St Rita Pride Shows at the “Raider Relays”

Our first meet on the new track at Bishop Amat was a memorable one. Not only did we capture trophies on all 6 levels, we also made a record profit in the 22 team meet. Our parents drew rave reviews from opposing coaches for their professionalism in putting on the meet. The sea of gold shirts working around the track was a sight to behold. Because of our outstanding volunteers, which included over 50 parents and former athletes, the meet  went off right on schedule despite having over 900 athletes compete.

Our athletes were equally impressive as the Novice Girls and Varsity Girls were meet Champions, our Novice Boys and Varsity Boys were each second in their respective divisions and both B teams finished third. Madeleine Biscaichipy and CJ Rettig each broke school and meet records in the javelin. The varsity girls 4×400 relay team of Emerson Gohrick, Devon Nardoni, Hillary Howard and Jenna Mijares, also set a new meet record.

All in all, it was one of the best meets our school has ever put on. The degree of help was unprecedented and the sportsmanship was great to see. Thanks again to all who helped make this such a special day.

2015 CYO Track Meet

The 2015 CYO Track Championships is really a series of three meets beginning on Sunday April 26 at Damien High School (beginning at Noon). The top eight qualifiers from this meet go up against the top eight from Notre Dame and the top eight from St Paul in the CYO Prelims. That meet is Sunday May 3 at St Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs (beginning at Noon). The top eight from the Prelims go head-to-head in the CYO Finals to determine team championships at St Paul High School on Thursday May 7 (beginning at 5pm). Only the Varsity and B athletes advance. Those who run as C’s are finished with this years competition.

Information is posted below, including our entries (REVISED on 4/24), an order of events, a cover page and an information page, CYO Track Records, St Rita track records and directions to the meets

 

 

 

 

 

Raider Relays at Bishop Amat 4/19

Our own “Raider Relays “take place at Bishop Amat on Sunday April 19. The meet is the largest event at St Rita besides the Harvest Festival. It features 20 schools and between 2000 and 3000 athletes and spectators. Several of the strongest teams in the Archdiocese will give us an indication of our strength going into the CYO Regionals on 4/26.

Available for download below are:    Our entries by division, a schedule of events, an updated parent volunteer list, information for parents, directions to Amat, school track records and meet records

Please arrive at the meet with time to spare. A huge crowd is expected.

Novices in field events from our school and from St Philip will have an opportunity to compete early in the javelin and the long jump from 11:30 until Noon. They may also compete at the listed time for their event(s). This is an attempt to avoid our usual log jam at the close of the meet.

Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt to use and return. the shirts will go home on Wednesday or Thursday.

Please do not bring balls, frisbees, etc to the meet. Stay off Amat’s equipment and avoid horseplay on the field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track Schedule for the Remainder of Track Season

For those who wish to advance in CYO, it is important to more than the minimum. This is our practice and meet schedule for the remainder of track season

Monday April 13Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm

Tuesday April 14 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm

Wednesday April 15 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm

Thursday April 16 – Practice 2 – 3:30 or 3:30 – 5:00

Friday April 17 – Mandatory Practice for those running relays or competing in field events until 4 pm

 

Sunday April 19 – Raider Relays at Bishop Amat from Noon – 6:45

 

Monday April 20 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm

Tuesday April 21 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm

Wednesday April 22 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm

Thursday April 23 – Practice 2 – 3:30 or 3:30 – 5:00

Friday April 24 -  We are out of school at 12:20. We will take 20 minutes to grab a bite to eat, then we will have a Mandatory Practice for those running relays or competing in field events from 12:40 until about 1:45.

 

Sunday April 26 – CYO Regionals at Damien High School from Noon through 5 or 6 pm

 

Monday April 27 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm for those who qualified for the CYO Prelims

Tuesday April 28 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm for those who qualified for the CYO Prelims

Wednesday April 29 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm for those who qualified for the CYO Prelims

Thursday April 30 – Practice 2 – 3:30 or 3:30 – 5:00 for those who qualified for the CYO Prelims

Friday May 1 – Mandatory Practice for those running relays or competing in field events until 4 pm

 

Sunday May 3 – CYO Prelims (for those who qualified in the Regionals) at St Paul High School from Noon through 5 or 6 pm 

 

Monday May 4 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm for those who qualified for the CYO Prelims

Tuesday May 5 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30 with field events until 5 pm for those who qualified for the CYO Prelims

Wednesday May 6 – Mandatory Practice for those running relays or competing in field events until 4 pm

 

Thursday May 7  – CYO Finals (for those who qualified from the Prelims) at St Paul High School from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Track Practice Schedule for the Week

Practices are usually offered every school day. Athletes are welcome to attend all or as many as they want in a week. Varsity and B athletes must attend at least two per week between Monday and Thursday. C’s should come as much as they can, but they are not held to a minimum as long as they attend some (understand that infrequent attendance will delay improvement and conditioning). The Friday before a meet we have a short mandatory practice that does not count toward the minimum days. It is for relay handoffs and field event practice. Athletes may leave as soon as they finish relay handoffs and field event practice (no later than 4 pm). Relay team members who do not attend may be removed from that relay team. These mandatory practices are often the only time we can get all four relay team members showing up at the same time.

