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Bishop Ireton High School | Archive | January, 2013

Girls Scratch out first WCAC road win, 37-36

Senior Camille Weber led Ireton scoring at McNamara with 10.

Bishop Ireton earned its first conference win of the season with a scrappy 37-36 victory at Bishop McNamara Friday night.  The win was the Cardinals second in as many visits, with the redbirds upsetting the Mustangs in the first round of the WCAC championship tournament last year in Forestville.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 12-6 first quarter lead, on tough defense and shared scoring.  Ireton used 9-4 run midway through the second period to extend the lead to 21-16 into the intermission. 

Camille Weber, Julia O’Brien, then more Weber scored on consecutive possessions to give Ireton a 11-point advantage at 27-16. Following a McNamara timeout, the Mustangs threw their own 7-0 run on the visitors to close the deficit to 27-23. Ireton countered with a pair of field goals and ended the third period with a 31-25 lead.

O’Brien opened the final period with a field goal to push Ireton to 33-25, but a long cold streak fell on the Cardinals and McNamara doggedly whittled away at the lead, drawing to 33-32 in the late stages of the ballgame.  While the cardinal clad visitors couldn’t “buy” a basket in the game’s waning stages, they drew fouls with Weber and O’Brien each making the front end of one-and-one’s as Ireton limped up to the 37 marker and hung on. The Mustangs couldn’t convert on the charity stripe and got a final field goal to close within 37-36.   Ireton failed to convert in the game’s final seconds and a desparate last second shot missed the mark and with it the home team’s chance for a win.

Camille Weber led Ireton with 10 points, O’Brien scored 8, Celis-Copelotti had 7, while Taylor Gallahan and Alex Stipano chipped in 4 each.

The victory improved Ireton to 9-8, 1-7 in conference  play with a 3:30pm date at Bishop OConnell on Sunday. A scheduled non conference tilt with Fredericksburg Christian was postponed when the flu and injuries prevented FCA from having a squad available to play on Saturday. No date has been announced for a reschedule of the game.

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Swimmers rack up 5 dual wins in weekend action

Coach John Gullickson’s swimmers either outswim the opponent’s  fastest swimmers or overwhelm the team with depth in scoring in each event to continue an  impressive winning steak with more dual wins by both the boys and girls teams.

On Friday, the Cardinals used their depth as well as strong event times to overwhelm diocesan rival PVI at Marymount University. The boys’ scored a  108-58 win while the girls topped the Panthers 97-65.

For the boys, Kevin Grant, Ben Gorski won two individual events while Emi Quinn, Kelly Palmer, Clara Boggs, Anna Fracasso, and Hayley Snell each logged a win for the Cardinals.

Ireton’s boys wom two of three relays, the 200 medley and took first and second in the 200 free. Kevin Grant, Carl Smearman, Scott Schwartz, and AJ Salvatori swam the winning  200 freestyle relay while Thomas Reichelt, Matt Fracasso, Kevin Abbed, and Sam Price snared a second.  In the lone relay the Panthers captured, the 400 freestyle, the Alexandrian’s mitigated the damage by finishing second, third, and fourth.  Salvatori, Gorski,Smearman, and Kevin Grant also won the 200 medley relay.

Ireton’s girls captured a win in the 200 freestyle with Emi Quinn, Clara Boggs, Catherine Kennedy, and Hayley Snell posting a 1:49.28 winning time. Ireton also added a third and fourth in the event. PVI took the other relays, but again, the depth of the girls’ team was evident as they garnered a second and third in both 400 Free and 200 medley relays.

The Cardinals followed the Friday win with five more girls wins and three more for the boys on Saturday when the travelled to Fredericksburg to square off with down state opponents.   The Alexadnria school swept the day of swimming with wins on both boys and girls.

