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.
To ring in the baseball season, Father Bill Sweeney (Mets) and Father Kevin Sweeney (Yankees) offer their takes on their respective favorite teams.
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.
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.
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.
Last month, the Associated Press named Catholic school alumna Katie Ledecky the Female Athlete of the Year.
St. Thomas Aquinas was once again the site of the Msgr. King Basketball Tournament, played for the 49th time, Dec. 26-30, and featuring top boys’ varsity teams from New York City and beyond.
No matter how much snow is on the ground, Anthony Iapoce – the hitting coach of the Texas Rangers – has his mind focused on one thing: baseball, which to him is a year-round activity.
The St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, girls’ cross-country team had a strong showing at the recent Brooklyn/Queens championship at Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx.
Anthony Iapoce, the hitting coach of the Texas Rangers, will be hosting the inaugural New York Baseball Coaches Clinic on Dec. 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Division Avenue H.S., Levittown, L.I.