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Friday, Nov. 28, 2008


Warriors overcome tragic death of teammate to win ‘B’ title

One day after celebrating the school’s first PSAL Class B girls’ volleyball championship, the Benjamin Banneker players and coach Wendell Saunders were in tears Sunday. Comment

Liverpool, Erasmus fall in Bowl championship game

Danny Landberg wasn’t looking for excuses. Sure, his starting quarterback, Justin Johnson, was out with a high ankle sprain and broken fingers in his throwing hand. And yes, his star running back, Kristen Liverpool, has been nicked up all season. Comment

Boys & Girls cut down to size by No. 1 Port Richmond

Boys & Girls advanced to the PSAL semifinals by controlling the clock, executing on both sides of the ball, tackling well, and making the opposition pay for mistakes. Comment

Frank Laino, Fort Hamilton pull off late-game magic

There was no new strategy for the Fort Hamilton football team as it was driving down the field with less than four minutes left. The Tigers were down four points and 3:46 away from their season coming to a close. Comment

Hector lifts Banneker to final one day after car accident

Angelica Hector almost never made it to Hunter College on Thursday night. Comment

Jefferson tabs legend Pearl Washington as girls’ hoops coach

Boys & Girls basketball legend Dwayne (Pearl) Washington was announced as the Thomas Jefferson girls’ basketball coach today, four days before the season opener, has learned. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008


Opposites attract: PR, Boys set for semis showdown

When Port Richmond and Boys & Girls meet Saturday afternoon in Staten Island, it will be two teams from opposite sides of the spectrum. Comment

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008


Spirits exceed expectations

Before last year, Dalliana Toussaint was the pseudo coach of the Secondary School for Law, Journalism and Research girls’ volleyball team. Except there were no games and, well, there wasn’t exactly a team, either. Comment

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Rushing king leads Sharks

Ayo Isijola leads the city in rushing yards and is among the league leaders in touchdowns. He has been offered a full scholarship by Hofstra. Cornell came to visit him. Rutgers and UConn are duly interested, and may offer sometime this winter. Comment

Recharged ‘Roos in semis

Barry O’Connor didn’t want to just win games when he returned to Boys & Girls in 2002. The football coach, in his second go-around at the Brooklyn school, had visions of turning the Kangaroos into a city power. So even though Boys made the 16-team city playoffs in 2004 and 2005, O’Connor wasn’t satisfied. Comment

Fort Hamilton H.S. Tigers win big

The Fort Hamilton football team was able to come up with big play after big play to beat Tottenville, 32-7, in the quarterfinals of the PSAL football playoffs Saturday in Brooklyn. Comment

Chaz: ‘I’ve arrived’-Ford Point guard goes Div. I

Chaz Williams had already led Bishop Ford to its first CHSAA Class A city and state championship and earned recognition as one of the best point guards in the city. But it wasn’t until he put pen to paper Friday afternoon that the senior felt he had silenced his doubters. Comment

Blackbirds ‘bummed’

If you hear Jim Ferry tell it, his Long Island University men’s basketball team didn’t lose to St. John’s on Friday night. The Blackbirds gave it away. “We gotta win this game,” the coach said. Comment

Big step up for King

With three days left before the official day of practice, Bishop Loughlin named Rudy King, an assistant and junior varsity coach with the Lions for five years, as interim boys’ basketball coach, Loughlin Athletic Director Angela Proce confirmed with Comment

Kearney senior ‘hungry’ after missed season

For Kaitlyn Rose last year, the pain of sitting out and watching her Bishop Kearney girls’ basketball team from the sidelines was secondary only to the pain in her knee. On Jan. 10, very early in the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens league season, Rose tore her ACL and was ruled out for the rest of the year. Comment

Super soph has ignited Boys in football playoffs

Wilbert Lee wanted to start his high-school football career early. Once he got his acceptance letter to Boys & Girls the spring before his freshman year, he personally introduced himself to coach Barry O’Connor. Comment

Brooklyn’s Smith taking advantage of opportunity

It seemed like every step of Jerell Smith’s football career included a road block. Comment

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