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2016 Awards Banquet

Champions League Basketball Game - April 10th POSTPONED


To those that purchased tickets, or were thinking about purchasing tickets, we received this statement today concerning the game.

Champions League will postpone its charity basketball game, scheduled for April 10 at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, until after the league's summer season. Champions League apologizes for any inconvenience and looks forward to rescheduling this charity game in the very near future and delivering a great day of basketball for fans. Champions is offering full ticket refunds to those CYC families that purchased tickets and they will get an email thru Ticketmaster.

Love to see Sportsmanship During Archdiocesan Playoffs

March Madness has nothing on April Archdiocesan Basketball Playoffs.  There were many very close games this past weekend.  Games that were decided by 1, 2 or 3 points.  At St. Clement there were back to back buzzer beaters to win the game.  Even more impressive than the hustle and competitiveness of a good basketball game is great sportsmanship during the playoffs.

The St. Rose 6th grade boys team coached by Ryan Camper earned themselves a Random Act of Sportsmanship (RAS).  Congratulations to the coaches and all 11 players.  The coaches did a great job of making sure all the players played a lot, and that is not easy with 11 players on the team.  Plus when it was their turn to sit on the bench, those players were cheering and encouraging their teammates on the floor.  Every player hustled and worked as a team.  Joey Reinkemeyer of St. Rose also earned himself an individual RAS when late in a 1 point game he congratulated his opponent for their diving effort to save a ball.  St. Rose, not just good basketball players, but great sports!

We also want to commend and recognize Keith Brisotti, St. Alban Roe lacrosse coach.  During his team's game you can hear him on the sideline saying such things as: "nice save", "great pass", "that was a great shot" and "good cradling".  What makes this so impressive is he says it as often to the opposing players as he does to his own players.  He loves the sport of lacrosse and enjoys seeing ALL the players make good plays and progress in their skills.  This has earned him a RAS Award.

We would also like to recognize sisters Maria and Alyssa Johnson, CYC Lacrosse officials.  Not only do they do a great job of calling the game, but they explain their calls to the players.  Since most of the players are new to the sport, those explanations are very helpful as they learn the game of lacrosse.  In addition, this past Saturday both Maria and Alyssa took turns running up and down the field with a new official to help her as she officiated her first two games of the season.  Thank you girls!  Your sportsmanship is much appreciated.

(Warning: Soapbox Speech Ahead)  Speaking of officials, as we head to the Semi-finals and Championship games of CYC basketball, please support and encourage your team but do also be kind to the officials.  Just like your child that is trying their hardest, the officials are doing their best to call a good game.  We would love to give out more RASes to Positive Fans!

As always, we ask you to keep your eyes and ears open and let us know when you see any RAS.  Simply send an email to with an explanation of the act, so we can recognize and reward that player, coach, official or fan.  Good Sportsmanship makes Great Sports!  

CYC Archdiocesan Basketball Championships Begin

CYC Youth Basketball Championships begin on Saturday, April 2nd and continue through Sunday April 10th.

The North County CYC District will be hosting the Girl's division games at St. Rose Philippi Duchesne, St. Norbert, Sacred Heart, Florissant and Holy Trinity Catholic High School.

Boy's divisions will be hosted by the West County CYC District, with games being played at Ascension, Incarnate Word, St. Clement and St. Joseph, Manchester.

There are over 100 teams competing in 16 different divisions.

Compete brackets, site directions can all be found on our Basketball page . . .

20% off at Sports Authority April 2&3 - No Foolin'

CYC Families!
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Sports Authority wishes all CYC athletes good luck this Spring season!

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