Maspeth could be getting a community athletic field near Newtown Creek


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Ridgewood Times/Photo by Anthony Giudice

The area around Newtown Creek, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes as one of the “nation’s most polluted waterways,” a could be the site of a brand-new community athletic field in Maspeth.

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The St. Margaret’s/Resurrection Flyers celebrate record-breaking season


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Photo courtesy St. Margaret's/Resurrection Flyers

During their end-of-season celebration, the St. Margaret’s/Resurrection Flyers presented special plaques to runners, including those who broke records this season.

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Cyclists compete at Red Bull Mini Drome race in Maspeth


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Photos courtesy M&C Saatchi Sports and Entertainment

The fastest athletes on two wheels faced intense competition on a rare figure-eight mini velodrome racetrack in front of hundreds of spectators at the Red Bull Mini Drome Race held at 56-70 58th St. in Maspeth, on June 19.

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Queens Courier reporter challenges Queens 10K


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy NYRR

I ran in part to see if the NYRR met its self-regulated goal to produce a race that promotes and represents the borough. And Kudos to NYRR for keeping the 6.2-mile race in Flushing Meadows for more than two decades as it highlights many of Queens’ jewels on the course.

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Whitestone’s defunct little league program gets new life


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Photo courtesy Mets Sandlot Baseball League

The Mets Sandlot Baseball League, founded in the 1960s, was once an outlet for kids and young adults to continue playing past the summer months — but for almost two decades, it’s been inactive. Now, two coaches are helping to resurrect the league with a new generation of play

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American Pharoah goes for the Triple Crown at Belmont Park tomorrow


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Photo courtesy New York Racing Association/Adam Coglianese

American Pharoah goes to the post in the Belmont Stakes tomorrow as the 14th horse since 1979 with a chance to sweep all three legs of the Triple Crown.

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St. John’s men’s baseball season ends in regional round


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Photo courtesy St. John's Athletics

The St. John’s Red Storm saw their season come to an end on Sunday when they lost to the Arkansas Razorbacks, 4-3, in the finals of the Stillwater Regional bracket of the NCAA Tournament at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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Superstar in the making: Ridgewood boxer headed to Olympic trials


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Photos by Anthony Giudice

After hard work, dedication and an outpouring of community support, Ridgewood’s Mathew Gonzalez will be flying to Colorado this June to compete in the Olympic trials in boxing for Team USA.

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Final steel beam for Arthur Ashe Stadium’s roof to be installed in June


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Renderings and pictures courtesy of USTA

The USTA announced a topping ceremony for the new $100 million retractable roof on the 24,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium is set for June 10. Despite weathering a brutal winter, construction on the roof has been moving according to schedule and the final steel beam with be installed on the roof’s skeleton during the ceremony.

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