List of Sports

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Girls Volleyball

St. Francis School understands the important role that sports and physical education can play in a young person’s life. In addition to the positive educational impact sports can have on motor skills development, they also help to teach children important values such as teamwork, personal respect, honesty, fair play and adherence to rules. Sports also teach young people how to cope with winning and losing.

We are proud to offer the following sports and recreational opportunities at St. Francis School:

  • Boys Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls Basketball
  • Football (merged with Gesu/practices at Gesu)
  • Rugby
  • Track (merged with St. Aloysius/practices at St. Aloysius)
  • Wrestling (CYO program/practices at neutral sites)

The St. Francis School is proud of the achievements all our CYO sports programs have earned over the years, including:

  • Cheerleading Competion Finishes of 2nd and 4th Place 2019
  • Cheerleading Spirit Stick 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Cubs Division Champions 2021
  • Boys’ Basketball CYO Championships Final Four 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Boys’ Basketball CYO Championships Runner-Up 2010, 2014, 2015
  • 2012 CYO Boys’ Basketball Division III City Champions
  • Coach Will Williams, CYO Hall of Fame Inductee; Class of 2014
  • Lady Lions Division Champions 2011, 2014
  • Lady Lions Tournament Runner-Ups 2021
  • JV Lions Division Champions 2015, 2016, 2019
  • CYO Sportsmanship Awards
    • 2008 Varsity Boys, 2008 JV Boys
    • 2010 Lady Lions, 2010 Varsity Lions
    • 2011 Varsity Boys
    • 2012 Varsity Boys
    • 2013 Varsity Boys
    • 2014 Lady Lions
    • 2015 Varsity Boys, 2015 JV Boys
We have a program-wide philosophy of “Play Hard.  Play Smart.  Play Together.” This philosophy emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship.  We stress success over winning, using sports as a vehicle to teach life skills. 
  • My name is Rhonda Fellows and I graduated from St. Francis in 1994. After St. Francis, I attended Beaumont high school and then Wittenberg University where I was a Religion major and an Urban Studies minor. One of the major things I learned at St. Francis was a love for people. I developed very meaningful relationships with the students and staff. These relationships and love for people grew in to a desire to serve others which led to me to tutor teens in college. I went on to work in a Christian non-profit and have been serving in non-profit organizations for the past 13 years. I currently live in Minneapolis, MN where I am a recruiter for YouthWorks, a summer teen and family missions organization.

    Rhonda Fellows - St. Francis Class of 1994

  • Hello my name is Detective T.J. Powell, I'm currently assigned to the Cleveland Police Gang Impact Unit. I'm a 1998 graduate of St. Francis school. During my years at St. Francis I was taught discipline, morals and values, along with the value of education and hard work. I used what I learned at St. Francis to successfully attend the well-known, all-boys college preparatory high school, Benedictine high school, in which I graduated in 2002 .While at St. Francis I was an honor student and worked hard to help maintain the good reputation that this school still has today. Now at the age of 31 yrs. old, I'm married and have two children that also attend this fabulous establishment.

    T.J. Powell - St. Francis Class of 1998

  • St. Francis was the center of our family's faith and formative life for many years. There is no question that the foundation provided by St. Francis School and the wonderful Sisters of Notre Dame continues to play a role in my own life and career, which has now spanned more than 40 years as a journalist and as an active participant in the life of our community. Every moment at St. Francis School is looked back on with fondness and deep appreciation.

    Dick Russ - Vice President, North Coast Community Homes; Former News Anchor & Reporter, WJW TV (Fox 8), WKYC TV (Channel 3), WAKR TV (TV 23 Akron); Co-Founder, Cleveland Catholic Radio AM 1260 The Rock; Co-Founder, Eastern Christian Media an EWTN TV Production Partner.