Do you have extra furniture or decorative items you have collected over the years but no longer use or need?
We are partnering with our friends at Everything But The House to put a new spin on fundraising by auctioning items donated by you.
We are looking for donations of the following items: rare collectibles, furniture, designer handbags, rugs, jewelry, coins, tools, antiques, cars, and more (valued over $100).
March 27 - March 31: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April 1: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Development Office at St. Xavier High School (entrance on right side of building)
Proceeds from the EBTH online auction will benefit the 40% of St. Xavier High School students receiving tuition assistance, totaling more than $3.9 million for the 2016-2017 school year.
Questions? Contact Missy Tranter at 513-618-3241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Xavier Varsity Lacrosse Bombers opened the 2017 season this week. They have their sights on capturing the first ever OHSAA State Lacrosse Div I Championship as the sport is in its first season as a sanctioned sport in the State of Ohio. Last year, the Bombers advanced to the OHSLA Regional Finals and fell in double overtime to the Loveland Tigers after winning the OHSLA Div I State Title in 2015. Revenge was on their minds on Wednesday night as the Tigers made another trip to Ballaban Field for a regular season game.
St. Xavier scored early and often as the Bombers got on the board only 22 seconds into the game when junior Duke Alf found the back of the cage. Just over a minute later, senior Joe Goslee scored to make it a 2-0 game. St. Xavier would score 5 more times and senior GK Zach Groene came up with some big saves, one with 2 seconds left, to make it a 7-0 advantage at the end of the 1st quarter. Alf converted his hat trick, 3rd goal of the game, when he scored with 10:41 left in the 2nd quarter to make it 8-0. He would score two more times in the quarter for his 4th and 5th goals of the game to lead the Bombers to an 11-1 lead at halftime. The 2nd half started with a Loveland goal to make it an 11-2 game but that was the closest the Tigers would get. Senior Josh Glaser responded with his 3rd goal of the game to make it 12-2 while junior Johnny Marrocco scored three goals in the quarter to lead the Bombers to a 16-2 advantage at the end of 3 quarters. With the running clock in place, the 4th quarter was low scoring but Alf found the back of the cage again with his 7th goal of the game and Marrocco also scored to record his 4th goal of the game. Senior Chad Adair got into the act with a goal of his own to cap the scoring for St. Xavier. Loveland did score with one minute remaining to narrow the margin of defeat. St. Xavier put the Regional Finals game behind them by winning 19-3 over the Tigers.
Alf led the way with his 7 goals while Marrocco recorded 4 goals and 2 assists. Glaser finished the game with 3 goals and 1 assist. Groene finished the game with at least 6 saves while the defense led by seniors Brady Stoll, Carl Grimm and Anthony Longi kept the Loveland offense quiet all night long.
On Monday night, the Bombers faced Milford at home to open the season and after a 40 minute lightning delay, St. Xavier dominated. Alf scored 7 goals in that game as well to lead the Bombers to a 22-5 victory.
With the win on Wednesday night, St. Xavier improves to 2-0 on the season and turns their sights to Thomas Worthington HS. They face the Cardinals at home on Saturday, March 25 at Noon with the JV game before at 10:00 am. Thomas Worthington finished the 2016 season at 8-12.
The Varsity Wrestling team entered the season with 4 seniors and 3 of those seniors qualified themselves for the OHSAA Division I District Meet by wrestling well at the Sectional Meet on Friday and Saturday at Hamilton HS.
Connor Yauss finished the regular season with a 35-6 record and was the 3rd seed in the 152 lbs weight class. He recieved a bye in the 1st round and then took down Jaden Love of Withrow with a pin in 1:16. In the semi-finals, he dropped a 9-8 decision to 2nd seeded Hunter Perdue of LaSalle. He bounced back in the consolation bracket as he took down Zach Taylor from Moeller with a 3-2 win. In the 3rd place match, he won a 3-1 decision over Amar Thomas from Fairfield. Yauss will wrestle Brett McIntosh of Harrison on Friday at Kettering Fairmont in the 1st Round of the District Meet in the 152 lbs weight class.
