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On the November 6-10, 2019 six members of the USA Table Tennis Team, four from the New York Metro region, gathered in Tokyo, Japan for the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) Zen-Noh 2019 Team World Cup. Kai Zhang, from Pleasantville, NY, Yijun (Tom) Feng who plays for the N.Y.U. team and Kanak Jha from California represented the USA on the men’s side. Yue “Jennifer” Wu, a New Jersey resident who trains in NY City, seventeen year old Amy Wang from New Jersey, and Lily Zhang from California...

“You’ve come a long way, baby” was the slogan used in one of the most famous advertising campaigns of the late 1960s,

celebratingthe strides made in the women’s liberation movement.

It was in early September of 2009 when 56 year old Lynne Tombs, a woman coping as best she could with the symptoms of her Parkinson’s Disease, received some disappointing news from her home town table tennis club. She was asked not to participate on doubles night at the Gloucestershire club out of concern that her spastic...

On Saturday, September 7th, the Tenth Annual Westchester County Boxing Championship took place outdoors, under sunny skies, in Mount Vernon’s Hartley Park. Fans who attended the free event were treated to 13 competitive and entertaining amateur bouts where both developing and advanced boxing skills were on display along with great sportsmanship. The event was sanctioned by USA Boxing Metro and hosted by Mt. Vernon’s Main Street Boxing Gym.

Mt. Vernon Mayor Andre Wallace welcomed the combatants, offici...

Veteran defensive NHL standout of the 1980-1987 New York Rangers and 1987-1990 Los Angeles Kings, Tom Laidlaw, visited The College of Westchester in White Plains to meet with students and share some sage advice for success in business and in life. Now a motivational speaker available through his company ‘True Grit Life’, this former defensive brawler now dedicates himself to motivating others and supporting several charitable causes.

Above: Tom Laidlaw speaking to students at The College of Westcheste...

Will Kristina Esposito follow in the footsteps of, and perhaps surpass, Guy Vaughan?

Above: (Left) Kristina Esposito behind the wheel of the TLM Racing BMW 325, (Right) TLM Racing BMW on the starting grid

On the weekend of August 10-11, 2019, 17 year-old Mamaroneck resident and high school honor student, Kristina Esposito, competed as a driver in the Tire Rack ChampCar Endurance Series Race at Virginia International Raceway. She was part of the team of drivers along with Jeronimo Guzman, T.O. Johnson,...

Edited by Will Shortz.

For those who follow the Olympic sport of table tennis, it should come as no surprise that the Westchester Table Tennis Center’s (WTTC) July Open Tournament continue to solidify its place as one of the country’s premier venues for the sport. Since its opening in 2011, the WTTC has hosted numerous tournaments including those of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) North America Cup, New York State Table Tennis Championship...

Above: 2019 FIA Formula E series champion, Jean-Eric Vergne with the Championship Trophy. Photo Credit FIA Media

It isn't widely known, but New York City has a long history of automobile racing.

The second race ever staged in the nation was the 1896 Cosmopolitan Race (sponsored by Cosmopolitan Magazine) that began in the Bronx and ended at Irvington, the Westchester town located some 30 miles north along the Hudson River.

Over the next century, more than three dozen venues in the Big Apple and the surro...

International racing has a long history in New York City dating back 1908 where the New York to Paris Auto Race set off with teams from France, Italy, Germany and the United States. With the fourth annual FIA all-electric formula race car series set to take place on the grounds of the Brooklyn waterfront in mid-July, the third weekend of June belonged to the international wind-powered racing boats of SailGP, described as “a completely new global sports series”.

Above: Left, from the Library of Congres...

One year after celebrated high school coach Tony DeMatteo was inducted in the Roosevelt High School Early College Studies (RHS-ECS) “Wall of Fame”, one of his celebrated football players, Jimmy “Grizz” Kennedy was inducted and a plaque honoring him and his career sit side-by-side with Coach DeMatteo’s in the hallowed hallway they both had walked. Kennedy, who played for Coach DeMatteo on the then Roosevelt Indians football team helped lead the school to the 1996 New York State High School Football Ch...

MetroSports Magazine is pleased to join with the Pleasantville Board of Trustees in recognizing Plesantville High School multi-sport athlete, Garrett Carney, for helping to prevent a suicide last November. His actions were instrumental in helping save the life of a young woman who was preparing to jump onto the MetroNorth railroad tracks from the Manville Road overpass.

Above from left: Garrett Carey (#12) in action, Giving recognition and flowers to his mother on Senior Day.

Pleasantville High School...

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Westchester County Center, home of the WNBA’s New York Liberty and the NBA’s Westchester Knicks, was the site of the 10th Annual Frankie Williams Classic charity basketball tournament. Having outgrown the capacity of the Stepinac High School gym, site of the prior three-years’ Frankie Williams Classics, this was the tournament’s first time at Westchester’s most famous arena. Hosting three games which highlighted the talents of the region’s most talented high school bas...

President Proposes Deferring Military Service for Cadets Offered Pro Sports Contracts

Washington, D.C., May 6 -- Though the President of the United States often has serious military issues to consider, he took a few moments on a beautiful Spring day to have some fun with the top military academy football team in America.

Above: Ken Kraetzer (Left) of the WVOX Son's of the American Legion West Point Football Report with journalist, on-air reporter, and MetroSports Magazine's Feature Editor, John Chuhran...

MetroSports Magazine returned to the hallowed grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point for the 44th Hudson Valley Special Olympics and the 14th held on the grounds of West Point. Over 800 athletes were present, competing in four different categories: track and field, aquatics, powerlifting, and motor activity training program (MATP) events. Joining the athletes were over 1,000 West Point cadets and other community volunteers serving as coaches, sponsors, escorts, color guard, emerg...

April 16th, 2019. The Westchester County Center was in need of some serious basketball. The Westchester Knicks season had ended with the team securing a first-place conference standing. The New York Liberty had not yet begun their 2019 season. The high school Slam Dunk basketball tournament was in the past and the Frankie Williams Memorial Classic still a month away. What to do with the hardwood court of the Westchester County Center? That problem was solved on the evening of April 16th as a group of...

To Motorheads everywhere, Peter Brock is legendary as the creative mind behind the shape of the original 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray and as the designer of the aerodynamically sophisticated 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. A former SCCA race car driver, he is the owner of Brock Racing Enterprises, which carried Nissan (then called Datsun in the United States) to its first racing success in America, with lead driver John Morton dominating both SCCA C Production class with the 240Z (National Cham...

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