Cosgrove Starting for Tri-City

Msgr. Farrell High School graduate Tom Cosgrove is now in the starting rotation for the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Class A full-season affiliate of the San Diego Padres in the Northwest League.

Cosgrove, who pitched for three years at Manhattan College before being drafted by the Padres in June, allowed two earned runs on three hits in 4 2/3 innings on Aug. 12. In his previous outing on Aug. 6, he surrendered two earned runs and struck out five in 4 1/3 innings.

Cosgrove is 0-3 with a 4.97 earned run average since joining Tri-City in early July.


Cathedral Students Excel at Nationals

Arianna Dumeng, Eliana Rodriguez and Sharon Villacres just returned from the BEF Junior National 9-Ball Championship in Las Vegas where they represented the Cathedral High School Billiard Club.

Rodriguez, who won the Brendan Crockett Character (Sportsmanship) Award, placed in the top 12, and Villacres finished in the top 20. Dumeng was eliminated by losing a match to each of her teammates.

All three received medals for making the tournament honor roll for having a 3.5 or higher grade point average.



2 Archdiocese High School Graduates in NFL Camps Battling for Jobs

Caraun Reid and Chris Manhertz, graduates of archdiocese high schools, are among the players battling for jobs with the first full weekend of NFL preseason action set to begin.

Reid, a graduate of Mount St. Michael Academy, is third on the depth chart for defensive tackles in camp with the Los Angeles Chargers. Reid, who played collegiately at Princeton, is entering his fourth NFL season and second full season with the Chargers after being picked up by the Chargers in the 2016 preseason following his release from the Detroit Lions.

Reid, 25, finished 2016 with five tackles and one sack in seven games.

Manhertz, a Cardinal Spellman graduate who never played collegiate football, played collegiate basketball at Canisius College in Buffalo. He is third on the Carolina Panthers depth chart for tight ends behind veterans Greg Olsen and Ed Dickson.

Manhertz caught one pass for 10 yards in four games in 2016 after being claimed off waivers from the New Orleans Saints. The 25 year old started two of three games for the Saints in 2016 before being released.

Tough Outing for Spellman Graduate

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Nicholas Padilla surrendered four earned runs in a third of an inning for the Hudson Valley Renegades in a 10-5 New York-Penn League loss to the State College Spikes on Aug. 8.

The Renegades are the Class A short-season baseball affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Padilla was making his first appearance since July 20 and had given up only two earned runs in 26 innings this season prior to Aug. 8. His earned run average went from 0.69 to 2.05.


Yankees Honor Manhattan Student

Corporal Nicholas Jurek, a Manhattan College student who completed two tours of Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps, was honored when the Yankees hosted the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 1.

Jurek and his family were honored on the field behind home plate during the seventh-inning stretch for Jurek’s service. The Yankees honor a veteran during the seventh-inning stretch of each home game in association with the Wounded Warrior Project Foundation.

Jurek, who is expected next to graduate next May, is studying nuclear medicine technology at Manhattan.

CYO Releases XC Schedule

CYO New York released its schedule of nine meets for the 2017 season.

All of the meets are at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, including the Upstate Championships on Oct. 28 and the Archdiocese Championships on Nov. 4. The season opens with the CYO Endless Summer meet on Sept. 16.

The course lengths are 400 meters for kindergarten through second grade, 1,500 meters for grades 3-5 and 2,000 meters for grades 6-8.

Click here to see the complete schedule.