High-SchoolNew-York: Cardozo

N.Y. Week 8 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 30, 2012
5/30/12
5:55
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After games on Saturday, May 26

Poly Prep's season ended like just about everyone predicted — with another state title. The Blue Devils rode Andrew Zapata's one-hitter to secure a 4-2 victory against Fieldston and hoist another NYSAISAA crown. With Zapata and several other starters returning next year, a three-peat could be in store.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Grand Street Campus (Brooklyn) 17-1 (1)
Wolves easily took care of Environmental Studies and Taft to open the playoffs. Next up: James Monroe.

2. Tottenville (Staten Island) 22-3 (2)
Pirates take on a tough John Adams squad in PSAL Class A quarterfinals on Tuesday.

3. Cardozo (Queens) 23-2 (3)
Judges defeated Murry Bergtraum and Newtown by a combined score of 19-2. Next up: Telecommunications.

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N.Y. Week 7 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 22, 2012
5/22/12
4:56
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After games on Saturday, May 19

The playoffs get started this week and some teams enter on a hot streak (Grand Street Campus, Cardozo) while others stumbled into the postseason (St. Joseph-by-the-Sea, George Washington). What effect this has on their playoff performance remains to be seen.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Grand Street Campus (Brooklyn) 15-1 (1)
Heads into PSAL Class A playoffs on hot streak and led by Ernesto Lopez, who led the league with 26 RBIs, five HRs and a .610 batting average.

2. Tottenville (Staten Island) 22-3 (2)
Won 28th straight PSAL Staten Island A division crown and open playoffs Wednesday against Riverdale or Kingsbridge.

3. Cardozo (Queens) 21-2 (8)
Judges won two more games to sweep competition in Queens A East and earn top seed in PSAL Class A playoffs.

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N.Y. Week 1 POWERADE baseball rankings

April, 11, 2012
4/11/12
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After games on Saturday, April 7

George Washington started off strong, going unbeaten in its first 10 games until an 0-3 showing at the loaded NHSI tournament in North Carolina. It didn't help that star senior Fernelys Sanchez broke his leg just before the tournament, forcing him off the field for the next 4-6 weeks.

In the meantime, the likes of Poly Prep (2-1 and No. 42 in the POWERADE FAB 50 behind junior ace Andrew Zapata) and Cardozo (4-0, including a win against GW) have risen to the top of the first New York rankings.

Here are this week's rankings (preseason rankings in parentheses):

1. Poly Prep (Brooklyn) 2-1 (2)
Blue Devils had allowed just one run through 14 innings behind junior pitchers Andrew Zapata and Phil Maldari before falling to Delbarton (N.J.).

2. Cardozo (Queens) 4-0 (NR)
Connor Doyle ripped a triple to begin a rally and pitched three innings of relief to seal the Judges' 5-4 win against George Washington.

3. George Washington (New York) 12-4-1 (1)
Trojans have struggled some as they await the return of Fernelys Sanchez from a broken foot.

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Lots of movement in Week 6 NY hoops rankings

January, 18, 2012
1/18/12
3:00
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After games of Tuesday, Jan. 17

It proved to be a tough week for many New York teams. Just days after Isaiah Whitehead proclaimed his team the best in NYC following a win against Boys & Girls, Lincoln lost its first league game to Jefferson, leading Railsplitter coach Dwayne "Tiny" Morton to call his star guard "soft."

Jamesville-DeWitt lost to nationally ranked Milton (Ga.) by 41 points. Christ the King followed up a third-place showing over the weekend at the Bass Pro Tournament in Missouri with a 38-point loss to Mater Dei (Calif.) during Monday's Hoophall Classic in Massachusetts. Aquinas Institute fell just short of upsetting nationally ranked Chester (Pa.). And St. Raymond has now lost three straight games, dropping the Ravens out of this week's rankings.

After all the dust settled, Mount Vernon emerged unblemished, winning four games to move to 29th in the latest POWERADE FAB 50.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Mount Vernon (St. Ursula) 9-1 (1)
Knights capped a 4-0 week with a win against Cardozo. Next up is a test at the Montverde Invitational in Florida on Jan. 26.

2. Lincoln (Brooklyn) 15-3 (2)
The Railsplitters looked impressive in a Saturday win against No. 4 Boys & Girls before being stunned by Jefferson in league play on Tuesday.

3. Cardinal Hayes (Bronx) 14-1 (7)
The Cardinals showed they are for real by downing previously ranked St. Raymond behind Jalen Jenkins' 22 points.

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