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

Jets’ Offensive Trio, Defense Makes Strong Case for Fantasy Week 6 Considerations


By Jerry Del Priore After a bye in week 5, the New York Jets will have a few solid, key offense players, who were coming off injuries in their previous game against the Miami Dolphins in London, entering week 6 versus the Washington Redskins even healthier. The two particular players to which I am referring … Continue reading Jets’ Offensive Trio, Defense Makes Strong Case for Fantasy Week 6 Considerations

Senior Triple Threat Helps Undefeated Vikings Crush Campus Magnet, 42-6, In Homecoming Game


By Jerry Del Priore South Shore’s Willerm Greffin may be one of the best overall offensive football secrets in the PSAL, but not after his performance against the Bulldogs. The senior all-purpose player ran for a touchdown, caught a 45-yard TD pass, and ran back a 70-yard kickoff to help the Vikings annihilate Campus Magnet, … Continue reading Senior Triple Threat Helps Undefeated Vikings Crush Campus Magnet, 42-6, In Homecoming Game

Chiefs Resuscitate Playoff Hopes With 30-14 Rout Of Boys & Girls


By Jerry Del Priore With Canarsie on a four-game losing streak, head coach Kyle Allen said its game against Boys & Girls was a must-win if it wanted to stay in the playoff hunt in the PSAL’s City Conference, likening it to a patient on life support. Fortunately for the Chiefs, they were able to … Continue reading Chiefs Resuscitate Playoff Hopes With 30-14 Rout Of Boys & Girls

Brooklyn Breast Cancer Survivor Marlena Ortiz Offers Up Seven Tips to Help Trump Adversity


Whether you’re dealing with, or have dealt with, some type of misfortune in your life, it’s never easy to surmount. But it can be accomplished if you make the effort. Take for example, Marlena Ortiz, who waged a winning battle against breast cancer at a young age. In May of 2009, doctors diagnosed her with … Continue reading Brooklyn Breast Cancer Survivor Marlena Ortiz Offers Up Seven Tips to Help Trump Adversity

Youth Sports Take Measures for Better Concussion Management


It’s no secret that football is a tough sport, with the possibility of injuries ever-present, including concussions, a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs when a head impact jars or rattles the brain inside the skull. In fact, a recent study from the National Center for Injury Prevention found that approximately 47 percent of … Continue reading Youth Sports Take Measures for Better Concussion Management