Beginning the week of March 9, the two workout practices must be completed between Monday and Thursday because Fridays are now mandatory relay and field event practice days for those participating in the weekend track meets.

Monday – March 23 – Practice 3 – 4:30 – Field Events available from 4:30 – 5:00 for those who wish to participate.

Tuesday – March 24 – Practice 3 – 4:30 If athletes wish to try the long jump (all levels), shot-put (5th and up) or javelin (all levels) they may stay until 5

Wednesday – March 25 – Practice 3 – 4:30 If athletes wish to try the long jump (all levels), shot-put (5th and up) or javelin (all levels) they may stay until 5)

Thursday – March 26 – See Below

On Thursday, there are two practice options – No one may miss choir, speech or their Leaps class to attend the early practice. Those athletes should attend the second practice if they plan to workout on Thursdays.

Practice 1 – 2:00 – 3:15 – If athletes wish to try the long jump (all levels), shot-put (5th and up) or javelin (all levels) they may stay until 4)

Practice 2 – 3:15 – 4:30 – If athletes wish to try the long jump (all levels), shot-put (5th and up) or javelin (all levels) they may stay until 5)

Friday – March 27 – Mandatory Practice Today!  Relay handoff and field event practice for the St Philip meet on Saturday. Should be over no later than 4 pm. Failure to attend could result in removal from the relay team.

Saturday – March 28 – St Philip Meet at La Salle High School. Events run 9 am – 4:30.

Varsity Girls Outstanding Basketball Season Comes to a Close

One of the best seasons in school history ended as our girls suffered their first defeat of the year in the elite eight of the CYO playoffs. The game started with an extremely talented Our Lady of Fatima team (Artesia) jumping out to a 15-0 lead. Shots just would not fall in the beginning, but then the Raiders went on a 9-0 run. For the remainder of the game, the teams traded short runs, but in the end, even the incredible energy and conditioning of our team could not overcome the four outside shooters of Fatima.

Congratulations to a fine group of girls. Eighth graders Jenna Mijares, Amber Allen, Devon Nardoni, Katie Tupy and Sophie Johnson played their hearts out this year and will be sorely missed. Seventh graders Hillary Howard, Emerson Gohrick, Collette Allen, Erin Simone, Nicole Noriega, Erin Stutenroth and McKenna Lindheimer have a lot to live up to next year, but if their play this year is an indication, they will be up to the challenge.

Coach Cyndy Amerio did an outstanding job with this group of girls and deserves a big “Thank You”. She also got some great help from former St Rita athlete, Erin McFaul. Thanks also must go to the parents and fans who supported this team through the season and the playoffs.

Varsity Girls Basketball Moves on to the Elite Eight

In a game determined by defense, our girls shut down the star scorer from Our Lady of the Assumption in Claremont with stifling defense to post a three point victory. They now play Our Lady of Fatima from Artesia in the elite eight. That game is Sunday February 15 at 2 pm at St Mathias High School in Downey.

Track Team Information

Track is open to all boys and girls enrolled in grades 3 – 8 at St Rita School. This has been our most successful sport over the years. Third and fourth graders compete as the “C” or novice division, fifth and sixth graders are “B’s” and seventh and eighth graders are “A’s” or varsity. Practice starts in late February and the first meet is March 14. Athletes do not have to make all meets to participate (more details are found in the attached forms).

The two downloads below explain our program. The signup sheet is included in the track information packet. 

 

 

Below are additional forms for those who are planning to participate. They will also go home as hard copies. These form are due no later than Friday February 27.

Paperwork Instructions

 

 

 

St Rita Varsity Girls’ Basketball Receives High Playoff Seed

Sixty teams out of over 125 that started the season have qualified for the CYO Archdiocesan Varsity Girls’ Basketball Playoffs. The Raider girls are seeded third, which is their highest ever. That seed gives them a bye in the first round. On Sunday at Noon, they will play a second round game at La Salle High School against the winner of Sacred Heart Los Angeles and St Gregory the Great of Whittier.

