CYO Cross Country Championships Being Held at Van Cortlandt Park

The final two CYO New York cross country meets of the fall are approaching.

The CYO Upstate Cross Country Championships are Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx with the first race scheduled for 9 a.m.

Runners will return to Van Cortlandt Park Nov. 3 for the CYO Archdiocese of New York Cross Country Championships. Course walk and warmups start at 11 a.m., followed by the first race at 12:30 p.m.

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Kennedy Catholic Unbeaten in League

John F. Kennedy Catholic is the only remaining undefeated CHSAA high school football team from the archdiocese.

The Gaels (6-1 overall, 5-0 league) will look to close the regular season with a sixth consecutive league win when they host defending A League champ Cardinal Spellman on Friday night.

Kennedy Catholic will be competing in an A League semifinal playoff game in two weeks.

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Albertus Magnus’ Sullivan Finalist for USA Football Heart of a Giant Award

Albertus Magnus High School football player Jack Sullivan is one of six finalists for the 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by the New York Giants and Hospital for Special Surgery

Sullivan, the finalist from Week 2, was nominated by his coach Paul Villanueva for his work on and off the field, including his work to raise money for the Carolyn Sullivan Memorial Foundation. Sullivan’s triplet sister, Carolyn Sullivan, died in 2009 from a brain tumor. He credits football for helping him through this adversity.

High school football players from the Tri-State Area are nominated by their coaches based on their passion for the game and unparalleled work ethic on and off the field through commitment, character, teamwork, dedication and will. Sixty student-athletes were nominated, who were separated into groups of 10 for a vote from the fans to determine the six finalists.

The six finalists will submit a video as to why they should be the Heart of a Giant honoree. Representatives from the Giants, Hospital for Special Surgery and USA Football will vote for the winner, which will be announced in December.

The winner, who will be honored at a Giants home game in December, will receive a $3,500 equipment grant for his high school football program. Each finalist already received $1,500 for reaching the finals.

 

Trips upcoming for Baseball Miracles

After just completing a mission trip to Lucena City, Philippines, in late September, the Baseball Miracles staff is back to work as it prepares for trips to the Dominican Republic in November and Puerto Rico in December.

This was the second trip to the Philippines in 2018 for Baseball Miracles, which visited Dinalupihan, Bataan, in February.

Baseball Miracles’ mission is to teach the game of baseball to boys and girls with economic and environmental disadvantages throughout the world. In recent years, Baseball Miracles has offered baseball clinics in Argentina, Honduras, Kenya, South Africa and Canada as well as New Orleans and Beattyville, Kentucky.

Baseball Miracles was founded by John Tumminia, a parishioner of St. Mary’s in Marlboro and a longtime scout of the Chicago White Sox.

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Click here to see photos and videos from the recent trip to the Philippines.

 

Cardinal Hayes’ Barnes Nominated for 2018 Heart of a Giant Award

Cardinal Hayes High School football player Damon Barnes is one of 10 Week 6 Nominees for the 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by the New York Giants and Hospital for Special Surgery.

The winner will be chosen Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. with the winner receiving a gift bag and his high school football program receiving $1,500 equipment grant. Nominees are expected to campaign at home, school and in their communities to have people vote for them as the person with the most votes will win.

If chosen, Barnes will be one of six finalists for the 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award. The winner’s school will receive an additional $3,500 equipment grant. The winner will be honored at MetLife Stadium during a Giants home game in December.

High school football players from the Tri-State Area are nominated by their coaches based on their passion of the game and unparalleled work ethic on and off the field through commitment, character, teamwork, dedication and will.

Click here to vote and learn more about the 10 Week 6 Nominees.

Click here to learn more about the award.

 

Marist Grad Wins NFL Honor

Marist College graduate Jason Myers was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking seven field goals and converting three extra points for the New York Jets in a 42-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Myers, 27, was 7 for 7 on his field goals with the seven conversions being a Jets franchise record. For the season, he’s 16 for 17 with his longest field goal being a 55 yards. He’s 15 for 16 in his extra-point attempts.

The Jets host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

 

 

CYO XC Carnival at Bowdoin

The CYO New York Cross Country Carnival is scheduled for Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.

The first race is 4:30 p.m. at the site for state high school federation cross country championships.

Following this event is the CYO Upstate Championships on Oct. 27 and the CYO Archdiocese of New York Championships on Nov. 3. Both events are at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

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