Thank you, Members of the CYO Basketball Commission!


Basketball Commission Members provide a variety of services to CYO.  They attend championship games, track playing time, go to games where a CYO presence may be needed and really help the program out where controversy may be a factor.  We are indebted to all of the members for their dedication and help.  We are always looking for members of our CYO Commissions.  Call the CYO Office at 503-231-9484 and let us know if you are interested in helping.

Joe Pisaneschi, Bethany MacNeur, Jenna Bass (CYO Director of Basketball) and George Weivoda are three of the Basketball Commission Members who helped out on Sunday at the championship games.

Joe Pisaneschi, Bethany MacNeur, Jenna Bass (CYO Director of Basketball) and George Weivoda are three of the Basketball Commission Members who helped out on Sunday at the championship games.

4th Grade Girls Fighting Dutch or All Saints?


HIGHLIGHTS

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

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

All Saints 4th Grade Girls win CYO Basketball Championship 2015 at Valley Catholic High School

CYO 2014 THE SPIKE 5th Grade Girls Championship…And the Winner is….


Cathedral – 5th Grade Girls

Head Coaches: Donna Lenz, Fergie Bush

Team Members: Elliott, Taylor, Abby, Madeleine, Maise, Courtney, Lily, Harper, Maggie, Cloe & Natalie.

The Cathedral 5th Grade girls won the CYO Spike Championship for 2014!  Congratulations to all of the girls for the excellent job they did.  It was an exciting game to watch.

Cathedral 5th Grade Volleyball team wins the CYO "Spike" Championship 2014!

Cathedral 5th Grade Volleyball team wins the CYO “Spike” Championship 2014!

CYO Fall Football Championship Results for Third and Fourth Grade


CYO Football has been under a lot of change these past two years.  The goal has been to develop a seventh grade team separate from the eighth grade team.  In order to do this, it was necessary of merge the regions to create more players and thereby have enough players to have the two age / grade groups stand alone.  Therefore Region 1 Spartans joined the Region 2 Bishops and became “CYO North”.  Region 5 Saints and Region 6 Knights merged to become “CYO WEST”.  Region 3 Kings and Region 4 Eagles merged to become “CYO SOUTH”.  Region 8 Stayton Rams continued on unchanged and Region 7 Vancouver Cardinals became “CYO Vancouver” and changed their nick names to the “Cougars”.  There was a lot of give and take necessary for the changes to take place as CYO merged with the PYFL Portland Youth Football League and began playing games with them.  In most cases it turned out to be a positive experience and CYO will continue down this road.  The PYFL does not play an end of season championship so CYO continued the tradition playing for the CYO title at the end of the season.

In Third and Fourth grade the Stayton “Rams” played the CYO West where both teams were plagued by fumbles at the beginning of the game.  Pre game jitters for sure!  In the end after a well played and fun to watch game, the Regis Rams won with a final score of 24 – 6.

2nd CYO West

Stayton Rams make a trip to Beaverton for the 3/4 grade championship football game November 2014
2nd West

CYO West Football from the Beaverton area play in the CYO Football Championships November 2014

CYO Football 2014 Results for Fifth and Sixth Grade Gridiron Game


The CYO North “Warriors” took on the CYO Vancouver “Cougars” in a very competitive game where the score did not tell the whole story. Both teams played a tough season and had a great showing in the championship event. The final score was 16 – 30 in favor of Vancouver. Congratulations to both teams.

 

Fifth and Sixth Grade First Place copy

Vancouver “Cougars” Fifth and Sixth Grade win the CYO Championship for 2014

 

CYO 7th Grade Gridiron Championship Results


The CYO West “Knights” took on the CYO North “Warriors” for the CYO Championship in November of 2014. Highlights included a 0 to 0 score at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter The West recovered an on side kick and finished the half with a 12 – 0 score. At the end of the third quarter, the Warriors had battled back and tied the score 12 to 12! (Josh Broderick blocked an extra point kick as well!) In the final quarter, the West Knights prevailed with a final score of 18 to 12. A great game to watch for sure!

 

CYO West "Knights" win the 7th Grade CYO Football Championship 2014

CYO West “Knights” win the 7th Grade CYO Football Championship 2014

CYO North "Warriors" play a tough game against their opponents in the CYO Championship Game 2014

CYO North “Warriors” play a tough game against their opponents in the CYO Championship Game 2014

CYO Football Season Concludes with Three new Championship Teams


The 2013 CYO Football season concluded November 10 at Kiggins Bowl in Vancouver, WA with three championship games, one each for third and fourth, fifth and sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

CYO Region 8 Stayton, OR Rams third and fourth grade St. Mary's School

CYO Region 8 Stayton, OR Rams third and fourth grade St. Mary’s School

Third and Fourth grade Championship Region 4 Falcons from Clackamas County

Third and Fourth grade Championship Region 4 Falcons from Clackamas County  – Christ the King, St. John the Baptist & St. John the Apostle Schools.

Region 13 Spartans from Holy Cross, Madeleine and Holy Redeemer Schools in North Portland.

Region 13 Spartans from Holy Cross, Madeleine and Holy Redeemer Schools in North Portland.

Fifth and Sixth Grade Champions from Region 6 Beaverton Knights from Valley Catholic, St. Cecilia, St. Pius X, Holy Trinity

Fifth and Sixth Grade Champions from Region 6 Beaverton Knights from Valley Catholic, St. Cecilia, St. Pius X, Holy Trinity

 

Seventh and Eighth Grade Region 3 Kings from South East Portland St. Agatha, St. Ignatius, Holy Family, St. Stephens

Seventh and Eighth Grade Region 3 Kings from South East Portland St. Agatha, St. Ignatius, Holy Family, St. Stephens

Seventh and Eight Grade Champions from Region 6 Beaverton Knights from Valley Catholic, St. Cecilia, St. Pius X, Holy Trinity

Seventh and Eight Grade Champions from Region 6 Beaverton Knights from Valley Catholic, St. Cecilia, St. Pius X, Holy Trinity

High School Basketball Program Ready for Registration


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.

 

Champions of Faith Dinner 2012 — Check this out!


Check out our Champions of Faith info and get a glimpse of last years event:

http://www.champions-of-faith.org/

 

We are getting ready to launch our second CYO CHAMPIONS OF FAITH BENEFIT DINNER.  It will be held October 2nd at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.  I am still amazed at our first dinner and what a fun event it was.  Joey Harrington scored a major touchdown for us with a touching and heartfelt talk on his football career.  His connection to CYO, Camp Howard and the Catholic School system made everyone in the room proud.

This years dinner features another outstanding CYO product, Karen Gaffney, who has found herself an esteemed speaker on behalf of Downes Syndrome.  Karen, with the help of her parents, set out to achieve some goals and as a result has accomplished some pretty incredible milestones.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear her speak at the Champions of Faith Dinner this October.

Champions of Faith Making a Difference


If you attended the first Champions of Faith benefit dinner for CYO/Camp Howard  this past September, please note that thanks to YOU, we were able to accomplish a very important project at the camp.  For fifteen years, the most desired improvement to the camp at the request of the kids, has been to heat the pool.  Thanks to YOU we were able to accomplish that this year and we would like you to know about it!

A pool heater was purchased, ditch dug to connect it to the propane tank, wire cage built around the heater, filled the propane tank, covered the ditches, replanted the grass… just waiting for the kids so we can fire it up and heat the water!  Takes one hour to heat the water one degree, so I am told,  and the temperature will be around 80 to 83 degrees when “up to temp.”

Looking forward to surprising the kids with warm pool water this summer!

Thank you, Champions of Faith!

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