Sports Round-Up July 29

‘Hey Now, You’re an All-Star’

A recent graduate of St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay, John Leahy appeared in the Metro United Baseball Leagues All-Star Game representing Brooklyn. The lefty pitched two innings, and allowed one earn run.

Shot Put Success

St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, senior track and field student-athlete Ethan Beer finished fourth overall in the shot put at the New York State Federation Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

It was an eventful year for Beer. At the CHSAA Brooklyn- Queens and city championships, he placed first in both the shot put and discus, earning him the MVP award of the city’s ‘AA’ division.

A week later, he won the New York State Catholic intersectional championship in the shot put and advanced to the New York State Federation meet, where he became the first St. Francis Prep thrower to break 50 feet in the shot put in over 20 years.

His final throw of 52-4 secured him the fourth-place ranking. He will continue his career at the University of Rochester, N.Y.

NBA Twins

The Champagnie brothers – graduates of Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene, will once again be suiting up for NBA teams this fall.

Julian, who played at St. John’s University, recently signed a four-year, $12 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs. His twin brother, Justin, finished out last season with the Boston Celtics and currently remains on the roster.