Former VCA basketball manager Matt Stefanski is doing some really big things these days!
All-conference softball selections Maria Reisinger, Leighton Huber and Michelle Par...congratulations girls!
Our year-end athletic awards are scheduled for next Tuesday, May 26 at 6:00 pm. In addition to honoring our baseball and softball teams, we will be awarding three major awards. Those awards, with nominees in parentheses are as follows: Male Athlete of the Year (Joey Vershay, Sam Linden, Andre Guadron, Isaac Bustos); Female Athlete of the Year (Maria Reisinger, Leighton Huber, Callie Klingbeil, Elly Smith); Victory Cup- top overall athlete (Elly Smith, Gabby Carlson, Michelle Parr, Ethan Hancock). We hope everyone can make it out to this special night as we celebrate the success VCA has experienced in 2014-2015!
Dr. Brett Brechner will be on campus next Wednesday, May 27 to do physicals for VCA athletes. The cost is $30 for a physical. Physicals for students in grades 4th-6th will start at 3:00. High schoolers can line up at dismissal. Physicals will take place in the science rooms. If you can help (taking height/weight, doing an eye test, etc) please contact athletic director Derek Chirch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HS boys' basketball open gym starts at 3:30 today!
Athletic schedule for this week:
MON- HS soccer player/parent meeting- 3:30 in the gym
TUES- HS boys' basketball open gym- 3:30-5:00
WEDS- MSgirls' vball player/parent meeting- 3:30 in the gym
THURS- Girls' vball open gym- 3:30-5:00
Congratulations to Sam Linden, Joey Vershay, Michael Richel, Leighton Huber, Michelle Parr and Maria Reisinger, all who were named all-conference for the 2015 season!
Maria Reisinger was the Player of the Game in today's SSCC championship game. In addition to pitching for the Lions, she had 2 triples and a double for VCA. Great game, Maria!
The varsity softball team comes up 3 runs short in a close title game with Kankakee Trinity. It was a great season for the girls as they posted the first winning record in school history, finishing at 10-8 on the year. Way to go, girls!
Final score KTA 15...VCA 12.
Top of 7th, Lions need 3 to continue....Owens, Arndt and Parr up to bat.
Bottom of 5, VCA Softball is in a battle with KTA...still down 3...Score 12-15.
The baseball team stole 24 total bases today, giving them a total of 103 on the season. Barring a long run by a 1A team, VCA will finish first in the state in 1A in stolen bases. They currently lead the next closest team by 33 steals.
Joey Vershay is the Player of the Game for the final game of the season, a 15-1 win over Grace Christian. The junior pitched 4 scoreless innings and picked up the win. He finishes the season with a record of 7-1 and a remarkable 0.51 ERA, shattering the previous school record of 1.73. He struck out 64 batters, giving him a K ratio of 10.7 per 7 innings. He also led the way at the plate, going 2-4 with 3 runs scored, an RBI and 4 stolen bases. Great game and season Joey!
The baseball team ends their season on a high note, crushing Grace Christian 15-1 in the SSCC consolation game. VCA finishes the season with a 9-8 record, their third straight winning season.
At the top of 3, KTA 10 - VCA 7.
At the end of the first inning of the SSCC softball championship, the Lions trail KTA 6-3. Let's go Lions!
Coming off a disappointing semifinal loss, the baseball team is on a mission in the consolation game. They lead Grace Christian 8-0 in the 2nd inning.
VCA Softball Line up for the Championship
The Lions comeback comes up just short. Tying run stranded at 3rd. FOFCA 8, VCA 7- FINAL. Victory will take on Grace in the consolation game.
Fiore walks to lead off the inning...rally caps on
Lions catch FOFCA stealing home to get a huge third out of the inning. Heading to the bottom of the 7th, VCA trails 8-7. Fiore-Pawlicki-Nichols due up for Victory.
The Lions have drawn to within one after 6 innings. FOFCA leads 8-7 headed to the 7th. Vershay on the mound for the Lions.
The Lions cut the FOFCA lead in half in the 5th. They now trail 8-4. Need a couple of holds and to put some more runs on the board. Let's go Lions!
The baseball team trails FOFCA 8-0 at the end of 4 and a half innings. Will need some late magic to pull this one out.