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  • The Chargers track team was absolutely amazing at sectionals this weekend. 


    Ben Duenez led the eighth grade boys, winning the pole vault and qualifying for the state championship meet this Friday in Peoria. He also took second in the 200 meters, fourth in discus, and sixth in the 100 meters. Chase Bradford also scored sixth in discus.


    The eighth grade girls featured Jeneva Mercado taking third in shot put and fifth in discus. Julia Konrath also finished 8th in the 100 meters, and Nicole Mercado took seventh in the shot put. 


    The seventh grade boys finished fourth overall, with Max Karkut winning the long jump to qualify for state as well as scoring sixth in the 100 meters. 


    Also scoring for the boys were Caleb Martinez taking second in the shot put; AJ Marchetti fourth in the 400 meters; Joseph Baroud fifth in the 200 meters; Christian Werba third and Emmet Suerth fifth in the hurdles. 


    The seventh grade girls competed to an incredible second place finish. Sam Sok won the pole vault and then also qualified for state in the long jump as well. She further placed second in the hurdles.


    Julia Kakish won the shot put to become the Chargers' fourth state meet qualifier on the day. She also scored fifth in discus.


    Other scorers included Chloe Krier third in hurdles and fourth in shot put; Gaby Gross third in discus; and Anna Baroud sixth in the 100 meters.


    Good luck to each of Ben, Max, Sam and Julia this Friday in Peoria -- and congratulations to the entire Chargers track team on a fun and successful season!  GO CHARGERS!



If you wish to return the uniform now, please launder it and return it to the office in a bag marked with your athlete's name.  We'll take it from there.

If you have any other stray uniforms you may have laying around from previous seasons, this would also be a good time to send those in as well!

If your youngster is planning to run track in the spring, you can also opt to hold on to the uniform until then.

If you have any other questions, please let me know.  Again, thanks for everything you do for Saint Al's!


Mark Krier


The St Al's Athletic Department has started using Team App as a way to keep everyone on our teams connected by smartphone.  Many of you already use apps like Team App for traveling teams and so forth.  Apps can be really handy for things like cancelled practices and late updates about the team.

You can also download the app from the App Store or Google Play to sign up.  You create an account, verify it through a confirmation email, log in to the phone app, and you can search for 'Saint Al Chargers'.  Request access to that group and we'll approve you in.

Let me know if you have questions or problems!


Thanks for everything you do for Saint Al's!





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.

The St. Alphonsus Athletic Board meets 2 times per year. All participating grades have a representative on the Board.   If you would like an item placed on to the agenda, or have an item that you would like to bring to the board's attention, please contact one of our Athletic Directors at, or

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