Holy Family CYO Legends & Legacy – Awesome Event!


I attended the Holy Family “Legends & Legacy” event at the Celebration Center in the School to honor and celebrate CYO Sports within the parish and school community.  Awesome volunteers like Rebecca Brandt and Ted Collins were on hand to emcee the show and honor coaches, athletes and thank parents.  It was a wonderful event that really epitomized the CYO spirit throughout.

Rosie Honl, former CYO participant and coach and current Varsity Coach for the Crook County High School Volleyball team was the featured speaker and she was wonderful in every way.  An inspiration, clinician and entertainer rolled into one.  She holds the record for consecutive State Championship wins for Oregon High School volleyball at eight in a row!

In addition to all of the wonderful praise heaped upon the players and gratitude for coaches, one very special coach was inducted into the Holy Family CYO Hall of Fame, none other than Bill Mildenberger.  I could not have been happier than to have witnessed the event.

Congratulations to a great club making great memories for kids!

BELOW: Rosie Honl pauses for a photo after her speech to the crowd.


BELOW: LtoR: Bill Mildenberger, Rosie Honl and Ted Collins at the Holy Family Legends and Legacy event.


CYO 8th Grade Girls City Championship St. John Fisher vs Holy Family….

March 12, 2017

CYO 8th Grade Girls City BXB Championship

St. John Fisher

Coaches: John Birrell, Kevin Grant, Tracie Napoli

Players: Megan, Molly, Paige, Mari, Lucy, Josie, Anna, Grace

Holy Family

Coaches: William Mildenberger, Greg Koleno

Players: Madeline, Sarah, Madeleine, Margaret, Bridget, Mickey, Molly, Hannah, Solvey

First Quarter:  Both teams came out to a shaky start but it didn’t take St. John Fisher long to rev up te engines with some great shots under the basket and a few long shots by Napoli & Grant.  Holy Family’s Koch had a great rebound and basket to score for the Cardinals as well.  Q1: St. John Fisher 12 – 4

Second Quarter: St. John Fisher controlled the first half of the quarter scoring most of its 6 points lead by Napoli, and Grant.  Holy Family hoisted a comeback with some good ball control and athleticism of Koch with some great down the court and in the hoop efforts. Q2 18 – 12 St. John Fisher

Third Quarter:  Holy Family’s Potestio led off with a three point basket and a free throw following a SJF foul.  SJF answered with a basket and with 6:00 to play SJF 20 – 16.  Potestio drew another foul, sinking both of them to bring HF within 4.  Q3 28 – 18 St. John Fisher

Fourth Quarter:  With three minutes left in the game, each team scored a basket 26 – 20.  Time out was called to save the ball and regroup.  Holy Family came out of the timeout and delivered four fouls in a row to SJF for strategic purposes.  P.Grant went to the line for SJF on the first shooting foul and connected for 2.  Holy Family was fouled at the other end, Napoli picking up her fourth foul, the bucket counted and no conversions.  SJF picked up two more on the other end then spread the offence and played keep away until Menendez was fouled with 1:14 in the game.  No conversion and HF sunk 2 on the next trip.  30 – 24. P. Grant made another trip to the free throw line and missed as H.F.’s Potestio had a chance on the return end.  With 38 seconds, Potestio sunk one, missed one, now within 5.  Menendez went to the free throw line for SJF missed one, made one, 6 point spread again.

Holy Family, could not get the ball into the basket then sent Menendez to the line again, made one, missed one, picked up her own rebound and put it in for another two! Play of the game for sure!  Made the extra shot with 5 seconds left in the game.  Holy Family and St. John Fisher finish up their CYO careers with a game both teams can be proud of!

FINAL: St. John Fisher 35 – 25

1st.2nd Holy Family

CYO 5th Grade Boys Holy Family vs OLLake

5th Grade Boys CYO City Championships 2017

Holy Family (White)

Coaches Chris Foley & John Gilroy

Players: Andrew, Luke, Lucas, Edward, Timothy, Gabriel, Niko, Sean, Connor, Milan, Paul, Dawson


Our Lady of the Lake (Navy Blue)

Coaches: Scott Adler, Michael McClaskey & Daniel Rooney

Players: Max, Kogen, Grady, Charlie, John G., John J., Mickey, John M., Zach, Nathaniel


Holy Family came into the tournament with one loss in regular season play to Holy Trinity.  Our Lady of the Lake had three regular season losses: St. Pius X, Holy Trinity and Holy Family.  In tournament play this week, Our Lady of the Lake upset the number two seed, St. Pius X to advance to the championship game.

