Iona Prep Grad, Cardinal Hayes Grad Meeting in CAA Football Battle

Iona Prep graduate Darius Wilson and the William and Mary football begin a tough three-game stretch on Saturday when it plays at Villanova in a Colonial Athletic Association game.

Villanova is ranked fourth in the NCAA Division Football Subdivision poll. Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Justin Covington, a graduate student and running back, has rushed for 469 yards and three touchdowns on 77 carries for the Wildcats, who are 6-1 overall after a 44-0 win over Rhode Island last weekend.

Wilson, a freshman quarterback, has completed 70 of 110 passes for 848 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 297 yards and three touchdowns on 45 carries. In last week’s 40-14 win over Towson, he was 7 for 12 for 164 yards and one touchdown and added six carries for 48 yards on the ground.

William and Mary (5-2 overall, 3-1 CAA) plays at Delaware next weekend before hosting No. 5 James Madison on Nov. 13.

CHSFL Results/Schedule

Week 7 Results

Fordham Prep 9, Christ the King 6

Msgr. Farrell 41, Xavier 21

Cardinal Hayes 55, Kellenberg 49

Iona Prep 35, St. Anthony’s 34

St. John the Baptist 49, Cardinal Spellman 0

Kennedy Catholic 29, Mount St. Michael 8

Holy Trinity 41, Xaverian 0

Archbishop Stepinac 37, St. Joseph by-the-Sea 7

Moore Catholic 20, St. Peter’s 0

Chaminade 42, St. Francis Prep 0

Week 8 Schedule

(Final Week of Regular Season)

Friday, Oct. 29

Cardinal Spellman at Xaverian, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Kellenberg at Moore Catholic, noon

Iona Prep at Chaminade, 1:30 p.m.

Msgr. Farrell at St. Peter’s, 1:30 p.m.

Kennedy Catholic at Holy Trinity, 1:30 p.m.

Archbishop Stepinac at Cardinal Hayes, 3 p.m.

Mount St. Michael at Nazareth, 4 p.m.

St. Anthony’s at St. Francis Prep, 7 p.m.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea at Christ the King, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 31

St. John the Baptist at Holy Cross, 1:30 p.m.

Pass Reception For Manhertz

Chris Manhertz caught an 11-yard pass in helping the Jacksonville Jaguars to their first win of the season with a 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins in England on Sunday.

The tight end has three catches for 40 yards and a touchdown this season.

Manhertz, 29, is a graduate of Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx and played collegiate basketball at Canisius College in Buffalo before turning his focus to football after college.

CHSFL Results/Schedule

Week 6 Results

St. John the Baptist 34, Kennedy Catholic 7

Msgr. Farrell 21, Kellenberg 17

Xaverian 42, Nazareth 12

St. Anthony’s 42, Moore Catholic 6

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 27, St. Francis Prep 20

Iona Prep 35, Cardinal Hayes 21

Chaminade 28, Fordham Prep 0

Cardinal Spellman 19, Mount St. Michael 16

Archbishop Stepinac 49, Christ the King 16

Xavier 28, St. Peter’s 21

Holy Trinity 35, Holy Cross 6

Week 7

Friday, Oct. 22

Xavier at Msgr. Farrell, 7 p.m.

Cardinal Hayes at Kellenberg, 7 p.m.

Iona Prep at St. Anthony’s, 7 p.m.

Fordham Prep at Christ the King, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Cardinal Spellman at St. John the Baptist, 1 p.m.

Kennedy Catholic at Mount St. Michael, 1:30 p.m.

Xaverian at Holy Trinity, 1:30 p.m.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea at Archbishop Stepinac, 1:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s at Moore Catholic, 1:30 p.m.

Chaminade at St. Francis Prep, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24

St. Dominic’s at Holy Cross, 1:30 p.m.

Lourdes Joining Section 9

Our Lady of Lourdes High School will be going from Section 1 to Section 9 in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for the 2022-2023 school year, school officials announced.

“After extensive research and deliberation with stakeholders it was agreed upon that the move from Section 1 to Section 9 was in the best interest of the school’s athletics program. There are many benefits that come along with the transition from Section I to Section IX including allowing us to compete against schools of comparable size,” said Lourdes Athletic Director Bill Kyle.

Section 9 includes schools from Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster and Orange counties, including John S. Burke High School. Section 1 features schools from Dutchess, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties, including Albertus Magnus High School and The Ursuline School.

The move will cut travel time for Lourdes athletes and coaches. For the current school year, Beacon left Section 1 for Section 9, leaving Lourdes with no Section 1 opponents with similar enrollments in Dutchess County.

“The move to Section 9 will require less travel time for our student-athletes which will allow for their focus to be on both athletics and rigorous academics without experiencing added pressure in managing their time,” said Lourdes Principal, Meghan Vilardo.