Aidan McCurren finished the regular season with a 9-8 record and was seeded 6th in the 170 lbs. weight class at the Sectional Meet. He received a bye in the 1st round and dropped the 2nd round match after being pinned in 3:04 by 3rd seeded Charles Sanders from Elder. McCurren recovered nicely in the consolation bracket as he took down Lazio Briceno-Lopez in 56 seconds by pin. He then pinned Jaycob Reynolds from Sycamore in 2:01 and the 5th seeded Aidan Bullard from Hamilton in 2:29 to qualify for the District Meet and advance to the 3rd place match. He finished in 4th after dropping the 3rd place match to Sanders in 2:15 pin. McCurren will wrestle Sebastian Beachler from Miamisburg in the 1st round of the 170 lbs weight class at the District Meet on Friday.
Paul Hulefeld finished the regular season with a 20-11 record and was seeded 4th in the 195 lbs weight class at the Sectional Meet. He received a bye in the 1st round and faced 5th seed Ryleigh Beckman in the second round. He dropped the match by a score of 13-4 but like his teammates came back in the consolation bracket. He pinned Mike Hakimov from Sycamore in 2:27, pinned Iran Love from Winton Woods in 27 seconds and pinned 3rd seeded Ivan Pace from Colerain in 3:48 to advance to the 3rd place match. He got a rematch against Beckman and flipped the script by winning by a score of 11-3 to finish 3rd. Hulefeld will wrestle Cameron Sauerwein of Harrison in the 1st round of the 195 lbs weight class in the District Meet on Friday.
As a team, St. Xavier scored 58 points to finish in 8th place out of 12 teams. Elder won the tournament with a score of 270.
The Varsity Basketball team looked to make it two wins in a row on Saturday night when they took on Lakota West at Hamilton HS in the 1st Round of the OHSAA Division I State Tournament. The Bombers entered the game as the #16 seed in the SW District and the Firebirds of Lakota West were the #25 seed. St. Xavier defeated Lakota West in the regular season by a score of 54-37 at Lakota West.
The 1st half was a defensive battle as Lakota West made their only field goal of the half 24 seconds into the game to take a 2-0 lead. St. Xavier responded with 6 straight points as junior Bobby Jefferson scored 4 points on two layups. The Firebirds converted a free throw before the end of the quarter and junior David Wassler scored on a layup before the buzzer to put St. Xavier ahead 8-3 at the end of the 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter was much of the same for the Firebirds as they only mustered 3 more points from the free throw line and shot 1 for 16 from the field for the half. The Bombers went 4 for 4 from the line in the 2nd quarter and senior Matthew Budde and Jefferson both scored in the paint to lead St. Xavier to a 16-6 lead at the half.
The 3rd quarter had more offense as each team scored more points in the quarter than they did in the whole first half. The Bombers opened their lead to 11 points when Stockman converted a layup to put St. Xavier ahead 22-11 after each team traded baskets for much of the start of the quarter. Lakota West answered with a 5-0 run to cut the lead to 6 points at 22-16 but Jefferson converted two free throws and senior Daniel Keyes scored on a layup to get the lead back to 10 points. After a three pointer by the Firebirds, Budde responded with a driving layup and a free throw after a foul was called on the made basket. Senior Pete Rumpke converted two free throws and the Bombers got a stop before junior Andrew Wittrock went coast to coast for a layup in 5 seconds to give St. Xavier a 33-22 lead heading to the final quarter. Keyes opened the 4th quarter with a three pointer and senior Gage Hammann converted a layup to give the Bombers their biggest lead of the game at 16 points. The Firebirds tried to fight back but could not get any closer than 9 points the rest of the way. St. Xavier shot 9 for 16 from the line in the quarter to seal the 51-40 win.
