The regular season for the Holy Cross basketball teams has begun to wind down with teams down to their last one or two games. This week the eighth grade girls and sixth grade boys will have a game on Monday. The boys will play St. Jude at Collegiate on the north gym with a 5:30 start. The girls will play Resurrection at 6:30 at Holy Cross. There are no other games until Saturday when the eigth grade girls and 6-7 grade girls will both play St. Jude at Magdalen. The eighth grade game is at 8:00 and the 6-7 grade game at 9:00. The sixth grade boys will play St. Francis at Blessed Sacrament at 11:00. The 7-8 grade boys next game is Monday February 4th. For complete schedules, locations and times see the calander section.
The 7-8 Grade Boys' team opened up their season with a 29-27 victory over Blessed Sacrament. The boys fell behind early in the game and the first half the teams went back and forth ith numerous lead changes in the Eagles pulled to a five point lead at the half. The second half saw the boys come out strong and the team went up by nine during the half. The Barons however refused to give up whittling away at the lead pulling within two with under a minute to play. The boys held on to seal the victory. Last night the Sixth Grade team fought hard and showed great improvement in theri game with S.E.A.S. The team really imoproved on the defensive end of the court and got many good looks at the basket before falling to the Dolphnis 37-12. The team will finish up the pre-season jamboree on Saturday with a 1:00 game that will be played at St. Peter Schulte.
Three of the four Holy Cross basketball teans have begun their season. Last Thursday the Sixth Grade Boys' team kicked off the season coming up short in their game aganist Collegiate. Today both girls' teams were in action. the 6-7 grade team fought hard but fell to St. Thomas. In the eighth grade game the Beagles fell behind early but battled back to down St. Joe Ost 22-20. This week the 7-8 grade boys team will open their season with a 6:30 game against Blessed Sacrament. The game will be played at Magdalen. Tuesday the 6th graders will continue play in the pre-season Jamboree with a game at 8:00. It will be played at S.E.A.S. against an oppoinent to be determined. Both girls' teams are off until after Thnaksgiving.
The basketball season will begin this Thursday when the 6th Grade Boys' team playing Collegiate as part of the Sixth Grade pre-season Jamboree. Then both girls'teams will be in action on Saturday with games at Holy Cross, The 6-7 grade team playing St.Thomas at 8:00 and the Eighth Team playing St. Joe Ost at 10:00. The 7-8 Grade Boys' Team will begin their season on Wednesday November 14 at 6:30 p.m. That game will be at Magdalen. The calendar section will have a complete schedule of games.
Winter sports will begin practices next week. We also will have a parent meeting on Wednesday 6:30-7:00. The schedule of practices for the teams is as follows Cheerleaders: Monday and Friday 3:30-5:30 Girls Basketball: Monday and Tuesday 3:30-5:30 Thursday 5:30-7:30 Boys Basketball: Tuesday 5:30-7:30, Thursday 3:30-5:30 Friday 3:30-5:00
The boys soccer team defeated C.C.A. in an exciting game for the K.C.A.A. tournament championship. The game was a great defensive battle by the Eagles as they game ended knotted at 0-0 at the end of regulation. During the two five minute overtime halves defense once again was the story as several key saves kept the score at 0-0. That left things to be settled with penalty kicks and at that the Eagles were perfect as they scored on their first three kicks and they held the Lions to just one goal in four attempts.
The boys soccer team played one of their games of the season and were rewarded with 2-1 victory over top seeded Classical in the KCAA soccer tournament. The team scored both their goals in the first half and had a number of other near misses in the game. The aggressive offense and tough defense led the way the win.The team will play C.C.A. Friday at 5:15 for the championship. The tournament is being played at C.C.A. so come out and cheer the team on as they go for the crown. There is no admission charge for the games.
The 6-7 grade volleyball team opened the C.S.A.L. volleyball tournament with a match against All Saints. The Cougars had tied for first place in league play and our girls were not able to pull the upset despite a great effort and having fun playing and competing together. With the loss the team will play tomorrow at 6:30.
Both the 8th grade and 6-7 grade volleyball teams played well in their final regular season games. The eighth graders began the day with a two win over Holy Savior. The girls started out a little slow but soon took control of the match. The win made their record 9-0 and set things up for a showdown with Magdalen. In that game the Eagles took an early lead in the first set but saw the Mustangs come back for the win. The second set was the reverse as the girls finished strong to tie the match at 1-1. The third was a back and forth set but in the end the Eagles came up short 13-15 to suffer their first loss of the season. The 6-7 team had a close hard fought three set match with St. Mary Derby. The Eagles jumped out to a quick lead only to have the Bobcats fight back to win the set. The Eagles fought hard and took control late to win the second set. The third set was close but the St. Mary was able to hold off a late rally by Holy Cross to win the match. In the second match against St. Anne the girls fought hard and played well at times but ended up losing the two sets. Both teams will begin tournament play next week. I will post the schedules as soon as they become available.
The boys soccer team had a great game today as they defeated the Wichita Defenders 2-1 in a game play at the AYSO field. The boys scored first only to see the Defenders tie the game at the start of the second half. The Eagles answered with a goal and then played strong defense to secure the win. The team will have their final game of the regular season next Thursday against the Wichita Warriors with a 4:30 game also at AYSO.