Holy Cross Star Off to Amazin’ Start for Mets

Jaylen Palmer, who recently graduated from Holy Cross H.S., has begun his professional baseball career with the New York Mets. Of all the 30 teams that could have selected him in the MLB draft, it wound up being the franchise located just 5.4 miles from his high school.

Sports Round-Up July 28

Tom Hackimer, a graduate of Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, who played his college baseball at St. John’s University, Jamaica, continues to pursue his dream of playing Major League Baseball.

Rawle Alkins Christ the King

Sports Round-Up July 14

 St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, will be adding two new varsity sports to the fold in the next few years. Men’s volleyball and women’s soccer are set to be the school’s newest NCAA Division I programs.

Sports Round-Up June 16

Three local baseball standouts were selected in this year’s MLB draft. Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, senior shortstop Jaylen Palmer was chosen by the hometown New York Mets in the 22nd round.

Annual Old Timers Dinner Links the Past and Present

For the 59th year, legends of the game gathered to relive their vast hoops memories. Held May 4 at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights, the dinner is a spring tradition that continues going strong.

Nazareth Coach Relives Memories of NFL Draft

Dozens of college football players will finally achieve their lifelong dream of playing professional football. For one local former athlete, the memories of the 1989 NFL draft are still crystal clear.

Rusty Remembered as Ambassador to Game

The Catholic baseball star Rusty Staub passed away on Opening Day. He enjoyed a 23-year career with the Houston Colt .45s/Astros, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers.