Here are a couple of articles I have written about in the past, from my time into TAPinto Greater Olean and The Bona Venture newspaper during my time at St. Bonaventure University, to my more recent stories during my time in 12Up.

Basketball Society

Back in December 2014, I joined a then small website called Basketball Society, where I was able to write anything basketball related from NBA opinionated pieces to NBA G-League news. I recently left the site in December in 2018. In the four years there, I was able to grow and learn what it takes to become a full-time sports writer. I wrote a total of 192 articles for Basketball Society, here is the direct link to all those articles if you want to take a look.

http://basketballsocietyonline.com/author/fonzydefalco50

12up articles

During my internship with 12up sports, I was in the social media department where I work on creatives for the sites fan pages as well as posting articles forwarded to me by the editors onto multiple fan pages. Fortunately, I was able to write a few articles along the way. Here is what I have written for on the 12up website. Here is the link to all articles I have written on their

Rams Sign DT Chunky Clements (May 21, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6066758-breaking-rams-sign-dt-chunky-clements/partners/36534

Jets Sign Fourth-Round Pick Chris Herndon (May 21, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6066847-jets-sign-fourth-round-pick-chris-herndon

Cardinals Release Cornerback Marcus Williams (May 21, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6066947-cardinals-release-cornerback-marcus-williams

15 Weirdest MLB Injuries of All-Time (August 1, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6133039-15-weirdest-mlb-injuries-of-all-time

20 Biggest NFL Draft Busts Since 2000 (August 6, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6137108-20-biggest-nfl-draft-busts-since-2000

Sam Tuivailala Headed to the DL After Leaving Wednesday’s Game Early (August 8, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6139029-sam-tuivailala-headed-to-the-dl-after-leaving-wednesday-s-game-early

Red Sox Activate Blake Swihart From DL and DFA Backup Catcher (August 14, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6144070-red-sox-activate-blake-swihart-from-dl-and-dfa-backup-catcher

Jean Segura Posts Heartfelt Instagram Tribute Upon Robinson Cano’s Return (August 14, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6144119-jean-segura-posts-heartfelt-instagram-tribute-upon-robinson-cano-s-return

Red Sox Release Lineup for Tuesday’s Battle With Philadelphia (August 14, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6144160-red-sox-release-lineup-for-tuesday-s-battle-with-philadelphia

Adam Jones To Be Placed On Bereavement List (August 14, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6144196-adam-jones-to-be-placed-on-bereavement-list

21 Most Dominant Power-Hitting Seasons in Baseball History (August 16, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6145574-21-most-dominant-power-hitting-seasons-in-baseball-history

Leonys Martin Releases First Statement Since Life-Threatening Illness (August 20, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6148539-leonys-martin-releases-first-statement-since-life-threatening-illness

VIDEO: Mets Starting Pitchers Take in Sunday’s Game in Stands With Staten Island Little Leaguers (August 20, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6148573-video-mets-starting-pitchers-take-in-sunday-s-game-in-stands-with-staten-island-little-leaguers

Cubs Hilariously Trolled Themselves Over Daniel Murphy’s First HR on Friday (Augist 24, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6152868-cubs-hilariously-trolled-themselves-over-daniel-murphy-s-first-hr-on-friday

VIDEO: Nike Debuts Awesome New Serena Williams Commercial Featuring Old Home Movies (August 27, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6155326-video-nike-debuts-awesome-new-serena-williams-commercial-featuring-old-home-movies

George Springer Returns to Astros Lineup (August 27, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6155384-george-springer-returns-to-astros-lineup

Rockies Acquire C Drew Butera From Royals (August 31, 2018)

https://www.12up.com/posts/6159041-rockies-acquire-c-drew-butera-from-royals

The Bona Venture

During my Senior year spring semester, I was given an opportunity to write for St. Bonaventure’s official newspaper, The Bona Venture (or The BV for short). It was only for a few short months, but I was able to learn a lot along the way and being able to interview members of the St. Bonaventure community. Here are all the articles I have done for The BV.

Bonnies host inaugural HS Challenge (March 23, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/03/23/bonnies-host-inaugural-hs-challenge/

Bonnies overpowered by Mercyhurst at home (March 24, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/03/24/bonnies-overpowered-by-mercyhurst-at-home/

Bonnies tennis takes wins at Niagara (March 27, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/03/27/bonnies-tennis-takes-wins-at-niagara/

Locker room refurbishment in works (March 30, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/03/30/locker-room-refurbishment-in-works/

Men’s rugby gears up for home tourney (April 6, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/04/06/mens-rugby-gears-up-for-home-tourney/

Bonnies rugby place 4th and 6th in home tourney (April 8, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/04/08/bonnies-rugby-place-4th-and-6th-in-home-tourney/

Bonnies second, Ditcher third at Golf Classic (April 12, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/04/12/bonnies-second-ditcher-third-at-golf-classic/

SBU seniors making final mark (April 27, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/04/27/sbu-seniors-making-final-mark/

Bonnies place 10th at Atlantic 10 Championship (May 1, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/05/01/bonnies-place-10th-at-atlantic-10-championship/

Bonnies split weekend on both sides (May 3, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/04/03/bonnies-split-weekend-on-both-sides/

Bonnies women defeat Marist; Men blanked on Senior day (April 10, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/04/10/bonnies-women-defeat-marist-men-blanked-on-senior-day/

The past and present collide (April 20, 2017)

http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2017/04/20/the-past-and-present-collide/

TAPInto Greater Olean

During my spring semester Senior year, one of the classes that I was required to take was called Journalist Workshop, where I was involved in writing for TAPInto Greater Olean, which is an online news site covering stories involving the Olean area. This was my first taste in news reporting. Outside of sports, I was also about to branch out and work on regular stories involving the community. Here are the stories I have written for TAPInto

Olean and Allegany-Limestone Football Coaches Talk Super Bowl Predictions (February 4, 2017)

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/greater-olean/articles/olean-and-allegany-limestone-football-coaches-tal

Seafood Fest Set for Old Library in Olean to Benefit Programs of ReHabilitation Center (February 24, 2017)

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/greater-olean/articles/seafood-fest-set-for-old-library-in-olean-to-bene

Podcast: The Author of ‘Snubbed’ Discusses Bona’s Basketball and More (February 24, 2017)

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/greater-olean/articles/podcast-the-author-of-snubbed-discusses-bonas

Health Educator Sees Improvements Happening in Cattaraugus County (March 28, 2017)

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/greater-olean/articles/health-educator-sees-improvements-happening-in-ca