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50 time Kentucky State Champions

Diving Team Dominates Region

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The Swimming and Diving Team is looking to win their 28th straight state championship this year, but first they will participate in the Region meet.

The Diving team got Region started off right, as they dominated the competition. Michael Miller won and Blake Ansert, Joseph Allen and Alex Voor finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th, respectively.

The swimming portion of the Regional meet will take place Friday with the prelims in the morning and the finals in the afternoon.

Go Tigers!

This week’s Tiger Sports Schedule – February 8 to February 14

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Monday

7:30: Tiger Basketball vs. duPont Manual

Tuesday

7:30: Tiger Basketball @ Holy Cross

Thursday

Tiger Swimming and Diving – Regional at UofL

Tiger Bowling – State Tournament at Eastland (Lexington)

7:30: Tiger Basketball @ Brown

Friday

Tiger Swimming and Diving – Regional at UofL

Tiger Bowling – State Tournament at Eastland (Lexington)

6:00: Tiger Wrestling – Region 4 Tournament at Manual

Saturday

Tiger Track and Field – Indiana Track Club High School Open at Bloomington

Tiger Swimming and Diving – Regional at UofL

9:00 am: Tiger Wrestling – Region 4 Tournament at Manual

Which Tiger Sporting Event will you be attending this week? Let us know in the comment section below.

Tiger Wrestling and Swimming pick up big wins Wednesday night

It was a big night for Tiger sports on Wednesday, as the Tiger Wrestling and Swimming teams both picked up big victories.

For the second time this year, Tiger Wrestling defeated Trinity in a close match. Both times, it has come down to the last match and both times the Tigers have won. This time, 35-33 at Trinity.

Over at the Natatorium, the Tiger Swimming and Diving team picked up yet another win, their 6th of the year. The Tigers swam right through Manual on their way to a 131-34 win.

Upcoming Winter Sport events:
Friday – Tiger Basketball @ Ballard
Saturday – Tiger Wrestling at the State Duals

Go Tigers!

This week’s Tiger Sports Schedule – January 23 to January 31

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Monday

Tiger Bowling – Regional Tournament

Tuesday

7:30 – Tiger Basketball vs. Eastern

Wednesday

4:30 – Tiger Wrestling @ Trinity

6:30 – Tiger Swimming and Diving vs. duPont Manual

Friday

7:30 – Tiger Basketball vs. Ballard

Saturday

Tiger Wrestling – State Duals

Which Tiger Sporting Event will you be attending this week? Let us know in the comment section below.

This week’s Tiger Sports Schedule – December 15 to December 20

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Tuesday

3:45 – Tiger Bowling vs. Ballard

7:30 – Tiger Basketball @ Waggener

Wednesday

6:00 – Tiger Basketball vs. Atherton

Friday

7:30: Tiger Basketball @ Covington Catholic

Saturday

9:00 am – Tiger Wrestling – Rumble in the Hive

10:00 am – Tiger Wrestling – Canfield Duals

2:30 – Tiger Swimming and Diving – Brother Fabius Meet

Which Tiger Sporting Event will you be attending this week? Let us know in the comment section below.

This week’s Tiger Sports Schedule – November 12 to November 22

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Tuesday

3:45: Tiger Bowling vs. duPont Manual

Wednesday

6:30: Tiger Swimming and Diving vs. Ballard

Friday

6:30: Tiger Hockey vs. Trinity

Saturday

8:30 am: Tiger Wrestling – Brother Giles Crowell Green and Gold Scrimmage

5:30: Tiger Basketball vs. Bowling Green

Which Tiger Sporting Event will you be attending this week? Let us know in the comment section below.

Tiger Swimming and Diving start season Wednesday with Intra-Squad Meet

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The Tiger Swimming and Diving team will begin the road to what feels like their 100th straight state championship Wednesday in an Intra-Squad meet at 6:30 pm at Saint Xavier High School.

The Tiger Sharks won last year’s State Championship by 114.5 points over Covington Catholic. The Tiger Sharks had 449.5 points to Covington Catholic’s 335.

