Moeller Closes Weekend With State Volleyball Title; Crusaders Win Three Matches In Two Days To Emerge With Crown

Moeller Closes Weekend With State Volleyball Title; Crusaders Win Three Matches In Two Days To Emerge With Crown

It was another state championship weekend for the Greater Catholic League South Division.  Just one day after St. Xavier won the Division I state lacrosse title, Moeller capped what was a near-perfect season by winning its final two matches Sunday to win the Division I state crown at the Ohio High School Boys’ Volleyball Association State Tournament at Capital University in greater Columbus.  The Crusaders defeated Beavercreek in four sets in the semifinals in their first match yesterday, and then bested Hilliard Darby in straight sets in the title match later in the day.

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St. Xavier Captures DI State Lacrosse Championship; Bombers Beat St. Ignatius For Third Time This Spring By One Goal

St. Xavier Captures DI State Lacrosse Championship; Bombers Beat St. Ignatius For Third Time This Spring By One Goal

Based on the two regular-season matches between St. Xavier and Cleveland St. Ignatius, both decided by one goal, Saturday’s title match between the two schools in the Ohio High  School Athletic Association Lacrosse State Tournament  figured to be another instant classic.  And it certainly didn’t disappoint, as St. Xavier defeated its Northeast Ohio rival for the third time this spring by one goal, winning 10-9 at Ohio Wesleyan University Selby Stadium to earn St. Xavier its fourth state lacrosse title overall and first since the sport became an official OHSAA-sanctioned sport a year ago.

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St. Xavier Advances To DI Lacrosse Final; Bombers To Play Cleveland St. Ignatius In Title Match

St. Xavier Advances To DI Lacrosse Final; Bombers To Play Cleveland St. Ignatius In Title Match

St. Xavier moved to within one win Wednesday night of keeping the state lacrosse championship trophy in the Greater Catholic League South Division, waiting through a lengthy weather delay to ultimately emerge with an 18-8 victory over Worthington Kilbourne in the semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Lacrosse Tournament at Chaminade-Julieene in Dayton.  The victory moves the Bombers into the final match against Cleveland St. Ignatius, which defeated Dublin Coffman, 16-15, in overtime in the other semifinal at Wooster High School.

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Three GCL South Teams On To State VB Tourney; St. Xavier Defeats Elder In Epic Five-Set Match In Region Final

Three GCL South Teams On To State VB Tourney; St. Xavier Defeats Elder In Epic Five-Set Match In Region Final

The Greater Catholic League South Division certainly will be well represented at the Ohio High School Boys’ Volleyball Association State Tournament next week at Capital University in Greater Columbus, with three league members earning spots by winning regional finals Saturday at St. Xavier High School.  Moeller easily won its final in straight sets, La Salle came back after losing its first set to win three straight, while St. Xavier needed five sets to eventually emerge with a victory over league rival Elder in what definitely will be a match to remember, prevailing, 22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 32-34 and 15-9 to move on to the state tournament.

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St. Xavier Beats Defending Champ Moeller In Regional; Top-Seeded Bombers Advance To Division I Lacrosse Final Four

St. Xavier Beats Defending Champ Moeller In Regional; Top-Seeded Bombers Advance To Division I Lacrosse Final Four

A year ago, Moeller knocked off St. Xavier in the regional final of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Lacrosse Tournament as part of a 10-game winning streak that eventually led to the Crusaders winning the Division I state championship.  On Friday night at Mason High School, the same two teams met in the Region 4 title match again with a berth to state on the line, but this time it was No. 1 seed St. Xavier standing firm in a 17-5 victory to earn a trip to Columbus next week needing just two victories to keep the state title in the Greater Catholic League South Division.

