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March 25, 2014 > Holy Spirit Spartans bring home first-ever championship

Holy Spirit Spartans bring home first-ever championship

Submitted By and photos by Debbie Johnstone

On March 8, 2014, the Holy Spirit 5N-1 Spartans, affectionately known as the ÒMighty EightÓ, became the first MVAL (Mission Valley Athletic League) National basketball team to ever win the coveted CYO Ð National Invitational Tournament of Champions for the 5th grade, held in Brentwood, CA.

The Mighty Eight faced fierce and superb competition from SAC League (St. Leander) and East Diablo League (St. Perpetua & St. Monica) teams to win the Championship.

Final score - Holy Spirit Spartans 32 & St. Monica 25!

The 5N-1 Spartans - Timothy Ochoa, Joseph LaFontaine, Adam Kostecka, Cole Dixon, Louis Bennett, Logan Greer, Tarun Parappagoudar and Jake Johnstone - have been playing together in the Holy Spirit CYO basketball program from the third grade.

Holy Spirit Coaches Rob Paglieri (Head Coach), Tom Greer (Lead Assistant Coach), Louis Bennett (Assistant Coach), Ken Dixon (Assistant Coach) and Athletic Director Alex Radich are extremely proud of this groupÕs accomplishment.

Congratulations to the Holy Spirit ÒMighty EightÓ on a job well done!





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