The athletics at St. Joe’s this year have been very rewarding to student athletes.
The school started the year with girls’ basketball. The sixth-grade squad had a great learning year that paid off when it took first place in the tournament. Coaches were Kevin Roling and Heather Kinney. The seventh-grade team, coached by Scott Meland, had an up and down year, but put forth a great effort in every game. The eighth-grade team also had a great learning year with some wins along the way. Coaches were Alex Hunter and Jenna Duffy.
After an exciting basketball season, the girls took to the volleyball court. The sixth-grade squad had a fantastic learning season that paid off with a second-place finish in the tournament. Coaches were Raelynn and Kayla McAleer. The seventh-grade girls had a wonderful year. They were coached by Hannah Harlson and Kassie Prier. The eighth-grade class had a great year learning more about volleyball and winning some games along the way. Coaching them were Kassie Prier and Hannah Harlson.
After an exciting girls’ season, the boys took to the hardwood. The sixth-grade coaches are Shane Sikkema and Tom McNamara. This is the first year the boys will be playing together as sixth-graders. The kids are looking forward to learning more about the game and themselves. In seventh grade, Dan Burke and Andy McGary will try to repeat this year their league and tournament wins of last year.
The eighth-grade coaches are Will Hunter and Albert Aguirre. Eighth-graders are also trying to repeat last year’s performance in the league and tournament. They are also chasing the honor of an undefeated three years at St. Joe’s.
All teams put forth great effort and represented St. Joe’s in a positive matter. Great season everyone!