Holy Cross High School

Holy Cross High School sophomore moves closer to NFL dream
Holy Cross High School sophomore moves closer to NFL dream
News Liam La Guerre 11/02/2013 at 2:48PM

One Holy Cross High School football player is one step closer to playing in the National Football League (NFL). Sophomore Jason Vargas was selected to participate in the high school showcase game of the Offense-Defense Bowl in Orlando, Florida on January 4. Vargas, 15, was one of 200 players selected from approximately 6,000 participants in [...]

Whitestone teen skates his way to success
Whitestone teen skates his way to success
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 6/30/2013 at 1:08PM

Stephen Pallos is skating his way to success in the hockey rink. After playing on Holy Cross High School’s varsity team for four years, the 17-year-old is making his way to college hockey. After being contacted and recruited by numerous schools, Pallos and his family made the final decision that he will attend Washington and [...]

Holy Cross football paves the way to college
Holy Cross football paves the way to college
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 6/18/2013 at 12:47PM

BY CHARLES OSBORN This year, Holy Cross High School football coach Tom Pugh sent three of his players to the UnitedHealthcare Empire Challenge, the annual all-star style football game held at Hofstra University. The game was held on Tuesday, June 18 at James M. Shuart Stadium, with ticket sale proceeds going to cystic fibrosis research. [...]

Two Queens teens accepted to US Air Force Academy
Two Queens teens accepted to US Air Force Academy
Top Stories Melissa Chan 3/22/2013 at 11:46AM

Two Queens teens have gotten their wings. Seamus McCaffrey and Alan Mook have been accepted to the United States Air Force Academy. They are the only two in the borough who were given the elite nod this year. “This is a dream come true,” said McCaffrey, 18, a senior at St. Francis Preparatory School. “It’s [...]

Star of Queens: Catherine Donohoe, president of the board of directors, Bridge to Life
Star of Queens: Catherine Donohoe, president of the board of directors, Bridge to Life
News Queens Courier Staff 2/25/2013 at 10:35AM

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Catherine Donohoe is president of the board of directors of Bridge to Life, an organization that works to provide parents with food, clothes and other items necessary for raising a child. The organization, Donohoe says, has only one part-time employee, an accountant. The board is made up entirely of volunteers. “We have doctors, [...]

Kevin Ogletree goes from Queens to America’s Team
Kevin Ogletree goes from Queens to America’s Team
News Terence M. Cullen 9/12/2012 at 7:53AM

Kevin Ogletree, a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, had eight receptions and two touchdowns in the Wednesday, September 5 NFL opening game against the Super Bowl champion Giants. He joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and has battled for a starting receiver spot ever since. Before that he played for [...]