Championships

Father Gabriel Richard HS (along with its predecessor, St. Thomas the Apostle HS) has a rich history in athletics.  Athletic participation has been a valued part of the overall formation of young men and women.

 

Football

Football became a sport in the Catholic League in 1927.  In the years 1955 and 1976 St. Thomas did not participate in a conference.  In the years 1973-74 to 75-76, St. Thomas competed in the Tri-County Leagues.

No data is available prior to 1950.  Information between 1927 and 1957.

Catholic League Championships

1942, 1957, 1972, 2009, 2010, 2012

Tri County League Championships (Charter member of Tri-County and participated 1973-76)

1973, 1975

District Championships

2010, 2012

Regional Championships

2012

State Championships

​1932, 1933

 

Boy’s Cross Country

The first year that St. Thomas fielded a Cross Country Team was 1961.

The Catholic began sponsoring Cross Country in 1959.

Cross Country courses were 2.5 miles from 1959-71.  They were 3 miles from 71- Present.

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Catholic League 

06, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 14

Regional Champions

1985

State Champions
  • 1963 State Champions
  • 1964 State Runner Ups

 

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS
Catholic League Champion
  • 1961- Maurice Carr
  • 1964- Jack Hall – 9:32.5 
  • 2007- Mike Falvey- 17:41.74
  • 2008- Mike Falvey- Time not available
  • 2009- Mike Falvey- 17:17.88
  • 2012- Colin McNalley- 17.46
District Champion

 

Regional Champion

 

State Champion
  • 1963- Jack Hall- State Champion- 10:36.7
  • 1964- Jack Hall- 3rd
  • 1988- Gurvinder Singh- State Champion  (Michigan)

Girl’s Cross Country

Catholic League Championships

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013

Regional Championships

2011, 2013

State Championships

Equestrian

Catholic League Championships

Not yet recognized

District Championships

2013

Regional Championships

 

State Championships

Pom Pon

The 2014 Team was selected to participate in a National Dance Competition in Orlando.  The Squad finished 20th in the Nation.

 

Catholic League Championships

2014

District Championships

 

Regional Championships

 

State Championships

Boy’s Soccer

Catholic League Championships

 

District Championships

2008

Regional Championships

 

State Championships

Girl’s Volleyball

Catholic League Championships

 

District Championships

86, 87, 89, 91, 92, 94, 96, 12, 13, 14

Regional Championships

86, 89, 91, 94, 14

State Championships

1991- (Coach Julie Arbour)

1986 State Runner Up

 

Boy’s Basketball

Catholic League Championships

67, 82, 83, 87, 88, 06, 07, 08, 09

MHSAA District Championships

28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 40, 46, 48, 59, 63, 68, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 97, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12

MHSAA Regional Championships

30, 31, 33, 34. 73, 74, 88, 90, 91, 97, 08

MHSAA State Championships

1933, 1974, 1991

 

Girls’ Basketball

Catholic League Championships (First year in CHSL was 1990)

1993, 2005

District Championships

1973, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988. 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003,  2008, 2012 

Regional Championships

1973, 1974, 1980, 1984, 1993

State Championships

1993

The 1973 and 1974 teams lost in the State Semi-Finals.

 

Boy’s Hockey

Catholic League Championships

09, 11, 14

 

Wrestling

St. Thomas the Apostle offered Wrestling from 1956-1993 (St. Thomas changed its name to Father Gabriel Richard for the 77-78 School year after St.Thomas and St. John schools united. The wrestling program did not operate continually through those years.

The Catholic League began recognizing Wrestling in 1993.  It was FGR’s only CHSL Championship in wrestling.

MHSAA recognized Wrestling as a Varsity Sport as early as 1948 when Indivual Champions were decided by an Individual Format.  There have been a number of ways that MHSAA has determined both Individual Champions and Team Champions. There have been A,B, C, D, C-D combined,

The only St.Thomas/FGR team to earn consideration for a State Championship title  was in 1961 when St. Thomas lost in the championship to Lansing Michigan School for the Blind.

The FGR Team won the Regional Championship in Wrestling in 1962.

The wrestling program has a rich history in Indivual Championship Competition:

 

Boys Indivdual State Meet Performance
Year Student-Athlete Weight Class Finish
1958 David Conrad 165# State Champion
1961 James Conrad Heavyweight State Champion
1963 Doug Lirette 103# State Champion
1977 Pete Rodriguez 155# State Champion
1978 Dennis Tice 138# State Champion
1979 Jeff Anhut 138# State Champion
1980 Jeff Anhut 145# State Champion
1981 Jeff Anhut 155# State Champion
1991 Eric Galvez 112# State Champion

Jeff Anhut was 3rd in the State in 1978 in the 138# Weight Class.

In 1981, Jeff Anhut was selected as FGR’s first All American by the National All American Association.

 

Girl’s Track

Catholic League Championships

05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Regional Championships

’95, ’96, ’99, ’08, ’10

State Championships

2008

2007 Runner Up

 

Boy’s Track

Catholic League Championships

62, 63, 64, 69, 70, 73, 06, 09, 10, 11, 13, 14

Regional Championships

86, 88, 95, 13

State Championships

1978 Class D Runner Up

 

Boy’s Tennis

Catholic League Championships

04, 07, 14

District Championships

 

Regional Championships

 

State Championships

Girl’s Tennis

Catholic League Championships

12, 14

District Championships

 

Regional Championships

83

State Championships

Boy’s Baseball

Catholic League Championships (since 1947)

’42, ’59, ’63, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12

MHSAA District Championships

’72, ’74, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’96, ’97, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13,

MHSAA Regional Championships

’72, ’77, ’06, ’09, ’10, ’11

MHSAA State Championships

’72, ’77

 

Girl’s Softball

Catholic League Championships

2012

District Championships

77, 78. 79, 82, 86, 88, 91, 96, 05

Regional Championships

79, 82, 91, 96

State Championships
 1979

1982

1996

Boy’s Golf

Catholic League Championships– (No ’07 winners because of the season change)

99, 00, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

MHSAA Regional Championships

98, 04

MHSAA State Championships

2003 Runner Up

 

Girl’s Soccer

Catholic League Championships

2007

District Championships

07, 08, 09, 10, 12

Regional Championships

 

State Championships