Category Archives: Tiger Volleyball

Vote for Best Championship Performance

Best Chamionship Performance EXPY Nominees

Vote now for Best Championship Performance for the 2014-2015 Tiger Sports Year. This 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.

 

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Last year’s winner: Andrew McCormick (Tiger Baseball)

Vote for Best Team

Best Team EXPY Nominees

Vote now for Best Team in the 2014-2015 Tiger Sports Year. This award is presented to the Tiger Sports team that brought home a state championship to Poplar Level Road, irrespective of sport contested, adjudged to be the most outstanding in a given year.

 

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Last year’s winner: Tiger Baseball

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!

This week’s Tiger Sports Schedule

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Tuesday

6:00: Tiger Baseball vs. Male (26th Disctrict Championship)

Saturday

All-Day: Tiger Track and Field – 2015 KHSAA Track and Field State Championship

Which Tiger Sporting Event will you be attending this week?

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!

This week’s Tiger Sports Schedule

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Monday

5:00: Tiger Tennis – Regionals
6:00: Tiger Baseball vs. Central Hardin

Tuesday

4:00: Tiger Track and Field – Louisville Meet of Champions

Wednesday

5:00: Tiger Baseball @ DeSales

Thursday

7:00: Tiger Lacrosse – District Final
6:00: Tiger Baseball vs. Trinity (Louisville Slugger Field)

Saturday

All Day: Tiger Track and Field – Regional Meet
All Day: Tennis – Semi-State
9:00am: Tiger Volleyball @ Carmel
9:00am: Tiger Baseball vs. Greenup County (Fayette County Invitational)
3:00: Tiger Baseball vs. Johnson Central (Fayette County Invitational)
3:30: Tiger Rugby vs. Lincoln County (Iroquois High School)
5:00: Tiger Rugby vs. Highlanders (Iroquois High School)

Which Tiger Sporting Event will you be attending this week?

This week’s Tiger Sports Schedule

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Tuesday

6:00: Tiger Baseball vs. Butler
7:00: Tiger Volleyball vs. Trinity
7:00: Tiger Lacrosse vs. Christian Academy-Louisville

Wednesday

4:30: Tiger Track and Field – Male Invitational
6:30: Tiger Baseball @ DuPont Manual

Thursday

4:00: Tiger Tennis vs. Trinity
7:30: Tiger Baseball @ North Bullitt

Friday

11:00 am: Tiger Baseball vs. Male
8:00: Tiger Track and Field – KY Dream Mile

Saturday

10:30 am: Tiger Tennis @ Indian Hill
1:00: Tiger Baseball @ Brentwood Academy
2:30: Tiger Tennis @ Sycamore

Which Tiger Sporting Event will you be attending this week?

Super Saturday Thread

Aaron Grammer | Photo by Courier-Journal

Aaron Grammer | Photo by Courier-Journal

Scores:

Tiger Baseball defeats Henderson County 5-1
Tiger Volleyball defeats Oak Hills in four sets
Tiger Rugby defeats Trinity 22-0
Tiger Rugby B Side defeats Trinity 10-7

News:

Michael Ackerman commits to Centre College
Justin Thomas T5 (-10) at The Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Tiger Baseball vs. Paducah Tilghman cancelled due to weather

This week’s Tiger Sports Schedule

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Monday

5:30: Tiger Lacrosse at Male

6:00: Tiger Baseball at Male

Wednesday

4:00: Tiger Track & Field Master Meet

6:00: Tiger Baseball vs. Floyd Central

7:00: Tiger Lacrosse at Collegiate (Assumption Green)

Thursday
6:00: Tiger Baseball at Jeffersonville

Friday

7:30: Pink and White Game (St. Xavier High School)

Saturday

ALL DAY: Tiger Track & Field at Eastern Relays (University of Louisville)

ALL DAY: Tiger Tennis at Lexington High School Tournament (Lexington, OH)

ALL DAY: Iron Tiger Competition

9:00 AM: Tiger Baseball vs. Paducah Tilghman (LIT)

10:00 AM: Tiger Volleyball vs. Oak Hills (Trinity)

1:00: Tiger Rugby vs. Trinity

2:00: Tiger Baseball vs. Henderson County (LIT)

4:30: Tiger Baseball vs. South Oldham (LIT)

8:00: Tiger Lacrosse at Cincinnati St. Xavier

Which Tiger Sporting Event will you be attending this week?

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.

