Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pro soccer team coming to Queens

They don’t have a coach or a single player, but F.C. New York was officially introduced as New York’s newest professional soccer team at a press conference at the Yale Club on Wednesday morning. Comment.

Red Storm routs Rutgers, 15-5

After his team rallied from two sizeable deficits to sweep a doubleheader from Rutgers on Saturday, St. John’s baseball Coach Ed Blankmeyer knew the Scarlet Knights’ psyche was damaged. Comment.

Bryant HS leaps out to surprise 5-0 start

Rubin Taipi has played on the Bryant boys’ volleyball team since he was a freshman. But the 5-foot-11 senior played in a total of eight matches before this season — all of them coming last year in spurts. Comment.

Boyd no-hits SFP, Harms hits in clutch for Molloy

Janelle Boyd was breezing along on the mound, but couldn’t relax. She and her Archbishop Molloy teammates had been stranding runners and squandering scoring chances as Boyd kept the St. Francis Prep lineup at bay. The Stanners finally scratched out a run in the top of the sixth, lifting some pressure from their ace. Comment.

PSAL: Leader has yet to emerge from the pack

There is no favorite in Queens this year. Bayside, the last team standing the previous three years, graduated virtually everyone each of the past two springs. Francis Lewis, which, under first-year Coach Ian Millman, won Queens A East a season ago, lost seven of nine starters. Comment.

Boisterous Boyd makes presence felt

Behind the fence of the dugout, Janelle Boyd is a happy and enthusiastic cheerleader who can be heard during every chant. The senior even helped create the Archbishop Molloy softball team’s new pregame cheer. She added a special beginning for this season after shortstop Julia Lipovac’s mother gave the team sweatshirts reading, “It’s not about how good you are, it’s how bad you want it.” Comment.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Petrocelli Electric indicted on labor violation charge

The head of Long Island City-based Petrocelli Electric Company was indicted on corruption charges in Manhattan federal court last Thursday for allegedly giving payouts to a “representative” of a union represented at the time by disgraced former Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin, according to court papers. Comment.

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