CK Beats #8 Paul VI

Jim Haley USA Today

FAIRFAX, Va. — Christ the King 5-10 senior guard Brandy Thomas wasn’t the obvious choice for the inbound pass. With her team trailing 45-43 with 43 seconds to play Friday in the Art Turner Tipoff Classic, the likely target would have been 6-4 sophomore post Natalija Marshall.

Somehow, Thomas squeezed her way into the lane, took the inbound pass from Kealynn Satterfield and made a layup and an ensuing free throw to lift the unranked Royals to a 46-45 defeat of No. 8 Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.).

“That’s our secret play,” said Thomas, who led Christ the King with 11 points. “Everybody shifts over and I act like I’m playing safety and then you come back for the layup. They caught us on it and


The Dawn of a New Season

     Tonight, was the dawn of the 2017 - 18 Christ The King Varsity B season. With the additions of many juniors from last year's JV City Champions, you can understand why coach Henry is excited about this year's roster. The opponent was Grover Cleveland HS, and last year's results weren't good. Grover Cleveland beat the Royals in a double - digit route. So tonight, would be a good test for this new squad. 68 - 02 Metropolitan avenue was the location.

       The first quarter, the Royals started in a sluggish way. It was the dawn of the season, so maybe the players were still waking up. The Royals were without starting center Adonis Evangelista at tip off, due to academic commitments. Grover Cleveland broke out to a 14 - 8 first quarter lead,


Basketball Tryouts

Basketball Tryouts Schedule:

Saturday, November 4th

Boys Freshmen, 6:30 - 9:00am

Girls JV, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Girls Varsity, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Boys Varsity, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Boys JV, 6:00 - 8:00pm

*Please arrive 30 minutes early.

If you do not have an updated medical on file in the Nurse's office by Friday, November 3rd, you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRY OUT. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Good Luck to all the student athletes this weekend. Read more >>

Christ the King Football Looks To Bounce Back After 0-2 Start

By Jacob Schneider

After falling to 0-2 to start the season, Christ the King High School’s football program is looking to rebound and make a name for itself this season, its first playing at the AAA level in the Catholic High School Football League.

The Royals have sent out a young roster every week against stiffer competition than they’ve been accustomed to in previous years. The team has just four seniors this year on a 30-man roster, so it is forced to start underclassmen at most positions.

“We have the talent, it’s competing that’s the issue, moving up from AA to AAA,” said ninth-year head coach Jason Brown. “It’s an experiment and we want to see how well we can handle the competition.”


CK Fortifies With Talented Underclassmen

By: Maurice Wingate

This season it looks like the Christ the King is going all out. Already loaded with talent, the Royals add depth with 6’10” Moussa Cissa ‘21 and 6’3” Quaran McPherson ‘20. got a chance to see them play during the iS8/Nike Fall Tip-Off Classic while playing with the NY Rens and spoke to their coach about the two prospects.

“[Cissa] is a phenomenal athlete,” said Artie Cox who in addition to being the Rens head coach is also an assistant coach at Christ the King. “I saw him around January when he first came over [from Guinea]. I couldn’t believe he was in the eighth grade and 14 years old.”

Cox said that the freshman’s timing is


NYC Forward Makes Her College Choice

Mike Libert | Staff

One of the more unsung and underrated talents throughout the summer AAU months was 5'9" guard Brandy Thomas (Christ the King '18).

Starting with the NYC Heat and then finishing up in July with New Heights, Thomas looked more comfortable with the ball in her hands, continuously used her strength to push her way to the basket, while also becoming a strong shooter from long range.

Her importance to Christ the King is huge as well as she embraced the role as veteran leader last season as a junior, and now looks entrenched as one of the Royals top scorers going into her senior season, one that she hopes will end with a CHSAA City Championship.

College wise things were beginning to pick up as of late for


NYC Forward Turns A Negative Into A Positive

Mike Libert | Staff

It was a difficult summer for 6'2" forward Klarke Sconiers (Christ the King '19) as one of New York's premier talents was forced to the sidelines for 3 months due to a sprained MCL and a deep bone bruise in her knee.

All she could do was sit on the bench and be the best teammate she could possibly be for her Exodus EYBL 15u teammates, but at the end of the day looking back now Sconiers wonders if the injury may be the best thing that could've happened to her as she has a new appreciation for the game, and a stronger desire to be the best player she can be.

The injury happened on June 10th, and while Sconiers said she wasn't sure right away that it would cost her the rest of her summer,


CK Women Soccer get ready to defend their NYC Once Again

The Lady Royals women soccer team will start their quest to defend their New York City title on Wednesday when they play against St. Joseph Hill of Staten Island at Aviator field at 4:30.

The lady royals will be led by senior midfielder Genesis Campos who has been featured on the team and played in every game the royals competed in the last three years. Juniors Karol Guaman, Elizabeth Gordillo and Pamela Pineda will be looking for a breakout season as well with the departure of  five senior players from the squad that earned best in the city last season. 

Come and support the team!

CK Hoops Star Ready To Take Next Step As A Junior

By: Zack Gewelb

Kaelynn Satterfield took a big step forward as a sophomore and now is planning to continue improving as she prepares to enter her junior season with Christ the King.

The hoops standout played a big role for the Royals last season. She helped guide the team to a 17-6 record and an appearance in the BQCHSAA ‘AA’ title game. But it wasn’t always easy for Satterfield.

“Last season started kind of slow for me,” she said. “It was my second year on varsity, but it was a whole new team because all the seniors had left, so I had to get used to playing with the girls who moved up.”

Along with learning how to play with a new set of players, Satterfield also moved to point guard after


News12Varsity Players to Watch for 2017-2018

by Elio Velez on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 2:53 AM — @eliovelez

Will Christ the King return to prominence? 

Kofi Cockburn, a 6-foot-11, 250-pound junior center, continued to improve in his first varsity campaign for Christ the King by averaging 12 points per game while becoming a superb shot blocker and rebounder. With him leading the way, and with a talented young crop moving up to varsity, Joe Arbitello's squad will again be a contender. 

2017 New York City Boys Basketball Players to Watch
KOFI COCKBURN, Christ the King
6-foot-10 Junior Forward/Center 

JAYLEN DAVIS, Christ the King
6-foot-3 Junior Guard

6-foot-6, Junior Forward

TYSON WALKER, Christ the King
5-foot-10 Senior Guard
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