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EXPYS Voting – Friday, August 5th Update

 

2015 EXPYS

 

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Leader: Connor Holden (44%)
The Pack: Brewer Cahalan (17%), Joey Mackin (9%), and Trent Ennenbach (7%)

Best Team 
The Leader: Baseball (40%)
The Pack: Cross Country (25%) , Swimming and Diving (16%) , and Lacrosse (5%)

Best Championship Performance 
The Leader: Connor Holden’s shutout in the state title game (47%)
The Pack: Sam Mudd and Cam Scheler’s back-to-back walk-offs (23%) , Cross Country places all seven of their runners in the top 11 finishers (11%), and Keefer Barnum breaks the 100 yard breaststroke state record (8%)

Best Game 
The Leader: Mudd’s walk-off vs. West Jessamine (39%)
The Pack: Matthew Thomas winning the Dream Mile (23%), Basketball’s District Championship vs. Male (20%), and Football’s win over Bowling Green (4%)

Tiger Pride Award 
The Leader: Baseball (30%)
The Pack: Basketball (19%), Cross Country (18%), and Swimming and Diving (7%)

Best Athlete 
The Leader: Connor McKim (29%)
The Pack: Matthew Thomas (24%), Adam Elliot (17%), Keefer Barnum (13%)

Best Coach 
The Leader: Coach Medley (35%)
The Pack: Coach Porta (24%) , Coach Larkin (16%) , and Coach Lancaster (8%)

Remember to vote everyday. If you want your favorite athlete/team to win an EXPY, you need to keep voting. You can vote once per hour everyday, so do that. Happy Voting!

This will be the final update for the 2016 EXPYS Awards until the winners are announced on Sunday.

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EXPYS Voting – Tuesday, August 2nd Update

 

2015 EXPYS

 

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Leader: Connor Holden (42%)
The Pack: Brewer Cahalan (18%), Joey Mackin (10%), and Trent Ennenbach (8%)
Breakdown: Connor Holden running away in the voting, leading 2nd by 203 votes. Cahalan leads over Mackin by 70 votes. Ennenbach trails by 14 votes.

Best Team 
The Leader: Baseball (41%)
The Pack: Cross Country (25%) , Swimming and Diving (14%) , and Lacrosse (6%)
Breakdown: Baseball still leads over Cross Country by 54 votes. Swimming and Diving trails 2nd by 34 votes. Lacrosse trailing by 28 votes.

Best Championship Performance 
The Leader: Connor Holden’s shutout in the state title game (47%)
The Pack: Sam Mudd and Cam Scheler’s back-to-back walk-offs (25%) , Cross Country places all seven of their runners in the top 11 finishers (10%), and Keefer Barnum breaks the 100 yard breaststroke state record (6%)
Breakdown: Connor Holden holds his second monster lead, this time by 148 votes. Cross country trails the Mudd-Scheler duo by 107 votes. Barnum trails 3rd by 26 votes.

Best Game 
The Leader: Mudd’s walk-off vs. West Jessamine (40%)
The Pack: Matthew Thomas winning the Dream Mile (23%), Basketball’s District Championship vs. Male (19%), and Football’s win over Bowling Green (4%)
Breakdown: Mudd’s walk-off stays steady, leading by 89 votes. Basketball’s District Championship trails Matthew Thomas by only 20 votes. The Bowling Green Game trails by 76 votes.

Tiger Pride Award 
The Leader: Baseball (30%)
The Pack: Cross Country (17%), Basketball (16%), and Swimming and Diving (7%)
Breakdown: Baseball still in control, leading Cross Country by 50 votes. Basketball has narrowed Cross Country’s lead for second, only trailing by 4 votes. Swimming and Diving trails by 35 votes.

Best Athlete 
The Leader: Connor McKim (28%)
The Pack: Matthew Thomas (23%), Adam Elliot (17%), Keefer Barnum (12%)
Breakdown: McKim keeps his lead over Thomas by 26 votes. Elliot trails by 32 votes and leads Barnum by 27 votes.

