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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bayside Little League: Turano’s blast leads Contracting

In the final game of the Texas Farm Division season, Turano Contracting was led by the clutch hitting of Michael Turano, who hit a tape-measure blast to right in the third inning to pull his team back into the game. Max Mastrototaro had a pair of doubles and four RBIs and in the third inning, Regan Goger made a nice play on a tough hope, throwing to third baseman Nicholas Sanso to get the force out at third. Comment

The Butler Did It

Ever have déjà vu? I did on Friday night and it lasted about two and a half hours. Comment

Off the beaten path to success

Walk around Barn 35 at Belmont Park and you forget that bustling Hempstead Turnpike is right outside the gates. Roosters poke around outside and inside, 20 thoroughbred horses stand in their stalls, eating hay, waiting to compete in front of thousands on another busy race day. Comment

CHSAA All-Queens softball Player of the Year

<b>Krystil Hofmann, St. Francis Prep</b> Comment

CHSAA All-Queens baseball Coach of the Year

<b>Bro. Robert Kent, St. Francis Prep</b> Comment

CHSAA All-Queens baseball Player of the Year

<b>Kevin Kilpatrick, Holy Cross</b> Comment

Ron’s Day in the Sun

Ron Naclerio got a call a few weeks ago. It was only one of the dozens he gets everyday. But this one hit a nerve. He had heard that a former Cardozo cheerleader was interested in attending the school’s upcoming annual boys’ basketball reunion, but she wasn’t sure if cheerleaders were invited. Comment

Storybook ending

Joe Faller walked onto the field gingerly, his arms raised over his head in triumph. Across the pitch, his daughter Alyssa celebrated with her teammates, then whirled around and looked for her dad. The two met, near the Queens HS of Teaching sidelines, and shared a long embrace. Comment

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

NEAR MISSES

2008        Big Brown Comment

Bayside Little League: Lau wins game ball for defense in Turano win

Ryan Lau was the hero for Turano Contracting, earning a game ball for a great sliding catch on a short fly ball to center in the first inning against Pee Wee Folks Pre-School in a Bayside Little League game Sunday morning. Comment

Injuries, opponents stymie Dragons over weekend

The Auburndale Dragons entered the weekend knowing that if they won their three remaining games they would be crowned league champs. But in a 24-hour period of sweltering heat they suffered a double loss, in both games, and in personnel. Comment

College Round-up: Five SJU baseball players drafted

Five Red Storm baseball players were selected in the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Senior pitcher George Brown and junior pitchers Scott Barnes, Justin Gutsie, Colin Lynch and Jared Yecker were drafted by five different teams. Comment

The Butler Did It: Another upset for Nick Zito

In the days and weeks leading up to the Belmont Stakes, there was a trainer who filled reporters’ notebooks with outlandish quotes, a braggart who would make Muhammad Ali stand up and ask, “Did he really say that?” Comment

Shaq makes Belmont appearance with Vitaminwater czar

Before Big Brown finished last in the Belmont Stakes, the biggest surprise Saturday came before the fifth race, when Shaquille O’Neal walked out to the paddock with the other jockeys. Comment

‘Brown’ falls short of Triple Crown

They waited. The crowd of 94,476 who packed Belmont Park on a sultry Saturday waited for Big Brown, the unbeaten colt who had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes by a combined 10 lengths, to make his move. Comment

Resilient Flushing upended in PSAL ‘B’ championship

Coach Mary Boyle wouldn’t take off her red Flushing softball hoodie despite the 90-degree heat. Senior shortstop Ruth Lugo had to tape together her mangled right sneaker. Senior catcher Brittany Brown would have run through a wall — and she almost did — for a victory. Comment

Bayside falls to MSIT for third straight year

It was a game that could have gotten ugly early. McKee/Staten Island Tech peppered Bayside with numerous scoring chances in the opening minutes — including one that hit the crossbar and another which caromed off the post. But, mainly due to a handful of spectacular saves by junior goalkeeper Nicole Carroll, the Commodores held the Seagulls without a goal until Jessica Panarella’s brace in the 56th minute. Comment

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