Stepinac, Iona Prep Meeting Again

The first meeting was a thriller.

What will the second meeting be?

The Archbishop Stepinac and Iona Prep boys basketball teams will play 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Iona College in New Rochelle.

This will be the second off-campus meeting between the two archdiocese schools in Westchester County this season. Stepinac won the first meeting, 82-78, in double overtime at the Westchester County Center in White Plains on Jan. 5.

Stepinac (14-4) is ranked 14th in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA poll, and Iona Prep (16-4) follows at 16. Both teams are coming off wins on Tuesday with Iona Prep beating Holy Cross, 60-50, and Stepinac cruising past St. Francis, 81-56.

Cardinal Hayes in SNY Invitational

The Cardinal Hayes High School boys basketball team is competing in this weekend’s 10th SNY Invitational at City College’s Nat Holman Gym.

The Cardinals, ranked 10th in this week’s Class AA state poll by the New York State Sportswriters Association, are playing defending New Jersey state champ Hudson Catholic at 8 p.m. Hudson Catholic was ranked nationally by USA Today and MaxPreps in December.

Long Island Lutheran, fifth in state Class AA poll, and Archbishop Molloy, 19th in state Class AA poll, meet at 6 p.m.

The consolation game is 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by the championship game at 4 p.m.


Lourdes Girls Lead State Poll

Our Lady of Lourdes is ninth in this week’s New York State Class AA high school girls basketball poll compiled by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Lourdes, located in the Town of Poughkeepsie, competes in the NYSPHSAA’s Section 1, which includes public and Catholic schools in the lower Hudson Valley. The Warriors are led by Maddy Siegrist (photo above with family), who is signed to play at Villanova University next season.

Five CHSAA schools from the archdiocese were recognized in the state poll.

In Class A, Msgr. Scanlan is second, followed by Cardinal Spellman at 13 and John F. Kennedy Catholic at 20.

In Class B, Aquinas and St. Vincent Ferrer are 13, and 24, respectively.

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Stepinac at No. 2 in State Poll

Archbishop Stepinac is ranked second behind Mount Vernon of the NYSPHSAA in this week’s New York State Boys Basketball Class AA poll compiled by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Both schools are located in Westchester County.

Joining Stepinac as CHSAA archdiocese schools in the Class AA poll are Iona Prep, seventh; Cardinal Hayes, 10th, and St. Peter, 18th.

In Class B, La Salle Academy is second.

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CYO New York Offering Discounted Tickets to Hersheypark for 2018

CYO New York and Hersheypark are teaming up to offer CYO Friends & Family discounted tickets to the park in Pennsylvania.

CYO Friends & Family can purchase tickets for the CYO New York rate of $41.50, saving $26.30 per ticket. Prepaid meal tickets are available at $12.99 per person.

Tickets, which are increasing by $5 on March 1, are valid for one day at the park between April 27 and Sept. 30, 2018.

Click here for more information.


All-State Football Honorees

The New York State Sportswriters Association just released its all-state football teams.

Here are the honorees from the archdiocese:


First team: Derek Ferraro, Iona Prep; Lucas Nunez, Cardinal Hayes; Trill Williams, Archbishop Stepinac

Second team: Michael Nicosia, Stepinac; Elijah Jones, Cardinal Hayes

Third team: Sofian Massood, Cardinal Hayes, Michael DeGasperis, Iona Prep

Fourth team: Shawn Harris, Stepinac; Malkelm Morrison, Iona Prep


First team: Matt Valecce, Fordham Prep; Will Loffredo, Fordham Prep; Joseph Petti, Fordham Prep

Third team: Anthony D’Urso, Lourdes; Sean McDowell, Lourdes; Jaheim Jones, Lourdes

Fifth team: Liam McHale, Fordham Prep


Second team: Michael Booth, Cardinal Spellman

Third team: Ed Longest, Kennedy Catholic


First team: David Ross, Burke Catholic; Mark Przybocki, Burke Catholic

Third team: Heath Hoovler, Burke Catholic