Seminary Hosting CYO XC Meets

NOTE: Saturday, Oct. 1 meet has been canceled due the rain in the forecast for Friday night and Saturday.

The 2022 CYO New York cross country season is underway with the second meet of the season scheduled for Saturday at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie.

The seminary grounds are a new location for the meets.

CYO had its first meet with about 100 runners in kindergarten through eighth grade on Sept. 25 at the seminary, a meet that was changed from VanCortlandt Park in the Bronx.

Meets will be held on the next four Saturdays at the seminary, beginning at 10 a.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m., CYO New York will have its Food Pantry Meet at St. Augustine’s in Ossining. The archdiocesan championships are Saturday, Nov. 5 at a site to be determined.

Click here to register runners and to see the complete schedule.

Young Helps USA Win Presidents Cup

Fordham Prep graduate Cameron Young won his singles match in helping the United States win a ninth consecutive Presidents Cup with a 17.5-12.5 victory over the International team on Sunday at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina.

In the 2021-2022 PGA Tour season, Young placed second in five tournaments in his rookie season and third in two more, including the PGA Championship. He earned over $6.5 million in his rookie season.

Young will be competing this weekend in the Sanderson Farms Championship at The Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi.


Case Finishes 2022 in Altoona

Iona Prep graduate Brad Case helped the Altoona Curve complete the second half of the 2022 season with a 38-30 record.

The Curve compete in the Eastern League and are the Class AA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Case finished the season with a 1-3 record and 3.92 earned average. In 62 innings, he gave up 59 hits and 22 walks. He struck out 58 hitters.

Case was a 17th-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.


LaSorsa Completes 2022 Season

Iona Prep graduate Joe LaSorsa and the Montgomery Biscuits reached the semifinals of the Southern League playoffs where it lost to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

The Biscuits are the Class AA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Blue Wahoos are the Class AA affiliate of the Miami Marlins.

LaSorsa, 24, finished the season with a 7-3 record, 2.33 earned run average and eight saves. In 73 ⅓ innings, he struck out 87 hitters.

LaSorsa was an 18th-round pick of the Rays in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft out of St. John’s University, and pitched for the Hudson Valley Renegades in Fishkill during the 2019 season.

Stepinac Graduate Koonce Finishes with First Tackle of 2022 for Raiders

Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate Malcolm Koonce finished with his first solo tackle of the season for the Las Vegas Raiders in a 24-22 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Koonce is a second-year defensive end for the Raiders, who host the Denver Broncos next Sunday. In 2021, Koonce played in five games and finished with three tackles, two being solo tackles, and two sacks.

The Raiders drafted Koonce out of the University of Buffalo in the third round with the 79th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

St. Anthony’s Next for Iona Prep

There’s no doubt Iona Prep may have the toughest schedule in 2022.

And so far, the Gaels have done quite well to start the season with a 3-1 record.

Iona Prep, the defending Catholic high school state champion, now enters its most challenging portion of its Catholic High School Football League schedule with St. Anthony’s, Archbishop Stepinac and Kellenberg in the next three weeks. All four teams are 2-0 in league play.

Iona Prep is ranked first in the most recent Class AA poll compiled by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Stepinac is third, St. Anthony’s is fourth and Kellenberg is 18th.

On Saturday, the Gaels host a St. Anthony’s team, which is coming off an impressive victory over state-ranked Msgr. Farrell.

Week 3 Results

St. Anthony’s 35, Msgr. Farrell 23

Moore Catholic 28, Fordham Prep 13

Xavier 26, Kennedy Catholic 6

St. Dominic’s 10, Ramapo 8

Archbishop 34, Chaminade 3

St. John the Baptist 44, St. Peter’s 20

Mount St. Michael 27, Cardinal Spellman 0

Iona Prep 56, Christ the King 28

Holy Trinity 34, Holy Cross 8

Kellenberg 36, Cardinal Hayes 35

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 34, St. Francis Prep 28

Week 4 Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 29

St. Dominic’s at Kennedy Catholic, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 30

Archbishop Stepinac at Moore Catholic, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1

St. Anthony’s at Iona Prep, 4 p.m.

Fordham Prep at Holy Trinity, 3 p.m.

Kellenberg at St. John the Baptist, 3:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s at Msgr. Farrell, 4 p.m.

