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December, 2013

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Terriers top TimesLedger’s best in boro list

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).
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CK’s Andre Walker should make most of senior hoops season

Andre Walker is hoping to follow in Jon Severe’s footsteps in a number of ways and there is no reason why he can’t. Comment.
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Jordan’s strong play shows SJU promise

St. John’s University has given us a true look at the team it can be moving forward with its second half performance against Syracuse. Comment.
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Former SJU coach stays true to her roots

Kim Barnes Arico is surrounded by Michigan blue and yellow every day she goes to work at Ann Arbor, but still can’t believe what she is seeing. Comments (1).

November, 2013

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Terriers seek progress on court after assistant coach takes helm

St. Francis Prep Coach Kevin Wagner was given his chance to grow along with the roster of his girls’ team, and the Terriers believe they are ready to reap the benefits of that. Comments (4).
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St. Francis Prep set to serve for elusive state volleyball crown

Jaclyn LaForgia turned in a near-perfect performance, committing just one hitting error while helping St. Francis Prep win a seventh straight CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens girls’ volleyball title. Comment.
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Red Storm soccer team earns respect during historic season

The St. John’s University’s women’s soccer team continues to give us new reasons to take notice. Comment.
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Playoff clash breathes new life into Battle of Boulevard rivalry

Consider the Holy Cross and St. Francis Prep football rivalry back where it belongs even if it was played on the wrong boulevard. Comment.
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Former Red Storm star Lopez believes timing right for Jordan

Being tapped as a program’s missing piece is much different than being labeled its messiah. Just ask Felipe Lopez. Comment.

October, 2013

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Anja Malesevic finds new home at Dozo

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).
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Legacy of Vince Lombardi honored at SFP

Vince Lombardi hasn’t been on a football sideline in more than 40 years, but his principles about life are still relevant today. Comment.
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English import Daly proves to be missing piece

Rachel Daly was worth the risk and the wait. Comment.

September, 2013

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SJU misses opportunity to sign Whitehead

St. John’s University’s loss to tri-state rival Seton Hall in the basketball recruitment of Abraham Lincoln hoops star Isaiah Whitehead is a blow, just not the end of the world. Comment.
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Ballperson at top of his game after 25 years

Harry Villareal is in his 25th year as a US Open ballperson after nearly not making it to his second. Comments (1).
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New SJU formation helps Red Storm to strong start

A grin quickly appeared on Tim Parker’s face at the mention of the St. John’s University men’s soccer team adjusting its formation this season. Comment.
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Lack of advancing Americans takes away from US Open

The US Open might as well be called just the Open in its second week. Comment.

August, 2013

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Lewis’ Eisenberg switches from hoops coach to referee

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.
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Queens Week founder re-energizes tourney

Haron Hargrave nearly gave up on the project he has poured so much of himself into. Comments (2).
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Intersectional formal for girls long overdue

The CHSAA is finally moving toward structuring its girls’ leagues like its boys’ counterparts and providing a more competitive experience for its athletes. Comment.
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Queens sluggers should try NYC Varsity League

Queens baseball players want to spread the word about the NYC Varsity fall league. Comment.
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Football player shoots for hoops scholarship

Joshua Wallace put football on hold for basketball after a stellar sophomore season on the gridiron at Holy Cross, but the sport hasn’t given up on him. Comment.

July, 2013

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Harvey could give Amazins’ edge in battle for NYC fans

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.
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Panella finds escape in coaching streetball team

Mike Panella leaves his mother’s side mostly to shower, sleep and coach basketball on New York City’s streetball circuit. Comment.
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Former Dozo hoops star shoots for spot on NBA roster

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.
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Baseball game fosters respect for armed forces

Fans who made their way to St. John’s University saw more than just a good baseball game last Friday night. Comment.

June, 2013

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Boro football standouts could transform UConn

The talk around the New York City roster the most recent Empire Challenge football games has been about the players heading to Syracuse. Comments (6).
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CHSAA honors Curran’s legacy with award

Jack Curran’s legacy was given one final honor that spilled over into the CHSAA Class AA intersectional baseball final last weekend. Comment.
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Construction scripts storybook finish to underdog tale

What Construction, in Woodhaven, did by winning its first PSAL Class A softball title is remarkable without even including the wild seventh inning rally that made it possible. Comments (1).
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Former TMLA star achieves hoops dream

Karin Robinson is getting a second chance at playing Division I basketball after she nearly let it get away. It is an opportunity the former Mary Louis star deserves. Comment.

May, 2013

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St. John’s coach notches 612th win

Ed Blankmeyer knew the record was coming — he just didn’t know exactly when and didn’t care to guess. Comment.
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Human drama unfolds in sports

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.
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Scrappy Spartans need collective effort to repeat history

If John Adams is going to repeat its feat and reach the PSAL Class A baseball semifinals and beyond, the team is going to have to do so without a bona fide offensive star. Comment.
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Beach Channel lacrosse finds success after Sandy

The Beach Channel girls’ lacrosse program continues to thrive this season under less than ideal conditions. Comment.

April, 2013

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Fresh Meadows defensive tackle finds success on gridiron

Thomas Holley is an example that anything can happen when you try something new. Comment.
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Mets manager aims to excite fans after overhaul of roster

There was a hint of defiance in the voice of Mets manager Terry Collins, the type you like to hear before an Opening Day game for a club with not much expected of it. Comment.
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New softball coach takes on struggling Royals

Alexa Rosella fully understood the task she would take on when she accepted the job of head coach of the Christ the King’s girls’ softball team. Comment.
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Public vs. Catholic hoops is long overdue

The newly formatted Mayor’s Cup basketball game has a chance to be something special. Comment.

March, 2013

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Severe sets strong example for others

ALBANY — Jon Severe is everything a New York City basketball player should be, but he is more the exception to the rule than the norm. Comment.
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Jack Curran set standard to which all aspired

Jack Curran set an extraordinary example of how to live a meaningful life that impacted many in a positive way. Comment.
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Enigmatic St. John’s falls short of its potential

This St. John’s team has given you as much hope and thrills as it has heart attacks and reasons to shake your head this season. Comments (1).

February, 2013

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Stanners seniors eye big finish to cement legacy

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.
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PSAL raises bar on academic standards

The Public School Athletic League’s new academic standards make it tougher for athletes to suit up for their school. Comment.
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