Athletics Features

  • Varsity Football Defeats SLUH

    The Chaminade Red Devils defeated SLUH 13-6 in a hard fought battle in the cold, rainy conditions. They will take on their next MCC rival, CBC on Friday, September 19 at 7:00 PM at CBC.

    As reported by Bill Hester on STLhighschoolsports.com,

    A lot was expected from the Chaminade defense in 2014. The Red Devils returned all-conference players Sam Frelich, Roderick Campbell, Zach Wilhelm and Brandon Haberstroh to go along with some talented young players.

    The defense had its ups and downs in their first two nonconference games, a win against Mehlville and a loss to Timberland. But play in the Metro Catholic Conference seems to have brought out the best in the Red Devils defense.

    They followed a shutout victory over De Smet last week with an impressive showing in a 13-6 win over St. Louis U. High Friday at Chaminade.

    "We feel that we are the best defensive team in the MCC and now we are trying to become one of the best defenses in the state," said Frelich, a linebacker. "We have some talented guys on defense, but the key I think is that everyone plays so hard."

    Chaminade limited SLUH to one first down in the first half, one yard rushing and less than 100 yards of total offense. The Red Devils had six sacks with nose guard Haberstroh in on most of those.

    "I feel like our defense is like a brotherhood," Haberstroh said. "We love each other and always have each others backs."

    The Junior Bills defense was also strong as both teams went three-and-out on their first two possessions.

    Chaminade was able to take advantage of some defensive penalties by the Jr. Bills to score a pair of second-quarter touchdowns. Frelich scored on a 4-yard run in the first minute of the second quarter and Andre Whitley scored on a 15-yard run midway through the quarter and Chaminade had a 13-0 halftime advantage.

    The Red Devils offense stalled in the second half and turned the ball over three times. The stout Chaminade defense held SLUH out of the end zone after the first two, but finally had their seven-quarter conference scoreless streak stopped when David Jackson scored on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell Batschelett with 5:19 to play.

    SLUH would get the ball one more time, starting on its 16-yard-line with 3:45 to play. The Jr. Bills got a pair of first downs, but an intentional grounding penalty put them in a hole. Chaminade's defense stopped SLUH on a 4th-and-22 and then got a first down and were able to run the clock out.

    "Defense is obviously our strength," Chaminade coach Antoine Torrey said. "We have some real talented guys, some with a lot of experience, and some young ones. We knew that SLUH had speed and talent. I thought we played in space well tonight and flew around."

    Chaminade improved to 3-1 with the two wins in the MCC. SLUH, which defeated Vianney in a league contest last week, fell for the first time in three games.

    "It was one of those defensive battles tonight," SLUH coach Gary Kornfeld said. "We did not play one of our better games and we helped them in the first half with some penalties. They have some great athletes on the defensive side of the ball and they were able to take some things away from us tonight that we were able to do in the first two games. You have to give them a lot of credit.""

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  • Varsity Soccer Ranked 10th in Nation

    The Red Devils are 6-0 and are ranked number 10 by NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) in their Sept. 16th poll. Click here to see the entire list.

    After opening the season with 3-0 victories over MCC rivals SLUH and CBC, the Red Devils headed to Milwaukee last weekend where they had a 2-1 victory over Marquette High School and a 2-0 victory over St. Viator. Their record currently stands at 6-0 after their 4-0 victory over Priory and their 1-0 victory over Quincy in PK's this week.

    As reported by David Kvidahl at STLhighschoolsports.com last week,

    Don't blink. If you do you might miss the Metro Catholic Conference regular season.

    The powerhouse soccer league is off to an early start this season, and Chaminade is ahead of the pack.

    Newly minted at No. 1 in the STLhighschoolsports.com large-schools rankings, Chaminade (2-0 overall, 2-0 MCC) pinned a pair of 3-0 losses on rivals St. Louis U. High and CBC before September.

    Chaminade coach Mike Gauvain doesn't put much stock in the victories as there is a whole season to go. However, he'd rather win those games than lose them.

    “We had moments in both games,” Gauvain said. “We didn't play a good 80 minutes or a good 60 minutes or even a good 40 minutes.

    “But we played a good 10 or 15 minutes a few times, and that's when we got our goals. I don't believe we're three goals better than CBC or SLUH.”

    Chaminade and SLUH opened their season with their conference matchup. It has been tradition for the two district rivals to play at the end of the regular season.

    Because Chaminade and SLUH have been lumped into the same district so often recently, Gauvain and SLUH coach Charlie Martel looked at moving the match into the meat of the regular-season schedule. Only the two couldn't find a date that worked with all the tournaments that gobble up so many days and weeks of the fall. They settled on the season opener.

    It was a smashing success. Both the opener at Chaminade and the road game at CBC were well-attended and had a better-than-expected atmosphere early in the season. Gauvain is a fan of the change.

