Athletic success sprinkled among Catholic high schools - Catholic Courier

Athletic success sprinkled among Catholic high schools

Plenty of team and individual athletic success was sprinkled among Catholic high schools in the diocese this spring. Among the noteworthy accomplishments:

  • Elmira Notre Dame’s Jon Leseur and Luke DeLuccia earned the Section 4 Class B boys’ tennis doubles championship. That duo won 6-4, 6-0 over Steve Yurenda and Andy Fox of Chenango Valley in the title match, leading the Crusaders to a second-place team finish among 12 schools.

  • McQuaid Jesuit golfers had an outstanding post-season, beginning with the Section 5 tournament that saw Alex Bourdelais finish fourth, Ben Kircher tie for sixth and Andrew Lane place ninth. All three qualified for the state tournament, where they helped Section 5 to a first-place finish as Lane and Kircher finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

  • McQuaid boys’ tennis reached the Section 5 Class A final on the strength of a 5-2 semifinal win over No. 3 Victor. The second-seeded Knights then fell 7-0 to top-seeded Brighton, finishing with a record of 15-4.

  • Hannah Brackley led the Elmira Notre Dame girls’ track team to a second-place finish at the Section 4 Class D championships. Brackley won the 400- and 200-meter runs, and was also part of the winning 1,600 relay for the Crusaders.

  • Additional sectional track champions, all in Section 5, were: Bishop Kearney boys — Quentin Gause (400), Jordan Gause (shot put) and the 400 relay in Class CC; BK girls — Nathena Brown (pentathlon) in Class CC; Aquinas Institute boys — Garrett Boehmer (pole vault), Joseph Howe (long jump) and Jamahl Pardner (pentathlon) in Class B; AQ girls — Kathryn Perry (discus) and the 400 relay in Class B; Our Lady of Mercy girls — Jaimi Miller (discus, shot put) in Class A.

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