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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School’s seventh-grade boys’ basketball team
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School’s seventh-grade boys’ basketball team (pictured) placed first in the Second Baptist School Tournament. The boys battled it out with teams from four other schools to win it all. Thomas D’Onofrio led the team in scoring and was named the tournament’s most valuable player, while James Ulm led the team in rebounds and was named to the all-star tournament team. The basketball champs are (top row, from left) coach Tony Gatlin, coach Trey Young and coach Ivory Young; (middle row, from left) Noa Clifford, Jake Wakil, Bennett Connelly, Burke Ramirez, James Ulm, Henry Maytum and coach Jonathan Lee; (front row, from left) Hayden Osborn, Ryan Cortez, Luke Visintine, Luke Tholany, Andrew Buettgen, Oxford Colley, Knox Vacek and Thomas D’Onofrio.
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