Casey Colletti’s last name screams Italian. However, the Pueblo cowboy doesn’t have much of a brethren on the PRCA Pro Rodeo circuit. He has plenty of paisans — Italian for friend — in the profession, but none who share his heritage. “None, nobody,” Colletti confirmed after his successful ride in the bareback competition at the Greeley Stampede rod...

As 80-year-old Joe Dimambro took out his tape measure, players on the city’s over-55 bocce league waited during a recent game as he gauged which bocce ball was closest to the smaller, white “pallino” ball. While the seniors may not be cutthroat competitors, they still wanted to know who was the most accurate. However, the main draw for the bocce pl...

Beyond all else, Bob Rosmarino never wanted to let down his father. Roger Rosmarino came over from Italy at age 13 and worked tirelessly in the mills so his son could have a better life. A lot of Bob’s Holy Cross teammates were from well-to-do backgrounds, but the Rosmarinos had to scrap for everything. Roger would hitch-hike to Worcester to watch...

After six weeks of play, team #3 won first place in the tournament. The winning team was led by Captain Willie Celata along with players: Anthony Antidormi, Natale DeMarco and Mike Romano. As usual, the games were very competitive and challenging. It goes without saying that at times, the competition was not without some confrontational moments. A...

Following in the footsteps of the recent MLB signings of fellow Italian-born and developed pitchers Daniele Di Monte (Detroit Tigers) and Matteo Bocchi (Chicago Cubs), 17-year-old Azzurri lefty Samuel Aldegheri has signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Expected to report to the Phillies Spring Training Facility in Clearwate...

Long before Sonny Conto made his professional heavyweight boxing debut at 2300 Arena by pounding Jimmie Levins until the ref stopped the fight in the first round, “Sonny from S. 9th Street” was just a well-known guy from the neighborhood. Like a hyped rap act with posters announcing its first mixtape or a young punk band hustling DIY stickers, the...

In attesa dell’ufficializzazione della mancata iscrizione del Palermo in serie B, e la conseguente ripartenza forzata dalla D con una proprietà senza debiti, circolano già i nomi pronti a rilevare il club. Tra questi, c’è anche Tony Di Piazza, imprenditore italoamericano originario di San Giuseppe Jato, interessato a riportare il Palermo dove merit...

Bocce, the Italian outdoor game generally played on crushed stone or natural soil, has a new surface to play on in Natchez. Pat and Lisa Miller of Natchez Brewing Co. have kicked the game up a notch. They built a bocce court outside at Natchez Brewing and now have to mow it every five days. “Tommy Smith built the court and suggested grass because i...

Milan is known for fashion, design, art and incredible architecture and now… surfing. Visitors to landlocked Milan can now learn to surf at one of the world’s biggest surf parks. Wakeparadise, which opened this weekend, is a brand new artificial wave facility in Idroscalo Park, a watersports park in the south-east of the city. It provides surf enth...

Riccardo Bergamini ci ha abituato alle imprese straordinarie. Ma lui non sembra proprio accontentarsi e ha vinto la sfida lanciata ai ghiacci dell’Alaska. L’alpinista lucchese ha completato infatti l’ascesa al monte Denali (6194 metri), la cima più alta del Nord America. Si tratta di una montagna notoriamente difficile da salire perché vicina al ci...