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Multiple Teams · Volleyball Open Gym


There will be another Volleyball Open Gym on Sunday, March 16 from 1-3pm. There will be some information handed out and reviewed from 2:30-3:00. If you have any questions, feel free to contact anyone on the volleyball coaching staff.


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Multiple Teams · BASEBALL PARENT MEETING THURSDAY MARCH 6TH 6:30 PM TEAM ROOM


Meeting will be for parents of all baseball candidates for the upcoming spring season. Tryouts will be discussed as well as other details. Any questions or concerns can be dealt with at that time also.

Thanks,

Coach Rosinski


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Falcons News · Fish Fry Volunteers


The Fish Fry held at West Catholic raises funds needed to support athletic operations for all sports. Five (5) dates are scheduled for Fish Frys this year, and with good turnout there is a potential to raise $8-10,000. Many volunteers are needed for food preparation and serving the 600-900 meals each week to our dining patrons.

Sports teams are assigned dates to supply athlete and parent volunteers. This is also an opportunity for service hours for any student.

This week’s teams are Wrestling and Bowling, and Boys and Girls Swimming. Please use the links below to sign up.

Wrestling, Thursday 3/6

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545AEAF29A75-west

Bowling (boys and girls), Thursday 3/6

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545AEAF29A75-west2

Swimming (boys and girls), Friday 3/7

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0545AEAF29A75-west3

Anyone interested in getting involved with the Fish Fry committee…please contact Julie Nelson (nelsonosu1@gmail.com)


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Boys Varsity Hockey · Hockey Wins Regional Title


The Falcon Hockey Team won their first regional title in school history on Saturday. The Falcons ran their record to 22-5-1 with their 2-1 defeat of Traverse City West. Senior Jake Becker scored the game winning goal at 5:48 in the third period to secure the victory. Sophomore Preston Boorsma tied the game in the second period with his first goal of the season. Junior goaltender Cody VanVliet recorded 32 saves on the day. The Falcons will face Grandville (14-10-1) Wednesday night at 7:00pm in the quarter-finals. The game will be played at Ferris State University’s Ewigleben Ice Arena. The winner moves on to the semi-finals at Compuware Arena in Plymouth.


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Falcons News · Mallory Eliopoulos Competes in Her Last Ski Run as a Falcon.


photo courtesy Gary Balcom.
Mallory attacks slalom gates. (photo courtesy Gary Balcom)

For four years Mallory has strived to get the West Catholic girls ski team to States.  Every year at the Regional Meet her words were, “ok, next year”.  This year, again, Mallory’s hope is that “next year” the girls make it; but it will be without her as part of the team, at least as a skier:  Perhaps she can help on the coaching staff.  Somehow, she will be a part of that. The last time the girls went to the State Meet as a team was 2007, Mallory was in 5th grade.

Mallory did qualify for the State meet as an individual in both the slalom and giant slalom (GS) for the fourth year.  Being her last chance, Mallory’s goal was to make first team All-State; and that she did.  Her best event, the GS, landed her a 2nd place, silver medal podium finish with a combined time of 50.71: A scant .24 seconds behind first place finisher.  This is enough to qualify her for a spot on the All-State First Team.  Mallory also nailed the slalom course with an 8th place finish.  The field included 70 female athletes.

After this accomplished season, Mallory received the Burger King Athlete of the Week for the week of February 24, 2014. This award puts her in the running for a $1,000 scholarship. Congratulations to Mallory for a fine high school skiing career.


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Multiple Teams · Russo Earns All-State Wrestling Honors


After three days of competing in the Division 3 State Wrestling Finals, Senior Blake Russo walked away with a 6th place finish and All-State honors for the second straight year. Russo won his first two matches of the tournament advancing to the semi-finals before losing 2-0 to end his run at a state championship. The 130lb All-Stater finished the season with a 35-5 record and ended his career holding the record for most takedowns in West Catholic history. Congratulations to Blake Russo on an outstanding career at West Catholic.