The Tigers’ captains this year are Clayton Forde, Matt Steiden, Eric Bush, Jack Harty, Keefer Barnum and Michael Miller. Also, look out for sophomore Aden Johnston to have a big year.

Go Tigers!

Tiger Swimming ranked No. 8 in the Nation

Photo by Tim Porco

Photo by Tim Porco

For the 2nd time in the last 3 years, the Tiger Swimming & Diving Team has been ranked as one of the Top 10 programs in the nation. The Tigers, which have won 27 consecutive KHSAA State Championships, achieved a ranking of No. 8 in the nation for the 2014-2015 season.

More Tiger Swimming news coming in this morning as Former Tiger Heyward Harrison qualified in the 200 backstroke at the 2015 Speedo Sectional Meet in Athens, GA. His time was good enough to make the Olympic Trial cut giving him the chance to participate in the trials that will be held in Omaha next summer to select who will represent Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

The EXPY Goes To…

The EXPY Awards

In honor of tonight’s ESPY awards, we had you, Tiger Nation, vote for your favorite moments, players and coaches in the same categories as you’ll see the pro’s names being called for tonight on ESPN.

It has been an amazing year in Tiger Sports and these awards are to help celebrate that.  Congratulations to this year’s winners! Over 7,600 votes were cast online at WSTXSports.com, which just shows how amazing Tiger Nation is! That’s an average of over 1,000 votes per category. We want to thank you, Tiger Nation for continuing to make us your home for everything, Tiger Sports.

Best Athlete

KLAYTON GRIMES 2015 EXPYS Winners

Tiger Soccer’s Klayton Grimes brings home one of the premier awards of the night with the 2015 EXPY for Best Athlete. Grimes scored six goals this year for the Tigers, but was a team leader that produced without having to light up the score board. He was all over the field last season and apparently all over the campaign trail for people to vote for him because he led all vote getters with over 900 votes, which was almost 5 times as much as the second place finisher J.D. Mundt.

1. Klayton Grimes, Tiger Soccer
2. J.D. Mundt, Tiger Baseball
3. Nathan Haddad, Tiger Wrestling

Best Team

TIGER SWIMMING 2015 EXPYS Winners

The top program at St. Xavier adds another trophy to their resume. The 2015 EXPY for Best Team goes to the Tiger Swimming and Diving Team! Coach Larkin’s squad were the big winners of this year’s award night. For the 27th straight year, Tiger Swimming won the KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championship. With 7 teams winning a state title this year, the Tiger Sharks had some tough competition in this year’s tightest voted category.

1. Tiger Swimming and Diving
2. Tiger Lacrosse
3. Tiger Volleyball

Best Coach

TODD LARKIN 2015 EXPYS Winners

Head Coach of the 2015 EXPYS Best Team, Todd Larkin repeats as EXPYS Best Coach. Last year, you the fans voted him the winner and did so again this year with over 200 votes. Larkin is in control of one of the biggest dynastys in the nation here at St. Xavier. A lot of coaches repeated as state champs, but Larkin repeats in bringing home hardware in mid-July.

1. Todd Larkin, Tiger Swimming and Diving
2. Scott Saylor, Tiger Rugby
3. Chris Gold, Tiger Power Lifting

Best Game

TIGER FOOTBALL 2015 EXPYS Winners

With out a doubt, one of the best performances by a Tiger Sports team during the 2014-2015 school year was from the Tiger Football team against the Trinity Shamrocks in their annual rivalry. The biggest stage in high school sports did not fail to produce an instant classic that brought the Shillelagh back to Poplar Level Road after a long drought. With over 31% of the vote going towards the football team’s way, they were a land slide winner in one of the toughest categories filled with so many great games for the Tigers.

