La Salle Takes Over No. 1

La Salle Academy in Manhattan is this week’s No. 1 Class B boys basketball team in the state poll compiled by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

La Salle captured the state federation championship in 2017 (photo above).

Three archdiocese schools received a ranking in Class AA — Cardinal Hayes at No. 6, Iona Prep at No. 13 and Archbishop Stepinac at No. 16.

Click here to see the complete rankings.


Football Senior Game Coming Sunday

The Senior Bowl Game for the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale.

No ticket is required to watch the game.

The day begins with a Communion Awards Breakfast, which follows a 9:30 a.m. Mass at Kellenberg. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are not available at the door.


St. Peter’s Claims Soccer Title

Dave Rocco scored two goals, including the game-winner with 12 minutes remaining, as St. Peter’s Boys High School tipped John F. Kennedy Catholic, 3-2, for the CHSAA City A boys soccer championship at SUNY Maritime on Sunday.

St. Peter’s, which won its first City Championship in 11 years, rallied from a 2-1 deficit, playing a man down for the final 30 minutes. Mike Giannino scored the tying goal on a penalty kick and assisted on Rocco’s two goals.

Guiseppe Antonacci made 10 saves for the Eagles, who finished the season at 17-2-3 overall and 14-0-3 against CHSAA opponents.

“This team is special,’’ said St. Peter’s co-coach Christina Monzi-Sanger. “They came together so well as a unit and they wanted this more than anything.’’

Garay Finishes Strong

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School graduate Gavin Garay finished with three hits in his final two games to raise his average to .246 for the Kingsport Mets, the Appalachian Rookie League affiliate of the New York Mets.

Garay, 20, added five doubles, three homers and 13 RBI in 36 games.


Padilla Fires 2 Shutout Innings

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Nicholas Padilla threw a shutout inning of relief against Aberdeen on Sept. 7 and Staten Island on Sept. 10 for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the New York-Penn League Class A short-season affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Padilla is 3-2 with a 2.38 earned run average this season, allowing nine earned runs and striking out 29 in 34 innings.

The Renegades play a deciding Game 3 of a semifinal playoff series on Tuesday at Staten Island.