CYO Bowling Starting April 10

Registration is still open for interested bowlers on Staten Island for the 2018 spring season.

The season begins April 10 at 4 p.m. at Rab’s Country Lanes on Staten Island.

The season runs for nine weeks and matches up bowlers from the Staten Island parishes. The divisions are K-2, grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8 and high school.

Cost is $120 per bowler in K-8 and $130 for high school bowlers.

Click here to register and learn more about the league.

 

Cluess Receives Extension at Iona

Iona College men’s basketball coach Tim Cluess received a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the college in New Rochelle through the 2024-2025 season.

“The support the Iona College community, alumni and all of Gael Nation shows our program year in and year out makes Iona a special place for the coaching staff, myself and my family,” said Cluess in a press release. “Additionally, the continued support shown by President (Joseph) Nyre, (Athletic Director) Rick Cole and our entire administration continues to push our program to reach new heights. I look forward to adding to the legacy and further growth of Iona basketball.”

Cluess has coached the Gaels to the NCAA tournament in each of the last three seasons, joining Gonzaga and South Dakota State as the only mid-major programs to compete in the last three NCAA tournaments.

Iona has won at least 20 games and competed in a national postseason tournament in each of Cluess’ eight seasons. His 182 wins and .664 winning percentage give Iona the highest win total and winning percentage of the 23 NCAA Division I programs in the New York Metropolitan area.

PHOTO COURTESY OF IONA COLLEGE

 

CHSAA Baseball Season Arrives

Weather permitting, there are three baseball games scheduled for today, including one matching 1-0 clubs expected to do well this season.

Archbishop Stepinac hosts St. Raymond at 4 p.m. Stepinac beat Cardinal Hayes, 7-1, on Thursday and St. Raymond was a 6-2 winner over Salesian on Thursday.

All Hallows meets St. Joseph by-the-Sea in the Bronx at 4 p.m. All Hallows is coming off convincing wins over Bronx rivals Cardinal Spellman and Mount St. Michael on Wednesday.

Kennedy Catholic (1-0) travels to Brooklyn to oppose Xavier in its season opener at 4:30 p.m. Kennedy Catholic is coming off a 15-3 season in the CHSAA AA standings.

Marist Community Welcomes Dunne

John Dunne was introduced as men’s basketball coach to the Marist College community at the McCann Arena in Poughkeepsie on Thursday.

Dunne was named the 12th head coach in program history on Tuesday.

“This is a great opportunity for myself and my family,” said Dunne in a press release. “We’re excited to join the Marist and Hudson River Valley communities. Having been in the MAAC for the past 12 years, I’ve been impressed by the tremendous support this program has received. We’re excited for what this job has the potential to become.”

Dunne coached 12 seasons at St. Peter’s, coaching the Peacocks to 2011 MAAC Tournament championship, 2011 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 CollegeInsider.com championship. Prior to St. Peter’s, he served as an assistant coach at Siena College, Manhattan College, Seton Hall University, Wilkes University (Pa.) and Adelphi University.

Dunne, a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, played collegiately at Ithaca College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ithaca and a master’s degree in sports management from East Stroudsburg University (Pa.).

 

CYO Invitational Coming Saturday

The CYO Track and Field Invitational will be Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Staten Island.

Registration and warmups will begin at 9 a.m. This is the final CYO winter indoor meet of the 2017-2018 season.

Registration is open for 2018 outdoor spring season.

Click here for information on Saturday’s meet and to register for the outdoor season.

 

 

Nets Holding CYO Basketball Clinics

CYO New York and the Brooklyn Nets are teaming up to bring the Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy’s Sunday CYO Clinics this spring to La Salle Academy and the Kennedy Center, both in Manhattan.

The Kennedy Center sessions will be held April 22 and 29, May 6 and 13, and June 3. The La Salle Academy sessions are April 22 and 29, and May 6, 13 and 20. The academy is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8.

The cost is $70 for all five sessions and includes clinic instruction by Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy staff, a Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy jersey and a ticket to a Brooklyn Nets game in the 2018-2019 season.

Click here to learn more and register.

 

Rusty Staub Passes Away, Known For Being A Mets Legend, Charity Work

Rusty Staub died earlier today in a Florida hospital.

In New York, he was a hero on the field for his play with the New York Mets and off the field for his charity work. The Rusty Staub Foundation raised nearly $20 million and his work with the foundation and Catholic Charities served one million meals annually to those starving people in New York.

Staub was twice honored at CYO New York dinners for his work, becoming the first winner of the two separate CYO awards at the dinner.

Click here to read what he said at the 2016 CYO Dinner about his faith, which came months after he suffered a heart attack on a flight from Ireland to New York.