Best Coach 
The Leader: Coach Medley (32%)
The Pack: Coach Porta (26%) , Coach Larkin (17%) , and Coach Lancaster (9%)
Breakdown: After taking the lead last week, Coach Medley has now increased his lead to 19 votes. Larkin trails Porta by 29 votes. Coach Lancaster trails 3rd by 25 votes.

Remember to vote everyday. If you want your favorite athlete/team to win an EXPY, you need to keep voting. You can vote once per hour everyday, so do that. Happy Voting!

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EXPYS Voting – Friday, July 29th Update

2015 EXPYS

The 2016 EXPYS Awards have been open for six days now. Many teams and athletes have been taken firm control of their respective categories. However, there have been some, in my opinion, unexpected shifts in the leaderboard. With over a week left, there are sure to be more changes, and I am excited to see how they play out.

Without further a due, here is our 2nd Update for the 2016 EXPYS Awards!

Best Breakthrough Athlete

The Leader: Connor Holden (37%)
The Pack: Brewer Cahalan (23%) , Joey Mackin (12%) , Trent Ennenbach (8%)
Breakdown: Connor Holden increases his lead to 84 votes. Brewer Cahalan has made a huge jump in the voting, now leading Mackin by 67 votes. Ennenbach remains in fourth by 20 votes.

Best Team 
The Leader: Baseball (41%)
The Pack: Cross Country (24%) , Swimming and Diving (10%) , Golf (7%) , and Lacrosse (7%)
Breakdown: Baseball is in the lead by 35 votes. Cross Country has stayed steady, leading the new third place competitor by 19 votes after the Swimming and Diving Team jumped Tiger Golf.

Best Championship Performance 
The Leader: Connor Holden’s shutout in the state title game (45%)
The Pack: Sam Mudd and Cam Scheler’s back-to-back walk-offs (29%) , Cross Country places all seven of their runners in the top 11 finishers (8%) , Keefer Barnum breaks the 100 yard breaststroke state record (6%)
Breakdown: Connor Holden maintains the lead for his second award, leading by over 70 votes. The Cross Country team has replaced Keefer Barnum for third, leading Barnum by a slim eight votes.

Best Game 
The Leader: Mudd’s walk-off vs. West Jessamine (37%)
The Pack: Matthew Thomas winning the Dream Mile (20%) , Basketball’s District Championship vs. Male (20%) , and Football’s win over Bowling Green (5%)
Breakdown: Mudd’s walk-off is in first place by over 50 votes. Matthew Thomas has surged into second place, now leading the District Championship vs. Male by only one vote. Football falling far behind, trailing third by 45 votes.

Tiger Pride Award 
The Leader: Baseball (28%)
The Pack: Cross Country (15%) , Basketball (15%) , and Football (8%)
Breakdown: Baseball still continues to dominate the polls, leading by 33 votes. The Cross Country guys are really showing out, surging in another category. They are now TIED with the Basketball team. Football trails both by 18 votes.

Best Athlete 
The Leader: Connor McKim (29%)
The Pack: Matthew Thomas (19%), Adam Elliot (17%), Keefer Barnum (12%), and Caleb Grimes (10%)
Breakdown: McKim retains the lead for first, leading Thomas by over 40 votes. Elliot trails by ten votes. Barnum beginning to separate himself from Grimes.

Best Coach 
The Leader: Coach Medley (27%)
The Pack: Coach Porta (26%) , Coach Larkin (15%) , and Coach Lancaster (11%)
Breakdown: This is the first lead change in the 2016 EXPYS Awards. Medley now leads Porta by one vote. Larkin trails by 21 votes, and Lancaster by eight votes.

Remember to vote everyday. If you want your favorite athlete/team to win an EXPY, you need to keep voting. You can vote once per hour everyday, so do that. Happy Voting!

