Marist Grad Myers Visiting Jets

Jason Myers, a California native who played football at Marist College, is coming to the metropolitan area with the Jacksonville Jaguars when they meet the New York Jets on Sunday.

Myers, a kicker, is 7 for 8 in field-goal attempts this season with his long being 45 yards and is 8 for 9 on extra points.

Myers, 24, is in his third season with the Jaguars and is 60 for 72 in his field-goal tries with a career-long 58-yard field goal over his career.

Myers played at one of the country’s largest Catholic high schools — Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. He is one of two former Marist football players currently competing in the NFL, the other being Miami Dolphins defensive end Terrence Fede of Nyack.

CYO Cross Country Events Set

CYO New York has two upcoming cross country runs scheduled over four days.

The CYO Fall Foliage Classic will be held Thursday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The first race, featuring runners in grades 6-8, is at 4:15 p.m., followed by run for children in K-2 at 4:17 p.m. and runners in grades 3-5 at 4:27 p.m.

The CYO Villa Maria Invitational is scheduled for Sunday at Villa Maria Academy in the Bronx (K-2 at 1 p.m., grades 3-5 at 1:15 p.m. and grades 6-8 at 1:30 p.m.).

Click here to see results of last Saturday’s CYO Indian Summer races.


Five Football Unbeatens

There are five unbeaten football teams in the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York through the first three weeks of the season.

In AAA League, Archbishop Stepinac and Msgr. Farrell are 3-0. Cardinal Hayes is 2-0.

In AA League, Fordham Prep and Kellenberg are 3-0.

Click here to see the scoreboard with results and upcoming games.

Click here for the standings.


Fordham Prep, Holy Cross Meeting in AA League Battle for First Place

Fordham Prep and Holy Cross are playing Saturday at Fordham University in a battle of unbeaten teams in the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York’s AA League standings.

Fordham Prep and Holy Cross are both 2-0 and share first place with Kellenberg Memorial, which opposes St. John the Baptist on Saturday night.

Click here for the complete schedule and results.

Click here for the updated standings.

Baseball Miracles Going to Argentina

Baseball Miracles is sending 12 volunteers to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November to conduct a two-day baseball clinic in a partnership with Federacion de Beisbol-Argentina.

“The team at the Federacion de Beisbol has been fantastic to work with,” Baseball Miracles Founder John Tumminia, a parishioner at St. Mary’s in Marlboro and a longtime scout for the Chicago White Sox, said in a press release. “Their dedication to a successful visit from our team has made our passion and excitement for this trip grow more and more each day. The children in the community will undoubtedly have the support they need once we leave to continue their exploration of baseball.”

Baseball Miracles has been collecting baseball equipment from all regions of the country over the past year for this trip. Each child at the clinic will receive a glove and baseball.

Click here to learn more about Baseball Miracles.

Padilla Wins Pro Baseball Title

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Nicholas Padilla and his Hudson Valley Renegades teammates captured the New York-Penn League championship with a 6-0 victory over Vermont on Thursday.

The Renegades, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, scored five second-inning runs off Parker Dunshee who had not allowed a run in 38 1/3 innings during the regular season.

Padilla pitched a shutout inning in a semifinal series against the Staten Island Yankees. For the season, he was 3-2 with a 2.38 earned run average, allowing nine earned runs on 34 hits and striking out 29 over 34 innings.


Garay Finishes Strong

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay finished with three hits in his final two games to raise his average to .246 for the Kingsport Mets, the Appalachian Rookie League affiliate of the New York Mets.

Garay, 20, added five doubles, three homers and 13 RBI in 36 games.