CYO Soccer Clinic in Esopus

Ulster County CYO is partnering with the Mount Academy boys soccer team and coach George Vizvary in holding a CYO 1-Day Soccer Clinic at Mount Academy in Esopus on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The clinic is open to children ages 7 to 14 and costs $5 per child.

Vizvary played for the Hungarian national team and later coached SUNY Ulster to two national junior college men’s soccer championships. He won over 500 matches in his coaching career at SUNY Ulster.

Vizvary also coached the New York Fever of the A-League.

Click here to register.

Spellman Grad with Panthers

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Chris Manhertz will be in action Sunday when the tight end and his Carolina Panthers host the Cincinnati Bengals.

Manhertz is looking for his reception of the season with the Panthers, who are without starting tight end Greg Olsen due to a broken right foot.

Manhertz, who played basketball at Canisius in Buffalo, is in his third season with the Panthers and started four of 16 games last season, finishing with two receptions for 17 yards.

Manhertz, 26, was signed as a undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills in 2015. After the Bills released him, the New Orleans Saints signed him and placed him on their 2015 practice squad. He started two of three games for the Saints in 2016 before being released and picked up by the Panthers.

Iona Prep Tips Stepinac in OT

Iona Prep and Archbishop Stepinac played a football thriller as Iona Prep upset the defending state champs, 36-34, in overtime to highlight week two of the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York.

Iona Prep (2-0, 1-0 AAA League) hosts 2016 league champ Cardinal Hayes on Saturday. It is the season opener for Cardinal Hayes, which started the season with two byes.

In A League action, defending champ Cardinal Spellman (2-0, 2-0 A League) defeated St. Dominic’s, 7-0.

Click here for results and complete schedule.

CYO News on Staten Island

CYO Staten Island is offering basketball and bowling during the fall.

Bowling begins Sept. 24 and is open for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Biddy basketball, children in kindergarten through second grade, will have a tournament in October to fight breast cancer. A preseason scrimmage slam for boys and girls in grades three through eight starts Oct.5.

Click here for more information.

Defending Champs All Win

The defending Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York league champions — Archbishop Stepinac, Kellenberg and Cardinal Spellman — were all winners in week one.

Stepinac, the defending state champion, travels to New Rochelle to meet rival Iona Prep on Saturday to highlight week two action.

Click here for week one results and week two schedule.

Click here for the League AAA preview.

Santini, Devils Preparing for Season

Steven Santini and the New Jersey Devils report to camp Sept. 11 and begin preseason workouts the next day.

Santini, a graduate of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, signed a three-year, $4.25 million contract with the Devils in August. He will earn $1.1 million in the 2018-2019 season.

A second-round pick of the Devils in 2016, Santini split time with the Devils and their American Hockey League affiliate in Albany last season. He finished with two goals and eight assists with the Devils, who were 21-8-7 in games with Santini in the lineup.

The Devils will play their first two preseason games on Sept. 17 when they host the New York Rangers and travel to Montreal to play the Canadiens.