St. Xavier Looks To Make Strides In GCL Bowling: Bombers Tested Headed Into Today’s First South Quad

St. Xavier Looks To Make Strides In GCL Bowling: Bombers Tested Headed Into Today’s First South Quad

St. Xavier is hoping that its early-season schedule will be beneficial as it prepares for a week of bowling with serious implications for all four teams competing in the Greater Catholic League South Division.  It gets underway later today with the first GCL South Quad of the season at 4 p.m. at Crossgate Lanes in Blue Ash, followed by St. Xavier then traveling to face Elder at Western Bowl at 7 Thursday evening.  The Panthers are 3-0 this season, with a pair of victories last week against Moeller, and a strong second-place finish in the season-opening Centerville Elks Invitational on November 24.  Elder finished No. 11 in the prestigious Holiday Classic last weekend at Western Bowl. 

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Elder’s Schoenfeld Notches Career Win No. 400: Comeback Victory Helps Panthers’ Coach Reach Milestone

Elder’s Schoenfeld Notches Career Win No. 400: Comeback Victory Helps Panthers’ Coach Reach Milestone

With Elder trailing Western Hills by seven points at halftime Saturday night, it looked like Panthers’ veteran basketball coach Joe Schoenfeld might have to wait at least one more game to reach career victory No. 400 at the school.  But Elder came alive offensively in the final two quarters, outscoring its longtime neighborhood rival, 40-28, to earn a 56-51 win on the road and give Schoenfeld the milestone victory. 

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GCL South Saturday Night Basketball Roundup: Moeller Rolls Again, St. Xavier Posts Upset; Elder Back On Track

GCL South Saturday Night Basketball Roundup: Moeller Rolls Again, St. Xavier Posts Upset; Elder Back On Track

It was an unbeaten Saturday night for the Greater Catholic League South Division on the basketball court.  No. 1 Moeller played its first home game and recorded its third consecutive lopsided victory to remain undefeated in 2018 and solidify its early-season position as the area’s top-ranked team; St. Xavier and interim coach Brian Kellett stated their case to move into the Division I poll this week by defeating a second ranked team in the last four days; and Elder made the short drive on Glenway Avenue to snap a brief two-game losing streak by knocking off its neighborhood rival. 

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Torrid Shooting Paces Moeller To Classic Victory: Elder Falls Just Short Against NKY Perennial Power Cooper

Torrid Shooting Paces Moeller To Classic Victory: Elder Falls Just Short Against NKY Perennial Power Cooper

Seniors Alec Pfriem and Miles McBride scored 20 and 15 points, respectively, and Moeller made two of every three shots it attempted from the field in an 89-45 victory against Hughes Friday night in the Queen City Classic at Princeton High School, extending the Crusaders’ winning streak to 22 games and keeping the defending Division I state champions unbeaten in the calendar year.

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GCL South Tuesday Night Basketball Roundup: La Salle, St. Xavier Post Close Wins; Elder Suffers First Defeat

GCL South Tuesday Night Basketball Roundup: La Salle, St. Xavier Post Close Wins; Elder Suffers First Defeat

It was a busy night for the Greater Catholic League South Division on the basketball court Tuesday, with three of the four teams in action and all of the games being decided by four points or less.  La Salle stayed on the road for the third straight game, using big first and third quarters to post a three-point victory at Purcell Marian, while St. Xavier played its first home game this season and held off Princeton by two points, while Elder remained on the road for the second straight game and suffered its first loss of the Season, falling to Badin by four in Hamilton. 

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Elder Bowling Begins With Strong Tourney Finishes: Panthers Second In Centerville, Then Compete In Statewide Event

Elder Bowling Begins With Strong Tourney Finishes: Panthers Second In Centerville, Then Compete In Statewide Event

Elder opened the 2018-19 bowling season by competing in two tournaments packed with solid competition, finishing second in the season-opening Elks Invitational hosted by Centerville High School and held at Poelking Lanes South two weekends ago, and then followed that up by coming in  at No. 11 in the prestigious Ohio High School State Invitational “Kick-Off” Tournament this past weekend at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace. 

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Moeller Opens With Impressive Win, Streak At 21: Withrow Gets Past La Salle In OT In Tigers Basketball Classic

Moeller Opens With Impressive Win, Streak At 21: Withrow Gets Past La Salle In OT In Tigers Basketball Classic

Moeller picked up where it left off last basketball season on Saturday, and in the process extended its wining streak to 21 games with an impressive 85-42 victory over Lexington Bryan Station in it season opener as part of the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic at Hillsboro High School, behind the staples that led the Crusaders to a fourth Division I state title earlier this year – balanced scoring, sound shooting, stingy defense and strong rebounding. 

