St. Edith CYO: Eagle News

Prep Bowl 2004
This year's Prep Bowl will once again take place at Ford Field. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 23rd. The day is jam packed with events which start at 8:30 AM. If you have never attended the Prep Bowl, be sure to make plans to attend this year! This is one event that really gives you an idea of how big CYO really is. What a great feeling to know that "YOU'RE" part of it! St. Edith CYO will once again provide each member of a division winning team, or any eighth grader a complimentary ticket to this event. Division winners get to receive their trophy on the Field! What a thrill! Eighth graders, you get your ticket as a "Thank You" gift for being part of CYO. As October 23rd draws closer, you will get further details in regards to specific times and events.

CYO Fall Sports Program "Team Unity Mass"
This year's Fall Sports Program Mass will be Sunday, September 12th, 10:00 AM at St. Edith. Please arrive no later than 9:45 AM. We will have assigned seating in the two center isles. Team and coaches will sit together. Your coach will advise you of what uniform jersey you are to wear. REMEMBER: Those who play together also Pray together!

CYO/Detroit Pistons Family Outing
The St. Edith CYO basketball program is thriving again this year, with several division championships in sight, and St. Edith CYO is sponsoring a trip to the Palace of Auburn Hills to root the Detroit Pistons to a championship of their own.

Date:       Sunday, March 14th - 1:00 pm game vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Time:       Bus departs St. Edith at 11 am (following 10 am Mass)
Return to St. Edith at approximately 4:30 pm. Cost: $27 per person (incl. $22 game ticket and luxury motor coach

All parishioners are welcome. To sign up, contact John Pitcher at
248-374-3299. Availability is very limited, so act now to reserve your

Annual 3 on 3 Tournament
The tournament will run the weekend of June 11th. Send the completed form to:

NOVI, MI 48374

Handout: 2005 3 on 3 Tourney

Saturday, December 31
CYO Board Announcement
Steve Cooper has been named the new CYO Board Treasurer.  He replaces Joe Smith, who will stay on the board as a member at large.

Happy New Year
Happy New Year from the St. Edith CYO family.  We hope you have a blessed, safe, and healthy 2006.

Winter Pep Rally 1/16
The winter Pep Rally and Championship Banner rainsing will be on January 16 @ 7:00 pm at the St. Edith Gym.   All sports programs are invited to attend !

Baseball and Softball Registration 1/5 - 1/30
Baseball and Softball registration has opened for the 2004 season. Go Eagles we have a CYO Championship Title to defend !

Tuesday, July 29
St Edith / CYO CO-Ed Golf Outing
The St. Edith / CYO Co-Ed Golf Outing is on again this year. It will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2003 11:00 am at Fox Hills Golf Course in Plymouth, MI. Please contact Terri or Rich Field for details. Check the calendar for the location and the phone number to the golf course.

Golf Outing Includes:

- 18 Holes of Golf including cart
- Lunch
- Putting Contest
- Longest Drive Competition
- Closet -to-the-pin contest
- Steak of Chicken Marsala dinner
- Great Prizes

St. Edith CYO Fee Schedule
SPORT            St. Edith      Other
                  Parishioner   Parishnior

Baseball/Softball    $ 75         $100

Basketball          $ 75         $100

Cheerleading         $ 50         $ 75

Football             $100         $125

Soccer               $ 75         $100

Volleyball          $ 75         $100


Please note that if cuts are necessary, no more than 25% of each team can be non-parish athletes.

A special "Yearly Family Pass" will be available for purchase for $30.00. This pass will allow the parents and siblings of athletes into all St. Edith home sporting events.

Non-St. Edith Parishioners will pay an additional $25.00 per sport.

A 3 for 2 program will be offered to families with three children playing in the same sport season (this does not include dual sport athletes).

It is the goal of the CYO Athletic Committee at St. Edith to give every child the opportunity to enrich their lives in regards to personal character, self-confidence, and Christian Faith through sports programs regardless of family financial status. If any parent finds themselves in a financial hardship position, please contact the Athletic Director or coach for assistance. As part of our Catholic Charter, all financial hardship cases will be handled with discretion and privacy.

Parents will be asked to volunteer their time at different events during the sport season. *All sport teams will be asked to work at least 1 fish fry during Lent (one parent besides the athlete are expected to work at the fish fry). This volunteer support of CYO events is necessary for our continued success.

All fees and related policies are subject to annual review and revision by the CYO Athletic Committee.

Pizza Kit Fundraiser Success
We had another successful fundraiser thanks to all the Fall CYO athletes and their families. 119 athletes sold 865 items! Congratulations to the top three sellers; Shane Richardson, Tommy Myshock and Joseph Muscat. Also congratulations to Random Draw winners Christie Armstrong and Alison Barna. Prizes were gift certificates to Best Buy and AMC Theaters.

