7th Grade Boys City Championship
Home: St. Pius X
Away: Valley Catholic
Q1: 7 – 5 St. Pius X
Q2: 19 – 18 St. Pius X
Q3: 26 – 29 Valley Catholic
Q4: 38 – 35 St. Pius X FINAL
Two well matched teams excellent defensive skills. Game differential was not more than 5 points most of the game. A fun game to watch from beginning to end where the score was tied 33 to 33 until the last 30 seconds when St. Pius scored 2. Valley Catholic answered with their own two points and with 19 seconds left, St. Pius called a timeout. St. Pius scored with 7 seconds left and Valley could not answer at their end of the court. Great game by both teams.
St. Pius X wins the CYO City BXB Championship for 7th Grade Boys 2015
Valley Catholis wins second place in the CYO City BXB Championship for 7th Grade Boys 2015
Saturday March 14, 2015
6th Grade Girls City Championship
Home: St. John Fisher (White) Kevin Grant, Tracie Napoli
Away: St. Pius X (Black) John Naro & Olyz Kurkoski
Q1: 8 – 2 St. John Fisher
Q2: 14 – 11 St. John Fisher
Q3: 24 – 19 St. John Fisher
Q4: 35 – 33 St. PIus X FINAL
St. John Fisher going for their fourth championship in a row. St. Pius X trailed the entire game going ahead by three in the fourth quarter following a three point shot by Mackenzie Naro. St. John Fisher answered with a three pointer of their own, to go ahead by one! Josie Napoli (SJF) fouled out with three minutes left in the game. Lucy Menendez went out of the game after a slight collision resulting in a foul and free throws for St. Pius X. St. Pius X leads at 29-31 with 2:06 left in the game. With 5.2 seconds left in the game, Lola Talalemotu ties the game at 31 with a clutch shot under the basket!
32 for Pius 2
Twin for SJF 2
44 Pius fouls out!
11.9 seconds time out Pius X
St. Pius X inbounds sets up for a 2 pointer and misses
DOUBLE OVERTIME!!33 – 33
TRIPLE OVERTIME!!! 33 – 33
6.9 seconds left St. Pius takes out the ball and misses
Both teams had a chance and missed!!!
SJF wins the jump ball and moves the ball around the court and commits a double dribble
St. Pius misses their shot then SJF losses the ball out of bounds
9.4 seconds left
SJF wins the jump and commits another double dribble.
Foul against SJF with 33 shooting for Pius X
SJF has the ball 35 seconds and a time out!
St. Pius X 35 – 33
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.
The first points of the game were scored, with 45 seconds remaining, in first quarter, by All Saints. All Saints had 13 kids on the team ( a lot for a bxb team) and they did a great job with getting all of the girls playing time. Both teams played with a significant range of height on the teams.
All Saints led 2-0 at the end of the first quarter and at half time it was the Fighting Dutch 5 – 4. By the end of the third quarter All Saints had reclaimed the lead and the Final score at the end of 4 was…..All Saints 19 – 11! (Fighting Dutch are from Visitation in Verboort and St. Francis of Assisi in Roy, CYO’s rural Catholic School teams). Great job to All Saints and the Fighting Dutch!
The Fighting Dutch 4th Grade Girls win Second Place CYO Basketball Championship 2015 at Valley Catholic High School
All Saints 4th Grade Girls win CYO Basketball Championship 2015 at Valley Catholic High School
Jenna Bass, CYO Director of Basketball and Volleyball is getting ready to schedule high school basketball teams. The CYO High School basketball program is a wonderful way for high school youth to stay involved in CYO sports and have a LOT of fun doing it too! Most of the games will be played at the HOOP facility.
The High School program plays on Sunday afternoon and some 500 to 600 players generally turn out for the program. If you are interested in putting a high school team together, contact Jenna Bass at the CYO Office at 503-231-9484. Packets will be available at most of the area Catholic High Schools next week. You do NOT have to attend a Catholic High School to participate. Put your own team together, the registration includes reversible jersey, officials fees and facility rental. CYO will schedule your team into the proper grade. Teams are put together by grade and gender. Girls play in one league but boys have a league for frosh, soph, jr and senior.
2012 CYO Fifth Grade Girls BXB Championships