Greater Catholic League South Division colleague La Salle also was in action last night, falling to host Withrow, 48-44, in overtime as part of the second day of games in the season-opening Tigers Basketball Classic in Hyde Park.  La Salle defeated Ponitz Career Tech from Dayton in Friday’s opener.  No Lancer scored in double figures against Withrow. 

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GCL South Friday Night Basketball Roundup: League Goes 2-1 On Opening Night, Moeller Tips Off Today

GCL South Friday Night Basketball Roundup: League Goes 2-1 On Opening Night, Moeller Tips Off Today

Three of the four Greater Catholic League South Division basketball teams opened their 2018-19 seasons Friday night, the first day schools were able to play regular-season games under the calendar set by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.  Elder and St. Xavier split road matchups with Greater Miami Conference schools, while La Salle opened with a win in the Tigers Basketball Classic at Withrow High School.  Defending Division I state champion Moeller puts its 20-game winning streak on the line today when it meets Lexington Bryan Station in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic. 

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GCL South Hoop Teams Set To Tip Off Seasons: Moeller Begins Defense Of DI State Title, 20-Game Streak On Line

Three of the four Greater Catholic League South Division basketball teams tip off their seasons tonight, the first day schools can play regular-season boys’ basketball games under rules set by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.  Elder and St. Xavier travel to face two Greater Miami Conference schools, La Salle plays in the first round of the Tiger Basketball Classic at Withrow High School, while defending Division I state champion Moeller waits an extra day to put its 20-game winning streak on the line against Lexington Bryan Station Saturday in  the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic. 

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Elder’s Streak, Season Ends In FB Regional Final: Top Seed Colerain Runs To Second Straight DI State Semifinals

Elder’s Streak, Season Ends In FB Regional Final: Top Seed Colerain Runs To Second Straight DI State Semifinals

Elder entered the Division I, Region 4 final of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Tournament coming off its best two all-around performances of the season – defeating Moeller and Lakota East by a combined score of 69-6 in the first two rounds while not allowing a defensive touchdown.  But  Friday’s opponent at Mason High School’s Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium was No. 1 seed and top-ranked Colerain, a team that had been held below 42 points only once since week two of the regular season and featured an offense averaging nearly 40 points per game. 

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Elder To Meet Colerain In DI Regional FB Final — Panthers Face No. 1 Seed At Mason Friday With State Berth On Line

Elder To Meet Colerain In DI Regional FB Final — Panthers Face No. 1 Seed At Mason Friday With State Berth On Line

After putting together impressive performances in the first two rounds of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Tournament, outscoring Moeller and Lakota East, 69-6, Elder will attempt to do something no other team has managed to this season – defeat unbeaten and No. 1 seed Colerain in the Division I, Region 4 final at 7 p.m. Friday at Mason High School’s Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium. 

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Moeller’s Record Season Ends In DI Soccer Final: Crusaders’ Scoreless Streak Over In 1-0 Loss To Medina

Moeller’s Record Season Ends In DI Soccer Final: Crusaders’ Scoreless Streak Over In 1-0 Loss To Medina

It seemed only fitting that Moeller would not allow a goal in regulation during the Division I state final of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Soccer Tournament Saturday evening at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.  But, the Crusaders’ amazing scoreless streak finally came to an end with just 1:30 remaining in the first overtime when junior Parker Csiszar scored the match’s lone goal to give Medina the 1-0 victory and the state title after losing to Beavercreek, 1-0, in double OT in the title match a year ago. 

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Moeller Looks To Cap Record Season With State Title: Crusaders’ Soccer Team Attempts To Close Scoreless Postseason

Moeller Looks To Cap Record Season With State Title: Crusaders’ Soccer Team Attempts To Close Scoreless Postseason

Moeller will attempt to add to a few more records to the best season in school history, when the Crusaders face Medina in the Division I state championship of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Soccer Tournament.  The math begins at 7 tonight at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, home of the Major League Soccer Columbus Crew. 

The Crusaders (19-1-3) have not allowed a goal in seven postseason matches, outscoring their opponents by a combined 24-0 to earn the school’s first trip to the DI Final Four and now the state final.  Coach Mike Welker’s team already has set school records for the most victories (19), shutouts (15) and consecutive shutouts (seven).  None of those accomplishments, however, would be as big as winning the program’s first state title. 

