Veteran Voice gives ECHL fans the chance to get to know a veteran in the League ahead of the 2018-19 season.  In this installment, the ECHL spoke with Rocco Carzo of the Kansas City Mavericks, who enters his sixth professional season in 2018-19. Name: Roccoo Carzo. Age: 28. Hometown: Media, Pennsylvania. Team: Kansas City Mavericks. 2017-18 Stats:...

It no longer carries the U.S. Army stamp or the military pomp and circumstance that came with that, but making the All-American Bowl roster still is a really big deal. Naples High School's Chez Mellusi officially became one of 300 high school seniors in the nation to earn a spot in the annual high school all-star game in San Antonio's Alamodome on...

Soccer Management Institute is proud to announce that the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has officially recognized the Master’s program of the school. CONI is a public entity responsible for the organisation and strengthening of national sports and the promotion of maximum proliferation of sport. By authority of the International Olympic...

Italians are some of the most active people on the entire globe. World health and fitness records show them as being very healthy irrespective of age. But, what is the secret behind such a lifestyle? Is it the food, exercise or a combination of both? Italians who use supplements from the injectable line claim that consistency in exercise and a prop...

The Peppertown Park Renewal Committee threw the second annual Bocce Tournament & Festival on Saturday. By any measure it was a hit. Committee member Midge Vicendese said the hope was residents would come not just to play Bocce, but to watch it, have something to eat and to enjoy a day in the park with their family, friends and, yes, even dogs. Judg...

It’s no secret: Bocce has been a staple in Sunny Italy for as far back as anyone can remember. And today, everyone is playing bocce with the  hottest sport in Italy continuing to catch on like wildfire in the U.S. And former Assemblyman Lou Tobacco -- now associate executive director of Staten Island University Hospital and Farrell alum -- knows it...

A basketball coach, bank president and former Ulster County clerk have been selected by the Ulster County Italian American Foundation as the top Italian-Americans of the year and will be feted at the annual Rondout waterfront festival on Oct. 7. Les Lombardi, a high school and college basketball coach who was named a MAAC honoree for the 2016 Baske...

Francesco Molinari set an incredible new record after playing a decisive role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory over USA. The Italian’s partnership with Tommy Fleetwood yielded four points over the opening two days to help Thomas Bjorn’s side create a potentially decisive 10-6 lead over the holders. Out on his own, the Italian continued his sensational...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame has a stellar crop of inductees and honorees on tap for its 41st annual gala on Nov. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. (312-226-5566) The NIASHF Class of 2018 includes Gina Carano, Rocco B. Commisso, Joe Girardi and Gene Pingatore. Perry Mandera will be honored as the Sportsman of the Year. The progra...

The second annual Bocce Tournament and Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Peppertown Park on October 6, where Berkeley Heights newest Bocce Champions will be crowned. In the spirit of the Italian Heritage of Peppertown Park, come join us for a day of Bocce, Italian food, fun and games including corn hole and a 50/50.  All proceeds of t...