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 Cardinal Chatter
January 20, 2015


Dear Parents & Student Athletes,
Can you believe how quickly the season is going? We are in the final month before our wrestling, swimming, and basketball teams begin the postseason championship meets and tournaments! Let me get a quick pitch in for those spring athletes, NOW is the time to find your glove, stick, and warm ups.  After school work outs are full, and if you aren't working out in preparation for tryouts, you are getting behind! And, make sure your athletic physical is up to date. Remember, it is now good for one year. But if it goes beyond a year, you become ineligible mid-season!

Congratulations to senior Alexandra "Alex" Stipano, selected as the Alexandria Sportsman's Club female athlete of the month. Alex leads the entire area in 3-point shooting and is having a great season, as are her teammates. Tuesday (TONIGHT) the Club will recognize her at their monthly meeting at the Old Dominion Boat Club 1 King Street. AND, what a coup!! The Nationals sign Max Scherzer and the guest speaker at the meeting is Matt Cromie, from the Nationals' front office!!  Calling all Ireton Nats fans!!! ask HIM the questions about the signing, 2015 Nats. What a great night this will be, Alex awarded and "Nats talk"! Meetings are open to the public, so see you at 7 pm!!

Sports News:

Boys' Basketball
Cardinals topped in Sunday basketball matinee.
Swim & Dive
Bishop Ireton snares City Swim Title.

Cardinals 4th at Commonwealth Catholic championships.

We are sponsoring a presentation on February 24 at 7 pm on the recruitment process.

I would recommend that everyone, from freshmen to seniors, who have an interest and have not committed to attend a college, should attend.
You don't have to enroll, or pay for this service or information, but you can't be too prepared for the recruitment process.
Moral Courage means publicly standing up for what's right, even when others disapprove. The moment will come when you must display the moral courage to defend your organization's positive culture. If coaches, parents or fans undermine your organization's commitment to Honoring the Game: 
  • You must act in the moment; sometimes, just a look and a downward hand movement to "calm down" will do the job.
  • If that does not work, say something, even if it is not perfect.
  • People tend to respond to a higher authority or standard; remind them that in your organization the standard is to Honor the Game.
Sports Medicine

Part 1 of 3 in our Nutrition begins with some basics:

Carbohydrates: They are the body's main source of energy. During athletic performance the body uses carbohydrates for fuel. Carbohydrates come in 2 forms: complex and simple. Complex carbohydrates are the body's preferred fuel source.


Complex Carbohydrates: They are often referred to as starches or fiber. They are found naturally in foods and also refined in processed foods. They provide the body with a more sustained amount of energy. Examples are whole grains, legumes, and root vegetables.


Simple Carbohydrates: They are sugars. They occur naturally in fruits, plants, and milk but can also occur in a refined form such as in candy and soft drinks. They provide the body with short bursts of energy.


Fats: They are an additional energy source that assists in absorbing fat soluble vitamins (Vitamins A,E, K, D). We need fat for tissue repair, hormone metabolism, and padding of internal organs.


Proteins: They are essential for tissue growth and repair. Examples of proteins are poultry, fish, meat, soy beans, legumes, and eggs.


Next week we will discuss how these can work together to provide you with the optimum nutritional needs in order to enhance athletic performance.


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!!  School Store stocked with hats, scarves, hoodies, crews, sweats and long sleeved T's.   
Still have a couple of Bishop Ireton 'Onesies'.

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  
B.I. Athletic Boosters
Please plan to attend our next meeting, Wednesday, January 21 at 7pm in the Resource Center.  All are welcome!!

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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