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Time To Suit Up!

Time To Suit Up!

October 19, 2018

Floral Park's boys' soccer team looks to make a deep run in the playoffs

Tough Loss On Senior Day

Tough Loss On Senior Day

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

October 19, 2018

Defensive miscues and a late turnover cost the Floral Park football team in its 34-27 defeat to Lynbrook

Knights Slay the Blue Dragons of Division

Knights Slay the Blue Dragons of Division

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

October 12, 2018

On Saturday, October 6, the Kingdom of Floral Park Memorial was blacked out as the Knights successfully protected their castle. FPM rolled right through Division with a thoroughly dominating 35-7 victory, bringing its record for the season to 2-3. Floral Park’s defense once again held its own against...

MLB Playoff Fever Is Here

MLB Playoff Fever Is Here

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2018

October is finally here. Teachers and students are settled into their routines. The weather is cooling down, or at least it is supposed to be. And baseball fans are gearing up for another wild postseason. While fans of the Mets are relegated to simply hoping that their putrid offense does not prevent...

A Deserving Homecoming Outcome For FPM

Chris Schiavone tackles a Valley Stream North player behind the line in the Knights 34-6 homecoming victory.

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2018

“He’s running down the sideline! Past the 15, 10, 5… TOUCHDOWN Charles Mealing! With just ten seconds off the clock, Mealing had put the Knights up by 6 on a huge kick return!” This huge play not only set the tone for the game, and a thorough Homecoming blowout victory, as Floral Park dominated...

Is It Time To End The Gardy Party?

Is It Time To End The Gardy Party?

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

September 26, 2018

He’s the longest tenured player on the current roster, third on the Yankee all-time steals list, and arguably the heart and soul of his team. But with new stars on the rise, is it time for the Yankees to let Brett Gardner go? Rumors have been swirling around the Yankees' clubhouse, after clinching...

Cleere Kick For The Win

Matt O'Donnell runs after the ball in the Knights thrilling 2-1 victory over Lawrence.

September 23, 2018

The hype and excitement for this year's Floral Park boys' soccer team has been building for several months. With several key players back from last year's team that fell to the eventual Long Island Class A champion Garden City Trojans, coach Pokojny had high expectations. The return of highly-touted...

Knights Hit Rough Seas At North Shore

Senior Charles Mealing hauls in a catch from Mitch Kozak.

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2018

Heading into the season as the 10th seed in the ultra-competitive Conference III, the Floral Park Memorial football team knew it had a very challenging schedule to play. Defeating Roosevelt in the home opener would have been a stunning upset, but the Knights hoped that their second game against 9th-seeded...

Knights Fall In Home Opener

WR Michael Matich makes a leaping catch in Floral Park's 34-13 defeat to Roosevelt.

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

September 15, 2018

Rain was certainly a factor this past Saturday as the Floral Park varsity football team was defeated by the Roosevelt Roughriders, 34-13. After a drizzle soon transformed into a downpour, this game would be settled in the trenches. A huge goal line stand by the Knights followed by a turnover inside the...

The J-E-T-S Chant Heard Round The World

The J-E-T-S Chant Heard Round The World

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2018

Don’t kid yourself. I can bet in at least one of your fantasy football leagues you started Detroit’s defense in Week One. And honestly, I couldn’t blame you. An unproven, rookie quarterback thrown into the “Lions' Den” for the first time, with the spotlight of ESPN Monday Night Football shining...

Yanks Can Solve Their Pitching Dilemma If They J(ust) A(dd) Happ

Yanks Can Solve Their Pitching Dilemma If They J(ust) A(dd) Happ

Shane Palma, Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2018

With a lineup on pace to break the single-season home run record, it appears that the Yankees can focus all of their attention at the trade deadline on adding one more starting pitcher. And there should be no shortage of arms available. The poor season by the Mets this season has led them to consider...

Don’t Bet Against LeBron

Don't Bet Against LeBron

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

May 31, 2018

They were without Kyrie Irving and without Gordon Hayward, but the Boston Celtics had the Cleveland Cavaliers on the ropes. In just his first NBA season, Rookie of the Year candidate Jason Tatum had led Boston all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals and one win away from the Championship series....