Iona Prep Grad Off to Final Four

Iona Prep graduate Ty Jerome is competing in the NCAA Final Four when he leads the University of Virginia men’s basketball team against Auburn University at 6:09 p.m. Saturday in Minneapolis.

CBS is televising the game.

Jerome played a role in leading the Virginia (33-3) to the national semifinals. In Saturday’s 80-75 overtime win over Purdue, he finished with 24 points, five rebounds and seven assists. Two days earlier in the 53-49 Sweet 16 victory over Oregon, he had 13 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals.

Jerome leads Virginia with 188 assists and 56 steals. He’s third on the team with his 13.3 points per game and four with his 4.0 rebounds per game.

 

Staten Island Hosting Final Four Event

CYO Staten Island is presenting Final Four Road to Victory on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the CYO Center at the Mount.

Attendees can watch the games and participate in bracket pools, raffles and contests for prizes.

CYO Staten Island is recognizing individuals at the event for their participation and contributions to CYO Staten Island. The recipients are Liam McGovern, a St. Charles eighth grader going to Msgr. Farrell High School in September; Michele Chahwan, a St. Joseph Hill Academy eighth grader; and Ron Markinson, a longtime coach at St. Ann.

Click here for more information.

 

Final State Basketball Polls

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its final high school state basketball polls for the 2018-2019 season.

Here is how schools in the archdiocese fared:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Class AA: 9-Stepinac, 10-Cardinal Hayes, 16-St. Raymond, 27-Mount St. Michael

Class A: 7-Msgr. Farrell, 13-Fordham Prep

Class B: 14-Regis

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Class AA: 7-Ursuline, 8-Msgr. Scanlan

Class A: 6-Cardinal Spellman, 13-Msgr. McClancy

Ulster CYO’s Spring Programs

CYO Ulster has announced its spring programs.

— The CYO Four-Fun Program will offer a different activity each day on April 15-18 at the Catholic Charities Community Center Gymnasium in Kingston. The program for children in grades three through eight will have indoor soccer, April 15; wiffleball, April 16; flag football, April 17; and kickball, April 18. Cost is $35 per child.

— Recreational volleyball for children in grades three through 12 will be offered on Wednesdays from May 1 through June 19 at the Catholic Charities Community Center Gymasium. Children will learn and play volleyball in a fun, non-competitive way. Cost is $35 per child.

— Boys and girls instructional lacrosse for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will be held on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Catholic Charities Community Center Gymnasium in Kingston and John A. Coleman High School in Hurley. No previous lacrosse experience is necessary. Cost is $35 per child.

Click here or call 845-340-9170, ext. 107, to learn more and register for these programs.

CYO Cheerleading Champions

Varsity Overall Cheer: Our Lady Star of the Sea

Debs Overall Cheer: St. Clare

Biddy Overall Cheer: St. Charles

Varsity: St. Joseph-St. Thomas and St. John Neumann

Debs Large: St. Clare

Debs Small: St. Patrick

Itty Bitty: Our Lady Star of the Sea

Biddy Small: Blessed Sacrament

Biddy Large: Our Lady Star of the Sea

PHOTO BY MARY DIBIASE BLAICH