September 2012

Holy Infant Mike Kelly Basketball Tournament

Date: 
12/01/2012 - 12/09/2012
Sport: 
Basketball

Location

Holy Infant Parish
Grade and Gender: 
5th - 6th Grade Boys and Girls
Entry Fee: 
$125 per team
Tournament Full: 
YES
Contact: 
Jeff Gratzer at gratzerjcnn@sbcglobal.net or 636-394-9344

St. Michael's 20th Annual 4th Grade Holiday Basketball Tournament

Date: 
12/08/2012 - 12/15/2012
Sport: 
Basketball

Location

St. Michael the Archangel
7630 Lansdowne
Shrewsbury, MO 63119
Grade and Gender: 
4th Grade Boys and Girls
Entry Fee: 
$140 per team
Tournament Full: 
Yes
Contact: 
Marc Langhauser at stmikebb@yahoo.com

Christ, Prince of Peace 3rd Grade Holiday Basketball Tournament

Date: 
12/26/2012 - 12/31/2012
Sport: 
Basketball

Location

Christ, Prince of Peace
Grade and Gender: 
3rd Grade Boys and Girls
Entry Fee: 
$150 per team.
Tournament Full: 
No
Contact: 
Joe Hipskind at jhipskind@stinson.com or 314-259-4564

21st Annual Dennis Mignerone Basketball Classic

Date: 
11/25/2012 - 12/16/2012
Sport: 
Basketball

Location

St. Simon
Grade and Gender: 
6th - 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Entry Fee: 
$150 per team
Tournament Full: 
No
Contact: 
Mark Braun at markb@hhiroof.com or 314-610-1170

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Queen of All Saints 5th Annual Fall Classic

Date: 
11/03/2012 - 11/18/2012
Sport: 
Soccer

Location

Queen of All Saints
6611 Christopher Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63129
Grade and Gender: 
2nd - 4th Grade Boys and Girls
Entry Fee: 
$150 per team
Tournament Full: 
No
Contact: 
Contact Chris Hackett at 314-378-5148 or Joe Darmody at 314-853-8917

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CYC Players Enjoy Night at SLU Volleyball

Half the SLU Billiken crowd consisted of CYC players and their families at Chaifetz Arena.  The crowd was treated to a 3 set Billiken victory by coach Kent Miller's girls over the Evansville Purple Aces.  Between the second and third sets, over  75 CYC players in their jerseys got a chance to participate in a serving contest.  Serve the ball over the net and hit one of the many t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants that were spread out on the court on the other side of the court.  Many serves found their mark!

Not only were we able to cheer on Carly Marcum and Andrea Bolt, both former CYC players, but the the Aces had two former CYC players also, Hannah Wilson and Katie Klages.  Upcoming CYC Nights at SLU are Saturday, Sept. 29, Men's soccer vs Central Arkansas and Friday, October 19th Women's soccer vs St. Joseph.  Players in their CYC jerseys get in free, and family and friends can get tickets for only $4 by calling the Billiken ticket office at 314 977-1260.

  

RAS - Rain nor Score nor Gloom of Night can dampen the Immacolata Spirit!

The Sportsmanship Brigade got into the Immacolata gym on Friday, September 7th just before the skies over St. Louis opened up for a torrential and much needed downpour. We were on-hand to see the home team 4th grade girls volleyball squad take on their counterparts from Holy Redeemer. Immacolata had a tough time matching Holy Redeemer's serving and digging skills. The visitors took control and easily won all three sets. Strange thing is you wouldn't know it by looking at the Immacolata girls on the floor or on the bench. They were completely oblivious to the score. These girls lost, but they would not be defeated. They cheered each other when they did score. They cheered each other on returned serves. Heck, they cheered for each other when one of their serves made it over the net.

