Last Banquet Celebrates High School Athletes

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director

Eva Borders’ season wrapped up with a quarterfinal match against the defending state champion.  Rallies went on seemingly forever and many games went into multiple deuces, but ultimately Eva lost 6-1, 6-1.  It was a terrific freshman season for her – congratulations!

Spring Sports Banquet
The Athletic Department hosted its final event of the school year on Tuesday night, when we celebrated our high school spring sport athletes.  The boys’ varsity and girls’ JV and varsity tennis teams had dinner and words from coaches who also handed out awards.  Individual team awards were as follows.

Boys’ Tennis Awards
Most Outstanding Performer – Jamie Anderson
Most Improved Player – Emerson Mudd
Wyvern Award – Tanner Dehler

Girls’ Varsity Awards
Most Outstanding Performer – Eva Borders
Wyvern Award – Ciana Lancaster & Anna Finkelstein
Hustle Award – Madeline Case

Girls’ JV Awards
Newcomer – Lara Bruhn
Hustle Award – Shams Shaker
Best Attitude Award – Lily Prohaska

Downtown Awards Day

End-of-the-Year High School Athletic Awards

US Army Scholar Athlete Award Recipients
Jamie Anderson ’15
Anna Finkelstein ’15

Male Athlete of the Year
Emerson Mudd ’16

Female Athlete of the Year
Eva Borders ’18
Alexis Nelson ’18

Gaby Perez School Spirit Award
James Risley ’17

Middle and High School student athletes will needed an updated physical for the 2015-16 school year to compete in athletics.  The forms can be found on the school website. Please submit fully completed forms to the athletic department.

All Middle School basketball, soccer, field hockey and track and field uniforms are to be returned to the athletic department.

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The MS Baseball team’s inaugural season is winding down and after a loss in the tournament’s opening round, the Wyverns took the field in the consolation bracket for a shot at 3rd place.  On Monday night, St. Francis faced off against familiar opponent, Whitefield Academy.  After splitting the regular season series, the Wyverns came in with confidence they could win again and did so on a night where they struggled at the plate.  St. Francis scored six runs in the game while recording only one hit (a Connor Gorman 2-RBI double) in five innings of play.  Stevaun Butler got the win after pitching three solid innings and the Wyverns took a 5-2 lead into the fourth.  Lake Mackin struck out two in the inning, holding Whitefield scoreless.  After the Wyverns tacked on an insurance run in the fifth, Lake was back on the mound with the win in sight.  In the bottom of the fifth, the Wyverns stayed focused to avoid what has plagued them all season.  The phrase “one bad inning” was used this season after each loss.  Pitching and defense sealed the 6-4 win for the Wyverns.

A familiar opponent awaited the Wyverns after their consolation bracket win on Tuesday night.  The Crusaders, who on last Thursday night knocked the Wyverns out of championship contention, were able to win the other consolation semi-final, to set up the rematch.

The Wyverns came out strong on offense to start the game scoring 4 in the top half of the first inning.  Isaiah Green started everything off with a bunt and led the Wyverns offensive charge going 3 for 3 and scoring twice in the game. Defensively the Wyverns played solid allowing only 2 runs through 4 innings.  Lake Mackin started on the mound, striking out 5 in 3 innings. St. Francis was able to pull out the win 11-6 for 3rd Place in the tournament.  Their first season was a raving success.  Congrats to coaches, players and parents for a great season.

MS Track and Field

Walden Invitational
The track team headed to Walden last Friday night for their final event of the regular season.  In combined team results (5/6 & 7/8), our girls placed 2nd overall, with the boys taking 3rd place. The girls’ 5/6 team finished 1st in their division, while the girls’ 7/8 team finished in 2nd place.  On the boys’ side, the 5/6 team had a 2nd place division finish and the 7/8 team finished 3rd.  Top individual performances are below.

