2 Wrestlers Win State Titles

Msgr. Farrell’s Jimmy Ryan and Iona Prep’s A.J. Kovacs won state titles at the New York State high school federation championships in Albany on Saturday.

Ryan, a senior, decisioned North Babylon’s Sean Carter, 3-0, in the 119-pound final. Kovacs, a junior, won by a 3-2 decision over Half Hollows Hills East’s Jonathan Spadafora at 145 pounds.

Iona Prep junior Matt Kelly placed third at 195 pounds, and Msgr. Farrell senior Terry Adams finished fourth at 112 pounds.


Cardinal Hayes Wins Crown

Cardinal Hayes defeated St. Raymond, 86-65, to win the archdiocesan boys basketball tournament championship at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx on Saturday.

Joe Toussaint earned the game’s most valuable player award after collecting 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Cardinal Hayes.

Laux Signs with Pace

Our Lady of Lourdes High School senior Aiden Laux signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Pace University.

Laux is a two-time all-league player and 2018 all-conference lineman of the year. He started in the 2018 Section One Senior All-Star Game.

Pace University is a member in the Northeast-10 Conference and competes at the NCAA Division II level.



12 Iona Prep Athletes Commit to Compete at Collegiate Level

Iona Preparatory School held a signing ceremony on National Signing Day on Feb. 6 as 12 more student-athletes announced their intent to play in college.

To date, 24 Iona Prep student-athletes have committed to compete athletically in 2019-2020.

Here is list of the signees from the National Signing Day on Feb. 6:

Anthony Bonavita IV, Merrimack, football; Joseph DiDonato, Le Moyne, baseball; Michael DiDonato, Le Moyne, baseball; Jimaar Edwards, Union College, football; Kieran Foster, Georgetown, tennis; Camari Glasgow, Merrimack, football; Alexander Guglielmo, Trinity, soccer; Stephen Judge, Fordham, water polo; Jayden Lambert, Brockport, football; Charles Ryan, Union, football; Ryan Soules, Southern Connecticut State, football; Steve Wieder, Belmont Abbey, golf.


St. Raymond, Cardinal Hayes Lead CHSAA in New York State Polls

St. Raymond and Cardinal Hayes are ranked second and third, respectively, in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA boys basketball poll.

Both teams completed the regular season with 19-5 overall and 14-3 league records. The two teams split their regular-season meetings, and St. Raymond won 19 of 20 games before losing its season finale to Msgr. Scanlan.

In Class A, Fordham Prep and Msgr. Farrell are 11th and 12th, respectively.


Dates Set for CHSAA State Finals

The CHSAA state boys and girls championship games are returning to Fordham University on March 9 and 10.

On March 9, the top high school girls teams will be competing for the Class AA, A and B championships, and the boys will have their Class A and B title games.

The CHSAA Class AA boys championship game will be on March 10.

Winners will advance to the state federation tournament in Glens Falls on March 22-24.


3 Teams in State Girls Basketball Poll

Msgr. Scanlan, Cardinal Spellman and Aquinas are ranked in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association girls basketball poll.

Msgr. Scanlan, which posted a 64-48 victory over John F. Kennedy Catholic on Wednesday, is ranked 14th in the Class AA poll. Cardinal Spellman is 10th in Class A and Aquinas ranks 20th in Class B.

Msgr. Scanlan, Cardinal Spellman and Aquinas are the only three CHSAA programs from the archdiocese in the state poll, which includes teams from around the state.