Golf at SMS
All matches are at First Tee.
Matches are against various schools on Fridays beginning March 24th and will go until the Championship match on May 19th. There will be no matches on Friday, April 14th for GOOD FRIDAY! SMS is a 4 time defending champion in Golf and has a good chance of making it 5 in a row. Come out and cheer on our championship winning Golf team at First Tee in Virginia Beach.
Track and Field Schedule
This school year brought 14 basketball teams to SMS. We had six girls teams and eight boys teams from grades 3-8. There were roughly 135 athletes for basketball this year. Thank you to all the coaches for volunteering your time and knowledge so these students can learn the game.
The third grade age is a difficult age since they are playing with fourth graders as well but our third graders competed greatly and won a couple of regular season games. They eventually fell in the tournament but not without putting up a fight. These young boys and girls have a lot to be proud of and will be stronger next season.
Our fourth grade basketball teams also competed greatly and won many games in the regular season. We had one fourth grade boys team and one fourth grade girls team. Both teams represented SMS well before falling in the tournament. Again, not without a fight.
Fifth grade is similar to third grade and is a hard task to win many games because of the competition playing against sixth graders. It is even more difficult with rule changes (now playing regulation basketball). Our teams did a great job this year competing in this division. They will be tough to beat next season.
We had two sixth grade teams this year. One for each gender. Both teams had an outstanding season. The sixth grade girls finished fourth in the regular season out of twelve teams and the boys finished second in the regular season and in the tournament before falling in the Championship Game. The sixth grade boys brought home two trophies for both of their second place finishes. The sixth grade girls lost in the semi-finals of their tournament.
There was one seventh grade girls and one seventh grade boys team this year. Both teams had successful seasons. The seventh grade boys team finished as the ninth seed in the tournament out of fifteen teams and the seventh grade girls team finished eighth out of ten teams and won a playoff game before falling to the eventual champion. The seventh grade boys and seventh grade girls teams will be really tough to beat next season as they try for a championship.
Our eighth grade class brought together three teams. Two teams for the boys and one team for the girls. The boys teams were very even and both won a lot of games. One of our boys teams finished sixth in the regular season while the other boys team finished eighth in the regular season out of fifteen teams. Both teams won a playoff game before falling in the next round. These boys had a great run through SMS in the years they played. The girls team had a pretty good regular season coming in seventh place out of ten teams and
winning their first playoff game by forty, then beating the number two seed in the tournament by twenty points before eventually falling to the number three seed in the semi-finals by six points in a packed house on a Friday night. These girls finished out their SMS career in style.
Please visit the Tidewater Catholic Basketball League website for basketball schedules.
Click on the division on the bottom left and select your team from the drop down.
Middle School Boys Soccer
The boys’ middle school soccer team played this season in the ETIS and placed third overall in their conference. On Tuesday, October 25th, they played in the semi-final match of the tournament against Norfolk Collegiate and lost 3-0. The boys had a busy season full of many ups and downs, wins and losses. They played great throughout the season which ran from mid-August until the end of October. Eduard Holland- Farres and Reid Miller were named “All Conference” players at the dinner hosted by Norfolk Collegiate after the semi-final game.
The girls’ volleyball season this year contained four different teams. SMS Blue (6th grade team), SMS White (7th grade team), SMS Navy (7th grade team) and SMS Gold (8th grade team). This is the first time in school’s history that we have had this many teams in the same season. We had a grand total of 42 girls come out and play volleyball this year. This is also the first time that we have had every single team have at least one win in the regular season. The Blue and White teams were in the Challenger division of the ETIS conference while the Navy and Gold teams were in the Championship division of the ETIS conference.
The teams were coached by Allison Spitz (Blue), Karen Monroe (White), Tanya Mercado (Navy) and Erica Redman (Gold). These parent volunteers did an outstanding job all year long coaching these girls to get them ready for each match. Thank you coaches for your time and dedication.
The Gold team participated in a weekend tournament at Greenbrier Christian Academy during the season. They played in a round robin tournament and went undefeated in the round robin stage. After making it to the Championship game, they barely lost and received a 2nd place finish and a nice trophy to add to our trophy case.
As for the tournament, each team made the tournament and competed really well representing St. Matthew’s School. The Blue, White and Navy teams fell in the Quarterfinals while the Gold team won their Quarterfinals match and made it to the Semi-Finals where they lost in a tight three set match to the eventual champion.
Each team did extremely well during this school year and made history with the number of athletes that wanted to play volleyball. The sport keeps growing and growing at St. Matthew’s School and we are looking forward to another exciting year next year with hopefully more girls and more teams.
Congratulations to this year’s teams. The boys took first place for the second year in a row and the girls finished third. Well done!