    “It's nice to have a little momentum for the student body,” he said.

    Chaminade will have all of its conference games wrapped up by Sept. 20, though it could see much of its conference in the CYC/Bob Guelker Memorial Tournament at Soccer Park or in the postseason. Chaminade and SLUH are the favorites to play for the Class 4 District 4 tournament title, a district that includes McCluer North and Ritenour.

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  • Stastny and Butler Come Home to Chaminade

    Today, Chaminade proudly welcomed Paul Stastny ‘04 and Chris Butler ’05 back to campus for a surprise visit at an all-school assembly in the world class Skip Viragh Center for the Arts. Earlier this summer, it was announced that the Chaminade hockey alumni were coming home to play for the St. Louis Blues.

    The Chaminade student body was unknowingly treated to a surprise, star-studded event slated as an all-school assembly to review the details of their new block schedule. They were pleasantly surprised to see Blues radio play-by-play broadcaster Chris Kerber, poised to interview Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock and General Manager Doug Armstrong.

    A few minutes into the interview, Kerber teed up a video highlighting the homecoming of two of Chaminade’s own to play for their hometown team – the St. Louis Blues. The video featuring Phillip Phillip’s song, “Home” set the tone of the event with emotional shots of St. Louis landmarks, Scottrade Center, footage of their NHL careers, vintage shots of their days in Chaminade Hockey and the Chaminade campus. It ended with a slide exclaiming “Welcome Home Paul and Chris.” Kerber then invited the students to get out their cell phones for “something big!”

    Much to the surprise and excitement of the 809 Chaminade students, Paul Stastny and Chris Butler were waiting in the wings donning their Chaminade Red Devil hockey jerseys. The Chaminade Fight Song blared and red strobe lights panned the audience. The students knew that something amazing was about to happen. Stastny and Butler rushed into the audience, high fiving and fist bumping students and teachers all the way down the aisle until they reached the stage and joined Kerber, Hitchcock and Armstrong. The students were wild with excitement and were on their feet cheering, clapping, hooting, taking pictures with their phones and Tweeting to #WeAreChaminade and posting to Instagram, Vine and Snapchat.

    Click here to see an interview with Paul Stastny.

    Click here to see an interview with Chris Butler.

    Click here to see a video of the event.

    Click here to see a photo gallery.

    Click here to see a Chaminade photo gallery.

    When the crowd finally quieted, Kerber invited Doug Butler, Chris’ dad, to join them on stage. They talked about what it meant to their family to have their son playing for the home team. The crowd couldn’t help but notice that Mr. Butler had something in his lap. To their surprise and delight, he presented Chris and Paul with their new St. Louis Blues jerseys, which were set to be publicly unveiled later that day at the Blues Ice Breaker event at Ballpark Village. The next thing the crowd knew, Paul and Chris removed their Chaminade jerseys to don their new Blues jerseys. Everyone cheered at the sight of these Chaminade alumni - the latest professional athletes to call St. Louis home again. But it wasn’t over yet; Kerber had yet another surprise. He called Ellis Burgett ’15 and Luke Radetic ’16, members of the Chaminade Red Devil Hockey Team, to come forward to receive their Chaminade hockey jerseys from Paul Stastny and Chris Butler!

    Once again, the students erupted as Ellis and Luke ran to the stage to meet the hockey stars. The presentation ended with an epic group selfie featuring Paul, Chris, Ellis and Luke joined by Hitchcock, Army, and Kerber with the entire Chaminade student body gathered in the background.

    Special guests were in attendance to join Paul and Chris for their homecoming to Chaminade - Mark Heffernan ’82, Chaminade’s Board of Trustees Chair; along with several members of the Chaminade Hockey Board - Matt Hrubes ’91, President; Chris Coulter ’92, Joe Radetic; former teammate, Tom Brooks '04, former teammate; and several members of the Blues front office, including Tom Stillman, Chairman and Governor.

    Chaminade extends its thanks to the St. Louis Blues organization for graciously hosting this event on their campus and to John Eilermann ’82, whose leadership was instrumental in making this event possible,

    Stastny and Butler Come Home

    Paul Stastny, a center, accepted a four-year offer to join the St. Louis Blues over as many as a dozen others from around the league. Stastny has been entrenched for a decade with the Colorado Avalanche and Denver University for a decade, but the son and younger brother of two ex-Blues players chose to return to his roots.

    The former Chaminade College Prep player will wear the No. 26 of his Hockey Hall of Fame father, Peter, when he takes the ice for the season opener Oct. 9 at Scottrade Center — about 20 minutes from where he and his older brother, Yan, grew up in Chesterfield.

