Fordham Prep Places 5th

The Fordham Prep boys took fifth place at the federation state cross country championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls on Saturday.

Fordham Prep finished with 240 points, led by Niall Ryan’s seventh-place finish in a time of 16 minutes, 30 seconds on the 5,000-meter course.

Notre Dame Academy was 14th in the girls race with 331 points.

Cardinal Hayes Drops Heartbreaker

Cardinal Hayes surrendered two touchdowns in the final five minutes of a 25-24 loss to host Canisius in the Catholic high school state football championship game on Saturday.

The Cardinals held a 24-10 lead in the final five minutes before Canisius rallied and used a two-point conversion with no time remaining to pull out the win.

Cardinal Hayes was playing in its second state championship game. Canisius won its third state title since 2014, tying Archbishop Stepinac with three state championships apiece since 2014.

Msgr. Farrell, Notre Dame Academy Capture Staten Island Crowns

Msgr. Farrell and Notre Dame Academy claimed the boys and girls team titles, respectively, at the Staten Island high school cross country championships at Clove Lakes Park.

Msgr. Farrell’s Christopher Paxis, a senior, clocked a time of 16 minutes, 38.9 seconds on the 3.1-mile course to win the boys race. Notre Dame Academy’s Sierra Dinneen, a senior, took first place in the girls race with a time of 19:08.9.


Ryan, McCabe Capture Race Titles

Fordham Prep’s Niall Ryan and Notre Dame of Manhattan’s Brigid McCabe were the first boy and girl, respectively, to cross the finish line at the CHSAA Intersectional Championship at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Ryan, a senior, completed the 2.5-mile course in 12 minutes, 49.3 seconds. Xavier won the boys team title with 54 points, followed by Msgr. Farrell with 79 points.

McCabe, a junior, clocked a time of 15:17.9. Notre Dame Academy of Staten Island captured the girls team title with 46 points, and Sacred Heart Academy placed second with 55 points.

Hayes, Moore Claim Titles

Cardinal Hayes captured its second Catholic High School Football League AAA Championship in four years with a 25-7 victory over two-time defending state champ Archbishop Stepinac at Mitchel Field in Uniondale.

Cardinal Hayes will play the Buffalo region champion for the Catholic high school state title on Nov. 23.

Moore Catholic won the AA-2 championship with a 28-6 win over St. Joseph by-the-Sea.

Read more about these games and Kennedy Catholic’s win over Cardinal Spellman for the A championship in the Nov. 21 edition of Catholic New York.

Kennedy Catholic Wins in OT

Clayton Proctor scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime as John F. Kennedy Catholic captured the Catholic High School Football League’s A Championship with a 39-33 victory over visiting Cardinal Spellman Nov. 10.

Liam Mulholland booted a 27-yard field goal at the end of regulation to force overtime.

Check out the next issue of Catholic New York for more on this game.


Kennedy Volleyball Places 2nd

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School took second place at the Catholic high school state girls volleyball tournament at York College in Queens.

It was the program’s first second-place finish at the state tournament. St. Mary’s of Lancaster (Buffalo champion) won the tournament.

Kennedy Catholic posted a 4-2 record in pool play against St. Mary’s, Kellenberg (Rockville Centre champion) and Mary Louis Academy (Brooklyn/Queens champion).


Kennedy Claims Soccer Title

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School captured its second consecutive CHSAA A Intersectional Boys Soccer Championship with a 1-0 victory over Msgr. McClancy at Fordham University on Saturday.

Connor Trainor scored off an assist from Liam Mulholland for the Gaels. Luke Tomaszewsky had the shutout in goal.


Football Finals Set for Saturday

Cardinal Hayes will look to win its first Catholic High School Football League AAA Championship since 2016 when it plays two-time defending state champ Archbishop Stepinac at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Hayes, seeded fourth, advanced by upsetting top seed Iona Prep, 45-34, in a semifinal, Second-seeded Stepinac defeated third seed Christ the King, 43-6. In its regular-season matchup, Stepinac defeated Hayes, 28-26, in White Plains.

The Hayes-Stepinac matchup is the second of three at Mitchel on Saturday. In the opener at 11 a.m., top seed Moore Catholic opposes second seed St. Joseph by-the-Sea for the AA-2 Championship. At 5:30 p.m., top seed Chaminade and second seed Kellenberg compete for the AA-1 Championship.