Neither the score nor the weather would dampen their spirits. Then, there was Libby of Immacolata. Libby was racing toward the sideline trying to return a serve when she noticed it may go out of bounds. She tried to pull her hand back at the last second. Did she touch it or did it just go out? No one was sure. The officials were uncertain of the call and both coaches shrugged their shoulders. There wasn't any indication from the crowd either. No one knew but Libby and the young lady didn't leave us in suspense very long. She raised her hand and acknowledged she touched the ball before it went out. Possession would go to Holy Redeemer. Integrity went to Libby. The Brigade came up with an interesting way to present the evening's award. Libby had clearly shown an act of selflessness. Her selection was easy, but we chose not to leave out her teammates.

Immacolata has a team that embodies the very essence of youth sports. They have fun and lots of it. Their positive attitude was infectious and everyone in the building caught it. We all wanted them to do well regardless of the outcome. With that in mind, the Brigade decided to treat the Immacolata team to a pizza party for its efforts. Here's how the girls reacted:

                                   

The CYC thanks Solomon Alexander and the Sportsmanship Brigade for spotting Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS) at CYC games. 

We also wanted to recognize coaches Matt and Kathy Schmidt and their 7th grade St. Cletus volleyball team for their "behind the scenes" sportsmanship.  Their team recently participated in the Preseason CYC @ MYC volleyball tournament.  They had notified the tourney director of a conflict, but the director missed it and scheduled them on that day.  The Schmidts acknowledged how hard it is to accomodate everyone's busy schedule and agreed to play that day.  That action earned them the Random Act of Sportsmanship Award.  They even played one match with a player and a coach missing.  However, they were rewarded by advancing to the playoff round. 

                                

We invite YOU to let us know when you see a Random Act of Sportsmanship by a player, coach, official or fans.  Just e-mail or call Buzz Swanston at buzzswanston@archstl.org or 314 353-8911 ext. 13.

 

CYC Night at the Rams - Thursday, October 4th

 

The St. Louis Rams are offering CYC players, parents and friends a deal on tickets to their Thursday night, October 4th 7:20pm game against the Arizona Cardinals.  Each terrace level ticket (regular price $40) and a $10 food and beverage voucher can be purchased for only $35.  Come see the current St. Louis pro football team take on the former St. Louis pro football team.  You can order tickets by calling Amanda Lutz, Rams ticket sales at 314 425-0528.  This is a chance to see the Rams without missing your week-end CYC soccer or volleyball games! 

Coaches & Parents learn more about Concussions

CYC Coaches and Parents are invited to a FREE Seminar - "Concussions in Soccer".  The seminar is being sponsored by Orthopedic Associates LLC and Rehab1Network.  It will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00 to 7:30pm at Orthopedic Associates, 1050 Old Des Peres Road, Des Peres, MO 63131.  The Agenda for the seminar:

6:00 Anatomy of Concussion: Paul Young MD, neurosurgeon

6:20 On Field Management: Jason Young MD, orthopedic surgeon

6:40 Long Term Management: Robert Fucetola PHD, neuropsychologist

7:00 How Concussions Changed My Life: Taylor Twellman, retired MLS Player and former CYC player

CYC @ MYC - Hot VB, Endow, WOW!

    

The CYC @ MYC Pre-Season Volleyball tournament featured some very HOT volleyball, not only hot in quality but hot temperatures too.  Twenty-eight girls teams and ten boys teams competed in a warm-up tournament to get ready for the fall CYC regular season.  Teams represented all 6 CYC districts.  Plus over 280 girls, coaches and some parents participated in the ENDOW (Education on the Nature and Dignity of Women) presentation while they rested in the air-conditioning between matches.  While all teams took home some great experiences, the following teams battled in the Championship final matches in their divisions.  The St. Peter's of Kirkwood boys defeated St. Gabriel.  The 7th grade girls featured St Margaret Mary Alacoque over St. Cletus and in the 8th grade girls division St. Catherine Laboure defeated Incarnate Word.  Good luck and good sportsmanship to all the team during the season.