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
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.
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
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
The Madeleine School from Portland, OR took second place in the CYO City Championship Basketball tournament March 5th at Valley Catholic School in Beaverton.
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!
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), 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)
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
Two incredibly good defensive teams forcing most shots from the outside where shooting was difficult.
Valley Catholic takes second place in the 7th Grade Girls CYO City Championship 2015
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.
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
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. Francis, Sherwood, takes second place in the CYO City Basketball Championship 2015.