Photos Credit: Michael Bonifacio
2018 Senior Night Recap
On Saturday February 3, St.Charles celebrated their Senior Night of 2018. The 8th graders had a pleasant time playing basketball, hanging out and receiving roses. They weren’t the only ones having fun. There were alumni, parents, teachers, and friends; which made the gym packed with people. There were no more seats and not even enough standing space. Fans had to stand in the entryway to enjoy the games .
During the rose ceremony, there was some excitement in the air. There was also a surprise visit from former player Meghan Mahoney, all the way from Delaware. She played on the team until she moved to Delaware last year at the end of the season .. She really enjoyed coming back, visiting her friends and her St.Charles family.
Once a Charger Always a Charger! :)
The Epic Layup Shoots 8th Grade Girls to 1st Place
By: Kayla Mulvey
On Saturday February 3rd 2018, the 8th grade girls played their last home game at SCS forever at Senior Night.They battled Holy Child for 1st place. Holy Child beat them once, and our team beat them once. The girls won 38-37.
Grace Russelli threw a full court pass to Sydney Gomes, who scored the game winning layup with 2.8 seconds left on the clock.
Gomes said, ‘’ It felt amazing to win the game winning shot and I didn’t think it was going to happen until the buzzer went off and everyone started jumping on me.’’ She also said that her team had a lot of teamwork. She also thanked Grace for the game-winning assist. Russeli felt spectacular when she scored points that kept her team a point ahead from Holy Child. Both Chargers are sad to leave their St. Charles team and family of many years.
Emily Mahinka swished 3 three-pointers. Gianna Pica also contributed to the team’s win by playing phenomenal defense. This was an amazing way to wrap up their final game on Charger territory.
Star Player Suffers Ankle Injury on Senior Night
By: Kayla Mulvey
On Saturday, February 3rd 2018, our 8th grade boys played their last CYO game on the Chargers court on their Senior Night. Unfortunately, the boys lost against Blessed Sacrament 50-38. Also, Matt Hanley suffered an ankle injury in the second half of the game.He was not able to play for the rest of the game. Cameron Susino sprained his wrist before the game, so he was unable to play on Senior Night.
Peter Convery hit many three-pointers. Robert McGarvey excelled on defense. Our boys tried their hardest to win, but couldn’t do it before the clock ran out of time.
Epic Season Comes to an End!
By Ella Cipriani
After an exciting game on Saturday, February 10th, the 6th grade boys C undefeated season came to an end. It was a nail biter score with the other team having only a 2 point lead with St. Charles attacking the net. Blessed Sacrament didn’t let St.Charles get in the lead in the last couple minutes of the game. They put up a good fight and fought for the win, but it sadly didn’t end in a win. It ended with a score of 35-27.
This loss didn’t keep the boys heads down because on Sunday the 11th, they had an awesome win with a score of 28-8! Unfortunately the C division doesn’t have playoffs, but the boys did play in a showcase game on February 18th against the only team that beat them all season, Blessed Sacrament. What a game it was ! St Charles won the game 29-24, and left the gym as champions!.
The boys played as a team unit all season. Michael Budano,Flynn Hannafee, AJ Mieles and WIlliam Conroy were the top scores for the season. Twin connection Aidan and Brian Lihari held together the defense throughout the season. David Rubin was the “look to” guy and would come through in clutch situations. Connor Galanaugh was always ready to contribute when needed on the court. When shots needed to be blocked to change possession, Jordan Rende was always there to get the job done. Off the bench, twins Ryan and Tristan Erwin hustled and contributed to both offense and defense. Great season coaches Brian and Andy !
The Flu won’t stop us Now
The Saint Charles Cheerleaders have so much to prepare for. They’re going to another competition in New Jersey where they previously won in their division. They also were crowned overall Grand Champions. They will not be done competing, with a weekend competition coming up on February 24th-25th. They’re going to Ocean City, Maryland for a weekend of competition. They won this competition last year, and hopefully they can have a repeat performance.
The flu has been haunting the cheerleading squad this season. They have had girls getting sick, and they have had a hard time with all the changes they've had to make trying to perfect their routine. They are a resilient group of athletes, and have overcome the obstacles and are working very hard . They have an amazing chance of winning. Wishing our girls the best of luck!