Moeller-Elder Series This Week Takes Center Stage GCL South’s Hottest Two Baseball Teams Play Home-And-Home

Moeller-Elder Series This Week Takes Center Stage  GCL South’s Hottest Two Baseball Teams Play Home-And-Home

While there are still be plenty of league games to be played, this spring defending Greater Catholic League South Division champion Moeller looks to take a big step toward repeating when it meets perennial contender Elder in a home-and-home series Monday and Wednesday.  The two teams have combined to win seven straight games and are tied atop the league standings with identical 2-1 GCL South records. 

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Moeller Wins State Title To Clinch Perfect Season: Crusaders Cap Historic Season With Second Straight Hoops Crown

Moeller Wins State Title To Clinch Perfect Season: Crusaders Cap Historic Season With Second Straight Hoops Crown

Moeller was in an uncharacteristic position late in the third quarter of Saturday’s Division I state championship game of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Basketball State Tournament in Columbus.  The undefeated Crusaders, who had won 27 of their previous 29 games this season by double digits, trailed Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, 27-22, in the third quarter – normally a time Moeller had grown accustomed to stretching a sizeable lead and putting the game away before the final eight minutes. 

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Moeller One Win From Hoops Perfection, Repeat: Crusaders Advance To State Title Game For Third Straight Year

Moeller One Win From Hoops Perfection, Repeat: Crusaders Advance To State Title Game For Third Straight Year

Moeller basketball coach Carl Kremer thought this year’s team would be good, but even the veteran Crusaders’ leader said he never could have envisioned this year’s team being as goodas it has been all season.  And, after shooting 78.9 percent from the field (15-of-19) in the first half against a talented and state tournament savvy Lakewood St. Edward in a convincing 72-52 victory early Friday evening in the Division I state semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Basketball State Tournament at the Jerome c. Schottenstein Center in Columbus, the Crusaders are one win away from the school’s first perfect season and a successful defense of the state championship. 

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Moeller’s McBride Selected First Team All-Ohio: Teammate Pfriem Named To Third Team By Statewide Media

Moeller’s McBride Selected First Team All-Ohio: Teammate Pfriem Named To Third Team By Statewide Media

Moeller senior guard Miles McBride, who has helped guide the Crusaders to a perfect 27-0 record entering Friday’s state semifinals in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Basketball State Tournament, has been named to the Division I All-Ohio boys’ basketball first team that was announced Wednesday in Columbus by a statewide media panel.  The team was selected by member of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. 

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Three-Peat:  Moeller Wins Regional, Now On To State: Williams, Land, McBride Key Win Over Centerville, Extend Streak

Three-Peat:  Moeller Wins Regional, Now On To State: Williams, Land, McBride Key Win Over Centerville, Extend Streak

For the second straight game, sophomore Alex Williams came off the bench to provide a spark, scoring a game-high 16 points while teammates Max Land and Miles McBride combined to score 28 points, grab 11 rebounds and sink all nine of their free-throw attempts to lead Moeller to a 59-41 victory against Centerville and win a third straight Cincinnati Division I regional championship in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Basketball State Tournament on Saturday night at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. 

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Moeller One Win From DI Hoops Final Four Again: Crusaders Look To Extend One Streak, End Another In Regional Final

Moeller One Win From DI Hoops Final Four Again: Crusaders Look To Extend One Streak, End Another In Regional Final

Moeller is one win away from earning its third straight trip to the Division I Final Four of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Basketball State Tournament.  But, in order to do so, the Crusaders are going to have to extend a streak of their own while ending one for Centerville when the two teams meet in the regional final at 7 p.m. today at Xavier University’s Cintas Center – with a trip to Columbus on the line. 

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Elder Finishes Fourth In DI State Bowling Tourney: La Salle’s Blessing Rolls 679 Series, Best Score Among Locals

Elder Finishes Fourth In DI State Bowling Tourney: La Salle’s Blessing Rolls 679 Series, Best Score Among Locals

Greater Catholic League South Division champion Elder, the first team in school history to win a district bowling championship, turned in another strong performance last weekend in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Bowling State Tournament – finishing fourth in the final team standings before a solid contingent of Elder fans who made the trek to Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.  Vandalia Butler won its first state title, followed by Ashland, Mentor, Elder and Beavercreek rounding out the top five . 

