Kennedy Volleyball Wins Crown

John F. Kennedy Catholic defeated Mary Louis Academy of Queens, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-22 to capture the CHSAA Intersectional high school girls volleyball championship at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx on Wednesday.

Julia Costa finished with 41 assists and six aces for Kennedy Catholic. Madison Troetti, Anna Cascapera and Grace Tompkins each contributed nine kills. Cascapera also had five blocks.

The Gaels improved to 22-0 overall and will play in this weekend’s state Catholic high school tournament in Queens.


Griffin Heading to Duke

Adrian Griffin Jr. announced on Twitter this morning that he’s verbally committed to attend Duke University to play basketball in 2021-2022.

Griffin is a junior at Archbishop Stepinac High School and helped the Crusaders capture a state title in 2018 with his older brother Alan, who is now at the University of Illinois. Older sister, Aubrey, is a freshman in the University of Connecticut women’s basketball program.

His father, Adrian Griffin, played at Seton Hall and in the NBA. He’s now an assistant coach with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.

Griffin is the second Stepinac basketball player in recent weeks to commit to a collegiate program. Teammate R.J. Davis announced a few weeks ago that he would attend the University of North Carolina.


Iona Prep, Archbishop Stepinac Preparing for Football Semifinals

Rivals Iona Prep and Archbishop Stepinac are a win from meeting for the CHSFL AAA championship.

Iona Prep, the top seed, hosts Cardinal Hayes in a semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Gaels recorded a 58-41 win on Oct. 26 in the regular-season matchup.

Stepinac, the second seed, plays third seed Christ the King in White Plains at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Crusaders cruised to a 45-7 victory in the regular-season matchup on Oct. 13.

On Sunday, top seed John F. Kennedy Catholic hosts second seed Cardinal Spellman  for the CHSFL A championship in a rematch of the 2018 title game won by Spellman.

Click here for the playoff brackets.