Sports Round-Up Jan. 15

The Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst, varsity basketball team recently visited Philadelphia for a tournament. While there, the team posed near the iconic “Rocky” statue.

Two of the St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, varsity competitive cheerleading teams have been selected to compete at the National High School Cheerleading Championship, one of the nation’s most prestigious cheerleading competitions. The event is set to take place Feb. 11-13 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The teams are seeking donations to help fund the trip. Donors who give $100 or more will have their name or business name printed on the Terriers’ Nationals T-shirt. Contact Danielle Federico or Rosemarie Tombolo at with any questions. Donations can also be sent through Venmo to “SFPAthletics6100.”

On Jan. 5, St. John’s University, Jamaica, junior men’s basketball standout Julian Champagnie joined elite college basketball company. On a day that was also legendary St. John’s coach Lou Carnesecca’s 97th birthday, the 20-year-old graduate of Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene, scored 35 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, blocked three shots, and made four 3-pointers in a win over DePaul University.

The Red Storm team captain joins a pair of second-overall NBA Draft picks – Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley – as the only three players in major conference college basketball within the last 25 years to have a single game with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks, and three made 3-pointers.

Several records fell at the 67th annual Bishop Loughlin Games, held Dec. 18-19 at Ocean Breeze Sports Complex on Staten Island.

Junior Wesley Noble Jr. of Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene, ran a U.S. No. 1 time of 1:22.5 in the 600-meter race en route to taking home MVP honors and setting a new school record.

The school’s boys’ 4×400-meter relay team carried on the tradition of the late Ed Bowes by turning in a New York State No. 1 time of 3:25.39. The relay team was made up of Noble Jr., junior N’Namdi Porter, junior Jelani Johnson, and freshman Rashaun Euche.