On May 1st, four mid high students traveled to PSU to compete in the INTEL State Science Fair. There was a record breaking attendance for the state fair with over 350 projects. Students presented their projects to at least 3-10 judges who were professionals in their field. There was one first place awarded in each category with a certificate and cash prize of $50.
Most categories had at least 20-25 participants from all over Oregon and also Idaho.
This is the third year Blanchet has competed in the regional and state fair. We are happy to report that we have kept up our tradition of placing at the State level!! Congratulations go out to Adrian Bayu Aji, Brooke Foresee, Braeden Duffy and Konstance Albright for their willingness to attend the fairs and compete in the BIG arena.
Adrian Bayu Aji received a First Place award in Consumer Products for Cell Phone Radiation and also was nominated for the Broadcom Masters. Brooke Forsesee received an Honorable Mention in Math and Computer for creating an app that would help teach young early learners letters and phonemic awareness.
Congratulations to you all! We are proud of our Mid High Science Cavs!
Blanchet Catholic School recently hired Jason Jacobson to be our new Head Cross Country Coach. Jason and his wife, Sheri, will be moving to the Salem area this summer. Jason has been the Head Cross Country Coach at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California for the past 18 years. While there he won league and sectional titles as well as a state championship. Jason has coached many runners new to the sport as well as college level runners. Coach Jacobson hopes to arrive in Salem before the end of this school year so he can hold an informational lunch meeting for all those interested in learning about the cross country team. For more information on Jason please see this recent article in the local San Rafael newspaper.
On Saturday, April 8, the Blanchet High School Science Olympiad team competed in the Oregon Science Olympiad state competition. Thirteen teams from around the state competed this year. Blanchet was the only non 5A or 6A team in the competition. With only 6 team members (full teams have 15 members) and competing in only 11 of the 21 events, the Blanchet team finished a very respectable 8th place overall.
The 2017 team was composed of Caroline Ditzler, Madolyn Kelm, Aneesh Namburi, Nikhil Namburi, Greg Ruef and Najma Suri. All of the competitors placed at least in the top ten of their event. We had 7 events that placed in the top 5. In the event Write It Do It, Aneesh Namburi and Greg Ruef took 5th place. Aneesh and Nikhil Namburi were 4th place in the Wind Power event. Aneesh and Nikhil also placed 4th in the Helicopters event. Caroline Ditzler took the Bronze Medal (3rd) in the Towers event. Aneesh and NikhilNamburi earned a Silver Medal (2nd) in the Hovercraft event. Aneesh Namburi and Greg Ruef won the Gold Medal (1st) for the second year in a row in the Electric Car event. Aneesh and Nikhil Namburi also took home the Gold Medal (1st) in the Forensics event.
The teams coach, Mr. Shultz is very proud of the team's performance. Congratulations!
Congratulations to sophomore RJ Veliz for being named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Mid-Valley boys basketball team. Click HERE to read more about the All-Mid-Valley Boys Basketball team.
Congratulations to senior Sophia Poole and head coach Ron Hittner for being named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Mid-Valley girls basketball team. Click HERE to read more about the All-Mid-Valley Girls Basketball team.
Congratulations Coach Ron Hittner for being name the 3A Girls Basketball Coach of the Year! Congratulations also to Sophia Poole for being named 1st Team All-State and Player of the Year! Ana Coronado also received 2nd Team All-State honors and Bailey Hittner was named Honorable Mention All-State. Congratulations to all!
Click HERE to read more about the All-State Girls Basketball team.
Congratulations to Blanchet's RJ Veliz on making 1st team for 2016-17 Boys Basketball 3A All-State Team!!!
Click HERE to read more about the 3A Boys Basketball All-State Team.
Congratulations to the Blanchet boys golf team for their second place finish at the S.A.Y. Golf Tournament this past Monday. What a great way to start the season! The boys next tournament is Monday, March 20th at the McNary Golf Club. Go Cavs!
Vote for the Blanchet girls basketball team as the Oregonian's Team Of the Week! Voting ends on Saturday.
You can vote as many times as you'd like.