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Moeller’s Streak Ends At 16 In Regional Baseball Final; Crusaders Rally Falls Just Short Against Mason Friday At UC

Moeller’s Streak Ends At 16 In Regional Baseball Final; Crusaders Rally Falls Just Short Against Mason Friday At UC

One day earlier, Moeller rallied from an early 2-0 deficit against Greater Catholic League rival Elder to emerge with a 3-2 victory in nine innings and earn a berth in the regional final of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Baseball Tournament.  And early Friday evening, the Crusaders found themselves in a similar position – trailing Mason, 3-0, after just two innings.  Once again, Moeller was able to rally back and make it 3-2 heading to the final three innings, but the Crusaders were unable to overtake the Comets and eventually fall by that score in the Cincinnati Region final at the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Stadium.

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GCL South Teams Finish Strong At District Track Moeller, St. X In Top Three At Mason ; Elder, La Salle 1-2 At WW

GCL South Teams Finish Strong At District Track  Moeller, St. X In Top Three At Mason ; Elder, La Salle 1-2 At WW

One week after finishing within four points of each other at the Greater Catholic League South Division Track & field Championships, Moeller and St. Xavier were at it again at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I District Meet held last week at Mason High School.  Moeller, which won its first GCL South championship since 2004, totaled 108 points to finish second behind Mason’s winning 114 team score in the final standings.  The Crusaders were just three points ahead of St. Xavier’s 105 after winding up four points better than the Bombers in the earlier GCL meet that came down to the final event.

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Elder-Moeller Meet In Regional Semifinals Today; GCL South Baseball Teams Just Two Wins Away From DI Final Four

Elder-Moeller Meet In Regional Semifinals Today; GCL South Baseball Teams Just Two Wins Away From DI Final Four

The Greater Catholic League South Division is assured that one of its baseball teams will be playing for a berth in the state semifinals next week in Columbus; the question is will it be Elder or Moeller advancing to Friday’s Division I Cincinnati Region final at the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Stadium.  That answer will be determined later this afternoon, following the fourth meeting this season between the league rivals.  First pitch is 2 p.m. at UC, to be followed by Centerville versus Mason in the second semifinal at 5.

The winners meet at 5 p.m. Friday at UC.

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GCL South Teams Open Regional Volleyball Play; Moeller, St. Xavier To Host Semifinals Tonight On Campus

GCL South Teams Open Regional Volleyball Play; Moeller, St. Xavier To Host Semifinals Tonight On Campus

All four Greater Catholic League South Division volleyball teams are in action tonight in the Ohio High School Boys’ Volleyball Association State Tournament, with South Region Division I semifinal games set to be held at Moeller and St. Xavier high schools.  Moeller (21-1), the No. 1 seed, opposes Fairfield in the first of two South #1 matches on its campus at 5 p.m. , followed by Loveland versus Oak Hills at 6:30.  No. 3 Elder (19-5) will oppose Milford in the first of two South #2 matches at 6 at St. Xavier, followed by the host and No. 2 seed St. Xavier (18-3) taking on Mason immediately following.

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Moeller, St. Xavier To Play In Lacrosse Region Final; Crusaders, Bombers Set For Rematch After Semifinal Wins Tuesday

Moeller, St. Xavier To Play In Lacrosse Region Final; Crusaders, Bombers Set For Rematch After Semifinal Wins Tuesday

A year ago, Moeller and St. Xavier met in the regional final of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Lacrosse Tournament – with Moeller emerging victorious and then going on to win the Division I state championship.  On Friday, the Greater Catholic League South Division rivals will meet again with a berth in the state’s Final Four on the line after both teams won their semifinal matches Tuesday night at their respective home facilities.  Moeller, the region’s No. 2 seed, defeated Springboro, 11-8, to advance, while St. Xavier – after waiting out multiple weather delays – got past Loveland, 17-6, to set up a rematch between the two Cincinnati prep powers.

The regional final is 7 p.m. at Mason High School.

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Moeller, Elder Win District Baseball Titles; Crusaders Streak At 15; Panthers Edge St. Xavier To Advance

Moeller, Elder Win District Baseball Titles; Crusaders Streak At 15; Panthers Edge St. Xavier To Advance

Moeller extended its winning streak to 15 with a 6-2 victory against Vandalia Butler in a district final of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I State Baseball Tournament Sunday afternoon at Hamilton High School.  Moeller will be joined in the regional semifinals by Greater Catholic League South Division colleague Elder, after the Panthers edged league rival St. Xavier, 5-4, at Princeton High School.  The result is a matchup between the two GCL South teams in Thursday’s regional semifinals.  First pitch is 2 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Stadium.

