The diocesan CYO is working extra hard to ensure a safe return to youth sports.
A number of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers have ties to the diocesan parishes that make up the Catholic Youth Organization of Brooklyn and Queens.
Here’s how some local boys’ CHSAA basketball players and coaches fared in the annual Basketball Coaches Association of New York awards.
Mike Baxter’s spectacular catch eight years ago preserved Johan Santana’s historic no-hitter.
Sister Shirlee Tremont played Division I softball in college and is still involved with the local game.
The CYO has sadly lost track icon John Bennett, who devoted nearly 50 years to the youth organization.
The Pee-Wee boys’ CYO basketball team from St. Andrew Avellino completed an undefeated season by winning this year’s diocesan championship.
Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, and Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, were the sites of the annual Catholic Youth Organization girls’ basketball diocesan championships.
NBA Hall of Famer Bernard King put on a basketball clinic for the youth of St. Kevin parish.
St. John’s University inducted eight outstanding individuals into its Athletics Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2020 on Jan. 18-19.