Holy Trinity third grade champions.
Holy Trinity third grade champions.
Catholic Youth Organization wrapped up the 2018 volleyball season Nov. 17. The final day included amazing games that showcased hard work from coaches and players. The Spike Championship games were held at Valley Catholic School in Beaverton.

The first Spike Championship matchup of the day was a third grade contest between Holy Trinity of Beaverton and St. Joseph of Vancouver. Holy Trinity won the game, but St. Joseph played tough and pushed the match to three sets.  

The fourth grade game was between Valley Catholic of Beaverton and St. Pius X of Northwest Portland. Valley Catholic was the ultimate winner, but St. Pius X is a good team and fought hard.  Both teams are talented and played some stellar fourth grade volleyball for their fans.  

The fifth grade Spike Championship was between Christ the King of Milwaukie and St. Agatha of Southeast Portland. Both teams showcased great talent. It was by far one of the most thrilling games of the day, with Chris the King ultimately coming out on top.

The sixth grade championship was between St. Clare of Southwest Portland and St. Pius X. St. Clare was the ultimate winner, and this was the first trip to the title game for St. Pius X in this age bracket.  St. Pius X played well against a tough St. Clare team, the defending champs.  

The seventh grade Spike Championship was between Holy Trinity and Valley Catholic, Beaverton rivals. The game went to three sets and all of the matches were close. Holy Trinity were the winners this year.

The eighth grade title game pitted All Saints of Northeast Portland against Valley Catholic. Both teams are strong and balanced.   Valley Catholic started out strong and took an early lead in both sets. But ultimately, All Saints came back and won. Both teams will send many players to high school teams.  

All over the city there were more than 130 other teams competing in three other CYO brackets.

“We want to congratulate all of them on a great season,” says a statement from CYO. “Your hard work, dedication and love of the sport shines through brightly. On behalf of CYO we want to thank all of our coaches for the time and energy. We want to recognize and congratulate our eighth graders as they played their last CYO volleyball game. We wish you the best in high school.”