The second semifinal is Mason (24-5), winner of eight straight games including a 13-3 victory over Northmont in the district final Sunday at Princeton High School, against Centerville at 5.  Centerville (17-10) defeated Loveland, 4-1, on Monday at Hamilton in a game that started on Sunday, was suspended because of inclement weather and resumed in the bottom of the fifth inning and Centerville ahead, 2-1.  The Elks extended the lead to earn their first back-to-back district championships in program history.  Centerville has won six consecutive games. 

The regional championships is set for 5 p.m. Friday at UC.

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Moeller, St. Xavier Advance In State Lacrosse Tourney; GCL South Teams Post Victories, One Win Away From Region Final

Moeller, St. Xavier Advance In State Lacrosse Tourney; GCL South Teams Post Victories, One Win Away From Region Final

Defending state champion Moeller and No. 1 seed St. Xavier resumed their suspended matches Saturday morning and recorded victories in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Lacrosse Tournament to earn spots in the Division I, Region 4 semifinals Tuesday.  Moeller, which carried a 6-0 halftime advantage when its game against Mason was suspended because of inclement weather Friday night, finished with a 13-4 win over the Comets to advance.  St. Xavier, leading 2-0 in the first quarter against Lebanon when the match was suspended, went on to a 19-2 win against the Warriors to stay alive.

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District Baseball Games Now Both Moved To Sunday; Three GCL South Teams Must Wait Additional Day To Play Again

After attempting to move the Elder versus St. Xavier district final  back three hours, tournament officials decided that field conditions and intermittent rainfall was going to be too much to play the game today – opting instead to move the game to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Princeton High School.  The decision cane a few hours after organizers already had decided to move the Moeller-Vandalia Butler final scheduled for today to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Hamilton High School.

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Elder, St. Xavier District Final Moved To Later Start; Moeller Game Postponed, Moved To 2 P.M. Sunday At Hamilton

Tournament organizers have moved the start of today’s district final game between Greater Catholic South Division rivals Elder and St. Xavier back to 5 p.m. at Princeton High School to allow the field conditions to continue to improve.  First pitch was originally set for 2, with the winner advancing to next Thursday’s Division I regional semifinals in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Baseball Tournament.

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Moeller Joins Elder, St. Xavier In District Finals; Crusaders Extend Winning Streak To 14 Straight With Win

Moeller Joins Elder, St. Xavier In District Finals; Crusaders Extend Winning Streak To 14 Straight With Win

Moeller had to wait an extra day because of inclement weather, but the Crusaders joined Greater Catholic League South Division colleagues Elder and St. Xavier in advancing to the district finals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Baseball Tournament with a 5-1 victory against Kings on Friday evening at Foundation Field in Hamilton.  The victory extended Moeller’s winning streak to 14 games and earned the Crusaders a matchup with Vandalia Butler at 2 p.m. today at Hamilton High School in one of four Southwest District finals scheduled for today.

Today’s Butler-Moeller final was originally scheduled for an 11 a.m. start, but the time was moved back to accommodate the game having to be played Friday night instead of Thursday, which would have given the winner an off day in between the district semifinals and final.

League rivals Elder (20-8) and St. Xavier (17-9) will meet for the fourth time this spring at 2 p.m. at Princeton High School.  St. Xavier won two of three meetings during the regular season.  Loveland and Mason also have advanced to the district finals from Greater Cincinnati, but their games – originally scheduled for today – are on hold until the completion of two district semifinal games to determine their respective opponents.  The games between Beavercreek and Centerville and Northmont and Troy, postponed Friday, are scheduled to be played in a doubleheader tonight at Wright State University.


