October 2011

Kennedy Catholics Annual 7th Grade Boy's Basketball Tournament

Date: 
12/17/2011 - 12/18/2011
Sport: 
Basketball

Location

Kennedy Catholic High School
500 Woods Mill Road
Wildwood 63011
Grade and Gender: 
7th Grade Boy's CYC Teams Only
Entry Fee: 
$130.00 per team
Tournament Full: 
looking for 2 more teams
Contact: 
Dick Bruno at Phone: (636) 207-1572 or e-mail: richard@brunoprod.com

NCAA Volleyball Championships in St. Louis

    

Don't miss a rare chance to see NCAA Championship Volleyball.  The NCAA Division III Championships are coming to Washington University in St. Louis on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 18-20.  This is top notch volleyball, and you can see it for as little as $4 per ticket.  It would be a great end of season get together for your whole CYC volleyball team. 

As an added bonus, there is a good possibility that the Washington University Bears could be playing in the Championships.  They are currently ranked #2 in the country.  Plus they have two players, Tessa Blood and Tricia Brandt, that grew up playing CYC volleyball.

For more information and an order form, click here.  Order forms are due no later than Wednesday, November 16th. 

Free Athletic Assessment Day

Ever wonder how you rank in speed, strength, explosiveness and flexibility?  Well now you can find out.  HammerBodies Custom Fitness in Maryland Heights is offering a Free Athletic Assessment Day on Sunday, December 4th at their location, 2121 Hammer Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63146.  They will run CYC athletes (girls and boys) through 4 performance tests.  You can come as a team or as an individual.  There is a limited number of slots available.  You must register in advance by contacting Colby at 314 567-3797 or colby@hammerbodies.com .  For more information click here.

4th Annual SHF Chris Stahl Memorial 5th Grade Basketball Tournaments

Date: 
11/25/2011 - 12/11/2011
Sport: 
Basketball

Location

Seven Holy Founders Gym Affton, MO 63123
Grade and Gender: 
5th Grade Girls and Boys
Entry Fee: 
$140 per team
Tournament Full: 
No
Contact: 
Jim Hawkins—314-210-4475 ljhawk328@att.net or Ed Bertram-314-706-1108 ejbertram@sbcglobal.net

The Seven Holy Founders Athletic Association would like to invite your team to our 4th Annual Chris Stahl Memorial Basketball Tournament for 5th grade boys and girls teams. Tournament proceeds will benefit the Stahl Family Trust Fund. On November 15, 2007 Chris Stahl passed away at the age of 43 leaving a wife and five children all under the age of 21. Chris was a life long member of the Seven Holy Founders community; he attended Seven Holy Founders School, played sports for Seven Holy Founders, served as President of the Seven Holy Founders Athletic Association and coached several basketball teams including those of four of his children. Chris was also a highly respected Missouri State High School basketball official.

For more information and a registration form, click here.

SHF 3rd Grade Christmas Basketball Tournament

Date: 
12/17/2011 - 12/31/2011
Sport: 
Basketball

Location

Seven Holy Founders Gym Affton, MO 63123
Grade and Gender: 
3rd grade girls and boys
Entry Fee: 
$140 per team
Tournament Full: 
No
Contact: 
Jim Hawkins—314-210-4475 ljhawk328@att.net or Ed Bertram-314-706-1108 ejbertram@sbcglobal.net

For more information and a registration form, click here.

Holy Spirit Christmas Classic

Date: 
12/09/2011 - 12/30/2011
Sport: 
Basketball

Location

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Grade and Gender: 
5th thru 8th Grade Girls and Boys
Entry Fee: 
$160 per team
Tournament Full: 
No
Contact: 
Chris Heeb at drheeb@gmail.com or call (314)265-2117

Limited to the first 64 teams. So Hurry!

The Mighty Macs'

The Mighty Macs" tells the improbable but true story of the basketball team from tiny Immaculata College in Philadelphia who won the first national women's college basketball championship in 1972. The small Catholic college (now Immaculata University) had no gym and was in danger of closing when a new, untried coach named Cathy Rush was hired.

As they say, the rest is history.

http://stlouisreview.com/article/2011-10-12/mighty-macs-movie

Random Acts of Sportsmanship recognized in Fall Sports

Four different Random Acts of Sportsmanship have been reported to the CYC Office in the first month of the Fall sports season.  We know there are plenty more taking place, help us recognize those players, coaches, officials and fans by reporting Random Acts of Sportsmanship to buzzswanston@archstl.org or call Buzz at 314 353-8911 ext. 13.

