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 Cardinal Chatter
November 19, 2014


Dear Parents & Student Athletes,
It was a tremendous football game Saturday: 7-7 into the 4th quarter before a couple mistakes turned the tide in favor of Benedictine.  I was very proud of our program and their season. They played hard all season. 

I was also proud of the support they received. Our students, alumni, and parents attended in large numbers to root for the Cardinals. They were loud and proud.  And, I was so proud of our senior girls who painstakingly picked up after everyone in the bleachers on the Ireton side of the field. I don't remember seeing THAT unsolicited from high school students! And, the heroines of the day were Ms. Gutmann, Mrs. Ryan, and Mrs. Sofield, who volunteered to ride the buses as chaperones. Without Coach Gutmann and those parents, we would have had to cancel the buses.

Sports News:

Bishop Ireton falls just short in state title quest, 23-7

National Letters of Intent
Girls' Lax Inks 4 to NLIs, Swimmer to Notre Dame

The Arlington Catholic Herald has a story about our Varsity Wrestling Head Coach, Kwinten Brown.  Click here
Just as the early signing period closes, the regular signing period will be in the first week of February. Football takes center stage during that period, though it is much more than just football. As we suggest often, now is the last time for seniors to get your intent out to the coaches and programs that interest YOU. Waiting for the programs to find you can be hazardous; it is very possible that you won't be found. The press is on for most programs and coaches who will soon wind up their lists and begin to focus on the athletes they have identified to get them "signed".

As the action for our teams moves inside for the winter season, the excitement gets closer and the fans behavior more visible to others. From time-to-time people get caught up in the moment with a close call by an official, or a play that makes eyes open wide.  When fans react inappropriately, it is important that concerned adults let a school administrator know their concerns.  Often a gentle reminder is sufficient, but a report a day later to us, or worse, an email to the opponent's administration, makes it very difficult address the problem successfully and certainly does nothing to solve the behavior during the game.  We ask you to report problems to a school official, home or away, right away to give them the best opportunity to address the situation. 
Sports Medicine

Staying Hydrated:

Hydrating in the winter is just as important as hydrating in the warmer months. Without the heat as a reminder, it can take a little more of an effort in the winter.


From the National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Fluid Replacement for Athletes

The greater degree of dehydration, the more negative the impact on physiologic systems and overall athletic performance.  To ensure proper pre-exercise hydration athletes should consume 17 to 20 fluid ounces of water or a sports drink 2 to 3 hours prior to a practice or game and then consume 7 to 10 fluid ounces of water or a sports drink 10 to 20 minutes prior to practice time or game time. Post-exercise rehydration should be completed within 2 hours of exercise. Rehydration should contain water to restore hydration status, carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores, and electrolytes to speed rehydration. If you follow these recommendations and still find yourself becoming dehydrated during practices or games see your athletic trainer or other healthcare provider to develop a personalized hydration plan.

See our website www.bishopireton.org/athletics
to get the stories and scores for all the games.  Sign up for email updates or follow GRT2BACardinal on Twitter so you are never far from all the excitement of Cardinal athletics!

Bill Simmons, Athletic Director 703-212-5169

Kwinten Brown, Asst. Athletic Director, 703-212-5172

Matt Horton, Asst. Athletic Director/Trainer, 703-212-5171

Ty Gardner, Asst. Athletic Trainer 


Check the Weekly Athletic Schedule for each team's schedule.   



Go Cardinals!! 


Cardinal's Nest School Store
Baby, It's cold outside!

But your School Store is loaded with Winter Hats, Harry Potter Scarves, Mittens, Flannel Pants, Hoodies and Sweats...and Christmas Gifts and Stocking Stuffers Galore!

Send your student in to fill out their CHRISTMAS WISH LIST to make your gift shopping EASY and get a 10% discount off items on their list!
School Store Hours:  Monday-Friday
7:30-8:00 am; 10:30am-12:00 pm; 3:00-3:30 pm, or call 
Ms. Daubresse 703-212-5159 to make an appointment  
Crew Fruit Baskets and Wreath Sales
Fruit Basket The B.I. Crew Team is selling fruit baskets and Christmas wreaths. Please click here for the order form.  Contact  Kathy McCabe with any questions. 
Crew Christmas Tree Sales!
xmas-tree-icon.gif The Bishop Ireton High School Crew team has arranged to make your holiday schedule a little less hectic this year. The team will be selling high-quality Christmas trees this season to generate funds to support rowing. This year's sale is set for Friday December 5th thru Sunday December 7th at the school's upper parking lot. Hours on Friday are 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. Please come out to support our student athletes. 
Crew Fundraising Dinner
BI Crew will be sponsoring a fundraising dinner at Z Pizza in Alexandria Commons Shopping Center (3217 Duke St.) on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 4-9pm. Dine in or carry out and enjoy delicious pizza and other dishes while supporting the Crew team! Use the password "BISHOP IRETON" and 25% of your total bill will benefit the Crew team.  See you there! 
B.I. Athletic Boosters
Click here to join
Email Coby Owens, Membership Coordinator, B.I. Athletic Boosters

Go Cardinals!  
The Cardinal Shop
Visit our online store, "The Cardinal Shop"!   
This Booster Club initiative brings hundreds of Bishop Ireton items right  to your fingertips, and, best of all, the website is loaded with gifts for all ages!   Take a look, your favorite things are in the right color, right size. Click here: MyLocker.net.   Pick up a $10 gift card from the athletic department and Go Shopping!  
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