Prince Garners Honor

Archbishop Stepinac High School senior football player Ronald “Deuce” Prince II was named the Con Edison Athlete of the Week.

The Valhalla resident helped the Crusaders win the state title by serving as a captain and anchoring the offensive line from the center position.

A member of the National Honor Society, Prince has been a member of the varsity basketball and baseball teams at Stepinac.

 

 

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City Claims Senior Bowl

New York City scored 19 unanswered fourth-quarter points and beat Long Island, 47-27, in the 2017 Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York’s Senior Bowl at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale on Sunday.

Archbishop Stepinac High School senior quarterback Mike Nicosia threw four touchdown passes for NYC and was named the game’s offensive most valuable player.

Before the game, the league announced its annual award winners including its Golden Eleven, and its offensive, defensive and linemen of the year. Click here for a listing of the award winners.

 

Basketball Season is HERE

The high school boys basketball season is underway with an interesting matchup on Friday highlighting the first full weekend of the campaign as Cardinal Hayes hosts Christ the King in a non-league game.

Cardinal Hayes features senior Tyrese Williams and junior Joe Toussaint. Both earned second-team all-league honors in 2016-2017.

Christ the King returns 2016-2017 third-team, all-league honorees in senior Tyson Walker and junior Kofi Cockburn.

Click here to see the 2017-2018 high school boys basketball schedule.

 

Baseball Miracles Plans Next Mission Trip for Newburgh in February

Baseball Miracles is planning its next mission trip for Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Armory Unity Center in Newburgh.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Each registrant will receive a baseball glove, baseball to take home as well as a hot dog, chips and drink as part of the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” luncheon.

Field director is Philadelphia Phillies Scouting Supervisor Alex Agostino and team captains are Roy Underwood and Trevor Purcell, assistant baseball coach at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh.

A special guest round table at the clinic will include Ben Cherington, former Boston Red Sox general manager and current Toronto Blue Jays vice president of baseball operations, and Willie Fraser, a Newburgh native who pitched in Major League Baseball and is now a scout for the Miami Marlins.

The Baseball Miracles team just returned from Argentina where 300-plus kids participated over the two days. Baseball Miracles partnered with the Federacion of baseball in Argentina and the Buenos Aires Shankees baseball team.

Baseball Miracles, a non-profit organization, is a team of baseball and softball instructors teaching the game to boys and girls with economic and environmental disadvantages throughout the world. Founder and director John Tumminia, a Major League Baseball scout for the Chicago White Sox, is a parishioner at St. Mary’s in Marlboro.

Contact Caroline Breeden at csbreeden22@gmail.com or visit http://www.baseballmiracles.org for more information about the event in Newburgh.

ABOVE: Courtesy photo from Baseball Miracles showing a group shot of participants in Argentina.

Football Senior Game Coming Sunday

The Senior Bowl Game for the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale.

No ticket is required to watch the game.

The day begins with a Communion Awards Breakfast, which follows a 9:30 a.m. Mass at Kellenberg. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are not available at the door.

 

Silverio Going to Santa Clara

Omar Silverio, a senior at St. Raymond High School for Boys, signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball with Santa Clara University.

The shooting guard came to the United States at the age of 14 from the Dominican Republic and signing with Santa Clara is another step toward his goal of playing in the NBA.

“I am truly excited about having the opportunity to attend a prestigious university such as Santa Clara. I am also extremely excited about playing for Herb Sendeck and the Broncos,” Silverio said in a press release.