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EXPYS Voting – Tuesday, July 26th Update

 

2015 EXPYS

The EXPYS have been open for two days now, and we are starting to see some of the early favorites in voting so far. Athletes and teams have already taken the lead in their respective categories and have tried to put space between those in the hunt.

As a reminder, every Tuesday and Friday we will be giving updates on the voting results. A brief breakdown of every category will be included, as well. Next week, more extensive rundowns will be given on each category, so make sure to check our site or Twitter for updates.

Also, we have been told that people are having trouble voting from their phones, so to fix that, we will be moving all of the voting to the home page for the 2016 EXPYS. The past winners will be moved to its own separate page under the 2016 EXPYS tab. This way, you will not have to switch between pages to vote for each category. I hope this adjustment solves the problem.

Now, here is our 1st Update for the 2016 EXPYS Awards!

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Leader: Connor Holden (41%)
The Pack: Joey Mackin (23%), Brewer Cahalan (18%), and Trent Ennenbach (4%)
Breakdown: Connor Holden takes a sizable lead after the first two days of voting, leading Mackin by 41 votes. Cahalan trails Mackin by 15 votes. Large gap vote gap after 3rd place, and the rest of the nominees.

Best Team 
The Leader: Baseball (46%)
The Pack: Cross Country (18%) , Golf (10%) , Swimming and Diving (7%) , and Lacrosse (7%)
Breakdown: Baseball controlling the polls early, with 2nd place trailing by over 20 votes. Golf is in the hunt for second, trailing by 7 votes.

Best Championship Performance 
The Leader: Connor Holden’s shutout in the state title game (48%)
The Pack: Sam Mudd and Cam Scheler’s back-to-back walk-offs (32%) , Keefer Barnum breaks the 100 yard breaststroke state record (6%) , Cross Country places all seven of their runners in the top 11 finishers (5%)
Breakdown: Connor Holden in the lead for his second Award, taking almost half of the votes. The joint performances of Mudd and Scheler are 27 votes back. The gap between 2nd place and Keefer Barnum’s breaststroke state record is over 40 votes.

Best Game 
The Leader: Mudd’s walk-off vs. West Jessamine (33%)
The Pack: Basketball’s District Championship vs. Male (25%), Matthew Thomas winning the Dream Mile (19%) , and Football’s win over Bowling Green (11%)
Breakdown: Mudd’s walk-off leads the District Championship vs. Male by only nine votes. Thomas winning the Dream Mile trails only by six votes, and then leads over the Bowling Green game by eight votes.

Tiger Pride Award 
The Leader: Baseball (33%)
The Pack: Basketball (16%), Football (11%) , and Cross Country (9%)
Breakdown: Baseball takes the lead in yet another category, ahead of Tiger Basketball by thirteen votes. Football trails in 3rd place only by four votes, and that gap lessens to two for Cross Country

Best Athlete 
The Leader: Connor McKim (30%)
The Pack: Matthew Thomas (17%), Adam Elliot (14%), Keefer Barnum (13%), and Caleb Grimes (13%)
Breakdown: Tiger Nation favorite Connor McKim jumps out to an early lead over Matthew Thomas by 20 votes. Elliot is behind by only four votes. Barnum and Grimes are tied, and they only trail Elliot by two votes.

Best Coach 
The Leader: Coach Porta (34%)
The Pack: Coach Medley (21%) , Coach Larkin (15%) , and Coach Lancaster (13%)
Breakdown: As of now, this is the tightest race for a 2016 EXPY Award. Porta only leads Medley by nine votes. The two-time reigning champion Larkin is in 3rd place by four votes. He leads Lancaster by a count of one vote.

Remember to vote everyday. If you want your favorite athlete/team to win an EXPY, you need to keep voting. You can vote once per hour everyday, so do that. Happy Voting!

Go Tigers!

