Sports Round-Up Feb. 16

(Photo courtesy Dewey Hopkins)

Two GCHSAA ‘A’ Division hoops rivals came together on Feb. 6 to champion the same cause.

The junior varsity and varsity girls’ basketball teams from Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, and Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge, squared off in Queens for a Dig Pink game to support breast cancer research.

All four teams wore special pink uniforms, and all proceeds benefit the Hands of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

GCHSAA varsity swim teams competed in the ‘A’ Division championships Feb. 2-3 at the Eisenhower Park Aquatics Center, East Meadow, L.I.

Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, took home the first-place title with 690 pts., while Fontbonne Hall Academy and Xaverian H.S., both Bay Ridge, finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

In addition to hosting the ‘A’ Division championships, the GCHSAA recognized the first-ever class of All-League swimming student-athletes. The following diocesan swimmers earned the inaugural honor:

 ‘A’ Division

Bridget Montgomery, Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood

Gabrielle Venegas Delval, Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bay Ridge

(Photo courtesy Denise Hillig)

‘B’ Division

Katie Sjolander, Michaela Moore and Molly Finn, Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge

Lauren Lynch and Debra Mecir, Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst

Samantha Cassata, St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope

Olivia Franki, Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst

Jennifer Luna, St. Agnes H.S., College Point

The GCHSAA’s cheerleading competition season wrapped up recently, with several diocesan high schools turning in impressive performances.

Fresh off a second-place finish in the Brooklyn/Queens small varsity regional cheerleading competition, The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA), Jamaica Estates, placed third among small varsity programs in the state championship competition, held Feb. 2 at Hofstra University, Hempstead, L.I.

At the archdiocesan regional competition held Jan. 20 at the College of Staten Island, St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, took home first place in the large junior varsity division. Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, and Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, finished second and third, respectively, among small junior varsity programs.

In the archdiocesan competition’s small varsity division, St. Agnes H.S., College Point, turned in the top performance, while TMLA came in as the runner-up.

(Photo courtesy The Mary Louis Academy)