Girls’ 5/6
Lily Johnson, 1st place 200 M; Olivia Hahn, 2nd place High Jump, 3rd place 400 M; Jasmin Gonzalez, 2nd place Shot Put, 3rd place Discus; Mellie Simpson, 1st place Discus

Girls’ 7/8
Ryane Jones, 2nd place High Jump, 3rd place 100 M Dash; Grace Donovan, 1st place 400 M; Sydney Ragland, 2nd place 1600 M; Chloe Church, 3rd place 200 M; Alexa Von Feldt, 2nd place Discus; Relays, 2nd place Girls’ 4×100 (Jones, Church, Hardwick-Jones, Donovan), 1st place Girls’ 4×400 (Donovan, Hahn, Payne, Ragland)

Boys’ JV 5/6
Jimmy Lancaster, 2nd place High Jump; Isaiah Green, 1st place 55 M Hurdles, 3rd place Long Jump; Relays, 1st place Boys’ 4×400 (Varda, Lancaster, Middleton, Makk)

Boys’ Varsity 7/8
Ford Middendorf, 3rd place Long Jump, 3rd place 100 M Hurdles; Caden Kirby, 3rd place Discus; Relays, 2nd place Boys’ 4×100 (Middendorf, Kirby, Perkins, Middleton)

This was one of our best seasons ever.  A special thanks to all of our volunteers who stepped in and helped this season at our home track meets.

Congratulations to the following who have qualified and will compete in the State Championships on Saturday, May 30th at the University of Louisville.




















Eva Borders Advances to State Tennis Quarterfinals

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director

The KHSAA boys’ and girls’ state tennis tournament kicked off on Thursday morning in Lexington. St. Francis was represented by Jamie Anderson ’15 and Eva Borders ’18.

On the boys’ side, Jamie made quick work of his first-round opponent, winning 6-0, 6-1. Jamie went into the second round against the tournament’s #4 overall seed, unfortunately falling 6-1, 6-1. Jamie had a fantastic senior season and a high school career to be very proud of. We wish him all the best as he heads off to Vassar to play tennis next fall.

Eva played a solid opening-round opponent, winning 6-3, 6-0, and then cruised through the second round with a 6-1, 6-0 victory to advance to the round of 16. She battled rain and her opponent this morning to win 7-5, 6-0, reeling off nine straight game wins to finish the match off. At press time, she was competing in the quarterfinals against the defending champion. Go, Eva!!!

On Monday night, St. Francis played its rematch with Collegiate at KCD. The visiting Wyverns jumped out 3-0 in the top of the first, only to see the lead erased by errors in the bottom of the inning. St. Francis fell behind after the second inning 4-3 but worked its way back in the third, and faced a tie ballgame after three complete innings. The weather was threatening all afternoon and during the 5th inning the sky opened up and delivered a solid downpour, but with no more severe weather in sight, the game continued. Both teams held in the 5th and just as the Wyverns took a 6-5 lead in the top of the 6th, lightning struck to end the game in an official 5-5 tie. Isaiah Green and Lake Mackin had solid performances on the mound while Connor Gorman and Stevaun Butler led the way at the plate.

The Wyverns ended their regular season on Tuesday night at KCD against Christian Academy. This was also a rematch of a game St. Francis lost earlier in the year. This was a different night and the Wyverns were ready for the rematch as they pulled out a 7-3 victory. The defense held up, with only one error all game. Levi Tyler and Stevaun Butler handled pitching duties for the team. Connor Gorman drove in three runs and scored two more. Late-game hits from Mac Van Inwegen and Isaiah Robles gave the Wyverns the final cushion.

The team started hot in the opening round of the tournament against Christian Academy, jumping out to a 6-1 lead after 2 1/2 innings. They struggled in the 3rd inning and then battled back in the 4th, ultimately falling 12-9. The loss moves St. Francis into the tournament consolation bracket that will be played next week.

Middle School Athletic Banquet
The Middle School Athletic Banquet was held last week to celebrate athletes from all sports. This year our final banquet was a celebration of our soccer, field hockey, basketball, track and field, baseball and lacrosse teams. We also celebrated those athletes who competed on high school teams in the sports of swimming and tennis. In Middle School athletics, coaches give two awards to deserving team members. The Wyvern Award is typically awarded to the athlete who embodies everything the coach has asked out of his/her athletes. This person is usually a team leader, shows up on time, is a good model for other teammates to follow, always does what the coach asks,and takes initiative in organizing and solidifying the team. The award for Most Improved goes to the player who has shown significant improvement and has worked hard to gain such improvement. Below is a list of award winners for individual teams:


Wyvern Tennis Wraps Up Season

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director

The boys’ and girls’ tennis teams completed their seasons just before Derby weekend. Following the break, both teams jumped into Region 6 tournament action. Jamie Anderson came into the tournament as the overall #3 seed, and after a first-round bye made quick work of his opponent in the second round. Ben Weaver was dominant in first-round action and played well in the second but fell to Manual’s #1 6-4, 6-4. Andrew Thurstone and Alan Ziegler managed a first-round bye but lost a tough one to Male in the second round. Nick Scarfe and Ethan Mackin played well but fell to Manual in the opening round.

