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Former Dodger Hurler Is Dead at 90

Ralph Branca, who pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1944 to 1953 and earned all-star status three times, died Nov. 23 at the King Street Home in Rye Brook, NY, where he had been living. He was 90.

St. Francis Prep graduates, from left, Stephane Etheart, Dimitri Sirakis, Lauren Quesada and Sebastien Etheart are all continuing their basketball careers at St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn. Photo courtesy St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn Sports Information

Terriers Continue Hoops Careers as Bears in B’klyn

Playing basketball in high school under coaches Tim Leary on the boys’ side and Kerri White on the girls’ side has fully prepared these student-athletes both academically and athletically for college.

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Free Hoops Tickets to Garden for CYO Teams

CYO is offering free tickets for the upcoming first annual Under Armour Reunion basketball tournament Dec. 12 at Madison Square Garden. Auburn takes on Boston College at 6:30 p.m.

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CYO Fall Soccer Champs

The 2016 Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) fall soccer season wrapped up recently at Aviator Sports Complex, Marine Park.

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Sports Round-Up – Nov. 26

The St. Francis College men’s soccer team and local high school soccer and volleyball teams were crowned division champions this fall.

Holy Name Foundation founding members Marty Cottingham, left, and Anthony Caccamo, right, honored Coach Pete Gillen, second from left, with an induction into the school’s hall of Fame. Coach Don Kent, second from right, served as Gillen’s presenter.  Photo © Jim Mancari

Hall of Fame Coach Is Honored by Holy Name

In his 30-year tenure as a college basketball coach, Pete Gillen racked up numerous hall of fame honors. He was recently honored here in Brooklyn by the Holy Name Foundation.

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First Team Honors for St. Joe’s Tennis Star

Denise Trerotola, a sophomore tennis player at St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, was named to the Skyline Women’s Tennis All-Conference First Team.

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McClancy Baseball Stars Sign On for College

Four varsity baseball players at Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, signed national letters of intent during a special ceremony Nov. 10 at the school to announce where they would be continuing their careers in college.