Sports Round-Up Dec. 26

As part of a reshuffle of their minor-league system, the New York Mets announced that the Brooklyn Cyclones will now be the team’s High Single-A affiliate. The schedule is still being formed for the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, High-A teams play 72 games.

“Getting promoted is a great sign for Brooklyn and for the organization,” said Gary Perone, Cyclones assistant general manager and a graduate of Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope, and St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights.

“Over the first 20 years, we did well enough to prove that Coney Island and Brooklyn has a loyal, faithful fanbase. We’ve all been together for a long time doing this, so it’s really nice to see that the organization has a chance to do more.”

RIP Patrice Jones

The local sports community mourns the loss Patrice Jones (Halas), who grew up of in Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, and starred on the volleyball, basketball and swimming teams at Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst. She was beloved in Breezy Point and White Plains, N.Y., given her charitable works. She is a member of the Bishop Kearney Hall of Fame.