IJP SPORTS BULLETIN
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
Yes!!! It feels so good to play some football again after two weeks off. Our boys were so excited and so in the zone until they couldn’t help themselves – both Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) won! St. Ann was a determined opponent and they played well. But Kingsmen get the job done!
Varsity’s 14-8 victory was sealed with touchdowns by Paddy Donahue (#23) and Caleb McClellan (#44). Darin Koprowski (#9) made the 2-point conversion on the first touchdown. St. Ann managed to block the conversion attempt on the 2nd touchdown.
JV had a 19-0 win with the first and third touchdowns scored by Kellen Maclin (#32). Bryson Smith (#38) achieved the second touchdown as well as the 1-point conversion on the 3rd touchdown.
The last game of the season before the championship will be this Saturday, November 4. Varsity will face Our Lady of the Ridge at 12 noon in Freedom Park – 6252 Birmingham Street, Chicago Ridge, IL.
Our 8th grade girls were not able to best Queen of Martyrs in last week’s playoff game. While their run has ended, it’s been a really exciting season overall. The sportsmanship and cohesiveness of the team has really grown as they learned each other’s strengths and how to work together. We wish our 8th graders all the best and hope they continue to develop their basketball and leadership skills at the high school level. Go Kingsmen!
Coming back from an 8-point deficit in the first half of their game against Our Lady of the Woods, our 7th grade girls went on to win 25-13, with OLOW only scoring 2 points in the second half. Chloe Terry (#14) led the team in scoring with 15 points. Madison Davis, (#14 - one of the 6th graders on the team) had 7 points and pressured OLOW into numerous turnovers. The other 3 points were scored by Jacinta Ndubuisi-Obi (#11). Gabrielle Pulliam (#10) had her best defensive effort with key rebounds and steals throughout. Claire Smith (#6), as always, hustled and gave the team great leadership that helped them advance to the final four. Rounding out the team, our super subs Ashley Freeman (#25), Destiny Ndubuisi-Obi (#40) and Alexandria Brown (#4), all 6th graders, also contributed to a spectacular defense with great team enthusiasm.
On the injured list is Maya Foulks (#33) who’s nursing a sprained ankle and hopes to get back in on the action with the next game. Speaking of which, the next game (semi-final / final four) is this Saturday, November 4 @ 5:20 p.m. at Marist High School – 4200 W. 115th Street, Chicago, IL. It’s going to be intense and our girls would appreciate as many IJP friends and family as possible to cheer them on!
Evaluations for 4th – 8th grade boys who are IJP students or IJP Religious Education students, that have turned in registration forms for basketball will be held this Sunday, November 5 in the IJP gym. Times are as follows:
- 4th grade: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
- 5th grade: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
- 6th grade: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
- 7th grade: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
- 8th grade: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Evaluations are closed. We ask that parents drop their sons off and return to pick them up at the designated times. Only the approved evaluators will be allowed in the gym.
If you have not turned in a registration form yet and your son is interested in participating, please print and fill out a registration form from the IJP Parish website – www.ijpparish.org – and click on the Athletic tab. Bring your son, the registration form and payment to evaluations on Sunday at the appropriate time based on their grade and ask for Vince Mayronne.
One month to go before the volleyballs are sent flying over the net! Our eight girls volleyball teams are honing their skills and ready to play. Ace serves, back row attacks, spikes, double blocks - they are working on every move and play possible and are anxious to face their first opponents. When is that you ask? Well, their first games are the weekend of December 1. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the date. Hope to see you there!
IJP Athletic Board:
Are you a natural born leader? Great with kids? Want to be in the middle of the action? Like the thrill of a play unfolding right before your eyes just as you planned? Like to rhyme and dance? Know more sports rules, trivia and statistics than you know what to do with? Likes math and financial equations? Well, you’re perfect for the Athletic Board. We have extremely enticing open positions that we’re excited to have you fill! They are:
- Board Coordinator
- Girls Basketball Coordinator
- Cheerleading Coordinator
- Football Coordinator
Don’t miss this opportunity of the century (okay, okay…school years). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an Athletic Board application!!!!!
(Submitted by Tito & Erica Thomas, IJP Athletic Board)