State Playoffs Update – Cross Country, Volleyball, Football

On Saturday, the SJCS Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed in the Class AA State Qualifier at The Clemson Sandhills Research Center in Columbia. Both the boys and girls teams qualified to compete at the State Championship this upcoming Saturday by finishing in the top 18 teams. The boys team finished 1st by a score of 36-71 over Academic Magnet; Brendan McTigue finished in 3rd place and 4 other boys placed in the top 15. Our girls team finished 2nd behind Greer Middle College. Both teams will return to Sandhills on Saturday for the State Championship Meet. The girls race begins at 12:30 and the boys race will start at 1:30.

The Lady Knights Volleyball Team hosted Gray Collegiate Academy yesterday for the Upper State Championship, sweeping them for the win with scores of 25-12, 25-15, and 25-12 to advance to the Class AA State Championship! The match will be held at Chapin High School this Saturday at 12:30 and Knights will face Academic Magnet for the title. The Lady Knights are attempting to win their seventh consecutive state championship.

The SJCS Football Team qualified for the state playoffs and will travel to Abbeville for a first round playoff game on Friday night. Kickoff is 7:30.

Go Knights!

October Celebrations

The results of the Box tops contest are as follows- Mr. Tierney’s HH is the MS winner with 325 box tops and Mrs. Collins’ HH is the HS winner with 570.

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the NSSHS: President Caroline Wright, Vice President Maddie Starks, and Secretary-Treasurer, Allison Whitten.

Senior Carson McAbee has won a gold medal at his first national powerlifting competition! The USAPL Raw Nationals took place in Orlando Florida Oct 10-15 with over 1100 competitors. Carson has been competing in powerlifting for two years. He competed in the Palmetto Classic in August of 2017 and broke three state records and qualified for nationals during that meet. The full powerlifting competition consists of three compound lifts: squat, bench and deadlift. Carson lifted a total of 1250 pounds in those three events and won a national champion gold medal in his age and weight division. His deadlift was 507 pounds, his squat was 479.5 pounds and his bench press was 264.5 pounds.


Middle School Coffeehouse

IMG_1183The SJCS Fine Arts Department and Jubilate Arts Guild hosted the second Coffeehouse of the school year on Friday, October 13th for the Middle School. It was an evening full of entertainment as the open mic event hosted singers, guitarists, and a stand up comedian. Highlights included vocal solos from “Hamilton”, original jokes, and a rendition of “Thinking Out Loud.”  Join us for the next Coffeehouse event January 12th!

Girls and Boys Cross Country Region Champs

The Girls and Boys Cross Country teams competed in the Region Championship Meet at Landrum HS yesterday and both came home as Region Champions! The boys team finished 38 points in front of second-place Landrum HS and our girls team finished 6 points in front of second-place Greer Middle College Charter.

The following boys were named All-Region for their performances:
   Brendan McTigue
   Josh Powers
   Dylan McTigue
   Tristan McTigue
   Zac Palmer
   Isaac Hine
was also named Boys Region Runner of the Year and Coach George Carr was named Boys Region Coach of the Year.

The following girls were named All-Region for their performances:
   Caroline Linen
   Bryn Bissinger
   Brigid Alvis
   Annika Bissinger

Girls Golf Ends Season Top of Classification in State

2017 at state finalsThe St. Joseph’s girls golf team finished fourth in the AAA state tournament held Tuesday at River Falls Golf Club in Duncan. The Knights, who finished the season with an impressive 42-4 record, posted a 336 total.

Senior Carly Lyvers, who made the all-tournament team, led the way with a 76. Freshmen Caleigh Noonan, Emma Curran and Kaitlyn Dumit fired 83, 86 and 91, respectively. Freshman Reagan Lillibridge shot a 97.

The tournament champion was Oceanside Academy followed by Bluffton and May River. All of those schools are AAA which means that for the third straight year, St. Joseph’s has the best girls golf team in the state within its classification.

