Flag Football Takes On Whole New Meaning

In continuing a practice started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, NFL players have kneeled, raised their fists or engaged in what many have called disrespectful behavior during the playing of the national anthem before games.

McClancy students, from left, Stephanie Vazquez, Daniel Ruiz, Myya Cox, Gurjeet Singh, Allyson Velazquez, William Musmacker, Alexander Piatkowski and Nathalie Lopez stand outside their new high school. (Photo by Tom Hopkins/Msgr. McClancy M.H.S.)

Sports Round-Up Oct. 14

Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, is set to induct the 2017 class into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 21.

New York Baseball Coaches Clinic Dec. 10

Anthony Iapoce, the hitting coach of the Texas Rangers, will be hosting the inaugural New York Baseball Coaches Clinic on Dec. 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Division Avenue H.S., Levittown, L.I.

Calling All NFL Fans

Calling all sports fans, especially NFL fans! Recently, pre-game national anthem protests have garnered as many media headlines as the games themselves. I would like to gather the thoughts of local parishioners on how they feel about these protests.

Stealing Signs Is Part of the Game, But…

What happened with the Red Sox and Yankees takes sign stealing a step further by implementing technology. This wouldn’t even be a story if the Red Sox attempted to steal signs the old-fashioned way.

Sports Round-Up Sept. 23

The Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, girls’ varsity basketball team took part in the “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” campaign in McCarren Park, Greenpoint, on Sept. 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day.

Join Swim Strong’s ‘Tread-A-Thon!’

The local attempt of the “Tread-A-Thon” takes place Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. at the St. Sebastian Parish Center in Woodside. Attendees are asked to arrive by 4:30 p.m.