Hayes Invitational Set for Jan. 4

Cardinal Hayes High School will be hosting its 24th and final Hayes Invitational at Fordham University in the Bronx at 5 p.m. Jan. 4.

Some 400 athletes have been invited to compete in 26 track and field events.

Catholic and private high schools invited include All Hallows, the Bronx; Archbishop Molloy, Queens; Archbishop Stepinac, White Plains; Cardinal Spellman, the Bronx; Fordham Prep, the Bronx; Iona Prep, New Rochelle; La Salle Academy, Manhattan; Mount St. Michael, the Bronx; Regis, Manhattan; Salesian, New Rochelle; St. Raymond, the Bronx; St. Joseph by-the-Sea, Staten Island; Townsend Harris, Queens; St. Francis Prep, Queens; Hackley, Tarrytown; Collegiate, Manhattan; and Cardinal Hayes, the Bronx.

Contact Michael Cea at 914-965-0926 or mcea@steringpub.com


Cardinal Hayes Falls in 3 OTs

The Cardinal Hayes High School boys basketball team dropped to 8-1 overall with a 97-94 triple overtime loss to Christ the King in Queens Dec. 23.

The Cardinals, ranked first in the the New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA boys basketball poll through Dec. 22 , plays at St. Raymond Jan. 4. St. Raymond is ranked 11th in the state poll.


Basketball Clinic in Bronx

The Bronx Hawks are hosting a Holiday Free Cliniic to work on basketball fundamentals at Mount Carmel Gym in the Bronx Dec. 31.

Clinic times are as follows: 9-10:15 a.m., third and fourth graders; 10:30-11:45 a.m., fifth and sixth graders; and noon-1:15 p.m., seventh and eighth graders.

Click here for more information.

Fordham Awarded Federations

Fordham University was awarded the high school boys and girls federation basketball tournaments for three years beginning in 2020 by the New York State Federation of Secondary School Athletic Association, according to a release from the New York State Sportswriters Association.

This will be the first time the federation tournaments will be contested in New York City.

The federation tournament features champions from the Catholic High School Athletic Association, New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Public School Athletic League and the New York State Alliance of Independent Schools.

The 2019 federation basketball tournaments are scheduled for March in Glens Falls.

PHOTO: Archbishop Stepinac won the 2018 Class AA state federation tournament in Glens Falls. PHOTO COURTESY OF ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC HIGH SCHOOL


State Honors Top Runners

Three Notre Dame Academy runners led the CHSAA competitors on the 2018 all-state girls cross country teams compiled by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Notre Dame junior Sierra Dinneen was a first-team honoree in Class B. Alyssia Brown, a freshman, was selected to the fourth-team, and sophomore Giavanna Comerford was honorable mention.

In Class A, Ursuline senior Sarah Flynn earned fourth-team honors.

In boys cross country, Iona Prep’s Pedro Bravo (Class A) and Our Lady of Lourdes’ Nick Timm (Class B) were both honorable mention.


Cardinal Hayes has three unbeaten boys basketball teams, entering this week’s action with a combined 26-0 record.

Varsity is 7-0 and ranked first in Class AA in the New York State Sportswriters Association poll following a 75-70 win over Xaverian. Junior varsity is 11-0 and the freshmen are 8-0.

All three teams will host Archbishop Molloy on Friday with the freshmen kicking things off at 4 p.m. The freshman will be at St. Anthony’s on Saturday, and all three teams will be tested by Christ the King in Queens on Sunday.




Seckler Signs with Mercy

Kevin Seckler, a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes High School, signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Mercy College in Westchester County.

The Hopewell Junction resident received athletic and academic scholarships.

Seckler, who was called up to varsity for the sectional playoffs as a sophomore, earned all-league honors in his junior season.


Baseball Miracles Instructors Teach Children at Clinic in Puerto Rico

Baseball Miracles just sent a team of nine to teach baseball and softball to boys and girls in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, a region devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Baseball Miracles was assisted on this trip by former Major League Baseball players Jerry Morales, Alex Cintron and Carlos Baerga. The crew taught baseball and softball basics to the children, participated in a community service project to paint and fix parts of the little league complex and visited the elderly at a home in the area.

Baseball Miracles impacted up to 350 children on this trip.

Baseball Miracles, a non-profit organization with a mission to bring baseball and softball to children in economically poor regions of the United States and throughout the world, was founded by John Tumminia, a parishioner of St. Mary’s in Marlboro.

Click here to see a video recap of the trip.



Cardinal Hayes Tops in State Poll

Cardinal Hayes is ranked No. 1 in the Class AA state boys basketball poll by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Cardinal Hayes will bring a 5-0 record into Friday’s 7:30 p.m. game at home against Iona Prep.┬áThe Cardinals started the season with wins over defending state champ Archbishop Stepinac, Chaminade, Holy Cross, Mount St. Michael Academy and St. Raymond.

Iona Prep is 3-1 following its 72-59 victory over Archbishop Molloy on Tuesday.



CYO Hosting Shoot-a-Thon

CYO New York is holding its first Shoot-a-Thon in the coming weeks at various parishes in the archdiocese.

CYO New York has partnered with GivingZone in this venture to help CYO programs raise money for its programs. GivingZone has assisted CYO programs in the archdiocese in recent years.

Sacred Heart on Staten Island raised over $15,000 with its recent shoot-a-thon, the most the program has raised in its three years partnering with GivingZone.

Click here to learn how your program can participate and learn which parishes are hosting this event in the coming weeks.