La Salle Finishes Second In OHSAA State Wrestling Duals: Lakewood St. Edward Edges Lancers By One Point In Title Match

La Salle Finishes Second In OHSAA State Wrestling Duals: Lakewood St. Edward Edges Lancers By One Point In Title Match

La Salle came within one point of becoming the first school from Southwest Ohio to win the Ohio High School Athletic Association  Division I Team State Wrestling Tournament held last Sunday at St. John Arena on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus.  The Lancers won their first two matches to make the final and, after winning the first five weight classes, appeared primed to capture the title.  That is, before perennial state wrestling power Lakewood St. Edward came alive to reel off wins in the next six weight classes and finish by winning seven of the final nine matches to record a 29-28 victory in the title match. 

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Moeller Perfect For Second Time In Three Seasons: Elder Defeats La Salle To Clinch Second Place In GCL South

Moeller Perfect For Second Time In Three Seasons: Elder Defeats La Salle To Clinch Second Place In GCL South

For the second time in three seasons, the Moeller basketball team will enter the Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys’ Basketball Tournament after completing a perfect regular season.  The Crusaders left little doubt on Friday night, outscoring St. Xavier, 19-1, in the second quarter on its way to a 63-27 victory in its final game this season at the Brisben Family Education Center on the school’s Kenwood campus to clinch a perfect regular season.  Two seasons ago, Moeller finished the regular season 22-0 and made it all the way to the state championship before suffering its only loss that season, 39-38, to Massillon Jackson. 

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Moeller One Win Away From Perfect Regular Season; St. Xavier Hits 13 Three-Pointers In Win; La Salle Hurt By Slow Start

Moeller One Win Away From Perfect Regular Season; St. Xavier Hits 13 Three-Pointers In Win; La Salle Hurt By Slow Start

Seniors Alex Pfriem and Miles McBride, who have consistently turned in solid performances all season long for the Moeller basketball team, did so again on Saturday – combining to score 30 points, grab 14 rebounds and dish out 10 assists to lead the Crusaders to a 54-36 victory against Purcell Marian at the Brisben Family Education Center on the school’s Kenwood campus.  The victory extended Moeller’s overall winning streaks to 40 games overall and 34 straight at home, while also moving the Crusaders to within one win of earning their second unbeaten regular season in the last three seasons. 

Greater Catholic League members St. Xavier and La Salle also played non-conference games last night, with the Bombers connecting on 14-of-31 three-point goals and scoring 24 or more points in each of the last three quarters to post a 92-66 win against Ponitz Career Technology Center from Dayton at the school’s Dick Berning Gymnasium.  Meanwhile, La Salle managed to score just one point in the first quarter and 11 by halftime to face an early deficit it could not overcome in an eventual 54-30 loss at Walnut Hills, a member of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. 

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Moeller Extends Streaks, Clinches GCL South Outright: Vogelpohl Leads Way On Senior Night In La Salle Win Over St. X

Moeller Extends Streaks, Clinches GCL South Outright: Vogelpohl Leads Way On Senior Night In La Salle Win Over St. X

Sophomore Logan Duncomb and senior Alex Pfriem scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, and Moeller overcame a slow start with a big second quarter on its way to a 59-32 win against Elder on Friday night at the Brisben Family Education Center in Kenwood.  The victory earned Moeller its third consecutive Greater Catholic League South Division championship outright,, and the Crusaders have won outright or shared the last seven league titles.  The win also extended Moeller’s overall winning streak to 39 games and was the Crusaders’ 33rd win in a row at home.                                                                                                                                

Moeller has now won 18 straight GCL South games. 

