Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Athletics!
Basketball season opens this weekend with our Blue teams participating in our 49th Annual Thanksgiving Tournament, while our Gold teams will play at St. Fabian's 3rd Annual Bob Cipriano Classic.
Our tournament brackets are updated below. Congratulations to Chad Cunningham's J.V. Girls squad and Paul Mueller's Varsity Girls for exciting victories today! Our J.V. and Varsity Boys open their seasons Sunday at our gym. Come on out and enjoy the competition and excitement!
Participation in OLS CYO Sports. If your child is playing or trying out for a sport, please take time to read carefully the "OLS Sport Athletic Code of Conduct" page, accessed from the menu on the left of this page. There is essential information in this document for all participants in the C.Y.O. programs.
Parent Involvement. As parents of program participants, we all have to do our share of volunteering to make our athletic program run efficiently. Of equal importance, everyone's participation results in successful events for the enjoyment of our families and visitors from other parishes. Volunteering includes helping at concessions, collecting admissions, gym and field setup, cleanup, etc. Signup for the upcoming Thanksgiving tournament can be done at:
Volunteer opportunities for the regular season, beginning December 6th, will be online very soon!
Coaching. Good coaching is the essential element to the goal of C.Y.O. athletics: the healthy development of our youth-emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. Children that enjoy athletic competition and savor participation with a team of their peers, look up to good coaches as role models.
Thanks to our coaches for the upcoming basketball season:
Varsity Girls Blue - Mr. Paul Mueller
Varsity Boys Blue - Mr. Rick Genrich
Varsity Boys Gold - Mr. Ray Samonie
Varsity Girls Gold - Mr. Jim Crawley
J.V. Boys Blue - Mr. Russ Zarras
J.V. Girls Blue - Mr. Chad Cunningham
J.V. Girls Gold - Mr. Lewis Campbell
J.V. Boys Gold - Mr. Tom Ozdych
J.V. Boys White - Mr. Larry Smentowski
J.V. Boys 4th Grade - Mr. Michael Moscone
And thank you to the wives of these coaches. Anytime a coach takes on such a magnanimous commitment to our youth, as coaching is, their spouse has to pick up the slack at home. We appreciate very much the sacrifice that you are making for us this season.
The attached "Being Present," below, captures the essence of the significance of coaching. Although the article's subject is a priest, the idea that the critical element to a child's attention is commitment and sincere interest applies to coaching as well.
We are always searching for coaches for upcoming seasons. If you think you would be a good coach, please call me so that we can meet and discuss this rewarding and valuable role. I would look forward to that very much.
Please call or contact me at (248) 321-2521 or email@example.com with any questions or comments.
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -Harry S. Truman