Brothers John and Anthony Matera root for separate football teams. But they never let the sports rivalry get in the way of their family bond.
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 […]
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 […]
St. Francis Prep varsity baseball coach Brother Robert Kent vividly recalls watching the famous “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” on TV 63 years ago.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]