From the Athletic Director

Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Athletics!

Our Basketball season opened up with most of our teams participating in Thanksgiving Tournaments.  Win or lose, it's a great way for our coaches and players to get ready for the challenge of the C.Y.O. regular season!  Congratulations to Chad Cunningham's J.V. Girls and Rick Genrich's Varsity Boys for their championships in our 49th Annual Thanksgiving Tournament.

Bowling. We are having an "Open House" for our bowling program at Drakeshire Lanes on Saturday, Dec. 20th, from 10:00 to 1:00.  Come on out and give it a shot!  See the attachment below for details.  This is open to boys and girls in 5th through 8th grades, who are students at our school or who are enrolled in our religious education program.

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 C.Y.O. basketball season can be done at:


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 with any questions or comments.

Thank you.

Go Saints!!

Kevin Hammer


"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -Harry S. Truman

Children's Right To Joy1.07 MB
Physical Form (1).pdf242.8 KB
Setbacks are Opportunities in Disguise385.99 KB
Being Present1.31 MB
Concussion Awareness457.21 KB
Concussion Material Acknowledgement64.19 KB
OLS Athletics Wish List.pdf8.8 KB
OLS Athletics Financial Results - 2013-14.pdf13.02 KB
OLS Fall Game Schedule & Results - 2014(Rev 10-10).pdf185.04 KB
OLS Sports Participation Booklet-Winter, 2014-15.pdf436.87 KB
OLS Open Bowling.pdf112.85 KB
OLS Basketball Schedule 2014-15(rev. 12-15).pdf28 KB