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While last year’s merger of St. Margaret of Cortona and St. Gabriel schools meant the end of the rivalry on the basketball court, students and family got another treat this year. more
The 12th installment of the Pat Joyce Memorial Tournament was the latest reminder to Marty Joyce why he became a coach. Most of last week, Marty made several treks across the bridge with his St. Peter’s teams from River Edge, New Jersey, to compete in honor of his late brother. Fittingly, it was his school’s sixth grade team that rallied around the fallen firefighter’s nephew en route to securing the championship. more
Basketball is a sport that unites everyone, especially in the community of St. Margaret of Cortona. At the heart of this unity stands Pat Woods, a man who has witnessed its evolution with the recent merger of two Catholic schools — St. Margaret of Cortona and St. Gabriel. more
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. more
An outfielder in a North Riverdale Little League fall ball game gets the throw back into the infield in a game at the Mosholu Avenue field Tuesday. As the weather gets chillier, the fall baseball just starts heating up. more
The top young running stars around the country descended on Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2023 AAU Junior Olympics July 29-Aug. 5. For 8-year-old June Henry, one of Riverdale’s own, the stars aligned for a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter Under-8 event. more
Baseball and softball are akin to a right of passage for youth. Those bonds feel almost sacred when forged on fertile diamonds. For families who observe the Sabbath, these sports are a natural profession of faith and are offered in local leagues which accommodate for weekly observance. more
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