Tim Leary, who coached boys’ varsity basketball for 43 years at St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, died Feb. 13 at the age of 73 after a nearly yearlong battle with gallbladder cancer.
In her last home game as a member of the Fontbonne Hall Academy varsity basketball team, senior guard Katie Marquardt scored her 1,000th career point on Feb. 7, a Senior Night victory over division rival Msgr. McClancy H.S.
The overall men’s basketball program histories for St. John’s University and St. Francis College have traversed much different paths. However, a former Terrier remembers a statement win over the Johnnies in 1954.
The Catholic Youth Organization hosted its first annual “Nothin’ But Net” Epilepsy Awareness Basketball Tournament Jan. 15 at St. Adalbert parish, Elmhurst.
CYO coach and parishioner at St. Columba, Marine Park, Dave Ostrowski serves as a role model for the youth of his community through the game of basketball.
Casey O’Shaughnessy, a junior guard on the Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, varsity basketball team, scored her 1,000th career point on Jan. 31.
For the junior varsity bowling team at Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst, there were plenty of winning smiles as the team left the alley this past season.
Chris DiStefano, a 2006 graduate of St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, was inducted Jan. 21 into the Bears Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place on Alumni and Family Day during halftime of the St. Joe’s matchup with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, L.I.
Catholic high school seniors Jordan Nixon, Emily Engstler and Moses Brown will play in the 2018 McDonald’s High School All-American basketball games.
The first-ever Msgr. John J. Brown Memorial Girls Basketball Tournament wrapped up Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with some exciting hoops taking center court at St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands.