The Lions opened the season away against the Comets of Oakwood High School. After holding Oakwood scoreless in the 1st Quarter and taking a 12-0 lead, La Salette led 21-12 at the half. A 30 point second half saw the Lions pull away with a convincing win, 51-30. Peter Middlemore was 8/10 from the floor, leading the Lions with 18 points. John Wernowsky added 12, 10 in the second half. The Junior Varsity was also victorious, 42-20.
The next game is away at Okaw Valley on Wednesday.
The chess team played two matches against Mahomet-Seymour at La Salette on November 19th. The first match was in doubt until the very end, but first board Dominic Carey held on to win a tense game and give La Salette a 38-30 victory. The Lions won the second match 51-17, improving to a 4-0 for the season. The next match at Bismark on December 3rd is expected to be a challenge.
In two games against Mattoon High, the Lions were victorious: 38-30 in the first match, and 52-16 in the second match. Having clinched the conference championship last year, the Academy hopes to accomplish the same this year and has begun the task…
The varsity team competes while coach Mr. Tardiff observes.
Each year at the start of official practice, the basketball team chooses a special patron saint to guide them virtuously through the season. This year, the team chose the great soldier-saint Maurice. Please add your prayers to him for a successful season according to our habitual three intentions:
1) To play with Honor
2) No serious injuries