Scholastic and Amateur

Brooklyn quietly leads the world in producing squash champions

Brooklyn Heights is widely known for many things: historic preservation; high real estate values; serving as home to numerous lawyers, investment bankers and writers; squash...SQUASH? … Full Article

New York City holds its own in elite high school football all-star game

New York City football took another step forward on Wednesday. Unfortunately it was just a small step. … Full Article

Bensonhurst boy plays golf with the pros

Nortee Panpinyo doesn’t have dream of playing golf with the pros. He has already done it! … Full Article

What rebuilding year? Xaverian overcomes seven elimination games to city title

They weren’t even supposed to be here. Xaverian Clippers head coach Frank Del George now infamously tabbed this season a rebuilding year. Even after they established themselves as a real contender, they faced elimination seven different times. … Full Article

New Brooklyn street soccer field unveiled

U.S. Soccer Foundation HELP USA and Street Soccer USA last week unveiled a state-of-the-art street soccer field in Brooklyn to many of the local youth who live in the HELP USA facilities. … Full Article

Nazareth baseball loses championship game in first year in the league

Nazareth knew it was coming, but it just couldn’t do anything about it. … Full Article

City Parks Foundation offers free tennis, golf lessons to kids

Kids in Brooklyn will be able to enjoy free lessons in tennis, golf and other sports this summer, thanks to the City Parks Foundation, which is offering instructional programs in recreation areas all over the borough. … Full Article

Xaverian beats St. Joseph’s by-the-Sea, advances to CHSAA finals

Xaverian’s head coach Frank Del George made two predictions early in the year — that St. Joseph’s by-the-Sea would reach the Catholic High School Athletic Association’s finals and that his young and inexperienced team would take their licks. … Full Article

BC's Micallef glad to be back home

Rich Micallef left Brooklyn College three decades ago as the most prodigious scorer and arguably the best player the Bulldogs’ program had ever produced.  Now he’s back in his old digs and hoping to coach his Alma mater to the CUNYAC Championship. … Full Article

Brooklyn immigrants fueling a US boom in cricket

EAST ISLIP, N.Y.— Cricket, the international game of bats and balls that isn't baseball, is enjoying a surge of popularity in America, with the debut of a national league this spring and higher demand to build "pitches" across the country. … Full Article
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