Vote for Blanchet's Sophia Poole for Statesman Journal Athlete of the Week. The senior point guard averaged 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 steals to lead the Cavaliers to the OSAA Class 3A state championship and was named first-team all-tournament.
Click HERE to vote!
Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team for their state championship title win on March 4. Check out these great articles about the girls run for the title.
Blanchet Stuns Dayton for Girls Title - TheWorldLink.com
Recap of Huge Weekend in Mid-Valley Basketball - StatesmanJournal.com
Blanchet, Santiam, Dayton Players Feted for Winning State Titles - StatesmanJournal.com
Epic Comeback Gives Blanchet Unlikely State Championship - StatesmanJournal.com
Swarming Blanchet Catholic beats Crusaders - TheWorldLink.com
Blanchet Stuns Top-Ranked Salem Academy in Semifinals - StatesmanJournal.com
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs this rollicking tale provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
On-line ticket sales are now available for the high school musical, " Once upon a Mattress". PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!
Advance ticket sales begin today and you are able to select floor or riser seating. Tickets will be filled in 'best available' seats at time of purchase and will be held in will-call. On-line sales end the day before each performance.
Thursday, March 16 ~ 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 17 ~ 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 23 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 24 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 ~ 7:30 p.m.
$8.00 ~ Adults
$5.00 ~ Students, Alumni & Seniors ** See special for Student Night
FREE ~ Must show Special Guest Pass, Gold Card or Fine Arts Drama pass
** SPECIAL STUDENT NIGHT **
Friday, March 17 is Student Night and all Blanchet students are FREE! Must present student id at door.
Blanchet's high school drama had the awesome opportunity to review Regis High School - Stayton Oregon "Shrek the Musical" tonight! A fun, energetic show that you'll want to see!
Shows are Mar 9 & 10 at 7pm and Mar 11 at 1pm & 7pm. Tickets available in the Regis office or online at https://aftontickets.com/dashboard.
Monday, March 6
Due to inclement weather, Blanchet Catholic School is closed today. All afternoon activities and sports are cancelled as well.
All-State Football Team Announced
The Class 3A Football All-State teams were announced on Wednesday. For their efforts on the field, five Cavaliers were named to All-State teams.
First Team All-State Offense honors went to seniors Drew Spear (OL). Seniors Zach Handran (TE) and Nick Orlandini (RB) were named Second Team All-State and Honorable Mention All-State Offense went to senior Cameron Elmore (OL).
Cameron Elmore also received First Team All-State Defense honors for his work on the defensive line along with senior Denver Bogat for his work as a linebacker. Second Team All-State honors went to Nick Orlandini (DB).
Special recognition goes to Drew Spear for being named the Class 3A football Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Poole Nominated for McDonald's All American Games
The nation's top high school basketball players meet once a year at the McDonald's All American Games to showcase their talents. This year 729 high school seniors were nominated to play in the 40th annual Games and Blanchet Catholic School's Sophia Poole is on the list. A full list of nominees, available on mcdaag.com, were announced on Tuesday by McDonald's. The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls will be released at 8:30 p.m. CST on January 15 during the McDonald's All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU, televised this year from The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield , Massachusetts.
Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. “Together this group of young men and women are the best representation of high school basketball talent in the country,” said Morgan Wootten, Hall-of-Fame basketball coach and McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman. “We look forward to the fun but difficult task of narrowing down this list to the final 24 girls and 24 boys players later this week.” The boys and girls rosters will be selected by the McDonald’s All American Games selection committee through a series of balloting system votes. Wootten leads the process and committee.
Each year, the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and its network of local Chapters. RMHC provides comfort and compassion to families with sick children so they are fully supported and able to be a part of their children’s care.
The 16th Annual McDonald’s All American Girls Game will tip off at 4 p.m. CST Wednesday, March 29. The 40th Annual Boys Game immediately follows at 6 p.m. CST.
Tickets for the 2017 McDonald’s All American Games go on sale Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME (4263). Ticket prices start as low as $10, and are also available in a popular family four-pack which includes four tickets, four soft drinks and four hot dogs – all for $70. United Center parking is free the night of the Games.