CYO Meet Raising Money for St. Dominic’s Family Services

CYO New York is holding a cross country meet on Sunday at 1 p.m. at St. Augustine’s in Ossining and will donate event fees to St. Dominic’s Family Services.

The Dominican Sisters from Blauvelt started St. Dominic’s Family Services in 1878, a charity that now provides foster care and prevention, developmental disabilities, mental health, therapeutic education and preschool services to some 2,000 children, adults and families in the Bronx, Orange and Rockland counties.

Children from the St. Dominic’s school community will be attending Sunday’s cross country event.

Visit to learn more about St. Dominic’s Family Services and to make a donation to the event raising money for the Friends of St. Dominic’s. Visit to learn more about the CYO programs being offered in the archdiocese.

CYONY Suspends Indoor Activity Through End of 2021

CYO New York announced all indoor activity has been suspended until the end of the year and hopes to have a start date of January 15 for a season start date for indoor CYO activities.

“As the Delta variant has set us back to start this year, recently there have been positive signs trending in our favor,” said Seth Peloso, director of CYO New York in a letter to volunteers and participants on “Some may view this update as a setback, but know that the volunteer CYO parish coordinators/athletic directors have informed us of their current state of preparation for this season. 

“For the majority, they will need this time to prepare their volunteers, open or extend their registrations and organize their teams. For those programs that are ahead of the curve, we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.”

Peloso added that updates will be provided around the first of each date and the start date may change.

“Though a January start date has been earmarked, if the conditions present a path forward to allow indoor activity in December and in consultation with the education office, we will communicate that in advance,” he said. “And of course, as we have learned throughout this pandemic, should things regress we will need to adjust accordingly.” 

Visit for updates on CYO athletes in the archdiocese.

Banino Leads Runners

The Ursuline School’s Daphne Banino won the Varsity B girls race in a time of 14 minutes, 44.70 seconds on Van Cortlandt Park’s 2.5-mile course to lead Catholic school runners from the archdiocese at the Manhattan Cross Country Invitational in the Bronx.

Ursuline placed seventh with 205 points.

In the Varsity D girls race, Ava Gumb of St. Joseph Hill Academy was second in 15:45.30, leading her team to a seventh-place finish with 226 points.

In the Varsity A girls race, Lola Dinneen was fourth in 15:28.80 and Alyssia Brown placed ninth in 16:01.30, leading Notre Dame Academy to an 11th-place finish with 284 points.

In the Boys Eastern States Championship race, Fordham Prep’s Myles Hogan was fourth in 12:34.80 and his team placed ninth with 275 points.

In the Varsity C race, Dylan Doskocil’s ninth-place finish in 13:56.10 led St. Joseph by-the-Sea to an eighth-place finish with 220 points.

In the Varsity E race, Msgr. Farrell was third with 125 points, led by Anthony Zarrella’s 11th-place finish in 13:48.7.

Santos Completes 1st Pro Season

Alex Santos finished his first professional baseball season in the Houston Astros organization.

Pitching for the Low-A Affiliate Fayetteville Woodpeckers, the 19-year-old right-handed pitcher was 2-2 with a 3.46 earned run average.In 41.2 innings, the Mount St. Michael Academy graduate allowed 16 earned runs on 31 hits and 30 walks. He struck out 48 and opposing hitters batted .205 against him.

Santos was the first pick of the Houston Astros in the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not pitch in the Astros organization in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

CHSFL Results/Schedule

Week 5 Results

Chaminade 17, Msgr. Farrell 14

St. John the Baptist 42, St. Dominic’s 0

Kennedy Catholic 42, Xaverian 7

Iona Prep 35, Kellenberg 6

Holy Cross 26, Mount St. Michael 20

St. Peter’s 20, Fordham Prep 13

Moore Catholic 26, St. Francis Prep 6

Archbishop Stepinac 40, St. Anthony’s 36

Cardinal Hayes 42, Christ the King 0

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 28, Xavier 21

Holy Trinity 47, Cardinal Spellman 0

Week 6

Friday, Oct.15

St. John the Baptist at Kennedy Catholic, 7 p.m.

Kellenberg at Msgr.Farrell, 7 p.m.

Nazareth at Xaverian, 7 p.m.

Moore Catholic at St. Anthony’s, 7 p.m.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea at St. Francis Prep, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Cardinal Hayes at Iona Prep, 1:30 p.m.

Christ the King at Archbishop Stepinac, 1:30 p.m.

Fordham Prep at Chaminade, 1:30 p.m.

Mount St. MIchael at Cardinal Spellman, 1:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s at Xavier, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Holy Cross at Holy Trinity, 1:30 p.m.