Incarnate Word, St. Dominic take state titles

The St. Dominic High School girls basketball team won Class 4 state championship after defeating Smithville at Mizzou Area March 12.

Two basketball teams from Catholic schools in the archdiocese have won championships in the state tournament games in Columbia, Mo.

Incarnate Word Academy won the girls Class 5 bracket, and St. Dominic High School won the girls Class 4 bracket. Several other teams from Catholic schools in the archdiocese also went deep into the playoffs this year.

Shootout features competition, one goal

Chaminade College Prep basketball player Luke Bumgarner guards O’Fallon Township High School’s Elijah Kinmon during the Red Devils’ 82-77 win over the Panthers in the Coaches vs. Cancer High School Shootout at Chaifetz Arena on the St. Louis University campus Jan. 27.

The recent Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout at Chaifetz Arena on the St. Louis University campus left two local Catholic schools with hard-fought victories and a perspective on their priorities.

Christian Brothers College High School coach Bob McCormack said that he and his players appreciated the venue, but “in the whole scope of things it’s really trivial. … Seeing the people (cancer survivors) before the game tossing the ball made us realize that those who have been stricken with cancer is what it is all about.”

Teams score in CYC soccer, volleyball finals

Assumption Parish volleyball player Amanda Gapsch returned the ball during Assumption’s game with Holy Infant in the championship match of the CYC girls’ parochial closed division tournament at the Msgr. Meyer Youth Center in St. Louis Dec. 10.

The Catholic Youth Apostolate's Catholic Youth Council (CYC) sports program has announced winning teams and final scores of the 2010 archdiocesan soccer and volleyball playoffs.