Middle School Students Enjoy Christmas Basketball Tournament at Newman

Christmas Classic 2007

Christmas Classic 2007

Local middle school student-athletes attended a basketball tournament held at Newman University Dec. 27 - 29. The Christmas Classic 2007 included 8th grade girl teams from Holy Cross Lutheran School, St. Anne Catholic School, St. Peter Catholic School, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and St. Francis of Assisi School. Eighth grade boy teams included Blessed Sacrament School, Christ the King School, St. Peter Catholic School, St. Jude Catholic School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. More than 500 people attended the tournament each day.

In prior years, the Catholic School Athletic League (CSAL) had hosted a Christmas tournament for middle school students as a precursor to their basketball seasons. Vice President for Institutional Advancement Thomas E. Borrego discovered the interest of reviving the tournament when speaking with Brad Little, volunteer athletic director at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. "After visiting with the CSAL, it was decided that NU would start with an 8th grade-only tournament to see if there was interest and [Brad] was pleased to discover that 16 teams were excited about participating," Borrego said.

"The kids really enjoyed the opportunity to compete over the holiday break," Little said. "The facility was great and I want to thank Newman University for agreeing to host this event."

St. Peter Catholic School 1st Place

St. Peter 8th Grade 1st Place

St. Peter Catholic School 1st Place

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 2nd PlaceSt. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 2nd Place

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 2nd Place

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 1st Place Upper DivisionSt. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 1st Place Upper Division

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 1st Place Upper Division

St. Anne Catholic School 1st Place Lower DivisionSt. Anne Catholic School 1st Place Lower Division

St. Anne Catholic School 1st Place Lower Division

Blessed Sacrament School 2nd Place Upper DivisionBlessed Sacrament School 2nd Place Upper Division

Blessed Sacrament School 2nd Place Upper Division

Christ the King School 2nd Place Lower DivisionChrist the King School 2nd Place Lower Division

Christ the King School 2nd Place Lower Division

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