Archdiocese Students Sit in Judge’s Chambers at Game 3 of ALCS

Immaculate Conception School’s Eagle Safety Patrol were honored by the New York Yankees at Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Monday night, a game won by the Yankees, 8-1.

The eighth-grade students from the school located on 151st Street in the Bronx were seated in the Judge’s Chambers, located in section 104 of right field.

“We are grateful to the Yankees. To recognize our students is a wonderful thing for them to do for our kids,’’ Sister Patrice Owens, S.C.C., principal of Immaculate Conception, told CNY.

The Eagle Safety Patrol, which consists of 21 students, was being honored for being leaders in the school and community. In recent months, the group have been difference makers in the school and community by doing such things as raising money for relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and Mexico. Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida suffered massive damage from hurricanes, and the people of Mexico were recovering from a devastating earthquake.

“They do a lot of service willingly,’’ said Sister Patrice. “One of our core values is service. We try to help the kids by providing opportunities to do service in the school and in the community. We make them aware of the opportunities and they are willing to to do it.’’

The Yankees also announced the Bronx-based Highbridge Voices will sing the National Anthem prior to Game 4 and will sit in the Judge’s Chambers for Tuesday’s game. Msgr. Donald Sakano, pastor at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, serves as president of the board for the Highbridge Voices and was a founder of the Highbridge Community Development Corporation, a non-profit dating back to the 1980s that now owns and manages some 50 buildings with over 2,100 households.

Highbridge Voices serves some 200 students, ages 9 to 18, between the academic year and summer programs.

Highbridge Voices has a 100 percent high school graduation rate and an 80 percent enrollment rate for college.

The Yankees have not announced honorees for Game 5. The Astros lead the best-of-7 series, 2-1.

PHOTO CAPTION: Students from Immaculate Conception School in the Bronx enjoy Game 3 of the American League Championship Series from the Judge’s Chambers in right field. Aaron Judge homered and the Yankees won, 8-1. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES


Cardinal Hayes, Fordham Prep roll

Defending champ Cardinal Hayes handed Archbishop Stepinac its first loss of the season with a 47-21 victory in White Plains in Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York AAA League play last Saturday. Cardinal Hayes (4-1) hosts Msgr. Farrell (4-2, 3-2 league) on Saturday night.

In AA League action, Fordham Prep improved to 5-1 with a 42-30 win over Moore Catholic. The Rams (5-1) travel to Nassau County to oppose Holy Trinity (1-5) on Saturday.

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Pat LaFontaine’s Charity Golf Event Raises Over $120,000 for Foundation

Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine hosted his annual Companions in Courage (CiC) Foundation Golf Classic at Huntington Country Club on Long Island that raised over $120,000 for the foundation on Oct. 5.

LaFontaine was joined by a group of celebrities at the event, including Hockey Hall of Famer Clark Gillies, former NBA star Wally Szczerbiak and his father Walter, and retired hockey players Benoit Hogue, Bob Nystrom, Pat Jablonski, Randy Wood and Steve Webb.

Johnny Glavinic won the tournament with a 66, followed by Wally Szczerbiak’s 68. Szczerbiak’s foursome with Glavinic, Tommy Nagolo and Mike Matura captured the low gross team award with a 62. Greg Heinssen (longest drive), Brian O’Day (closest to pin) and Nike Patti Jr. (closest to goal) also won awards.

CiC serves almost 60,000 pediatric patients each year in North America with Xbox Kiosks and Lion’s Den playrooms.

CiC has 20 Lion’s Dens at hospitals scattered across North America with four being in the archdiocese — Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla; Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown; Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital, Manhattan, and New York Presbyterian’s Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Manhattan. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital opened the first Lion’s Den in 2005.


Cross Country Hits Hudson Valley

CYO New York’s Upstate Cross Country visits the Hudson Valley for its next two meets.

On Sunday, the CYO/Rockland County Invitational is happening at Pearl River Middle School with the first race at 4 p.m.

On Oct. 21, races are scheduled for Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, beginning at 9 a.m. Bowdoin Park is the site of some of the state’s and nation’s top meets, including the New York State High School Federation Championships and the Nike Cross Country Nationals New York Regional.

The 2017 schedules concludes with two meets at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, the CYO Upstate Cross Country Championships on Oct. 28 and the CYO Archdiocese of New York Cross Country Championships on Nov. 4.


Fordham Prep, Stepinac Unbeaten

Fordham Prep took over sole possession of first place in the AA League of the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York with a 34-24 victory over Kellenberg.

Fordham Prep hosts Moore Catholic on Saturday.

In AAA League, Archbishop Stepinac improved to 5-0, 4-0 league with a 19-7 win over Msgr. Farrell. Stepinac hosts defending champ Cardinal Hayes (3-1) in a first-place showdown on Saturday.

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Fordham Prep, Kellenberg Battling for Top Spot in AA League

Fordham Prep and Kellenberg meet at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Nassau County on Friday at 7 p.m. to decide first place in the AA League high school football standings.

Fordham Prep and Kellenberg are both 4-0 overall and league. Fordham Prep was ranked 18th in the New York State Sportswriters Association’s Class A poll on Sept. 27, and Kellenberg was 25th in the same poll.

In AAA League, the top four teams are meeting each other and can potentially tighten the standings. On Saturday, Cardinal Hayes (3-0 league) hosts St. Anthony’s (2-1) and Archbishop Stepinac (3-0) travels to Msgr. Farrell (2-1). Stepinac (ninth), Cardinal Hayes (16th) and St. Anthony’s (20th) are among the state’s top 25 Class AA teams in the state sportswriters poll.

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Marist Grad Myers Visiting Jets

Jason Myers, a California native who played football at Marist College, is coming to the metropolitan area with the Jacksonville Jaguars when they meet the New York Jets on Sunday.

Myers, a kicker, is 7 for 8 in field-goal attempts this season with his long being 45 yards and is 8 for 9 on extra points.

Myers, 24, is in his third season with the Jaguars and is 60 for 72 in his field-goal tries with a career-long 58-yard field goal over his career.

Myers played at one of the country’s largest Catholic high schools — Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. He is one of two former Marist football players currently competing in the NFL, the other being Miami Dolphins defensive end Terrence Fede of Nyack.