top of page
2021 HawkLogo.png

 Hawks' Nest

baseball glove and bat_edited.jpg
Use this softball.jpeg
winged shoe.jpg

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


number one fan_edited.png

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. 

                        GO HAWKS!


Athletic Schedule

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

John Powell.jpg

Our Teams


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. 

Track 2022 .jpeg


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.

Track 2022 .jpeg


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 2022 .jpeg

Track & Field

Track is our spring sport. Like Basketball, Track is a co-ed sport. 

Track 2022 .jpeg


Hawk's Basketball is co-ed.  When population and participation allow, St. Mary's offers A, B, & C team level of competition.

Track 2022 .jpeg
Baseball 21_edited.jpg
C team basketball original.jpg
A team no mask_edited.jpg
Softball 2022_edited.jpg
original volleyball girls.jpeg
original volleyball boys.jpeg

 Hawk Pride!

Our Coaching Staff


Aaron Petrowske

Doug McDonald, Asst.


Brian Steibel

Jason Ohlau


Aaron Petrowske

Doug McDonald, Asst.

Eric Caby, Asst.



Elizabeth Ohlau


Vicky Mudd,

Jeanna Schneider, Asst.

track & Field

Dainelle Powell

bottom of page