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Christ The King’s Own Named CHSAA Coach of the Year
   [05/04/2018 - 01:17 PM]

Christ The King’s Own Joseph Arbitello Named CHSAA Coach of the Year.Christ the King High School takes pride in the naming of Coach Joseph Arbitello as the Catholic High School Athletic Association’s (CHSAA) Coach of the Year. Arbitello has been CK’s Varsity Basketball Coach for the last 10 years. In that time, he has won six Brooklyn/Queens Championships, five City Championships, five NY Catholic State Championships and three NYS Federation Championships. Serphin R. Maltese, Chair of the Board of Trustees said, “We congratulate Coach Arbitello on being named the Catholic High School Athletic Association’s Coach of the Year.  His hard work and steadfast dedication to the school and our basketball team has been a beacon of excellence which we can all draw pride from.”

2018 Brooklyn-Queens Champions

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Playoff Update
   [03/06/2018 - 01:51 PM]

The Boys Varsity basketball City Semi-Final game will be moved to Thursday night at 6:00 PM at St. John's University due to the weather expected on Wednesday.

Girl's Varsity will play for the City Championship Friday night at St. Raymonds HS for Boys at 7:30 against Cardinal Spellman.

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Christ the King confident they can win it all in 2017-18 by Bryan Fonseca
   [03/01/2018 - 11:34 AM]

With numerous city and state championships and sustained success over many years, “Christ the King speaks for itself,” as current boys head coach Joe Arbitello says.

That’s why getting bounced in the Catholic League quarterfinals in last year’s postseason served as a disappointment.

This time, the Royals enter with more talent, confidence, and maturity from last season. The Middle Village-based team began their 2017-18 campaign on December 1, losing to last year’s CHSAA Champion, Cardinal Hayes, 84-64, but turned around to defeat 2017 PSAL AA runner-up, Thomas Jefferson, 85-76, on Sunday. 

On that note, does coach Arbitello believe his team has what it takes to win it all this year, which they haven’t done in the CHSAA since 2014-15? 

Hell yes. 

“I’m confident every year that we could win it,” Arbitello told BQE Media after one of the final team practices before the season. “There’

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Remembering NYC high school hoops legend Clare Droesch
   [05/15/2018 - 10:17 AM]

MAY 12, 2018 
PHILADELPHIA - The thing I remember about Clare Droesch was not so much the natural way she found the basket. It wasn't so much the sweet jump shot that took her from Christ the King to the national stage at Boston College. It wasn't even her self-assuredness on the court or the dry sense of humor she had.
The thing that alway stuck with me about Clare was the respect that other players had for her.
A few days after she had set the Christ the King girls record for scoring back in 1999, dropping 48 points in a heated CHSAA battle between the Royals and scrappy Bishop Kearney, I was at her practice. Sitting in the stands waiting for then coach Vincent Cannizzaro to wrap it up, a few of the players from the boys team walked in and sat in the stands.
Omar Cook, who was one of the best high school boys' guard
Christ the King's Clare Droesch

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ALL-USA Girls Basketball Coach of the Year: Bob Mackey, Christ the King
   [05/04/2018 - 01:23 PM]

Name: Bob Mackey
School: Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.)
Details: Coached his team to its 25th state Catholic school state title. Has coached three players who made the 35th anniversary ALL-USA girls roster: Sue Bird, Chamique Holdsclaw and Tina Charles. He was the ALL-USA Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Also coaches volleyball at Christ the King.
Favorite food: Italian. It’s usually pasta.
Playing highlight: Played four years at Xavier High School in Manhattan and have some great memories with great players and great alumni.
My worst sport: Golf. I can’t putt to save my life.
Early jobs: The first job I ever had was cutting fruits and vegetables for a vegetable stand in the Rockaways for the summer. That and dishwashing in a restaurant were probably the worst jobs I’v

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Second-ranked CTK on national championship chase by Bryan Fonseca
   [03/01/2018 - 11:18 AM]

Bob Mackey doesn’t claim to see into the future, and before this season he didn’t even try.

But if you told him that his Christ the King girls’ basketball squad would be 24-0 and second in the USA Today National Super 25 Girls’ Rankings following a regular season schedule littered with prominent programs across the city, region and country, he might’ve thought you were inebriated. 

“I would’ve said, I would like to know what you’re having because it must make you very happy,” Mackey, smiling, told this paper following a Thursday morning team practice in Middle Village. 

But today, this is exactly the case.

The Royals are second only to San Jose, California-based Archbishop Mitty in the USA National Rankings ahead of the upcoming Brooklyn/Queens Catholic League playoffs, which begin on Thursday, followed by the CHSAA “AA” title tournament the following week.

The Brooklyn/Queens playoff c

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