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Faith Helps New Met Adjust to ‘Big Apple’

It all just seems like the perfect Cinderella story, right? But that all changed this past December with one phone call. Neil Walker went from being the hometown baseball star in Pittsburgh to being the newest member of the New York Mets. And his faith has helped with that transition.

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Local Pitcher Tosses No-Hitter in Florida

Bernard Witek, a native of Rego Park and a parishioner at Holy Cross Church, Maspeth, threw a no-hitter for Loyola School, Manhattan, in a pre-season baseball tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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St. Joseph’s Hurler Reaches 100 K’s

St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, junior pitcher Mitch Brigando became the fifth member of the school’s 100-strikeout club on April 10 against Yeshiva University, Manhattan.

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Play Ball in Marine Park

Baseball season does not officially begin until Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park, hosts its annual “Baseball Bash” discussion. On April 2, the day before 2016 Opening Day, 20 avid fans got together in the rectory basement to offer their opinions on all things baseball.

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Sports Round-Up

Diocesan CYO hosted its annual girls’ swimming championships March 19 at the Eisenhower Park Aquatic Center, East Meadow, L.I. A field of 16 teams competed across three divisions. Here are the results.

McClancy’s Kaitlyn Stenz and Bishop Kearney’s Kailey O’Grady.

The Tablet’s Girls’ HS All-Star Basketball Team

After another exciting season of GCHSAA hoops action, here are the 2016 Brooklyn/Queens girls’ high school basketball all-stars. The stats and pertinent information were provided by the leagues’ coaches.

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The Tablet’s All-Star Boys’ HS Hoops Team

After another exciting season of CHSAA hoops action, here are the 2016 Brooklyn/Queens boys’ high school basketball all-stars. The stats and pertinent information were provided by the league’s coaches.

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St. Francis Freshman’s Skates Are ‘In Sync’

The athletic talents of 14-year-old Emma Estrada do not include a soccer ball, a basketball hoop, a lacrosse stick or a softball glove. No, instead all Emma needs to compete are a pair of skates and a sheet of ice. That’s because the freshman at St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, is a synchronized skater – and a gold medalist already in the sport as well.

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Sports Round-Up
, March 26

Three individual records were broken at the annual CYO girls’ swim Olympics, at the Eisenhower Park Aquatic Center; and the Cheerleading squad from Sacred Heart attended and won two medals at a Rockville Centre Diocese CYO competition at Holy Trinity H.S.