 

 

 

 

 

Fan Voting to Begin as 2016 EXPY Nominees are Announced

The EXPY Awards

For the third year, WSTX Sports will hold its Fan Voting for the 2016 EXPY Awards! Tiger Sports fans will be able to cast their vote for their favorite players, coaches, games, and more online at WSTXSports.com. Voting will begin today and last until August 7th when the winners are announced.

The EXPYS will recognize top Tiger Athletes, Teams. and Coaches and commemorate the past year in Tiger Sports by recognizing major Tiger Sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2016 EXPYS will recognize best-in-sport winners, such as “Best Team” or “Best Athlete” that pit nominees from different sports against each other.

This year two past winners from 2014 and 2015 are making a run at a third straight EXPY award. The Tiger Football Team looks to win “Best Game” once more after winning for the past two years. Also, Coach Todd Larkin of the Swimming and Diving Team looks to win the “Best Coach” Award for a third straight year.

After tying our own record for state championships in a single year (9), the “Best Team” Award looks out to be a heated race. Early favorites will include: Tiger Golf who won the state championship in record setting fashion, Tiger Swimming and Diving winning a 28th consecutive title, and Tiger Baseball winning their 2nd title in three years on an incredible postseason run.

The next two weeks will surely be exciting as we get to take a look back at the 2015-2016 year in Tiger Sports. We encourage all of the Tiger Nation to go out and vote at WSTXSports.com/expys . You will be able to vote once every hour. Updates will be posted every Tuesday and Friday over the voting period. We cannot wait to see who comes out on top this year for the coveted EXPY Awards. Winners will be announced via Twitter on August 7th. Get Voting!

 

 

EXPYS Voting – Wednesday, July 1st Update

2015 EXPYS

The EXPYs have been public for five days now. Since then, athletes have taken the lead in their respective categories and teams have tried to put space between the others in the Tiger Pride Award and the Best Team category.

Every Sunday and Wednesday, we will update you on the voting and give you a brief rundown on the category.

With out further a due, here is the Wednesday, July 1st update.

Tiger Pride Award
Leader: Tiger Football (20%)
The Pack: Tiger Baseball (11%), Tiger Soccer (10%) and Tiger Swimming and Diving (10%)
Breakdown: Tiger Football is up by 40 votes on Tiger Baseball. Tiger Baseball leads that pack, but is only up by 2 votes on Tiger Soccer and 3 votes on Tiger Swimming and Diving.

Best Athlete
Leader: Klayton Grimes (24%)
The Pack: Nathan Haddad (15%), Keaton Byrd (11%) and J.D. Mundt (11%)
Breakdown: Grimes takes the lead. Grimes has had a strong push these last couple of days, as he leads Haddad by 77 votes. Haddad sits comfortably in 2nd, as he leads Byrd by 44 votes.

Best Team
Frontrunner: Tiger Lacrosse (28%)
The Pack: Tiger Swimming and Diving (27%), Tiger Golf (13%) and Tiger Tennis (10%)
Breakdown: Tiger Lacrosse is still in the lead, but they only lead Tiger Swimming and Diving by one vote now. Tiger Golf is 15 votes off the lead.

Best Coach
Leader: Coach Larkin (35%)
The Pack: Coach Saylor (15%), Coach Gold (12%) and Coach Lancaster (12%)
Breakdown: Coach Larkin still leads as the Best Coach, as he is up by 71 votes. Coach Gold and Coach Lancaster are tied and down eight votes to Coach Saylor.

Best Game
Leader: Tiger Football vs. Trinity, Regular Season (41%)
The Pack: Tiger Soccer vs. Male, District Championship (10%), Tiger Baseball vs. Central Hardin, Regular Season (Adam Elliott Perfect Game) (9%) and Tiger Cross Country’s performance at the Lexington Catholic Invitational (8%).
Breakdown: The Tiger Football gave vs. Trinity remains in the lead, but their lead has shrunk a little. Tiger Cross Country’s performance at the Lexington Catholic Invitational jumps into the top four and is up by 1 vote over the Tiger Lacrosse vs. Trinity, KSLL State Semifinals.

