Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In battle of Bayside, Cardozo reigns supreme with sweep

Steven Joy tossed his glove to the dugout, pumped his fist and was mobbed by the entire Cardozo baseball team. The senior southpaw had just completed a complete-game, two-hit shutout by getting Aaron Shapiro to ground out to shortstop Matthew Lynn. Senior catcher Jamal Vargas gave Joy a Gatorade bath and later danced in the middle of a circle, a traditional celebration. Comment.

Red Hawks softball still soaring

Sheila San Andres was a self-described “girly-girl.” She was a dancer, too, in many forms — jazz, hip-hop, tap and ballet. San Andres was definitely not a softball player. Comment.

Whitestone’s Lippert fights through cancer

Corinne Lippert remembers the dates by heart. She can recite each one with the precision of a computer. Comment.

St. Francis tired of waiting

Last Thursday was supposed to be a day of celebration, but instead it turned out to be a nightmare Billy Xouris won’t soon forget. Comment.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Walk off: McClancy rallies to beat Holy Cross, 6-5

Grounders in the infield might be an adventure, and at times runs are about as hard to come by as a parking spot in East Elmhurst. There are more talented teams with more high-profile players than McClancy, but the Crusaders are a gritty bunch with a never-say-die mentality. Comment.

Rice strikes out 11 as St. Francis Prep tames Royals

Johanna Rice was in a groove early. Comment.

Ha sacrifices glory for benefit of team

Todd Gaugler empathizes with Kevin Ha. The former is one of the Cardozo boys’ volleyball team’s top offensive weapons, an outside hitter and one of the best players in the PSAL. The latter could be all of the above, but he has chosen not to be — for the benefit of the team. Comment.

Postel returns to Mary Louis

Katherine Postel was ready to give it all up. The Mary Louis Academy senior, who is a superb soccer and softball player, was prepared to end her athletic career. Comment.

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