CHSFL Results, Playoff Schedule

Iona Prep, Chaminade and Holy Trinity all picked up top seeds for the upcoming Catholic High School Football League playoffs.

All three received byes and will compete in the semifinals on the weekend of Nov. 12-14. The quaterfinals will be played this weekend.

Here are the results from the final week of the regular season and the playoff schedule.

Week 8 Results

Xaverian 13, Cardinal Spellman 0

Kellenberg 35, Moore Catholic 13

Iona Prep 51, Chaminade 14

Msgr. Farrell 35, St. Peter’s 6

Holy Trinith 42, Kennedy Catholic 0

Cardinal Hayes 49, Archbishop Stepinac 48

Mount St. Michael 30, Nazareth 6

St. Anthony’s 44, St. Francis Prep 7

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 30, Christ the King 15

St. John the Baptist 17, Holy Cross 14

AAA Quarterfinals

No. 1 Iona Prep bye

Friday, Nov. 5–No. 5 Cardinal Hayes at No. 4 St. Anthony’s, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 6–No. 7 Christ the King at No. 2 Msgr. Farrell, 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 7–No. 6 Kellenberg at No. 3 Archbishop Stepinac, 1:30 p.m.

AA-1 Quarterfinals

No. 1 Chaminade bye

Friday, Nov. 5–No. 5 St. Peter’s at No. 4 Fordham Prep, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 7–No. 7 Xavier at No. 2 Moore Catholic, 1 p.m.

No. 6 St. Francis Prep at No. 3 St. Joseph by-the-Sea, TBA

AA-2 Quarterfinals

No. 1 Holy Trinity bye

Friday, Nov. 5–No. 6 Xaverian at No. 3 Kennedy Catholic, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 6–No. 7 Cardinal Spellman at No. 2 St. John the Baptist, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 7–No. 5 Mount St. Michael at No. 4 Holy Cross, 1 p.m.

Bowl Game

Saturday, Nov. 6–St. Dominic’s at Nazareth, 7 p.m.

CHSFL Results/Schedule

Week 3 Football Results

Archbishop Stepinac 55, Moore Catholic 14

St. Anthony’s 48, Cardinal Hayes 14

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 22, Msgr. Farrell 6

Holy Trinity 54, St. Dominic’s 0

JFK Catholic 32, Cardinal Spellman 22

St. John the Baptist 48, Mount St. Michael 14

Holy Cross 28, Xaverian 12

Iona Prep 63, Christ the King 20

Chaminade 45, St. Peter’s 14

Kellenberg 38, Fordham Prep 0

St. Francis Prep 18, Xavier 10

Week 4 Football Schedule

Friday, Oct. 1

Holy Cross at JFK Catholic, 7 p.m.

Cardinal Hayes at Msgr. Farrell, 7 p.m.

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

Christ the King at St. Francis Prep, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Cardinal Spellman at Nazareth, 2 p.m.

Xaverian at Mount St. Michael, 3 p.m.

Archbishop Stepinac at Iona Prep, 4 p.m.

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

Sunday, Oct. 3

St. Anthony’s at St. Peter’s, 1 p.m.

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

Kellenberg at Chaminade, 1:30 p.m.

Stepinac Graduate Malcolm Koonce Earns Job with Las Vegas Raiders

Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate Malcolm Koonce earned a spot on the 53-man roster with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Koonce was a third-round pick, 79th overall, of the Raiders in this year’s NFL Draft out of Buffalo.

At Buffalo, Koonce was a two-time, first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection. In six games as a  senior, the defensive end had 30 tackles and a team-high 6.5 tackles for a loss and five sacks. As a junior, he led the MAC with nine sacks.

At Archbishop Stepinac, Koonce had 58 tackles as a senior to earn second-team all-state honors and helped the Crusaders to an undefeated season and the 2015 Catholic school state championship.

Stepinac Graduate Trill Williams Earns Roster Spot with Dolphins

Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate Trill Williams earned a spot out of preseason on the Miami Dolphins 53-man roster.

The Dolphins open the 2021 season with the New England Patriots in Foxboro, Mass.,  Sept. 12.

In three preseason games with the Dolphins, Williams had six total tackles.

In three seasons at Syracuse University, the defensive back had 93 total tackles, 65 being solo; four interceptions, two coming against Clemson; three forced fumbles; and one fumble recovery. He scored three touchdowns, one each coming on an interception return, a punt return, and one off a blocked punt.

Williams, who was undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft, joined the Dolphins on May 17 after being waived by the New Orleans Saints.

Siegrist Preparing for Next Season

Maddy Siegrist is spending her summer improving a part of her game to give opposing defenses additional concerns when she steps on the floor with the Villanova University women’s basketball team during the 2021-2022 season.

“This summer I’m really focusing on my midrange game,” she told CNY during a lunch break at the Maddy Siegrist Girls Basketball Clinic at Poughkeepsie Day School in the Town of Poughkeepsie Aug. 16.

“I’m comfortable inside, I’m comfortable shooting the ball from three and getting those shots off. Just having the ball in my hands to create different shots is what I’m focused on.”

The Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate, who also played in the St. Martin de Porres CYO program in Poughkeepsie, already has been a handful for Villanova opponents.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Catholic New York or at www.cny.org

Photo by Chris Sheridan

Ice Bucket Challenge at Iona Prep

The captains of the Iona Prep varsity and junior varsity football teams participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to honor Iona Prep graduate Pat Quinn Aug. 20.

Quinn, a 2001 graduate of the school who died of ALS in November 2020, started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in August 2013. He challenged friends to do the same to raise money for ALS research to find a cure.

Pat Quinn’s father, Pat Quinn Sr., addressed the crowd at the event that also was attended by two of his son’s classmates at Iona Prep, Anthony Fava and Frankie Meade.

PHOTO CAPTION: Iona Prep varsity football coach Joe Spagnola gets dunked by Justin Joly and Jose Ruiz.

PHOTO COURTESY OF IONA PREP

Velazquez, Yankees Start Road Trip

Andrew Velazquez continues to live out his childhood dream as the New York Yankees open a nine-game road trip against the Braves in Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday before starting a pivotal four-game series in Oakland on Thursday.

The Fordham Prep graduate’s story continued Saturday when he hit his first career home run, leaving family and friends overcome with tears and emotions, during his team’s 7-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

“Get home as quick as I could so I could celebrate with the boys in the dugout,” Velazquez, who has the home run ball, said in sharing his thoughts as he rounded the bases during the postgame press conference.

Known for his defense and speed, the shortstop is hitting .242 with a home run, six RBI, eight runs scored and two stolen bases since joining the Yankees Aug. 9 in Kansas CIty when Gleyber Torres was placed on the injured list.

“Just playing really great for us–playing great on the field; running the bases, his athleticism shows up; and he’s given us good at bats,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who will be faced with a tough roster decision if third baseman Gio Urshela, who started his rehab assignment Sunday, returns from strained hamstring before New York travels west or seven games in Oakland and Anaheim.

Velazquez, who attended St. Francis Xavier School in the Bronx, said he’s forgetting the past and not thinking ahead each time he steps on the field. 

“When I get here, it’s about work,” said Velazquez, who stayed with his parents in the Bronx during the recent homestand. “The guys are so good at just prepping for the game and being loose in the clubhouse and in the dugout, but like about business, that I can’t help but fall in line.”

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES

Siegrist Holding Basketball Clinic

Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate and current Villanova University women’s basketball star Maddy Siegrist will be holding a one-day Maddy Siegrist Girls Basketball Clinic at Poughkeepsie Day School in the Town of Poughkeepsie on Monday. Aug. 16.

The clinic, sponsored by Edge Athletics, is for girls ages nine to 17.

Siegrist, a rising junior, was a college All-American as a sophomore after becoming the third player in Big East Conference history to lead the conference in scoring with 23.1 points per game and rebounding with 10.1 rebounds per game.

In her first two seasons at Villanova, Siegrist has collected 1,131 points, 512 rebounds and 105 three-point field goals. She became the fastest player to hit 1,000 career points at Villanova, reaching the milestone in 50 games.

Tuition for the clinic is $65 per player. Email info@edgeathletics.com,  visit www.edgeathletics.com/summerprograms or call (845) 202-EDGE to register.

PHOTO COURTESY OF VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

Fordham Prep Grad Joins Yankees

Fordham Prep graduate and infielder Andrew Velazquez was signed to a Major League contract by the New York Yankees and joined the team in Kansas City on Monday night.

Velazquez, 27, was 0 for 4 with a run scored, starting at shortstop, for the Yankees during an 8-6 win in 11 innings over the Royals.

The Bronx native replaced infielder Gleyber Torres on the roster. Torres was placed on the 10-day injured list before the game due to an injured left thumb.

Velazquez was hitting .283 with seven home runs and 43 RBI this season for the Yankees Class AAA affiliate in Scranton. He was signed by the Yankees in December after hitting .156 (15 for 96) with 17 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, three RBI, 12 walks and six stolen bases in 68 games over three seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays (2018-2019), Cleveland Indians (2019) and Baltimore Orioles (2020).

Velazquez, who also attended St. Francis Xavier School in the Bronx, earned a spot on the 2020 Orioles opening day roster and hit .159 with 11 runs scored, 10 walks, four stolen bases and three RBI in 40 games.

NYSPHSAA Holding State Tournaments

Robert Zayas, executive director for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, announced at the recent committee meeting that plans are in place for the NYSPHSAA to host state championship tournaments during the 2021-2022 school year.

State tournaments were cancelled for the spring 2020 and the 2020-2021 school year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Albertus Magnus, John S. Burke Catholic and Ursuline are Catholic schools in the archdiocese that compete in the NYSPHSAA.

Here are the dates and locations for the 2021 fall state championships:

Girls tennis, Sportime, Schenectady, Oct. 28-30B

Cheer, Arlington High School, LaGrange, Oct. 30

Girls team tennis, USTA National Tennis Center, Queens, Nov. 5

Cross country, Chenango, Valley State Park, Binghamton area, Nov. 13

Boys soccer, Middletown High School, Middletown, Nov. 13-14

Girls soccer, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, Nov. 13-14

Field hockey, Centereach High School, Long Island, Nov. 13-14

Girls swimming and diving, Ithaca College, Ithaca, Nov. 19-20

Boys volleyball, Capital Center, Albany, Nov. 20

GIrls volleyball, Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, Nov. 20-21

Football, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, Dec. 3-4