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Elder Continues Streak, Wins Fourth Straight: La Salle Notches Impressive Win Against Talented Chaminade-Julienne

Elder Continues Streak, Wins Fourth Straight: La Salle Notches Impressive Win Against Talented Chaminade-Julienne

It was a good Tuesday night on the basketball court for the two Greater Catholic League South Division schools in action.  Elder used a big fourth quarter, scoring 26 points in the final eight minutes, to break a tie and post a 61-52 victory at Springboro to extend the Panthers’ winning streak to four games and move Elder one game above .500 this season.  Meanwhile, La Salle got a team-high 15 points, including four three-point goals, from junior Jeff Queen to post a 57-50 win on Bill Cady Court against Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, which was the top-ranked Division II team a week ago in Ohio before losing to Moeller on Saturday night. 

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Deep, Talent-Rich La Salle Takes Aim At Duals Title: Lancers Enter As Tourney’s No. 1 Seed Off Regional Championship

Deep, Talent-Rich La Salle Takes Aim At Duals Title: Lancers Enter As Tourney’s No. 1 Seed Off Regional Championship

Led by a trio of senior wrestlers who each have won more than 100 matches in their careers, and a deep, talent-laden team coming off an impressive victory in the regional last weekend that has earned La Salle the No. 1 seed in the state tournament, the Lancers are hoping to become the first school from Southwest Ohio to bring home a state title Sunday when they represent the Greater Catholic League South Division and SW Ohio (along with Mason) in the eight-team Ohio High School Athletic Association Team Wrestling State Tournament at St. John Arena on The Ohio State University in Columbus. 

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Elder Successfully Defends GCL South Bowling Crown: Panthers Finish First In Last Quad To Edge La Salle In Standings

After starting the league season 4-3, Elder went on an 11-0 run to successfully defend its Greater Catholic League South Division championship.  It wasn’t until the final quad match of the season, held last Friday at Western Bowl, that the Panthers were able to edge out La Salle and win its second straight league title.  Elder and La Salle entered the match, held at the home lanes of the defending champion by virtue of a new league rule, with identical 12-3 records, the four league bowling teams met before a large crowd at the historic bowling lanes. 

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Moeller Beats C-J, Wins Matchup of State’s Top-Ranked Teams: St. Xavier Falls To GCL Co-Ed Bishop Fenwick On The Road Saturday Night

Moeller Beats C-J, Wins Matchup of State’s Top-Ranked Teams: St. Xavier Falls To GCL Co-Ed Bishop Fenwick On The Road Saturday Night

As it has done most games this season, Moeller got off to a fast start to take a double-digit lead after one quarter on its way to a tough 62-55 victory against Dayton Chaminade-Julienne in a  basketball game played early Saturday evening before at capacity crowd at C-J.  The game was a rare matchup between the top-ranked teams from the latest Associated Pressdivisional state polls and the leaders in the Greater Catholic League South Division and GCL Co-Ed North Division, respectively.  C-J trailed by 18 points in the first half but rallied in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to just five points twice in the final minute. 

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Big Third, Pfriem Lead Moeller To Win At La Salle; Balanced Scoring Paces Elder At St. X In Third Straight Victory

Big Third, Pfriem Lead Moeller To Win At La Salle; Balanced Scoring Paces Elder At St. X In Third Straight Victory

Senior Alec Pfriem scored a game-high 19 points while also grabbing seven rebounds and recording six assists to lead Moeller, which outscored La Salle, 24-7, in the third quarter to put the game away, to a 60-33 win Friday night at La Salle’s Bill Cady Court.  The win extended Moeller’s overall winning streak to 37 games dating back to December 2017, including 17 consecutive victories in the Greater Catholic League South Division to earn the Crusaders at least a share of their sixth straight league championship this season. 

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St. Xavier Continues Reign Over GCL DI Swimming; Bombers, Ursuline Academy Successfully Defend Respective Titles

St. Xavier Continues Reign Over GCL DI Swimming; Bombers, Ursuline Academy Successfully Defend Respective Titles

St. Xavier won all 11 events – eight individual and three relays – in the swimming portion of the 2019 GCL  & GGCL Division I Swimming and Diving Championships held Wednesday night at Keating Natatorium on the St. Xavier High School campus to continue its reign over the Greater Catholic South Division.  The AquaBombers, who are the 10-time defending DI state champions, have now won 74 league meets overall and 59 straight, as boys’ and girls’ league teams came inside from record-breaking temperatures and wind chill to put forth record-breaking performances of their own. 

