Sports

St. Stan’s Still Providing Sports for Kids After Twenty Years

St. Stan’s Still Providing Sports for Kids After Twenty Years

BY IAN THOMSON
Frank Carbone’s push to expand the league’s online presence saw this year’s race drawing a record 449 runners—123 more than last year’s previous high—and netting $5,000 in entrance fees that will pay for sports equipment, gym utility bills and countless trophies and medals for the league’s participants.


Maspeth Teens Serving Notice of Tennis Dreams

Maspeth Teens Serving Notice of Tennis Dreams

BY IAN THOMSON
Poland has never been known for its tennis players. Since Wimbledon hosted the first major tennis tournament in 1877, only one player born in the country has reached a Grand Slam singles final—her name was Jadwiga Jędrzejowska. She reached the women’s finals of Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the French Open in the late 1930s; she lost on all three occasions.


Skateboarding Picks Up Among Queens’ West Indian Teens

Skateboarding Picks Up Among Queens’ West Indian Teens

BY SCOTT SELL

When 17-year-old Sean Mohammed drops in on the half pipe to start skateboarding, he thinks of his father, who told Mohammed he started skating when he first moved to Queens from the West Indies 20 years ago and encouraged his son to do the same.


Bronx Kids Score Big with Former Soccer Pro

Bronx Kids Score Big with Former Soccer Pro

BY VICTOR LI
Franco Mena is upset. His team of young soccer players is about to face off against the Mexican team a few blocks away, but as Mena is laying out strategy to his huddle, he sees one of his players paying more attention to his cleats than his coach. Another is looking over at the interloper who has been assigned to write about the team.