Charger Athletic's News

August 7th, 2017

The Saint Al's family campout is this Saturday August 12th!  Come out and enjoy grilled food, a movie for the kids and a bags tournament for the adults.  We also have special guest, Chicago Cubs Mascot Clark, coming at 6:00! 

July 16th, 2017

Athletics will be hosting Open Gym times this Summer to work on your athlete’s basketball skills.

We will have 6 open gyms run by Saint Al’s Basketball coaches.  Dates are, July 29th at 12:00pm, July 30th at 7:00pm, August 5th at 12:00pm, August 6th at 7:00pm, August 13th at 1:00pm and August 18th at 9:00am.  Each camp will run for 1-1/2 hours.  All boys and girls from 4th through 8th grade are invited.

 Email any questions to or give Coach Tony a call at 847-894-5458!

July 9th, 2017

Charger Athletics hopes everyone is having a fun summer and getting ready for another exciting school year. We also wanted to let everyone know that "The Summer Camp Out" is back. It will be on August 12th starting at 5:00! We are hoping to have a special surprise guest that night! More details to come soon! Charge On, Charger Strong!

"The Saint Al's track team competed in the second meet of the year on Sunday, and turned in another strong day.  Ben Duenez scored in all three of his events for the varsity boys.  The girls varsity team was led by a second-place finish in the 4 by 100 relay, run by Olivia Swann, Destiny Marchetti, Julia Konrath, and Lily Baroud.  The JV boys took first place, with Ryan Swann winning the 800 meters, AJ Marchetti winning the softball throw, and Max Karkut winning the long jump. Joseph Baroud and Nick Kiefer both scored in all of their events as well. The JV girls were led by Sammi Sok, who won both the 50 meter dash and the long jump. Brandon Marchetti and Ethan Suerth both scored for the junior boys, who took second place as a team. Finally, the top scorer for the meet was Anna Baroud, who took first place in the 50 meters, the 200 meters, and the softball throw. Great work Chargers!"


3/7/17: Spring must be coming, first track practice tonight at 5:00!  First track meet is April 1st! Mark and Darrel will have them ready to go!  Charge On, Charger Strong!

3/1/17:  From our Track Coach Mark Krier,

Spring is here and we're ready to get started.  Let's hope it we keep this weather and better all the way through! 

TEAM PARENT MEETING -- TRACK NIGHT -- March 2 -- 6pm @ Road Runner: We've set up something special this year -- something many bigger schools also do -- to try to solve a problem we have every season.  Darrel and I have talked many times about shin splints. We run in track (!) and it causes a lot of pain for some of our kids each year. It's also usually preventable if you simply wear the right type of running shoes for your physiology. To help us get the right shoes on the right kids, we've set up our team/parent meeting as Saint Al's Track Night on Thursday March 2  from 6pm to 8pm at the Road Runner Sports store in Kildeer.  (Thanks to Rosemary Baroud for getting this ball rolling!)  This will also be our team parent meeting -- so we'll be giving you information and answering your questions about how our season is planned, what to do and what to expect. Road Runner will close the store for us and have their people fit our kids for shoes on their treadmill setup (they have three), as well as explain the how and why of proper running shoe fitting.   We will get 10-20% off in store for all purchases.  They also kick back to Saint Alphonsus 7% of the sales.  If at least 10 kids sign in for the event, they'll kick back even more. There will also be pizza, Gatorade, and maybe a raffle or two.  Please let Mark know ASAP to confirm you can make it -- Road Runner will need to know how to staff and how much pizza they should get! Our hope is that we get as many kids (and parents!) as possible into the right shoes to prevent injuries -- for less money -- and raise a little for St. Al's Athletics -- while learning a bit about how to buy the right shoe for your gait.   Win-win-win-win.  I need new running shoes for the spring and summer, so I will definitely be there!

2/28/17:  What an amazing season our Basketball Teams had!  To honor all of our players for their commitment and achievements we will be having a Pep Rally on Wednesday March 8th at 1:30 in the gym to congratulate our awesome Athletes!  Come out and help us cheer them on!

2/28/17: Last week our 8th grade girls finished their Charger career with a 38-36 loss in the playoff semi-finals!  I had the privilege of coaching this team for 5 years and I could not be more proud of the fight and dedication the girls showed this season.  With just 7 girls on the team we competed all season and showed what it means to be a Charger!  Good luck in High School Girls!  Charge On, Charger Strong.

Coach Tony

2/28/17:  Congrats to our 7th Grade boys for finishing their 11-1 season with a Championship game win in playoffs over Saint Thomas!  Proud to be a part of this team! 

Coach Tony

2/28/17:  Congrats to the 6th Grade Boys team.  They finished their season with a perfect 12-0 record.  They also won two tournaments!  Can't wait to see what the future holds for this team! 

Coach Tony

2/28/17: Congrats to our 6th Grade Girls team for winning all of their games this season.  12-0 is a huge accomplishment.    Great Job Girls!  Charge On!

1/23/16: Congrats to our 6th grade girls for their 22-11 win over Queen of the Rosary to move to 9-0!!!

1/23/16: 6th grade boys are 1 win away from a perfect 12-0 season! Great win tonight Chargers!

1/19/16: Congratulations to our 6th grade girls team with their 21-12 win over St. James to remain undefeated!  Charge On!

1/19/16: Sick kids, missing kids but our 6th grade boys have enough in the tank to win 30-27 at Saint Hubert's to move to 10-0!  Charge On, Charger Strong!

1/18/16: Congrats to the 6th grade boys on their 23-11 win tonight. 9-0 on the season. Player of the Game Brandon Claudio! Way to step it up! Charge On, Charger Strong!

1/15/16: 6th Grade Girls win the Consolation Championship game at Saint Emily's Tournamnet!  Great win girls!  Congrats!

1/12/16:  Big payback win tonight for our 8th Grade Girls tonight!  The girls played with a purpose from the tip to the final buzzer with a dominating 42-20 win!  Charge On, Charger Strong!

1/12/16: Our Soldier Journey Home 6th Grade Boys basketball tournament is just two weeks away.  We are looking for volunteers and donations to be auctioned off at the tournament.  Please contact Michelle or Tony with questions.  To purchase a shirt to help support the fundraiser you can go to:

1/11/16:Congratulations to our 6th and 7th Grade Boys teams for winning their games this week and improving their records to 8-0 and 10-0!  Keep Charging On!

1/9/16: Congratulations to our 6th Grade Boys Basketball team for going 3-0 and winning the Saint Mary's Sean McInerey Tournament! 

1/9/16: Congratulations to Nina Lewandowski for receiving the Great Sportsmanship Medal and to Nicole Mercado for receiving an MVP Medal this past weekend in their tournament at St Gilberts.  Great Job Girls! 



Article from the daily Herald about 6th grade boys tournament! go chargers!

Athletic Board


Board Members:

Michelle Zalewski Athletic Director (

Tony Marchetti   Athletic Director (

Mark Krier Assistant Athletic Director

Michelle Zalewski Treasurer

Tony Marchetti School Board Liaison/Tournament Director

Ronnie McClellan Uniforms Manager

Greg Zalewski Concessions Manager

Nathalie and Mark Krier Schedulers

Rosemary Baroud and Mary Mayer Athletics Fundraising

Vacant 4th Grade Rep.

Valerie Smith 5th Grade Rep.

Jamie Marchetti 6th Grade Rep.

Adrianne Konrath 7th Grade Rep.

Ronnie McClellan 8th Grade Rep.

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