Former Holy Cross Receiver Now a New York Giant

After stints with the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions, former Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, football standout Kevin Ogletree, pictured above left, recently signed with the New York Giants. The 2005 graduate played two varsity seasons with the Knights and helped the team capture the 2004 CHSFL ‘AA’ championship his senior year. The […]

Prince Amukamara New York Giants

Injury Only Strengthens Giants’ Corner’s Faith

Injuries are an all-too unfortunate reality in the game of football, and the New York Giants are well aware. With just about half the schedule left to play, the team has been dealt season-ending injuries to star wide receiver Victor Cruz and All-Pro middle linebacker Jon Beason. But in the team’s Nov. 3 loss to […]

The 2013 CYO Golf Classic featured a few prominent figures including, from left, honoree Louis Grassi; former New York Giants’ tight end Howard Cross; Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto; former New York Rangers’ right winger Rod Gilbert; and Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, vicar for development. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Sports Values Taught At CYO Golf Classic

When we think of a sports contest, we often ask the following questions first: Who won the game, and what was the score? However, through the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Brooklyn and Queens, the values of sport – including teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play – are emphasized more so than winning. “It’s very important […]

Giant Graduation at St. Francis College (with video)

New York Giants’ all-pro defensive end Justin Tuck challenged the more than 400 St. Francis College graduates as the keynote speaker at the college’s Spring 2013 Commencement, May 14 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. “Champion a cause. Mine is literacy. Yours might be hunger, poverty, diseases,” Tuck told the packed crowd inside the Howard […]

A Story of Faith and Football at St. Francis (with video)

Joey Troina, a senior at St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, is a committed young man. He’s a captain of the school’s football team and a member of the Prep’s student government. But his devout Catholic faith and his willingness to profess that faith openly set Troina, 17, apart from his peers. On Sept. 18, Troina […]