At St. Ephrem’s Gym, Hoops Is Part of Recovery Process

Local college hoops teams took part in the annual “Swish For Kids” basketball classic at St. Ephrem’s parish, Dyker Heights, for children battling cancer and those who have completed their treatment.

Dean Marlowe (Photo (C) Carolina Panthers)

Former Holy Cross Star Soaks Up Super Bowl

Dean Marlowe, a 2010 graduate of Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, was a member of the Carolina Panthers 2016 Super Bowl squad, though he was listed as inactive for the game itself.


Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship

Boys and girls ages nine to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, sponsored by St. Finbar Council No. 15728.


Texas Rangers Hire McClancy HS Grad

Local baseball standout Anthony Iapoce, a 1991 graduate of Msgr. McClancy M.H.S., will be taking his hitting prowess to the Texas Rangers as the team’s new hitting coach.


St. Joseph’s College Hosts ‘Play 4Kay’

The St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted their first-ever “Play 4Kay” doubleheader on Jan. 30 at The Hill Center. Fans joined the players, coaches and staff in wearing pink to the games against Skyline Conference rival Purchase College. The purpose of wearing pink was to join hundreds of schools across the nation uniting as one to raise awareness for cancer research.


St. Dominic’s Courts Neighbors with Hoops (with video)

The Public High Schools Athletic League in New York is known for producing top-notch basketball teams and players. However, it turns out not every school is lucky enough to have its own home court. So in Bensonhurst, a local Catholic parish has opened its doors.


NFL’s First Female Coach Hails from St. John’s

St. John’s University, Jamaica, alumna and former men’s basketball student manager Kathryn Smith was recently named the quality control-special teams coach for the Buffalo Bills.


CYOers Get Time on the Garden Floor

The sixth-grade boys’ bantam CYO basketball team at St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, was lucky enough to play on the floor at the world’s most famous arena.

New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 6. Photo courtesy New York Mets

Baseball Hall Taps Piazza for Induction

Patience has paid off for New York Mets legendary catcher Mike Piazza, as he will be part of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016.