Congratulations to the whole team and to Coach Mark Matlock on an extraordinary season!

Freshman Retreat Impact

This years Freshman retreat was another success. Held at Look up Lodge, the two day, one night retreat allows the freshman to bond as class in preparation for the next four years together. The students were given the opportunity to go to mass, worship in adoration, make memories with their friends, as well as getting to hear from many speakers. SJCS alumnus, Mark Estes (Class of ’16), came as a guest speaker to share his experiences as a young adult Christian and athlete with the students. Mark, who is working as the Communications Intern at St. Joe’s as part of his studies at Clemson University, was excited to be back and hopes that his message can have an impact on the freshman class.

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Fall Playoffs Update – Volleyball, Golf, Tennis

The Lady Knights volleyball team defeated Fox Creek High School last night 25-11, 25-8, 25-10 to advance to the third round of the South Carolina High School League Class AA state playoffs. They will host Southside Christian tomorrow at 6:00 PM with the winner moving on to the Upper State Championship.

The Lady Knights golf team had their first round of the state golf tournament canceled yesterday. The tournament will now be one 18 hole round to be played today at River Falls Plantation in Spartanburg.

Also postponed yesterday, was the Lady Knights tennis team’s first round playoff match against Southside Christian. That match will be played this afternoon at 3:00 PM at Holly Tree Country Club.

Congratulations to Allison Whitten and Carly Lyvers for being selected to participate in their sport’s North/South All-Star events. These events feature the best seniors of all classifications from the northern part of South Carolina competing against the best seniors for the south part of the state.
The North/South Volleyball Matches will take place on November 18th at Erskine College and the North/South Girls Golf Matches will take place November 10-11 at Stoney Point Golf Club in Greenwood.

Fall Play This Weekend – Purchase Tickets

Failure: A Love Story is a dramatic and bittersweet story centered around the last year in the lives of the Fail sisters. Narrated by an ensemble of storytellers and filled with dramatic irony and foreshadowing, this play explores the meaning of love, life, and loss as we meet the Fail family. Journey with Mortimer as he becomes significantly entwined in their lives, falling in love with each sister and learning to grieve with each loss. The beauty of the storytelling will bring you face to face with humanity and the brevity and gift of life.

Thursday, October 26 – 7:00 PM – Preview Performance
Friday, October 27 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 28 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 29 – 3:00 PM


Purchase Tickets

Winter 2017-18 Sports Start Dates

Boys Varsity Basketball- Head Coach Paul Assinesi

Oct. 30th 7:00-9:00 @ Potential Sports Academy at the Donaldson Center (120 Arrowhead Crt. Greenville, SC 29604)

Oct. 31st 7:15-9:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 1st 1:30-3:30 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 2nd 7:15-9:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 3rd 7:15-9:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 4th 7:30am-9:00am @ SJCS Gym


Boys JV Basketball- Head Coach Kelly Assinesi

Oct. 30th 7:00-8:45 @ Potential Sports Academy at the Donaldson Center (120 Arrowhead Crt. Greenville, SC 29604)

Oct. 31st 7:30-9:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 1st 5:30-7:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 2nd 7:30-9:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 3rd 7:30-9:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 4th 7:30am-8:45am @ SJCS Gym


Boys MS Basketball- Head Coach Greg Simms

No tryouts Oct. 30 – Nov. 4

Nov. 6th No Tryouts

Nov. 7th 3:30-5:00 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 8th 1:30-3:00 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 9th 3:30-5:00 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 10th No Tryouts

Nov. 11th 11:00am-1:00pm @ SJCS Gym


Girls Varsity Basketball- Head Coach Grace Franklin

Oct. 30th 3:15-4:45 @ SJCS Gym

Oct. 31st 5:30-7:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 1st 3:30-5:30 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 2nd 5:30-7:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 3rd 5:30-7:30 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 4th 9:00am-11:00am @ SJCS Gym


