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After Hurricane Sandy devastated much of Lower Manhattan last year, its after effects on middle school sports Downtown were equally harsh. More than two weeks of the fall season had to be cancelled, leading to a last-ditch attempt to reschedule the city’s middle school volleyball championship. When last year’s championship match was finally played, the […]

After a string of spring losses, six games, two days and one tournament, Pier 40’s first fast-pitch softball league, Manhattan Mayhem, won an astounding second place in the United States Specialized Sports Association’s Summer Kick Off Softball Tournament on Long Island June 23. Manhattan Mayhem is the borough’s first competitive girls travel softball team, run […]

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This summer, Manhattan Youth will be encouraging kids to come out and play in the sand by hosting Friday Night Youth Volleyball on Pier 25 near N. Moore St. in Tribeca. The program is for grades 6 to 12 and will take place every Friday evening except Memorial Day weekend. The 6th through 8th graders […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Around a thousand people streamed onto the on Sun., April 7 for the opening of the 2013 Downtown Little League season. Everyone was beaming. The ball fields, trashed by Superstorm Sandy, had to be completely rebuilt and it was touch and go as to whether they would be ready […]

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BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  At some point, you would think this streak would have to end. At some point, Murry Bergtraum may catch a hot team and see their Public Schools Athletic League championship dominance come to an end. We’ll have to find out next season, however. After a torrid comeback by top-seeded South Shore […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  The Friends of Washington Market Park are up against the clock this month as they try to raise money to replace the three backboards on the park’s basketball court. The Friends, a non-profit neighborhood organization, is working to raise $6,500 with a “March Madness” campaign to replace the backboards on the […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  A nine-year basketball rivalry between two Downtown middle schools culminated in the season’s final showdown between the Manhattan Academy of Technology and I.S. 289. “It’s a big rivalry,” said eighth grader Daniela Zirpolo, an M.A.T. Dragons’ team captain, and the only varsity player to be on the team since sixth grade. […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  Battery Park City Authority officials are not calling Sandy a “perfect storm,” but they do say it was a once-in-a-century type event that could sideline the neighborhood ballfields for six months or longer. Mathew Monahan, the authority’s spokesperson, said the fields were designed to withstand all but a 100-year storm, which […]

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The Dragons and Cougars battled it out in a basketball showdown between two of Lower Manhattan’s middle schools Dec. 14. The Manhattan Academy of Technology Dragons in Chinatown and Battery Park City’s I.S. 289′s Cougars girls teams played first followed by the boys teams. I.S. 289′s Lady Cougars, coached by Manhattan Youth, started strong in […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY   |  After years of frustration for parents and teachers, Millennium High School will finally be able provide its students with more adequate space for physical education. NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has allocated $400,000 to Millennium to replace old exercise equipment and undertake a full-scale renovation of the school’s auditorium, which […]

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