The dawn of the new year provided us with a moment to look back on the events of the last 365 days, so I took the time to recognizes the top players, coaches and performances during the year in Queens high school sports. Here is a look at who and what made the cut. Comments (1).
Anja Malesevic made a smooth transition after leaving her immediate family behind when moving from Serbia to the United States earlier this year, but there is one thing that still gets her, something she can’t get over. Comments (5).
Mike Eisenberg has come to grips with the fact that he may never get the chance to coach a high school girls’ basketball team again and take another squad to Madison Square Garden for the PSAL Class AA title game. Comment.
New York Mets ace Matt Harvey has a chance to earn more than wins and strikeouts with his blazing fastball and model good looks. He has shown the potential to make the city his and be the Mets’ version of Derek Jeter during his career. Comment.
James Southerland’s quest to make an NBA roster is still alive even though he didn’t hear his name called at the Barclays Center or get to shake Commissioner David Stern’s hand on draft night. Comment.
The stories behind the box score are what make high school sports special. They produce genuine, raw emotions in the players and connect those watching from the sidelines and beyond to the game at a whole different level. Comment.
Amani Tatum, Carolyn Gallagher and their Archbishop Molloy classmates wrote the perfect script for their Senior Night. And the Stanners hope it was the first of many happy endings to close their careers. Comment.