Best Championship Performance
Leader: Jake Glass winning the Shot Put State Championship (32%)
The Pack: Tiger Track and Field’s 4×800 Relay Team setting a new school and state record, while winning the state championship (16%), Tiger Rugby defeating Trinity 26-0 to win the 2015 KY Rugby State Championship (9%) and Tiger Lacrosse defeating KCD to win the 2015 KSLL State Championship (9%).
Breakdown: Glass continues to extend his lead, and Tiger Track’s 4×800 meter relay team’s state record performance is extending its lead on 3rd place. Tiger Rugby’s win over Trinity in the State Championship jumped to 3rd, hopping over Tiger Lacrosse and Tiger Swimming and Diving.

Breakthrough Athlete of the Year
Leader: Logan Butler (20%)
The Pack: Konner Kraeszig (16%), Keefer Barnum (15%) and Adam Elliott (9%)
Breakdown: Butler remains in the lead, but Konner Kraezig is now moving in closely. Kraezig is 31 votes behind Butler. Kraezig jumped over Barnum this week and is up by 4 votes on Barnum.

Remember to vote everyday. If you want your favorite athlete/team to win an EXPY, you need to keep voting. You can vote once per hour everyday, so do that. Happy Voting!

Go Tigers!

EXPYS Voting – Monday, June 29th Update

2015 EXPYS

The EXPYs have been public for five days now. Since then, athletes have taken the lead in their respective categories and teams have tried to put space between the others in the Tiger Pride Award and the Best Team category.

Sorry for the delay in the voting update. From now on every Sunday and Wednesday, we will update you on the voting and give you a brief rundown on the category.

With out further a due, here is the Sunday, June 28th update.

Tiger Pride Award
Leader: Tiger Football – 24%
The Pack: Tiger Baseball (11%), Tiger Swimming and Diving (10%) and Tiger Soccer (9%)
Breakdown: Tiger Football has jumped out to an early lead. No surprise there if you see the views they bring to the site. They have a large fan base, and it’s showing early on in the voting. Tiger Baseball, Swimming and Diving and Soccer are within five votes of each, and it’s a very tight race. Tiger Baseball has brought there team to relevance. Tiger Swimming and Diving has won 27 straight State Championships. Tiger Soccer, like Football, has a large fan base, and the votes show that.

Best Athlete
Leader: Nathan Haddad (18%)
The Pack: Klayton Grimes (16%), J.D. Mundt (12%) and Keaton Byrd (11%)
Breakdown: Haddad has had the lead from the early going, and he still keeps the lead. He has a 9 vote lead over Grimes currently. We have gotten word that the Grimes camp have been campaigning hard, and we strongly encourage more of that. Mundt and Byrd are both strong competitors that could make a run for the title these next couple of weeks.

Best Team
Frontrunner: Tiger Lacrosse (29%)
The Pack: Tiger Swimming and Diving (26%), Tiger Golf (15%) and Tiger Tennis (9%)
Breakdown: Tiger Lacrosse is another one of those sports that has a large fan base, and it doesn’t hurt that they were pretty good on the field too. They won their 2nd straight state title this past season, and they showed their control over the state once again. Tiger Swimming and Diving are sitting in a close 2nd, like 3 votes close. This could be exciting battle between the two. It’s pretty hard to bet against Tiger Swimming and Diving’s 27 straight state championships though.

Best Coach
Leader: Coach Larkin (36%)
The Pack: Coach Utley (14%), Coach Gold (14%) and Coach Lancaster (12%)
Breakdown: Coach Larking has a very strong lead right now, as he leads by 70 votes. Tough to disagree with that. Coach Utley and Coach Gold are currently tied, and Coach Lancaster sits 6 votes back from them. Coach Larking has a strong grip on the lead now; it will be interesting to see if that changes in the upcoming weeks.