Jamie was the lone Wyvern on the boys’ side to continue on to the second day. In the quarterfinal match, he was up against the tournament’s overall #5 seed. He cruised to victory 6-1, 6-1, earning him a spot in the semifinals as well as a place in next week’s state tournament. Jamie’s run ended in the semis with a loss, but his play will keep him alive for a repeat trip to the State Tournament.

Eva Borders was the girls’ #1 seed in her tournament and she did not disappoint. Eva stormed through, losing only two games enroute to her second consecutive title. She will advance to her third consecutive state tournament, with a great chance of getting a top seed. In other action during the tournament, Lucy Lv played singles and Talia Blue/Emma Boland and Shelly Lancaster/Esme Tyler all played doubles. They represented themselves and St. Francis with aplomb but did not advance past the first round.

MS Track and Field
Last week the Middle School track team played host to seven schools (West End, Rock Creek, Anchorage, KCD, OSL, South Oldham, and Walden) for the 15th annual SFS Relays meet. Perfect weather and terrific performances were turned in by all SFS athletes in this relay-only meet. The 7/8 grade girls’ team captured their 4th overall meet victory of the year, finishing in 1st place. The 7/8 grade boys’ team competed well and had their best performance yet in the distance medley. The 5/6 girls finished first overall in the meet with a 1st place finish in the sprint medley. The 5/6 boys turned in outstanding performances in 4×200 and 4×400 relay races, finishing 5th overall in their division.

Next week the team travels to Walden to compete in their final regular season meet of the year.

LS Track and Field
The boys’ and girls’ LS track team traveled to Walden for their first meet of the season.
The team did a fantastic job in the 50M, 100M, 200M, 400M and the Long Jump. Congrats to Coaches Madelyn Blue and Carey Thornburgh on a great outing by the young Wyverns.

MS Baseball
The MS Baseball team dropped a couple of games back-to-back over the past week. Undermanned with players out for various reason, the Wyverns fell to Highland Latin last Thursday and to Christian Academy this past Tuesday. They have three games remaining on their schedule, starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Fern Creek Park against Whitefield Academy.

Middle School Athletic Banquet
The Middle School Athletic Banquet was a great success on Thursday night. Many thanks to Liz Cole for her organization of the event and to all the coaches for their tireless efforts during their seasons. A list of award winners will be printed in next week’s newsletter.

Wyvern Baseball Bests Whitefield Academy

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director

The Wyvern MS baseball team picked up an impressive win over Whitefield Academy on Monday night. In their first game in 16 days, St. Francis looked well rested as they posted an 8-3 victory. The team was led offensively by Connor Gorman, who went 3 for 3 with a home run and five RBIs. Stevaun Butler was steady on the mound, striking out five and allowing two runs in three innings of work. The team’s overall record is 2-2 with five games left on the schedule before the season-ending tournament.

Last night our MS Track team delivered a solid performance at Henry County with the girls winning the meet and the boys coming in 2nd!

The meet was further proof of the depth and talent of our girls’ team, given that they were without the 7th graders due to their field trip to Mammoth Cave. Our 7th graders encompass some of the best athletes for their age in the state. So to have a dominating performance without them, winning the meet by 85 points and being crowned champions , speaks volumes of our team! Yet another plaque for the trophy case and medals for 1st-3rd and ribbons 4th-8th. The boys’ team also didn’t disappoint, coming in 2nd place overall. Great job once again.

After a recount, 8th grader Alexa Von Feldt was awarded the Girls’ Conference Meet MVP tonight. She scored a total of 39 points – 1st in Shot Put, 1st in Discus, 1st in Turbo Javelin,
and tied with our very own Parker Smith for 1st in the High Jump. Congratulations!!

