Sports Round-Up Jan. 18

After 24 seasons, Ed Blankmeyer – the winningest head coach in St. John’s University, Jamaica, baseball history – has stepped down to manage the Brooklyn Cyclones, the short-season affiliate of the New York Mets. Stay tuned to Good Sports in the coming weeks for a full feature story on Blankmeyer’s new role.

The Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, boys’ varsity basketball team was recently ranked the No. 1 team in New York City by the New York State Sportswriters Association. The Clippers won 11 of their first 12 games this season.

The GCHSAA will host its Hall of Fame induction ceremony April 2 at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner and the ceremony to follow.

Tickets are $110 and can be purchased by sending checks to Sal Fischetti at St. Francis Prep 6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Please indicate name and number of tickets.

If you would like to purchase a journal ad, please contact GCHSAA President Denise Hillig at

The 2020 class of the GCHSAA Hall of Fame includes:

Kerry Donohue – Official/St. Vincent Ferrer H.S., Manhattan
Karen Erving – St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope
John Fayad – Christ the King H.S., Middle Village
Kathy Kelly – St. Joseph by the Sea H.S., Staten Island
Denise Lewinger – The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates
John Lorenzetti – St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay
Frank Marinello – Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge
Virginia Mayrose – Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope / St. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island
Regan McGorry (Beaton) – St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows
Michelle O’Brien – St. Dominic H.S., Oyster Bay, L.I.
Maureen Rosenbaum – Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood