7th Grade Boys Third and Fifth City
Home: St. John Fisher – William Crowley, Scott Kneefel & Marc Mueller
Away: St. Clare – David Wisniewski, Kevin Tyree
Q1: 16 – 6 St. John Fisher
Q2: 24 – 6 St. John Fisher
Q4: 36 – 13 St. John Fisher FINAL
Two very similar sized teams from the same neighborhood duke it out for bragging rights. St. John Fisher jumps out to an early lead and keep the lead despite St. Clare’s attempts to narrow the gap. Thanks to SJF #45 slight height advantage and agility, SJF wins the rights this year.
St. John Fisher wins third place in the CYO city Basketball Championship 2015
St. Clare wins 5th place in the CYO City Basketball Championship 2015
7th Grade Girls Third and Fifth CYO City BXB Finals
Christ the King 7th Grade Girls win third place in the CYO City BXB Championships 2015 at Valley Catholic High School.
St. Andrew Nativity 7th Grade Girls win Fifth place in the CYO City BXB Championships March 14, 2015.
Home: Christ the King – Greg Smith & Rob Scherzinger
Away: St. Andrew Nativity – Mark Olmsted
Q1: 10 – 2 Christ the King
Q2: 22-9 Christ the King
Q3: 28 – 14 Christ the King
Q4: 36 – 17 Christ the King FINAL
Christ the King came out to a quick lead in the first quarter but St. Andrew Nativity stayed in the game with tough defense. Christ the King #50 showed remarkable shooting skills and was generous passing the ball as well. Great defensive plays and three-point shooting by St. Andrew Nativity # 2 Justece.
6th Grade Boys Third and Fifth Place City
Home: St. John Fisher – Matt Osborn
Away: Holy Redeemer – Terrence Lawrence-Robertson
Q1: 11 – 8 (St. John Fisher)
Q2: Sorry! I missed it!
Q3: 40 – 25 (St. John Fisher)
Q4: 50 – 46 (St. John Fisher) FINAL
Two talented teams St. John Fisher off to an early lead with a margin of 15 points in the third quarter, Holy Redeemer fought back to come within 4 at the final buzzer 50 – 46.
Holy Redeemer 6th grade boys win 5th in the CYO City Basketball Championship 2015 at Valley Catholic High School.
Saturday March 14, 2015
6th Grade Girls Third and Fifth Place City
Home: Holy Family – Bill Mildenberger
Visitor: Portland Christian – Donald Stumetz
Q1: 14 – 2 (Holy Family)
Q2: 21 – 12 (Holy Family)
Q3: 25 – 14
Q4: 37 – 18 FINAL
Holy Family came out to a quick and decisive start. A variety of talent on the team with some well honed skills. Portland Christian trailed early but began making points in the second quarter with confident shots and fast breaks. Portland Christian, Carly Brunner had some great shots and steals for the Royals.
Bill Mildenberger (not pictured) and his Holy Family Girls Team from Holy Family win third place in the CYO City Basketball Championships 2015!
Don Stumetz and his Portland Christian Royals take fifth place in the CYO City Championships 2015.
As we enter into the last weekend of basketball, I would be negligent if I did not mention the contribution of Rick Skayhan’s Basketball Officiating program. Ref Corps is the name of the program our officials sign up through. Ref Corps was begun a few years ago when CYO transferred management of officials to Rick Skayhan, avid CYO supporter.
Nothing is as controversial as an official! That may be an understatement! CYO believes in teaching young people to become officials primarily because we are the “Catholic Youth Organization.” Everyone has to start somewhere and in my opinion, if you cannot get a good start at CYO then where can you?
Officiating takes a special person. You have to have the courage to go out on the court and make the tough calls. You have to deal with the crowd who collectively have many more eyeballs than you do and see much more than you are able to see with only two eyeballs! Additionally the coaches, players and spectators bring a wide range of variables to every game.
CYO is as dependent upon the officials willingness to officiate as we are on the coaches willingness to coach. The young people who have been stepping forward to learn to become officials are great kids. If they are able to make it through the first year or two, they will realize what a gift officiating is to them.
Officiating develops characteristics in youth that contribute to strong character. It will help establish personal boundaries that may one day pay off in a tough situation. Officials are better equipped to say “no” when necessary. Some people are too afraid to say “no.” What a great gift to send your son or daughter off to college with!
Thank you to all of our officials who have helped us out with Football, Volleyball and basketball this year. Several Track and Field Officials are needed this spring so be sure to contact Rick Skayhan at Ref Corps if you are interested. Four track meets per Saturday throughout April with Championships in May.
Sr. Krista and CYO Official, Kyle Garcia at the CYO Championships 2015
Ronnie Ford, CYO Basketball and Football official for 15 years
Rick Skayhan visits with Casey Nicholl and Riley Pendergast, two officials he has coached up through the Ref Corps Officiating program.
This was a PERFECT day to go to Camp Howard. There was actually dust on the road! A sure sign of spring! Karen, Bill, Candi, Leila and I meet almost weekly to work on our camp improvements for next year. We are reviewing all of the procedures and we have topics we surfaced during camp last year to discuss In the off season. Some of those topics include”
- Keeping the Summer Staff Safe
- Improving our Emergency Procedures
- Make sure kids things are packed up properly before they return to Portland
- and several other topics.
We worked from 10:00 until noon then stopped for lunch. After lunch, before we started the afternoon session, we went on a field trip to check out the progress on projects. I can tell you the kids will be jumping for joy with some of the improvements!
Kids Jumping for Joy!
Eagle Scout Project – New Overnight Location with fire pit, logs and sleeping area!
Candi Trapp, Bill Fogarty, Leila Blakely, Karen von Borstel
Mt. Hood between the trees at Camp Howard!
Fircrest Unit overlooking the Bull Run Reservoir
T.R. Riehl hails from Heppner, OR where he played fullback and linebacker on the Heppner High School State Championship Football Team! Today, he coaches his children and others in a variety of CYO sports including Football and Basketball. THANKS T.R. for your contribution to youth in the CYO program!
T.R. Riehl coaches CYO Basketball at Christ the King.