Chad O’Shea wants some Tiger Sports News and Notes
The picture above is of Former Tiger Football Coach Mike Glaser in the huddle with a bunch of Former Tigers. One of those guys, the quarterback to Coach Glaser’s left, just punched a ticket to the Super Bowl as the Wide Receiver’s Coach of the New England Patriots. Chad O’Shea played for the Tigers a few years ago now, but will represent his alma mater on the grandest of stages in two weeks!
We are all Patriots fans because if we’re lucky, he may bring that Lombardi Trophy back to Tiger Tech and put it right next to the the Shillelagh which would be one of the most epic meeting of two trophies ever to happen.
On to the news and notes from an eventful weekend in Tiger Land…
- The Tiger Wrestling team comes in at No. 3 in the latest KentuckyWrestling.com Rankings. They trail the defending state champions, Union County, and Trinity. Dominic Lampe is currently ranked the No. 1 wrestler in the state in the 170 lbs. weight class.
- In other winter sports rankings, Tiger Basketball is ranked No. 5 in Region 7 this week’s Litkenhous Ratings. They sit behind Central, Manual, Ballard and Trinity. It’s going to be an exciting next couple of months as the Tigers make their push for a trip to Rupp Arena for the Sweet Sixteen.
- Justin Thomas is doing his thing, but now with the big boys. The Former Tiger dropped a four round score of a 12-under-par 268. Thomas said I’m here to play with an impressive opening two rounds shooting a 67 in the first and a 61 in the second. A 70 was his score for the final two rounds and ended up with a Top 10 finish, finishing 11 strokes off the winner at the Sony Open. No picture was taken, but we think he walked out of there with one of those big checks like Happy Gilmore always requested.
- A couple of Tiger Baseball guys participated in a KY College Prospect Showcase in Louisville put on by our friends over at Prep Baseball Report. Grant Wessling (83 mph) and Brian O’Neil (82 mph) walked out of there with the two top pitcher velocities at the event. Looks like there’s going to be some heat being thrown off the mound this spring at Mueller Field.
That all happened in one weekend? Yea, things are going strong now in the sports world here at St. Xavier. What’s happening this week? Thought you’d never ask!
Freshman and JV Tiger Basketball are in action today against Central Hardin on the road. Those games both have already begun while you’re reading this. They both continue a busy week as they play again tomorrow against Fairdale, but at home this time in the Wills Center. Freshman will tip at 4:30 PM and JV at 6:00 PM. But wait! There’s more! Varsity will play the nightcap at 7:30 PM against the Bulldogs of Fairdale live from the Wills Center!
Tiger Swimming and Diving host the Manual Crimsons because they don’t have a pool, but that will get underway at 6:15 PM on Wednesday.
Tiger Hockey gets back on the ice on Thursday at 7:30 PM at the Lexington Ice Center. Who’s road tripping?
A Tiger Basketball triple-header rounds out this week on Friday when the Tigers travel to Seneca High School, the home of the fighting Red Hawks. We’ll see how much fight they have as they take on the Freshman, JV and Varsity teams of Tiger Tech.
Ok, you can’t get enough action? Tiger Sports will spill over into the weekend as Tiger Bowling participates in the City Tournament at Dixie Bowl, Archery travels all the way to Atherton (that’s only an exit away down Watterson) to out shoot the Rebels, Hunger Games style. Just kidding. Coach Kraeszig and the Tiger Wrestlers go to South Oldham to WRASTLE in the Dragon Classic and Freshman and JV Tiger Basketball go to Lexington Catholic to play the Knights all before breakfast stops being served at McDonald’s. In the afternoon, Tiger Hockey plays that school from Shelbyville Rd. at Iceland and JV Wrestling finishes the day with the regional tournament at Moore.