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As New York enters its first full week of lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic as an effort to slow its spread and not overwhelm hospitals, elected leaders at all levels are asking everyone to adjust to what they're calling a new normal. A temporary new normal, but a new normal all the same. more
Johnny Mathis was looking for silver linings. The long-time Kennedy head basketball coach first touched on the health of key players Gregory Genross and Emmanuel Nkwocha, a pair of football players-turned-hoopsters for the Knights. more
Johnny Mathis just smiles as he sits in his customary seat on the Kennedy bench. His Knights had just dropped a 47-44 decision to Truman in their season opener, but Mathis still wears a grin, just happy to be around the game he loves. more
When Loeser’s Kosher Deli opened in 1960, John F. Kennedy was on the verge of being elected the 35th President of the United States. “The Flintstones” premiered on television, and the first troops were sent to Vietnam. more
It’s one thing to make the long bus ride from the Bronx to Staten Island to face one of the Public School Athletic League’s elite teams in the playoffs. But it’s a challenge made all the more difficult when you’re making that trip without a good many of your weapons. more
Sometimes mental toughness is every bit as essential to a football team as its physical strength. Case in point, the Kennedy Knights. more
It was several hours before the Kennedy Knights were scheduled to host Susan Wagner in a key Public School Athletic League football game last Saturday when Kennedy head coach Alex Vega heard his phone buzz. It was a message from his junior running back, Emmanuel Nkwocha. more
Coney Island has long been a destination for a good time. Whether it’s a stroll on the famed boardwalk, downing a dog or three at the original Nathan’s, or braving a ride on the iconic Cyclone, Coney Island is a little slice of New York where people can’t help but have a good time. Just don’t count the Kennedy Knights among those people. more
Third-and-29. That was the predicament facing the Kennedy Knights last Friday night in their Public School Athletic League battle with Brooklyn Tech. more
Alex Vega couldn’t wait for the start of the 2019 season. The Kennedy football coach knew he might have a special team on his hands, one he thought would benefit from a full year in his system and in his weight room. more
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