Everyone who came in contact with Msgr. John Brown knew what a kind, caring and generous individual he was. As a result, the girls’ Msgr. King Tournament has been named in his honor.
At the annual boys’ swimming Olympics held Dec. 16 at the Eisenhower Park Aquatics Center, East Meadow, L.I., three swimmers displayed the values of what CYO sports are truly all about.
St. Thomas Aquinas was once again the site of the Msgr. King Basketball Tournament, played for the 49th time, Dec. 26-30, and featuring top boys’ varsity teams from New York City and beyond.
Katie Marquardt, a senior point guard on the Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, varsity basketball team, became the first player in the history of the Fontbonne basketball program to earn an athletic scholarship to play in college.
It’s incredibly rare for two cross-country runners to finish with the exact same time in a race. It’s even more unusual for those two runners to be teammates. The only thing potentially even more outlandish than the above scenario would be if those same two runners to be twins. Well, believe it or not, it happened.
The fall CHSAA season came to a close with championships in several sports.
The St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, girls’ cross-country team had a strong showing at the recent Brooklyn/Queens championship at Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx.
As part of breast cancer awareness month, St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr parish, Ozone Park, hosted its annual Battle Against Breast Cancer preseason CYO basketball tournament.
Anthony Iapoce, the hitting coach of the Texas Rangers, will be hosting the inaugural New York Baseball Coaches Clinic on Dec. 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Division Avenue H.S., Levittown, L.I.
The CYO hosted its inaugural Sand Volleyball Tournament in the Rockaways – continuing the theme of offering sports year-round to the youth of the Diocese of the Brooklyn.