1. Tiger Football vs. Trinity
2. Tiger Soccer vs. Male (District Championship)
3. Tiger Cross Country at Lexington Catholic Invitational

Best Championship Performance

JAKE GLASS 2015 EXPYS Winners

Shades of Tiger Strength Coach Joe Tronzo were shown back in May by Jake Glass as he won the Shot Put State Championship at the KHSAA Track and Field State Meet. Glass helped push the Tiger Track and Field team to a Top-5 finish at the meet. Not normally do the Track and Field guys get a lot of love, but Jake had one of the biggest vote totals of the summer with over 300 coming in for the big guy.

1. Jake Glass winning the Shot Put State Championship
2. Tiger Track and Field’s 4×800 Relay Team setting a new school and state record, while winning the state championship.
3. Keefer Barnum winning the 100 yard Breaststroke State Championship.

Breakthrough Athlete of the Year

Konner Kraeszig 2015 EXPYS Winners

Over 700 votes came in for Tiger Wrestling Freshman Konner Kraeszig, which gave him a comfortable win in his first year as a Tiger. A true representative of the word breakthrough as he finished his first year in high school as a major contributor to the Tiger Wrestling team. Kraeszig looks to bring back a state title while wrestling for his dad over the next three years. The comment section was blowing up about the youngin’s character and he surely fits the bill as a Tiger Wrestling star in the making.

1. Konner Kraeszig, Tiger Wrestling
2. Keefer Barnum, Tiger Swimming and Diving
3. Logan Butler, Tiger Football

Tiger Pride Award

Tiger Soccer 2015 EXPYS Winners

Tiger Soccer gets another win at the 2015 EXPYS with the brand new award this year, the Tiger Pride Award. This award was for the team that exemplified the most school pride in the eyes of Tiger Nation. Tiger Soccer beat out favorite Tiger Football, who ended up third, most likely because of the votes from the Klayton Grimes camp. A great honor here for Coach Andy Schulten’s team.

1. Tiger Soccer
2. Tiger Swimming and Diving
3. Tiger Football

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!

2015 EXPYS Nominees Breakdown: Best Championship Performance

 

Best Chamionship Performance EXPY NomineesThis award is presented to the sportsperson or team, irrespective of sport contested, adjudged to have made the best or most significant performance in a championship match, game, or tournament in their sport.

The Nominees:
Tiger Tennis Team State Championship
Brandon Lancaster Individual State Championship
Jake Glass (Shot Put)
4 x 800 Meter Relay Team (Thomas, George, Kleine-Kracht and Mulloy)
Tiger Volleyball Team State Championship
Tiger Rugby Team State Championship
Tiger Lacrosse Team State Championship
Tiger Swimming and Diving Team State Championship
Tiger Golf Team State Championship
Tiger Powerlifting Team State Championship
200 Medley Relay (Mundt, Barnum, Harrison and McDermott)
Heyward Harrison (200 Individual Medley)
200 Freestyle Relay (Mundt, Schulten, McDermott and Forde)
Keefer Barnum (100 yard breaststroke)

The Favorites: 

Jake Glass (Shot Put): Glass dominated the State Meet, and he is dominating the vote so far. He recorded a new personal record by over a foot and beat Landon Young by four feet.

4 x 800 Meter Relay Team: The relay team of Matthew Thomas, Ben Kleine-Kracht, Eli George and William Mulloy won the 4 x 800 state championship and set a new school and state record.

Tiger Golf Team State Championship: The Tiger Golf team won the 2015 Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championship by 27 strokes with five Juniors. That’s called dominance.

Potential Dark Horse:

Tiger Swimming and Diving Team State Championship: The Tiger Swimming and Diving team won their 27th straight State Championship. They deserve all the credit they get

Other team to consider: Tiger Lacrosse State Championship

You can vote for the award here or vote at wstxsports.com/expys

Vote for Best Coach

Best Coach EXPY Nominees

Vote now for Best Coach in the 2014-2015 Tiger Sports Year. This award is presented to the Tiger Sports coach that directed his team to a state championship, irrespective of sport contested, adjudged to be the most outstanding in a given year.

 

Voting has closed.

Last year’s winner: Todd Larkin (Tiger Swimming and Diving)

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.

 

Voting has closed.

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!

 

Voting has closed.

Last year’s winner: New in 2015