Monday, July 08, 2002

HOWARD: Some good news

Warriors place 2nd in nation

        The Friars Club Warriors basketball team, made up of third-graders from around the city, is the second best AAU team in the nation.

        The Warriors lost the championship game to the Indiana Hoyes of Indianapolis 38-34 during the AAU National Championships tournament in Memphis, Tenn., last weekend.

        Sixty-four teams participated.

        “We don't have anything to be ashamed of,” said coach Jerry Campbell. “Unfortunately, we did not play up to our potential in the final game. But second place in the nation is not bad.”

        The Warriors played eight games during the tournament.

        Team members include: Chris Campbell, 8; Miles Crawley, 9; Brady Eagan, 9; Tim Easterling, 8; Tom Kreyenhagen, 8; Alex McGlothin, 9; Brandon Neel, 9; Thomas Owens, 9; and Kyles Seyfried, 9;

        Other coaches on the team are: Tim Easterling and Bill Kreyenhagen.

        Team members received crystal trophies, medals and backpacks. Coaches received Final Four watches.

        “This is an excellent group of kids who have played together for three years,” Mr. Campbell said. “They are extremely good in the classroom. They have accomplished more off the court than on the court with their good grades.”

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        The St. Joseph Orphanage is preparing for the start of its 2002-2003 school year at its two private charter schools.

        Gloria Wahler, director of community relations and marketing at the orphanage, said the schools need basic educational tools, such as backpacks, erasable pens, pencils, paper, glue, colored pencils and markers for use in the classroom.

        She said they also need school clothes and shoes.

        “We rely on the generosity of individuals, families, schools, corporations and the community at-large to help us supply the basic tools for success in the classroom,” Ms. Wahler said.

        The St. Joseph Orphanage Villa Academy in Monfort Heights teaches boys and girls in grades 1-8 with severe emotional and behavior disorders.

        The Altercrest School of St. Joseph Orphanage in Anderson Township teaches boys and girls, grades 5-11 with severe emotional and behavior disorders.

        Children can earn academic credit which is accepted by public schools toward graduation.

        To help, call 741-5690.

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        Cub Scouts Pack 5 of Pleasant Run will hold a “FUNdraiser” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 16 at Pizza Hut, 510 Nilles Road, Fairfield.

        Pizza Hut has agreed to donate 20 percent of dinner checks to the scouts.

       Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.


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