Dear 2014 Varsity Football Players,
We begin football practice on Monday, August 25. This is prior to the start of school and is therefore excusable if you cannot attend because you are out of town. Those in town are expected to attend. We will practice at the following times:
Monday – 3:30 – 6:00
Tuesday – 4:00 – 6:00
Wednesday – 3:45 – 5:45
Thursday – 3:00 – 5:00
Friday – 9:00 – 11:00 (Only if we have enough athletes able to attend)
In the beginning of the year, all practices will go until 5 pm from Monday – Friday unless otherwise announced. As we learn what we are doing, practice will be shortened and we will take some days off. We normally begin games within two weeks of returning to school.
We have a series of 3 scrimmages on Saturday, Sept 13 to start the year. Each will last for 30 minutes and will probably be held at St Louise school in Covina.
We will participate in the St Paul Tournament on Saturday, Sept 20 and Sunday, Sept 21. Two games will be played each day.
Our next weekend games will be playoffs if we qualify. Those games begin on Saturday Nov 8. The games will continue on Saturdays and Sundays as long as we win (11/8/ 11/9, 11/15, 11/16, 11/22 and 11/23 are probable dates, although there may be minor changes)
The remainder of our games will be after school.
You need to be in shape when you start practice. You should plan to run, stretch and do both pushups and sit-ups each day in the summer. We will run and exercise vigorously beginning the first day of practice.
Your cleats should be broken in by the first practice. Bring a pair of tennis shoes each day just in case you have foot problems. Remember, cleats must be one-piece molded rubber. No screw-ins are allowed. Mouthpieces are required.
To start for this team you must be committed to it. Starters are expected at all games including tournaments and playoffs. We will enter two tournaments that involve weekends and if we make playoffs, they are on weekends. Generally, the playoffs begin on the first Saturday in November and continue for three weekends, Saturday and Sunday, until we are eliminated. If you are not willing or able to make this commitment, let me know immediately. You may still participate if another activity is your preference, but obviously you will have less playing time than someone who will always be there. Practice is mandatory. If you need to miss for an appointment or any other reason, tell me personally first thing in the morning. Do not send someone with a message.
If there are any changes, they will be noted on the football page under Athletics on the St Rita School Website. Have an outstanding summer and come ready to play in the Fall. We should have a great season if we are dedicated and willing to work.
Sincerely, Randy Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Raider Track Earns Four Trophies at the CYO Finals
St Rita’s Track Team finished the 2014 season in grand style as they brought home trophies from the CYO Finals in all four divisions. Thirty Raider athletes made it through the three levels of the CYO meet and to earn medals at the Finals. Over 2800 athletes from 78 schools were registered in the Regionals, so just making the Finals is an accomplishment. Thirteen athletes medaled in all three of their allowed events.
The B Girls scored 79 points to win their division by 38 points. Hillary Howard, Emerson Gohrick, Collette Allen and Nicole Noriega led the team with three medals each. Hillary was the individual champion in the 100 and the long jump while Emerson was first in the javelin with a new CYO record throw.
The B Boys scored 58 points and finished third. The 4x400m relay team of Luc Aguilar-Fraley. Brandon Clarizion, Jason Maucher and Tim De la Mora shattered the school and CYO records in that race. Luc who earlier broke the school record in the 1600 meter run was the CYO champion in the race and Brandon Clarizio won the 800 meter run. Luc, Brandon, Jason and Tim all medaled in three events.
The varsity boys captured a fifth place trophy on the strength of Blake Howard’s three field event medals. Blake set a new CYO record in the javelin, took second in the shot put and third in the long jump. CJ Rettig and Tim O’Neill also scored for the Raiders.
The Varsity girls were the dominant team in the meet, as they scored an incredible 96 points while claiming a 52-point victory in the division. Makenna Maucher was the CYO Champion in the 1600 meter run followed closely by teammate Jenna Mijares. The 4x100m relay team of Donielle Taylor, Natalie Gohrick, Amber Allen and Rebecca Troescher slashed almost a half second off the school record in posting a first place finish. Rebecca, Natalie, Makenna and Jenna each took home three medals.
The two Championships give St Rita a total of 68 CYO Titles. They also continue the string of twenty-seven straight years, that began in 1988, with at least one CYO Track Championship.