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Former Village player is making a name for himself

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  James Usher. Remember the name because this kid is going places. The Village native is a star baseball player who recently capped off an excellent junior season with his varsity program at Trinity High School on the Upper West Side. As a 7-year-old, Usher was first introduced to baseball through Francisco read more here »

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For a past G.V.L.L. standout it’s playing hardball or no ball at all

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  When Hera Andre-Bergmann was 5 years old, she casually threw a stuffed animal across the room to her father. Sometime later, her father signed her up to a beginners baseball program at Chelsea Piers, and later Greenwich Village Little League. Although Hera had spent most of her life playing baseball, eventually, read more here »

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G.V.L.L. and Harlem go head to head on Memorial Day

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN | The third annual Downtown Little League Memorial Day Tournament was three days of action-packed games, with all-star rosters from four Little League programs from across the city. Fielding teams for two age groups — 9 to 10 and 11 to 12 — Downtown Little League, Peter Stuyvesant Little League and Harlem read more here »

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Former DUSC player kicks it up a notch on climb to top

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  The moment Dugan Zier laced up his first pair of cleats for the Downtown United Soccer Club at the age of 5, he knew soccer was the sport for him. “I’m never nervous during the game. It all slows down for me and I can always think clearly,” Zier said in read more here »

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Xavier rugby rumbles its way  to the top but falls to Gonzaga

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  The clock wound down to zero. It had to happen eventually. The result, a 7-26 loss for Xavier High School against Gonzaga College Prep. With the loss, Xavier’s 10-game winning streak was snapped and their reign as the top-ranked rugby program in the nation came to an end. “It was an read more here »

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N.Y.U. women break out broom, sweep Ithaca, 9-0, in the Bronx

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  New York University’s women’s tennis team notched their second consecutive win of the season, defeating the Ithaca College Bombers, 9-0, at the Stadium Tennis Center at Mill Pond, the Bronx, on Sat., April 13. The New York University Violets (3-3), 18th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Region rankings, got read more here »

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Violets sting Yellowjackets, net 8 wins in rout in Bronx

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  New York University’s men’s tennis team earned its second win of the season, beating the visiting University of Rochester 8-1 at the Stadium Tennis Center on Sat., April 6. The series began with N.Y.U. (2-3) taking the doubles portion, 2-1. For the N.Y.U. Violets, Harveer Bhalla and Aaron Meltzer paired up read more here »

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In second season, ASA lax team netting lots more wins

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN | A thrilling 12-11 win over the County College of Morris Titans (4-6) on March 27 boosted the ASA Avengers men’s lacrosse team’s record to 6-3. The victory was monumental for two reasons. Freshman and Rookie of the Year candidate Joe Granata scored a career- and game-high seven goals — including the read more here »

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Founded on computer programming, ASA now has a top baseball program

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  After splitting a long, hard-fought doubleheader against Brookdale Community College with a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon,  the ASA Avengers found themselves with a 12-4 record, the best start in the program’s history. When ASA’s baseball program launched at Pier 40, at W. Houston St., five years ago there was some thought read more here »

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It’s Sweet 15 for Bergtraum; Lady Blazers win PSAL again

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 to find out, however. After a torrid comeback by read more here »

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