St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

Reflections by Randy Hodge

2018 Fall Sports Wrap Up

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 8:35 AM

St. Patrick High School wrapped up another successful fall sports season with our annual awards banquet on November 28. The biggest highlight of the season was our girls varsity cross country team which finished number one in the state in Academic All-State. Our football team also finished one win shy of returning to the state championship game losing in the semifinal to Onekema. We would like to congratulate all our teams for their efforts throughout this fall sports season! A lot of time and hard work was put forth in the gym, on the field and of course in the classroom by our student athletes.

As previously mentioned, the Shamrock football team had a strong season going 7 – 5, winning a regional championship trophy and advancing to the state semifinal. Individual honors include:

• Riley Kissane: All-State defensive back

• Ned Smith: All-State defensive line

• Paul Cook: Tim Chamberlain Award

• Brett Price: Bishop Baraga Award

The varsity volleyball team had another solid season. They finished second in both the Morrice and Carson City-Crystal invitationals and finished the season with a 20-18-5 record. They also exceled in the classroom qualifying for team Academic All-State and each senior was awarded Academic All-State. Individual awards include:

• Samee Teachworth: 2nd team CMAC and Class D All-Region

• Annie Gunderman: Honorable mention CMAC and Academic All-State

• Grace Timmer: Academic All-State

• Jerika Kihn: Academic All-State

• Alana Brown: Academic All-State

• Leah Cook: Academic All-State

• Summer Russman: Academic All-State

Our cross-country program had a girls’ team for the second consecutive season and as previously mentioned, finished first in the state in girls Division IV Academic All-State. Unfortunately, we were unable to field a boys team but did have two solid runners representing our boys cross country program. Individual honors include:

• Tyler Coyne: Honorable mention CMAC

Our JV volleyball team finished with a 12-12 record. We also had a freshmen volleyball team again this year. They brought home trophies from both the Lakewood and Dansville Invitationals.

As a Catholic School, we expect our student athletes to represent our school in a positive manner, bringing Christ to everything they do, and making us proud with their sportsmanship. Without a doubt, they have done so in what turned out to be an extremely successful fall sports season. Our high school student athletes did an excellent job representing our school mission statement: We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!


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