Coach’s Corner

Well, our sports seasons have come to an end for this year. I would like to say congratulations and great job to all of our athletes that participated in any of our sports this year. Also, a huge thank-you to all of our amazing coaches and all of the teachers that supported the kids’ participation in our sports program.

Middle School Sports
Congratulations to the Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams! Both of the “A” teams made it to the league championship game. The boys lost a heart-breaker to a tough Tucson Country Day School on a last-second shot. The girls were able to hold off a skilled Pusch Ridge team and win by one point to attain their second-ever championship and first since 2008. Way to go, Eagles!

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Middle School Sports – Both the Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams have advanced to the semi-finals for our league tournament. They both play on Thursday, May 4, at The Gregory School. The Girls’ team will play at 4:00 p.m. and the Boys’ team will play at 5:00 p.m. If they win on Thursday, they will play in the championship game on Friday, May 5, at The Gregory School. The girls’ championship game is at 4:00 p.m. and the boys’ championship game is at 5:00 p.m. Come out and support our teams! They are sure to be exciting games. ***Please note, there is a $2.00 entrance fee for adults to any of the league tournament games. Students and children are free. 
 
Spring Sports Celebration – We will be celebrating all of our spring athletes next Tuesday, May 9. Any athlete that participated in Track or Basketball is invited to attend. The party will run from immediately after school until 4:30 p.m. The school will provide pizza, plates, and napkins, and the kids are encouraged to bring the side dishes (drinks, chips, or desserts). We hope to see all of our athletes at the party to celebrate their hard work!

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Intramurals – Our spring intramural track program is coming to an end this week. The last day will be this Thursday, April 27.  I know the kids have had a great time, and it has been exciting to see their improvement.
Middle School Sports – Our basketball season is winding down. This is our last week of the regular season:
      GirlsFriday, 4/28 SM @ Desert Christian
      BoysFriday, 4/28 Desert Christian @ SM
Next week will be the league tournament for both the Boys’ and Girls’ A Teams. This is a single-elimination tournament.  The games will be on 5/2, 5/4, and 5/5. Game times and locations will be announced as soon as we have them. Good luck to both of our teams!

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Middle School Sports – Basketball is under way! We have our first games coming up next week. Come out and support your Eagles!
     Girls –  Monday, 3/6  TCDS @SM
                Tuesday, 3/7  Leman @SM
     BoysMonday, 3/6  SM @TCDS
                Tuesday, 3/7 SM @ Leman
Track – Our Middle School and Intramural Track program is off to a great start. Practices are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from immediately after school until 4:45 p.m. It’s not too late to sign up if you are still interested. Just fill out an after-school permission slip and come out.

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Intramurals – Our spring intramural season of track for all interested third, fourth and fifth graders will begin on Monday, February 27th.  The track season will run for eight weeks, and practices will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from immediately after school until 4:45 p.m. A participation fee of $75 will be billed to your account, and each student will need a completed permission slip on file. You may pick up a permission form in the School Office or find it on our school website (under the parent link/forms tab).

The purpose of this program is to give kids an enriching experience in a non-competitive manner. While there will be inter-squad games and competitions, the focus of this program is on fundamentals and skill building. If your child can only attend a couple of days per week or has to miss a day here and there, it’s not a big deal. This is supposed to be a no-pressure, fun-filled situation. We are excited to announce that former St. Michael’s stand-out athlete Hailey Sanders will be coaching our track program!
Middle School Basketball – Basketball is off to a great start. Our only practice this week is Friday, February 17th. There will not be practice over Rodeo Break. Practices will resume on Monday, February 27th.
Middle School Track – Our Middle School Track season will begin on Monday, February 27th. Practices will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from immediately after school until 4:45 p.m.

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Intramurals

Our spring intramural season of track for students in grades 3-5 will begin when we return from Rodeo Break. Practices will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from immediately after school until 4:45 p.m. After-school permission slips are available in the School Office or on the bulletin board outside the Athletic Office.

Middle School Sports

Basketball – Practice will start this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. We will be off most of next week due to the Science Fair in the gym. Our next practice will be Friday, February 17. After Rodeo Break, the kids should plan on practices or games five days per week.
Track – Our track season will begin after Rodeo Break. Our middle school track team will combine with the intramural program. Practices will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from immediately after school until 4:45 p.m. More information on possible track meets will be available soon.
 
