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Congratulations to our Student Athletes! We are Proud of YOU!
Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Contest:
Reed Petrowske--1st place--Off to the state competition
Bailey Hartmann--2nd place
Parker Knott--3rd place
HMH Volleyball, girls: A-team made it to the State Tournament! YAY! Great Job!
HMH Volleyball, boys: Took third place in the Diocesan Tournament. Well Done!
Welcome to St. Mary's Athletic Program
SMS student athletes engage in healthy competition as they implement the principles of their Catholic education on the field or court. Our coaches and volunteers insist all participants demonstrate good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect on and off the field of play. St. Mary's is a member of SIJHSAA. This membership allows us to compete at higher levels of competition with public schools in the area in addition to Catholic schools in the Diocese. Currently, our students participate in baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, and track & field. We are tremendously proud of our athletes. We encourage our students to participate; the experience teaches them valuable skills as they become productive members of local and global communities.
A Note From Our Athletic Director:
Hello! My name is John Powell, and I assumed the role of St. Mary's Athletic Director in the fall of 2021. I grew up in the Chicagoland area where I played sports throughout childhood, during high school and junior college, and in my adult life. In addition to participating in sports as an athlete, I have umpired baseball for several years and recently started officiating football, basketball, and volleyball. I married Dainelle Gross in April 2011, and we moved to Chester in 2014 with our son, Jackson. Jackson is the fourth generation of our family to attend St. Mary's, and we love the family atmosphere present in all aspects of the school.
Sports have been an integral part of my life, and I'm genuinely excited to serve as St. Mary's Athletic Director. I believe all youth should have an opportunity to participate in athletics as they provide a unique opportunity for the development of the whole child. I'm sincerely interested in increasing athletic opportunities for our students, and I encourage you to reach out with your ideas for growth or to share something you feel our student athletes need from the program. I look forward to meeting and communicating with our students and their families.
John Powell, Athletic Director
Our Baseball team is a co-op with St. John's Lutheran School in Chester. The two schools combined their names as well as their athletes to form
the SAINTS. Baseball is a fall sport.
The Volleyball program participates in the same co-op as our softball team. The team name is also HMH, representing the team mascot in each of the participating schools. We now offer both a girls' team and a boys' team in this competitive sport.
Softball is a fall sport. The team, HMH is a co-op comprised of St. Mary's Hawks, Trinity Mustangs, and
St. John's Hornets
Track & Field
Track is our spring sport. Like Basketball, Track is a co-ed sport.
Hawk's Basketball is co-ed. When population and participation allow, St. Mary's offers A, B, & C team level of competition.
Our Coaching Staff
Doug McDonald, Asst.
Doug McDonald, Asst.
Eric Caby, Asst.
Jeanna Schneider, Asst.
track & Field