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Will Professional Sports Return?

Houston Astros star third baseman Alex Bregman helps give food for the needy

Alison Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2020

Mr. Simone:  Hi Alison. I feel like I’ve been saying this over and over again, but I certainly hope that you and your family are still safe and healthy during this challenging time. I know you are at least well enough to keep up the mocking of my Houston Astros as you sent me the article about Alex ...

The Sports World On Hold

The Sports World On Hold

Alison Goldberg, Editor-in-chief

April 2, 2020

Mr. Simone: Hi Alison. First, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this very difficult time. This really is unprecedented. So much attention, and justifiably so, is being devoted exclusively to the health crisis and economic impact of the coronavirus on our country, and the world. But...

(Softball) Season’s Greetings

Seniors (Left) Kelly Marmorowski, (center) Olivia Hamerman, (right) Demi Cascio

Demi Cascio, Co-editor in Chief

March 9, 2020

Senior Demi Cascio is excited for the start of softball season!

County Finals, Here We Come

County Finals, Here We Come

March 5, 2020

Behind a suffocating defense, the Floral Park Lady Knights' basketball team cruised past Bellmore JFK, 46-25, to advance to the county finals

Another Game, Another Victory for Lady Knights

Another Game, Another Victory for Lady Knights

February 23, 2020

The Floral Park Memorial girls' basketball team kicked off the post-season with an impressive victory against surprising Valley Stream Central, 49-38

Off Season Practices Benefit Athletic Teams

Off Season Practices Benefit Athletic Teams

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief

December 18, 2019

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief, poses the question: should high school teams be allowed to practice in the off-season?

Cole’s Contract Valued More Than NHL Franchises

Cole's Contract Valued More Than NHL Franchises

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 12, 2019

Co-Editor in Chief Alison Goldberg puts Gerrit Cole's contract into perspective.

Worth The Wait?

Worth The Wait?

Alison Goldberg and Mr. Simone, Co-Editor in Chief/Advisor

December 11, 2019

There was an arrogance in the halls of Floral Park Memorial this morning. Anyone who encountered a New York Yankees fan could see it a mile away. They finally got their man. Gerrit Cole, the ace nearly everyone thought would sign with one of his hometown California teams, is heading to the Bronx. And...

Did the Houston Astros Cheat Their Way to a World Series Title?

Did the Houston Astros Cheat Their Way to a World Series Title?

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 10, 2019

The Houston Asterisks? Co-Editor in Chief, Alison Goldberg, wonders if the Houston Astros' 2017 World Series win is tainted by allegations of cheating.

Pair of Aces

Pair of Aces

Mr. Simone

December 8, 2019

For all the youthful Yankee fans out there, get ready for a spending spree you haven't seen in your lifetime. The Bronx Bombers are about to go all in. That's right, after reading the insightful commentary from both Shane and Alison on this year's free agency period in Major League Baseball, I...

More MLB Hot Stove Talk

More MLB Hot Stove Talk

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 6, 2019

(Thanks Shane for coming back to give us your thoughts on the baseball offseason free agency market. We at The Shield hope you are doing well in Missouri. Now I would like to give my thoughts on what should be another significant few months of transactions.) It’s now early December and the MLB Hot Stove...

HoLEE JoLEE Goals

HoLEE JoLEE Goals

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 5, 2019

Co-Editor in Chief, Alison Goldberg wonders if Anders Lee's contract extension is paying off.