Sports Round-Up Aug. 8

Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, is hosting its annual summer basketball camp for children ages 7-16. Limited spots are still available. For more information, visit

A league-best six St. John’s University, Jamaica, sport programs earned Big East Team Academic Excellence Awards for the 2019-20 academic year.

The Red Storm baseball, men’s basketball, women’s golf, men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer and softball teams each received the academic honor after posting the highest cumulative grade point average in the league for their respective sports.

(Photo: Courtesy Joe O’Neill)

The three-time Olympic runner and former Kansas representative Jim Ryun recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Seen here at center, former Tablet Sports Editor Ed Wilkinson (current Editor Emeritus) accepted a plaque from Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, athletic director Ray Nash (current CHSAA President) and Ryun, right, in the early 1970s.

The Tablet’s Sports Page was cited at Ford’s Sports Awards Dinner for “a job well done for the youth of the diocese.”

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