The Bronx Basketball Hall of Fame ’s second annual induction dinner and ceremony on Nov. 2 at Villa Barone Manor in Throggs Neck drew around 450 people to honor the 16 newest members.
By PETE JANNY | 11/10/23
For 23 years, Collin Henry has coached the girls volleyball team at Ethical Culture Fieldston School. In that span, he never had anything like this year’s undefeated team, nor the individual …
By PETE JANNY | 11/3/23
The forecast was not pretty, but that didn’t stop the 800 or so high school cross country runners from taking the course at Van Cortlandt Park for the Manhattan College Invitational. For the top performers, the rain may have been the extra refreshment they needed to rapidly navigate the 2.5-mile course. The lasting memories of the 51st annual event were all in all good.
By PETE JANNY | 10/20/23
The stories are endless with a unique ring to each. They belong to family, friends, and even competitors of a man who prioritized doing good deeds like he did when winning games. There were many more of those things to be realized — hence why days like last Thursday were hard for so many.
By PETE JANNY | 9/15/23
Repetition and preparation are the tenets Will Gregory espouses on the court. There is no disruption in his training regimen which has him up and running at the Riverdale Y before 8 a.m. A barrage of his shots fall without hesitation, but not without the helping hand of a passer and rebounder whose best title is “dad.”
By PETE JANNY | 9/3/23
The non-profit Bronx Basketball Hall of Fame inducted 15 new members to the Bronx Basketball Hall of Fame on July 15 at Mullaly Park. The honors will be presented at its annual awards dinner to be held on Nov. 3 at the Villa Barone Manor at 737 Throgs Neck Expressway.
By GARY LARKIN | 8/6/23
With two weeks left in the regular season, Northwest Bronx public school baseball is almost ready to venture into the playoffs. For now, teams are playing out the final games of the regular season, going head-to-head to see who the best really are, until the real test comes in late May.
By Santiago Mendoza | 5/14/23
Two years ago, Chris Ballerini was heading up to the second floor gym at DeWitt Clinton High School during one of his breaks. New York City was still on tentative lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Clinton was beginning to bring in some of its students to learn in-person before, eventually, the city would reopen all of its schools.
By Santiago Mendoza | 4/16/23
A few weeks ago, a group of high school wrestling coaches were getting their athletes together for a practice to prepare for the New York boys state championship. Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy wrestling head coach Michael Lepetit had two boys going to qualifiers, and then he remembered his senior Lexi Elson.
By Santiago Mendoza | 3/24/23
Deep in Flushing sits the Fitzgerald gymnasium on Queens College’s campus. Wide with a high, curved white ceiling reinforced with metal beams, it set a grand atmosphere for what felt like an equally grand matchup on Monday between DeWitt Clinton’s boys basketball team and Transit Tech high school from East New York for the semifinals of the PSAL citywide playoffs.
By Santiago Mendoza | 3/17/23