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.

Priests Offer Prayers for the Mets, Yanks

To ring in the baseball season, Father Bill Sweeney (Mets) and Father Kevin Sweeney (Yankees) offer their takes on their respective favorite teams.

Sports Round-Up April 7

Just in time for the start of baseball season, Good Shepherd parish, Marine Park, held its annual “Baseball Bash” to celebrate the start of a new campaign.

St. Kevin’s Welcomes NFL Pros for Clinic

The St. Kevin’s Youth Guild held a football clinic March 17 featuring two former NFL players: punter Sean Landeta of the New York Giants and wide receiver Wesley Walker of the New York Jets.

Team USA Hockey Star Fulfills Olympic Dream

Matt Gilroy, a 33-year-old defenseman, recently suited up as an assistant captain for Team U.S.A.’s men’s ice hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This crowning achievement of his hockey career was even more special, since he wore his brother’s No. 97 on his back.