Christ the King at St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 5 p.m.

Cardinal Spellman at St. Francis Prep, 7 p.m.

Holy Cross at Xavier, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Mount St. Michael at Xaverian, 1:30 p.m.

Cardinal Hayes at Chaminade, 1:30 p.m.


Iona Prep is No. 1 in State Poll

Iona Prep is ranked first in the first state Class AA football poll released by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

The Gaels, the defending state Catholic high school champion, has won two in a row after losing its season opener.

Iona Prep will host Christ the King on Saturday before having three big weekends of football against St. Anthony’s, Archbishop Stepinac and Kellenberg. Stepinac and St. Anthony’s are ranked third and fourth in the state, respectively, and Kellenberg is 18th.

Also in Class AA, Msgr. Farrell is 14th.

In Class A, Our Lady of Lourdes is sixth, and Moore Catholic is 16th.

In Class B, John S. Burke Catholic and Xavier are 23rd and 24th, respectively.

Weissert Sent to Scranton

The New York Yankees announced after Wednesday’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that pitcher Greg Weissert was sent down to its Class AAA affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Weissert, who pitched at Fordham University in the Bronx, pitched a scoreless inning in Wednesday’s 14-2 victory for the Yankees.

In his last seven outings, the 27 year old was 2-0 with a 1.80 earned run average, allowing only one run on three hits and striking out three in five innings.

Since joining the Yankees in August, Weissert was 3-0 with a 6.10 ERA. In 10 1/3 innings over 11 games, he struck out 10.

Weissert was an 18th-round pick of the Yankees out of Fordham in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.

Santini Off to Blues Camp

Former John F. Kennedy Catholic student-athlete Steven Santini will be in camp with the St. Louis Blues.

Camp opens Thursday with the first preseason game scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 against the Arizona Coyotes in Wichita, Kan.

Santini is one of 18 defenseman in Blues camp.

The 27 year old played in one playoff game with the Blues in 2021-2022 against the Minnesota Wild. Last season, he finished with two goals and 16 assists in 66 games and one goal and four assists in 18 playoff games for the Springfield Thunderbirds, the AHL-affiliate of the Blues.

A second-round pick of the New Jersey Devils in 2013, Santini played four seasons with the Devils before being traded to the Nashville Predators in the P.K. Subban trade prior to the 2019-2020 season.

Santini, who played at Boston College, was signed as a free agent by the Blues in 2020 and finished with an assist in three games for St. Louis in 2020-2021.

New Jersey Wins Battle for the Bridge

New Jersey won the Battle for the Bridge.

New Jersey Catholic schools were winners in six of the nine football games against Catholic high school opponents from New York.

Winning their games from the archdiocese were Westchester County rivals Archbishop Stepinac and Iona Prep, which recorded a 42-35 win over New Jersey State power Don Bosco Prep. Stepinac defeated DePaul, 24-3.

Holy Trinity of Long Island defeated Immaculata of New Jersey for New York’s third win.

Week 2 Results

Mount St. Michael 54, St. Francis Prep 48

Holy Trinity 45, Immaculata 42

Kellenberg 38, Fordham Prep 14

Iona Prep 42, Don Bosco Prep 35

Paramus Catholic 21, Chaminade 20

St. John the Baptist 22, Christ the King 18

Archbishop Stepinac 24, DePaul 3

Morris Catholic 52, St. Peter’s 28

Kennedy Catholic 42, Cardinal Spellman 7

Hudson Catholic 33, Msgr. Farrell 14

Moore Catholic 28, Xavier 17

St. Joseph 63, St. Anthony’s 49

Immaculate Conception 14, St. Joseph by-the-Sea 7

Pope John 40, Cardinal Hayes 36

Week 3 Schedule

Friday, Sept. 23

St. Anthony’s at Msgr. Farrell, 7 p.m.

Xavier at Kennedy Catholic, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept.24

Ramapo at St. Dominic’s, 1 p.m.

Archbishop Stepinac at Chaminade, 1:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s at St. John the Baptist, 1:30 p.m.

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

Christ the King at Iona Prep, 1:30 p.m.

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

Kellenberg at Cardinal Hayes, 3 p.m.

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

Moore Catholic at Fordham Prep, 7 p.m.