The Week Ahead In Basketball

November 28th, 2011

The Week Ahead in Basketball: November 28 – December 4, 2011


Thanksgiving Tournaments are over.  St. William teams won 14 of 25 games played and brought home several pieces of new hardware.  Congratulations to Varsity Girls #1 & JV Girls #1 both of whom won the tournament championships for their respective divisions at the St. Robert Bellarmine tournament.  Vrsity Boys #1 took 3rd place in the St. Robert Bellarmine tournament  and the Varsity Boys #2 took 3rd place in the St. Sebastian tournament.  Our other teams performed well for the most part.


St. William starts off the CYO Division schedule with 14 games this weekend!!  4 home games on Friday beginning at 5 p.m., 1 away game Friday night (Varsity Girls #1 at St. Patrick Brighton), 5 away games on Saturday at Holy Family, Novi, 1 game away Saturday at St. Patrick, Brighton (JVGirls #2) and 3 home games on Saturday night.  Do your laundry early this week, get plenty of rest we are going to be spending a lot of time together!



Regular practice schedule this week on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday.  The gym is unavailable Thursday after 6:00 p.m.  We are working on renting an additional court at Home Court Advantage fro JV Boys #2 (6-7:15 p.m.), JV Girls #2 (6:30-7:45 p.m.), Varsity Boys #3 (7:30-9:00 p.m.).  No practice on Friday (home games).


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Game day help is needed.  Each of our 50 home games require 7 volunteers plus some set up and clean-up help.  To make our game days run smoothly and successfully, we need everyone’s help.  Volunteer positions include:

  • Gate: Arrive 45 minutes prior to game time & collect admissions fees.  The game can be seen from the gate area.
  • Crowd Control:  Begin 10 minutes prior to game. Keep Vercelli Room organized, monitor back hallway and restrooms, clean up spills in spectator area. Run pop-a-shot at each end of the court immediately following the end of the first half. Work duration of game. This position can be worked without missing out on much game action.
  • 50/50 Raffle:  Pick up supplies at Gate prior to gametime. Sell tickets during contest, draw at the end of the 3rd quarter. This position can be worked without missing out on much game action.
  • Concession Help: Help in kitchen. Arrive 15 minutes prior to gametime.  You CANNOT see the game while working this position.  Choose a game immediately prior to your child’s game or following your child’s game.
  • Scorebook:  Requires training.  This is the official record for the game.  Must have prior experience or training or contact the basketball director to arrange for training.
  • Scoreboard:  Requires training. Must have prior experience or training or contact the basketball director to arrange for training.

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The Week Ahead in Basketball: Nov 14 – 21

November 13th, 2011

The Week Ahead in Basketball: November 14 – November 21, 2011

Practice Schedule

The Thanksgiving tournament at St. Robert Bellarmine begins this Tuesday evening and the St Genevieve & St. Sebastian tournaments begin this weekend.  I have rented Home Court Advantage for this Monday to allow for a couple of additional practice slots.  Practice Schedules for several teams will change for this Monday and Tuesday:

  • Varsity Boys #1 will practice Monday at Home Court Advantage from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
    Game at SRB on Tuesday – No practice
    Regular practice Thursday at Home Court Advantage.
  • Varsity Girls #1 will have regular practices this week PLUS Thursday, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    Game at SRB on Wednesday
  • Varsity Boys #2 will have regular practices on Tuesday & Thursday this week
    Sunday practice (3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to be confirmed by coach Goerss
    Game at St Sebastian on Saturday.
  • Varsity Girls #2 will have an early practice on Monday from 6:00 to 7:30 at Home Court Advantage (46903 West Road, Wixom, MI 48393; on West Road ½ mile east of Beck, immediately west of tracks.)
    Extra practice (make-up from Friday) on Tuesday at St. William from 8:15 to 9:30
    Regular practices Wednesday & Friday.
    Game Tuesday at St Sebastian
  • Varsity Boys #3 will have regular practices PLUS potential Saturday practice. TBA Tuesday.
  • JV Boys #1 will have delayed start of practice on Monday: 7:20 p.m. to 8:45 p.m..  Regular practice schedule on Wednesday & Friday.
    Tournament games at St. Genevieve tournament (Hosted at St. Mel) will be announced after the tournament draw on Monday.
  • JV Girls #1 will have an extended practice on Monday: 5:45 to 7:20 p.m.
    Regular practice times on Wednesday & Friday.
    Tournament game at St. Sebastian 1 week from Tuesday.
  • JV Boys #2 will have regular practice times on Tuesady & Thursday PLUS Saturday 10:30 a.m. to noon at St. William.
    Game on Saturday at 5:50 p.m. at St. Sebastian.
  • JV Girls #2 will have regular practices this Tuesday (4-5:30) and Thursday (7:00-8:15) at St. William.
    Possible Saturday practice – Coach Monica to announce
    Game Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at St. Sebastian

Thanksgiving Tournament Games – First Round

Tuesday, November 15, 2011:  Varsity Boys #1 v. St. Damian @ St. Robert Bellarmine at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011: Varsity Girls #1 v. St. Patrick @ Saint Robert Bellarmine at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 17, 2011: JV Girls #1 v. OLV @ Saint Robert Bellarmine at 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, November 19, 2011: Varsity Boys #2 v. St. Stanislaus @ St. Sebastian at 2:20 p.m.

