Since 1996, Nativity Catholic School provides a Christ-centered learning environment from preschool through 8th grade that fosters strong Christian virtues focused on cultivating the full potential of each child.
Great day for Nativity CYO - 4 wins today in playoff basketball: 5th-grade boys won 5th-grade girls won 7th-grade boys (Field) won 8th-grade boys won 6th-grade boys and 7th-grade boys white (Daniel Rajnik) play on Sunday! Go Nativity Stars!! Play like Champions!! It was also great to see Father Bob at some of the games today when he wasn't saying mass! He loves this stuff -- youth basketball!!
Our 5th-grade girls (Coach Zapf) ~~ 5G girls came out on top 10-6 in a hard-fought game against St. Mark's at Nativity, winning without our leader and starting point guard, Sam Field. We fell behind 4-0 right off the bat, but then got excited and dominated on defense. Allison Baldino led the scorers with six. On to the semis!
Our 7th-grade boys (Coach Field) ~~ The game was so close -- we were down 2 points, with seconds left on the clock. Michael Novak scored at the buzzer to tie. We pulled off the win in OT! [Senorita Rodriguez said she was at the edge of her seat the entire game!] ;)
Our 8th-grade boys (Coach Guthrie) ~~ 8th Grade boys won a tough, hard-fought quarterfinal game today -- 52 - 47. Proud of the boys gutting it out in the second half, playing a lot of minutes due to foul trouble and losing a key player to a knee injury early in the first half. Prayers that Nick's knee is nothing serious and he will be ready for the Final Four next weekend!
Jean Lewis, who was at the scoreboard during the game, explained it was Nativity's pure athleticism that wore the other team down. A great win, she said, it was a real nail biter!! The teachers at the game can attest to that: Happily sitting in the cheering section with our team's parents, Senorita Rodriguez, Mrs. Wasfy, and Mrs. Thomma left the gym flush with the boys' victory, as well as with voices just a little raspier than usual. ;)
A great big thank you to Coaches Zapf, Field, and Guthrie for their game reports and, especially, to Jean Lewis -- basketball guru -- and the glue that helps hold it all together. I'd love to hear from the other coaches of this weekend's games so I can update all our CYO basketball fans! ... See MoreSee Less