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Moeller Defense Is Difference In Regional Semifinals — Crusaders Defeat Lakota East To Extend Streak, State Title Defense

Moeller Defense Is Difference In Regional Semifinals — Crusaders Defeat Lakota East To Extend Streak, State Title Defense

After Lakota East managed to shoot 58.3 percent (21-of-36) from the field and knock down 8-of-13 three-point goals in Moeller’s 61-53 win over the Greater Miami Conference champions during the regular season, the Crusaders turned up the defensive pressure a notch Wednesday night and held East to 21 percent shooting (9-of-31) and 22 points below its season scoring average that included a period of nine minutes where the Thunderhawks went without a field goal and scored two points in the second quarter to record a 47-33 victory in the Division I regional semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Basketball State Tournament at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. 

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Moeller Streak On Line In Tonight’s Region Hoops Final: Lakota East Gave Crusaders One Of Toughest Games During Season

Moeller Streak On Line In Tonight’s Region Hoops Final: Lakota East Gave Crusaders One Of Toughest Games During Season

If Moeller is to extend its overall winning streak to 46 games and remain unbeaten this season on the hardwood, the defending Division I state champion Crusaders are going to have to defeat Greater Miami Conference champion Lakota East for the second time this season when two of Southwest Ohio’s top teams play in the regional semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Basketball State Tournament at 6:15 tonight at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. 

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Three La Salle Wrestlers Win State Championships: Byrd, Norris, Sizemore Help Lancers Cap Historic Season At State

Three La Salle Wrestlers Win State Championships: Byrd, Norris, Sizemore Help Lancers Cap Historic Season At State

In what had already been an historic wrestling season for La Salle, three Lancers earned individual state championships at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Individual Wrestling State Tournament that concluded Saturday night at the Jerome C. Schottenstein Center on The Ohio State University in Columbus.  As a result, La Salle scored the most points by a second-place team across all divisions to finish behind only national high school wrestling power Lakewood St. Edward, 194.5 to 186.5, in the final Division I team standings. 

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Elder’s Tourney Run Ends In Hoops District Final: Panthers Fall To Springfield Again; Moeller Moves To Regional Final

Elder’s Tourney Run Ends In Hoops District Final: Panthers Fall To Springfield Again; Moeller Moves To Regional Final

For the second straight year, Elder’s run in the basketball postseason came to an end to Springfield in the district final of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Basketball Tournament late Saturday at the University of Dayton Arena.  The Panthers, who entered the game on a four-game winning streak and having won eight of their last nine games, fell behind early and were never able to recover in a 55-35 loss in the Dayton District 4 championship game. 

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Moeller, Elder Ready For District Hoops Finals: GCL South Teams To Begin, End Day at University of Dayton Arena

Moeller, Elder Ready For District Hoops Finals: GCL South Teams To Begin, End Day at University of Dayton Arena

If you are a Greater Catholic League South Division basketball fan, it will be long one at the University of Dayton Arena as GCL South members Moeller and Elder begin and end the four Division I district championship games scheduled there today as part of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Basketball Tournament.  Defending state champion and No. 1 seed and unbeaten Moeller looks to extend its overall winning streak to 45 games when it faces Winton Woods for the second time this season in the District 1 final at 1 p.m., while Elder looks to make it nine wins in the last 10 games when it opposes Springfield in the District 4 final for the second straight year at 9 p.m. 

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La Salle Second Entering Final Day Of State Wrestling; Five Lancers Advance To State Championship Matches At OSU Later Today

La Salle Second Entering Final Day Of State Wrestling; Five Lancers Advance To State Championship Matches At OSU Later Today

La Salle will have five wrestlers competing for state titles in their respective weight classes when the third and final day of matches resume this morning in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Individual Wrestling State Tournament at the Jerome C. Schottenstein Center on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus.  La Salle will open competition in second place in the Division I team standings, trailing only perennial state power and 36-time OHSAA team or individual state champion Lakewood St. Edward, 176-151.5. 

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Elder Bowlers Capture District Title For First Time: Panthers Now Set Their Sights On State Tournament This Week

Elder Bowlers Capture District Title For First Time: Panthers Now Set Their Sights On State Tournament This Week

After finishing third the previous weekend in sections, the Elder bowling team stepped up its performance this past weekend and went on to became the first team in school history to win the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southwest Division I Southwest District championship at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek.  The Greater Catholic League South Division champs, in fact, posted the second highest score in SW District history as they finished with a 4518.  Only Beavercreek’s 4607 from last season was any better in the tournament. 

