Staten Island Sweeps Titles

The Staten Island boys and girls track and field teams swept the CYO New York Track and Field Championships at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx on June 11.

The Staten Island boys finished with 412 points, followed by Westchester with 280. Manhattan and Bronx were third and fourth with 63 and 14, respectively.

The Staten Island girls collected 420 points, compared to Westchester’s 267, Manhattan’s 45 and the Bronx’s 27.

Next up is the AAU Track and Field Championships on July 11-15.


Cosgrove Selected by Padres

Tom Cosgrove, a graduate of Msgr. Farrell High School on Staten Island, became the first player from the archdiocese to be selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, chosen in the 12th round and 348th overall by the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

Cosgrove just completed his junior season at Manhattan College where he matched a school record with 105 strikeouts in 2017. The two-time MAAC Pitcher of the Week in 2017 was 5-7 with a 4.38 earned run average in 84.1 innings.

From the Brooklyn Diocese, Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School made headlines by having two of high school seniors selected in the first five rounds — Quentin Holmes (second round, 64th overall by the Indians) and Charlie Neuweiler (fifth round, 150th overall by the Royals).

You can follow the New York players being selected here.

Msgr. Farrell Captures Title

Msgr. Farrell High School claimed its second CHSAA AA Baseball Championship in three years with a 3-1 victory over Iona Prep at St. John’s University on Saturday.

The previous day, the Gaels (22-9) beat the Lions to force a playback game.

Msgr. Farrell (24-1) won its second title in three years. Iona Prep beat Msgr. Farrell to win the 2016 championship.

CHSAA All-Star Game Scheduled for Monday at Yankee Stadium

The CHSAA Baseball All-Star Game — featuring 40 high school seniors from New York City and Westchester County — is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Yankee Stadium.

It’s the first of three games at Yankee Stadium. The stadium will be cleared out after the all-star game and will reopen later in the day for the two Public School Athletic League championship games. Petrides High School meets Academy of American Studies AA Championship at 4 p.m., followed by James Monroe High School vs. Tottenville High School for the AAA Championship.

Msgr. Farrell, Iona Prep Playing for CHSAA AA Championship

They meet again.

The Msgr. Farrell and Iona Prep baseball teams will meet for a second consecutive year for the CHSAA AA Championship.

The two teams are playing at St. John’s University at 7:30 tonight. If Msgr. Farrell, the Lions win a second title in three years. If Iona Prep wins, the Gaels and Lions will play Saturday for the championship.

Iona Prep beat Fordham Prep, 4-1, on Thursday to earn a spot in the championship game. Msgr. Farrell last played on Monday when it defeated Fordham Prep, 8-0, in the winners’ bracket final.

Iona Prep beat Msgr. Farrell in the 2016 championship game.


Iona Prep, Msgr. McClancy Meet in CHSAA Playoffs

Msgr. McClancy and Iona Prep play at 4 p.m. today at Fordham University as both programs look to continue their march toward a possible CHSAA AA Baseball Championship.

The winner meets Fordham Prep on Thursday at Fordham University with the victor advancing to Friday’s 7:30 p.m. championship game with Msgr. Farrell at St. John’s University.

If Msgr. Farrell wins Friday, it wins the championship. If Msgr. Farrell loses Friday, the two teams meet in a playback game on Saturday at St. John’s University for the championship.

Msgr. Farrell (23-0) is appearing in its third consecutive championship game after beating Fordham Prep, 8-0, on Monday. Msgr. Farrell won the 2015 title and lost to Iona Prep in the 2016 championship game.