Maria Regina, Kennedy Catholic Off Roll to 6-0 Starts to Volleyball Season

The Maria Regina and John F. Kennedy Catholic high school girls volleyball teams are off to 6-0 starts this season to lead all CHSAA competitors from New York City and the suburbs.

The two teams are tied for first place in Division 1.

Notre Dame Academy is in first place with a 3-0 record in Division 2, and Cathedral and St. Barnabas are unbeaten in Division 3.

Click here for the complete standings.


State Football Polls

Here is how the CHSAA schools from the archdiocese and Long Island fared in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association poll:


5-St. Anthony’s, 7-Iona Prep, 12-Msgr. Farrell, 16-Cardinal Hayes, 17-Stepinac



Also of note in Class A, Our Lady of Lourdes, a member of the state public high school association, is ranked 11th. In Class B, John S. Burke of the state public high school association is 21st.



Thrilling Win for Iona Prep

Iona Prep improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the AAA League with a 51-48 victory over 2016 AAA League champion Cardinal Hayes.

The Gaels were coming off an overtime victory over defending league and state champ Archbishop Stepinac. Iona Prep has a bye week before playing at unbeaten Msgr. Farrell Oct. 6.

In other news, Stepinac lost a second consecutive game with a 42-19 setback against Xaverian Brothers (Mass.). The Crusaders play Friday night at unbeaten St. Anthony’s in a rematch of last year’s league championship game.

Click here for the updated schedule and results.

Click here for the updated standings.



CYO Soccer Clinic in Esopus

Ulster County CYO is partnering with the Mount Academy boys soccer team and coach George Vizvary in holding a CYO 1-Day Soccer Clinic at Mount Academy in Esopus on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The clinic is open to children ages 7 to 14 and costs $5 per child.

Vizvary played for the Hungarian national team and later coached SUNY Ulster to two national junior college men’s soccer championships. He won over 500 matches in his coaching career at SUNY Ulster.

Vizvary also coached the New York Fever of the A-League.

Click here to register.

Spellman Grad with Panthers

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Chris Manhertz will be in action Sunday when the tight end and his Carolina Panthers host the Cincinnati Bengals.

Manhertz is looking for his reception of the season with the Panthers, who are without starting tight end Greg Olsen due to a broken right foot.

Manhertz, who played basketball at Canisius in Buffalo, is in his third season with the Panthers and started four of 16 games last season, finishing with two receptions for 17 yards.

Manhertz, 26, was signed as a undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills in 2015. After the Bills released him, the New Orleans Saints signed him and placed him on their 2015 practice squad. He started two of three games for the Saints in 2016 before being released and picked up by the Panthers.

Iona Prep Tips Stepinac in OT

Iona Prep and Archbishop Stepinac played a football thriller as Iona Prep upset the defending state champs, 36-34, in overtime to highlight week two of the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York.

Iona Prep (2-0, 1-0 AAA League) hosts 2016 league champ Cardinal Hayes on Saturday. It is the season opener for Cardinal Hayes, which started the season with two byes.

In A League action, defending champ Cardinal Spellman (2-0, 2-0 A League) defeated St. Dominic’s, 7-0.

Click here for results and complete schedule.

CYO News on Staten Island

CYO Staten Island is offering basketball and bowling during the fall.

Bowling begins Sept. 24 and is open for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Biddy basketball, children in kindergarten through second grade, will have a tournament in October to fight breast cancer. A preseason scrimmage slam for boys and girls in grades three through eight starts Oct.5.

Click here for more information.

Defending Champs All Win

The defending Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York league champions — Archbishop Stepinac, Kellenberg and Cardinal Spellman — were all winners in week one.

Stepinac, the defending state champion, travels to New Rochelle to meet rival Iona Prep on Saturday to highlight week two action.

Click here for week one results and week two schedule.

Click here for the League AAA preview.