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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!

 

 

Find out what Tigers are qualified for the Kentucky Track and Field State Meet on Saturday

Matthew Thomas | Photo from the Courier-Journal

Matthew Thomas | Photo from the Courier-Journal

The Tiger Track and Field team will travel down I-64 to Lexington for Saturday’s KHSAA Kentucky State Meet. These are the athletes that will be participating in the meet:

Event Runner(s) Seed
4×800 meter relay Cole Bollinger, Nick Poole, Michael Porter, Grady Shiflet, Eoin Corbett, Ryan Guenthner, Cooper Marchal and Matthew Thomas 9
110 meter hurdles Dallas Ford 7
4×200 meter relay Max Masterson, Beck O’Daniel, Ricky Garr, Jax Goldberg, Owen Johnson, Jonny Dumoulin, Nick Erwin and Ben Ruiz 11
1600 meter run Matthew Thomas 6
1600 meter run Zach Larkin 11
4×100 meter relay Max Masterson, Beck O’Daniel, Ricky Garr, Jax Goldberg, Owen Johnson, Jonny Dumoulin, Nick Erwin and Ben Ruiz 22
300 meter hurdles Dallas Ford 9
300 meter hurdles Jonny Dumoulin 16
800 meter run Matthew Thomas 4
3200 meter run Ryan Guenthner 4
3200 meter run Patrick Schaefer 7
4×400 meter relay Beck O’Daniel, Jonny Dumoulin, Ricky Garr, Matthew Thomas, Ryan Guenthner, Owen Johnson, Nick Poole and Jax Goldber 8
Long Jump Max Masterson 8
High Jump Jax Goldberg 16
High Jump Zac Rapp 37

Eight Spring Sport Tigers sign their Letters of Intent

2016 Spring Sport Signees

2016 Spring Sport Signees | Photo by Cole Bollinger

Eight Tiger athletes signed with their respective colleges on Wednesday at St. X’s spring signing day. It was an exciting day for the athletes, their families and the teammates and classmates that came to watch.

Baseball – Sam Porta (Asbury) and Keegan Snowbarger (Baldwin Wallace)

Lacrosse – Bryce Perram (Otterbein), JC Storner (Otterbein) and Corbyn Buchart (Transylvania)

Golf – Joseph Allen (Centre)

Cross Country/Track – Matthew Thomas (Kentucky)

Tennis – Matt Graft (Xavier)

Congrats Tigers!

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Tiger Track and Field Place Second at GRC Heavy Metal Throwdown

Max Masterson Regionals 2015

The Tigers ran at the GRC Heavy Metal Throwdown Invitational on Saturday and placed second with 107.5 points, losing to Tate Creek by 5 points. The Tigers performed well in all aspects. The Tiger distance team was led by junior Ryan Guenthner who won the 1600 meter run and sophomores Eric Portaro and Joey Schrepferman who placed first and second respectivly in the 3200 meter run.

The sprinters also performed at a high level. Junior James Byant placed sixth in the 400 meter run and senior John Hinkbein placed sixth in the 200 meter run. In the 110 hurdles junior Jonny Dumoulin placd fourth. In the 300 meter hurdles junior Owen Johnson placed third, senior Dallas Ford placed fifth, and Dumoulin placed sixth.

Other events included strong performances from junior Max Masterson who placed second in the long jump, Bryant who placed fourth in the triple jump, and junior Barry Banta who placed fifth in the high jump. The Tiger also won the untraditional throwers 4×100 meter relay.

Next Meet: Friday, April 8 Taco Bell Invitational in Colombia, SC

This week’s Tiger Sports Schedule – February 15 to February 21

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Wednesday

7:30: Tiger Basketball vs. Fairdale – SENIOR NIGHT

Friday

10:00 am: Tiger Wrestling – KHSAA State Wrestling Championships

7:30: Tiger Basketball @ Butler

Saturday

Tiger Track and Field – UK HS Invite

10:00 am: Tiger Wrestling – KHSAA State Wrestling Championships

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

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.

Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame Announces Its Fourth Class

Coach Glaser won over 300 games in his career as the coach of the Tiger Football team and is now a helpful hand for the Tiger Basketball program. | Photo by Tim Porco

Coach Glaser won over 300 games in his career as the coach of the Tiger Football team and is now a helpful hand for the Tiger Basketball program. | Photo by Tim Porco

Louisville, Ky – The Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame has announced is 2015 Hall of Fame class. The fourth annual Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame will take place on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in the Bomhard Theater at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

The LCS Hall of Fame selection committee selected the following athletes, coach, contributor and family for its fourth edition, to include Jeff Van Note, Crystal Kelly, Collen Jones Underhill, Bobby Curtis, Mike Glaser, Joe McGrath and the Howard Schnellenberger Family Award will be presented to the Gahm family.

Steve Fehder, President of the Louisville Catholic Sports Network (LCSN), said, “We are once again proud to recognize an outstanding group of individuals that have demonstrated excellence in their athletic careers and are pillars in their communities. We have a great balance of players, coaches, administrators and contributors. This class truly defines why the Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame is so special.”

Van Note is a product of St. Joe Prep, now Bethlehem, and played defensive end at Kentucky before distinguishing himself as one of the best NFL centers of his era for the Atlanta Falcons. He is in the Falcons’ Ring of Honor and is a member of the Kentucky chapter of the NFL Hall of Fame. He was the long-time radio color analyst for the Falcons and currently is the color voice for Georgia Tech.

Sacred Heart alum Crystal Kelly will be the youngest-ever inductee into the LCS Hall of Fame and certainly deserving. Voted as Kentucky’s Miss Basketball in 2004, the three-time state title winning Kelly went on to set career scoring and rebounding records at Western Kentucky University. Her 2,803 points ranks 23rd all-time in NCAA Division I scoring.

Colleen Jones Underhill built the foundation of an outstanding tennis career while at Sacred Heart culminating with an individual state championship in 1973. She was ranked No. 1 in the state throughout her high school career and was undefeated as the No. 1 singles player during her college career at the University of Miami, Ohio.

St. Xavier has two high-achieving alumnae in this year’s class of inductees. During his 31 years as head coach of the Tigers, Mike Glaser distinguished himself as one of the elite coaches in Kentucky prep football history winning 336 games and seven state championships. Distance running phenom Bobby Curtis set several records in Cross Country and Track on his way to winning 19 state titles-12 individual, five team and two relay titles.

“This class is just another example of the rich tradition of Catholic athletics in this community,” said Billy Reed, Executive Editor of LCSN and a member of the Hall of Fame selection committee. “There are so many deserving individuals for this award and we are excited to honor this outstanding group.”

In addition to the four athletes and coach Glaser, CSAA contributor Joe McGrath will be honored for his contributions as a long-time coach of several sports at St. Denis elementary school. McGrath’s 44-year coaching legacy ranks among the richest in CSAA history as he coached more than 100 total seasons of sports. He follows Karl Schmitt, Sr., Father Tom Gentile, and Jim Frame as one who helped shape the CSAA into what it is today.

The evening will feature the presentation of the third annual Howard Schnellenberger Family Award. The award recipients, the Gahm family, have a storied athletic history in the Louisville community most notably in the golf world and as the builders of Valhalla Golf Club.

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 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)