One final THANK YOU to the volunteers who pulled orders and handled our “drive-thru” delivery. Everything ran smoothly thanks to all of you!

Sunday, October 29
Basketball Season Begins - Tournament starts on November 17th, 2006
The latest tournament brackets are posted and available for you to download. Please see the basketball section of our website.
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Saturday, December 8
2007 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament

Team Mass will be this Sunday, Jan 18th at 10:00am.  Kids should arrive at 9:40am and no later than 9:45.  Coaches will instruct what to wear.

Thursday, June 5
St. Edith Baseball in CYO Championship Game
The St. Edith Baseball team will play in the CYO Championship Game this Saturday, June 7, 12:00pm at St. Dennis in Royal Oak.  Good luck boys.

Monday, August 10
"TEAM UP" To Beat Hunger (4-Way Food Drive)
This is for all teams participating at FOUR different locations (Scrimmages)
1) ...

Tuesday, March 2

Monday, May 19


The St Edith Football Program is looking for 10-15 more players to fill the 3rd and 4th grade football teams (primarily 3rd grade).


If interested, please contact Doug Lippert (football coordinator) at


Tuesday, February 23
St. Edith Basketball in the CYO Playoffs
Girls V2 vs. Sacred Heart V1 @ Sacred Heart 2/27 / 1:45pm, winner plays on 2/28 @ 3:15 
Girls V1 vs St Francis Cabrini V1 @ St Francis Cabrini 2/27 / 1:45, winner plays on 2/28 @ 3:15 
Boys V1 vs OL Victory V1 @ OL Sorrows 2/27 / 10:00am, winner plays on 2/28 @ 3:15 

Saturday, January 31
Winter Pep-Rally!
St. Edith CYO Pep Rally
February 6, 2009
Shoot Out
Doors open and slide show starts at 6:30
Program begins at 7:00
Please come in your team jersey
Looking for pictures to put in the slide show
Please send them to
By February 2nd.

Tuesday, March 3
Baseball & Softball Tryout CHANGES-Read below!
That Tryouts are as follows:

Varsity boys will be on Thursday March 12 from 4:30 to 7pm, (Just added: Sat, March 14th 8:00am-9:30am)

JV boys will be on Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday March 11 from 4:30 to 7pm

Varsity girls will be on Wednesday March 11 from 7:00 to 9:30pm

JV girls will on Tuesday March 10 and Thursday March 12 from 7:00 to 9pm  

Any questions, please Email the Athletic Department:

Sunday, April 5
The 2009 Baseball & Softball Game Schedule (ALL TEAMS)
Handout: 2009 Baseball & Softball Game Schedules

Tuesday, July 28
4-Way Food Drive(s)

This is for all teams participating at FOUR different locations (Scrimmages)

1) St. Regis ...

Tuesday, September 19
Fall SportsTeam Mass
The Sunday team mass is currently set for October, 8th at 10 AM. All fall sports teams and their coaches are requested to sit together. All teams should be dressed in their home jerseys and coaches in their coaches shirts. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of mass so we can adequately sit everyone.

Fall Team Picture Schedule
All Participants will receive both a Team photo and individual photo at no cost. The CYO Board will once again cover this fee. Special pictures with friends and/or siblings are available during picture day for $5.00. Please have cash or checks payable to Peggy Malburg at time of photo. Click on SPORT FORMS at left if you need an order form.

SOCCER - Thursday, Sept. 18 at Holmes

5:00 p.m. JV Girls
5:20 p.m. JV Boys
5:40 p.m. Varsity Boys
6:15 p.m. Varsity Girls

VOLLEYBALL - Monday, Sept. 22 at St. Edith Gym

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Teams TBD by Coach

CHEERLEADING - Monday, Sept. 22 at St. Edith Gym

6:20 p.m. All Cheerleaders

FOOTBALL - Tuesday, Sept. 23 at St. Edith Gym

5:30 p.m. Freshmen
6:15 p.m. JV #2
7:00 p.m. JV #1
7:45 p.m. Varsity

Please make sure you are on time. You coach will direct you on what uniform to wear.

St. Edith CYO Baseball and Softball Signups!

The 2006 season for CYO Baseball and Softball begins the last weekend of March and concludes in late May. Registration is now under way.  Currently enrolled students from 4th thru 8th grade may register.  (Please understand that 4th graders will be accommodated as roster positions allow.)  Registration will be on-line.  The e-mail address to use for baseball sign-up is; the e-mail address for softball sign-up is   Please e-mail your child’s name, current grade, school attending, parish affiliation and your contact telephone number.  If you do not have e-mail capabilities please call the St. Edith CYO Office at (734) 432-1017 and leave your name and telephone number for a return call. 

Our Spring Sports Coordinator this year is Mark Wagner.  Questions regarding either baseball or softball can be directed to Mark at the above mentioned e-mail addresses.

