St. John Fisher 7th Girls Win the Big One!


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

7 Girls City 2016 1st St. John Fisher

CYO’s St. John Fisher 7th Grade Girls win the City Championship March 13th, 2016

7 Girls City 2016 2nd Holy Family

Holy Family 7th Grade Girls place 2nd in the CYO City Championship March 13, 2016

All Saints Girls win the 5th Grade CYO BXB Tournament


The All Saints 5th Grade Girls had height in their favor in the CYO City Championship game against the Cathedral girls (photo unavailable).  The contest was played March 6th at Valley Catholic in Beaverton, OR.  Both teams played a good game and it was enjoyable to watch.

The final score was 30 – 16.

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CYO Boys Third Grade Basketball Final


 

A 30 second comeback sparked a barnstormer of a finish in the 3rd grade boys Championship game as the Madeleine team scored 7 points in under a minute.  They came within 3 points with 20 seconds left in the game but fouling to buy time resulted in a 4 point loss to St. John the Baptist.

FINAL: St. John the Baptist 27

Madeleine 23

3 Boys City 2016 1st Place St. John Baptist

St. John the Baptist 3rd Grade Boys win the CYO City Basketball Championship March 5th at Valley Catholic High School defeating the Madeleine 27 – 23

3 Boys City 2016 2nd Place Madeleine

The Madeleine School from Portland, OR took second place in the CYO City Championship Basketball tournament March 5th at Valley Catholic School in Beaverton.

Chloe Foerster Edges out CYO 3000 Meter Champ Kelly Park in the 1500


Kelly Park from Holy Trinity came into 1500 Meter with the best seeded time 5:09.01.  Chloe Foerster from St. Pius X had a seed time of 5:33.46.  At the end of the race, Chloe had a final time of 5:04.41, nearly a 30 second improvement in her time and the 2015 championship.  Kelly Park finished second in the CYO Meet of Champions with a time of 5:12.77.  I suspect Kelly’s effort the day before in the 3000 had an impact on her 1500 performance.

I attended the Oregon Middle School Meet of Champions in Corvallis hosted by Linus Pauling Middle School and had the opportunity to watch Chloe where she finished fourth in the 3000 and sixth in the 800 agains the very best middle school competition in the state.  I might also add that the St. Pius girls won the meet!

Excellent job to the entire field!

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Chloe Foerster wins the 1500 Meter Run at the CYO Meet of Champions May 17, 2015

Champion: Chloe Foerster (St. PIus X), Second: Kelly Park (Holy Trinity), Third: Corrina Hatfield (St. Anthony), Fourth: Malea Cesar (St. PIus X), Paige Grant (St. John Fisher), Sixth: Fiona Lenth (St. John Fisher), Seventh: Olivia Silenzi (Valley Catholic), Eighth: Julia Sieber (Our Lady of the Lake)

Champion: Chloe Foerster (St. PIus X), Second: Kelly Park (Holy Trinity), Third: Corrina Hatfield (St. Anthony), Fourth: Malea Cesar (St. PIus X), Fifth: Paige Grant (St. John Fisher), Sixth: Fiona Lenth (St. John Fisher), Seventh: Olivia Silenzi (Valley Catholic), Eighth: Julia Sieber (Our Lady of the Lake)

7 Grade Girls CYO City BXB Championship Valley Catholic vs St. Pius X


7th Grade Girls City Championship

Home: Valley Catholic – Bradleigh Cameron, Leada Berkey

Away: St. Pius X – Doug Klucevek, Bob Dach

Q1:      5 – 4 – Valley Catholic

Q2:      11 – 10 – Valley Catholic

Q3:      16 – 18 – St. Pius X

Q4:      22 – 29 – St. Pius X FINAL

Highlights

Two incredibly good defensive teams forcing most shots from the outside where shooting was difficult.

71SPX Team

Valley Catholic takes second place in the 7th Grade Girls CYO City Championship 2015

Valley Catholic takes second place in the 7th Grade Girls CYO City Championship 2015

Who’s Coaching CYO Basketball? For Riehl?


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.

T.R. Riehl coaches CYO Basketball at Christ the King.

Green and White is the Color in the 5th Grade Girls CYO Basketball Championship!


5th Grade Girls City Championship

Home: St. Pius X – Luke Vu

Away: St. Francis, Sherwood – Coach Don Fuchs

Q1:      St. Pius X 20 – St. Francis (Sherwood) 5

Q2:      St. Pius X 20 – St. Francis (Sherwood) 5

Q3:      St. Pius X 29 – St. Francis (Sherwood) 11

Q4:      St. Pius X 34 – St. Francis (Sherwood) 17 FINAL

Highlights

St. Pius X the stronger team lead by 15 at the end of the first quarter. The entire bench of St. Pius X got plenty of playing time and the CYO spirit made for a great contest between the two clubs. Both clubs are to be commended for great coaching and great spirit on the court, on the bench and in the stands.

St. Pius X 5th Grade Girls win the 2015 CYO City Basketball Championship at Valley Catholic

St. Pius X 5th Grade Girls win the 2015 CYO City Basketball Championship at Valley Catholic

St. Francis, Sherwood, takes second place in the CYO City Basketball Championship 2015.

St. Francis, Sherwood, takes second place in the CYO City Basketball Championship 2015.