Posts Tagged ‘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.


‘Macho’ Father of Three Slain in Boerum Hills, Brooklyn

‘Macho’ Father of Three Slain in Boerum Hills, Brooklyn

BY DEREK SIMONS

A cardboard box protected a makeshift memorial of more than 50 candles from the gusting wind today. Mourners arrived in a steady stream on Monday to light even more and to write messages on the box in memory of Victor Zapata, who was shot shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday.


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.


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.