Back on Track

       Friday night was a rematch of last year's championship game, featuring the St.Raymond Ravens and the Christ the King Royals.The Royals still had the bitter taste of Wednesday loss, and were eager for the sweet taste of victory again. Coach Henry's squad was whole again with the return of Adonis Evangelista and Tristan Mercano, and their return was felt. 

         Christ the King was focused early, jumping out to a 21-13 1st quarter lead. Thanks in large to the " Dynamic Duo" , the backcourt that seems to be clicking. Felipe Lopez with 10 points and Justin Terry with 6 points in the opening quarter. In the 2nd quarter, Erich Naumann started to heat up with two 3's, but that was just the beginning of Erich's impressive night. The


Alvarado/CK run Hayes out of the building

By: Maurice Wingate

MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY – Sometimes it’s just one of those days when the basketball rim is the size of the Atlantic Ocean and everything you throw up goes in. Friday was that day for Jose Alvarado ‘17 when Christ the King hosted Cardinal Hayes. Netting 20 points in the first half alone, the Royals senior point guard led CK to an impressive 75 -63 win.

“I think I got my swagger back,” sang Alvarado with a smile. “I don’t know, I just felt it,” he added.

Royals head coach Joe Arbitello concurred saying, “[Alvarado] was efficient. He only took 16 shots today.”

Alvarado admitted that the season has been rollercoaster as he leads a very inexperienced 10 - 6 team.


Power, passion and personality drive Arizona Wildcats freshmen Rawle Alkins

By: Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star

Rawle Alkins’ exterior exudes toughness.

The Arizona Wildcats freshman wing has a strong 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame. He’s a powerful, fearless driver to the basket. A five-star talent bred in New York and its competitive Catholic league.

Sometimes all that gets him into trouble.

Not the street kind of trouble, though.

Alkins, who has become the Wildcats’ second-leading scorer halfway through his first college season, grew up comfortably in the working-class Canarsie neighborhood of southeast Brooklyn.

There were problems and temptations, but no worse than many comparable suburban areas around the country.

“I wouldn’t consider it bad,” Alkins said. “If


Royals get big win, Mackey gets 400

by Elio Velez on Sun, Jan 8, 2017 2:40 PM — @eliovelez 

Christ the King coach Bob Mackey confidently believed putting together a strenuous early season schedule would test the mettle of his young girls basketball team. 

As the season has progressed, the learning curve for Christ the King has continued to grow to the point where the hosts put together a significant win on Sunday afternoon. Brandy Thomas scored a game-high 16 points as the Lady Royals earned a 51-43 victory over defending PSAL Class AA champions South Shore at the Apparel Challenge held in Middle Village. 

Klarke Sconiers added 7 points with 10 rebounds for Christ the King, who improved to 8-3 overall this season and ranked No. 2 in New York City by News 12 Varsity.


Men's JV wins holiday tournament, starts season 3-0

On Sunday, the men's JV Royals beat Regis in the finals of the Tony Iurliili Thanksgiving Tournament. The win, a 50-26 victory for CK, was their third win in three days, all against impressive CHSAA competitors. 

This was the 5th championship win in the tournament for CK since the tournaments inception nine seasons ago. 

Tavin Pierre-Phillipe, CK's starting point guard, earned MVP honors for his efforts over the weekend, which included a 31 point, 10 rebound performance over Cardinal Hayes in the semi-finals.

Congrats to the Royals.


CK Women Soccer Win NYC Once Again

The Lady Royal soccer team has won its 6th consecutive Brooklyn/Queens Division 1 title and its second New York City Title after beating Kennedy Catholic by a score of 2-1 at College Point Soccer Park on November 2nd. 

The young team has shown resilience this season after an 0-3 start of the season and is currently on a 5 game winning streak after beating TMLA for the Brooklyn/Queens title and Kennedy Catholic for the city.

Next: Christ the King will play Sacred Heart from Long Island in the New York State Semi Finals at Aviator Field in Broolyn on November 6th at 3:30PM.


NYCHSFL Players of the Week: Siddiq Muhammad

By: Matt Diano

Siddiq Muhammad (Sr.); RB – Christ the King Royals

As the immensely gifted halfback [Lacks] preceding him is just beginning his legendary scholastic career, Royals senior, Siddiq Muhammad, is beginning to take sight of the finish line and he is sprinting towards it as fast as he can….And in his case, we emphasize FAST !!!!

Exceeding 100-yards only once as a junior, the 5’10, 215-pound Adonis has accomplished the feat five times in seven games in his swan song….Included in this scrapbook of dynamic senior performances was his effort last Saturday night when he ran for 143 yards (second best single game total in his career) and two


Christ the King bounces back to defeat Fordham Prep

by Elio Velez on Sat, Oct 29, 2016 10:38 PM

 Muhammad could have ignored the bad memories associated with Christ the King’s first loss of the CHSFL season last week in a 26-13 St. John the Baptist victory.

Everything that could go wrong mentally and physically occurred on that rainy swept day last weekend in West Islip. Yet the miscues and mental mistakes were issues Christ the King fought to overcome and end the regular season on a high note. 

Muhammad rushed for two touchdowns as the speed and physicality Christ the King displayed Saturday night helped the visitors earn a 41-7 victory over Fordham Prep in a CHSFL Class AA league game held at Fordham University’s Coffey Field. 

“We talked about it. Coaches kept


Boys Soccer Playoffs Announced

The CHSAA has announced the matchups for this years Boys Soccer Playoffs. All matches will begin at 3:00PM


Wednesday, October 26th


NY #6 Iona Prep (Dark) at BQ #3 St. Francis Prep (White)

NY #5 Xavier (Dark) at BQ #4 Christ the King (White)

BQ #5 Xaverian (Dark) at NY #4 Msgr. Farrell (White)



Tuesday, October 25th 


NY #6 Iona Prep (Dark) at BQ #3 Xaverian (White)

NY #5 Msgr. Farrell (Dark) at BQ #4 Holy Cross (White)

BQ #5 Christ the King (Dark) at NY #4 Xavier (White)


Best of luck to the Roysla!


Royals visit with former Varsity Standouts

On Saturday September 3rd, Manhattanville College hosted John Jay College in a women's volleyball match. The current Lady Royals were there to watch former players Kim Rodruigez CK 2016 and now a starting freshman at John Jay and Kerry Mackey CK 2014 and now a junior and  starting middle at Manhattanville. At one point in the contest 9 former CHSAA players were on the floor.

Manhattanville won the match 3-0. The young Royals got a chance to meet with both former captains after the match.

Artie Cox

Coach Cox has twenty-five years of coaching experience in the CHSAA. Coach Cox will be entering his 20th season as a member of Christ the King RHS. Coach Cox’s achievements include:

1.    6 JV City Championships

2.    14 JV City Championship appearances

3.    7 Consecutive JV City Championship appearances

4.    6 City Titles as a varsity assistant

5.    14 City Title appearances as a varsity assistant

6.    Coached 9 NBA players

7.    Over 400 career victories

8.    Helped 100+ players achieve college scholarships


Coach Cox’s extensive contacts throughout college basketball have helped the Royals in securing scholarships for their players. In addition to his duties as the JV coach, Artie Cox also serves as a varsity assistant to head Coach Joe Arbitello.

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2014 Bryler Paige Baruch College NY Basketball
2013 Isaiah Cosbert The College of Sa... NY Basketball
2013 Jordan Fuchs Indiana Universit... IN Football
2013 Jon Severe Iona College NY Basketball
2013 Malik Harmon Saint Francis Uni... PA Basketball
2013 James Coleman Buffalo NY Football
2012 Omar Calhoun University of Con... CT Basketball
2012 Rayne Connell University of Pen... PA Basketball
2012 Peyton Attel... Howard University DC Soccer
2012 Lauren Nuss Adelphi University NY Basketball
2011 Corey Edwards George Mason Univ... VA Basketball
2011 Terrel Hunt Syracuse University NY Football
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2011 Chris Ortiz Kent State Univer... OH Basketball
2010 Ariel Edwards Penn State PA Basketball
2010 Kareem Thomas College of Saint ... NY Basketball
2010 Roland Brown Binghamton Univer... NY Basketball
2010 Domynikas Milka College of Saint ... NY Basketball
2010 Maurice Barrow Fairfield University CT Basketball
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2003 Toni Horvath Iona College NY Basketball
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2001 Clare Droesch Boston College MA Basketball
2000 Omar Cook St. John's Univer... NY Basketball
2000 Will Poole University of Sou... CA Football
1998 Sue Bird University of Con... CT Basketball
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1997 Erick Barkley St. John's Univer... NY Basketball
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1995 Chamique Hol... University of Ten... TN Basketball
1990 Derrick Phelps University of Nor... NC Basketball
1990 Derrick Phelps University of Nor... NC Basketball
1990 Khalid Reeves University of Ari... AZ Basketball
1986 Jayson Williams St. John's Univer... NY Basketball
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