By Jerry Del Priore The fifth-seeded Brooklyn College Men’s basketball team was dead set on taking home the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) championship crown, especially after losing to Baruch last year. This time the Bulldogs played with a vengeance, refusing to be denied, as they defeated the No. 5 Bearcats, 76-67, … Continue reading Brooklyn College Men’s Basketball Team Upends Baruch, 76-67, to Capture CUNYAC Championship
By Jerry Del Priore Brooklyn College senior forward Lorenzo Williams didn’t take the usual route to basketball happiness. A self-proclaimed street baller, Lorenzo tried out for South Shore High School’s basketball team in Canarsie in his senior year in 2007 at the request of head coach Mike Beckles. He made the cut, and played well. … Continue reading Ex South Shore Viking Lorenzo Williams Finds Basketball Bliss at Brooklyn College
By Jerry Del Priore It’s not often that I comment or write about baseball prospects, other than ones from the New York Mets, my favorite team. But Dario Pizzano is a player I interviewed in May of 2012, after he finished up his third season with the Columbia University Lions. At the time, the … Continue reading Dario Pizzano on the Rise in the Mariners’ Farm System
Brooklyn Cyclones Get New Hitting Coach in Former Player Sean Ratliff
By Jerry Del Priore As a kid growing up in Canarsie, Edmund Bini displayed a love for music, which, he said, he acquired from his mother, an avid dancer who attempted to teach him The Hustle. Bini’s passion for music grew as his school and neighborhood’s diversity exposed him to the hip-hop lifestyle, still in … Continue reading Former Canarsien Uses Neighborhood Roots and Music Passion to Succeed
Jerry Del Priore Canarsie refused to let a recent loss to non-conference opponent Francis Lewis get it down. Behind 15- and 14-point performances from senior Shania Lewis and sophomore Brianna Jones, respectively, the 11th seeded Lady Chiefs bounced back and trounced No. 22 Evader Childs, 58-35, Thursday at home in the first round of the … Continue reading Canarsie Lady Chiefs Bounce Evander Childs in First Round of Basketball Playoffs
The Lady Vikings Dominate Nazareth, 58-32, in Basketball Game at the Brooklyn Stuy Dome.
By Jerry Del Priore In the book tilted When Dreams Never Die, author Gary Robert Wallace depicts the life of former well-regarded Canarsie resident and local standout baseball player and coach Salvatore Aprea. Aprea put up impressive stats as a pitcher and outfielder with Tilden High School and Holy Family Senior CYO travel team, which … Continue reading Inspirational Book Recounts Life Of Revered Former Canarsien, Star Baseball Player Salvatore Aprea