Sports Round-Up Sept. 19

Former Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, football standout Dean Marlowe has begun his fifth season in the NFL. The Knights’ 2010 graduate is a safety on the Buffalo Bills. Last season, he appeared in nine games for the Bills and recorded 11 tackles.

Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, girls’ junior basketball guard Julianna Laguna has committed to play collegiate hoops at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. As a freshman at Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, Laguna earned a spot on The Tablet’s All-Star team and an honorable mention selection on the New York State Sportswriters Association’s All-State team.

Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, boys’ varsity basketball coach Anthony Olszewski joined “The Basketball Teacher” podcast to talk about what it takes to build a successful halfcourt defense and how he uses film to prepare his players for each game.

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With the potential return of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) fall sports in the next few weeks, read this statement from the organization about safety procedures in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic:

“CYO events will be operated with enhanced and strictly enforced health and safety guidelines and protocols. These protocols will be continually updated in accordance with guidelines from the CDC, local, state and diocesan officials. Dates on the start of each specific sport are pending additional guidelines from the CDC, local, state and diocesan officials.

The CYO will continue to step up our efforts, continuing to offer a level of play that is competitive but also enjoyable for families to exercise temperance and balance participation with a quality of family life. Our sport system will continue to include these important values: child-centered, affordable, focus on bringing Christ into practice and competition and teaching character through athletic participation.”