St. Raymond Still Third in State Poll

St. Raymond is ranked third for a second consecutive week in the New York State Sportswriters Association’s Class AA boys basketball poll.

Long Island Lutheran is No. 1, followed by Brentwood.

Joining St. Raymond as CHSAA archdiocese schools in the state poll are Cardinal Hayes, Class AA, No. 7; Mount St. Michael, Class AA, No. 20; St. Peter’s, Class AA, No. 24; Fordham Prep, Class A, No. 9; Msgr. Farrell, Class A, No. 12; Xavier, Class A, No. 16; and Regis, Class B, No. 25.


Cardinal Hayes Wins Track Title

Cardinal Hayes High School captured the CHSAA NY/BQ boys championship at The Armory Track and Field Center in Manhattan on Sunday.

Cardinal Hayes finished with 31.5 points, followed by Iona Prep with 29.5 points.

Notre Dame Academy was the top archdiocese finisher in the girls division, taking third place with 26 points.

Individual winners from the archdiocese:


CHSAA NY/BQ — 300: Jahlahnee Watkins (Cardinal) Hayes) 34.58; 600: 1-Colin Hall (Regis) 1:23.28; 1000: 1-Christopher Paxis (Msgr. Farrell) 2:39.52; 1600: 1-Pedro Bravo (Iona Prep) 4:24.66; 3200: 1-Niall Ryan (Fordham Prep) 9:40.45; 800 relay: 1-Cardinal Hayes 1:31.27; 1600 relay:L St. Joseph by-the-Sea 3:30.66; 3200 relay: 1-Msgr. Farrell 8:18.08; Long jump: 1-Jahlahnee Watkins (Cardinal Hayes) 22-0; Shot: 1-Joseph Medina (Xavier) 46-7.

CHSAA NY — 55: 1-Nazir Hibbert (Stepinac) 6.64; 300: 1-Jahlahnee Watkins (Cardinal Hayes) 34.4; 400: 1-Rick Masters (St. Joseph by-the-Sea) 51.03; 800: 1-Pedro Bravo (Iona Prep) 1:59.2; 55 hurdles: 1-Chase Lombardo (Iona Prep) 8.08; 800 relay: 1-Cardinal Hayes 1:31.65;


CHSAA NY/BQ — 1500: 1-Giovanna Comerford (Notre Dame Academy) 4:54.20.


CYO Family Day at Iona

CYO New York is presenting CYO Family Day at Iona College when the Gaels women’s basketball team hosts defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Quinnipiac at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Free tickets are limited and must be RSVP. Click here to learn more and order tickets.

The final CYO Family Day is for an Iona men’s game against Niagara at 1 p.m. Feb. 10. Click here to learn more and order tickets.

St. Raymond, Cardinal Hayes step up in sportswriters state basketball poll

St. Raymond and Cardinal Hayes are ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the state Class AA boys basketball poll released by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

St. Raymond was sixth, and Cardinal Hayes was seventh in last week’s pool. Cardinal Hayes helped its cause by beating then No. 2 Bishop Loughlin, now ranked sixth.

Other ranked CHSAA programs from the archdiocese are:

CLASS AA — No. 23 Mount St. Michael, No. 24 St. Peter’s

CLASS A — No. 10 Fordham Prep, No. 24 Msgr. Farrell


All-State Football Teams Selected

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

Here are the CHSAA honorees from the archdiocese:


Vin Wagner, Msgr. Farrell, first team offense; Shawn Harris, Stepinac, first team offense; Anthony Bonavita, Iona Prep, first team offense; Derek Robinson, Iona Prep, second team offense; Christian Tait, Msgr. Farrell, second team offense; Jonathan Mucciolo, Stepinac, second team offense; Sean Fleming, Iona Prep, third team offense; Jalen Smith, Cardinal Hayes, third team offense; Kevin Gray, Stepinac, third team defense; Sofian Massoud, Cardinal Hayes, fourth team offense; Nate Henderson, Stepinac, fourth team offense; Kevin McKenna, Stepinac, fourth team; Malik Grant, Stepinac, fifth team offense; Jaleel Rhett, Msgr. Farrell, fifth team offense; Chris Fowx, Stepinac, sixth team offense; Douglas Simmons, Stepinac, sixth team defense


Geroid Kennedy, Fordham Prep, first team offense; Daniel Vittiburga, Xavier, first team defense; Justin Lacks, Moore Catholic, third team offense; Tedi Kushi, Moore Catholic, third team offense; Derek Bufano, Fordham Prep, fourth team offense; Valery Gwardyak, Xavier, fourth team defense; Peter Sluder, St. Peter’s, fifth team defense


Cole Esposito, Kennedy Catholic, third team defense; Myles Proctor, Kennedy Catholic, fourth team offense

Here is the NYSPHSAA honoree from the archdiocese:


Jaheim Jones, Lourdes, fifth team defense

PHOTO: Stepinac’s Douglas Simmons makes a tackle during the CHSFL AA championship game. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE SOMEREVE


CYO Night at Marist

Marist College is hosting a CYO Night when the men’s basketball team hosts rival Siena in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game on Friday night.

ESPNU is televising the game at 7 p.m.

A CYO player wearing his or her jersey will be admitted free with a paying adult.

Click here for more information on Marist athletics.


Ursuline Runners, Lourdes’ Jones Lead Performers at Hispanic Games

Two relays and one individual claimed wins for The Ursuline School at the 25th Hispanic Games held at the Armory in Manhattan.

Ursuline’s sprint-medley relay team of Lily Flynn, Sarah Flynn, Caroline Allen and Casey Conroy took first place in a time of 4 minutes, 12.23 seconds.

Lily Flynn also won the Invitational 3,000-meter run, clocking the state’s second fastest time of the season at 9:51.24. Earlier in the season, Flynn ran to the state’s fastest one-mile run, 4:54.21, and the state’s second-fast 1,500-meter time, 4:33.77.

Ursuline’s 3,200 relay of Sarah Flynn, Daphne Banino, Haley McLean and Claire Wilson won in a time of 9:36.94, the second-fastest time in the state.

Our Lady of Lourdes’ Jaheim Jones ran to a winning time of 21.61 in the 200, the state’s fastest time this season.