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Falcons News · Matthew Urbik Competes in MHSAA State Final Ski Meet


 

Matthew Urbik in the finish arena at State Meet after his slalom run.
Matthew Urbik in the finish arena at State Meet after his slalom run.

 

Matthew Urbik was excited to be participating in his first MHSAA State Ski Meet, which was held Monday February 24, 2014 at Nub’s Nob in Harbor Springs MI.  Urbik, a junior this year, qualified to compete as an individual in the slalom race. The competitor field in the men’s slalom race included 69 competitors.  Urbik finished his first run with a 38.24 time for a 31st place finish; his second run time was 37.89 for a 41st place finish.  The race result, which is a combine first and second run time was a 1:16.13 for a very respectable 34th place overall finish.

Urbik indicated his eagerness to qualify for states as a team in the 2015 season. The men came very close this year to qualifying at regionals, held at Caberfae two week ago. The last time the West Catholic men qualified for the state meet as a team was in 1997 where the team finished 7th. To meet this challenge, Urbik is planning to train at events that are available through local ski groups and motivating other team members to participate as well.  Congratulations, Matthew, on a fine season and best of luck in 2015.

 

 

 


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Falcons News · West Catholic High School Basketball Varsity Boys falls to Greenville High School 49-52


Sport Basketball Varsity Boys
Home Score 49 Away Score 52
Game Recap
Greenville held off West Catholic with a great final defensive possession 52-49. Down three with twenty seconds left, West had several chances to score, but Greenville played hard, contested shots and nothing went through the net. Both teams begin state tournament play next week.
Box Scores
Box Score: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 OT2
Greenville High School 10 16 18 8
West Catholic High School 19 6 19 5

Scorers

Team Player FGs-L FT Made FT Att. Total Pts
West Catholic Mason Theile 6 1 3 15
West Catholic Travis Russell 2 5
West Catholic Jason McDonough 3 9
West Catholic Christian Rogalski 1 0 2 2
West Catholic Brett Wildman 3 2 3 8
West Catholic Donovan Carpentar 2 6
West Catholic Bryce Witham 2 4
Greenville Ethan morris 2 5
Greenville Ryan Davis 1 4 6 6
Greenville Parker Sryjala 1 1 4 3
Greenville Stephen roy 3 1 2 7
Greenville Troy Bedenbaugh 1 2
Greenville Ian Cooper 5 4 4 15
Greenville Keegan cossov 2 4
Greenville Nick Reamer 5 10

3 Pointers

Team Player 3s
West Catholic Mason Theile 2
West Catholic Jason McDonough 3
West Catholic Travis Russell 1
West Catholic Donovan Carpentar 2
Greenville Ethan Morris 1
Greenville Ian Cooper 1

Team Totals

Rebounds Assists Turnovers
West Catholic High School
Greenville High School

Team Leaders

Player Rebounds Assists
West Catholic High School
Greenville High School

Fouls

Total Tech.
West Catholic High School 16
Greenville High School 9

Players Fouled Out


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Multiple Teams · Russo Advances to Quarterfinals in MHSAA State Wrestling Finals


Senior Blake Russo defeated Jason Britton from Howard-City/Tri-County 2-1 in first round action at the 2014 Division 3 State Wrestling Finals. It was a scoreless match until Russo scored a 2pt. reversal in the second period. After holding Britton down for much of the 3rd period, Russo let Britton escape for 1pt. before the period ended. Russo (35-2) advances to the 130 lb Quarterfinals where he will take on Brock Vlcek from Manchester. Quarterfinal action is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.


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Multiple Teams · Stanitzek Named to Michigan vs. Ohio All-Star Game


Mitchell Stanitzek has been named to the  Inaugural Border Classic Team that will compete against the Ohio All-Star team in the Border Classic Game to be played in Findlay, Ohio on June 14, 2014. Mitch is one of only 40 players from the state of Michigan named to this game. Stanitzek was a three-year varsity starter at TE/DE for the Falcons. Stanitzek is the seventh consecutive West Catholic football player to be named to the MHSFCA All-Star game. Stanitzek holds the WC career record for takles-for-loss with 45 over three seasons.