Saturday, May 21, 2011
Anthony Caiazzo ran for three touchdowns and the Cougars received enough plays from their defense to record a 25-20 victory in Friday night's spring football game.
SARASOTA - Cardinal Mooney head football coach Josh Smithers was not concerned about the Super Bowl-winning coach on the other sideline. With the Cougars facing visiting Carrollwood Country Day School in the 2011 spring game on Friday night, Smithers was more concerned with containing the Patriots. Cardinal Mooney did just enough of that to register a 25-20 victory at Coach John Heath Field at Austin Smithers Stadium. "To me and the coaching staff, it wasn't a big deal," Smithers said about facing a team with a volunteer assistant coach named Jon Gruden. "We knew that they were big up front and they had a good running back. That's why I was worried." The Cougars thwarted the Patriots on four drives that reached at least the Mooney 37 in …
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Each week Sarasota Patch will feature a Whiz Kid(s) that has excelled in school, sports, theater, etc. If you know a Whiz Kid, email email@example.com.
Whiz Kid: Mauro DiPinto School: Cardinal Mooney High School Accomplishment: Mauro is one out of 45 finalists (from an original 450 applicants) to qualify to receive a full academic scholarship under Northeastern University’s Torch Scholars Program. He plans to attend the Boston-area University in the Fall. Applicants for this scholarship were asked to demonstrate commitment to education, leadership skills, a strong work ethic, motivation, and maturity. The Torch Scholars Program awards full tuition, fees, and room and board scholarships for undergraduate study. As part of the final selection process, Mauro visited Northeastern in March where he took part in an interview and a campus tour. Mauro, who is fluent in Italian, plans to pursue …
Monday, March 14, 2011
The 26th installment of the Sarasota Baseball Classic will feature 32 teams playing at four different sites.
It has become just as much a part of Sarasota’s baseball fabric as spring training and legendary luminaries such as John McGraw and Ted Williams. The Sarasota Baseball Classic has been one stop in the destinations of numerous future MLB first-round draft choices and college all-stars since its inception in 1986. This year’s installment of the tournament will get underway on Monday at Venice High, Sarasota High’s Ronald K. Drews Field, Riverview High’s home field at Twin Lakes Park and the Baltimore Orioles’ Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park. Tournament organizers celebrated the 25th Sarasota Baseball Classic last year by expanding from 16 teams to 32 teams. The tournament will once again feature two separate 16-team …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Each week Sarasota Patch will feature a Whiz Kid(s) that has excelled in school, sports, theater, etc.
Who: Alexa Simic, Culhane Cole, Reyna St. Louis School: Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Accomplishment: Senior Culhane Cole won the school’s Poetry Out Loud competition on Jan. 26. Culhane chose “I heard a Fly buzz when I died” by Emily Dickinson for his recitation. Culhane will advance to the March state finals in Tallahassee where he will compete with students representing 42 Florida high schools to determine the state champion. Second-place winner was sophomore Alexa Simic who read “Self-Portrait” by Robert Creeley. Reyna St. Louis, a senior, took third place and read “Alone” by Edgar Allen Poe. Want to nominate a Patch Whiz Kid(s)? Send their name, age, info and a JPG photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Each week Sarasota Patch will feature a Whiz Kid(s) that has excelled in school, sports, theater, etc. If you know a Whiz Kid, email email@example.com
Who: Daniel Elbrecht School: Cardinal Mooney Accomplishment: Daniel has been named a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Daniel is among 16,000 finalists from across the country who advanced from semifinalist status and is eligible to receive one of the 8,400 Merit Scholarships worth as much as $2,500. Winners are selected by judges based academic record, the school's curriculum and grading system, and two sets of test scores. An administrator from the school must also give a written recommendation about the student's activities and leadership. The winners will be announced in March. Want to nominate a Patch Whiz Kid? Send their name, age, info and a JPG photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
With a victory over host and longtime rival Bishop Verot on Tuesday night, the Lady Cougars will advance to the program's first region championship match.