    “I wanted to go somewhere I was comfortable with and somewhere I know the lay of the land a little bit,” Stastny, said. “I was in a good position. I had good teams interested in me. I think in the end, you almost have to take a step back, take all of the emotions out of it and try to realize what’s best for me hockey-wise, not just next year, but two or three or four years down the road. My family and I thought that going to St. Louis would probably be the best hockey decision for me.”

    With Paul’s signing, the Stastny family will be the first trio in franchise history to play for the same organization. Peter Stastny finished his Hall of Fame career after playing 23 games with the Blues covering the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons; Yan Stastny suited up in 50 games from 2007-10 and Paul will begin his career with the Blues this season. There are five other father-son combos who have both worn the Blue Note.

    A two-time Olympian with the United States, Stastny had 25 goals and 60 points for the Colorado Avalanche last season and 5 goals and 10 points in seven playoff games. He has played eight seasons in the NHL.

    Chris Butler, a defenseman, will wear No. 25 next season for the St. Louis Blues after signing a two-way contract, meaning he will be paid an NHL salary when he's on the Blues' roster and a minor-league salary if he's assigned to the club's American Hockey League affiliate in Chicago. This took place two weeks after Paul Stastny agreed to a four-year contract with his home team, "It's pretty exciting," Butler said, "getting the opportunity to put on the jersey that I've watched ever since I was a little kid, the jersey that I was watching when I fell in love with hockey."

    Butler, who was drafted by Buffalo in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Draft, has played six seasons in the NHL. He was traded to Calgary from Buffalo in 2011 and has spent the past three seasons with the Flames.

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  • Jayson Tatum ’16 Wins Gold at World Championship

    Chaminade congratulates Jayson Tatum '16 and the U.S. Team who won gold at the U17 FIBA World Championship in Dubai, UAE by beating Australia last Saturday in the finals by a score of 99-92. Tatum had 15 points in the U.S. win over Australia. Click here to read more.

    Click here to see Jayson’s complete stats from the tournament.

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  • Mark Gorman '15 Named to Post-Dispatch's Super 30

    Mark Gorman ’15 was recently featured as the No. 8 player in the Post-Dispatch Super 30. Gorman, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end for the Chaminade football team, expects to have plenty of opportunities at the next level, as reported by stltoday.com.

    “He dominated last year as a tight end,” Chaminade coach Antoine Torrey said. “We're happy to have him.”

    Gorman was the Red Devils' top receiver with 29 catches for 491 yards and two touchdowns for an offense that did much of its work on the ground. His talents attracted some Division I attention and garnered him invitations to various scouting and collegiate camps during the summer. But he injured his leg in the middle of the offseason and was not able to maximize his exposure and currently does not have a scholarship offer but he is focusing on making himself and his team better.

    The Red Devils will have a younger core this season, with much of that youth on the offensive line. Gorman has complete confidence the line is ready for the challenge. But Torrey expects he'll be there to lend a hand, too.

    “We're going to ask him to block more,” Torrey said. “He'll have to do that to go to the next level and that's what (colleges) want to see. He is fast enough to run quick routes and can be a blocking tight end. We want to show both for him.”

    Not that Gorman minds. He's quite content catching passes or locking horns with a defender. Anything he can do to help the Red Devils win is OK by him.

    “Everyone loves catching the ball,” he said. “I like blocking and I love hitting other people.”

    Gorman has done as much as he can this offseason to make himself as attractive as possible for college programs. He spent the winter working out and played baseball in the spring. He added 25 pounds between his junior and senior year.

    “I'm stronger, my hands are better and my routes are better," he said.

    The Red Devils kick off their season on Friday, August 22 at Mehlville.

    Click here to read more on stltoday.com.

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Upcoming Games

Mon Sep 22

C-Soccer vs. DeSmet

4:00 pm

Varsity Cross Country at Marianist Retreat and Conference Center - Marianist Meet- Rescheduled

4:00 pm

Varsity Soccer vs. Parkway West at Soccer Park

4:15 pm

JV Football at CBC

4:30 pm

6th Grade Soccer vs. Blessed Teresa/Calcutta

5:30 pm
Tue Sep 23

Middle School Tennis at Chaminade

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Varsity Swimming & Diving vs. Trinity HS

4:00 pm

8th Grade Soccer vs. Kirkwood - St Peters

5:00 pm
Wed Sep 24

Middle School Tennis at Chaminade

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

B-Soccer vs. Webster Groves

4:00 pm

Middle School Cross Country at Invitational - Jefferson Barracks

4:15 pm

7th Grade Football vs. MICDS

5:00 pm

8th Grade Soccer - Pillar

5:30 pm

Varsity Soccer vs. Lindbergh at Soccer Park

6:00 pm

8th Grade Football vs. MICDS

6:30 pm
Thu Sep 25

Middle School Tennis at Chaminade

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Varsity Swimming & Diving vs. Francis Howell Cent HS