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Elder Advances To Football Regional Final: Panthers’ Fourth Straight Win Earns Shot At No. 1 Colerain

Elder Advances To Football Regional Final: Panthers’ Fourth Straight Win Earns Shot At No. 1 Colerain

Junior Matthew Luebbe accounted for 258 yards total offense and three touchdowns and, for the second straight week, the Elder defense did not allow any points to help the Panthers earn their fourth straight victory – this time a 34-6 win against Lakota East on a cold Friday night at Mason High School’s Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium in the Division 1, Region 4 semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Tournament. 

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Moeller Soccer One Win From First State Title: Crusaders Extend Postseason Scoreless Streak To Seven

Moeller Soccer One Win From First State Title: Crusaders Extend Postseason Scoreless Streak To Seven

Moeller made the most of its first trip to the Division I Final Four in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys’ Soccer Tournament on Wednesday night, shutting out its seventh consecutive postseason opponent to post a 1-0 overtime victory against Olentangy Liberty at Springfield’s Evans Stadium in the state semifinals to move within one win of the school’s first state soccer championship. 

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OHSAA Announces Sites For State Soccer Semis: Moeller To Face Olentangy Liberty In Springfield Wednesday

OHSAA Announces Sites For State Soccer Semis: Moeller To Face Olentangy Liberty In Springfield Wednesday

Moeller will put its postseason scoreless streak on the line Wednesday, when the Crusaders’ soccer team makes its first trip to the Division I Final Four and opposes Olentangy Liberty at 7 p.m. at Springfield’s Evans Stadium in the state semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Soccer Tournament.  Moeller has not allowed a goal in six postseason matches, outscoring opponents by a combined 23-0 to move two wins away from a state championship. 

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Elder-Lakota East Friday FB Playoff Game at Mason: Panthers Look for Repeat Performance In Regional Semifinals

Elder-Lakota East Friday FB Playoff Game at Mason: Panthers Look for Repeat Performance In Regional Semifinals

Elder, which played its most complete game of the season in last Friday’s first round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Tournament, will attempt to put forth a similar effort when it meets Lakota East for the first time in school history in the Division I, Region 4 semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday at Mason High School’s Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium.

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Moeller Soccer Extends Streak, Heads To Semis: Crusaders Beat Turpin In Regional Final To Earn First State Berth

Moeller Soccer Extends Streak, Heads To Semis: Crusaders Beat Turpin In Regional Final To Earn First State Berth

Moeller continued its improbable scoreless postseason run Saturday afternoon, this time shutting out Turpin, 3-0, at Lakota East High School to win the championship of the Division I Southwest Region 4 in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys’ Soccer Tournament.  The shutout was the sixth straight in the state playoffs and No. 14 in just 22 games this season (a school Record) for the Crusaders, who also posted victory No. 18 in the process, tying the record for most wins in a season set by the  Crusaders’ 1994 team. 

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Moeller One Win From DI Soccer Final Four; Crusaders Look To Extend Postseason Scoreless Streak

Moeller One Win From DI Soccer Final Four; Crusaders Look To Extend Postseason Scoreless Streak

Moeller High School has won multiple state championships in a variety of sports, including football, baseball, basketball and volleyball to name a few.  The Crusaders are the defending Division I state champs in basketball and volleyball, winning both titles during the 2017-18 academic year.  But today, Moeller will attempt to do something its soccer program has yet to accomplish – earn a trip to the Di Final Four when they oppose Turpin in in the DI regional final at 3 p.m. at Lakota East High School.  The two teams enter the match with a combined 33-2-6 record. 

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Elder Wins Rematch With Moeller In FB Playoffs; St. Xavier Can’t Find Magic This Time In Matchup With Colerain

Elder Wins Rematch With Moeller In FB Playoffs; St. Xavier Can’t Find Magic This Time In Matchup With Colerain

Senior quarterback Michael Bittner accounted for nearly 250 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, and the Elder defense played perhaps its best game of the season to lead the Panthers to a 35-0 victory against Greater Catholic League South Division regular-season champion Moeller in the opening round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Tournament on another cold and rainy Friday night at The Pit in Price Hill. 

St. Xavier, the third GCL South team to earn a postseason berth, was unable to recreate the magic of two years ago – when the Bombers entered the playoffs at 5-5 and became the first team in Ohio high school football history to go on and win a state championship after finishing with a .500 record.  St. Xavier took an early 2-0 lead in its state playoff opener, only to see top-ranked and undefeated Colerain reel off 35 unanswered points in a 35-9 Cardinals’ win Friday at Colerain High School in what has become an annual postseason meeting between the two schools. 

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