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La Salle Continues Historic Wrestling Season: Lancers Win District Championship, Send 11 Grapplers To State

La Salle Continues Historic Wrestling Season: Lancers Win District Championship, Send 11 Grapplers To State

It has already been an historic season for the La Salle High School wrestling program, and the Lancers apparently aren’t finished yet. 

La Salle, which earlier this year defeated state power Lakewood St. Edward in a dual meet, won its first Greater Catholic League South Division championship since 1975 and then became the first school from Southwest Ohio to finish as runner-up in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Team Wrestling State Tournament (finishing just one point behind St. Edward for the title) held last month, was nothing short of dominant in Saturday’s OHSAA Division I District Championships at Trent Arena in Kettering. 

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Moeller’s McBride, Pfriem  Named All-SW District — Crusaders’ Kremer Voted District Coach Of The Year By Media

Moeller’s McBride, Pfriem  Named All-SW District — Crusaders’ Kremer Voted District Coach Of The Year By Media

Moeller seniors Miles McBride and Alex Pfriem, who helped the Crusaders to an undefeated regular season, a No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press Division I state poll all season, and a third straight outright Greater Catholic League South Division championship, headline the GCL South players who were named All-Southwest District in a voting be a panel of media members from the district last week.  Moeller coach Carl Kremer, whose teams are 79-4 the last three seasons, currently owns a 44-game winning streak and has orchestrated perfect record two of the last three regular seasons (22-0 in 2017-18 and 21-0 this season), was named Southwest District Coach of the Year. 

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GCL South Postseason Basketball Roundup; Moeller, Elder Advance To Saturday’s District Finals In Dayton

GCL South Postseason Basketball Roundup; Moeller, Elder Advance To Saturday’s District Finals In Dayton

Moeller and Elder ended the regular season as the hottest teams in the Greater Catholic League South Division, and the two teams have done nothing to change that in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Basketball Tournament.  Moeller, the No. 1 seed in the Dayton Sectional/District Tournaments, remained undefeated and advanced to the district championship with a 67-51 victory over Colerain Friday night at Fairfield High School, while Elder kept its postseason journey alive with a pair of overtime wins – first knocking off neighborhood rival Oak Hills,  43-41, Thursday and then earning a district final berth in its bracket with a 56-42 OT victory against Sycamore Saturday evening.  Both Elder games were played at Hamilton High School. 

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Moeller Continues Defense Of DI State Hoops Title; La Salle, St. Xavier Fall in Close Sectional Tourney Games Tuesday

Moeller Continues Defense Of DI State Hoops Title; La Salle, St. Xavier Fall in Close Sectional Tourney Games Tuesday

Torrid shooting, stingy defense, balanced scoring and fast starts have all been staples of the Moeller High School basketball team the last two seasons – helping the Crusaders enter Tuesday night’s sectional tournament game with a 43-game winning streak that dates back to December 2017 and includes last year’s Division I state championship.  All four pieces were in place against Talawanda, as Moeller shot 58.3 percent (21-of-36) from the field, held the Braces to single digits in every quarter, had 11 players score and led 23-7 after one quarter and 38-10 at halftime en route to a 58-17 victory at Fairfield High School. 

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St. Xavier Continues DI State Swimming Reign: Team Extends Streak To 11 Straight Titles, Wins No. 40 Overall

St. Xavier Continues DI State Swimming Reign: Team Extends Streak To 11 Straight Titles, Wins No. 40 Overall

St. Xavier High School continued its dominance of boys’ swimming and diving in Ohio, traveling to Canton to emerge victorious at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys’ Division I Swimming & Diving State Championships for the 11th consecutive year and, in the process, earn state crown No. 40 overall in the school’s storied history.  But it wasn’t easy against a talented Sycamore team led by brothers Jake and Carson Foster – who combined to win eight events and keep the Aviators’ close to St. Xavier and eventually finish second. 

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Moeller, Elder Take First Step In Basketball Postseason: All four GCL South Schools Hit The Sectional Hardwood This Week

Moeller, Elder Take First Step In Basketball Postseason: All four GCL South Schools Hit The Sectional Hardwood This Week

Moeller and Elder, the two hottest basketball teams in the Greater Catholic League South Division, carried their momentum from the regular season into first-round games on the opening weekend of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys’ Basketball State Tournament, with each posting victories in their respective Cincinnati-area sectional tournaments.  GCL South colleagues La Salle and St. Xavier are set to play their opening tournament games this week. 

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