5&6 Home Tournament

Rylee Nicoletti, Master of Marketing

On Saturday, Feb. 8th the 5th and 6th grade boys team hosted their home tournament. Invitations were rare, as only Washburn & Our Lady of the Lake received them. The 5/6 team this year is coached by Mike Knaack. They have been working hard all season and have been practicing almost every day after the high school practices. Staying at the school from 8:00 in the morning to 7:00 at night takes some serious dedication! All of that hard work landed them a 9-3 record.

With a sense of deja vu, the 5/6 grade team followed in the footsteps of the boys high school basketball team and in the first game of the tournament, found themselves battling it out in triple overtime, ratcheting up the intensity with each back-and-forth basket. Coach Knaack was pushing hard to guide his team to a win. “The last tournament of the season was held on February 10 at South Shore and was a well-fought effort. We only had seven players to start off the three-game tournament.  The boys played very well in that game but we were just not able to come away with the win. There were two more games after that without any break in between. Again our players stepped up and dug deep to win the next two games. All of the boys gave their best this season and I am truly pleased to be a part of their success.”

This tournament was a great way to end the boy’s season and we congratulate them on their hard work. Also a big thank you to the high school teams, coaches and directors for making this tournament happen! Coach Knaack expressed profound gratitude for the support offered to his team. “I would personally like to thank Coach Bill Truchon and Coach Josh Meiritz for their assistance with coaching. I would also like to thank Mr. Tiberg and Mr. Bailey for all of their help with the tournaments and scheduling. I would also like to thank all of the volunteers at the concession stand, timekeeping, and officiating during our two home tournaments. South Shore is a great school and is a reflection of a great community.”