The girls earned this spot with a perfect 9-0 record in league and three strong performances in the CYO Basketball Jamboree. This year’s team is tall, fast, athletic and deep. They play all facets of the game well. Rebounding is a particular strength, but defense has to be right up there. The girls run a devastating full court press that leads to many easy baskets. Foul trouble has been an issue with the intensity of their defense, but fortunately, their depth prevents a drop off in performance when someone has to sit.

The girls execute their offense well with good passing that shares the ball equally. Congratulations to Coach Cyndy Amerio and assistant Erin McFaul for their outstanding development of the unique talents of this group. If you want to see them play locally, come to the Noon game on Sunday at La Salle. After that, all games will be much farther away.

The team consists of Eighth Graders: Jenna Mijares, Amber Allen, Katie Tupy, Sophie Johnson and Devon Nardoni. The Seventh Graders are: Hillary Howard, Emerson Gohrick, Collette Allen, Nicole Noriega, Erin Simone, Mckenna Lindheimer and Erin Stutenroth.

St Rita’s “Raider Shootout” Varsity and JV Boys BB Tournament (Revised 1/15)

On Jan 17 and 18, St Rita will sponsor our annual “Raider Shootout” Varsity and JV boys basketball tournament. St Rita has been putting on this tournament at St Francis for more than 25 years.  The schedule and the parent volunteer work shifts are available for download below.

NOTE: There is a small change to the Var and JV schedule on Sunday

Combined Game Schedules for all St Rita Basketball Teams

The combined schedules for all teams can be seen below. You can also download the schedule below. Note that there will undoubtably be weather related changes as well as some added games. VB = Varsity Boys     VG = Varsity Girls     BB6 = Sixth Grade Boys     BB5 = Fifth Grade Boys       BG = B Girls

Date Team Opponent Venue Time
Wed, Jan 7 VG St. Therese St. Therese 3:45
Thurs, Jan 8 VG St. Philip Apostle St. Philip 3:45
Mon, Jan 12 VB * St. Therese St. Rita 3:45
Wed, Jan 14 VG St. Luke St. Rita 3:45
Thurs, Jan 15 VG San Gabriel Mission S.G. Mission 3:45
Thurs, Jan 15 VB Holy Family St Rita 3:45
Sat , Jan 17 VB Raider Shootout (2 Games) St Francis TBA
Sun, Jan 18 VB Raider Shootout (2 Games) St Francis TBA
Tue, Jan 20 VG ICS (M) St. Rita 3:45
Wed, Jan 21 VB Assumption BVM Assumption 3:45
Wed, Jan 21 BB6 St Andrew St Rita 3:45
Thu, Jan 22 VG Holy Family Holy Family 3:45
Thu, Jan 22  BB5 St Philip #3 St Philip 3:45
Thu, Jan 22 BB6 St Philip #1 St Rita 3:45
Fri, Jan 23 VB St Philip Varsity St Rita 3:45
Mon, Jan 26 VB Holy Family Holy Family 3:45
Mon, Jan 26 BB6 ST Elizabeth St Elizabeth 3:45
Mon, Jan 26 BB5 S.G. Mission St Rita 3:45
Tue, Jan 27 VG Holy Angels St. Rita 3:45
Tue, Jan 27 BG Holy Angels Holy Angels 3:45
Wed, Jan 28 VB St. Philip the Apostle JV St. Rita 3:45
Thu, Jan 29 VG Assumption BVM St. Rita 3:45
Thurs, Jan 29 BG St Therese St Therese 3:45
Fri, Jan 30 VG St Elizabeth St Rita 3:45
Fri, Jan 30 BB6 St Philip #2 St Philip 3:45
Fri, Jan 30 BB5 St Philip #1 St Philip 3:45
Mon, Feb 2 VB * St. Luke St. Luke 3:45
Mon, Feb 2 BB6 Holy Family #2 Holy Family 3:45
Mon, Feb 2 BB5 Holy Angels #1 St Rita 3:45
Tues, Feb 3 BG Assumption Assumption 3:45
Wed, Feb 4 BB6 St Luke St. Luke 3:45
Fri, Feb 6 VB St Philip Varsity St Philip 3:45
Fri, Feb 6 JV Boys St Philip St Philip 4:45
Fri, Feb 6 BG St Philip St Rita 3:45
Mon, Feb 9 BB6 Assumption BVM #2 Assumption 3:45
Mon, Feb 9 BB5 Assumption BVM #1 St Rita 3:45
Tue, Feb 10 VB * Holy Family (SPas) JV Holy Family 3:45
Tue, Feb 10 BB5 Holy Angels #1 Holy Angels 3:45
Wed, Feb 11 VB * Holy Angels St. Rita 3:45
Wed, Feb 11 BB6 Holy Angels #2 Holy Angels 3:45
Thurs, Feb 12 BB5 Holy Family #1 Holy Family 3:45
Thurs, Feb 12 BG Holy Angels St Rita 3:45
Fri, Feb 13 BB6 St Philip #3 St Philip 3:45
Fri, Feb 13 BG St Philip St Rita 3:45
Tues, Feb 17 BB6 Holy Angels #2 Holy Angels 3:45
Tues, Feb 17 BB5 St Philip #2 St Philip 3:45
Tues, Feb 17 BG St Therese St Rita 3:45
Thurs, Feb 19 BB5 St Elizabeth St Elizabeth 3:45
Thurs, Feb 19 BG Assumption St Rita 3:45
Mon, Feb 23 BG St Philip St Philip 3:45
Thurs, Feb 26 BG Holy Family St Rita 3:45
Fri, Feb 27 BG St Philip St Philip 3:45