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Bashaw Nominated for Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to junior Mike Bashaw, who has been nominated for the Statesman Journal's Athlete of the Week! Vote for Mike by clicking on the link below!
Voting is open until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12.
Poole Nominated for Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Sophia Poole, who has been nominated for the Statesman Journal's Athlete of the Week! Vote for Sophia by clicking on the link below!
Voting is open until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22.
Collier Named First-Team All-State
Congratulations to junior Emily Collier for being named First-Team All-State Girls Soccer. See the full list of All-State Girls Soccer athletes HERE.
Cavaliers Named to All-Mid-Valley Teams
Congratulations to our fall sports teams on another great season. For their efforts, a number of Blanchet Catholic School athletes were named to All-Mid-Valley Teams. Follow the links below to see the full team lists:
Congratulations to the varsity football team for their 35-7 win over Dayton on Friday. The team now advances to the OSAA 3A State Semifinal game on Saturday, November 19 at Cottage Grove High School. The Cavaliers will take on the Salem Academy Crusaders at 11:00 a.m. Winner will advance to the State Championship game on Saturday, November 26. Tickets for the semifinal game are $8 adults and $5 students.
Blanchet is sending a rooter bus to the football game. Any interested high school or mid high student and their parents can ride the rooter bus. The bus will leave Blanchet at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Students will need to bring admission money and lunch and/or concession money on Saturday. Students should pick up a permission slip from the main office or the front desk. Permission slips are due on Thursday.
For those not able to make the game, the OSAA Radio Network will broadcast the game live online at http://www.osaa.org/radio-network/3570.
Good luck, Cavaliers!
Boys Soccer All-League Announced
Five Cavaliers were recognized for their hard work and determination with All-League honors. Sophomore Sam Hoskins earned First Team All-League recognition along with junior Deven Leon-Patino who earned First Team All-League Goalkeeper. Second Team All-League honors went to sophomore Tyler Pearson. Sophomore Parker Mills was named Honorable Mention All-League along with senior Joe Pardo. Congratulations, Cavaliers!
Girls All-League Soccer Announced
Congratulations to the varsity girls soccer team for bringing home the league championship. For their efforts on the field, nine Cavaliers earned All-League Awards. First Team All-League went to junior Emily Collier, sophomore Brianna Anaya, and seniors Nina Nakamura and Katarina Veliz. Second Team All-League recognition went to freshman Mariela Saldana and junior Tessa Sullivan. Freshman Katie Moore and sophomore Trinity Phipps both received Honorable Mention All-League honors. Sophomore Lauren Elmore was named All-League Goalkeeper. Finally, Emily Collier was named Special District 3 Player of the Year and Head Coach Tina Pearson was named League Coach of the Year.
All-PacWest Football Announced
The varsity football team was recognized for their superb efforts on the field with 21 All-PacWest Football Team acknowledgements. First Team All-PacWest Offense recognition went to seniors Nick Orlandini (RB), Zach Handran (TE), Nick Conway (WR), Drew Spear (OL), and Cameron Elmore (OL). Senior Denver Bogat was named Second Team All-PacWest Offense as a running back. Sophomore quarterback RJ Veliz was recognized with Honorable Mention All-PacWest Offense honors along with senior Kevin McCarthy (RB) and junior Asa Yunker (OL).
First Team All-PacWest Defense honors went to seniors Denver Bogat (LB), Nick Orlandini (DB), Cameron Elmore (DL), and Drew Spear (DL). Sophomore Brian Coen (K) also received First Team All-PacWest Defense honors. Seniors Jared Myers (LB) and Jack Coen (DB) were named Second Team All-PacWest Defense. Sophomore defensive back RJ Veliz was also named Second Team All-PacWest Defense. Newcomer, Martin Sylvester was named Honorable Mention All-PacWest for his work on the defensive line.