Our Lady of the Lake shot out to an early lead in the game and finished the first half 15 – 10.  With three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Holy Family lead 17 – 16 and kept the pressure on as the quarter ended 23 – 20 Holy Family.

The fourth quarter began with two rapid baskets for each team and a foul drawn by Holy Family that they could not convert on.  Quick paced, helter-skelter, dribbling theatrics, put back attempts were the name of the game for these feisty fifth grade boys whose antics were entertaining and fun to watch.

Holy Family’s Luke F. had the hot hand for the day swishing 3 two pointers at critical moments.  Game ended with a final score of Holy Family 40 – Our Lady of the Lake 27.

Holy Family vs St. Agatha 8th Grade Girls CYO BXB for third and fifth in City 2015

8th Grade Girls third and fifth place CYO BXB City

Home: St. Agatha – Coaches: Kelli Sullivan, Shannon Ellison

Away: Holy Family – Coaches: Alan Young, Kevin Ramsey

Q1:      10 – 8   St. Agatha

Q2:      19 – 12 St. Agatha

Q3:      23 – 23 Tied at third quarter!

Q4:      30 – 28 St. Agatha FINAL


St. Agatha led the first three quarters by a small margin. Holy Family stayed close and tied the third quarter with less than a minute to play. As in most games, the fourth quarter was the game, both teams inspired by the final 8 minutes of play. The lead changed a few times before St. Agatha went ahead by three with 1 minute left to play. Holy Family had several opportunities to reclaim the lead including several free throws in the last 45 seconds but missed three of four. St. Agatha won 30 – 28.

St. Agatha 8th Grade Girls win third in CYO BXB City Tournament

St. Agatha 8th Grade Girls win third in CYO BXB City Tournament

Holy Family 8th Grade Girls win fifth place in CYO City BXB Championship 2015

Holy Family 8th Grade Girls win fifth place in CYO City BXB Championship 2015

Holy Family vs Portland Christian for Third Place in the City Championships

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 and his Holy Family Girls Team from Holy Family win third place in the CYO City Basketball Championships 2015!

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.

Don Stumetz and his Portland Christian Royals take fifth place in the CYO City Championships 2015.

Karen sends Spectacular Fish Story – Camp Howard & Cindy Garcia from Holy Family

To: Sr. Krista –  That photo is Cindy Garcia with Holy Family Parish Rental at Camp Howard who caught that 22 and 3/4 inch trout this morning.  I told her she might make it into the Sentinel.  I sent it to Jolie.  I told her to look on your blog and maybe it would make it there.  Here is the story, you fill in the blanks: – Thank you – Karen von Borstel

I was a sunny morning at Camp Howard today as some of the Holy Family Parish campers were fishing at the pond.  It was a very relaxing atmosphere with people sitting on chairs and benches catching some really nice 10 inch trout.  Cindy Garcia was sitting in her blue lawn chair right next to the little shed, wearing her frilly purple blouse and peddle-pushers (Cindy is a very stylish fisherwoman), fishing with her little trout pole, 6 lb. test line,  baited with a big fresh night crawler.  She had a little red and white bobber, the type usually used for little sunfish or perch, hooked on her line.   All of a sudden her pole bent half way over and that bobber disappeared.  She stood up and the fish came out of the water and we all knew she had a whopper on.  Everyone started heading toward her to help her land that fish.   That fish kept breaking through the water and it looked like a salmon.  We were all holding our breath. I knew there wasn’t any way she was going to get that thing to shore.  She had way too light of line, we didn’t have a net.  Her drag was set too tight.  I knew the line would snap and that would be that.  It would be the story about the one that got away!  Cindy brought that fish right up and onto the bank.  A huge cheer went up.  The biggest fish to my knowledge ever caught at Camp Howard.  22 and 3/4 inches long.  We got the groups photographer, the tape measure, and Cindy became a celebrity at Camp Howard.  It was so exciting.  Her husband, Alfonso, had to work this weekend.  He is going to be so jealous.  The cooks are preparing a seasoned stuffing to go into that trout and it will be cooked and served for supper, with the other fish they have caught today.  We are at 40 right now and we have one more session of fishing this afternoon.  Everyone should get a trout to eat tonight and Cindy’s will feed several.  Great day for fishing at Camp and it is all verified on film.

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