Take a look at some Sweet Spot Photos

Our good friend over at Sweet Spot Photos, Tim Porco, was at again taking stunning pictures of some recent Tiger Sports events! Check out his albums from his website by clicking one of the photos below!

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Tiger Baseball miscellaneous pictures | Click on the photo to view the full album.

Josh Finerty Porco

Tiger Baseball vs. Trinity pictures | Click on the photo to view the full album.

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Pink and White Game pictures | Click on the photo to view the full album.

Porco Sam Bibelhouser

Tiger Volleyball vs. Trinity pictures | Click on the photo to view the full album.

Absolutely Massive Super Saturday today!

For the second weekend in a row, there is a massive slate of games and events for Tiger Sports’ teams before us.  This may be the biggest group of games we have ever had in one day since the creation of the WSTX Sports Network.  Every single spring sports team is in action today! That may also be a first! Let’s get a run down of today’s games and events:

  • The Tiger Tennis team travels to Nashville to take on Carter High School all day long.
  • Day 2 of the KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship started at 7:00 AM at Kentucky Lake early this morning.  Good luck to our representatives from St. Xavier, David Brewer and Brent Sturgeon!
  • The weight room will be filled today with the Iron Tiger Powerlifting Competition running from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This is the big event for all of the Tiger Power Lifters as they look to make it onto the big board of St. X power lifting greats with a max good enough to be the best in their weight class.
  • Tiger Volleyball has another busy day as they play both JV and Varsity Quad Matches at 9:00 AM.
  • The Tiger Track and Field team has one of its biggest meets of the year as they travel to University of Louisville Cardinal Park to participate in the Eastern Relays.
  • The Varsity Tiger Baseball team plays in the Louisville Invitational Tournament this weekend.  Their first game of the LIT is against visiting Paducah Tilghman at 10:00 AM, then at 3:00 PM vs. Manual. Both games are at home at Mueller Field.
  • Tiger Lacrosse hosts Zionsville for a double header.  JV plays at 11:00 AM at Br. Thomas More Stadium and Varsity follows them at 12:30 PM. The Green Team travels to Eastern to play at 3:00 PM as well.
  • Tiger Rugby rounds out the day with two games. The B side plays Moeller at 4:30 PM at Br. Thomas More Stadium, then the A side caps off the day with a match against the Crusaders of Moeller at 6:00 PM.

If you can, try and make it out to any of these exciting events today, but if not, as always WSTX Sports will have coverage all day long on Twitter.

Another Super Saturday for Tiger Sports!

Hayden Ford | WSTX Sports File Photo

Hayden Ford | WSTX Sports File Photo

Another action-packed Saturday is upon us filled with plenty of Tiger Sports competition to fill your heart’s desires.  In the heart of every spring sports’ season it is time for some teams to start separating themselves from the pack.  Let’s get a run down of today’s games and events:

      • All 3 levels of Tiger Volleyball hit the road today as they participate in the Wapahani Tournament in Selma, IN.  All three teams are set to begin play at 9:00 AM.
      • The Brother Borgia/Frank Cooper Invitational Track Meet is today inside Br. Thomas More Stadium.  The No. 1 ranked Tiger Track team will look to defend their home track and perform well against some of the region’s best competition.
      • Freshman baseball has a big double header today as they play Manual first at Derby City Field at 10:00 AM, then back at home against Pleasure Ridge Park at 1:30 PM following the Varsity game.  The Freshman Tigers are 14-3 on the season.
      • JV Tiger Baseball also plays Manual today at Derby City Field.  First pitch for that game is scheduled for 12:30 PM.
      • Varsity Tiger Baseball has one of its biggest games of the season today against the visiting Pleasure Ridge Park Panthers.  Improving upon last weekend’s win over rival Trinity will be big for the team without Austin Clemons.  The PRP Panthers are defending state champions and will be looking to defeat the Tigers just like they did in the second round of the state tournament last year, ending St. X’s season.
      • JV Tiger Lacrosse will play Eastern High School on the road at 1:00 PM.  JV has only taken one loss on the season thus far and look to keep it that way against the Eagles today.
      • Bonus bullet point: Senior Stephan Gray has committed to Union College on a Track and Field Scholarship.  He will also walk on to the Bulldog football team as well. Congrats Stephan!

If you can, try and make it out to any of these exciting events today, but if not, as always WSTX Sports will have coverage all day long on Twitter.

Poll: Which sports should be sanctioned by the KHSAA?

Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Tiger Nation, what is your opinion on which sports should be sanctioned by the KHSAA that are not currently? Make your pick below using our poll.  You can select more than one.