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The Soho Kid: He could  have been a contender

The Soho Kid: He could have been a contender

BY PASHA FARMANARA  |  Soho resident Joey Goodwin lives two lives. By day, he’s the creative director at men’s clothing label Unruly Heir and Good Days Marketing. But, by night, he’s the Soho Kid, representing his neighborhood in boxing matches. Goodwin currently lives and was raised in Soho, so he takes pride in his ring read more here »

Tana’s 15 not enough as N.Y.U. Violets edged by streaking Bears

BY DANIEL-JEAN LUBIN  |  New York University’s men’s basketball team lost a tight contest in their final, regular-season, home game against conference powerhouse Washington University-St. Louis at the Coles gym, on Mercer St., on Sunday. In the 79-75 loss, senior guard Ryan Tana scored a team-high 15 points to go along with a pair of read more here »

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With tenacious ‘D,’ N.Y.U. jams  Judges, stays unbeaten at home

BY DANIEL-JEAN LUBIN   |  New York University men’s basketball team picked up its fifth straight victory thanks to a hard-fought 64-58 win over Brandeis University on last Saturday at Coles gym in the Village. The Violets (11-1) once again received valuable contributions from sophomore starters Evan Kupferberg and Costis Gontikas, with both scoring in read more here »

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Rec director keeps the leagues running, and the games on time

BY PASHA FARMANARA  |  As a referee, coach and league manager for 30 years with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Bill Lynch has made a lasting impact on the youth and adults who participate in Parks’ sports leagues. Every April to November, Lynch puts together about 11 basketball tournaments. He has also started running read more here »

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Gontikas goes gonzo on M.C.L.A. as Violets win third straight in rout

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  The New York University men’s basketball team picked up its third win of the season after an 83-62 victory over the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Sat., Nov. 23, at home, at Coles Sports Center, at Mercer and Bleecker Sts. Costis Gontikas, the team’s sophomore center, from Athens, Greece, played read more here »

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DUSC program kicks youth  soccer movement up a notch

BY PASHA FARMANARA  |  The Village has been experiencing an ongoing boom in youth soccer. Both Pier 40 and James J. Walker Park have been taken over by soccer players, partly due to the growth of the Downtown United Soccer Club youth league. The club features programs for kids ranging from age 4 to 18. read more here »

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In the end, Neon outshines Black in Sol Lain opener

BY DANIEL JEAN-LOUBIN  |  As the Sol Lain flag football league opened another season, Lower East Side athletes gathered on Sat., Oct. 5, at Edward Garcia Field for a defensive slugfest of a game between the Black team and the Neon team. The Sol Lain Flag Football League was created by community leader Edward Garcia read more here »

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‘He was always about the kids’; Tourney honors late park manager

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN | Although Tom Boston is no longer with us, his legacy of supporting youth sports continues. The fourth annual Tom Boston Memorial Classic wrapped up on the courts of the Hamilton Fish Recreational Center last Wednesday with the championship game pitting LES versus Mika, with LES taking home the title by the read more here »

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Sophie sports camp scholarships are a moving tribute

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The benefits of physical fitness, sports and dance for young people was something Sophie Gerson avidly promoted her entire life. A public school physical education teacher who rose to become president of the local community school board and whose son, Alan, was city councilmember for Lower Manhattan’s District 1 for two read more here »

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Steady Buckets is going steady even in the dog days of summer

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  It’s the middle of July and in a small room in Milwaukee, Wisc., Macky Bergman is about to address a roster of some of his best high school basketball players before a talent showcase and skills camp for some of the top talent in the country, hosted by Under Armour. For read more here »

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