Best Game
Leader: Tiger Football vs. Trinity, Regular Season (45%)
The Pack: Tiger Soccer vs. Male, District Championship (8%), Tiger Baseball vs. Central Hardin, Regular Season (Adam Elliott Perfect Game) (8%) and Tiger Lacrosse vs. Trinity, KSLL State Semifinals (7%)
Breakdown: It’s really tough to argue with the voters on this one. Tiger Football produced a great game when they defeated Trinity in the regular season. Leading by over 120 votes, they look to win this category. Tiger Soccer, Baseball and Lacrosse’s fan bases better step it up if they want to win this thing. Smart Money would definitely be on Tiger Football repeating in this category.

Best Championship Performance
Leader: Jake Glass winning the Shot Put State Championship (30%)
The Pack: Tiger Track and Field’s 4×800 Relay Team setting a new school and state record, while winning the state championship (15%), Tiger Lacrosse defeating KCD to win the 2015 KSLL State Championship (9%) and Tiger Swimming and Diving winning their 27th consecutive team state championship (9%)
Breakdown: Jake Glass has jumped out to an early lead on his other Track brothers. Glass currently leads by 61 votes and doesn’t look to be slowing down. In 2nd place, Tiger Track and Field’s 4×800 meter relay team breaking the state record is sitting comfortably. Tiger Lacrosse’s state championship romp against KCD and Tiger Swimming and Diving’s 27th straight state championship are close together in 3rd and 4th.

Breakthrough Athlete of the Year
Leader: Logan Butler (21%)
The Pack: Keefer Barnum (18%), Konner Kraeszig (18%) and Adam Elliott (10%)
Breakdown: Logan Butler has also jumped out to an early lead. Barnum looked to be in the lead early, but Butler has since taken over. Barnum and Kraezig are within a couple of votes of each other. All three still have the potential to move up and chase down Butler for the title of Breakthrough Athlete of the Year. Anything can happen in a couple of weeks.

Remember to vote everyday. If you want your favorite athlete/team to win an EXPY, you need to keep voting. You can vote once per hour everyday, so do that. Happy Voting!

Go Tigers!

Vote for Best Athlete

Best Athlete EXPY Nominees

Vote now for Best Athlete in the 2014-2015 Tiger Sports Year. This award is presented to the sportsperson, irrespective of sport contested, adjudged to be the most outstanding in a given year.

 

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Last year’s winner: Charles Walker (Tiger Football)

Vote for the Tiger Pride Award

Tiger Pride Award EXPY Nominees

New in 2015, the Tiger Pride Award will be given to the Tiger Sports team that exemplifies the most school pride in the eyes of Tiger Nation. Things to consider when voting for this category would be how well each team represents St. Xavier on a state and even national level, also their involvement in the St. Xavier community, attending other sports games and being all about the Tigers!

 

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Last year’s winner: New in 2015

Vote for Best Breakthrough Athlete

Breakthrough Athlete EXPY Nominees

Vote now for Best Breakthrough Athlete for the 2014-2015 Tiger Sports Year. This award is presented to the sportsperson, irrespective of sport contested, adjudged to have made the best or most significant breakthrough in his sport in a given year.

 

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Last year’s winner: Brandon Blaser (Tiger Baseball)

Our Tradition is Still Unequaled

Photo by Tim Webb

Photo by Tim Webb

It’s been a pretty exciting year here at Tiger Tech. Seven of our teams won state championships and some individuals won state championships of their own. Of course, the seven state championships don’t quite match the nine titles that were won in 2010, but what our teams accomplished this year is still very impressive. Seven championships were the most by any school in the state, this school year. The next highest was TWO by Lexington Henry Clay. Think about that. We had more championships in one weekend with Lacrosse, Tennis and Rugby bringing home trophies than any other school had all year.

