The Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, girls’ varsity basketball team attended this year’s WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon in New York City on Sept. 25. The event recognizes individuals who have blazed new paths on the court, in the boardroom and in the community.
Father James Devlin, pastor emeritus of Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park, can still recall his memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers defeating the mighty New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series.
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy’s Recess Choir sang the National Anthem at Citi Field prior to David Wright’s final game in a New York Mets uniform on Sept. 29.
St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn senior Denise Trerotola and junior Valentina Velez Valencia make up the Bears pairing in first tennis doubles. Trerotola played at St. Saviour H.S., while Velez Valencia played at rival Bishop Kearney H.S.
Tom Dewey, the longtime cross-country/track and field coach at Fordham University, the Bronx, will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on April 27, 2019.
Four of the eight O’Neill siblings from St. Columba in Marine Park will be coaching sports this year at St. Edmund Prep H.S. in Sheepshead Bay.
Former Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, girls’ basketball legend Sue Bird was part of the Seattle Storm team that won this year’s WNBA championship, a three-game sweep of the Washington Mystics.
In the first episode, I happened to recognize a familiar name on a player’s jersey: “Cajuste.” Local CHSFL fans surely remember the name of former Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, standout Devon Cajuste, who played his college football at Stanford University, Calif., and spent time in training camp with the San Francisco 49ers and as a member of the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad.
Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, enjoyed a “King-sized” surprise on Sept. 4 when Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James visited the school.
Following the example set by Msgr. McClancy H.S. and Xaverian H.S., Holy Cross H.S. is officially a co-ed institution.