The Cavaliers took home both the Offensive Lineman and Defensive Lineman of the year awards. Drew Spear earned the Offensive Lineman award and Cameron Elmore earned the Defensive Lineman award. Finally, Denver Bogat was named the Co-Defensive Back/ Wide Receiver of the Year.
Girls Soccer District Champs
Congratulations to the varsity girls soccer team for their 2-0 win over Dayton on Saturday. The girls earned the conference title with an undefeated record in Special District 3. They will advance to the first round of the State Championship Playoffs tomorrow (November 1) where they will take on Santiam Christian at Salem Academy at 7:00 p.m. The Cavaliers are currently ranked 7th in the 3A classification with an overall record of 13-2 and the Eagles currently sit at number 10 with an overall record of 8-6. Tickets for tomorrow’s game are $6 adults and $4 students.
Varsity Football Advances to State
Congratulations to the varsity football team for their 50-0 win over Gervais on Friday. The team won the PacWest Title with a league record of 5-1. They advance to the first round of the OSAA 3A State Championship Playoffs and will play Amity at McCulloch Stadium at 7:30 p.m on Friday, November 4. Tickets will be available at the gate at a cost of $6 adults and $4 students.
Volleyball Wins Conference Playoff Championship
Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team for their win over Salem Academy last night in the Conference Playoff Championship Game. The girls finish regular season play with a league record of 9-3 and 17-6 overall. They will advance to the first round of the State Championship playoffs as the first seed from the PacWest Conference. They are scheduled to host Westside Christian on Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door at a cost of $6 for adults and $4 for students.
For their efforts on the court, five Cavaliers were chosen to All-PacWest Conference Teams. First Team All-PacWest honors go to Rachel Howard (senior) and Ally Jones (sophomore). Senior Maddie Fessler and sophomore Hailey Ostby both received Second Team All-PacWest recognition. Sophomore Kalea Salang earned Honorable Mention All-PacWest honors. For the full list of the All-PacWest Conference Volleyball Teams, click HERE.
Good luck at State, Lady Cavaliers!
Fall Sports Teams Advance to Conference Playoffs
Congratulations to the fall athletics teams for advancing to their conference playoffs. The varsity volleyball team swept Scio 3-0 on Saturday and will travel to Salem Academy to take on the Crusaders at the PacWest Playoff Championship game tonight (Tuesday, October 25) at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door at $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.
Varsity boys soccer won 4-1 over Dayton and secured a playoff game on Wednesday, October 26 vs. Delphian at Dayton at 2:00 p.m. Playoff game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.
On Thursday, October 27, the varsity cross country team will travel to Bush Park for the District Championship Meet. The Cavaliers will start their races at 3;40 p.m.
The varsity girls soccer team took down rival Dayton 2-0 and earned an undefeated league title. They advance directly to Saturday's (October 29) championship playoff game at Taft. Game time is 12:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the gate at $5 adults and $3 seniors and students.
The varsity football team gears up for Senior Night on Friday where they will host Gervais High School at 7:30 p.m. at McCulloch Stadium for their last home game of the regular season.
Good luck, Cavaliers!
RJ Veliz Nominated for Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to sophomore RJ Veliz for being nominated by the Statesman Journal for Athlete of the Week for the week of October 17. Veliz (quarterback/safety) rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and intercepted a pass in Friday’s 21-6 win against Scio.
Show your support for RJ Veliz and the Cavalier football team by voting in the Statesman Journal poll. Voting is open until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20.
Blanchet Knocks Off No. 1 Scio for First Time Since 2006
Congratulations to the varsity football team for their 21-6 win over Scio on Friday. Their efforts were recognized in the Statesman Journal with a special article about their big win. To read more, visit the StatesmanJournal.com.
Volleyball Celebrates with Dig Pink Game
Join other Cavalier supporters for a Pink Out night! Come watch the volleyball teams and have some fun! Look for pink ribbons throughout the day and return them to Mrs. Bashaw for a prize, dress in your best pink outfit for a chance to win a Dutch Bros gift card, participate in the serving contest during the varsity match for a chance to win a pizza, or purchase a treat at the games and donate to Salem Hospital Breast Cancer Division. We hope you can join us!
