Sports Star: Sierra Berkel, captain, Townsend Harris HS girls basketball team


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Sierra Berkel is the captain of the Townsend Harris girls basketball team, and leading her squad to a third consecutive undefeated regular season.

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Townsend Harris HS girls basketball team celebrates winning with a win


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

After celebrating another victory, the Townsend Harris girls basketball team revealed a banner to commemorate their back to back undefeated seasons in 2012 and 2013.

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Intel honors Townsend Harris HS


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There’s no longer any doubt that Queens has a place in the pantheon of elite New York City schools, now that Intel Corporation has named Townsend Harris High School at Queens College a School of Distinction for Science Excellence. The technology giant designates only six excellent schools each year - three for mathematics and three […]

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Townsend Harris High School receives national honor


By Queens Courier Staff

Flushing’s Townsend Harris High School has been nationally recognized for its innovative and effective science program, which offers advanced high school classes in atypical fields. Intel Corporation, the technology developer, chose Townsend Harris from a pool of 30 high school candidates for the honor, the 2008 Intel Schools of Distinction Award in Science Excellence. Only […]

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Townsend Harris, Cardozo Stars Shine


By Queens Courier Staff

The Queens Borough Indoor Track & Field Championships at the New Balance Armory in Washington Heights Sunday afternoon, February 11, did not hold much importance to Cardozo’s Lindsay Rowe and Dalilah Muhammad. The two star sprinters have already qualified, along with the Judges’ sprint medley relay team, for the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. So has […]

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Harris finishes second in city finals again


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Based on their starting seven's average times during the season, Townsend Harris Coach Tim Connor felt the Hawks had a legitimate shot to win their second ever cross-country city championship. Instead, they repeated another feat, one that isn't as appealing or glorious yet still significant. Townsend Harris finished second with 59 points in the 5K […]

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Romano boots Harris past Patriots


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When Vaselios Sioukas arrived from Thomas Jefferson to coach soccer at Townsend Harris, he heard he was inheriting a special freshman in Mariella Romano. “Somebody had told me about her, but I didn’t know what I was getting,” he said of his 5-foot-3 striker. “But when I saw her I knew she was already my […]

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City renews express bus service plans between Jamaica and Flushing after nod from mayor


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Despite calls from community members and politicians in neighborhoods like Kew Gardens Hills, the transformation of the Q44 and Q25 into a Select Bus Service (SBS) line is set to begin as early as this fall, according to a Department of Transportation spokesman, but no official schedule has been announced.

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Kew Gardens Hills residents enraged over city proposal to create new express bus service


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

Addressing a crowd of angry Kew Gardens Hills residents, Councilman Rory Lancman urged the group to “express yourselves in a respectful manner” on Wednesday night as MTA and city officials met with residents who would be affected by a proposed express bus service line.

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Queens pols and residents tell city to scrap plans for new express bus service


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Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation

As the city revs up plans to create an express bus service line between Jamaica and Flushing, residents and local politicians are building up speed bumps and roadblocks against the city’s initiative.

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Queens Sports Preview: Everything you need to know for the weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Flushing High School will open the PSAL playoffs Saturday at noon by hosting Brooklyn’s South Shore High School. Led by senior running back D’Andre Sapp, who rushed for 842 yards, the Red Devils earned the seventh seed with an 8-2 record.

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