Girls’ 5/6 – KCD Invitational 4/17/2015 – 1st Place OverallMS_TrackField_417_2

Kyra Mefford
2nd place 55 M Hurdles
3rd place 200 M Dash

Olivia Hahn
3rd place 400 M

Mellie Simpson
2nd place Shot Put
2nd place Discus

Mackenzie Crowder
3rd place Discus

2nd place 4×200 (Bella Nugent, Bennett Middendorf, Ayda Marshall, Poppy Kuhn)MS_TrackField_417_5
3rd place 4×100 (Nyla Nawab, Norah Patrick, Ayda Marshall, Anna Hardwick-Jones)

Girls’ 7/8 – KCD Invitational – 1st Place Overall

Ryane Jones
1st place High Jump
1st place 200 M Dash
2nd place 100 M Dash

Holly Yelton
2nd place 1600 M

Grace Donovan
1st place 400 M

Meredith Fleming
1st place Long Jump
1st place 800 M

Sydney Ragland
3rd place 800 M

Chloe Church
2nd place 200 M

Alexa Von Feldt
1st place Shot Put
2nd place Discus

Cloey Beardsley
3rd place Discus

1st place 4×100 (Ryane Jones, Chloe Church, Meredith Fleming, Grace Donovan)
1st place 4×400 (Grace Donovan, Olivia Hahn, Izzy Payne, Meredith Fleming)

Boys 5/6 – KCD Invitational – 3rd Place Overall
Lucas Makk
3rd place 400 M

Jimmy Lancaster
2nd place High Jump

Stevaun Butler
2nd place Long Jump

Isaiah Green
1st place 55 M Hurdles

3rd place 4×400 (Owen Carey, Jimmy Lancaster, Stuart Middleton, Lucas Makk)

Boys Varsity 7/8 – KCD Invitational – 4th Place Overall
Ford Middendorf
2nd place 55 M Hurdles
3rd place 800 M

Caden Kirby
3rd place Discus

3rd place 4×100 (Ford Middendorf, Sean Sullivan, Drew Perkins, Caden Kirby)

Girls v. Assumption
St. Francis 1 – Assumption 4

Eva Borders ‘18 continued her streak of wins in this match, 6-0, 6-0!

Boys v. St. Xavier
St. Francis 1 St. Xavier 4

Jamie Anderson ‘15 continued his run of outstanding play as he was victorious 6-4, 6-4.

Girls v. Assumption
St. Francis 3 – Assumption 2

Lily Tierney ’15 pulled out a win in #1 singles and and both doubles teams (Talia Blue ’17/Esme Tyler ’16 and Anna Finkelstein ’15/Shelly Lancaster ’18) were victorious to notch the team’s overall win.

Boys v. Ballard
St. Francis 1 – Ballard 4

Without several key players, the team fought hard. 8th grader Alan Ziegler pulled out a victory in a tough 6-3, 1-6, 11-9 match!

Athletic Announcements

  • Tennis Senior Night: The boys’ and girls’ tennis teams will be celebrating Senior Night on Monday at Crescent Hill Park. Festivities will begin around 4:00 p.m. for Jamie Anderson, Lily Tierney, Anna Finkelstein, Grace Riely and Ciana Lancaster. Parents should arrive no later than 3:45 p.m.
  • The Middle School sports banquet will be Thursday, May 7th! Look for more information to come.
    All students who will be in grades 5-12 next year and are interested in participating in athletics will need an updated physical for the 2015-16 school year. Click here for a middle school physical form. Click here for a high school physical form.

Wyverns’ Track & Field Meet a Great Day

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director

Track and Field
The MS track and field teams were at Assumption Green on Saturday afternoon to compete in the Derby MS Track Meet.  The cool morning air let way to some breezy spring weather as the afternoon progressed, and the Wyverns had a great day.

The girls finished 4th overall as a team out of the 24 girls’ teams at the event.  Their finish was highlighted by a number of outstanding performances.  Individually Ryane Jones, Grace Donovan and Alexa Von Feldt paced the Wyverns throughout the day.  Ryane placed in her three individual events, 1st in the 200M, 2nd in the High Jump and 3rd in the 100M, as well as 2nd in the 4X100M Relay.  Grace, a member of that same 4X100M relay team, also placed 2nd in the 400M and 6th in the 100M.  Alexa placed in both throws events, 5th in the Shot Put and 7th in the Discus. The 4X100M team was rounded out by Chloe Church and Anna Hardwick-Jones.

