Football Playoffs to Begin

Iona Prep and two-time defending state champ Archbishop Stepinac picked up the top two seeds for the Catholic High School Football League AAA playoffs which begin Nov. 2 and 3.

Both teams received quarterfinal byes.

In AA, Chaminade, Kellenberg, Moore Catholic and St. Joseph by-the-Sea all earned quarterfinal byes and top seed John F. Kennedy Catholic received a bye in the A playoffs.

Click here for the complete playoff brackets.

1,800 Participate in ALS Walk

Some 1,800 walkers took part in the 11th annual ALS Walk on the Walkway Over The Hudson on Oct. 20.

The annual event, sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of the Mid Hudson Valley, has raised almost $2 million over the 11 years.

“We are motivated by the simple fact that we still don’t have a cure,” said Les McCarthy, co-president of the club, in a press release. “We’re also proud of the fact that the first 10 years of the walk has done great things for our ALS neighbors in the Hudson Valley, especially in the way of better patient care and caregiver support. When we began, most of the support for ALS was in NYC or Albany and we were in the middle of nowhere. That’s changed.”

Next year’s walk is scheduled for Oct. 18.

PHOTO FROM HIGGINSPHOTONYC

Iona Prep Pursuing 8th Win

Iona Prep will look to end the regular season with an 8-0 record when it travels to the Bronx to play Cardinal Hayes on Saturday.

Cardinal Hayes (5-2 overall, 3-2 AAA League) is coming off a two-point loss to two-time defending state champ Archbishop Stepinac, which is 6-1 overall and 3-1 league.

In AA League, Moore Catholic beat St. Joe’s by-the-Sea, 36-26, to raise its record to 5-0 in the league. St. Joe’s by-the-Sea dropped to 4-1. Both teams are 6-1 overall entering the final week of the regular season.

In A League, John F. Kennedy Catholic is 3-0 in league play and 3-3 overall. Cardinal Spellman is 2-2 in the league and 2-3 overall.

The league playoffs begin Nov. 2.

 

Reid Works Out at Mount

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Caraun Reid was working out on Mount St. Michael’s new field in hopes he’ll receive a call to play professional football in 2019.

The defensive tackle was released by the Indianapolis Colts following the final preseason game in August.

The 27 year old played five seasons in the NFL after being drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played three seasons with the Lions, one with the San Diego Chargers and one with the Dallas Cowboys.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MOUNT ST. MICHAEL ACADEMY

 

Iona Prep Still Unbeaten

Iona Prep received some help from rival Archbishop Stepinac to take over sole possession of first place in the Catholic High School Football League’s AAA League.

Iona Prep blanked St. Anthony’s, 21-0, to improve to 6-0 overall, 3-0 league. Stepinac beat Christ the King, 45-7, to drop Christ the King to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the league. Stepinac improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the league.

Stepinac hosts Cardinal Hayes on Saturday, and Iona Prep plays at Christ the King on Sunday.

Sullivan Leads Fordham Prep

Fordham Prep’s Eamonn Sullivan placed third to lead local runners in the Varsity A race at the Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Sullivan crossed the finish line in a time of 13 minutes, 0.63 seconds on the 2.5-mile course at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Fordham Prep was 11th with 379 points,.

Click here for complete results.

 

Expo Added to Manhattan Meet

Iona Prep, Ursuline and Fordham Prep will be among the teams competing in Saturday’s Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Some 10,000 runners from across the country will be participating in the high school meet. Dinner will follow with international treats from around the Bronx.

For the first time, Manhattan College has added an expo for the high school runners on the night before the event. U.S. Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano will deliver the keynote address and college coaches from around New York City will discuss what it takes to be a successful collegiate runner.

 

Three Football Unbeatens Remain

Iona Prep, Christ the King and St. Joseph by-the-Sea are the three remaining unbeaten teams in the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York.

All three teams are 5-0 overall. Christ the King defeated Cardinal Hayes over the weekend to improve to 3-0 in the AAA League. Iona Prep, which beat Msgr. Farrell, is 2-0 in the league.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea is 3-0 in AA-2 League.

All three undefeated teams will be in action this weekend with Christ the King hosting two-time defending state champ Archbishop Stepinac on Sunday.

Click here for complete schedule and results.