 John Michniak, St. Edith CYO Athletic Director

St. Edith CYO Baseball and Softball Signups are now underway!
The 2006 season for CYO Baseball and Softball begins the last weekend of March and concludes in late May.  Registration is now under way.  Currently enrolled students from 4th throuh 8th grade may register.  (Please understand that 4th graders will be accommodated as roster positions allow.)  Registration will be on-line.  The e-mail address to use for baseball sign-up is; the e-mail address for softball sign-up is  Please e-mail your child's name, current grade, school attending, parish affiliation, and your contact phone number.  If you do not have e-mail capabilities, please call the St. Edith CYO Office at (734) 432-1017, and leave your name and telephone number for a return call.

Our Spring Sports coordinator this year is Mark Wagner.  Questions regarding either baseball or softball can be directed to Mark at the above mentioned e-mail addresses.

John Michniak, St. Edith CYO Athletic Director

Thursday, January 17

Those who play together; also pray together!

T-E-A-M !

Tuesday, January 29
2008 St Edith Baseball and Softball Sign-Ups Open

  The St. Edith CYO Baseball and Softball seasons are just around the corner. Tryouts and practice can begin on March 10th. We ask you to sign up on line. To register, please go to and provide the following information:

Sport (baseball or softball)

Child's name

Parent's name(s)

Child's school

Child's grade

Phone number


Parish affiliation (if not attending a catholic school, where does child attend religious education)

Please submit all of the requested information at time of sign up. A member of the coaching staff will contact you prior to the end of February with additional information regarding tryout dates and times. If you have difficulty in registering on line, please call (734) 432-1017 and leave your name and number so someone can get back to you.

Just as a reminder, the Archdiocese of Detroit’s CYO Athletic Program officially recognizes the varsity level being 7th and 8th grade. The JV level is 5th and 6th. For several years, because of sign up numbers, we have had the opportunity to allow 4th graders to make teams on the JV level. In fact, we have carried three teams in the past to ensure their participation. If need be, we will again carry three teams this year. We do however ask that you understand that we will always try to accommodate the 4th graders but three teams on the JV baseball level is the maximum we will carry.

St. Edith CYO Baseball and Softball is also open to St. Kenneth, St. Aidan, and St. Colette parishioners.  


Tuesday, February 23
Food Drive: "Team up to Beat Hunger" SPRING DRIVE

A spring sports food drive is in development right now.  Details will follow.


Sunday, January 24

Program history: The program ...

Monday, October 12
St. Edith Fall Sports Update

Hello Eagle Nation!

This is a big time of year for the fall sports participants, and I want alert everyone to what has happened in the past couple of days.

Our boys varsity soccer team (head coach John Micallef) played two exciting games, and won both of them to clinch the division title. They will begin playoffs either Tuesday or Wednesday. We will alert you to the schedule, as soon as it is available.

The boys pulled out both victories in the same fashion. Behind for a good part of the second half, they rallied both times to score tying goals, and that a late goal to win the games. Very exciting wins! 

The boys varsity 1 football team  (head coach Mike Gatt) played its first round in the playoffs against Our Lady of Sorrows. The Eagles led by a strong hitting defense carried the day with a 28 to 8 victory. They will play the second round game on Sunday, October 18th at 3pm at Catholic Central High School. The Eagles opponents will be the Raiders of St. Regis.

The game against Sorrows, was played at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, and at game time the conditions were cold and windy. The Eagles jumped out to two quick TDs, for a 14-0 lead. The Saints of OLS then made a little push to close the first half down 14 to 8.

But in the second half the Eagles controlled play, and made some big interceptions to pull away with two more TDs, for the final score of 28 to 8. Congratulations on a nice playoff win.  

Our girls volleyball teams wrapped up the season, and the Varsity 2 team (head coach Dawn Schornack) finished with a victory to earn the division title. A great accomplishment. Their playoff schedule will be announced within the next 12 hours. 



Thursday, September 10
4-Way Food Drive Thank You! A HUGE SUCCESS!

Tuesday, December 8
AD Comments
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Tuesday, November 18
St. Edith Commemorative Chair Project
Our CYO Program at St. Edith has always been about “putting your best foot forward” in the way we have done things. We have always felt if you were going to do something, you might as well do it right! We have just begun a drive to purchase new chairs for the gym area. Instead of the plastic folding chairs we currently use for teams in both volleyball and basketball, we are trying to raise enough money through “Sponsorships” to purchase new padded, with St. Edith CYO Program Logo, chairs. If you look in the St. Edith Parish Bulletin you can find at Church or online at the St. Edith Parish website in the Bulletin archive, you will see an article from Don Campbell who is chairing this project describing it in detail. You may also simply email Don Campbell at to get additional information. I ask that you please consider joining with me in this “Sponsorship” opportunity as a way to give back or to simply say thank you to your CYO Family at St. Edith. These chairs will truly enhance the look of our facility and it will enable you to keep a physical presence in a place you will always be able to call home.