June, 2012

Flushing Times

Molloy tops boro softball performers

As always, Queens was one of the best softball boroughs in the city. Comment.

Beloved coach celebrated

Steve Piorkowski always envisioned putting together some kind of Bayside reunion among the players he coached this time of year. An alumni game or a barbecue, he said. He never envisioned it would take place in the Pepsi Porch at Citi Field, a few months after he fought off cancer. Comment.
Flushing Times

Molloy hurler wins city title

Archbishop Molloy infielder Kristen Ponticelli worried she had given St. Joseph by the Sea new life after bobbling a ground ball that would have been the title softball game’s final out. Comment.
Flushing Times

After capturing city title, Molloy falls short of state

Archbishop Molloy’s year ended in the season’s final game, just not with one last victory. Comment.
Flushing Times

Palmeri’s bat inspires title

Archbishop Molloy won its first CHSAA state softball title behind a powerful middle in the batting order. It’s because of those same players that the Stanners will get a chance to defend that crown. Comment.

May, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis shows heart in postseason

Francis Lewis walked its way back to the semifinals last week, but was stopped by Susan Wagner following a Madison upset. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep conquers Mary Louis in semis

St. Francis Prep’s softball celebration didn’t stop on the field at Cunningham Park. Comment.

Bayside coach comes back after neck tumor removal

Steve Piorkowski was mobbed by his Bayside players as he walked through the gates to the school’s softball field Friday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis tops Bayside

Alina Cerda provided a big finish to a big day for Francis Lewis. Comment.

Dozo softball ties for first

The Cardozo players bounded out of the dugout, mobbing Gabriella Valdes at home plate. Minutes later, they came together around Kelly Phillips on the pitcher’s circle for a seemingly choreographed chant and dance. When they arrived back at the dugout area, Coach Pete Douglas was greeted with a rah-rah speech and the chanting of the girls’ names. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

St. Francis Prep’s Lomangino picked best in city

Nicole Lomangino was amazed how far a simple poll can travel and how it can bring people together. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Prep takes strong win over division rival Fontbonne

Early runs haven’t come with regularity for St. Francis Prep against quality teams. They were the difference, however, against Fontbonne Hall. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Strong win meets up to Mary Louis hype

This is the team Mary Louis expected to be when the year started. Comment.

April, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Patriots mounts comeback over James Madison

Francis Lewis already had two chances to prove itself against elite teams in the PSAL. Instead, the Patriots were shut out by both Susan Wagner and Construction. Comment.
Flushing Times

Molloy dethroned by Fontbonne in shocking defeat

Archbishop Molloy did not look like the defending CHSAA state champion when it was upset by Fontbonne last week. Returning to softball championship form was the goal coming into last Thursday’s contest against Mary Louis, and that’s exactly what the Stanners did. Comment.

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Fresh Meadows

Lomangino: A double threat

Nicole Lomangino talked in the preseason about waiting for the opportunity to be the St. Francis Prep ace and contribute in a big way. The Terriers senior was behind Katie Derby last season and missed much of the year with a severely sprained ankle. Comment.

Bayside softball wins for cancer-fighting coach

Bayside’s postgame celebrations this year might as well be sponsored by AT&T. Comment.

Inappropriate language sidelines Dozo softball coach

The longtime Cardozo softball coach has been removed pending an investigation into his “inappropriate language,” and players, parents and fellow teachers are not happy, the New York Post has learned. Comment.

March, 2012

Flushing Times

Molloy’s Moss picks CW Post program

Dana Moss knew for a long time where she wanted to go to college. For her, no other school seemed to compare. As a sophomore, the Archbishop Molloy star went to C.W. Post for a clinic and immediately fell in love. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Terriers softball gears up

Ann Marie Rich is living a life of luxury she hasn’t been used to in recent years. Comment.
Flushing Times

Molloy softball ready to meet the high expectations

Fresh off its first CHSAA state softball title, Archbishop Molloy has already heard the rumblings of what’s expected this season. Comment.

February, 2012

Jamaica Estates

Red Storm centerfielder among Big East best

St. John’s centerfielder Kristi Cady was named to the Big East softball Honor Roll after leading the Red Storm offensively at the Red & Black Showcase in Athens, Ga., during the opening weekend of the 2012 season. Comment.
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