Posts Tagged ‘Basketball’

What to Watch: Olympics 2012

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

With the 2012 Olympics fast approaching, America’s fastest and strongest athletes are ready to go for gold in London. In Beijing in 2008, Team USA topped the international competition with 110 medals, the most taken home by any country in the Games. This year, returning champions and bright-eyed rising stars make up a team that [&hellip
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Notes Form the Neighborhhod: A Slam Dunk For A Good Cause

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Nathan Warszawski shoots for two points to raise funds for the Strong Kids Campaign during the Second annual Basketball Shootout Contest at the west side YMCA March 31st. Participants earned points be making baskets, with the most points winning a prize, as did the child who collected the most pledges
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One Year, Two Record-Breakers

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Inside the main gym at The Dalton School’s athletics building, there is a large banner listing the 1,000-point scorers in the school’s basketball history. The list stretches back decades and includes roughly a dozen entries. But until this year, it featured only one girl, a 2006 graduate named Mia Gliedman. This season, within a month [&hellip
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Hard Times on the Hardwood

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The “city game” isn’t what it used to be. The Knicks are on course for another losing season, and it has been years since a local college team has made the NCAA tournament, much less contended for a national championship. New York’s basketball picture wasn’t always so bleak. The five boroughs were once as well [&hellip
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‘Heroine’ Hoopster Wraps Up College Career

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Three years ago as freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, Kelly Scott took the court or showed up at practice only with a sense of reluctance. Despite her skills, she felt that she couldn’t ignore one paramount obstacle: neither the Horace Mann School nor the Upper East Side is much of a breeding ground for [&hellip
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Twice, members of the Hunter College High School boys’ basketball team said “all the way” when talking about their hopes for the current season. First assistant coach John Valinotti used the phrase, and then junior captain Len Chenfeld did the same a few minutes later. Even for a good team, it was a bit presumptive. [&hellip
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The winter scholastic sports season, always unique in how it straddles the holidays and some vacation time, offers a worthy moment for reflection about a month into proceedings. For some, the results are mixed. Others are already putting together winning seasons. And for the rest, it’s probably too early to tell. For now, all eyes [&hellip
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