St. Raymond Up to No. 2

St. Raymond is ranked second in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA boys basketball poll.

St. Raymond has won 12 consecutive games and 17 of its last 18 after an 0-3 start to the season. The one loss in the 17-1 stretch was a 69-52 defeat at the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Long Island Lutheran, which ranked first in this week’s state poll.

St. Raymond hosts St. Francis on Feb. 5 and Iona Prep on Feb. 8.

Other archdiocese schools in the state rankings:

CLASS AA — 4-Cardinal Hayes, 21-Mount St. Michael

CLASS A — 8-All Hallows, 12-Fordham Prep. 13-Msgr. Farrell, 18-Xavier


Hayes’ Toussaint 1 of 7 Candidates for Mr. New York State Basketball

Cardinal Hayes High School’s Joe Toussaint is one of seven preliminary candidates for Mr. New York State Basketball, the Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced.

Toussaint has helped Cardinal Hayes to a 17-4 record and a No. 6 ranking in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA poll.

Isaiah Whitehead, Greg Paulus, Sebastian Telfair, Elton Brand, Stephon Marbury, John Wallace, Jamal Mashburn, Kenny Anderson and Malik Sealy are among the previous winners of the award.


St. Raymond Still Third in State Poll

St. Raymond is ranked third for a second consecutive week in the New York State Sportswriters Association’s Class AA boys basketball poll.

Long Island Lutheran is No. 1, followed by Brentwood.

Joining St. Raymond as CHSAA archdiocese schools in the state poll are Cardinal Hayes, Class AA, No. 7; Mount St. Michael, Class AA, No. 20; St. Peter’s, Class AA, No. 24; Fordham Prep, Class A, No. 9; Msgr. Farrell, Class A, No. 12; Xavier, Class A, No. 16; and Regis, Class B, No. 25.


Cardinal Hayes Wins Track Title

Cardinal Hayes High School captured the CHSAA NY/BQ boys championship at The Armory Track and Field Center in Manhattan on Sunday.

Cardinal Hayes finished with 31.5 points, followed by Iona Prep with 29.5 points.

Notre Dame Academy was the top archdiocese finisher in the girls division, taking third place with 26 points.

Individual winners from the archdiocese:


CHSAA NY/BQ — 300: Jahlahnee Watkins (Cardinal) Hayes) 34.58; 600: 1-Colin Hall (Regis) 1:23.28; 1000: 1-Christopher Paxis (Msgr. Farrell) 2:39.52; 1600: 1-Pedro Bravo (Iona Prep) 4:24.66; 3200: 1-Niall Ryan (Fordham Prep) 9:40.45; 800 relay: 1-Cardinal Hayes 1:31.27; 1600 relay:L St. Joseph by-the-Sea 3:30.66; 3200 relay: 1-Msgr. Farrell 8:18.08; Long jump: 1-Jahlahnee Watkins (Cardinal Hayes) 22-0; Shot: 1-Joseph Medina (Xavier) 46-7.

CHSAA NY — 55: 1-Nazir Hibbert (Stepinac) 6.64; 300: 1-Jahlahnee Watkins (Cardinal Hayes) 34.4; 400: 1-Rick Masters (St. Joseph by-the-Sea) 51.03; 800: 1-Pedro Bravo (Iona Prep) 1:59.2; 55 hurdles: 1-Chase Lombardo (Iona Prep) 8.08; 800 relay: 1-Cardinal Hayes 1:31.65;


CHSAA NY/BQ — 1500: 1-Giovanna Comerford (Notre Dame Academy) 4:54.20.