March 26th, 2013

St. Xavier Notes

Staff Report

St. Xavier Notes
St. X and Trinity going at it / file photo

By: Mitchell Forde – The writer is a member of the Billy Reed Academy and will submit columns and features on a weekly basis or as needed.

Track and Field: The Tigers scored a huge victory in the Harry Greschel Invitational this past weekend. The Tigers avenged a second-place finish to North Hardin at the Mason-Dixon Games earlier this season as they beat the Trojans and everyone else in the field. Leading the way were Thomas Cave, who won the 800 and 1,600, Connor Sheryak, who won the 3,200 also placed second in the 5,000, and Zach McKendrick took second place in  the 110 and 300 hurdles. All of the relay teams excelled for the Tigers, especially the 4x1,600 team of Nick Reader, Derrick Muench, Sheryak and Cave, which took first place. The Tigers were also scheduled to have a dual meet against Trinity on Monday, but it was postponed to April 16. Next up, the team will travel to a competitive meet at the North Hardin Invitational on April 6.

Rugby: St. X dominated Trinity last Wednesday, with the A side crushing the Shamrocks 43-3 and the B side also winning, 12-5. The A side faces Highlands on Wednesday in a game that was rescheduled from Sunday and the B side faces Iroquois on Thursday.

Lacrosse: The Tigers kept their undefeated record intact after a busy week that included wins over Cincinnati St. Xavier and Hinsdale High School of Chicago. Last Wednesday the team easily dispatched Lexington Catholic 17-1. Then, on Friday, it overpowered Hinsdale 14-7 behind the play of Brad Schickel and Zack Riggs, who each had three goals. The week reached a climax with the Tigers’ thrilling comeback victory over Cincinnati St. X. The Tigers trailed the Bombers 6-3 in the second quarter, but from that point on they did not allow another goal as they went on to notch a 7-6 victory. This week, the team will put its undefeated record on the line against Manual on Wednesday, before traveling to a tournament in Virginia over spring break.

Baseball: The Tigers started off the week in dominant fashion with a 14-1 victory over Franklin County last Wednesday. On Saturday, the team lost 7-3 to Covington Catholic in the Lexington Catholic Tourney. The Tigers have plenty of opportunities to rebound in the coming weeks as they play Jeffersontown on Tuesday and North Bullitt on Wednesday. Then they will compete in a doubleheader Saturday against Scott County and Henderson County before a spree of games against Ohio high schools over spring break, which includes two games against Cincinnati St. Xavier and two games against Akron Firestone.

TennisSt. X competed in the DecoTurf Tennis National Championships this past weekend, finishing sixth of the 16 invited teams. The team defeated  Henry Clay and Deerfield (Ill.) by identical 7-2 scores but lost two hard-fought matches to Memphis University School and Gulliver Prep School of Florida, both by a score of 5-4. Still, the Tigers’ sixth-place finish was the highest of the three Kentucky schools entered in the tournament, and senior Sean Donohue was named to the tournament’s all-tourney team after defeating Alex Dublier of Henry Clay in straight sets and a come-from-behind victory over Marshall Sharp of Memphis University School. For the complete list of team and individual results from the tournament, click here. Over spring break, the team will face a busy schedule as it travels to St. Louis, Atlanta and Chattanooga, playing at least nine matches overall.

Volleyball: The team scored a gritty 3-1 victory over Trinity last Tuesday. Daniel Hunter led the way for the Tigers with 13 kills and delivered the winner in the fourth set to propel his team over a much more experienced Shamrocks squad. The Tigers have a break from competition before they face Cncinnati Moeller on April 16 in their last match before the state championship.

Bass fishing: The team has been on the water several times in the past week, getting a feel for Taylorsville Lake, where they will compete for the state championship April 7. The team has one more scheduled practice before that time and is looking to enter a few anglers in a separate tournament on Taylorsville on April 6 to prepare for regionals.

As always, visit the WSTX Sports and Xavier News Online websites to learn more about Tiger sports.



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