Cardinal Hayes, Msgr. Farrell Win Boys Basketball Championships

The Cardinal Hayes and Msgr. Farrell high school boys basketball teams captured the CHSAA Spring Basketball Tournaments at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains on Thursday.

Cardinal Hayes beat Xaverian, 70-66, for the Ray Nash/Kevin Pigott title. Cardinal Hayes junior Tobe Awaka was named tournament most valuable player.

Msgr. Farrell defeated St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 50-42, for the Tom Murray/Rich Tricario title. Pat Gardner finished with 22 points and six rebounds, and Rob Frolic and Matt Hanley combined for 11 points and 11 rebounds for Msgr. Farrell.


No CYO Track This Weekend

There is no CYO New York track and field meet this weekend due to the Memorial Day holiday.

The outdoor season will resume on Sunday, June 6 at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx with registration starting at 1:30 p.m. and the meet beginning at 2 p.m..

Mount St. Michael will host its final meet on June 13 and the final two meets on June 20 and 27 will be held at Iona Prep in New Rochelle. The final three meets will begin at 1 p.m. with registration starting 30 minutes earlier.

3 Runners Take 2 Firsts

Stella Totolis, Liam Uhrlass and Rosie Palmer each won two individual events at the CYO New York track and field meet at St. Augustine in Ossining on Sunday.

The next meet is Sunday at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with the meet scheduled to start at 2 p.m.

Here are the winners from CYO meet in Ossining:

200 K-2 boys: Paul Galante (Immaculate Heart of Mary) 39.0; 200 3-4 girls: Stella Totolis (Chapel School) 38.8; 200 3-4 boys: James Martin (Immaculate Heart of Mary) 40.1; 200 5-8 girls: Lila Al-omoush (Chapel School) 36.2; 200 5-8 boys: Liam Uhrlass (Chapel School) 33.3; 400 K-4 girls: Stella Totolis (Chapel School) 1:36.4; 400 K-4 boys: Christopher Brown (CYO Club) 1:41.1; 400 5-6 mixed: Liam Uhrlass (Chapel School) 1:24.1; 400 7-8 mixed: Rosie Palmer (CYO Club) 1:18.8; Mixed Mile 3-5: Avi Yairi (CYO Club) 7:36; Mixed Mile 6-8: Rosie Palmer (CYO Club) 6:20.

New York Relays Results

Five individual athletes and three relays from Catholic high schools in the archdiocese took first place Saturday at the New York Relays on Randall’s Island.

The meet featured Catholic, public and private high schools.

Here are winners from the archdiocese:


2000-meter steeplechase: Eamonn Sullivan (Fordham Prep) 6:17.83; Javelin: Joseph Rachiele (Regis) 129-8; 400 relay: Cardinal Hayes 41.88.


One-mile run: Daphne Banino (Ursuline) 4:56.13; 5000: Ava Gumb (St. Joseph Hill Academy) 18:14; Discus: Prizila Negrete (Ursuline) 110-6; 1600 relay: Albertus Magnus 4:15.45; 3200 relay: Notre Dame (Manhattan) 11:04.

CYO Track Meet Moved

Sunday’s CYO New York track and field meet has been moved to St. Augustine in Ossining.

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. with the meet scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

This is the fifth of nine scheduled outdoor meets this season. Following Sunday’s meet, the season resumes June 6 at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx. Athletes will compete at Mount St. Michael again on June 13 before the final two meets of the season on June 20 and June 27 will take place at Iona Prep in New Rochelle.

Ulster CYO Offering Volleyball

Ulster County CYO is offering co-ed volleyball on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Catholic Charities Community Center in Kingston.

The program from children in grades three through eight begins May 26 and continues each Wednesday through June 30.

Cost is $35 per child.

Click here for more information and to register.

Siegrist Nabs Big 5 Honor

Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maddy Siegrist was named the Philadelphia Big 5 Women’s Basketball Player of the Year for the 2020-2021 season.

The Philadelphia Big 5 represents five NCAA Division I colleges in Philadelphia — Villanova University, La Salle University, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and St. Joseph’s University.

Siegrist, a red-shirt sophomore for Villanova, averaged 22.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, scoring 30 or more points in six games and having 13 double-doubles. She was a unanimous first-team All-Big East pick by the conference coaches and an honorable mention All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association. She scored her 1,000th collegiate point on Feb. 27 against Seton Hall.

Villanova finished the 2020-2021 season with a 17-7 overall record, 9-5 in the Big East.

Williams, Comerford Lead Track Stars

Travis Williams and Giovanna Comerford each won two individual events to lead competitors at the CHSAA NY/BQ Sectional track and field championships on Randall’s Island May 15.

Williams of Cardinal Hayes sprinted to wins in the boys 100-meter dash, 10.75 seconds, and 200, 22.1 seconds. Comerford of Notre Dame Academy took first place in the 800, 2:23.89, and 2000 steeplechase, 7:12.34.

Other Archdiocese Winners


400: Meghan Leonard, Notre Dame Academy, 1:01.7; 3000: Brigid McCabe, Notre Dame, 11:09.06; Triple jump: Olivia Cowan, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 31-3; Pole vault: Saranda Capani, Notre Dame Academy, 9-0; Discus: Alexa Boller, Msgr. McClancy, 90-9.


400: Javier Jackson, Cardinal Hayes, 49.87; 800: Antonio Bravo, Iona Prep, 2:00.02; 1600: Luke Ellwood, Regis, 4:19.9; 3200: Eamonn Sullivan, Fordham Prep, 9:41.77; 3000 steeplechase: Tommy Flynn, Iona Prep, 10:42.99; High jump: Matthew Wenz, Msgr. McClancy, 5-10; Pole vault: Michael Croke, Fordham Prep, 14-0; Discus: Robert Menocal, Fordham Prep, 153-1; Javelin: Piotr Draus, Msgr. McClancy, 139-8.

Breen Being Honored at Naismith Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend

Salesian High School and Fordham University graduate Mike Breen will be honored this weekend at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend.

Breen is the recipient of the 2020 Curt Gowdy Media Award for his work calling basketball games. He currently calls NBA games for ESPN, ABC and the Madison Square Garden Network. Previously, he called NBA and Olympic basketball games on NBC, NFL games NBC and FOX, and delivered sports updates on the Imus in the Morning show on WFAN (660 AM). 

Click here to read a Catholic New York story following Breen’s selection to the Hall of Fame.