The boys did not place as a team but did have a number of outstanding performances.  Ford Middendorf and Angus Middleton both placed in two events – Ford was 3rd in the 110 Hurdles and 6th in the 800M.  Angus finished 4th in the High Jump and 6th in the Triple Jump.  Isaiah Green and Caden Kirby also placed in the Triple Jump and Shot Put respectively.

Before the break, the girls’ and boys’ tennis teams played a number of matches.  Here are the final scores from those matches.

Girls’ Tennis Home vs. Simon Kenton
St. Francis 1 – Simon Kenton 4

Girls’ Tennis @ North Oldham
St. Francis 0 – North Oldham 5

Boys’ Tennis @ North Oldham
St. Francis 1 – North Oldham 4

Boys’ Tennis Home v. Collegiate
St. Francis 4 – Collegiate 1

Girls’ Tennis @ Collegiate
St. Francis 0 – Collegiate 5

Girls’ Tennis @ Oldham County
St. Francis 0 – Oldham County 5

Boys’ Tennis @ Oldham County
St. Francis 3 – Oldham County 2

Girls’ Tennis @ Manual
St. Francis 1 – Manual 4

Boys’ Tennis @ Manual
St. Francis 1 – Manual 3

Girls’ Tennis @ KCD
St. Francis 3 – KCD 2

Boys’ Tennis @ KCD
St. Francis 3 – KCD 2

The MS Baseball team played host to Collegiate on Tuesday night as one of their two true home games of the season played at Buechel Ballpark on Goldsmith Lane.  The boys faced a tough-hitting team in the Titans, falling behind 3-0 after the first inning.  They regrouped in the second to take the lead 4-3 behind good hitting from Stevaun Butler, who drove in three runs on a single to centerfield.  But in the top of the 3rd, the Titans started hitting the ball well and stretched their lead to 11-4.  Levi Tyler scored the final run for the Wyverns on a wildly-pitched ball.

The MS Baseball team was back in action on Wednesday night at KCD taking on Highland Latin.  The Wyverns jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.  Defense and pitching was solid all afternoon, shutting Latin out through four innings.  The offense clicked, scoring multiple runs in four of the teams five at bats. Connor Gorman led the offense, going 2 for 2, scoring three runs while also netting an RBI.

Girls’ JV Tennis Opens Season Against Brown

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director

The girls’ JV team opened its season last Saturday against Brown. Lily Prohaska and Rose GIlbert pulled out wins but St. Francis ultimately fell 8-4. The girls’ varsity team beat Seneca on Monday night 2-1, with Madeline Case leading the way. They played Eastern on Wednesday and suffered a 6-1 defeat without #1 player Eva Borders. Emma Boland and Talia Blue pulled out a victory in their doubles match.

The boys’ varsity team easily beat Seneca on Monday, with Andrew Thurstone and 8th grader Alan Ziegler dominating their opponents. They took on St. X on Wednesday, led by Jamie Anderson’s win at #1 singles. The rest of the squad hung tough but were defeated.

The MS boys’ baseball team took the field for their first-ever game on Tuesday against KCD. The team played well and stayed close throughout the game. Lake Mackin started on the mound and pitched three great innings, leaving with the game tied at 4 apiece. With the score tied at 5 in the bottom of the 5th, a couple of Wyvern errors and some KCD hits ended the game in favor of the Bearcats. Up next for St. Francis is a Tuesday night matchup with Collegiate at Buechel Park 5:30 p.m.

Track and Field
Lower School track and field will begin the week after Spring Break on Thursday, April 16th. Please contact Shavar Cowherd via email to sign up.

Tennis, Track & Field and Baseball

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director

On Monday, March 9th, the girls’ tennis team took to the courts to scrimmage Presentation and was able to pull out a win 3-2.  Lucy Lv and Anna Finkelstein played one and two singles respectively.  Lucy fell to her opponent, but Anna was able to pull out the win.  Esme Tyler and Shelly Lancaster played #1 doubles and won, working well as a team and exhibiting great communication.

That Wednesday, the boys’ tennis team opened its season with a match against our Goshen neighbor North Oldham, falling 4-1. Jamie Anderson at #1 singles started strong with a wicked kick serve and a solid ground game to take the first set. He stumbled briefly, then closed out the match for a  6-0, 6-3 dominant win.