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School’s Out, But Meet Is On As Scheduled Today; GCL & GGCL Division I Swimming And Diving Championships At St. Xavier 

School’s Out, But Meet Is On As Scheduled Today; GCL & GGCL Division I Swimming And Diving Championships At St. Xavier 

Frigid temperatures combined with record-low wind chill conditions have forced nearly all Greater Cincinnati schools to close today, including St. Xavier High School, but the 2019 GCL & GGCL Swimming and Diving Championships will be held as scheduled, with the swimming warm-ups set to begin at 4 p.m. at Keating Natatorium on the St. Xavier campus, followed by the competition at 5:10.  The diving portion of the meet was held Saturday at Sycamore High School. 

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Moeller, St. Xavier Record Non-Conference Victories; Crusaders Streak Now At 36; Kreimer Leads Bombers At Home

Moeller, St. Xavier Record Non-Conference Victories; Crusaders Streak Now At 36; Kreimer Leads Bombers At Home

Moeller and St. Xavier played non-conference basketball games Tuesday night, and both Greater Catholic League South Division members won by identical 60-42 scores.  Four of five starters scored in double figures as Moeller went on the road to Winton Woods and remained undefeated and extended its winning streak to 36 games in the process, while senior Jared Kreimer came off the Bombers’ bench to score a team-high 15 points, including three of his team’s eight three-point goals in a victory against GCL Co-Ed member Badin at Dick Berning Gymnasium. 

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Pfriem, McBride Lead Moeller To Yet Another Big Victory; La Salle Rallies Late To Post Road Victory Over Oak Hills Saturday

Pfriem, McBride Lead Moeller To Yet Another Big Victory; La Salle Rallies Late To Post Road Victory Over Oak Hills Saturday

Seniors Alec Pfriem and Miles McBride combined to score more than half of their team’s points, helping Moeller jump out to a 25-8 lead after the first quarter and collectively shoot better than 55 percent on its way to a convincing 74-42 non-conference win against a good Springfield team early Saturday evening at the Brisben Family Education Center on Moeller’s Montgomery Road campus.  The win extended Moeller’s overall winning streak to 35 games.  The Crusaders have  now won 32 consecutive games at home dating back to the 2015-16 season. 

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Moeller Extends Streaks With Road Win At St. Xavier; Bittner, Cluxton Lead Elder To Thrilling Late Victory At La Salle

Moeller Extends Streaks With Road Win At St. Xavier; Bittner, Cluxton Lead Elder To Thrilling Late Victory At La Salle

It was business as usual for Moeller in its Greater Catholic League South Division game at St. Xavier’s Dick Berning Gymnasium on Friday night, as the top-ranked Crusaders combined balanced scoring (five players with eight or more points) with stingy defense (limiting St. Xavier to just 14 field goals and 28 percent shooting) to record a 62-37 victory to remain undefeated while extending its winning streaks to 34 consecutive games overall and 16 straight in the GCL South.  The Crusaders are one GCL South win away from earning at least a share of their sixth straight league championship. 

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Elder Wins Neighborhood Rivalry Game Against Oak Hills: Torrid Shooting, Balanced Scoring Paces La Salle To Win At Hamilton

Elder Wins Neighborhood Rivalry Game Against Oak Hills: Torrid Shooting, Balanced Scoring Paces La Salle To Win At Hamilton

It was a good night for Elder and La Salle on Tuesday, as the Greater Catholic League South Division members stepped out of league play to post basketball victories against two teams from the Greater Miami Conference.  Senior guard Aidan Byrne scored a team-high 14 points, and Elder outscored Oak Hills, 27-17, in the second half to post a 45-31 win against its West-side rival before a sold-out crowd at The Pit in Price Hill. 

