JCA was pleased to host its 4th Annual Izzo Classic 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament on Sunday, November 10, 2013. This long standing tournament was renamed the Izzo Classic to honor the memory of beloved coach, teacher and friend Jeremy Izzo who passed away suddenly three years ago.  He believed in the quality of character and coached his players to be true sportsman.  In his memory, Coach Joe Gura and members of the Izzo family carry on the tradition of inspiring young athletes to carry themselves with a level of personal excellence that is unmatched on and off the court.  This event drew eight local schools, with ten teams competing in a double elimination tournament.  Representing some of the finest young talent in the area were:

Aux Sable Middle School
Drauden Point Middle School
John F. Kennedy Middle School
Laraway Junior High
St. Paul the Apostle
St. Raymond
St. Mary Immaculate
SS. Cyril and Methodius

Congratulations to the top five teams:

1st place – John F. Kennedy
2nd Place  – Drauden Point
3rd Place – Laraway
4th Place – St. Raymond (I)
Consolation Champion – St Mary Immaculate

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

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