Feb 26, 2017
Our Lady of the Lake Coaches: Thomas Edwards, Keary Lee & Chris Melillo
August, Ryder, Hudson, Caden, Cade, CJ, Brody, Patrick, James, Alex
St. Pius X Coaches: Jabbar Craigwell, David Gorman, Beth Sage
Charlie, Justin, Brayden, Jacob, Tristan, Rowen, Nicholas, Jason, Harper, Joseph, Kellen
Our Lady of the Lake came into the championship as the strong contender having beat St. Pius X in preseason play. Both teams began the game strong and finished the first quarter 11-8 OLL. St. Pius X had a hard time getting traction in the second and third quarters finishing 24 – 8 at the end of three. The final quarter saw Our Lady of the Lake outdistancing St. Pius X 15 – 4.
FINAL 39-12 Our Lady of the Lake
(Photos to come)
The St. John Fisher Girls remember too well the painful loss of 2015 where they were involved in the famous 6x overtime (CYO Record) Championship game with St. Pius X. Coming into the game this year, SJF had lost twice in regular season to Holy Family.
St. John Fisher came off the bench on fire and ran up a first quarter lead of 9-4.
With 1:15 in the second quarter, Holy Family went ahead for the first time 11-9.
The third quarter was scoreless until the final 3 minutes when Holy Family led a run on points. St. John Fisher answered back and went ahead on two free throws by Josie Napoli with 1.3 seconds left in the quarter.
With 2:47 remaining in the game, Holy Family tied the game then went ahead on a steal. The momentum had swung toward Holy Family and the crowd was behind them. St. John Fisher, not a team to give it up, kept fighting and tied it back up at 17 all. Molly Grant powered a shot through the hoop with 23 seconds left for 2 points giving SJF the advantage at 19 – 17.
FINAL: 19 – 17 St. John Fisher
CYO’s St. John Fisher 7th Grade Girls win the City Championship March 13th, 2016
Holy Family 7th Grade Girls place 2nd in the CYO City Championship March 13, 2016
All Saints range of talent from Claire Bass, Anna Patterson and Tiana Abraham made it difficult for St. Anthony to make traction in the CYO City Championship game. St. Anthony, to their credit hung in and even brought the game within 5 points in the second half. A great game to watch.
FINAL: 46-31 All Saints
CYO Club All Saints wins the City Basketball Championship March 13, 2016 for 8th Grade Girls.
St. Anthony 8th Grade Girls take second place in the CYO City Basketball Championships 2016
St. Andrew Nativity defeated Valley Catholic twice in regular season play and came out with a quick scoring spurt in the first quarter of the CYO City Championship 6th grade game. Nativity outscored Valley Catholic 15 – 9 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Valley Catholic came back and tied the game 20 – 20 before an end of half run by Nativity finishing the half 30 – 24.
Nativity was quick and able to drive the basket yet Valley Catholic stayed within 5 points through the third quarter through patient set ups and 3 point shooting. The third quarter ended 41 – 37 Nativity.
The last three minutes of the game was a St. Andrew Nativity runaway. Valley Catholic could not drop the ball. The slight height advantage and skill of #30 Dondrae Fair could not be equaled by Valley Catholic, though Valley’s #33, Reynard Wan played a masterful game getting 10+ points for the Valiants with his under the basket power plays.
St. Andrew Nativity 6th Grade Boys win the 2016 City Championship game against Valley Catholic March 12, 2016
Valley Catholic 6th Grade boys place second in the 2016 CYO City Basketball Championships March 12 against St. Andrew Nativity.
Christ the King (Milwaukie, OR) and the Madeleine School (Portland, OR) made their way to the big dance Saturday March 5th to compete in the CYO CITY Championship.
Third Grade Basketball is all about dribbling the ball and running… all while controlling the ball and not traveling… while the coaches yell out the play by play for their teams to keep them focused on what they should be doing… while capturing the ball from the other team and wrestling it away then “heaving” a high in the air shot as someone catches it, surprised and shuffles around not quite always sure what to do next. Bonus is when those baskets connect.
First basket recorded in the second quarter matched by the other team within 30 seconds. Both teams were then off to the races!
FINAL: Christ the King 21 Madeleine 10 – CONGRATULATIONS to both teams for a fun game to watch.
CYO Third Grade City Basketball Champions Christ the King Coached by T.R. Riehl
Third Grade City Championships Second Place Third Grade Girls “THE MADELEINE” Coached by Julie Cusumano.
Some 600 coaches help out with the CYO Basketball Program grades 3 – 8. They are an awesome group of people who give an awful lot of themselves to make this program happen for kids. They are all volunteers who do it from the depth of their heart. Here are a few of the coaches I came across this past weekend at the 6,7,8 grade championships:
Paul Boileau, from St. John Fisher, Rick Skayhan, Director of the Ref Corps Officials, and Coach Bill Mildenberger from Holy Family
Eric Bergeson from Christ the King
Greg Smith from Christ the King
Rob Scheringer and daughter from Christ the King
Terrence Lawrence from Holy Redeemer
St. Agatha coaches!
Holy Trinity coach Bob Holthaus
Holy Trinity coach John Lang
Mark Olmsted from St. Anthony
St. Clare coaches, Kevin Tyree and Dave Wisniewski
Matt Osborne from St. John Fisher
Marc Mueller from St. John Fisher
Scott Kneefel, St. John Fisher basketball coach and the Region 5 CYO Football Athletic Director.
John Naro and Oyla from St. Pius X won a city championship this year.
Brian Clare from St. Pius X won a CITY Championship this year!
Luke Vu from St. Pius X coaches several teams in the CYO program.
Michael and Joan O’Reilly with their son after the City Championship Game.
Adam Miller coached Valley Catholic Boys to a second place finish in the City Championships
Sunday March 15, 2015 CYO 6th Grade Boys City Championship Home: Christ the King – Eric Bergeson, Mike Weaver, Geoff Boyd Away: Holy Trinity – John Lang, Bob Holthaus Q1: 17 – 3 Holy Trinity Q2: 19 – 19 Q3: 25 – 41 Holy Trinity Q4: 31 – 55 Holy Trinity FINAL Highlights Set the stage: Holy Trinity won the 2014 Championship against Our Lady of the Lake. Christ the King beat Holy Trinity in pre-season play. Christ the King finished third in 2014. Holy Trinity fans came to the game decked out in Red and white ready to cheer! HT student fans had player heads cut out of paper pasted onto sticks. Holy Trinity took decisive control of the game in the first quarter outscoring CTK 15 – 0 with 30 seconds left. Christ the King got on track in the second quarter, began grabbing rebounds, making some GREAT shots including two three pointers by Jackson Jaha. Two free throws by Jaha, with 46 seconds left in the game tied the game 19 – 19. In the third quarter, Holy Trinity went on a 20 point scoring spree, outdistancing CTK by 14 points. With 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Isaiah Baker fouled out of the game just as CTK ignited a comeback. Unfortunately, CTK was not able to catch up with Holy Trinity but it was a great game to watch from beginning to end. Lots of talent on both teams!
Christ the King takes second 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.