Only one of the four St. X fall sports teams won a state championship, but that one team did it in impressive fashion. The Tiger Golf team doesn’t get enough credit or coverage for which they deserve (that will be changing this upcoming year), but they went out and destroyed the competition. With Hamilton, Sass, Kiehl, Liston and Basham all returning next year, this has all the makings of a repeat championship team. Winning by 27 strokes is pretty awesome, and it gave Tiger Sports their first state championship of the year.

The rest of the fall sports teams didn’t exactly have finishes we want to remember, but they produced some exciting memories along the way. I wasn’t able to attend the regular season St. X-Trinity Football game, but I still remember that night very well as our whole cross country team piled into a hotel room in Cary, NC to listen to John Spears and Tony Burke as the Tigers pulled off a huge win and ended a terrible losing streak to that school on Shelbyville Road. In Soccer and Cross Country, the devastation of defeat seemed too much to bear. Losing by one point in Cross Country, and losing to that other school in both Soccer and Football is definitely not fun, but those teams did produce great moments throughout their seasons.

Maybe the reason we aren’t as excited about these seven state championships as we should be is because we left some on the table. Cross Country was the best team but got upset on the one day that mattered, and Football was probably one win over Trinity away from a State Championship. Of course Football would have had to win a couple more games, but they would have been the favorites in all of those.

27 years. 27 straight state championships for Tiger Swimming and Diving. I guess it’s what we’ve come to expect from them, but it still is an amazing accomplishment. They have this state so locked up that other schools have t-shirts celebrating finishing second. Coach Larkin and the Tigersharks produce champions in every sense of the word and this year was no different.

The Tiger Basketball and Wrestling teams had solid years, as well. Although it wasn’t the ending the basketball team wanted, they were exciting and fun to watch throughout the season. This year’s Wrestling team had huge shoes to fill after winning state the year before, but Coach K and the Tiger Wrestlers continue to show that St. X is no joke, and it will be fun to watch them compete at a high level again next year.

Having come into the spring sports season having only won two state championships, some could think that this could be a down year for St. X athletics. Not so fast. We were just getting started. Let me say it again, we won more championships in the one weekend of Lacrosse, Tennis and Rugby than any other school did all of this school year. That is insane.

Brandon Lancaster cemented his legacy at St. X and in Kentucky High School Tennis history as one of the 18 players to win back-to-back individual state championships. Also from that tennis state championship weekend, Drew Singerman produced one of the biggest upset wins of the year as he defeated the senior and No. 2 seeded Austin Hussey of Covington Catholic in what might have been one of the more exciting games (err… matches) I have ever watched. I’ll fully admit that I know next to nothing about Tennis, but that upset was awesome and if that doesn’t win an EXPY this summer, I don’t know what will.

Watching the Tiger Lacrosse team win another state championship never gets old. Beating Trinity also never gets old and is always fun, but the way the Lax team went to work in the semi-finals was even more enjoyable. Tiger Powerlifting, Rugby and Volleyball are three other sports that don’t get the recognition that they deserve. Logan Butler knocking the life out of people, Joe Fisher breaking his own state powerlifting record and Tiger Volleyball winning their 2nd straight championship is what makes this Athletic Department so great. We aren’t just good at one sport; we excel in all of the sports. Those three teams worked hard all year long, and it was no surprise that they all came home with State Championships.

Even though the Tiger Baseball team lost in the 7th Region Championship, they had another very impressive season. They were one of the top teams in the state polls throughout the season and made some impressive memories. I probably will never forget watching Adam Elliot throwing a perfect game. Baseball is one of the toughest championships to win, let alone repeat. Winning seven straight games is no easy feat. To the Baseball seniors, you all will be truly missed. You were part of the resurgence of Tiger Baseball, as you helped bring the first championship back to Poplar Level Road since the ’80s. Good luck to all of you!