Saturday, November 19, 2011: JV Boys #2 v. St. Stanislaus @ St. Sebastian at 6:10 p.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2011: JV Girls #2 v. Divine Child @ St. Sebastian at 1:10 p.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2011: Varsity Girls #1 v. OLGC @ St. Sebastian at 7:20 p.m.


Uniform Distribution will begin this week starting with Varsity Boys #1, Varsity Girls #1, and JV Girls #1 on Monday.



2011 Golf Outing is Quickly Approaching

June 23rd, 2011

It’s Time for…

St. William Dads’ Club
16th Annual Golf Outing

Saturday, September 24, 2011

to be hosted at
Hawk Meadows Golf Course
410 E. Marr Road
Howell, MI 48855
(517) 546-4635


The Golf Tournament will consist of a Four Person Scramble with
• Men’s flight
• Women’s flight
• Junior’s flight
• Prizes for First place in each flight
• Longest Drive contest
• Closest-to-the-pin contest
• Par 3 challenge
• Skins Game
• 50/50 drawing
• Silent Auction & Awards Ceremony

only $80.00 per golfer
Price Includes: Greens Fees, Cart Fees, Range Balls, Continental Breakfast, Lunch at the turn, Buffet Dinner, Door Prizes and Gift Bags.


Schedule of events:
• 7:30am—Driving range opens and continental breakfast available
• 7:45am—Registration begins
• 8:30am—Tournament instructions, prayers, blessings, and announcements
• 9:00am—Shotgun start
• ~ 2:00pm—Dinner and Awards Ceremony


2011 Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities
Eagle Package ………………….. $500
• 4 Golfers
• Hole Sponsor / Hole Signage
• Opportunity to include your brochure and/or promo item in the gift bags
• Letter of appreciation
Birdie Package …………………. $250
• Hole Sponsor / Hole Signage
• Opportunity to include your brochure and/or promo item in the gift bags
• Letter of appreciation
Par Package …………….………. $100
• Hole Sponsor / Hole Signage
• Letter of appreciation

Product Sponsorship Package
We can help you market your service and/or product by using your donated item for our silent auction or as a raffle prize. Please ask for details.


Tournament Coordinators
Mike Eischen, Director
(248) 894-3717

Tom Liike, Sponsor Chair
(248) 231-2469

Please contact either of the above persons for registration or sponsorship opportunities


23rd Annual Lenten Fish Fry Begins with 3 Record Weeks.

March 26th, 2011

A huge thank you to all that have made this year’s Fish Fry a phenomenal success. As you may have heard, the first dinner of the season set a new record of 983 dinners. As you may also have heard, the second week was very successful as well (even better than the first), but due to a computer issue we do not have an official count.

But the the computers were working overtime last night as we hit an all-time new record of 1,049 dinners sold!!!!!

We could not have done it with the countless numbers of adult and kid volunteers – headed up by Fish Fry Director Dennis Goebel!


Congratulations one and all!


St William Dads’ Club Lenten Fish Fry

March 11th, 2011

St. William Dads’ Club
23rd Annual Lenten Fish Fry
Oakland County’s Largest
Lenten Fish Fry

Now accepting MasterCard and Visa

It’s the event you’ve been waiting for.  No more second rate fish from some full time restaurant.  Come join the fellowship, enjoy some expertly prepared fish, and be served by the absolute best waiters and waitresses to be found anywhere.

Now offering Baked Salmon, Baked Cod, Salad Bar,  Fried Shrimp, and Kids Meals

Mark your calendars!!
Friday, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, & April 22, 2011
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm
Early Bird Senior Special 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Try our “Express Carry-out” (no waiting) or   our Dine-In Service

Check out our 2011 Dine-In & Carry-Out Menu


Basketball Banquet

March 3rd, 2011
Basketball Banquet
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
St. William Activity Center

Our Annual Basketball Banquet will begin at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Begin arriving at 5:45 for uniform turn in. {Please bring clean, folded uniforms-unbagged. We will check them in the small meeting rooms and bag them up.)
Varsity player families are asked to bring a dessert to share. Junior Varsity families are asked to bring a side dish or salad to share. (Have both a JV & a Varsity player?? Bring a side dish or salad). Intramural families, bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.
We will supply pizza, pop, and the program! (Preliminary Program, below)