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St. Xavier Wins SW Ohio Swimming & Diving Classic, Again; AquaBombers Open New Year With Title In Larry Lyons Invitational

St. Xavier Wins SW Ohio Swimming & Diving Classic, Again; AquaBombers Open New Year With Title In Larry Lyons Invitational

The Long Blue Line is how St. Xavier High School affectionately refers to its swimming & diving program, recognizing a dominance in the sport like no other program has enjoyed through the years.  And, the start of a new year has done nothing to squelch the continued success of the AquaBombers, as St. Xavier just captured another championship in the 2019 Southwest Ohio Swimming & Diving Classic held this past at various sites throughout the region.  St. Xavier continued its dominance of the event, earning a team score of 738 to finish ahead of Sycamore (441) and Mason (312) in the boys’ competition. 

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St. Xavier Defeats Beavercreek In Lone Monday Game: Thomas Paces Balanced Bombers’ Scoring In Second Straight win

St. Xavier Defeats Beavercreek In Lone Monday Game: Thomas Paces Balanced Bombers’ Scoring In Second Straight win

St. Xavier was the only Greater Catholic League South Division basketball team in action Monday night, and the Bombers got a 12-point, six-rebound effort from junior forward Hank Thomas to pace balanced scoring and help earn their second straight victory with a 48-41 win over Beavercreek at St. Xavier’s Dick Berning Gymnasium.  The victory followed up the Bombers’ 27-point output in the fourth quarter Friday to snap a tie and post a 55-45 win against defending Kentucky state champion Covington Catholic on the road. 

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Moeller, La Salle Post Victories In Inaugural King Classic: Crusaders’ Winning Streak At 33; Lancers Have Won Five Of Last Six

Moeller, La Salle Post Victories In Inaugural King Classic: Crusaders’ Winning Streak At 33; Lancers Have Won Five Of Last Six

It was a good day for Greater Catholic League South Division basketball teams participating in the inaugural Midwest King Classic Sunday at Middletown High School’s Wade E. Miller Arena.  La Salle played the second of four games on Jerry Lucas Court, got off to a good start and increased the lead every quarter in a 60-48 win against Thurgood Marshall.   Top-ranked Moeller trailed at halftime for the first time this season, but came on behind solid shooting and defensive pressure to outscore Lakota East, 37-26, in the second half to remain unbeaten with a 61-53 victory in the day’s final game between Greater Catholic League South Division and Greater Miami Conference leaders. 

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Elder Falls To Covington Catholic In King Classic: La Salle, Moeller To Play In Inaugural Hoops Showcase Sunday

Elder Falls To Covington Catholic In King Classic: La Salle, Moeller To Play In Inaugural Hoops Showcase Sunday

Less than 24 hours after giving Ohio Division I defending state champion Moeller all it could handle in a Greater Catholic League South Division game, Elder faced defending Kentucky state champion Covington Catholic in the opening game of the inaugural Midwest King Classic Saturday afternoon at Middletown High School’s Wade E. Miller Arena.  The game, originally scheduled for a 6:15 p.m. start, was moved up to 2 in an attempt to avoid the impending winter storm that is projected to dump heavy snow in the region tonight through Sunday morning and create hazardous driving conditions. 

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Tonight’s La Salle-Walnut Hills Hoops Game Postponed; Lancers, Moeller Set To Participate In Inaugural King Classic Sunday

Tonight’s La Salle-Walnut Hills Hoops Game Postponed; Lancers, Moeller Set To Participate In Inaugural King Classic Sunday

La Salle’s non-conference basketball game, originally scheduled for a 7:30 tipoff tonight for the varsity at Walnut Hills, has been postponed because of the Winter Storm Warning issued for the region.  Projections are for heavy snow to begin early evening and continue overnight, with temperatures dropping considerably during the period as well.  No make-up date has been announced for the game. 

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