Former New York Knicks star John Starks joined the St. Kevin’s faithful Jan. 5 for a hoops clinic in the St. Kevin Catholic Academy gymnasium. More than 120 kids from pre-K through eighth grade learned some pointers from the Knicks fan-favorite.
Baseball Miracles, a nonprofit organization that introduces baseball and softball to economically disadvantaged children around the globe, recently visited Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, for a three-day clinic.
Former Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, varsity basketball standout Rawle Alkins made his NBA debut on Dec. 17 with the Chicago Bulls.
Renowned sports journalist Brandon Tierney is a fixture on CBS Sports Radio, living the dream by talking sports. Turns out his athletic career came right here in the Diocese of Brooklyn at Good Shepherd parish.
Longtime New York Mets lefty closer John Franco was the guest of honor Dec. 6 at the third annual Italian American Baseball Foundation dinner at Carmine & Sons, Williamsburg.
Msgr. McClancy H.S. graduate Anthony Iapoce was recently named the hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs. The 45-year-old spent the past three seasons as the hitting coach for the Texas Rangers.
Father James Devlin, pastor emeritus of Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park, can still recall his memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers defeating the mighty New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series.
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy’s Recess Choir sang the National Anthem at Citi Field prior to David Wright’s final game in a New York Mets uniform on Sept. 29.
Former Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, girls’ basketball legend Sue Bird was part of the Seattle Storm team that won this year’s WNBA championship, a three-game sweep of the Washington Mystics.
In the first episode, I happened to recognize a familiar name on a player’s jersey: “Cajuste.” Local CHSFL fans surely remember the name of former Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, standout Devon Cajuste, who played his college football at Stanford University, Calif., and spent time in training camp with the San Francisco 49ers and as a member of the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad.