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


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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.

The Red Storm finish the season with an overall record of 41-16 as the Stillwater Regional finalists, Big East Tournament champions and Big East regular season champions.

The game was a close contest throughout and Arkansas managed to score a run in the ninth inning to seal the victory and knock St. John’s out of the tournament.

It was a scoreless game heading into the fifth inning, when the Razorbacks grabbed the lead. They led off the inning with back-to-back singles and a sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third base. Arkansas’ catcher, Tucker Pennell, hit a sacrifice fly, bringing in one run, and left fielder, Joseph Serrano added an RBI single to give the Razorbacks a 2-0 lead.

Arkansas increased their lead to 3-0 in the top of the sixth when Tyler Spoon launched a solo home run off Red Storm relief pitcher Shawn Heide.

St. John’s managed to get on the scoreboard with a two-run sixth inning. Center fielder Alex Caruso worked a leadoff walk and second baseman, Robert Wayman, reached base on a throwing error, but the ball soared into the dugout and Caruso was awarded home, while Wayman was given second. Michael Donadio then smacked an RBI single to right field, cutting the Razorbacks’ lead to 3-2.

The Red Storm led off the seventh inning with a single from Jarred Mederos. He quickly stole second base and scored on an RBI single by Robbie Knighties to tie the game at three runs apiece.

In the top of the ninth, Arkansas had runners on first and second before a sacrifice bunt moved the runners into scoring position. After an intentional walk loaded the bases, Serrano lined a one-out RBI single into left to give the Razorbacks a 4-3 lead.

Arkansas’ closer, Zach Johnson, struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth for the save and the win.

Wayman, Knightes and first baseman Matt Harris were each named to the Stillwater Regional All-Tournament Team at their respective positions after St. John’s was eliminated from tournament play.

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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.

Gonzalez’s love of boxing began at just 5 years old, when he would watch and learn the sport from his older brother. At age 8, Gonzalez stepped into a boxing ring for the very first time, and by the age of 10, he knew that boxing was what he wanted to do.

“At 11, I started competing,” Gonzalez said. “I started following in [my brother’s] footsteps. He was already doing it big, at a national level and I just followed his footsteps and it took me here.”

Gonzalez has had an impressive amateur career thus far, winning the Junior Golden Gloves Nationals in Las Vegas and the Ringside World Championships in Kansas City, among other titles and awards. But he had to step away from boxing to focus on graduating from Grover Cleveland High School.

“My favorite achievement is coming back to the sport that I belong [in], coming back to the sport that I love even though I have not been actively competing and still having the support from all my fans and family is just great,” he said.

During his hiatus from boxing, Gonzalez joined International Boxing & Fitness gym, located at 953C Cypress Ave. in Ridgewood, and has been training and volunteering there during his free time. He trains six to seven hours a day as well as training and helping the youth teams develop and hone their skills.

Since joining the gym, Gonzalez has trained and worked hard to become an elite fighter in his age and weight bracket. At only 20, he is “very talented and a force to be reckoned with,” according to Jenny Badillo, co-owner of International Boxing & Fitness gym.

“Everyone knows Mathew from his Junior Olympic credentials,” Badillo said. “When he came to our gym, I knew he needed the support of a comfortable gym to come to. We were more than willing to give it to him because we know he is very, very talented.”

The support Gonzalez received from those at the gym has led to a very close relationship between the boxer and the members of International Boxing & Fitness.

“The gym here is like a family,” Gonzalez said.

That family recently joined together to support Gonzalez and his boxing dreams. Through a GoFundMe page set up by Badillo, members of the gym and parents of the kids Gonzalez helps train have donated the funds needed to send Gonzalez to Colorado Springs to participate in the Olympic trails this June.

“It means a lot to me to display my skills on a national level, and [fighting] the best the USA has to offer is amazing,” Gonzalez said. “It’s a great feeling, being that I know I have support behind me and it’s just makes you want to work harder each and every day.”

If Gonzalez makes it past the opening round of trials in Colorado Springs in June, there will be a second round of trials in the fall which he hopes to be able to attend, and with the support of his local boxing gym and community, his dreams could become a reality.

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BWG teams compete in Memorial Day tournaments


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Photo courtesy Blau Weiss Gottschee

Blau Weiss Gottschee (BWG) teams competed in several Memorial Day tournaments over the holiday weekend with great success.

U8 Blue played some great soccer in Commack. They were able to compete against older players and finished second place. U8 Blue won games against Boca Soccer and Dutch Soccer, tied New York Stars and lost to Long Island United.

The U10 Royals went undefeated in Massapequa and won first place in that tournament. They played some very close games but were able to win each one of them. On their way to first place, they defeated Massapequa, Port Washington, Garden City and Port Soccer.

The U10 Girls finished in second place in Massapequa with a record of three wins and one loss.

The 2002 Blue team played in the U13 top division tournament. They were victorious against Eastern FC, Long Island United and Massapequa. However, the kids lost 1-0 against West Islip, to take home second place honors.

On the academy side, it was a great weekend for BWG. All three teams shut out Seacoast United from New Hampshire. U14 won 3-0; U16 won 4-0; and U18 won 5-0. U16 is at the top of their division, while U18 moved closer to a playoff spot with the big win.

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Flyers score big in their Diocesan meet


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Photo courtesy St. Margaret's/Resurrection Flyers.

The St. Margaret’s/Resurrection Flyers brought the speed this weekend at Astoria Park, during the Diocesan meet.

The top performer of the day was senior girl Karolina Niepokoj, who, besides winning the gold medal, broke a 20-year-old record in the 800-meter run by four seconds. The new time to beat by a senior girl is 2:33 in the event.

Also receiving gold medals were junior girl Zara McPartland and bantam boy Ricky Hubert for their performance in the 800-meter run. Other gold medal winners were senior girl Aniara Higgins and senior boy Luc Cathersal for the running long jump, novice boy Andrew Kelly for the 400-meter run and novice girl Olia Higgins for the 100-meter run.

Diocesan victories and gold medal recipients for relays were junior girls Nina Allen and Shauna Hurson; senior girl Rebecca Hurson; junior boys Owen Kelly and John Boger; and senior boy John Ostling for their performances in the 400-meter medley.

Silver medal winners included novice girl Leana Ruiz for the 400-meter run, senior boy Daniel Longcar for the 200-meter run, novice boy Josiah Boulet for the 100-meter run and novice boy Kevin Isca for the 50-meter run. Senior boy Brian Kelly won the silver for the running long jump.

Receiving silver for their 800-meter medley relay race were bantam boys Kacper Niepokoj, Victor Osling, Robert Geraci and Shane Rooney.

Bringing home the bronze was senior girl Ciara Roche for her performance in the 800-meter run, as well as novice girl Aileen Mitritonda and novice boy Unai Higgins for their 400-meter run. Peewee boy Anthony Pedicini also received a bronze medal for his 50-meter run. Other bronze medal recipients for the running long jump were bantam girl Mackenize Collin and bantam boy Kevin Girdusky.

Winning the bronze for their performance in the 800-medley relay race were junior girls Zara Nafaa, Lili Cathersal, Bryanna Hurson and Jayde Sabin.

Also receiving medals for their tremendous efforts in their 100-meter races were senior girl Ellen McGovern, bantam girl Athalia Mulligan and novice girls Catherine Roche and Nora Olmo. Bantam boy Joshua Rivera received a medal for his great effort in his 50-meter run.

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Flyers impress at Astoria Park meet


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Photo courtesy St. Margaret's/Resurrection Flyers.

The St. Margaret’s/Resurrection Flyers brought home five gold medals in the Ray Suarez Memorial Meet at Astoria Park last weekend.

Novice boy Andrew Kelly won the gold in the 400-meter run, while novice girl Olaia Higgins took the gold for the 100-meter run. Winning gold medals for the running long jump were bantam girl Mackenize Collin, senior girl Ainara Higgins and senior boy Luc Cathersal.

The silver medal winners included bantam boy Ricky Hubert for his performance in the 400-meter run and novice boy Josiah Boulet for the 100-meter run. For the 800-meter run, the Hurson sisters, Rebecca and Bryanna, brought home silver.

Other silver medal recipients were junior girls Nina Allen, Lili Cathersal, Claire Rooney and Shauna Hurson for the 800-meter relay race. The Flyers’ last silver medal winner was senior boy Brian Kelly for the running long jump.

Novice girl Aileen Mitritonda and novice boy Unai Higgins earned the bronze medal in the 400-meter run. Caira Roche also won the bronze for her performance in the 800-meter run.

The Flyers other medal recipients were; bantam girl Emily Browne for the 400-meter run and junior boy Owen Kelly for the 800-meter run. Receiving medals for the 100-meter run were bantam girl Athalia Mulligan and senior boy Joshua Boulet.

Novice girls Nora Olmo and Kate Lynagh put in great efforts in the 100-meter run. Other flyers who gave a tremendous effort were bantam boy Shane Rooney in the 400-meter run, junior boy Joseph Browne in the 800-meter run and junior boy John Boger for the running long jump.

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Bayside Little League team continues hot streak


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Photo courtesy Team Duce

The big bats of Team Duce showed up as they continued their unbeaten streak with a big interleague win over E2 on Saturday.

Charlie Blair, Team Duce’s starting pitcher, not only earned his sixth victory of the season, but also had a three-run homerun and drove in four runs. Tanner Fried continued his hot hitting, going 4-4 on the afternoon with a three-run homerun and a grand slam.

George Diamantopoulos, the cleanup hitter in the lineup, had a double, a single and drove in three runs. Rafael Rufrano and Aris Catehis got on base all six times they got up.

David Castracane got on base in a different way. He reached base twice, both times by getting hit with pitches. Castracane brushed off the pain by scoring a run for his team. The catcher, Bobby Fretwell, threw out a runner who was trying to leg a double into a triple. Fretwell also had a big double in the fourth inning.

Costa Bournias came in to relieve Blair, and was brilliant, striking out five out of the six batters he faced.  Derek McCreesh relieved Bournias and was lights out – striking out the two only batters he opposed. Tino Famiglietti relieved McCreesh in the last inning and recorded the save, pitching a scoreless sixth inning.

The player of the game was John Archbold, who got two huge hits, drove in the winning run and struck out three in a middle relief appearance.

Team Duce is now 6-0 on the season. Their next games are Thursday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Both are at Valle West, which is part of Crocheron Park in Bayside.

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St. John’s clinches Big East regular season title


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Photo courtesy St. John's Athletics

The St. John’s Red Storm clinched its conference-record eighth Big East regular season championship Saturday with a 5-0 win over the Xavier Musketeers at Jack Kaiser Stadium.

The Red Storm won the game behind a dominant pitching performance by Ryan McCormick, who tossed his first career complete game shutout and recorded a career-high nine strikeouts in the contest.

St. John’s got on the board early by sending eight men to the plate in the bottom of the first inning and took a 2-0 lead. Robert Wayman began the rally with a one-out single. Michael Donadio followed with another single and Zach Lauricella got on base on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. Jarred Mederos smacked a two-run single into center, giving his team the early lead.

The Red Storm added to its lead in the bottom of the third with a string of singles. Tyler Sanchez started things with a single up the middle. Wayman added another single through the left side and Lauricella singled to left, driving in Sanchez to make it a 3-0 ballgame.

Xavier tried to rally back in the top of the fourth, getting the first two batters on base. A single by David Morton led off the inning and Nate Soria followed with a walk, but McCormick retired the next three batters to get out of the jam.

St. John’s padded its lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. Donadio drilled a leadoff double into left field, Matt Harris followed with an RBI triple, giving the Red Storm a 4-0, and Mederos lifted a sacrifice fly to left, bringing the lead to 5-0.

McCormick finished the game by retiring the last seven batters he faced.

The Red Storm completed the three-game sweep of the Musketeers on Sunday by posting an 8-6 win. They continue the season with a game against St. Peter’s on Tuesday, before ending their 2015 campaign with a three-game set against Southern Illinois.

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Flushing HS handball team impresses on the court and in the classroom


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Photo courtesy of Betty Chow

The players on the Flushing High School handball team are not just adept athletes; they are also proficient in the classroom, with many of the student athletes taking advanced placement courses and holding high grade point averages.

After their latest victory, the Flushing Red Devils raised their record to 7-2 and are in first place.

“My hope is that we go deep into the playoffs this year,” said coach Betty Chow, who has been coaching the team for 12 years. “Last year, we advanced into the second round and lost to the eventual champions, Francis Lewis.”

As impressive as their record is this year, it does not compare to their work in the classroom.

The starters for the Red Devils are Waleed Akhtar, senior, who is enrolled in AP economics, AP English, AP calculus and AP biology, with an 85.25 average; Abraham Bautista, senior, who is taking both AP English and AP Spanish, as well as AP biology and AP economics and holds an 87.72 average; Richard Ong, senior, who is taking AP biology, AP economics, AP English and AP calculus and has a 93.96 average; Jianneng Wu, senior, who is enrolled in AP physics and AP economics, is on the math team and has an average of 97.15; and Andrew Yun, senior, who is taking AP English, AP biology, AP economics and AP calculus with a 91.6 average.

The other members of the team are Benson Liu, senior, who is enrolled in both AP physics and AP calculus with a 92.50 average; Jose Mendez, senior, who has an 82.50 average; Marlon Rea, senior, who holds an 84.57 average; Jerry Neira, junior, who posts an 83.83 average; and Brian Collado, sophomore, whose grades were not available.

The Red Devils look to continue their winning ways on the court and to keep up their impressive grades in the classroom.

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Bayside Little League’s Team Duce remains undefeated with big win


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Photo courtesy of Team Duce.

Team Duce, which is part of the Texas Division of Bayside Little League, continued their winning streak on Saturday and improved their record to 4-0 when they defeated team divisional rival W7.

Tanner Fried hit for the cycle, drove in eight RBIs and earned his nickname “The Sandman” by closing the game with a scoreless sixth inning. He was named the player of the game for his stellar performance.

Charlie Blair, the starting pitcher, earned the win and brought his record to a perfect 4-0. Derek McCreesh came in to relieve Blair and struck out five batters in the relief effort. Bobby Fretwell came in for McCreesh and earned his first strikeout of the season.

Tino Famiglietti made a tremendous play in the outfield by throwing out a runner at second. George Diamantopoulos played great at first base and hit for two doubles.

John Archbold and Rafael Rufrano both played catcher and got on base a combined six times. Costa Bournias got on base three times and also scored three runs.

Duce looks to remain undefeated when they take the field this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Valley West Field, located in Crocheron Park.

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BWG boys beat undefeated South Bronx United


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Photo courtesy Blau Weiss Gottschee soccer club.

The Blau Weiss Gottschee (BWG) U19 boys soccer team battled undefeated South Bronx United in a Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) game, and came away with a 3-1 win. It took less than five minutes for Nico Vasilakos to find the back of the net and striker Chris Kilcarr added another goal before South Bronx got on the board on a free kick. BWG’s Vasilakos scored his second goal, and that was enough to give BWG the victory. Next week BWG will head to Brooklyn to take on Brooklyn United.

The BWG U8 Blue played a good game against their counterparts from Brooklyn, the SC Gjoa. BWG won the game 3-2.

The BWG U9 White team lost against Chelsea Piers 2-3. Marco Bogdanovic and Lautaro Artigala each scored a goal in the loss.

The Korabi Eagles defeated the BWG 2004 White team by a score of 1-3, while the BWG Royals 2004 won their game against Islas Malvinas, 2-0.

The BWG girls U9 Blue team celebrated two victories this weekend. The girls advanced to the NY Cup semifinals with a 3-1 win against the Syosset Red Hots on Saturday. Stefanie Stimpfl scored two goals and Eva Gonzalez contributed one. They also defeated Busby SA Thunder in league play on Sunday, with Abby Jalocha scoring the lone goal for the 1-0 win.

The BWG girls U10 won their game against Samba 4-1. Ashley Kieblesz scored a hat trick and Erika Strumpf added one goal in the win.

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BWG stars commit to college


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Photo courtesy Blau Weiss Gottschee soccer club.

Several players from the Blau Weiss Gottschee (BWG) soccer club have decided to take the next step in their soccer-playing careers by committing to play soccer for their colleges of choice.

Those athletes who will continue to play soccer are (pictured from left to right) Donovan Cesar, going to Mercy College; Nicholas Montgomery, attending Haverford College; Ryan Ott, committed to Bucknell University; John Pappas, attending Marshall University; Grant Burg, going to Lafayette College; Michael Balzan, playing at the University of Hartford; Lasha Alkhazishvili, committed to the University of Rochester; Johnathan Epstein, going to Kenyon College; and Christian Casagranda, playing at Quinnipiac University. Not pictured is Carlos Bonilla, who will play for Suffolk Community College.

The younger BWG teams took the pitch this weekend to continue their campaign in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL).

The BWG U8 White team defeated the Brooklyn Lions by a score of 3-2. At Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, the BWG U8 Blue team tied against FC Select 2-2.

In a head-to-head match in the CJSL, the BWG 2004 White team defeated BWG 2004 Royal team by a score of 6-5.

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Flyers open the outdoor season with record-setting performance


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Photos courtesy of St. Margaret/Resurrection Flyers

The St. Margaret/Resurrections Flyers started their outdoor season by breaking a record at the Spring Games in Astoria Park on April 19.

The Flyers novice boys teams of Josiah Boulet, Kevin Isca, Unai Higgins and Andrew Kelly set the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) record for the fastest running time in the 600-meter medley relay in the novice division at 1 minute and 56 seconds. This record-setting performance also gave the boys a gold medal victory.

Also bringing home the gold were senior girls and boys Aniara Higgins, Rebecca Hurson Luc Cathersal and Brian Kelly for the running long jump. Senior girls Keriann Koenig, Ariel LaForest, Caira Roche and Karolina Niepokoj and junior girls Nina Allen, Zara Nafaa, Lili Cathersal and Zara McPartland all won gold medals for the 1,200-meter medley relay.

Winning gold for the 1,200-meter medley relay were junior boys Owen Kelly, Joseph Browne, John Boger and Seamus Girdusky. Peewee Cole Perna took the top prize for the 50-meter dash.

Photo courtesy St. Margaret/Resurrection Flyers

Novice girls Olia Higgins, Nora Olmo, Catherine Roche and Aileen Mitritonda won the silver medal for the 600-meter medley relay. Receiving silver medals for the 1,200-meter medley relay were senior boys Daniel Longcar, Alex LaForest, Joshua Boulet and John Ostling.

The bronze medal recipients for the Flyers were bantam boys Kacper Neipokoj, Victor Ostling, Sean Roche and Ricky Hubert for the 800-meter medley relay as well as Robert Geraci and Shane Rooney for the running long jump.

Other medal recipients are Mackenize Collin and Emily Browne for the running long jump.

Bantam runner Joshua Rivera, novice girl Kate Lynagh and bantam girl Claire Rooney put in tremendous efforts in the 50-meter dash. Also giving valiant efforts were junior girl Bryana Hurson for the 400-meter run and junior girls Shauna Hurson and Jayde Sabin in the 200-meter run.

The Flyers’ next meet is this Saturday, May 2, at Astoria Park.

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BWG soccer teams were at it again this weekend


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Photo courtesy of Blau Weiss Gottschee

Many of the Blau Weiss Gottschee soccer teams took the pitch this weekend seeking victory.

The biggest story for the BWG teams was the BWG Girls 98 Blue team winning the 2015 NYC College Showcase Tournament. They defeated the Bridgeport Premier team 1-0 in the finals of the tournament.

The BWG Blue U8 team played a very good game and beat Vera Soccer Club 6-2 in their second game of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League’s (CJSL) A Division. In the same division, the BWG Royals were victorious 1-0 against Korabi SC.

The BWG U9 White team played two games over the weekend, but failed to win either game. BWG fell 1-2 against FC Select Orange and lost 5-0 against Chelsea Piers.

In the second game of the young CJSL season, the BWG 2004 White lost to the Manhattan Kickers 2004 by a score of 3-8.

The BWG pre-academy 2002 teams played over the weekend as well with mixed results. The BWG 2002 White team won their game against Oakwood, 6-5. The BWG 2002 Blue team tied both of their contests, 4-4 against NYSC and 1-1 against Albertson.

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Bayside boxer brings home Golden Gloves


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Photo courtesy of JP Yim

One young boxer from Bayside has earned one of boxing’s most prestigious amateur awards, the Daily News Golden Gloves.

Stylianos Kalamaras, 25, defeated five competitors over the eight-week event to capture his first Light Heavyweight Golden Gloves championship during the 88th annual tournament.

“I had one of the most impressive records in the tournament,” Kalamaras said. “I had two TKOs [technical knockouts], there was only one other guy to have that. In the finals, I was the only guy to knock somebody down to the canvas in this tournament.”

In the finals on April 2, Kalamaras faced off against Franklin Johnson in the 178-pound novice division at the Barclays Center.

“I felt confident I would take the tournament,” Kalamaras said.

This wasn’t Kalamaras’ first time at the Golden Gloves, having competed back in 2011, where he lost by decision in the semifinals.

“I feel should have won that fight. I knocked that guy down, too,” Kalamaras said. “I hurt him and they gave him the decision.”

In 2013, Kalamaras won the New York Metro Championship and was victorious in the 31st annual Battle of the Badges charity event that was held in Madison Square Garden. Kalamaras fought for the FDNY and defeated the NYPD’s representative to win the title belt.

“I think that was my best fight to date,” Kalamaras said of the Battle of the Badges fight. “I knocked the guy out. It was exciting, especially since it was my first time really fighting in front of a lot of people like that in boxing at Madison Square Garden.”

Kalamaras has been boxing since the age of 16, “but now in the past two years I’ve been taking it seriously,” he said. Prior to boxing, he earned awards in judo.

Photo by Anthony Giudice

Photo by Anthony Giudice

“My father put me in judo when I was 8 years old and I was really good in judo,” Kalamaras said. “I was a three-time junior Olympic gold medalist, five-time national champion, six-time international champion. I’ve been all over the world.”

The amateur boxer is also a full-time student at Queens College where he is studying exercise science and nutrition, in hopes of getting into a program in the field of physical therapy. Kalamaras hopes to start a career in training and help other athletes as a physical therapist.

He is a Navy reservist as well, having enlisted in 2010 in the Navy’s construction unit as an engineer and is currently a Second Class Petty Officer.

Kalamaras is now looking to earn a national ranking in boxing and eventually try out for either the American or Greek teams in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Once he gains more experience and exposure, the young, amateur boxer wants to turn professional.

“My goal is to … get sponsored so I could really focus on doing this full time,” Kalamaras said. “I don’t want to drop school either because school is always important, too.”

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St. John’s baseball wins fourth straight game


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Photo courtesy of St. John's Athletics

After sweeping a weekend road series in Indiana against Big East Conference foe Butler, St. John’s Red Storm traveled to Brooklyn to defeat the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, 6-3.

The scoring opened up in the third inning when the Red Storm’s Michael Donadio tripled to center field with one out in the inning. Zach Lauricella followed that with an RBI groundout to put St. John’s up 1-0.

The Blackbirds answered right back, scoring three runs in the bottom of the third. St. John’s starter, Joey Christopher, gave up a two-out walk and was lifted from the game. Alex Katz came in for relief, but promptly walked the next two batters to load the bases.

LIU Brooklyn wasted little time making St. John’s pay, as first baseman Mark Hernandez doubled to center, driving in three runs, giving them a 3-1 lead.

St. John’s began chipping away at the Blackbirds’ lead in the fourth inning when second baseman Ty Blankmeyer reached on an error to score Troy Dixon, cutting LIU Brooklyn’s lead to 3-2.

In the following frame, St. John’s tied the game at 3 when Jarred Mederos hit an RBI double into right field.

The Red Storm retook the lead in the seventh inning when Donadio lined a hard RBI single up the middle, scoring Alex Caruso who reached base on an infield single and moved to second on a wild pitch.

With the score 4-3, St. John’s added two more runs in the top of the ninth to increase their lead to 6-3.

This was the Red Storm’s fourth consecutive victory, bringing them to a 16-10 overall record.

St. John’s next game is April 8, as they host Columbia at 3:30 p.m.

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