From a personal perspective, I will miss this Tiger Track & Field team a lot. The seniors that are leaving the program left such a mark on St. X. William Mulloy was my go to guy for interviews, and he always seemed to know what to say. Jake Glass is the best shot put thrower this school has had since Joe Tronzo went to school here, and three of the members of the 4 x 800 state record relay team will also be leaving in Ben Kleine-Kracht, Eli George and Mulloy. From the winter indoor meets to the Taco Bell Invitational in South Carolina to the State Meet at UK, it was a heck of a ride.

It’s been fun, Tiger Nation. We started this back in August, and SEVEN state championships later we are done with the 2014-2015 sports year. I want to thank Jacob Hayslip once again for all of the hard work he has done this year and during his entire career at St. X. You will be missed. To all the seniors, you did an amazing job leading this school and your teams. It’s the Class of 2016’s turn now.

We will continue to bring you news and information over the summer and prep you for next season’s sports teams. Enjoy the randomness of summer and look for more Justin Thomas updates.

Let’s do this winning thing again next year. It’s pretty fun.

We are St. X!

Tiger Bass Fishers place 34th at the State Finals Tournament

Photo by KHSAA Images

Photo by KHSAA Images

The Tiger Bass Fish team sent two representatives to the State Finals Tournament this past weekend at Kentucky Lake. Senior Dillon Spencer and Junior PJ Loheide finished 34th.

It was an epic showdown of the greatest Bass Fishers the state of Kentucky can produce. I think. I don’t really know.

In all seriousness though, Congrats Tigers!

VIDEO: Thank You Seniors!

WSTX Sports salutes the Class of 2015 and all the memories they created on the field, court, lane, ice, course, track, boat and pitch. Thank you seniors!

Partial Spring Break Recap

Photo by The Courier Journal

Photo by The Courier Journal

The Tiger Tennis team defeated two teams from Illinois in the opening rounds of the Edwardsville Invitational. In a match of State Champions, Illinois champ Hinsdale Central (Ill) defeated Kentucky champ St. X by the slimmest of margins. The Tigers lost a Super-breaker on the last court to lose 7-6.

The Varsity Baseball team had a productive Spring Break going 5-3 against quality competition. They had wins over Eastern, Boone County, Madison Central, Henderson County, and Union County. Their losses were to Chicago’s Brother Rice, Cincinnati St. X, and Cincinnati Elder. Their record now stands at 13-4 with a home game tonight against Ballard at 7:30.

The JV Baseball team went 2-1 over Spring Break and were handed their first loss of the season to Trinity in the Championship of the PRP tournament. Today they play at Eastern at 5:00 and look to get back to their winning ways.

Congratulations to the freshman baseball team for winning the prestigious Bullitt East spring break tournament last week. The freshmen now have a record of 15-2 and are currently riding an 11-game winning streak. The Tigers travel to Eastern tonight for a 7:30 match up.

Congratulations to senior Taylor Lawson and sophomore Shane Corrigan on their 29th place finish out of 86 boats in the Student Angler Federation State Finals bass tournament at Lake Cumberland this past Saturday. They caught several solid keepers and represented us well. There was serious talent at this tournament and many of these boats will make it to the KHSAA State Finals in mid May and compete for the title.

Tiger Bass Fishing finishes 31st at State

Tiger Bass Fishers Brent Sturgeon (left) and David Brewer (right) | Photo from saintx.com

Tiger Bass Fishers Brent Sturgeon (left) and David Brewer (right) | Photo from saintx.com

Tiger Bass Fishing’s Brent Sturgeon and David Brewer finished tied for 31 in the KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship this past weekend.

On Day 1, the pair caught two fish for a total of 5 lbs, which was there only reel in of the weekend.  Congrats to these guys and Coach Yarborough who represented St. X in a great way in only the second year of this event!

[Complete Results and Award Winners from the 2014 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship]