Jones Captures 2 State Titles

Our Lady of Lourdes High School junior Jaheim Jones won two public high school championships and placed second in two events at federations to lead Catholic high school athletes from the archdiocese at the state track and field championships hosted by Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Jones won public high school Division 2 titles in the 100-meter dash, 10.71 seconds, and 200, 21.78. He was second at federations in the 100, 10.57 seconds, and 200, 21.51.

Msgr. Farrell’s Charles Crispi was third in the pole vault at federations, clearing 15 feet, 3 inches. Crispi was the federation indoor state champion in the event earlier this year.

The Cardinal Hayes 400 relay team of Elijah Jones, Jose Franco, Sanjay Parilall and Jahlahnee Watkins was third in 42.54 seconds. Jones also was third in the 200, 21.72 seconds.

Ursuline’s Lily Flynn led the girls, placing third in the 1,500 with a time of 4:27.80. Lourdes’ Caroline Timm was the first Division 2 runner to finish, placing fourth overall in 4:28.41.


Iona Prep Falls in Final

Iona Prep suffered a 5-0 loss to Xaverian in the CHSAA Class AA city championship baseball game at St. John’s University June 8.

A day earlier, the Gaels recorded a 1-0 victory over Xaverian to force a playback game in the double-elimination tournament.

Iona Prep was attempting to win its second championship in three years.


St. Catharine Falls in City Title Game

St. Catharine Academy suffered a 14-3 loss to St. Edmund in the CHSAA Class A city softball championship on Wednesday.

Sophomores Shaniah Alago, Jaclyn Sanchez and Ciaran Iglesias all had hits as St. Catharine rallied for three runs to tie the game at 3-3.

St. Catharine finished the season at 16-6 overall.

“This year, we came together as a team and played great. Even when we lost, we did so as a team. We teach our players that the team comes first. Even through we graduated five seniors, we will still have talent returning and hope to have a competitive team again next season,” said St. Catharine coach Carlos Iglesias.

The Huskies reached the city championship game by beating Manhattan champion St. Vincent Ferrer, 6-5. Destiny Sanchez delivered the winning RBI hit.

St. Catharine won the Archdiocesan Championship with a 16-2 win over Msgr. Scanlan. Freshman Ciaran Iglesias was the winning pitcher.

Iona Prep Advances to Final

Iona Prep defeated Regis, 5-1, at Fordham University on Wednesday to advance to the CHSAA Class A city championship game at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Fordham against Xaverian.

If Iona Prep wins, the two teams play again at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s University for the championship. If Xaverian wins tonight, it will be city champions.

Iona Prep last won this tournament in 2016.


Iona Prep Grad Drafted by Pirates

Brad Case, a graduate of Iona Prep, was drafted Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 17th round, becoming the first graduate of an archdiocese Catholic high school to be selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

Case, the 504th pick overall in the draft, had a 5-6 record with a 3.46 earned run average in 2018 for Rollins College in Florida. In 96.1 innings, he allowed 37 earned runs on 106 hits and struck out 74.


Iona Prep, Regis to Compete for Spot in Baseball Championship Final

Iona Prep and Regis are competing at 7 tonight at Fordham University for a berth in the CHSAA Class AA city baseball championship game.

Iona Prep, which won the 2016 city championship, needed nine innings to eliminate St. Raymond, 2-1, on Tuesday, and Regis is coming off a 3-2 loss to Xaverian in the winners’ bracket final on Monday.

Xaverian awaits tonight’s winner for a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday at Fordham. If Iona Prep or Regis win, a deciding game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s University.