Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009


Horace Mann striker scores twice in 2-0 victory over Poly Prep

Neil Berniker has coached boys soccer at Horace Mann for 47 years. In close to five decades, two players have risen above the rest – Charles Alcheck, a ’00 graduate who went on to star at Harvard, and current senior Max Fikke. Read more…

Lehman Lions defeat Canarsie

Debbie Vance was going to run out the clock. Her Lehman football team led Canarsie by eight points with less than a half-minute remaining in the first half. But after fullback Rudy DeLeon picked up 14 yards, advancing the ball near midfield, Vance took a shot. Read more…

Bronx Warriors Football play

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Salesian soccer passes test


Wiggins commits to Seton Hall

When Dashaun Wiggins verbally committed to Seton Hall Saturday afternoon, he cited many reasons for the decision. Read more…

Mount falls to Xaverian

Mount St. Michael hoped it had turned a corner. The Mountaineers rallied for a thrilling come-from-behind win at home against St. Francis Prep last week and thought the momentum would carry over into an important game against Xaverian. Read more…

For Kennedy, lost year has one final indignity

All around there were DeWitt Clinton football players flying around the field, dancing and high-fiving and partying like it was their homecoming. The Governors had just beaten John F. Kennedy, 38-14, Friday night for the first time since 1998, on the road no less. Read more…

Goal line stand propels Fordham Prep over Farrell

One yard was likely going to decide the rest of Fordham Prep’s season. Read more…

Eleven years to knock off rival

Nothing could keep Joaquin DeJesus from the field Friday night. Read more…

Monday, Oct. 19, 2009


AFC Rapid Soccer highlights

It was Octoberfest and Columbus Day combined at Cintron Field, as the weather agreed with the league playing a full schedule. The highlights are follows. Read more…

Horace Mann Lions roar in Ivy League

When the Horace Mann girls volleyball team won the Ivy League title in 2007 it was the first time the Lions took home the crown in 30 years. The sport at the Riverdale school was just an afterthought. Read more…

Lawrence guts out injury in Spellman’s loss to Christ the King

Dexter Lawrence walked to the bus with a bag of ice on his left shoulder. Cardinal Spellman football coach Dan Crane tried to get the senior running back to rest his sore shoulder during practice earlier in the week, but he refused. Read more…

Kim leads Lehman to the top

It was the morning of August 17, a summer day like so many others. Pat Straw drove over to Bronx State Park, adjacent to the Bronx Psychiatric Center. He walked through the trees and bushes that hide the soccer field. Read more…

Salesian bowlers roll

The 2009 Salesian High School Bowling Team is on a mission to get back to the playoffs. And to redeem themselves for a semi-final defeat to Xaverian in last season’s City Championship round. Read more…

Nick of time: Paganelli strikes

Nick Paganelli can play anywhere on the soccer field. That versatility has allowed Fordham Prep coach Pete McNamara to plug some holes, especially in the back. Read more…

Grant leads Fordham Prep to sloppy win

His players were mugging for a television camera after a 17-14 win against Kellenberg at Coffey Field in The Bronx Friday night, but Pete Gorynski stood off to the side. The Fordham Prep football coach was in no mood to celebrate. Read more…

Star volleyball player touched by heroics

So many things ran through Jeff Johnson’s mind on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The veteran firefighter had been dispatched with Engine Co. 74 to the Marriott adjacent to the World Trade Center towers. He was there, inside the hotel trying to evacuate guests when the north and then the south tower collapsed. Read more…

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