Soccer – Our Coed Soccer team lost to a tough Tucson Country Day School team in the championship game of our league tournament. They were an exciting team to watch and always played with intensity and heart from the first whistle to the last. Congratulations on a great season, and thank you to our amazing coaches, Mike and Bridget Peyton!

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Middle School Sports

Soccer – The soccer team pulled out a victory in the first round of the playoffs Tuesday against a tough Desert Christian team. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time and went to penalty kicks. We won the PK’s by a score of 4-3. The semi-finals game will be held Thursday at The Gregory School at 4:00 p.m.

Basketball – The spring season is about to begin for Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball. We will have evaluations/practice next week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Feb. 8-10).  After that, the next practice will be on Friday, February 17. Once we get back from Rodeo Break, practices will run MondayFriday immediately after school until 5:00 p.m.

Track – Our middle school track program will begin immediately after Rodeo Break. Workouts will be three days per week: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Intramurals
Our winter session will finish up this Thursday. It’s been a great season with the kids. Our spring session of intramurals will be track and will start the week we return from Rodeo Break. Track will work out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursday. If you are interested in your child’s joining, please pick up an after-school permission slip in the School Office.
 
Winter Sports Celebration
We will be having our winter sports celebration next Tuesday, Feb. 7. Students who participated in winter intramurals, our girls’ softball training sessions, or played on the middle school soccer team are invited to come celebrate! The festivities will run from immediately after school until 4:30 p.m. The school will provide pizza, and the athletes attending should bring sides (drinks, chips, desserts). Come celebrate all of your hard work!

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Intramurals – Our last week of intramurals for the winter session will be next week. We will have practice on Monday (1/30), Tuesday (1/31), and Thursday (2/2). Our spring season of intramurals will be Track. This will start after Rodeo Break. Permission slips are available in the School Office. More specifics on practice days will be available soon.

Soccer – Our soccer team is having a great season! The last regular season game is this Thursday (1/26) vs TCDS @ Udall Park at 4 p.m. This is sure to be an exciting game, so come out and support your Eagles!
Softball – A big thank you to Susie Huerta (and all of the other parent volunteers) for running our girls’ softball training sessions. The girls had a lot of fun, and we hopeful to build on this excitement so we can have a competitive team next year!
Middle School Spring Sports Coming up !
Basketball – Our spring season of boys’ and girls’ basketball is about to begin. We will have our first practices on February 8th, 9th, & 10th. We will not have access to the gym the week of February 13th, so practices for that week are TBA. Games begin right after Rodeo Break. Practices are typically five days per week with games mixed in as well. Practices run from immediately after school until 5:00 p.m.
Track – Our track season will begin after Rodeo Break. Specific practice days will be out soon.
*If you plan on participating in any spring sports, please make sure to sign up on the sheets outside of the Athletic Office so we know how many kids to expect and also to make sure you receive any important information.

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Upcoming Soccer Games

1/19 @ Leman (4:00 p.m.)

1/24 DC @ St. Michael’s (Udall Field A – 4:00 p.m.)

1/26 TCDS @ St. Michael’s (Udall Field A – 4:00 p.m.)
 
Winter Intramurals
There will be NO intramurals next week (1/23 – 1/26) because we will not have access to the gym due to the school musical.  The last week of intramurals will be the week of 1/30 – 2/3. However, there will be NO intramurals on Wednesday 2/1 due to the early release.
Our spring season will be coming up soon! We will be offering Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball for the 6th-8th graders and Track for 3rd-8th grade. Sign-up sheets are outside of the Athletic Office. Track will start after Rodeo Break, and Basketball will start practicing early in February.

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Co-ed Soccer
Upcoming games:
Monday, 12/5 @ Tucson Country Day School – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 12/6 @ Academy of Tucson – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 12/8 home vs. Calvary – 4:00 p.m. (home field is Udall Park)
 
Girls’ Softball Training
The girls are working hard every Tuesday in the park behind the school. It’s not too late to join! Come check it out if you are interested in trying softball. It is very casual, so it’s okay if you can’t make it every week.
Intramurals
There will be NO intramurals this Thursday, December 1st. The stage has to be set up for the St Nicholas Day performance, so we will not have access to the gym that day. Also, there will be no intramurals next Wednesday, December 7, due to the early release.