Reid Works Out at Mount

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Caraun Reid was working out on Mount St. Michael’s new field in hopes he’ll receive a call to play professional football in 2019.

The defensive tackle was released by the Indianapolis Colts following the final preseason game in August.

The 27 year old played five seasons in the NFL after being drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played three seasons with the Lions, one with the San Diego Chargers and one with the Dallas Cowboys.



Iona Prep Still Unbeaten

Iona Prep received some help from rival Archbishop Stepinac to take over sole possession of first place in the Catholic High School Football League’s AAA League.

Iona Prep blanked St. Anthony’s, 21-0, to improve to 6-0 overall, 3-0 league. Stepinac beat Christ the King, 45-7, to drop Christ the King to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the league. Stepinac improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the league.

Stepinac hosts Cardinal Hayes on Saturday, and Iona Prep plays at Christ the King on Sunday.

Sullivan Leads Fordham Prep

Fordham Prep’s Eamonn Sullivan placed third to lead local runners in the Varsity A race at the Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Sullivan crossed the finish line in a time of 13 minutes, 0.63 seconds on the 2.5-mile course at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Fordham Prep was 11th with 379 points,.

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Expo Added to Manhattan Meet

Iona Prep, Ursuline and Fordham Prep will be among the teams competing in Saturday’s Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Some 10,000 runners from across the country will be participating in the high school meet. Dinner will follow with international treats from around the Bronx.

For the first time, Manhattan College has added an expo for the high school runners on the night before the event. U.S. Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano will deliver the keynote address and college coaches from around New York City will discuss what it takes to be a successful collegiate runner.


Three Football Unbeatens Remain

Iona Prep, Christ the King and St. Joseph by-the-Sea are the three remaining unbeaten teams in the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York.

All three teams are 5-0 overall. Christ the King defeated Cardinal Hayes over the weekend to improve to 3-0 in the AAA League. Iona Prep, which beat Msgr. Farrell, is 2-0 in the league.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea is 3-0 in AA-2 League.

All three undefeated teams will be in action this weekend with Christ the King hosting two-time defending state champ Archbishop Stepinac on Sunday.

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Coaches Clinic on Staten Island

CYO Staten Island will be having its 2019 Coaches Clinic at the CYO-MIV Community Center on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

The guest speakers are Kyle McAlarney and Mike O’Connor. McAlarney is the athletic director and varsity boys basketball coach at Moore Catholic after a playing career that included a collegiate one at the University of Notre Dame and a pro career in Europe.

O’Connor is the former varsity coach at St. Joseph Hill Academy and is currently a CYO coach at St. Clare’s.


Thrillers Highlight Week 4 Football

Week 4 of the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York was highlighted with some classic regular-season games including a second consecutive one between two-time defending state champion Archbishop Stepinac and Iona Prep.

Iona Prep won this year’s battle, 36-35. Last year, the Gaels defeated Stepinac in overtime during the regular season before the Crusaders beat Iona Prep in the league playoffs.

Also, St. Anthony’s beat previously unbeaten Christ the King, 18-16, and Moore Catholic was a 28-22 winner over Holy Cross.

Week 5 offers a rematch on Friday night between John F. Kennedy Catholic and Cardinal Spellman. Kennedy Catholic was the Week 1 winner over Cardinal Spellman, 24-6. Cardinal Spellman defeated Kennedy Catholic in the 2018 A League final.

Click here for the scoreboard and upcoming schedule.