Sports Round-Up March 21

The freshmen boys’ basketball team from Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, is this year’s CHSAA ‘AA’ city champion, heaving defeated Msgr. Scanlan H.S., the Bronx, in the title game.

(Photo courtesy Rob Scott)

In what will likely be the final game played for a while, the Pee-Wee boys’ Catholic Youth Organization team from St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing, completed an undefeated season by winning this year’s diocesan championship – defeating St. Luke, Whitestone, 27-20 in the finals. The game was played the week before the other scheduled championship games, which were all canceled. Special congratulations to the team’s head coach Phil McBride, who earned his first diocesan title in 51 years coaching CYO.

Pictured: Bottom (L to R), Aidan Ortiz, Lorenzo Sanchez, Michael Piotrowski, Paolo Mendoza. Top Row (L to R), Assistant Coach Mike Piotrowski, John Piotrowski, George Saucedo, Patrick Carozzo, Gianpiero Scaccia, Matteo D’Introno, Head Coach Phil McBride

The St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, alumni department discovered this old letter sent by famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi to the school in 1959. Lombardi played football at the Prep and graduated in 1933. He led the Packers to five NFL championships, including victories in the first two Super Bowls.

St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, women’s basketball freshman standout Nevena Dimitrijevic was named Northeast Conference (NEC) Rookie of the Year. A native of Serbia, the guard averaged 14.2 points per game and led the conference with 174 total assists. She also earned spots on the All-NEC Second Team and the NEC All-Rookie Team.

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