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K-State head volleyball coach Suzie Fritz added to the nation's No. 23 recruiting class with the signing of opposite/outside hitter Tessa Mati to a National Letter of Intent (NLI), the 20-year head coach announced Tuesday.Mati (pronounced "mah-tee") stands 6-foot-4 and hails from Grosseto, Italy, and played for the Italian club team Megabox Battist...

As STL sports fans struggle with the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey, St. Louis Alderman Joe Vollmer has tossed another bombshell into the mix: For the first time in 30 years, the Milo's Bocce League will not be starting any time soon, if at all. "We'd postponed the (April) start awhile back, but now w...

The coronavirus took the game away from Lisa Birocci Banse in early March. The Des Moines native had flown to Guatemala from her home in State College, Pennsylvania, to play in leagues there. The Iowa softball legend is a member of the Italian Olympic national team. “I wanted to pitch some games and get some live at-bats,” Banse said. The virus had...

Wyoming Area senior baseball player Ryan Petrucci has committed to continue his academic and athletic careers at Lebanon Valley College. Petrucci batted a team-high .423 with two doubles, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored as a junior for the Warriors. He played first base and catcher, the position he expects to play in college. Along with Lebanon Valley, P...

Team Italy switch-pitcher Pat Venditte was named as a member of the 2020 Creighton University Athletics Hall of Fame class on March 25, 2020. The Omaha, Nebraska native enjoyed a successful collegiate pitching career while attending nearby Creighton University from 2005 to 2008 and posting the school's single-season record for ERA (1.88) and appear...

Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve today announced the team has re-signed forward Cecilia Zandalasini. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.   Zandalasini, 23, a WNBA Champion in 2017 with Minnesota, most recently played with the Lynx during the 2018 season, her best season in in the WNBA, where she saw acti...

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul is pleased to welcome renowned Florentine pianist, organist, and harpsichordist Giacomo Benedetti to the beautiful St. Olaf Catholic Church in downtown Minneapolis. This concert aims to highlight the organ as a musical instrument through a repertoire that runs from Germany, France, and Italy at...

Giada Valenti will take the audience at the Lone Tree Arts Center on a romantic journey through five decades of beautiful songs. The award winning Italian singer is performing for one-night only, Saturday, February 15, 2020. “An Evening with Giada Valenti: From Venice with Love” pays tribute to some iconic female singers, including Karen Carpenter,...

University of Denver freshman Anna Zanusso is about to live out one of her dreams. Video of Zanusso getting invited to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur has been seen by 86,000 people. “That week we were checking our phones, checking the mail,” said DU golf coach Lindsay Kuhle. “When we found out on Thursday, it was the phone call of a lifetime...

The writer of “A Bronx Tale,” a touring Broadway musical coming next week to the Orpheum Theater, says the show endures because everybody can relate to it. Chazz Palminteri originally wrote the piece as a semiautobiographical one-man play about his childhood in the Bronx. When he was a young boy, he witnessed a shooting after two men were fighting...

Tickets for the 11th Italian Film Festival are now available! The Italian Cultural Center, in partnership with MSP Film Society, is proud to present nine films never before seen in Minnesota, including a celebration of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time, Federico Fellini, with a showing of his little-know gem Lo sceicco bianco...

Clara Colombo grew up around gymnastics. Her father was a coach, and her sister was a gymnast. Colombo first began participating in the sport around age 5. She continued to hone her craft over the years and performed well enough to become an NCAA gymnast for the Nebraska women’s gymnastics team. On the surface, nothing truly stands out about the fr...