Ryan Tokar, CYA Basketball

Dwight Baumgardner, Head Coach, Catoctin Middle School Girls Varsity

The 2023-2024 CYA Basketball season came to a thrilling end in early March. After months of rigorous practices and intense games, it was time for our players to showcase their skills in the end-of-season tournaments for their respective leagues. Our K-2 Instructional Clinic also came to a close, with all of the players learning a lot and having a bunch of fun in the process.

While many teams made serious runs throughout the playoff tournaments, only three were left standing to battle it out for a chance at a championship. From our MYBA Rec Program, CYA was represented by our U12 Boys, coached by Justus Yocum, and U16 Boys, coached by Keith Myers. The U12 Boys had an amazing run during the regular season, going undefeated. That momentum continued in the playoffs, as they remained hot all the way to the championship game. Unfortunately, some untimely injuries and a tough St. John’s team derailed their run, as they fell just short in the championship.

Likewise, the U16 team had an equally impressive regular season, fighting hard and working together to stay very competitive throughout against some very good competition. They, too, would make a solid run in the playoffs; but, like the U12 squad, they fell just short in the championship against Middletown. Despite these losses, both teams represented CYA Basketball well, and they should be extremely proud of their efforts.

On Sunday, March 3, the Catoctin Middle School Girls Varsity team defeated Linganore 39-35 to win the Mid-MD “AA” League Championship.  The team had an outstanding season, going 14-2 during the regular season.  They won their division with a 9-1 record. In the playoffs, the team defeated FSK in the quarterfinals by a score of 59-20. In the semifinals, they defeated Walkersville 46-35, and then beat the previously undefeated Linganore team in the championship to finish the year 17-2 overall. Olivia Hoyt and Sophia Burgee were named Co-MVPs for the playoff tournament.

Congrats to all of our teams on a successful season. We look forward to seeing everyone again next fall!

Mid-MD Girls Varsity celebrates winning the AA Tournament Championship.

Team members are: Ashlyn Vaughan,Caroline Hoyt,Chloe Mathias, Olivia Hoyt, Leah French, Madelynn Case, Madeline Whetzel, Sophia Burgee, Logynn Thomas, and Ivy Simon, with Head Coach Dwight Baumgardner (back, right) and Assistant Coach Tommy Hoyt. 

This is the third straight year the Catoctin Middle School Girls have won Mid-MD Championships.

CYA’s Boys 12U Team went undefeated during the regular season. Pictured (from left) are Coach John Veronie, Stiven Obest, James Clements, Sawyer Burrier, Deegan Beard, Nathanael Fountain, Jeremy Veronie, Weston Tyler, Dominic Jacobs, Daniel Genemans, Eli Yocum, and Coach Justus Yocum.

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