Jefferson led the Bombers with 11 points and 6 rebounds while Keyes and Budde each scored 7 points and each grabbed 2 rebounds. Stockman finished the game with 6 points as he went 4 for 5 from the line. Rumpke scored 4 points and grabbed 3 rebounds while Hammann had 4 points of his own and grabbed 4 rebounds.
With the win, St. Xavier advances to the 2nd round of the OHSAA State Tournament and will face the #4 seed Mason HS Comets at Lakota West HS on Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00 pm.
AquaBombers Ride Wave to 38th Championship
Following a remarkable performance at the District meet, head coach Tim Beerman and the staff made it quite clear that the final stage at State in Canton would require additional focus and effort. The athletes responded with the most dominant performance in Ohio high school swimming and diving history. St. Xavier, projected to score 388 points going into the event and 411 following prelims, continued to throw down one memorable swim after another. The final tally of 434 smashed the record set by the AquaBombers last year of 398. It marked the 38th crown for the program, 9th in a row and 18 in the last 19 years. The 38 is the most in any one OHSAA sport and places St. Xavier in a tie for OHSAA State Championships with 54.
Having qualified 32 opportunities to score at State, the team improved on that number by placing 34 performances on the scoreboard. The athletes improved their times from District at an 87% rate! Unraveling the meet certainly provided a highlight bonanza as the Blue and White won 8 of 12 events and set 5 State records. The eight 1st place swims ties the mark set by the vaunted 1973 St. X squad.
Grant House (SR), swam his way into the record books as he won the 200 Free – 1:34.59 (meet & school record – previously held by Olympic medalist Joe Hudepohl) and the 500 Free – 4:19.15 (meet, pool & school record – previously held by US National team member David Mosko). Joining his teammates in the 200 & 400 Free Relays, he garnered two more State and school records. His career culminated in the most State wins in Ohio history with 13 (8 individual & 5 relays). For his efforts in the 200 Free he was named Performer of the Meet, capturing the award for the second time. Head Coach Tim Beerman was named Coach of the Year.
But this was a total effort by athletes, coaches, family and support staff. Luke Sobolewski (SR) put on a show as well going a perfect 4 for 4. He raced to individual wins in the 100 Fly – 48.30 and 100 Back – 48.23 and was part of the 200 Medley Relay – 1:29.66 (meet & school record) and 400 Free Relay – 2:58.13 (meet & school record) Sobolewski’s wins for his state triumphs moved to 7 (3 individual & 4 relays).
Also joining the 4 for 4 club was Nick Perera (JR) who outdistanced the field in the 200 IM and was part of all three record setting relays including the 200 Free Relay – 1:21.44 (meet & school record). Perera now has 5 State wins on his resume. Fellow junior Justin Grender notched 3 victories as he was part of all three relays and also has 5 State gold medals. Senior captain Charles Leibson climbed on the podium twice as part of the 200 Medley & 200 Free Relays. His importance is reflected in the four State titles he earned at Canton in his career.
As is the case in recent years, the team’s performances have National implications. All the achievements listed above qualified for automatic All American status. The following also move on to the higher level of interscholastic athletics:
Gordon Wheeler 200 FREE – 1:38.45 Automatic All American
Charles Leibson 200 IM – 1:48.72 Automatic All American
100 FREE – 45.73 Consideration All American
Christian Imbus 500 FREE – 4:29.90 Consideration All American
Sam Fallon 500 FREE 4:33.10 Consideration All American
Blake Brockman 100 BREAST – 57.00 Consideration All American
Luke VanGorp 100 BREAST – 57:21 Consideration All American
National team titles (National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Associates and Swimming World Magazine) will not be finalized until California and other states wrap up championship events in May.
While the story in the pool was compelling, the excitement and support in the stands and on deck was unparalleled. Fellow swimmers and divers joined by family, friends, administrators, fans and coaches provided an atmosphere that fed the 2016-2017 Ohio State Champions from St. Xavier High School.