On Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Walsh Center gym, the Gate of Heaven CYO midget all-star game was played to the applause of proud parents and happy coaches.
The 2016 Gate of Heaven CYO midget league all-star rosters for the Blue Bombers and White Warriors were Henry Gailunas, Terry Markos, Mario Blasi, Chase Bell, Steven Flynn, Dylan Picard, Nolan Baszkiewicz, Alex Polena, Ryan McDonald, Greg Matthews, Chris Hosea, Finbar Kyne and Jerry O’Neil.
It seemed like yesterday that the 2015-2016 Gate of Heaven CYO midget league began, but here we are in February and another season has come to a conclusion.
“The Gatey CYO midget all-star game was a great way to end the season for these youngsters,” said Commissioner Sean Monahan. “It was fun seeing the Schallmo twins pulling out all the stops to coach their teams to victory with help from Danny Potember and Bobby Delaney. Half way through the second half, it looked like the Warriors had a comfortable six point lead, but things quickly changed with the Bombers scoring 10 straight points to win by four. The final score really didn’t matter because it was fun game and we celebrated with pizza and soda afterwards.
“The skills the players showcased in the game were a result of their hard work and the dedication of the coaches,” Monahan further stated. “I can’t thank the coaches enough for all the time they put in to teach these kids sportsmanship, as well as the fundamentals of basketball. So I’d like to thank Scott Bell, Ed and Ray Flynn, Paul Hogan, Sean Monahan, Greg Lally, James and Sean Schallmo, Bobby McGarrell and Wynn Matthews, for their time and effort this season. It was a fruitful year with a bunch of great kids and tremendous coaches.”