CYO 8th Grade Girls City Championship St. John Fisher vs Holy Family….


March 12, 2017

CYO 8th Grade Girls City BXB Championship

St. John Fisher

Coaches: John Birrell, Kevin Grant, Tracie Napoli

Players: Megan, Molly, Paige, Mari, Lucy, Josie, Anna, Grace

Holy Family

Coaches: William Mildenberger, Greg Koleno

Players: Madeline, Sarah, Madeleine, Margaret, Bridget, Mickey, Molly, Hannah, Solvey

First Quarter:  Both teams came out to a shaky start but it didn’t take St. John Fisher long to rev up te engines with some great shots under the basket and a few long shots by Napoli & Grant.  Holy Family’s Koch had a great rebound and basket to score for the Cardinals as well.  Q1: St. John Fisher 12 – 4

Second Quarter: St. John Fisher controlled the first half of the quarter scoring most of its 6 points lead by Napoli, and Grant.  Holy Family hoisted a comeback with some good ball control and athleticism of Koch with some great down the court and in the hoop efforts. Q2 18 – 12 St. John Fisher

Third Quarter:  Holy Family’s Potestio led off with a three point basket and a free throw following a SJF foul.  SJF answered with a basket and with 6:00 to play SJF 20 – 16.  Potestio drew another foul, sinking both of them to bring HF within 4.  Q3 28 – 18 St. John Fisher

Fourth Quarter:  With three minutes left in the game, each team scored a basket 26 – 20.  Time out was called to save the ball and regroup.  Holy Family came out of the timeout and delivered four fouls in a row to SJF for strategic purposes.  P.Grant went to the line for SJF on the first shooting foul and connected for 2.  Holy Family was fouled at the other end, Napoli picking up her fourth foul, the bucket counted and no conversions.  SJF picked up two more on the other end then spread the offence and played keep away until Menendez was fouled with 1:14 in the game.  No conversion and HF sunk 2 on the next trip.  30 – 24. P. Grant made another trip to the free throw line and missed as H.F.’s Potestio had a chance on the return end.  With 38 seconds, Potestio sunk one, missed one, now within 5.  Menendez went to the free throw line for SJF missed one, made one, 6 point spread again.

Holy Family, could not get the ball into the basket then sent Menendez to the line again, made one, missed one, picked up her own rebound and put it in for another two! Play of the game for sure!  Made the extra shot with 5 seconds left in the game.  Holy Family and St. John Fisher finish up their CYO careers with a game both teams can be proud of!

FINAL: St. John Fisher 35 – 25

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CYO 7th Grade Boys BXB Championship Valley Catholic?…St. Pius X…?


March 12, 2017

7th Grade Boys CYO Championship Basketball

Valley Catholic

Coach: Adam Miller

Players: Benjamin, Zachary, Ethan, Jordan, Ryoma, Jordan, Jonathan, Luke, Kavish, Reynard

St. Pius X

Coach: Jonas Cisneros, Lawrence Hart, Loren Hotchkiss

Players: Russell, Tyler, Josh, Parker, Ryan, Jonathan, Matthew, Drew, Carter, Luke, Jacob, Dylan

 

Quarter 1:  Back and forth, lots of running 7-4 Valley Catholic

Quarter 2:  Quick pace up and down the floor by two very agile teams of boys.  Bucket success favored Valley Catholic ending the quarter 21 – 8.

Quarter 3: St. Pius X made traction toward catching up and making it an exciting fourth quarter set up with their 3-poing last second shot finishing the quarter with a 26-22 Valley Catholic lead.

Quarter 4:  An exciting battle between both teams with fast action, quick passes but loaded also with turnovers and lost balls.  Ethan’s 3-point shots were critical.  With two minutes left in the game, St. Pius X began the foul strategy to provide opportunities.  With 1:42 Valley held the lead at 38 – 33.  Valley Catholic’s Ben had two free throws with 1:25 left in the game which, if missed would have opened a door for the charging St. Pius team to enter.  Ben closed the door with two buckets and St. Pius X could not get the traction going to open it up again.

FINAL: 43 – 33 Valley CatholicIMG_4836

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CYO 7th Girls Championships – St. Clare? Holy Redeemer?…


March 12, 2017

7th Grade Girls

St. Clare (White)

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Coaches: Bethany MacNeur & Barbara Harkins

Players: Maura, Megan, Michelle, Lauren, Lexie, Sophie, Fiona, Gillian, Gia, Makena

 

Holy Redeemer

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Coaches: John Farra & Brian Grant

Players: Adriana, Maria, Ilena, Maggie, Megan, Willa, Myelle, Lizeth

 

FIRST QUARTER: St. Clare jumped out to a 4-0 lead early in the first quarter holding Holy Redeemer scoreless until the final minutes when they evened the score at 4-4.  With .6 of a second remaining on the clock, Holy Redeemer drew a foul.  Final quarter score: Tied 4-4

SECOND QUARTER: Holy Redeemer took control of the game adding two hoops to the score and outpacing St. Clare 8-4.  St. Clare added three buckets in the second quarter but were in the red at the half time buzzer as Holy Redeemer put 13 points on the board. Final second quarter: 17 – 10 Holy Redeemer.

THIRD QUARTER: St. Clare missed to early free throws but came back with a two pointer in the first minute of play to reduce the deficit to 5.  With 5:25 to go, St. Clare had held Holy Redeemer scoreless, going ahead by a point 18-17.  The crowd roared!  Not a team to cower, Holy Redeemer sunk a 3 pointer to go ahead by 2.

FOURTH QUARTER: St. Clare quickly answered with their own two points to tie it up and we were in the midst of a barnburner for sure!  St. Clare added another two with 2:20 in the game to go ahead by 2-22-20!  With 1:11 in the game, Holy Redeemer drew a foul but could not convert.  Last minute helter skelter and long passes contributed to turnovers by both teams.  St. Clare went to the line to shoot 1 and 1 but could not convert.  Holy Redeemer dribbled the floor twice looking for a go ahead score, successful on the second attempt leaving 22.2 on the clock and two points ahead 24 – 22.  St. Clare strategized for the last several seconds of the game for the final basket to tie.  Lauren drew a foul for St. Clare and sunk the first shot.  She missed the second basket and that was all she wrote.

FINAL 24 – 23 Holy Redeemer.

Zip Line Extended at Camp Howard!


The second phase of the zip line is being installed this week at Camp Howard.  It is going to be pretty exciting to zip from platform to platform this summer with the length of the entire line at about 1000 feet total!  Campers age 13 and up are eligible to participate in the zip line and big swing programs at camp.  We will keep you posted on the progress.

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CYO 6th Grade Boys St. Anthony vs St. Andrew Nativity


2017 CYO Sixth Grade Boys

St. Anthony (Navy)

Coaches: Kyle Ferrero, Robert Ferrero & David Roth

Players: Mateo, Nicholas, Russell, Austin, Sean, Pierce, Payton, Nicolas, Garrett

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St. Andrew Nativity (White)

Coach: Theodore Brown

Players: Pierre, Adrian, Isaac, MyQuis, Chrisani, Yair, Fernando, Jahad, Jonas, Davyon, Nieby

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St. Andrew Nativity School came into the tournament seeded #4 and upended the #1 seed, St. Clare in the second game of the bracket.  St. Anthony, the number two seed won both of their great 8 bracket games leading to the championship game.

St. Anthony’s Nicholas scored the first bucket three minutes into the game.  By the end of the first quarter, St. Anthony lead 14 – 7.  The second quarter saw St. Anthony picking up a greater spread over St. Andrew Nativity with a final half time score of 32 – 16.  The end of the game, however, St. Andrew Nativity was picking up the pace.

The second half began with St. Anthony sinking their first shot and stealing a couple of balls from St. Andrew.  Both teams traded shots back and forth as St. Anthony maintained the lead 40 – 16.

By the end of the fourth quarter, St. Anthony had outdistanced St. Andrew Nativity by a score of  54 to 26.  A fun game to watch as St. Andrew was not a pushover.  Both teams had very athletic players but St. Anthony had the height (this year).

St. John Fisher vs St. Pius X 6th Girls CYO…


2017 6th Grade Girls Championships

St. John Fisher (White)

Coaches: Jason D’Ambrosio, Jason Hawthorne & Scott Olsen

Players: Reese, Catie, Addison, Isabella, Morgan, Isabel, Rosali, Alexandra, Cayton, Grace

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St. Pius X (Black)

Coaches: Zach Jones & Bob Rosson

Players: Anabelle, Kaitlyn, Courtney, Kelsey, Julia, Abigail, Caitlin, Ella, Kate

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Evenly matched teams kept pace with one another through the first half with lead changes and ties throughout.  With a last second St. John Fisher shot, they took the first half 10 – 6.

Both teams scoreless first 2 minutes of second half until St. John Fisher hit the mark for two.  St. Pius X had two breakaway layups and a steal converting on one to advance to 8 points near the minute mark in the third quarter. SJF’s “Allie”, a power player for sure, hit a critical 2-point shot with 10 seconds left following a few travel calls for her stutter steps.  The third quarter ended 14-8 St. John Fisher.

The fourth quarter maintained a 6-point spread after trading shots at 5 minutes left.  St. Pius X could not get the traction to give St. John Fisher a challenge for the balance.  St. John Fisher advance the lead to 9 until St. Pius X swished a two pointer to bring it within 7.  St. John Fisher’s “Allie” put in another quick 2 and brought it back to 9 with 1.25 left to play.  A last second three-point swisher by St. Pius X reduced the deficit to three.  Good games by both teams.

FINAL: St. John Fisher 23 – St. Pius X 16.

CYO 5th Grade Boys Holy Family vs OLLake


5th Grade Boys CYO City Championships 2017

Holy Family (White)

Coaches Chris Foley & John Gilroy

Players: Andrew, Luke, Lucas, Edward, Timothy, Gabriel, Niko, Sean, Connor, Milan, Paul, Dawson

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Our Lady of the Lake (Navy Blue)

Coaches: Scott Adler, Michael McClaskey & Daniel Rooney

Players: Max, Kogen, Grady, Charlie, John G., John J., Mickey, John M., Zach, Nathaniel

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Holy Family came into the tournament with one loss in regular season play to Holy Trinity.  Our Lady of the Lake had three regular season losses: St. Pius X, Holy Trinity and Holy Family.  In tournament play this week, Our Lady of the Lake upset the number two seed, St. Pius X to advance to the championship game.

Our Lady of the Lake shot out to an early lead in the game and finished the first half 15 – 10.  With three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Holy Family lead 17 – 16 and kept the pressure on as the quarter ended 23 – 20 Holy Family.

The fourth quarter began with two rapid baskets for each team and a foul drawn by Holy Family that they could not convert on.  Quick paced, helter-skelter, dribbling theatrics, put back attempts were the name of the game for these feisty fifth grade boys whose antics were entertaining and fun to watch.

Holy Family’s Luke F. had the hot hand for the day swishing 3 two pointers at critical moments.  Game ended with a final score of Holy Family 40 – Our Lady of the Lake 27.