run in a losing cause against Montauk Wednesday evening.

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Brenton Arriaga of Loyola Marymount pitched six and two thirds innings allowing one earned run in a losing cause against Montauk Wednesday evening.

The Shelter Island Bucks did all they could to stage another comeback victory Wednesday evening at Fiske Field, but couldn’t pull it off. With two outs in the ninth, the Bucks had the potential tying run at the plate. But a strikeout ended the game and the visiting Montauk Mustangs walked away with a 5-2 victory. (more…)

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06/17/14 7:48am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Action around second base from the Bucks Father's Day comeback victory at Fiske Field over the Southampton Breakers. Shortstop Scott Donaghue flips the ball to second baseman  Will Savage for the out.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Action around second base from the Bucks Father’s Day comeback victory at Fiske Field over the Southampton Breakers. Shortstop Scott Donaghue flips the ball to second baseman Will Savage for the out.

On a beautiful Father’s Day evening at Fiske Field, the Shelter Island Bucks proved, in a 14-10 victory over the Southampton Breakers, that they never give up. (more…)