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In three of the previous four seasons, the Christ the King boys basketball team had been crowned as the Catholic High School Athletic Association city champions. In two of those banner seasons, it was Brooklyn rival Bishop Loughlin on the losing end of the contest.
They didn’t even belong there.
The Francis Lewis High School girls basketball team had no business in the Public School Athletic League “AA” division championship game on Saturday. After all, they had to beat the 15-time defending city champion Murry Bergtraum to get there.
Four years ago, Benjamin Cardozo High School freshman basketball player Francisco Williams promised longtime coach Ron Naclerio that he would win him his first city championship since 1999.
Queens is known for its prominent high school basketball scene, and two storied area boys hoops programs began play in their respective city championship tournaments this past week.
Despite being the 22nd-ranked team in the 41-team Public School Athletic League tournament, Forest Hills High School, the alma matter of area basketball stars like Ernie Grunfeld and Moe Harkless, pulled off a surprising 71-62 upset of 11-seed Eleanor Roosevelt High School last Thursday in Manhattan.
The men’s basketball team at York College will take on Rhode Island College tonight, March 6, in the opening round of the NCAA Division III postseason tournament.
Sports fans are well aware of the number of can’t-miss top draft picks in baseball, football and basketball who were never able to live up to expectations, much to the chagrin of the teams that signed them to lucrative contracts and the fans whose hopes were dashed. As former Mets star Rusty Staub famously quipped, “Potential means that you haven’t accomplished anything yet!”
The pop music world is littered with artists who looked like big hit makers but for one reason or another failed to light the charts on fire. “American Idol” fans can recite the names of most of the past winners as proof.
Former Christ the King and St. John’s University men’s basketball star Erick Barkley is in hot water after he was caught on tape assaulting a fan at a youth basketball game in Ardsley on Feb. 24.
Barkley, the coach of his 9-year-old son’s travel basketball team, and the fan, a father of an opposing player, argued before the game over the eligibility of the fan’s son, according to multiple reports.
The Christ the King boys basketball team is now two wins away from calling themselves Catholic High School Athletic Association city champions.
The Royals, led by coach Joe Arbitello, defeated St. Raymond’s of the Bronx 77-53 on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the CHSAA Intersectional city tournament at Fordham University in the Bronx.
St. Albans resident DeAndra Scott, center, a senior at SUNY-Old Westbury, last week was named to the All-Skyline Conference Women’s Basketball First Team.
This is the second straight year that Scott, who was the conference’s player of the year in the 2012-13 season, has received the postseason honor.
No matter the stress facing a college sports team or its fans as the playoffs creep closer, Senior Day is always a thrilling moment for everyone involved.
The graduating members of the team are the subjects of a ceremony honoring their achievements while graduating fans take in the excitement of going to their school’s game one more time.
The National Football League generated backpage headlines this past weekend when it was learned that the league is pushing for penalties and possible game suspensions for players who use the “N-word” slur during a game. The NFL was acting primarily in response to such lunkheads as the Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Riley Cooper, who brought shame to themselves and the NFL last year by using that disgusting term.
Sorry, ACLU supporters, I support the NFL’s decision in this matter. What wasn’t clear, however, was if NFL referees will have the power to issue penalties for slurs made against other ethnic groups, races or differing sexual orientations. If you are trying to take a principled and responsible stand against prejudice, then you can’t have situations where some groups are protected and others are not.
NYPD Chief Philip Banks III last week was named as the 13th recipient of the William Tucker Garvin Award, an honor given out every year by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
The award is presented during Black History Month to an individual of African-American heritage in recognition of outstanding public service.
Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York City, called education “the civil rights issue of today” at a Black History Month event in East Elmhurst’s First Baptist Church last Wednesday night. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens) hosted the event and honored three African American community activists from his district.
McCray was born in 1954, the year the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, ruling segregated schools unconstitutional. She spoke of her parents’ “bold move” in sending her to schools where she was the only black student.
