St. Edward 8th grade boys make large contributions on the Baseball Diamond

A group of 8th grade boys from St. Edward set out on another journey to take Jeffersontown Babe Ruth to the Baseball World Series in 2011.  Over the past month, 6 boys from the St. Edward 8th grade class were crowned District Champions, State Champions and Regional Finalist in Mattoon, Illinois.

 During the District Championships, the boys went 4-0 to win the Louisville Area portion of the tournament over teams from St. Matthews, Valley Sports, Blue Lick and Fairdale.  The team was later crowned State Champions with victories over Owensboro, Warren County, Meade County and Hart County.  With the District and State victories, the team received a bid to play in the Ohio Valley Regional in Mattoon, Illinois the week of July 25th and week of August 1st

 Members of the team from St. Edward include: Steven Franconia, Tommy Franconia, Vincent Lococo, Ryan Patterson, Ryan Reynolds, Jake Woosley.

 The boys arrived in Mattoon, Illinois on Thursday July 28th with teams from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and West Virginia.  The 12 teams in the tournament would compete for the Ohio Valley Regional Championship and a bid to the 13-Under Babe Ruth World Series in Clifton Park, NY.  Our boys from St. Edward found themselves in a difficult situation dropping the first game to Harris, Indiana.  But, they found a way to win 6 games in a row to avoid elimination and made it to the Championship Game.  Along the way, the boys from St. Edward found a way to win multiple 1 run ball games including a 1-0 thriller over Janesville, Wisconsin.  In the finals, the Jeffersontown Team had to beat Jasper, Indiana two times to earn the trip to the World Series.  Our boys were victorious in the first game, beating Jasper, Indiana 9-8 in extra innings but lost the final game to Jasper.  It was a long road playing the final 4 games in a 16 hour period – we’re very proud of our boys for representing the St. Edward Family and City of Jeffersontown.

 The group of 6 have been crowned State Champions and Regional Finalist two years in a row.  They were recently invited to be the “Grand Marshalls” for the Gaslight Festival Parade in September.  As you can see, the boys have made a positive influence on a number of people around our community. 

 Since returning, 5 of the boys started football practice the next day with Coach Bill Young.  Steven & Tommy Franconia, Vincent Lococo, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Woosley made the transition to football last Thursday in an effort to prepare for another successful football season – they’re already working hard and planning to FINISH/play for a 4th Toy Bowl Championship.

St. Edward Girls Volleyball…UPDATE!

We have been approved to use the St. Edward Gym for volleyball tryouts.  Below is the schedule for all grades. 

Volleyball tryouts

July 26th (Tuesday):
6:00 – 7:30pm – 3/4 grade tryouts
7:30 – 9:00pm – 7/8 grade tryouts

July 27th: (Wednesday)
6:00 – 7:30pm – 5/6 grade tryouts

If your daughter cannot make the times listed above, then make up tryouts will be Aug 1st (Monday) from 6:00 – 7:30pm.

All tryouts will be at St. Edward’s gym.  Please enter the gym using the back door by the playground.  This is due to the damage to the main entrance.  No parents are allowed in the gym during tryouts.  Please drop off your daughter 10 minutes prior to her start time.  

8th grade boys crowned District Champions – Playing in State Tournament

The following 8th grade boys from St. Edward were crowned 13U Cal Ripken Baseball District Champions during the July 15th weekend.  All 6 players from St. Edward will play in the State Tournament at Jeffersontown’s Skyview Park starting on Wednesday, July 20th.

 Steven Franconia

Tommy Franconia

Vincent Lococo

Ryan Patterson

Ryan Reynolds

Jake Woosley

Please come out to show your support for the boys and City of Jeffersontown. 

Sign-ups for fall sports

Girl’s volleyball, cheerleading, football and cross country sign-ups will be Sunday, May 22nd, after the Masses from 12:30-2:30PM in the Cafeteria.  The makeup sign-up date will be Tuesday, May 24th, from 6:30-8:30PM in the gym.

The cost for football sign-ups is $90, and you also need to bring your son with you.

Coming soon you will be able to sign up for sports online.

About SEAM

Sports at St. Edward are a ministry in which adult leaders reach out to the youth of our parish to emphasize Christian values, respect and good sportsmanship. They also provide youth and adults the opportunity to work together to serve those in need through off-field projects.

St. Edward has teams for football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, field hockey, cross country and track, golf, swimming and cheerleading.