The results for Saturday:

Boys:

Bishop Ireton  664          JPG    383

Bishop Ireton 661          Benedictine 318

Bishop Ireton 706         Wakefield Country Day  371

Girls:

Bishop Ireton  732         St Michael the Archangel 315

Bishop Ireton 705          Seton School   625

Bishop Ireton 719           JPG  408

Bishop Ireton 734         Wakefield Country Day 100

Bishop Ireton 751          Massannutten Military Academy 14

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Bishop Ireton girls win, boys second at NoVa Catholic Swim meet

The Cardinals end the 2-year rein of Bishop O'Connell, winning the girls' NoVa Catholic meet in its third year.

Senior Kelly Palmer anchored the final girls relay and held off an O’Connell challenge to give the Cardinals a 265-259 win over the second-place Knights in the 8-team Northern Virginia Catholic Regional swim championships at George Mason University’s Freedom Center in Manassas on Saturday.  The Knights easily outpointed second place Bishop Ireton in the boys meet 372-265 to win the 7-team boys meet.

It was a great day for both squads as both boys and girls continued to qualify swimmers in both individual and relays for state and Catholic National meets. Both teams scored well in the three relay events and both piled up points in the grueling 500 yard freestyle race, the boys a whopping 38 team points, the girls 30!

Sophomore Ben Gorski won the 500 free event in 5:04.15 while senior Emi Quinn captured the 100 free in a time of :57.29.  The girls 200 freestyle relay team of Quinn, junior Catherine Kennedy, freshman Clara Boggs, and Palmer captured a first place for the champions.

The boys scored points in every event as did the girls enroute to their win. It was the 500 however, where the depth of the teams came to the fore in a major way.  In addition to Gorski’s win, Michael Morrison finished 4th (5:54.34), Sam Price was 6th (6:13.46) and Carlos Chiriboga was 9th (6:37.87)  The girls were led by Palmer’s second in 5:41.03, Boggs was 6th, Julianna Sampaio 8th, and Kaitlin Nguyen 10th.

Ireton divers were busy as well, sophomores Michael Curry, Stephanie Frazier, and Emma Peterson finished 4th, 3rd, and 6th respectively in the one meter diving event.

TEAM RESULTS

BOYS                                                               GIRLS

1) Bishop O’Connell   372                        1) Bishop  Ireton         265

2) Bishop Ireton          265                        2) Bishop O’Connell  259

3) Seton School           191                         3) Paul VI Catholic    221

4) John Paul the Great 169                     4) St Gertrude              218

5) Paul VI Catholic    126                         5) Seton School          163

6) St Michael               109                         6)Oakcrest                   96

7) Benedictine             102                         7) John Paul the Great 92

8) St Michael the Archangel 55

Bishop Ireton individual scoring finishes:

50 freestyle:

Boys:  4th Kevin Grant :23.56,  7th Scott Schwartz :24.40

Girls: 3rd Catherine Kennedy :27.66

100 Backstroke:

Boys:  3rd AJ Salvatori :58.55

Girls: 4th Anna Fracasso 1:10.00

100 Breaststroke:

Boys:  11th Giovanni Salvatori 1:20.45

Girls:  4th Catherine Kennedy 1:16.43   8th Virginia Beineke 1:19.86

100 Butterfly:

Boys:  Andrew Selby 4th 1:04.89  Carl Searman 6th 1:05.81

Girls:  Anna Fracasso 3rd 1:06.89  Kailea Rouin 7th 1:16.47

100 Freestyle:

Boys: Kevin Grant 3rd :53.31  Jimmy Grant 8th :57.07

Girls: Emi Quinn 1st :57.29

200 Freestyle:

Boys:  Michael Morrison 2d 2:04.88  Sam Price 3rd 2:06.96

Girls:  Kelly Palmer 3rd 2:09.95  Clara Boggs 4th 2:12.44

200 IM:

Boys: Ben Gorski 2d 2:06.39  AJ Salvatori 4th 2:16.40

Girls: Emi Quinn 2d 2:27.61  Virginia Beineke 2:36.17

Bishop Ireton relay scoring finishes:

