Scholastic and Amateur

Xaverian beats Madison in Catholic vs. public school showdown

In a showdown between Brooklyn’s top Catholic and public school teams, the Catholic school team came out on top as the Xaverian Clippers beat the Madison Knights 3-2 in Bay Ridge on Monday. … Full Article

Blackbirds put their faith in Oliver

It’s been 15 long years since LIU-Brooklyn sent its women’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament for its first, and thus far only, March Madness appearance. The Downtown school’s athletic director is banking on Stephanie Oliver ending that drought in the not-too-distant future. … Full Article

Better to be lucky than good for Madison High School

Madison High School coach Vincent Caiazza knew that he had a young team this year and didn't expect a whole lot, but as the Public School Athletic League has wrapped up its regular season, the Knights have the best record of all of Brooklyn’s AAA public schools. They’ll represent the No. … Full Article

Brooklyn Friends tops LREI for softball title

Brooklyn Friends varsity softball coach David Gardella refers to his graduating senior class -- Julia Breen, Julia Cohen, Maret Smith-Miller, Airenakhue Omoragbon, Ariel Goldner and Greta Lagerberg – as the Core Five … plus one. … Full Article

No Five-Peat: Poly Prep upset in Ivy Prep League baseball quarterfinals

Poly Prep's incredible run of four consecutive Ivy Prep League championships is officially over after the Blue Devils lost 5-3 to Hackley in the quarterfinals round of the New York State Association of Independent Schools playoffs in Bay Ridge on Saturday. … Full Article

Lincoln’s baseball team is trying to make a name for itself

Lincoln High School has a legendary basketball program that has been featured in many documentaries, movies and even referenced in jokes on “30 Rock.” The football program has gained prominence as it has dominated New York City in recent years. … Full Article

Rob Amato tosses first perfect game in Xaverian history

With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, a sharp ground ball was hit to Xaverian’s Phoenix Hernandez. He scooped it up and fired it to first base, but the ball sailed high. … Full Article

Fontbonne Hall softball eliminated by St. Francis Prep in Brooklyn-Queens semis

It's the end of the line for Fontbonne Hall’s softball team as the Bonnies were eliminated from the Catholic High School Athletic Association's Brooklyn/Queens AA semifinals when they lost 2-0 to St. Francis Prep (SFP) in Queens on Monday. … Full Article

St. Francis College basketball starting over in 2015-16

It’s been two months since the men’s basketball team at St. Francis College saw its final prayer for an NCAA Tournament berth go unanswered.  … Full Article

Hard work paying off for Sheepshead Bay freshman

Matt Solano started playing baseball when he was 7 years old. He and his father would head to the park where his dad would hit about 200 ground balls at him per day. … Full Article


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