Laps for Love Starts Running Season

Sarah Flynn, a rising senior and national champion relay runner at The Ursuline School, is organizing a charity event called Laps for Love, the first event listed on the 2018 CYO New York cross country schedule on Sept. 9 from noon-3 p.m. at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle.

The event is open to men and women of all ages. All of the men will be running or walking to raise money for Right to Play charity, and all of the women will be raising money for Girls on the Run.

Click here to learn more about the event and see the complete 2018 CYO New York cross country schedule.

DeVito, La Sorsa Finish Summer in Cape Cod Baseball League Playoffs

Ricky DeVito and Joe La Sorsa completed their Cape Cod Baseball League seasons as members of the Harwich Mariners, who lost in the opening round of the playoffs to the Chatham Anglers.

DeVito was 1-1 with a 2.45 earned run average, giving up 27 hits and 13 walks, and struck out 35 in 29 1/3 regular-season innings. In one playoff game, he struck out four in three innings.

DeVito is the 2018 Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year and a second-team All-American. The graduate of St. Joseph by-the-Sea on Staten Island is a pitcher for Seton Hall University.

La Sorsa pitched 23 1/3 innings of relief, finishing 3-2 with a 5.78 earned run average. He allowed 26 hits and nine walks, and struck out 25. In one playoff game, he surrendered one earned run and struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings.

La Sorsa, a graduate of Iona Prep, is a pitcher for St. John’s University.

One Month Until Start of Football

The 2018 Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York kicks off a month from today on Sept. 7 with four games, including league games between Fordham Prep and Xaverian and John F. Kennedy Catholic and St. Dominic’s.

Archbishop Stepinac, the defending Catholic high school state champion, opens its season the next day at home against CD East of Pennsylvania.

Click here for the updated schedule and times.

 

CYO Chess in New York

CYO New York and Chess at Three have partnered to bring the Chess at Three program to archdiocese schools and parishes.

Chess at Three, which currently is teaching over 14,000 children in 28 states across the country, is the only program in the world to teach chess to children as young as three.

Over 100 countries and the International Olympic Committee recognize chess as a sport.

Click here to learn how to bring Chess at Three to your parish and school, or contact CYO New York Director of Operations Seth Peloso at (646) 794-2050 or seth.peluso@archny.org

 

DeVito Continues to Excel on Cape

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate Ricky DeVito scattered four hits and struck out 10 over six innings in leading the Harwich Mariners to a 4-1 victory over Falmouth in Cape Cod Baseball League action.

DeVito has allowed zero earned runs and struck out 18 over 12 innings in his last two outings. The 19 year old pitcher from Seton Hall University, who was voted Big East Pitcher of the Year and a second-team All-American in 2018, is 1-1 with a 2.21 earned run average for Harwich.

The Cape Cod Baseball League is considered one of the top collegiate, wooden-bat summer leagues in the country. Over 300 players on Major League Baseball rosters in 2017, including Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale and New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, once played in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Nine members of the 2017 Yankees and six 2017 Mets played in the Cape Cod league.