By: Raymond Costanzo ‘20
The varsity swimming and diving team performed well against St. Anthony’s last Wednesday. Despite losing by a mere 2 points, various members on the squad finished in the top three in their races, and secured state qualifying times. Following the narrow loss, the team did not lose sight of their goals, as they looked ahead to their upcoming meets.
On January 14, the varsity swimming and diving team completed the dual meet season with a win over a strong Xavier team. During the meet, the Flyers scored numerous first place finishes and many swimmers and divers achieved personal bests. Standout performances include times from Patrick Walsh ‘21, Kyle Cornish ‘20, and Brandan Coward ‘20.
Michael Constable ‘20 remarks, “Despite our two close losses, we are all looking forward to what should turn out to be a very exciting championship meet.”
The team, which holds an overall record of 6-2, is now focused on winning the league championship in February.
Last Friday, the Chaminade varsity basketball team matched up against the undefeated Holy Trinity Titans. The Flyers played competitively throughout the entirety of the game, taking the Titans into double overtime. Unfortunately, the team came up short, losing in a close matchup by a score of 86-80. After the game, the team remained confident, looking towards its next league match against the Kellenberg Firebirds.
On January 14, the varsity basketball team notched a road victory over the Kellenberg Firebirds by a score of 72-55. The Flyers had a 28-point first quarter led by a dominant backcourt of Joe Guterding ‘20, Matt Coletti ‘20, and Cooper Francis ‘21. Kieran Dorney ‘20 scored 9 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to put the Firebirds away.
The Flyers’ next bout is against St. Mary’s at home on Friday at 7:30pm.
The Varsity Bowling team took to Babylon Lanes on January 8 to match up against an eager St. John the Baptist squad. The team, which has not lost in its last 70 matches, has their sights set on hoisting the CHSAA Championship for a ninth successive season.
The Flyers’ Team A was able to squeak out a 3-pin win in game 1, while Team B struggled to find their footing. In game 2, the Cougars came out strong with some very impressive performances, allowing the Cougars to secure wins on both lanes. Heading into game 3, the dominant Flyers team was down 3-1 and facing a sizable pin difference. The team was able to outshoot St. John’s on both lanes, as the Crimson and Gold had one of their best games of the season. Unfortunately, though, the valiant effort was not enough. The team’s astonishing 70-match undefeated streak was snapped.
In the match, senior co-captain Marcus Alaimo ‘20 led all scorers with a 696 series. Co-captain Christian Freel ‘20 added on with his own 644 series. Aidan Kennedy ‘23 contributed 208 in game 1 of a 591 series.
The team is looking to regroup in its final 5 matches of the season before an anticipated rematch against St. John the Baptist.
This past weekend, the Chaminade Flyers were split squad as the top 8 grapplers went upstate to wrestle at the Eastern States Classic while the rest of the team wrestled at the Ed Solosky tournament at Kellenberg Memorial High School. Though the Eastern States Classic did not go as the team would have liked, the team performed well against Kellenberg.
On January 15, the wrestling team hosted Holy Trinity in a league competition. The strong varsity squad won in a convincing fashion by a score of 54-25. Team captain Davis Lucker ‘20 remarked, “After beating St. Anthony’s, St. John the Baptist, and Holy Trinity, we know our toughest competition of the season will be next Wednesday, January 22nd at Kellenberg Memorial High School. Both varsity and junior varsity lineups will be filled with matches at every weight class.” Discussing his coach’s stress on teamwork, Davis Luckner mentioned, “This idea from Coach Cole perfectly embodies our school’s motto, Fortes in Unitate.”
Before heading to Rye Playland to take on the Fordham Prep Rams, the Chaminade Flyers varsity hockey team had won five straight league matches. The team, which holds a record of 7-2, has been firing on all cylinders. So far this season, the team has only allowed 20 goals while scoring 34 of their own. The Flyers looked to keep the momentum it has built up this season with another league win.
Unfortunately, the Flyers came out flat in the game, conceding three goals. Though the Flyers were able to net one of their own, the team ultimately came up short losing 3-1. The team is looking ahead to their next matchup on Wednesday when they will travel to Xavier.
The team is motivated to maintain their first place spot by winning the rest of their regular season matches. “We have a good team this year and every game is important as we finish up the regular season,” said assistant captain Dylan Ray ‘20.