4:00 pm

B-Soccer vs. Mehlville

4:15 pm

C-Football vs. Vianney

4:30 pm

Varsity Soccer vs. Francis Howell Cent HS

4:30 pm
Fri Sep 26

7th Grade Soccer at Burroughs

4:00 pm

8th Grade Soccer at Burroughs

5:15 pm

Varsity Football at Vianney

7:00 pm
Sat Sep 27

Varsity Cross Country at Jefferson Barracks - Hancock Invitational

8:00 am

7th Grade Football vs. Westminster

9:00 am

8th Grade Football vs. Westminster

10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon Sep 29

Varsity Soccer vs. Parkway Central

3:45 pm

C-Soccer at Hazelwood West

4:15 pm

JV Football at Vianney

4:30 pm
Tue Sep 30

Middle School Tennis at Chaminade

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

6th Grade Soccer at Bayless

4:00 pm

B-Soccer vs. St. Dominic

4:00 pm

Varsity Swimming & Diving vs. MICDS

4:00 pm

C-Soccer vs. St. Dominic

4:00 pm

Varsity Soccer at St. Dominic

4:00 pm

8th Grade Soccer at Bayless

5:15 pm
Wed Oct 01

Middle School Tennis at Chaminade

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

C-Soccer at DeSmet

4:00 pm

B-Soccer vs. Vianney

5:00 pm

8th Grade Football vs. Priory

6:00 pm
Thu Oct 02

Middle School Tennis at Chaminade

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Varsity Swimming & Diving vs. John Burroughs

4:00 pm

Middle School Cross Country at Invitational - Ladue Middle School

4:15 pm
Fri Oct 03

JV Cross Country vs. Capital City Challenge at Jefferson City

4:00 pm
Sat Oct 04

Varsity Cross Country vs. Priory Invitational at Priory

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Middle School Cross Country at Priory Invitational

9:50 am

Varsity Football at U. City

1:00 pm
Mon Oct 06

Varsity Soccer vs. St. Mary's

3:45 pm

7th Grade Soccer vs. MICDS

4:00 pm

JV Football vs. U. City

4:30 pm

8th Grade Soccer vs. MICDS

5:15 pm

Athletics

Athletics Poll 2

Your Information
Which level of Chaminade Athletics information do you follow?

Scoreboard:

Sat Sep 20
Varsity Soccer3Win
Vianney1
Sat Sep 20
C-Soccer0Loss
Vianney2
Fri Sep 19
Varsity Football0Loss
CBC51
Fri Sep 19
8th Grade Soccer1Tie
MICDS1
Fri Sep 19
7th Grade Soccer2Win
MICDS1More
Thu Sep 18
Varsity Soccer1Tie
DeSmet1
Thu Sep 18
B-Soccer0Loss
DeSmet2
Thu Sep 18
Middle School TennisWin
More
Wed Sep 17
Varsity Soccer5Win
Collinsville2
Wed Sep 17
B-Soccer2Win
Collinsville1
Wed Sep 17
7th Grade Soccer3Win
Whitfield1More
Wed Sep 17
Middle School TennisWin
Red vs. Green - Blue vs. WhiteMore
Tue Sep 16
7th Grade Football0Loss
Lafayette - JR Lancers55
Tue Sep 16
8th Grade Football43Loss
Lafayette - JR Lancers0
Tue Sep 16
Middle School TennisGreen def. BlueWin
Blue vs. Green - Red vs. WhiteWhite def. RedMore
Mon Sep 15
JV Football7Win
SLUH6
Mon Sep 15
B-Soccer1Loss
John Burroughs3
Mon Sep 15
Varsity Swimming & Diving104Win
Westminster71More
Sat Sep 13
Varsity Soccer1Win OT
Quincy HS0More
Sat Sep 13
B-Soccer1Win
Quincy HS0
Fri Sep 12
Varsity Football13Win
SLUH6
Fri Sep 12
6th Grade Soccer3Loss
Affton - Rogers Middle School2More
Thu Sep 11
8th Grade Soccer4Win
Westminster2
Thu Sep 11
Varsity Soccer4Win
Priory0
Thu Sep 11
B-Soccer1Win
Priory0
Thu Sep 11
7th Grade Soccer1Tie
Westminster1More
Thu Sep 11
Middle School TennisBlue def. RedWin
Blue vs. Red, Green vs. WhiteGreen def. WhiteMore
Wed Sep 10
C-Soccer5Win
Oakville0More
Wed Sep 10
Middle School TennisCanc.
More
Tue Sep 09
Varsity SoccerPostp.
Kirkwood
Tue Sep 09
Varsity Swimming & Diving60Loss
Marquette122More
Mon Sep 08
JV FootballCanc.
DeSmet
Mon Sep 08
C-Soccer0Loss
SLUH3

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