Kennedy, Maria Regina Meeting for CHSAA Division 1 Championship

Top seed John F. Kennedy Catholic and second seed Marina Regina high school will be competing for the CHSAA Division 1 Volleyball Championship in Somers on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

The winner will advance to the state tournament.

Maria Regina beat third seed Preston, and Kennedy Catholic defeated fourth seed Cardinal Spellman in the semifinals to set up the rematch of last year’s championship match won by Kennedy Catholic.

 

Schedule Set for Football Playoffs

St. Anthony’s (AAA League), Kellenberg (AA League defending champs) and John F. Kennedy Catholic (A League) earned the tops seeds for the upcoming Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York playoffs.

No. 2 Iona Prep, No. 3 Archbishop Stepinac (defending champs) and No. 4 Msgr. Farrell are hosting AAA League quarterfinal games in the archdiocese this weekend.

In AA League, Fordham Prep is hosting a quarterfinal.

In A League, Kennedy Catholic and No. 2 Cardinal Spellman (defending champs) are hosting semifinal games on the weekend of Nov. 9-10.

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St. Aedan’s Wins 4 Titles

The St. Aedan’s CYO cross country program won four team titles Sunday at the CYO Upstate Cross Country Championships held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

St. Aedan’s won titles in kindergarten-second grade girls, 3-5 boys and girls and 6-8 girls. St. Gabriel captured the K-2 team boys crown, and The Transfiguraton claimed the 6-8 boys title.

Click here for complete team and individual results.

The CYO Archdiocese of New York Cross Country Championships are Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Park.

CYO Cross Country Championships Being Held at Van Cortlandt Park

The final two CYO New York cross country meets of the fall are approaching.

The CYO Upstate Cross Country Championships are Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx with the first race scheduled for 9 a.m.

Runners will return to Van Cortlandt Park Nov. 3 for the CYO Archdiocese of New York Cross Country Championships. Course walk and warmups start at 11 a.m., followed by the first race at 12:30 p.m.

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Kennedy Catholic Unbeaten in League

John F. Kennedy Catholic is the only remaining undefeated CHSAA high school football team from the archdiocese.

The Gaels (6-1 overall, 5-0 league) will look to close the regular season with a sixth consecutive league win when they host defending A League champ Cardinal Spellman on Friday night.

Kennedy Catholic will be competing in an A League semifinal playoff game in two weeks.

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Albertus Magnus’ Sullivan Finalist for USA Football Heart of a Giant Award

Albertus Magnus High School football player Jack Sullivan is one of six finalists for the 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by the New York Giants and Hospital for Special Surgery

Sullivan, the finalist from Week 2, was nominated by his coach Paul Villanueva for his work on and off the field, including his work to raise money for the Carolyn Sullivan Memorial Foundation. Sullivan’s triplet sister, Carolyn Sullivan, died in 2009 from a brain tumor. He credits football for helping him through this adversity.

High school football players from the Tri-State Area are nominated by their coaches based on their passion for the game and unparalleled work ethic on and off the field through commitment, character, teamwork, dedication and will. Sixty student-athletes were nominated, who were separated into groups of 10 for a vote from the fans to determine the six finalists.

The six finalists will submit a video as to why they should be the Heart of a Giant honoree. Representatives from the Giants, Hospital for Special Surgery and USA Football will vote for the winner, which will be announced in December.

The winner, who will be honored at a Giants home game in December, will receive a $3,500 equipment grant for his high school football program. Each finalist already received $1,500 for reaching the finals.

 

Trips upcoming for Baseball Miracles

After just completing a mission trip to Lucena City, Philippines, in late September, the Baseball Miracles staff is back to work as it prepares for trips to the Dominican Republic in November and Puerto Rico in December.

This was the second trip to the Philippines in 2018 for Baseball Miracles, which visited Dinalupihan, Bataan, in February.

Baseball Miracles’ mission is to teach the game of baseball to boys and girls with economic and environmental disadvantages throughout the world.┬áIn recent years, Baseball Miracles has offered baseball clinics in Argentina, Honduras, Kenya, South Africa and Canada as well as New Orleans and Beattyville, Kentucky.

Baseball Miracles was founded by John Tumminia, a parishioner of St. Mary’s in Marlboro and a longtime scout of the Chicago White Sox.

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Click here to see photos and videos from the recent trip to the Philippines.