John Bowne High School will host its first cheerleading competition on March 9, after starting its own successful program two years ago.
The event, which begins at 11 a.m., is open to city schools for all ages and divisions and will feature a certified panel of judges. Bowne is located at 63-25 Main St. in Flushing.
Coming into Friday’s Catholic High School Athletic Association’s Brooklyn/Queens diocesan title game against Brooklyn powerhouse Bishop Loughlin, the Christ the King boys basketball team was ranked as the second-best Catholic team in the city.
Their star center, Adonis Delarosa, is being recruited by top-tier college basketball programs. Christ the King even defeated Loughlin 80-65 in the same championship game last year.
York College basketball players Omar St. John, left, and Michael Woods, right, seen here with York Head Coach Ronald St. John, earned prestigious postseason honors last week at the annual CUNY Athletic Conference luncheon.
Woods, who ranked second in the nation in scoring at Division III with 29.1 points per game, was named CUNYAC Player of the Year, while St. John, a Jamaica resident who attended Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, was elected as a first-team CUNYAC All-Star.
Children from the five boroughs came to the Police Athletic League Edward Byrne Center in South Jamaica on Feb. 19 to attend the annual PAL Games Day Tournament of Champions.
The day is designed to promote relationships and understanding by bringing together boys and girls of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
The door leading to the NCAA Tournament that St. John’s kicked ajar over the course of their month-long hot streak has slowly started to creep shut this week.
For teams that are on the so-called “tournament bubble” late in the season, the importance of every game is magnified.
Children from the five boroughs came to the Police Athletic League Edward Byrne Center in South Jamaica on Feb. 19 to attend the annual PAL Games Day Tournament of Champions. The day is designed to promote relationships and understanding by bringing together boys and girls of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The children, ages 5 to 13, compete in events that challenge them both physically and intellectually, including basketball and pingpong to the challenge of building structures that will stand and boas that will float. The center was named for NYPD Officer Edward Byrne, a patrolman in the 103rd Precinct who was a 22-year-old rookie when he was killed in the line of duty 26 years ago. — Michael Gannon
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Forget being called a Cinderella story, St. John’s is looking more and more like a buzz saw as the Red Storm enter the final three weeks leading up to postseason play.
One month ago, it would have been hard to imagine that the Johnnies would be sitting in fifth place in the Big East and have the third-most wins overall of any team in the conference, but here they are. The Red Storm are winners of six straight games and nine out of 10 contests, and now own a 18-9 record.
It may be too little, too late for the Red Storm to find themselves in the field of 68 NCAA Tournament teams come March, but they aren’t going down without a fight.
In typical St. John’s fashion, the Red Storm took down one of the best teams in college basketball on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, defeating the 12th-ranked Creighton Bluejays 70-65, pushing the Johnnies’ record to 15-9 and 5-6 in Big East conference play.
Charles Granby, top, the boys basketball coach at Andrew Jackson/Campus Magnet School since 1970, retired on Feb. 13 following his 722nd career victory, an 87-48 win over Thomas Edison Technical High School.
The wins are the most in PSAL history.
After all of the consternation about the weather and the first Super Bowl ever held in the New York metropolitan area, it was a pretty decent day by early February standards for all except the Denver Broncos. During Super Bowl week, perceptive lead Fox Sports voice Joe Buck told me that the weather was far worse in Dallas last year. He also pointed out that even though New York had a cold week, the conditions were far better than those in Southern cities as Atlanta and New Orleans.
Giants co-owner John Mara is one of the most accessible and likable sports executives you will ever meet. I was surprised that he wandered through the Super Bowl media party without any aides. “Even if you are not a football fan the energy and excitement of the Super Bowl raises the spirits of everyone living in the metropolitan area,” Mara told me. He concurred with my analogy of how even diehard Democrats enjoyed having the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004.
Christ the King superstar senior Sierra Calhoun was named to the McDonald’s All-American team on Jan. 29, the most prestigious honor a high school basketball player can receive. Calhoun will be attending Duke University in the fall.