5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.     Arrival/Uniform turn-in
6:15 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.     Introduction/Intramural Player Recognition – T.Diffenderfer
6:26 p.m. – 6:29 p.m.     Invocation/Grace
6:30 p.m. – 6:54 p.m.     Dinner.  Pizza brought to tables;
(Release by tables to salad, side dish, bread table)
6:55 p.m. – 7:04 p.m.     Dessert Served
7:05 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.     Thanksgiving.  Season Recap.
7:16 p.m. — 7:23 p.m.    Cheerleading
7:24 p.m. – 7:31 p.m.     Coach Osip
7:32 p.m. – 7:39 p.m.     Coach Dulzo
7:40 p.m. – 7:47 p.m.     Coach Wolter
7:48 p.m. – 7:55 p.m.     Program & Player development notes
7:56 p.m. – 8:01 p.m.     Coach Goerss
8:02 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.     Coach Convery
8:11 p.m. – 8:22 p.m.     Coach Posa
8:23 p.m. – 8:31 p.m.     Coach Moscone
8:32 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.     Coach Ottinger
8:41 p.m. – 8:51 p.m.     Coach Dykstra
8:52 p.m. – 8:57 p.m.     Todd Diffenderfer, Athletic Director
8:58 p.m.                         Closing Prayer


Saint William Sweeps St. Patrick Brighton in Exciting Weekend of CYO Basketball

February 14th, 2011

With only two weeks left in season play for CYO basketball, St. William Crusaders were again on the road — this time at Brighton St. Patrick.  St. Patrick were wonderful hosts and provided a great venue for eight games between the two programs this past Friday evening and Saturday.  All eight of the games proved to be very exciting with most of them being hotly contested including one which featured a very inspired 2nd half comeback victory for our Junior Varsity Girls #1 team.  Weekend Results are as follows:

Varsity Boys #1
7-1 1st Place
Varsity Girls #1
Win: 20-16
4-4 3rd Place
Varsity Boys #2
Win:  35-17
5-5 4th Place
Varsity Girls #2
Bye Week
4-4 3rd Place
JV Boys #1
Win: 27-16
8-2 1st Place
JV Girls #1
Win: 15-11
4-6 5th Place
JVBoys #2
Win: 6-2 2nd Place
JV Girls #1
Win: 19-2
7-1 1st Place
JV Boys #3
Win: 12-0
7-1 1st Place

Our Next Games are at St. James (Novi) next Saturday beginning at 10:15 a.m.:

10:15 a.m.      JV Boys #3 (Bill Osip)

11:30 a.m.     JV Girls #2 (Joe Dulzo)

12:45 p.m.    JV Boys #2 (Mark Wolter)

2:00 p.m.     JV Girls #1 (Peg Convery)

3:15 p.m.     JV Boys #1 (Matt Goerss)

4:30 p.m.    Varsity Girls #1 (Jim Ottinger)

5:45 p.m.     Varsity Boys #1 (Steve Dykstra)


Intramural Game Sunday Feb 13th vs St Fabian at 2:45pm

February 10th, 2011
With our gym unavailable this weekend, we will play at Home Court Advantage vs St. Fabian, February 13th. The game will begin at 2:45. Please arrive no earlier than 2:30pm. Home Court Advantage is located at 46903 West Rd in Wixom. It is east of Beck, between Beck and the railroad tracks on the south side of the street. Any question contact the AD at

ST William CYO Baseball Sign Up

February 9th, 2011


We are looking for a few good athletes to build upon the success of our new CYO Baseball program at St. William. Come join your friends and fellow parishioners to learn skills, sportsmanship, and competitive spirit from our highly qualified and experienced coaching staff. We also have the support of area public and Catholic high schools whose coaches and players frequently attend and contribute to our clinics and practices.

St. William will have two teams participating on two levels: Junior Varsity: grades 5-6 and Varsity: grades 7-8

We will have a FREE voluntary clinic at St. William with dates to be determined. The first week of practice will start March 14th  2011 at St. William. REGISTRATION is February 10th, 2011 in the St. William Activity Center from 6:00-8:00 PM.

St William Dads’ Club Player Baseball Fees:
St. William parishioner $ 70/player, $120/family
Non-parishioner $ 85/player

For further information contact: Mark Wolter at (248) 787-6616.


CYO Football Sign Up

February 4th, 2011

St. William Crusader Football 2011

The CYO Champions would like to extend an invitation to the young men of St William’s Parish to join our “Football Family” for the 2011 season. St William was very fortunate to have a number of “Crusaders” in our program last year, all of whom played an integral part of our very successful 2010 campaign. Come and be a part of our continued tradition and success.

It is the goal of our staff at St William to grow our relationships with our neighboring Parishes and continue to promote participation in CYO athletics. Registration is open to all young men who will be in the 3rd through the 8th grade in the fall of 2011. Please visit our website at, where you can locate online registration forms, open registration will be February 16 & 17 from 5-8 pm in the activity center at St. William.  For more information contact Head Coach Jeff Rioux via email at or by phone at 248-705-2426, or Football Director Joe Boulus email phone 248-624-1006.


God – Family – Education – Crusader Football

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