Canarsie JHS Student-Athlete Finds Success On and Off the Basketball Court


By Jerry Del Priore Ever since Alexia “Lex” Nelson picked up a basketball at the age of three, it’s been game on for her. Nelson’s father, Wilford, introduced her and her twin brother, Sion, to the game because of the positive impact it had on his life, and wanted the same for his kids. “I … Continue reading Canarsie JHS Student-Athlete Finds Success On and Off the Basketball Court

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Quarterback Injury Leads To Vikings’ Defeat To E-Hall in PSAL Playoff Quarterfinals


By Jerry Del Priore Star junior quarterback Jason Martin hurt his knee on South Shore’s first offensive drive of the game, altering the team’s game plan. Displaying grit and toughness, Martin returned to action despite the pain. However, the injury hobbled him and his play, as the third seeded Vikings failed to muster up any … Continue reading Quarterback Injury Leads To Vikings’ Defeat To E-Hall in PSAL Playoff Quarterfinals

Chiefs End Disappointing Football Season With Shutout Loss to Campus Magnet


Text and Photos By Jerry Del Priore The Canarsie Varsity football team was in a must-win situation Sunday in its regular season finale against Campus Magnet. If the Chiefs pulled out the victory, the possibility of obtaining one of the final PSAL City Conference playoffs spots would improve. But Canarsie (3-7) failed to cash in … Continue reading Chiefs End Disappointing Football Season With Shutout Loss to Campus Magnet

From Wayward Youth to Boxing Prospect, East Flatbush Product Finds New Path


By Jerry Del Priore Mikkel LesPierre was a standout basketball player at Transit Tech High School. But he got sidetracked, and wound up getting kicked off the team. Getting into some form of trouble with a friend seemed to be the norm for the young LesPierre. So his friend’s father suggested they give boxing a … Continue reading From Wayward Youth to Boxing Prospect, East Flatbush Product Finds New Path

Big Apple Basketball Challenge Returns to Baruch College


New York, NY - After a four year absence, Big Apple Basketball will host the Ninth Annual Big Apple Basketball Challenge in New York City on Sunday, December 6 at Baruch College. The challenge, which will feature eight of New York City’s top PSAL and CHSAA teams, is an event designed to show the supremacy … Continue reading Big Apple Basketball Challenge Returns to Baruch College

Canarsie Area High School Developing Next Wave Of Ad Execs


By Jerry Del Priore Good things are happening at the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM), one of the first public high schools in the country dedicated to teaching students about advertising, design and media through a well-designed curriculum and from private industry professionals. Since its inception in 2008, in addition to … Continue reading Canarsie Area High School Developing Next Wave Of Ad Execs

Cosmos’ Semifinal Win Over Fort Lauderdale Give Soccer Icons Chance to Go Out on Top


By Jerry Del Priore It’s fair to say that most athletes want to finish their careers on top. Soccer legends Raúl and Marcos Senna, who will both retire after this season, are no different. After defeating the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, 2-1, at Brooklyn’s MCU Park Saturday in the North American Soccer League (NASL) Semifinals, the … Continue reading Cosmos’ Semifinal Win Over Fort Lauderdale Give Soccer Icons Chance to Go Out on Top

Quick Start Powers Unbeaten Vikings To Lopsided Win Over Brooklyn Tech


South Shore football head coach Matt Ciquera’s motto is start fast, and finish faster. It’s something the fifth-year coach has been hammering home to his team all season long. Taking the saying to heart, the Vikings jumped all over Brooklyn Tech, scoring 20 unanswered points even before Brooklyn Tech knew what hit them. The quick … Continue reading Quick Start Powers Unbeaten Vikings To Lopsided Win Over Brooklyn Tech