The Archdiocese CYO Track and Field Championships are scheduled for June 11 at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx at 1 p.m.
The athletes last competed at the county championships on May 21 where the Annunciation boys and Our Lady of Victory girls claimed the overall team titles.
The John F. Kennedy High School boys lacrosse team captured its third consecutive CHSAA City Championship with a 7-6 win over Msgr. Farrell.
The Gaels advanced to the state tournament where they suffered an 8-7 loss to Holy Trinity of Long Island.
The John F. Kennedy Catholic High School girls lacrosse team advanced to the state tournament by clinching its second consecutive CHSAA league title with a 9-5 victory over St. Joseph by-the-Sea in Somers.
Grace Kennedy and Emily Giralomo scored two goals apiece for the Gaels, who will play in the state tournament this weekend.
The Msgr. Farrell High School baseball team is a perfect 18-0 entering the postseason.
The Lions defeated Moore Catholic, 8-3, on Monday and have outscored opponents, 131-35, this season.
The 18 wins include a 7-2 triumph over Iona Prep in a rematch of last year’s CHSAA Class AA City Championship game, won by Iona Prep in nine innings.
The Moore Catholic High School softball team is ranked third in the Class AA state poll released by the New York State Sportswriters Association on May 16.
The Mavericks dropped to No. 4 last week before working their way back up to third.
Moore Catholic begins CHSAA playoff action this weekend.
CYO New York’s outdoor track and field season is entering its championship portion of the schedule.
It all begins on Sunday with the County Championships, a 1 p.m. meet at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
The athletes are off for two weeks before returning on the track on June 11 for the Archdiocese Championships at Mount St. Michael. Registration is 12:30 p.m. with the meet scheduled to start at 1.
Qualifying athletes will have the opportunity to compete at the Team CYO New York at Track Nationals at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World, July 10-15, and/or the AAU Junior Olympics in Detroit, July 29-Aug. 5.
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Did you hear it was Stepping Out Day at Archbishop Stepinac High School on Wednesday?
Stepping Out Day is the one day during the school year where teachers organize several trips for students to choose one for their day’s activity. It could be a day of golf, bowling, an afternoon at a Broadway show or attending the Mets-Giants game — as some students did.
However, Athletic Director/Football coach Michael O’Donnell and guidance counselor/assistant football coach Ken Barger did something a little different this year by arranging for students to rebuild a home for two families through Habitat for Humanity in Westchester County. Seventeen students took part in this project with 14 being football players.
“The kids had a great time & learned a lot about using tools & operating equipment,” O’Donnell said in an email. “But they get to spend time together & build relationships. As coaches you really find out a lot about kids when you spend an eight-hour work day with them you might never know before. At end of day you could see how proud they were for accomplishing unbelievable tasks & giving back to the community. They also learned how hard of a trade building a house is & they all went home a little sore.”