It seemed as if half of Shelter Island was in attendance at the county Class D boys basketball championship game at Longwood High School Saturday.
As a consequence, said one of those spectators, Cliff Clark, who owns the South Ferry Company, “the Island just rose six inches.”
Actually, the Islanders were sky-high after their boys defeated Greenport 73-66 that day to become county champions — for the first time ever in this tiny school’s history.
Kyle McGowin, who led Savannah State to its first-ever appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division 1 baseball tournament last spring, and who recently received Georgia’s D-1 player of the year award, was to have left for the Los Angeles Angels’ training camp in Tempe, Ariz., yesterday.
Kyle planned to make the trip in a brand new, shiny black pickup truck that was bought with some of his sizable bonus money. His parents, Shaun and Tracy, were to have followed along.