An exciting school year of sports in the Diocese of Brooklyn has come to a close, at least until a few summer leagues kick into full gear. Let’s take a look at all of this year’s spring sports champions.
The CHSAA and GCHSAA played the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) in this year’s N.Y.C. Mayor’s Cup baseball and softball games to be crowned “best in the city.” The GCHSAA softball team won its game, 13-3, while the CHSAA baseball team dropped its contest, 2-1.
There’s typically a good deal of turnover among the high school coaching ranks. Between junior varsity coaches being elevated to varsity and coaches switching schools often, there are always coaches on the move. But not Nick Melito.
Three local baseball standouts were selected in this year’s MLB draft. Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, senior shortstop Jaylen Palmer was chosen by the hometown New York Mets in the 22nd round.
The fifth annual Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Hall of Fame ceremony recognized 10 deserving individuals who dedicated their lives to youth sports in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
The Holy Cross H.S. varsity baseball team has had an impressive season. After each win, the player of the game receives the mighty “Golden Sword.”
St. Francis College has named Linda Cimino its new head women’s basketball coach. She is the 13th coach in program history.
Just a few months after the passing of legendary St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, boys’ varsity basketball coach Tim Leary, the CHSAA is now mourning the loss of another local hoops icon, Clare Droesch.
Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush, will host its annual Eugene McCarthy Memorial 5K Run/Walk Saturday, June 2 in Marine Park. The race honors the memory of Maj. Eugene McCarthy, a 1973 graduate of Nazareth who gave his life for country in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm.
The CHSAA hosted its 33rd annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and golf outing May 10 at the Inwood Country Club. This year’s class was made up of seven deserving inductees who dedicated their lives to the local sports scene.