Varsity Cheerleaders Bring Home Awards from UCA Camp

Six members of the Varsity Cheerleading Team attended a four-day UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) cheerleading camp this summer at Lander University to learn new cheers, stunting, and to inspire leadership on and off the field. While there, the team won multiple gold ribbons, a UCA Spirit Stick, a Superior Award, which was only given to two schools, and three 2nd place trophies for “cheer division,” for “Game Day Readiness,” and for “X-treme Routine” (dance, stunt, and tumble). In addition to these awards, Ashley Caputo (Senior) was chosen for a second consecutive year to be on the All-American Cheerleading Team, and was invited to participate in a parade this December in London.

 

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This year’s Varsity Cheerleading Team consists of two squads for both Football and Basketball. The team includes: Ashley Caputo (Senior – Captain), Reagan Chittum (Senior – Captain), Camille Hoover (Senior – Captain), Cece Hendricks (Senior), Lizzie Latham (Junior), Mary Lynam (Junior), Isabelle McDaniel (Junior), Conyers Wingard (Junior), Lorena Cicale (Sophomore), Lindsey Cummings (Sophomore), Leslie Garcia (Sophomore), and Erica Wood (Freshman).

Winter tryouts for additional members of the Basketball Cheerleading Team will take place  on October 24 and October 26 from 5:45PM-7:15PM. Tryouts are open to all girls in the 7th-12th grades. Anyone interested should contact Coach Jessica Reynolds at jereynolds@sjcatholicschool.org prior to tryouts.

UKnight Construction Project Update

Anyone who has been on the St. Joseph’s campus recently can feel the excitement around the new UKnight Building! The project is underway and moving smoothly. The conduits from the main building have been run to provide electrical services to the new building and framing has started on the second and third floors with rooms starting to take shape. The plumbing on the first floor is complete and is ready for concrete. St. Joseph’s families can expect to see the roof being put up, new HVAC units, and brick veneer in the upcoming weeks. Don’t blink; the building will be up and operational before you know it!

Varsity Volleyball Ranked #51 in Nation

The Varsity Volleyball team finished second in the Dorman Tournament of Champions over the weekend. Over the course of the two day tournament they defeated six 5A schools- Nation Ford, Hillcrest, Lexington, Wando, Mauldin, TL Hanna and one 3A SCISA school-Porter Gaud. The Lady Knights lost to Dorman, the #1 team in the state, in the championship game. The Lady Knights, with an overall  record to date of 25-3, are currently ranked #2 in the state and #51 in the nation!

Join us at home this Thursday night for MS Volleyball at 4 PM, JV Volleyball at 5:30 PM, and your Varsity Lady Knights Volleyball at 6:45 PM. GO KNIGHTS!

First High School Coffeehouse a Success

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The SJCS Fine Arts Department and Jubilate Arts Guild hosted the first Coffeehouse of the school year on Friday, September 8th. The open-microphone event was hosted by seniors Robby Matlock and Sydney Read. High school students performed a variety of acts to entertain the crowd. Highlights included vocal and instrumental solos, duets, a group performance of “Hot Cross Buns”, magic tricks, and jokes. Members of the Fine Arts Honor Societies are responsible for the running of the Coffeehouses each year. Join us for the next Coffeehouse events: October 13th (Middle School) and January 12th (High School)!

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Women’s Golf Takes Second

Playing one of the most difficult golf courses in the state and down two players, St. Joseph’s girls golf team Wednesday took second in a 3-way match at Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course.

Led by senior Carly Lyvers who shot 39, the Knights (6-1) posted a 198 total. Sophomore Caleigh Noonan fired a 47 while seventh grader Marett Cole had 53 and Kaitlyn Dumit shot 59.

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Daniel won the match with a 175 total. The Lions were led by senior Katie Whitfield who shot par 36. Greenville High’s low score was recorded by Sarah Kennedy who shot 47.

The Knights return to action Tuesday with a tri-match against Powdersville and Landrum.

Team: 1. Daniel 175, 2. St. Joseph’s 198, 3. Greenville 210.

Individual: 1. Katie Whitfield (D) 36, 2. Carly Lyvers (SJ) 39, 3. Gillian O’Brien (D) 43, 4. Emileigh Swords (D) 46.

Records: SJCS 6-1.