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LIC HS teen choosing between MLB & college
LIC HS teen choosing between MLB & college
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/28/2012 at 1:08PM

Joshua Almonte has a life-changing decision to make, and the clock is ticking. Almonte was drafted from Long Island City High School in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round, 685th overall. While the draft was a few weeks ago, he hasn’t decided whether to become a [...]

Kyle Hansen’s high school coach remembers a player destined to be drafted
Kyle Hansen’s high school coach remembers a player destined to be drafted
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/13/2012 at 3:57PM

St. Dominic High School head baseball coach Richard Garrett was sitting at his desk on Tuesday, June 5 when his BlackBerry began “buzzing like a pinball machine.” Immediately he knew what had happened as he saw various texts from assistant coaches and players that read “sixth round.” The text barrage was to let him know [...]

Queens Vocational falls short in city championship
Queens Vocational falls short in city championship
News Liam La Guerre 6/11/2012 at 2:41PM

When the championship game was over and the Queens Vocational Tech Tigers had lost, head baseball coach Robert Schimenz gathered his team of teary-eyed teens. He wasn’t angry, but wasn’t sad either. He simply pointed above the dugout and said “Go say thank you to those fans,” referring to the more than 300 students, teachers [...]

St. John’s baseball advances to Super Regionals for first time
St. John’s baseball advances to Super Regionals for first time
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/04/2012 at 3:19PM

It’s a bird, it’s a plane— no it’s the “Super” Johnnies. Led by sophomore Frank Schwindel’s perfect 5 for 5 day at the plate, the Red Storm knocked out No. 1 seeded University of North Carolina, 9-5, in the Chapel Hill region and knocked down the doors to its first ever Super Regional tournament. Junior [...]

All-Star Game may be boom for Queens business
All-Star Game may be boom for Queens business
Business Liam La Guerre 5/24/2012 at 4:09PM

Businesses owners are hoping that the 2013 MLB All-Star Game will hit one over the fence. As baseball fans everywhere flock to the 84th All-Star Game next year at Citi Field, Queens businesses are prepping for the influx of customers. “It gives Queens a huge national event. We’re planning to promote ‘the All-Star Game comes [...]

His ‘Imperfect’ life inspires
His ‘Imperfect’ life inspires
News Billy Rennison 4/19/2012 at 11:31AM

Though his autobiography is entitled “Imperfect,” the cover captures the one day in his career Jim Abbott was perfect — well, unhittable. Abbott, a former Yankees pitcher, was on hand at Queens College to speak about overcoming adversity — a lifelong struggle for the lefty. “If we know anything, we know that challenges will come,” [...]

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PSAL baseball roundup
Sports Heather Zwillenberg 4/06/2012 at 11:15AM

A Division The John Adams Spartans (2-0) beat the Long Island City Bulldogs by a score of 4-2. For the Bulldogs junior Charlie Mendes got the start and pitched five innings allowing six hits, three runs, one earned while striking out seven and walking four. Sophomore Albert Ramirez made an appearance on the mound for [...]

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