Maspeth High School boys win championship


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Photo courtesy Maspeth High School

The Maspeth High School boys basketball team completed their quest for a perfect season when they defeated Frederick Douglass Academy III, 57-42, on Saturday, March 21, in the finals of the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) B Division championship tournament.

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Christ the King boys and girls win basketball titles, advance to state tourneys


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via CTKNY - CK Campus Facebook page

For the third straight year, the varsity Royals captured the Intersectionals title, capturing the CHSAA title with a 59-56 victory over Xaverian High School. Christ the King advanced to the New York State tournament, which begins a week from Friday in Albany.

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Maspeth High School basketball makes the finals


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Photo: Courtesy Maspeth High School

The Maspeth High School Argonauts boys varsity basketball team continued its roll in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) B-division championship tournament by defeating South Bronx High School on Sunday, March 15, at Queens College by a score of 71-64, advancing to the tournament finals.

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Christ the King junior plays at national polo competition


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Photo courtesy of Christ the King High School

Christ the King junior Christopher Jordan just came back from Houston, Texas, on March 15 after competing in the United States Polo Association’s (USPA) national competition. Jordan, 17, of Ozone Park, currently plays for the Long Island-based Country Farms interscholastic polo team, which is ranked seventh in the nation.

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Middle Village bocce court repairs miss the mark


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Photos by Anthony Giudice

Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village received an $850,000 renovation for its bocce courts, located near the corner of 79th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, in July. Now, players are saying that more needs to be done to make the courts playable before the one-year warranty on the site expires.

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Middle Village teacher running for a cause


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Photo courtesy of Christ the King High School

Christ the King High School teacher Paul Salerni has run 44 marathons in his life. This year, he plans on running to help raise awareness for the Hale Reservation, an organization that educates schoolchildren about nature and the environment.

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Queens College Knights earn No. 2 ranking


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Photo courtesy queensknights.com

The Queens College Knights women’s basketball team earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming East Coast Conference (ECC) Championship. The Knights finished their last three games with a 2-1 record to earn the second seed in the tournament.

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Inclusive Queens soccer program teaches kids skills beyond the field


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Soccer Kids NYC

Soccer Kids NYC was created by Noe Canales in September 2014 after he noticed that other programs did not focus on teaching lessons that could translate to all aspects of a child’s life.

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Queens men take home top prizes at sit-down arm wrestling competition


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Even Mother Nature couldn’t keep New York’s strongest from showing what they got at an arm wrestling competition in Flushing over the weekend, the city’s first sit-down tournament in 12 years.

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Steve Piorkowski, energetic Bayside coach, dies from cancer at 54


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Photo courtesy of Steve Piorkowski's family

Steve Piorkowski, a Bayside High School softball and basketball coach known throughout the athletic league for his winning teams and his determination to fight a life-threatening disease, died at 54 after struggling with cancer for three years.

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