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


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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


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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


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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


| zbraziller@queenscourier.com

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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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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Queens teen comes in second on ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Queens whiz kid Laurie Beckoff came in a little short Tuesday in her match-up on Jeopardy’s College Championship. The 19-year-old from Hollis Hills was the runner-up, amongst two other young geniuses, with a grand total of $13,400.

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Queens teen to compete Tuesday in ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.

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