The 35th edition of the St. Francis Summer Classic is well underway now, with games in the Fr. Grogan Memorial Schoolyard and St. Francis gym, Monday through Thursday each week. More than one thousand players on 82 teams in 12 divisions ranging from the Co-ed 2nd grade division to the Graybeards Legends division are participating in this year's Summer Classic.

Greg Hearn is one of our new directors, leading the second- grade division in the gym on Mondays and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.. Siobhan Fitzgerald and Noelle Riches have also come on board to helm the Girls Grammar Junior division at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays. Joe Courtney and Skippy Doyle complete the early shift with the Boys Grammar Junior division on Mondays at 5:45 p.m.

At 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, Court 1 is occupied by the Boys Grammar Senior division, led by Terence Mullin and Matt Stack. Boys High School, under the direction of Marty McManus, John Moran, and Michael Friedman, take to Court 2. Randy Neiswenter guides the Girls Grammar Senior group on Court 3 while JoJo O'Grady and Kevin Murphy are out on Court 4 with the Boys Grammar Middle division.

The Girls High School division began this week and John Blum supervises the games in the gym on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Bryanne Flaherty's Women's Open division plays Mondays and Tuesdays in the gym while the Men are scheduled in the schoolyard on Thursday nights but Mother Nature has disrupted those plans, causing many reschedules since the last time they were actually able to play outside on June 13. Hopefully this weather pattern will break. As always, The Graybeards are the first to start and the first to finish. The Young Guns began playoffs last Thursday while the Legends begin this Thursday night. All their games are now at St. Camillus gym with both championships scheduled for Thursday, July 25.

Jimmy Quinn, Kenny Whelan, and Ronald Whelan assign the officials, Joann Byrne leads our First Aid team, Brian Raphael is our Senior Timer/Scorer and Brian Bagley and Alex Goldberg are our Schoolyard Supervisors. Play will continue through the week of August 12 for most, with Girls High School and Women's Open finishing the following week. Don't miss the action at the St. Francis Summer Classic.