Both the boys and girls were in action against North Bullitt on Thursday, winning handily.  On the girls’ side, Eva Borders played #1 singles  and easily clinched a win 6-0, 6-0.  Lily Tierney also pulled out the win: 5-7, 6-2, 8-10.

The boys dropped less than 10 games total in the entire match.  Jamie Anderson, Ben Weaver, Emerson Mudd, and 7th grader Georges Ghali took their singles matches, while Andrew Thurstone/Ethan Mackin and Nick Scarfe/8th grader Alan Ziegler were victorious in doubles.

This past Monday, March 16th, the girls defeated Male and the boys beat DeSales.  Eva Boland and Esme Tyler won their singles matches, while Talia Blue/Emma Boland won a tiebreaker to come out on top in #1 doubles and secure the victory.  For the boys, Ben Weaver, Alan Ziegler and Ethan Mackin pulled out wins

On Tuesday, the boys and girls beat Bullitt Central.  Jamie Anderson at #1 singles continues to take on every opponent’s best player, dominating in a quick win 6-0, 6-0. Alan Ziegler at #3 singles was never threatened in an overpowering 6-0, 6-0 win.  Ethan Mackin and Andrew Thurstone were able to get a windy 8-2 win in doubles action.  For the girls, Eva Borders at #1 singles wasted no time in warm-ups and was able to dominate the court and finished 6-0, 6-0.  Lily Tierney was up and down at #2 singles winning 6-0, 6-4 after winning an impressive five consecutive games to close it out.  At #1 doubles, Emma Boland and Talia Blue continued to show strong groundstrokes and smart net play, winning the match 6-3, 6-2.

Track and Field
On Wednesday, the Middle School track and field team performed well in their first meet of the season.  We welcomed Walden, Collegiate, West End School and Our Savior Lutheran to the Goshen Campus.

The MS Varsity Girls pulled out the win in the event, scoring 44 points as a team, 11 points better than the second-place team.  Grace Donovan and Ryane Jones led the Wyverns with solid performances in their events.  The MS JV girls finished second overall behind a solid team performance.

The MS Varsity Boys finished 3rd overall behind great performances from Ford Middendorf and Theron Varda, while the MS JV boys finished in second place behind solid performances from their entire team as well.

The St. Francis MS baseball schedule has been released and the Wyverns are hard at work preparing for their first game.  The team is comprised of mostly 5th and 6th grade players, but there are several 7th grade boys on the team as well.  They will play their opening game on Tuesday, March 24th against KCD at 5:30 p.m.  All SFS games will be played at KCD and the league includes other non-public schools: Whitefield, Christian Academy, and Highland Latin.



Winter Sports Banquet Celebrated


Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director


The Winter Sports Banquet

The Winter Sports Season wrapped up at the High School on Tuesday night with the seasonal banquet.  All five teams, coaches, and parents were present at this grand event.  We celebrated swimming, boys’ and girls’ basketball, and bowling.  High School athletics gives out a number of individual awards to athletes who stand out throughout each season. The following is a list of the 2014-15 Winter Sports Awards winners:

Girls’ Bowling
Most Outstanding Performer – Aliya March
Wyvern Award – Kinsey Emerson
Most Improved – Grace Riely
Newcomer Award –  Lara Bruhn

Boys’ Bowling
Wyvern Award – Nizar Kamar

Girls’ Basketball
Most Outstanding Performer – Alexis Nelson
Wyvern Award – Anna Finkelstein
Most Improved – Kate Jones

Boys’ Basketball
Wyvern Award – James Risley

Swimming & Diving
Wyvern Award – Paige Von Feldt

Uniform Return!!!
A friendly reminder that all Middle School and High School basketball uniforms must be returned to Coach Butler (D) or Coach Cowherd (G).  If you haven’t already done so, please take care of this in a timely matter.

The Wyverns’ upstart swim team wrapped up its season at the State Tournament last weekend. Paige Von Feldt finished 27th in the 50 Free with a personal best time to end what has been a great season.  Congrats to Paige and the rest of the Wyverns on a fabulous first season.