Girls JV Basketball- Head Coach Teresa Thomas

Oct. 30th 3:15-4:45 @ SJCS Gym

Oct. 31st 5:30-7:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 1st 3:30-5:30 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 2nd 5:30-7:15 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 3rd 5:30-7:30 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 4th 9:00am-11:00am @ SJCS Gym


Girls Middle School Basketball- Head Coach Meby Carr

No tryouts Oct. 30 – Nov. 4

Nov. 6th 3:30-5:00 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 7th No Tryouts

Nov. 8th 1:30-3:00 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 9th No Tryouts

Nov. 10th 3:30-5:00 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 11th 11:00am-1:00pm @ SJCS Gym


Wrestling- Head Coach TJ Cofield

Oct. 30th 3:15-4:45 @ SJCS Gym

Oct. 31st 3:30-5:30 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 1st 1:30-3:30 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 2nd 3:30-5:30 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 3rd 3:30-5:30 @ SJCS Gym


Cheerleading- Head Coach Jessica Reynolds

Oct. 24th 5:45-7:15 @ SJCS Gym

Oct. 26th 5:45-7:15 @ SJCS Gym

Oct. 31st 3:30-5:30 @ SJCS Gym

Nov. 2nd 3:30-5:30 @ SJCS Gym

Middle School Math Class Excitement

2017.09.25 Math Class (8)Our teachers are always striving to use the absolute best methods to engage our students and simplify their learning experience. For middle school math teacher Elaine Trakas, this meant making her lessons a bit more hands on. Her class recently explored solving variables using a bag of tiles that were various colors and sizes to represent different parts of the equations. It was easy to see the “light bulbs” going off as the students grasped the concept when explained a different way! Thanks Mrs. Trakas for being a fabulous St. Joe’s teacher!


Boys Swimming Wins First SCHSL Championship

We are so very proud of all our swimmers that represented St. Joseph’s Saturday at the AAA State Swim Championships. The boys brought home the first state AAA Swim Title and our girls moved up to 6th place from a 7th place finish in 2016. Almost every swim was a personal best time for the season. The team came together and it took every single swimmer to bring that title home. The boys won by a convincing 47 points. The team lead by seniors Patrick Alvis, Ryan Byrne and Alyssa Moore pulled together and made every swim count. Junior Liam Walker won state titles in both the 200-yard individual medley (1:57.93) and the 100 butterfly (51.82), and  freshman Silas Crosby took first in the 500 freestyle (4:46.65).

States Senior Swimmers“Words cannot express how it feels to watch these hard working teens take the podium representing St. Joseph’s,” says Coach Becky VanEvera. “We can not say it enough, these are remarkable teens, and we are blessed to be entrusted to coach them to the best of their abilities. Yesterday I can honestly say we had serious blood pressure issues, our vocal cords may need days to recover, the team brought us to tears, and Karen and I would not have it any other way.” Congratulations to all our swimmers, and Coaches Becky VanEvera and Karen Miros!

The following Knights swimmers are All-State:

Liam Walker 200 IM and 100 Fly
Silas Crosby 500 free and 100 Breast
200 Medley relay Jack Doyle, Silas Crosby, Liam Walker and Jack Lonergan
200 Free relay Silas Crosby, Jack Lonergan, Leo Gibson, and Liam Walker

Elizabeth Loudermilk 200 free and 200 IM

Read the Greenville News article and see Liam Walker’s interview below.


Congratulations Attraction Book Winners

This years Attraction Book sale has just come to an end and the winners have been announced. It was a very competitive book sale and ended with a tie for first place! Congratulations to our winners Madeline Manning and Margo Schellinger for selling the most books! And congratulations to Hannah Moore and Collin Maides who sold over 20 attraction books and will be winning a movie ticket package. This years winning household was the Connelly household for selling 80 books. Congratulations to these winners and thank you for helping us raise over $6,000!


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