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Recent 8A Basketball News

Winter Sports Photos, Jan. 24 in Community Room

By Nancy Pomis 01/14/2019, 10:00pm CST

Team/Individual sports pictures are scheduled for Thursday, January 24, in the Community Room beginning at 5:00.  Girls AND Boys Basketball will be photographed in their sport uniform. Scheduled picture times are outlined below.  Coaches and players need to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled picture time. Pictures will take place at the listed time.   Please enter the Church doors and proceed to the hallway outside the Community Room.

Note: If your child will be unable to make the picture, please email your head coach so that he/she is aware.

Color Portraits is the company we use for photos.  Picture forms will go home in backpacks the week of January 14th and can be completed and brought with your child on picture day. Or, you can prepay and order BEFORE picture day at Colorportraits.com.  The school event code is 10026541 for prepay online ordering. If you have questions you can contact Customer Service at cphelpcenter.com for any questions or concerns before or after picture day.

SCHEDULE

5:00 8th Boys Basketball

5:10 7th Boys Basketball

5:20 6th Boys Basketball

5:30 5th Boys Basketball

5:40 8th Girls Basketball

5:50 7th Girls Basketball

6:00 6th Girls Basketball

6:10 5th Girls Basketball

6th Grade Girls Team takes 2nd in St. Emily Tournament

By Josh Vernoski 01/13/2019, 9:15pm CST

2nd Place finish for 6th Grade Girls!

The 6th Grade Girls team finished 2nd in this weekend's St. Emily's 6th Grade basketball tournament.  The first round game saw the girls beat a good St. Theresa team 23-22 in Overtime. The 2nd round game the girls won vs. 28-20 vs. St. Thomas.  In Sunday's finals, the girls ended up losing to a very good St. James team 36-24.  Great effort by all the girls, way to go Saints!

2019 Joey Sykes Tournament

By Ann Cantieri 01/07/2019, 8:30pm CST

T-Shirt Orders Due Jan. 8, Jeans Day Jan. 18

In memory of Joey Sykes, a former St. Raymond student who battled a rare form of pediatric cancer with great courage, determination, and optimism, the St. Raymond Athletic Association is proud to host the 15th Annual Joey Sykes 8th grade boys basketball Tournament Thursday, January 17th thru Sunday, January 20th.

The tournament will feature twenty 8th grade boys teams competing over four days in the St. Raymond School and Lincoln gyms.  The tournament features a Silver and Gold bracket as well as a 3-point contest on Championship Sunday.  There is a raffle with a chance to win many amazing prizes.

St. Raymond will be donating the net proceeds of the tournament to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation in the name of Joey Sykes who attended St. Raymond School. Last year, we donated over $4,000 to the Foundation in honor of Joey.

ORDER JOEY SYKES T-SHIRTS BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 8TH

Order your Joey Sykes T-shirts now to support the tournament!  Orders are due by Tuesday, January 8th. Shirts are $11 each.

Place your order on-line at: www.sportsemporium.net and please include your student’s homeroom with your order.

(If unsure of the size, please order a larger size as shirts do run small)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMITTEE

If  you are interested in being part of the planning and implementation of this great tournament, please contact Bill Cantieri at bcantieri@comcast.net.

iVolunteer will be available in January to sign up for concession, raffle, admission, scoreboard & book help.

PACK THE GYM FOR JOEY – FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH

On Friday night of the tournament, our St. Raymond 8th grade boys teams will play.  Let’s “Pack the Gym For Joey” that Friday evening! The Athletic Association encourages all students to come out and pack the gym for this great event as we cheer on our teams, raise funds to fight pediatric cancer, and celebrate the spirit of Joey Sykes.

$1 JEANS DAY AND PACK THE GYM – FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th

On Friday, January 18th, students will have a Joey Sykes $1 Jeans Day!  If students participate in Jeans Day, they can wear the following:

  • Joey Sykes T-Shirt, St. Raymond Basketball Uniform jersey, Spirit Wear or shirt with St. Raymond or Saints on it.  If a student does not have Spirit Wear, a student may wear a solid T-shirt in SRS colors (red, black or white) or SRS uniform gym shirt
  • Jeans, dark leggings or stretch pants with a long shirt, SRS uniform gym sweatpants, or SRS Spirit Wear pants.

Looking forward to a terrific weekend of basketball!

Sincerely,

Bill Cantieri (bcantieri@comcast.net)

Joey Sykes Committee Chairperson