Track & Field Update
The first home Middle School track meet is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th at 4:30 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to ensure we run an efficient meet.  Email Coach Cowherd if interested in helping. Lower School Track for 1st-4th grades will start in early April.  Detailed information such as practice times, meet schedule, and other information will be sent out soon.

The Newest Spring Sport – Baseball!
It is with great pleasure that the Athletic Department announces the formation of the first St. Francis baseball team on the Goshen Campus.  The team is made up of 5th – 7th grade students who have expressed an interest in playing the sport. The team will play eight to 10 games in their inaugural season against other independent school teams.  Practices are twice a week and games will begin later in March.  Be on the lookout for the schedule, which will be released soon.


Basketball Season nears end and more notes from Coach Cowherd

ShavarCowherdThe basketball season has nearly wrapped up for all our teams!

Boys’ 7th/8th Grade Basketball
The 7/8 boys’ team finished their season with participation in the Anchorage Roundball Tournament. In first-round action, the Wyverns defeated Walden easily, cruising to a 38-16 win. On Saturday in the semifinals, the team faced Collegiate. Down several players due to illness and other reasons, the Wyverns made things interesting, but the experience and depth of Collegiate prevailed. The 7th and 8th grade team finished the year with an impressive 16 wins.

Boys’ 5th/6th Grade Basketball
The boys’ 5th grade basketball season is winding down. They played their final game of the regular season at MidAmerica last Friday night against Tully, falling in a really close battle 34-29. They finished the league with an overall record of
4-4 and a 6th seed in tournament play that will start this week. They also played in the Independent Basketball League Tournament that started last Saturday. Their opening-round opponent was CAL, and the Wyverns had them on the ropes for the majority of the game but were unable to finish, dropping the game 36-34. Stevaun Butler and Ian Von Feldt were both named to the IBL All-League Team. Ian was also named to the All-Tournament Team. Tonight, they will take on the OC Crush in the first round of their final tournament. St. Francis lost to the Crush earlier this season 20-27; the team looks to avenge that loss.

The boys’ 6th grade basketball season came to a close last night in the championship game of the Independent Basketball League. The Wyverns played tough but were unable to come away with the championship. Overall this season, the 6th grade team posted a 35-8 record. They won the Whitefield regular season and tournament titles and the John Paul II Holiday Tournament title, and were runners up for the IBL title. Quite an impressive year for a great group of kids. Michael Patterson and Lake Mackin were both selected to the IBL All-League and All-Tournament Teams for their efforts.

Girls’ 5th/6th Grade Basketball
The 5/6 girls’ team had a fabulous year that came to an abrupt end against KCD last Saturday in the ISBL tournament. The decisive height advantage of the Bearcats cost the Wyverns the right to move onto the next round. Coach Shannon Ragland praised the team for their effort and determination all season. The team finished with six wins.

Boys’ 4th Grade Basketball
The 4th grade boys’ team finished up their season after an early exit in the ISBL tournament. They played a total of 22 games and this was the most they’ve played in a season. The team was led in scoring by Tyler King and Nate Zimmerman. Coach Jason Chlopek already has his eyes set on next season.

Girls’ 3rd/4th Grade Basketball
The 3rd/4th grade girls’ team finished off the ISBL league this weekend. They came out strong and confident and won their first round game against CAL, 31-5. The girls went on to the semifinals to play Portland Christian. The girls were only down by four points at the half, but limited with seven players, they were tired by the second half and fell short with a loss 19-27. Carly Schramko and Abigail Runyon were top scorers throughout the tournament games. The whole team played their best best during the tournament and should be so proud of their hard work and great team spirit!

2nd/3rd Grade Boys’ Basketball
The 2/3 boys’ team had a tough January, dropping three of their four games overall during the month. Two of the three losses were by two points. The team finished the year with a winning record as they learned a ton and had a fun time.

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Basketball
The K/2 basketball team began in January and though they have yet to win their first game, they are getting better with each passing week. This group of boys and girls play their games in the St. Matthews League on Saturdays and Sundays and are coached by Tim Patrick and Nicole Butcher. They have one weekend of games remaining.

Middle School Track and Field
Track & field practices for the boys’ and girls’ 5th-8th grade team will start Monday, February 23rd. Weekly practices will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00-4:45 pm. If your child hasn’t signed up to participate, please contact Coach Shavar Cowherd.