Courier Life’s

Friday, March 27, 2009


There’s more history to be made for Lincoln

Saturday afternoon played out like the end of a fairy tale for Lance Stephenson and four-time champion Lincoln. Comment.

Pitt’s best comes through when pressure is turned up

The clock was winding down in the second quarter and Lafayette was holding for the final shot. The normally uneventful elapsing of time became a highlight as Leon M. Goldstein chose to pressure Patriots point guard Jodyann Pitt. Comment.

College baseball preview: Pitching in question for LIU

The Long Island University baseball team struggled in 2008, finishing with a 16-31 overall record and 7-15 mark in the Northeast Conference. Comment.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Hopkins, Lafayette win first PSAL ‘B’ championship

Essence Hopkins became a film student this week. The senior guard on the Lafayette girls’ basketball team had been thinking about the Patriots’ loss to Goldstein on Feb. 12 for a long time and she wanted to see exactly what happened. Comment.

The slipper fits: No. 26 BCA wins PSAL Class B crown

The walls were closing in on No. 26 Brooklyn College Academy. Center Jamaal James, who was so instrumental in the Bobcats’ run, had fouled out. Shooting guard Keyon Aigle, the star of the PSAL Class B playoffs, was uncharacteristically off target. Comment.

Stephenson has made a decision, but he isn’t sharing

After plenty of anticipation, rumors and hyperbole, Lance Stephenson has made his college choice. Comment.

Ellis, Lincoln’s Robin, has regained his swagger

He is known simply by one word: Buddha, a nickname that has followed him around for years. He is part of the ensemble that supports Lance Stephenson at Lincoln, a secondary scorer that has enabled the Coney Island dynamo to achieve so much success over the last several seasons. Comment.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Aigle lifts No. 26 BCA past Harris and into ‘B’ final

Over the last month, Keyon Aigle has a developed a ritual. Before going to sleep, he sits up in bed and motivates himself. Comment.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Vikings storm back, earn first trip to Garden since ‘91

Baytania Newman is the emotional leader. Jasmine Odom is the highly touted prospect. Angel Porter is the steady, calming influence. Those are the players who led the South Shore girls’ basketball team all year. Comment.

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Poor defensive second half dooms Bishop Loughlin

Even though his team trailed by two points, Bishop Loughlin boys’ basketball coach Rudy King was pretty happy at halftime of the CHSAA Class AA intersectional semifinal game against Christ the King Wednesday night. Comment.

Spencer’s supporting cast steps up for Van Arsdale in quarterfinals win

Williesha Spencer is the star of the show for the Harry Van Arsdale girls’ basketball team. The relentless 5-foot junior guard finished second in the entire PSAL in scoring this season with 26.7 points per game. Comment.

Gold standard: Dolphins get closer to Glens Falls glory

Most teenagers want to go to South Beach for spring break. Or Cancun. Or Las Vegas. Comment.

Stubes shoots Rice over Xaverian in CHSAA ‘AA’ freshman title game

Xaverian coach Chris Alesi thought his team was in good shape, ready to take a six-point lead into the fourth quarter of the CHSAA Class AA freshmen intersectional championship game. But then Da’Shawn Suber launched a 45-foot shot at the buzzer that found nothing but yet. Comment.

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