200 Medley:

Boys:  3rd 1:50.72 Jimmy Grant, Ben Gorski, Andrew Selby, Scott Schwartz

Girls: 4th 2:03.19  Eileen Louison, Emi Quinn, Anna Fracasso, Catherine Kennedy

200 Freestyle:

Boys: 2d 1:33.28  Kevin Grant Scott Schwartz, AJ Salvatori, Ben Gorski

Girls: 1st 1:50.36  Emi Quinn, Catherine Kennedy, Clara Boggs, Kelly Palmer

400 Freestyle:

Boys: 3rd 3:39.27  Kevin Grant, Jimmy Grant, AJ Salvatori, Sam Price

Girls: 2d   4:00.87 Anna Fracasso, Virginia Beineke, Clara Boggs, Kelly Palmer

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Cardinals second half burst sinks Good Counsel, 72-57

Captain Louie Khouri's 20 points led Ireton to their 4th win in 5 games in the past 2 years with Good Counsel.

Bishop Ireton broke open a 32-31game in the second half to race away to a 68-37 win in their WCAC home opener.  The win improved the Cardinals to 10-3 on the season, 2-2 in conference play.

The first half was a seesaw affair, Ireton grab a lead, the Falcons expertly carve up the Cardinal zone and push back in front.  Good Counsel’s Byron Hawkins was nearly unstoppable in the first half, scoring 20 of his game-high 23 points before intermission.

The third quarter continued the back and forth game, each team answering the other until Hawkins missed a three-point attempt with the Falcons holding a narrow 43-42 advantage. Senior Davon Wiley countered with a jumper on the other end and the Cardinals regained a lead they would not relinquish in opening a 50-45 lead into the game’s final quarter. The Cardinals dropped an 13-0 burst on the visitors and suddenly Ireton had a 68-51 and control of the game. The run included 3 of 7 three-point baskets Ireton would score on the night.

Good Counsel fell to 5-8, 0-4 in the WCAC while the Cardinals evened their conference mark heading into Friday’s matchup with St Mary’s Ryken in Leonardtown.  Senior Louie Khouri led Ireton in scoring with 20, Wiley added 18 in his highest output of the season, and Patrick Moseh had 11. Taylor McHugh was the 4th Cardinal in double figures with 10, Win Miller added 6, Ty Quarles 5, and Richie Kamtchoum had 2 in his first career start for the Bishop Ireton.  Andrew Calomeris had 16 for Good Counsel in addition to Hawkins’ 23.

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Cardinal Swimmers glide high over Hayfield Hawks at Marymount 226-111

Northern Virginia Catholics are next up for Bishop Ireton at GMU's Freedom Center

The Men and Women’s Swim and Dive teams defeated the Hawks of Hayfield Secondary with a combined score 226-111.

This rare and out of conference match up showcased Ireton’s divers sweeping top finishes with Michael Curry, Stephanie Frazier, and Emma Petersen.

In relay action, the Cardinals took 5 of 6 relays (200 Medley, 200/400 Free) 1st places, with the Hawks lone win a photo in finish victory. However, the Cardinals’  depth mitigated that win taking 2nd and 3rd place finishes among the relays featured rising talent in Jimmy Grant, Kevin Abbed, Carl Smearman, Dylan Louison, Sam Price, and Michael Morrison on the men’s side.  For the women, it was  Eileen Louison, Maddie Sanasack, Catherine Kennedy, and Charlie Buising pacing the Ireton relay team.

Climbing the individual ranks and in National/State qualifying times include Virginia Bieneke (200/100Free) to complimenting 1st place finishes by Kelly Palmer (200/500Free), Emi Quinn (200IM/100Breast), Ann Fracasso (100 Fly), Kevin Grant/Clara Boggs (100 Free) and Hayley Snell (100Back).

Next up for Swim & Dive Team is the Northern Virginia Catholic Regional Meet this Saturday January 5th at the GMU Freedom Center in Manassas, VA.

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