Schedule in Text Form

Schedule in Table Form

BASKETBALL PERMISSION SLIPS AND SPORTS FEES ARE DUE

Dear Parents,

Starting with the winter sports season, we are using new forms for joining sports teams. The form gives your permission for your child to participate, provides for an emergency cell phone contact, explains requirements for participation and explains the sports fee. Your child will not be issued a uniform until the form comes in and the fee is paid or a waiver is issued. Please download the form below if it did not come home with your child. Thank you, Randy Davies, Athletic Director

 

Varsity Boys Basketball Practice Schedule (Updated 2/16)

Practice Schedule for Varsity Boys

Monday – Feb 16 – No School

Tuesday – Feb 17 – Practice 3:00 – 4:30

Wednesday – Feb 18 – Practice 3-5:00 (Playoof Brackets released at Noon)

Thursday – Feb 19 – Practice 3:15 – 4:30

Friday – Feb 20 - Practice 3:00 – 4:00 (May Change)

Saturday – Feb 21 – Playoff Game TBA

Sunday – Feb 22 – Playoff Game TBA (if we win on Saturday)

 

 

 

Varsity Football Earns A Spot in the Elite Eight

The St Rita Varsity Football Team defeated NAC Conference Champion, St Francis Xavier of Burbank, 20-0 on Saturday. The win moved them to the elite eight of the 60 team CYO Football Playoffs. The Raiders play Our Lady of Lourdes, the undefeated champion of the Big East Conference of Los Angeles. That game will be played at Salesian High School at 960 S Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90023-1323. Game time is 2:30 pm.

During the season, most of the offensive damage by St Rita was done in quick strike fashion through the air. In this game, the running of Luca Farroni and a strong defense proved too much for the Knights. The win moves the Raider season record to 15 wins and 1 loss.

Directions from St Rita to Salesian are: 210 Fwy West to the 2 south, to the 5 toward Los Angeles. Exit the 5 at 4th Street. Turn left on to fourth street and then right on Soto Street. At this point, I suggest turning left on Whittier Blvd. Go past the Church on the right (Santa Isabel) and turn right on the dead end street immediately after. Park on that street, or enter the lot at the end of the street. We may be able to park at Santa Isabel at that time of the day.

 

Raider Spirit Wear Available

Athletes, Students, Parents and Friends,

We are selling St Rita Spirit Wear to show pride in our school and support for our teams. These shirts can be worn on special days at school, to practice, to our games and can be worn in lieu of the PE shirt on the West Campus. They can also just be worn around town. On display, outside the office, are three styles of the “St Rita Raiders” shirt as well as the football and volleyball shirts being worn by our athletes. St Rita hats and visors are also being sold. You can purchase items in the office this week only. After that the order form that can be downloaded below must be used to make a purchase (you may use it now as well). We will send home the item(s) that day if available. We have a good stock available, but if we need to order it, it will take about a week. Be sure to make all checks payable to “St Rita Athletics”.

T-shirts of any style are available in men’s sizes youth medium through adult x-large for $10 (we can get youth small if there is a demand). 2XL shirts are $13. Larger sizes can be ordered for $14. Women’s v-neck shirts are in sizes adult small through adult large for $13. Other sizes can be ordered. Visors with an embroidered “St Rita” on the front are $15. Flex-fit hats with an embroidered St Rita and logo are $20. They are in small/medium and large/x-large sizes.