St. Xavier Triathlon Club Team Evolved to 2019 National Champion in Four Years

St. Xavier Triathlon Club Team Evolved to 2019 National Champion in Four Years

St. Xavier High School’s triathlon team grew from an idea, to a vision, to a club, to a national championship in less than four years.

The Bombers claimed the 2019 independent club high school national championship on April 5 in Tempe, Arizona. This was the first year such a division existed, and St. Xavier can forever claim its title as the first even independent high school national champions. 

“They started announcing teams and the next thing you know, we heard our name and it was immediate euphoria. It was pretty cool,” said Jim Murphy Jr.,  the program’s founder and director. 

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Moeller, St. Xavier Play First-Ever High School Lacrosse Game at Nippert Stadium

Moeller, St. Xavier Play First-Ever High School Lacrosse Game at Nippert Stadium

Football was first played on Carson Field at the University of Cincinnati in 1901. By 1924 the field was part of Nippert Stadium, named for Jimmy Nippert, James Gamble's grandson who had passed from a football injury the prior year.

Since then, the facility's been renovated several times and has hosted the University of Cincinnati's football Bearcats, the American Football League Cincinnati Bengals at their start, a few 1970s rock concerts, countless frisbee and softball games, FC Cincinnati, memorable high school football games and some UC women's lacrosse.

Friday night, April 5, was a first for "The Nipp" as Moeller and St. Xavier played the inaugural high school lacrosse game on the latest version of turf. The Crusaders won the first OHSAA Division I state title in 2017 and the Bombers won the hardware last season.

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An Inside Look at Moeller's State Basketball Championship Weekend

An Inside Look at Moeller's State Basketball Championship Weekend

WCPO high school sports reporter Mike Dyer received behind-the-scenes access to the Moeller basketball team during the state tournament this past weekend in Columbus. Here's a peek into the weekend, which saw the Crusaders (29-0) win their fifth Division I state basketball title.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Moeller basketball coach Carl Kremer finished breakfast and walked to the front of the Lindberg Room inside the Hilton Garden Inn mid-Saturday morning with a purpose.

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Glory Days: Elder Baseball Celebrated Stretch of State Titles in Late 50s

Glory Days: Elder Baseball Celebrated Stretch of State Titles in Late 50s

Elder High School fans take great pride in the school’s rich baseball tradition, which includes at least one state championship in each of seven consecutive decades, the 1940s through the 2000s.

That streak reached its peak in the second half of the 1950s, when the Panthers captured four big-school division titles in five seasons, including three straight from 1958 through 1960.

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Elder High School Captures its First District Bowling Championship

Elder High School Captures its First District Bowling Championship

The Elder High School bowling team was still on cloud nine early Thursday afternoon after winning the program’s first-ever district title Wednesday.

Wednesday's tournament at Beaver Vu Bowl in Beavercreek was the first district title since the Elder program started during the 2000-01 school year. This is the Panthers’ third state tournament appearance after being there in 2007 and ’08.

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