St. John’s University, Jamaica, baseball product Joe Panik signed a minor-league deal this offseason with the Toronto Blue Jays. He spent parts of his first six seasons with the San Francisco Giants before finishing up last year with the New York Mets.
Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, senior boys’ varsity basketball guard Ryan Myers became the 19th member of the program’s 1,000-point club on Jan. 24. He’s a two-time Tablet All-Star and was last season’s MVP of the CHSAA city championship tournament.
This year’s Rose Classic Super Jam took place Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush, and Canarsie H.S. The event serves as a showcase for local girls’ basketball players to display their skills in front of college coaches.
A number of local GCHSAA varsity teams participated in the event, including Nazareth; St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows; Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge; Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene; The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates; Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood; and St. Joseph’s H.S., Downtown Brooklyn.