As women’s basketball phenom Caitlin Clark plans to turn pro next season, one thing she will bring with her that has been a presence throughout her basketball career and life is her faith.
For the first time since 2019, the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Brooklyn and Queens hosted its Hall of Fame induction dinner.
When Caitlin Clark was a sophomore at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa — already nationally ranked the No. 1 women’s basketball player in her class — she told a local newspaper that the school was special because it allowed her to live out her faith.
When we think of sports sisters, the immediate thought is Venus and Serena Williams. Their journey in sports began at such a young age, and they honed their craft throughout the years.
Our Catholic high school basketball league is known for producing high-quality student-athletes who thrive in college.
The Msgr. McClancy H.S. girls’ varsity basketball team has dedicated this season to assistant coach Shannon Stenz, center, who is in remission from cancer. (Photo: Courtesy of Shannon Stenz)
We’re lucky here in the Diocese of Brooklyn to have a competitive CHSAA sports program across all three seasons. The main factor that sets us apart is located right in the acronym. The “C” in CHSAA stands for “Catholic,” and a newly formed club has adopted the mission to keep the primary emphasis on the C in CHSAA.
The words “Coach Don Kent” are now inscribed into the basketball court at Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst.
Once again, a sea of blue and orange took over the St. Kevin Catholic Academy, Flushing, gymnasium for the annual sports clinic with the pros.
New tournament director, same exceptional tournament experience. Once again, the 53rd annual Msgr. King Memorial Basketball Tournament returned to the iconic green floor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Flatlands, Dec. 26-30. For the first time, the parish sports association’s new director, Brian Shea, ran the festivities, and it was a smashing success.