March 2012

2012 Bishop Koester Memorial Soccer Tournament

Date: 
08/26/2012 - 09/02/2012
Sport: 
Soccer

Location

St. Joan of Arc
Grade and Gender: 
KDG - 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Entry Fee: 
$115 per team
Tournament Full: 
No
Contact: 
Tournament Director, Jeff Howard, at sjatournament@stjoanofarcstl.com or 314-313-8903

For a tournament application and more info, please visit our website at…

http://www.stjoanofarcstl.com/Athletic_Assn/Soccer_Home.htm

8th Annual Holy Spirit Summer Soccerfest

Date: 
08/15/2012 - 08/19/2012
Sport: 
Soccer

Location

Maryland Heights Sportport
Grade and Gender: 
KDG - 12th Grade Boys and Girls
Entry Fee: 
$165 for grades K - 2, $170 for grade 3, $180 for grades 4 - 12
Tournament Full: 
No
Contact: 
Mike Schnable at mandsschnable@hotmail.com or call 314-770-2266

For more information:

Show your Baseball/Softball Skills

                                                    

The River City Rascals are hosting a Pitch, Hit and Run competition at TR Hughes Ballpark on Sunday, April 15th starting at 9:00am. This event is FREE for any and all Boys and Girls who would like to give it a try. For more detailed information, click here, for more the details, or contact the Rascals at 636 240-2287.
 

I Played CYC Sports

         

Drew Hanlen, who played sports at St. Michael in Shrewsbury, hopes his #14 seed Belmont Bruins can be bracket busters today as they take on the #3 seed, Georgetown Hoyas in the NCAA Basketball tournament.  The game will be played at 3:10 on Friday, March 16th.  This is not the first time the senior guard has played in the NCAA tournament,  The Bruins lost to Wisconsin in last year's tournament.  So along with rooting for St. Louis University and Mizzou, you can root for the Belmont Bruins to pull an upset, knowing you are rooting for a former CYC player! 

Mike Leary and Brian Flavin set a tone of Sportsmanship

                                                    

This past Sunday, during the 8th grade girls championship game of the Tom Elder Tournament, the two officials, Mike Leary and Brian Flavin, set the tone of sportsmanship that not only included the players, but the crowd too.  Coach Sean Ebeling of St. Roch recognized their Random Acts of Sportsmanship and wrote this about the officials:

"Before the game, Mike Leary brought us all to center court.  At which point, he had the girls introduce themselves to each other.  Then he explained that the girl across from you right now could be sitting in your Chemistry class next year in high school.  He further explained that what you do on the court today could impact your relationships with other girls throughout high school...and wouldn't you want to have more friends than less friends in high school.  He then had all the girls form a single line facing the stands (which were packed with fans from St. Roch and Ste. Genevieve).  He asked a volunteer to take two steps forward and lead everyone in prayer.  The whole crowd prayed the Hail Mary.  Together.  No basketballs bouncing, no people talking, everyone praying.  Many of these girls have played basketball together for 6 years, and this was the final time they would ever play together as a team.  Those few moments said a lot about the refs, and it helped set the tone for a well-played game.  Girls helped each other up if they fell down, and I heard more than one "Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to bump you."  Both refs explained the fouls and the reason for the whistle.  At the end of the game Mike Leary presented the medals, and remind the girls, that basketball, while important, is just a game.  He congratulated each and every one of them.  The officials set the tone of the game from the prayer, with the explanations all the way to the congratulations.  Above and beyond!  And it was appreciated by the St. Roch fans."

Thank you Mike and Brian for your wonderful contribution to the girls, the fans and the CYC. 

Should you see an outstanding Random Act of Sportsmanship, please let us know.  Send a note to Buzz Swanston at buzzswanston@archstl.org.