We first want to recognize the Seckman High School boys soccer team who recently played in the CYC/Bob Guelker Memorial Soccer Tournament.  Three different officials from 3 different games commented on how the Jaguar players displayed great sportsmanship and were a pleasure to officiate.  Congratulations to the coaches and players.

Staying with High School boys soccer, Mike Richardson and his St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Junior team that plays Sunday afternoons in the CYC High School Boys league has been recognized by an opposing coach for their outstanding sportsmanship before, during and after the game.  Tom Church, the Ascension coach said the SMMA sportsmanship stood out at their game.

"POINT!!  POINT!!!"  Certainly you have heard fans screaming this at a volleyball or basketball game when the score keepers don't put the score up quickly enough.  A volleyball official at the Seven Holy Founders SLAM for CF Tournament commented on the sportsmanship of the fans concerning the score.  It was late in the second game of a tight match between St. Simon and Seven Holy Founders.  One of the St. Simon fans quietly and politely said to the St. Simon coach, can you check the score, I don't think it is correct.  At that point the coach asked the official to check.  He did check with the score table, and the scorekeeper said it was correct.  It was at this point that a couple of SHF fans spoke up and said "I believe they gave that last point to our team, it should go to St. Simon."  The scorekeeper then realized the mistake.  The score was changed and the match continued.  What a wonderful act of honesty and sportsmanship for everyone in the gym to experience. 

Finally, in a 6th grade boys soccer game in North County this past week-end, St. Ann scored an apparent goal on what looked to be a head ball after a cross.  Several players on both teams stopped playing, thinking that the goal was scored off a hand ball.  The closest referee was screened on the play and after consulting with the trail referee, who did not get a good look at the goal, declared it a goal for St. Ann.  However, the player who scored the goal, John Dieckmann came over to the near referree and told him that while he didn't mean to do it, the ball went into the goal after hitting off his arm.  The officials conferred again and decided to disallow the goal.  There was only 5 minutes left in a very close game, and that could have been a very important goal for St. Ann.  Although St. Ann ended up winning the game, the real winner was John, his teammates and coaches, because they are promoting good sportsmanship and fair play over winning! 

We are proud of the teams, players, coaches and fans cited in the four Random Acts of Sportsmanship mentioned above.  We hope these acts enourage other CYC participants to follow their lead in how they act on and off the field.  Plus we encourage everyone to let us know when you see such acts, so we can recognize all the Random Acts of Sportsmanship that take place in CYC activities. 

       

3rd Annual Mary McDermott 3rd Grade Basketball Tournament

      

The 3rd Annual Mary McDermott 3rd Grade Basketball Tournament at Immacolata Grade School will be held December 29th through 31st.  This tournament is for 3rd grade girls and boys teams.  The entry fee is $150 and 100% of all proceeds go to the Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suite that was named in Mary's honor. 

Mary McDermott loved the competition of sports and the camaraderie of being part of a team.  A courageous gentle fighter, Mary always gave 110% in every game - she had mastered the art of being competitive while always showing her kind spirit both to fellow teammates and opponents.

Click here for a tournament entry form, or contact Steve Mattingly at sjm@misselaine.com

Mary McDermott 3rd Grade Basketball Tournament

Date: 
12/29/2011 - 12/31/2011
Sport: 
Basketball

Location

Immacolata
8900 Clayton Road
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Grade and Gender: 
3rd Grade boys and girls
Entry Fee: 
$150 per team
Tournament Full: 
No
Contact: 
Steve Mattingly at sjm@misselaine.com

Mary McDermott loved the competitionof sprots and the camaraderie of being part of a team.  A courageous, gentle fighter, mary always gave 110% in every game - she had mastered the art of being competitive while always showing her kind spirit bothto fellow teammates and opponents.  Mary was constantly practing - both trying to improve her skills and simply because she loved being active - and always knew how her favorite teams were doing.  With a special fondness for Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, who game Mary her start in the game of life, mary would be excited that the proceeds from this tournament will go to helping other children at Cardinal Glennon get in the game.

100% of the proceeds of this tournament will go to the Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Suite that was named in Mary's honor.

Click here for entry form

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