With a roster that features seven freshmen and nine sophomores, there will likely be more playoff appearances for the Cardinal Mooney girls soccer program to savor. It will be another two years before players such as leading scorer Hannah Howard and goalkeeper Kelly Nicholson face the prospect of leaving those days spent with their high school teammates on the pitch in the rearview mirror. Freshman players such as Anna Brusco, Grace Cassagrande and Gabby Ojeda are three years away from grasping that concept. The perspective differs a little bit for senior midfielder/captain Alexa Stein and senior defender Kate Reynolds, who are nervously anticipating Tuesday night’s Class 3A-Region 3 semifinal match against Bishop Verot. As two of the four…
Monday, January 31, 2011
In November 2010, Joey Powers became the third Cardinal Mooney student-athlete in less than 10 years to succumb to a form of leukemia. Baseball players Andrew Ferrell and Robert Haase III lost their battles with leukemia in 2001 and 2003.
Some walked, some ran, and some just completed five laps around the track before taking part in an impromptu field day. No matter how 250 people spent their time on Saturday morning at Cardinal Mooney High School, they helped the Key Club-sponsored 10th annual 5-Mile Walk-a-Thon set a participation record and a single-day fundraising record. The event raised $5,475 for the Children’s Miracle Network, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and the Joey Powers Leukemia Project. This year’s event had greater significance for the student body, because on Nov. 20, 2010, junior Joey Powers became the third Cardinal Mooney student-athlete in less than 10 years to succumb to a form of leukemia. Baseball players Andrew Ferrell and Robert Haase …
Friday, January 28, 2011
The Lady Cougars will look to avenge last year's 3-0 season-ending loss to Bishop Verot on Tuesday in Fort Myers.
SARASOTA - Considering the circumstances, it might not be too much of a stretch to call the second half of Thursday night’s Class 3A-Region 3 quarterfinal match the greatest 40 minutes in Cardinal Mooney girls soccer history. Sophomore forward Hannah Howard tallied a hat trick over a 28-minute span as the Lady Cougars claimed a 4-0 victory over visiting Gateway Charter at John Heath Field at Austin Smithers Stadium. The win propels Cardinal Mooney (13-4-4) into the regional semifinals for the second straight season and the fourth time in 19 years. Coming off a two-goal performance in a 2-0 victory over Southeast in last Friday’s Class 3A-District 11 championship match, Howard broke a 0-0 deadlock in the 45th minute by depositing a cross …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Each day, Sarasota Patch will give you a brief rundown of need-to-know information and events for the day.
1. On Wednesday the Sarasota County commissioners adopted a temporary 50 percent reduction in the county’s road impact fee rates. The amendment would make outstanding permits and any new permits received prior to Feb. 1, 2013 eligible for a 50 percent road impact fee reduction if the associated certificate of occupancy is received before Feb. 1, 2014. 2. Yesterday, Sarasota Patch introduced you to a new column, Parenting 2.0. Diana Weber talked about the importance of family time at the dinner table. Each week, she'll give Sarasota some advice on modern parenting. 3. Tonight, the Cardinal Mooney girls soccer team will play the Class 3A-Region 3 quarterfinal match. Last week, Cardinal Mooney defeated Southeast 2-0 to win the district …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Sophomore Hannah Howard scores both goals in Friday's 2-0 victory over Southeast.
SARASOTA - Cardinal Mooney head coach Terry Murphy reinforced the significance of winning two straight district championships to his young team in the moments leading up to Friday night's match against Southeast. The message was not lost on the Lady Cougars, who have seven freshman and nine sophomores, as the hosts accomplished that feat with a 2-0 victory over the Lady Seminoles in the Class 3A-District 11 championship match at John Heath Field at Austin Smithers Stadium. Despite being the main target of Southeast High's 3-5-2 scheme, one of those sophomores, Hannah Howard, accounted for both goals. "As I was telling the girls ahead of time, most of the schools around here judge their success by district titles," Murphy said. "We had a …