2013-08-23 / Sports

St. Francis Summer Classic

Only a handful of regular season games remain tonight, Friday, August 23rd, through Monday, August 26th.

The St. Francis schoolyard will be in a time warp next week as it will resemble the 80’s when the last week of August meant Summer Classic playoffs. Monday night will be Men’s Open and Boys Grammar Senior Quarterfinals. Tuesday features Boys High School Quarterfinals with Boys Grammar Middle and Boys Grammar Senior Quarterfinals. Men’s Open and Boys Grammar Senior Semifinals are Wednesday with remaining Quarterfinals for Boys Grammar Middle and Girls Grammar Senior.

Thursday’s schedule is Semifinals for Boys High School, Boys Grammar Middle, and Girls Grammar Senior. Friday, August 30th is Championship night. Boys Grammar Senior kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on Court 2. Boys Grammar Middle is 7 p.m. on Court 3. Boys High School is 7:15 p.m. on Court 2. Girls Grammar Senior is 8:15 p.m. on Court 3 and the 2013 Summer Classic will come to a close with the Men’s Open at 8:30 p.m. on Court 2.

The 2nd Grade concluded its season on Tuesday, August 20th. Boys Grammar Junior finished on Thursday August 22nd and Girls Grammar Junior will finish Monday August 26th. The Wave won the Girls High School championship beating Animal Hospital of the Rockaways. They were coached by Clare Droesch and the players are Taylor Gallagher, Kristin Henschel, Jessica Glaz, Emma Michaels, Serena Yanello, Natalia Mryzgold, Theresa O’Connor, Shannon Barrett, Cynthia Perez, and Tyara Campo. They will receive their shirts on August 30th.

This week we would like to recognize the many coaches who make the Summer Classic possible.

For 2nd Grade-Phil Hughes, Sue Murphy, Maureen Powderly, Kevin Murphy, Jeff Coletta and Rich McDade. Boys Grammar Junior-Jamie Agoglia, Matt Courtney, John McCann, Sue Murphy, Jeff Coletta, Mike Duffy, and Mike Butkiewicz. Boys Grammar Middle-Dom Maiorano, Joe Featherston, Anthony Markle, Rudy Johnson, Marty McManus, Terry Greene, John Mullally, Joe Moran, Marty Andresen and Jim Touhey. Boys Grammar Senior-Jack Bender, Michael Friedman, Peter Stathis, Duke McCabe, Bob Benya, Ryan Hoffman, Anthony Scotto, John Whelan, Frank Walker, John Lydon, Joe Burns, and Dennis Barnes. Boys High School- Bobby Bruns, Joe Courtney, John Ronayne, Jack Gordon, Paul Crockett, Rich George, Joe Kenel, Greg Hearn, Dan Wiatre, Brian Bagley, Tom Tsatsis, and Mike Carnacchio. Girls Grammar Junior-John Moran, Terence Mullin, Grace Leahy, Matt Stack, Chuck and Mary Gillen, Bill Erhard and Kevin Murphy. Girls Grammar Senior- Erin Blum, Felix Gilroy, Paige Whelan, Bridget Klein, Mike Duffy and Loretta Courtney. Girls High School-Clare Droesch, Norah Marley, John Blum and Randy Neiswenter.

We would also like to recognize our assignors for officials- Kenny Whelan, Ronald Whelan, Jimmy Quinn, Fred and Jean Sporrer, and Jim McKeon. Special thanks this week go to Brendan Grady and St. Patrick’s, Bay Ridge for becoming the fifth site this year to host Summer Classic games. When all is said and done, we will have played this season on 14 separate courts, with games at Scholars’ Academy, Riis Park, St. Edmund, and St. Patrick in addition to St. Francis.

Thank you for helping us make this year’s Classic work. There is only one week left, so catch playoff fever and come on down to the St. Francis Summer Classic.

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