Christ the King’s Alkins embracing spotlight after humbling start
By Joseph Staszewski
Rawle Alkins emerges from the Christ the King locker room following a playoff win with a throng of reporters behind him and a pack of young fans awaiting him at the top of the steps inside Fordham University’s Rose Hill gymnasium. The Christ the King junior boys’ basketball star takes photos with the kids as they continually ask him where he will attend college. Before starting his interview, Alkins sporting glasses like Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbook, laughs and smiles brightly from ear to ear as he politely shrugs off their repeated attempts for an answer.
The once intimidating glare of the spotlight has become a comfort zone for Alkins that only further radiates his star power and
BleacherReport: Indiana's Two-Sport Bruiser Jordan Fuchs Is One Of The Last Of A Dying Breed
By Greg Couch, National College Football Columnist
There are still examples of multisport athletes making it. Tony Gonzalez did football and basketball at Cal. It worked out pretty well for him.
And now, Fuchs should be the example to all parents. Playing multiple sports teaches multiple skill sets. It's healthier than offseason camps and year-round travel teams.
"Yeah, people are always telling me I can't do both," Fuchs said recently during the Big Ten tournament in Chicago. "It just makes me want to do it more. People don't do it in college probably because it's so hard. Some days I have football workouts and go straight from football weight-lifting and just walk across to basketball."
Christ the King coach Bob Mackey made a few adjustments throughout halftime in Sunday’s CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division 1 girls’ championship game.
Mackey made a tactical move to get the player he labeled as the team’s ‘X-Factor” more chances to get the basketball. Junior forward Kaela Kinder took full advantage of the switch while giving Archbishop Molloy fits in the second half.
The athletic Kinder scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half and also had 16 rebounds as Christ the King defeated Molloy 52-37 to capture its second consecutive diocesan championship on Molloy’s home floor in Briarwood.
“After the game, everyone said to me great game, keep it going,”
The NYC CHSAA "AA" Playoffs are getting started. Christ the King, which played in the city championship game on the freshmen, JV, and Varsity level last season, will be looking to repeat the success they have had in recent years.
Below is the schedule for each team's upcoming playoff games.
NYS Federation Tournament of Champions
Friday, March 27th, 2015
University of Albany, SEFCU Arena
CK vs. Long Island Lutheran
Final Record 19-7; NY CHSAA "AA" JV City Champions
Fomer Women's Basketball Player Clare Droesch Honored By ACC Droesch will be honored at the conference tournament in March.
Jan. 27, 2015
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Former women's basketball player Clare Droesch has been named Boston College's representative in the 11th annual class of ACC Women's Basketball Legends, announced Tuesday afternoon by the conference. The Legends will be recognized at the 2015 Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 4-8 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The Legends will be honored at the annual ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Luncheon on Saturday, March 7, at 10 a.m., and then will be introduced to the Coliseum crowd at halftime of the first semifinal game that afternoon. The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC's 15 schools who have contributed
CK Lady Royals Win 3-1 over Sacred Heart of Buffalo and will Play in the N Y State Championship Game
The CK girls soccer team defeated Sacred Heart from Buffalo on their way to a first time ever appearance in a New york State Championship Game. On Sunday Novemeber 10th at 3:00 at Owl Hollow Park in Staten island the Royals opened up the score in the 13th minute of the first half after freshman Genesis Campos took a shot from outside the box assisted by Andrea Cardozo. Midfielders controlled most of the game and kept on feeding the speedy Sarah Nolan the ball on the right wing. Nolan 's efforts resulted in CK second goal of the day after receiving the ball in the air inside the box from Cardozo. Nolan volleyed the second goal in minute 23 to put CK back on top after Sacred Heart equalized the game in minute 20. Kiana Leger gave CK their third
The CK Girls Soccer Varsity Team Four-Peats as Brooklyn/Queens Catholic League Champions
On a cold and windy November 1st at Aviator at 4:45 CK met with their perenial rival TMLA in order to defend their title as Brooklyn/Queens champs. The CK girls were able to dominate possession and come up with a 5-1 victory to secure their 4th consecutive title.
Kiana Leger opened up the score in the 8th minute of the game from inside the 18 yard box after receiving the ball from Andrea Cardozo. CK continued to press forward and the pressure eventually resulted in a second goal from Medina Mulic from 35 yards out after a great individual effort. The third goal was scored in the 35th minute of the first half after Sarah Nolan's indivual effort to recover the ball back inside the penalty box and pass it to a wide open Leger who delivered a