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Inclement Weather Puts Lacrosse Tourney On Hold; Moeller, St. Xavier Regional Games Set To Resume This Morning 

Inclement Weather Puts Lacrosse Tourney On Hold; Moeller, St. Xavier Regional Games Set To Resume This Morning 

Friday’s thunderstorms forced games involving Greater Catholic League South Division members Moeller and St. Xavier in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Lacrosse Tournament to be suspended and moved to this morning.  Defending DI state champion Moeller will resume its Region 4 quarterfinal game against Mason at 10 at Moeller High School with the Crusaders leading 6-0 at halftime.  St. Xavier, the region’s No. 1 seed, will resume its game against Lebanon at 11 this morning at St. Xavier High School with the Bombers holding a 2-0 lead in the first quarter.

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Elder, St. Xavier To Meet In DI District Final; Rain Forces Moeller To Wait A Day For Chance To Advance

Elder, St. Xavier To Meet In DI District Final; Rain Forces Moeller To Wait A Day For Chance To Advance

Elder and St. Xavier both posted victories Thursday night in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Baseball Tournament, setting up a meeting between the two Greater Catholic League South Division members to see which team will advance to next week’s Division I regional semifinals.  Moeller, the GCL South champion and third league team still alive in the postseason, had its game against Kings postponed because of inclement weather and will attempt to play again at 5 p.m. today at Foundation Field located on Front Street in Hamilton.

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Delany, Smith Lead Moeller To GCL Track Championship; Crusaders Hold Off Late St. Xavier Surge To Capture League Meet

Delany, Smith Lead Moeller To GCL Track Championship; Crusaders Hold Off Late St. Xavier Surge To Capture League Meet

Seniors Sean Delany and Ryan Smith were named the Greater Catholic League South Division Runner and Field Athlete of the Meet, respectively, while senior teammate Jack Lowry finished first in both the 800- and 1600-meter runs while senior Ben Bowers was second in the 1600 and 3200 running events  to help Moeller hold off St. Xavier and finish first in the 2018 GCL/GGCL Track & Field Championships that were held last Friday night at La Salle High School’s Lancer Stadium.  The GCL South meet title was Moeller’s first since 2004, when the Crusaders won their second straight GCL South meet.

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Moeller, St. Xavier Advance In Lacrosse Tournament; Defending State Champs, No. 1 Seed Move to Region 4 Quarters

Moeller, St. Xavier Advance In Lacrosse Tournament; Defending State Champs, No. 1 Seed Move to Region 4 Quarters

Defending state champion Moeller and St. Xavier, the No. 1 seed in Region 4, posted victories in the opening round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Lacrosse Tournament Tuesdaynight.  Moeller was the first Greater Catholic League South Division team to advance, posting a 23-3 win over Little Miami on its Kenwood campus early Tuesday evening.  St. Xavier, fresh off its first title in the Midwest Scholastic League Coaches Association Tournament in Columbus last weekend, advanced with a 23-1 win against Anderson.

Elder, the third GCL South team in action, fell to Lebanon, 13-6, on the road to end its season.  As a result of its win, Lebanon (12-5) will meet St. Xavier (14-3) at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Xavier Stadium.   Moeller (13-6), which put together a 10-game winning streak last season to claim the Division I state title, will host No. 5 Mason (11-7) in the regional quarterfinals at 6 tonight at Moeller.  Mason advanced with a 12-4 win against Kings on Tuesday night.  The two teams met during the regular season, with Moeller posting an 8-5 victory over the Comets on April 25 at Mason.

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GCL South Baseball Teams Ready For Next Challenge; Elder, Moeller And St. Xavier Set To Play Again In District Today

GCL South Baseball Teams Ready For Next Challenge; Elder, Moeller And St. Xavier Set To Play Again In District Today

Elder, Moeller and St. Xavier are all looking to stay alive in the postseason beetball tournament later today, when the three Greater Catholic League South Division teams face difficult tests in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament.  Elder meets West Clermont at Princeton High School, while Moeller travels to face Kings at Elder’s Panther Athletic Complex, and St. Xavier makes the trek to Hamilton High School to face Badin.  All three games begin at 5 p.m., with the winners advancing to the district semifinals.

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