Home games scheduled for: Junior Varsity @ 5:30 p.m. and Varsity @ 7:00 p.m.
Namburi Finishes Sixth Worldwide at ICDC
Congratulations to sophomore Nikhil Namburi for being named a finalist in the 2016 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Namburi traveled with Blanchet Catholic School’s DECA program to Nashville, Tennessee and placed sixth in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series. ICDC drew 17,500 participants from all over the world. Between 160 and 200 students competed in each event. Namburi advanced to the final round in his event which required participants to do role-plays, verbally respond to a variety of questions, with only 10 minutes of advance-time to prepare. During the final awards ceremony at Bridgestone Arena, Nikhil was called to the stage because he had finished in sixth place worldwide.
Emily Collier Recognized by the Statesman Journal
Junior Emily Collier was recognized in an article by the Statesman Journal for her amazing work ethic, talent, and tenacity on the soccer field. To read the full article, visit the Statesman Journal online.
Brianna Anaya Nominated for Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to sophomore Brianna Anaya for being nominated by the Statesman Journal for the Athlete of the Week for the week of September 12. Anaya scored three goals in last Tuesday’s 9-0 win against Gervais and two goals in Thursday’s 3-0 win against Western Mennonite.
Show your support for Brianna Anaya and the Cavalier Girls Soccer team by voting daily in the Statesman Journal poll. Voting is open until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15.
Preseason All-USA Mid-Valley Football Team Announced
The Statesman Journal chose Nick Orlandini for their 2016 preseason American Family Insurance All-USA Mid-Valley Football Team. Nick is a four year starter who earned first team all-conference honors on both sides of the ball in his junior season. For the full list of honorees, visit the High School Sports section of the Statesman Journal.
American Family Insurance All-USA Mid-Valley Baseball Team Announced
Seniors Nate Cantonwine and Harry Witwer-Dukes were recognized by the Statesman Journal as American Family Insurance All-USA Mid-Valley Baseball Team honorees. Cantonwine hit .524 with .658 on-base and .939 slugging percentages. He hit 13 doubles, three triples, five home runs, stole 24 bases, had 53 RBIs, scored 45 runs and had a 1.000 fielding percentage. His 2016 season honors included First Team All-PacWest Conference, PacWest Conference Player of the Year, and First Team Class 3A All-State. Witwer-Dukes hit .500 with .581 on-base and .793 slugging percentages. He had 14 doubles, three triples, two home runs, had 45 RBIs, scored 46 runs and stole 19 bases. His season honors included First Team All-PacWest Conference and Second Team Class 3A All-State.
For the full list of All-Mid-Valley Baseball Team honorees visit www.statesmanjournal.com.
Goodwin Named to All-Mid-Valley Girls Golf Team
Congratulations to freshman Katie Goodwin for being named to the Statesman Journal's All-Mid-Valley Girls Golf Team. Goodwin placed second in the 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 2 tournament with a two day total of 169 strokes. She advanced to the OSAA 4A/3A/2A/1A State Championships where she finished fourth overall with a a two day total of 167.
For the full list of All-Mid-Valley Golf honorees, visit the Statesman Journal online.
3A All-State Softball Announced
Three Blanchet Catholic softball players were recently recognized for their efforts on the field with 3A All-State honors. Sophomore Madolyn Kelm was named Honorable Mention All-State Catcher. Senior Adrianna Ruiz earned Honorable Mention All-State Outfield. Junior Katarina Veliz was recognized as Honorable Mention All-State first baseman. The Cavalier softball team finished second in the PacWest and made it to the first round of the 3A OSAA State Championships. Congratulations, Cavaliers!
3A All-State Baseball Announced
Seniors Nate Cantonwine and Harry Witwer-Dukes were recognized for their efforts on the baseball field with 3A All-State honors. Cantonwine was named 1st Team All-State Catcher and Witwer-Dukes was named 2nd Team All-State Infielder. They helped the Blanchet baseball team finish first in the PacWest Conference and advance to the first round of the OSAA 3A State Championships. Congratulations, Cavaliers!