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2017 Spring Signing Ceremony 

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Yesterday, 12 athletes from 9 different sports signed on to play to the next level. Congrats to all these guys for all the hard work they have put in, it has certainly paid off. Good Luck to all these guys in college. Go Tigers!

Jake Zickel – Lacrosse (University of Indianapolis): Zickel is a three-year Varsity Letterman and two-year starter at midfield for the Tigers. In 2016, he was the team’s 4th leading scorer with 23 goals and 7 assists. This year, he has displayed skill as one of the best ball handlers around the crease, while racking up 17 goals and 11 assists.

Nic Malubay – Lacrosse (Centre College): Nic is a two sport Varsity Letterman, earning honors as an Attack on the Tiger Lacrosse team and as a Defensive Back on the Tiger Football team. After scoring 5 goals and assisting on 11 in 2016, he has emerged as the team’s second leading scorer this year with 25 goals and 11 assists.

Spencer Blandford – Tennis (University of Southern Indiana): Blandford was a state semi-finalist in Doubles this past season. Presently, he is a team captain and carries an 11-2 record in singles and 13-0 record in doubles this year. He is a four-year Varsity tennis Letterman, and his singles victory in 2015 and come from behind doubles court victory in 2016 helped the Tigers capture two recent team titles.

Ryan Guenthner – Cross Country and Track (University of Cincinnati): Ryan was the top senior finisher for St.X at the KHSAA State Championship meet in November, finishing 4th overall in 15:58. He was a 2017 Team Captain, a state competitor for 2016 &2017 back-to-back state Championship squads, and an integral member of the 2017 Nationally Ranked Cross Country team this past fall. During his four years at St.X, he has earned five varsity letters – 2 in Track and 3 in Cross Country.

Andrew Edwards – Track and Cross Country (Centre College): Andrew was one of the top seniors and a Team Captain as the 8th runner for the 2017 State Championship and nationally ranked Tiger Cross Country team this past fall. During his four years at St.X, he has earned four varsity letters – 2 in Track and 2 in Cross Country

Martin Nitzken – Swimming (Miami of Ohio): Martin was a four-year Letterman for the Tiger Swimming and Diving team. In 2017, he was a State Captain and a state finalist for the third time. For the second consecutive year he, along with his teammates, broke the Kentucky state record in the 200 yard medley relay at the KHSAA State Meet, earning both All-State and All-American honors.

Owen Johnson – Football (Elon University): Owen was the Tiger Football team’s 3rd leading scorer, kicking 8 field goals and 41 extra points. In addition, he was a valuable member of the kick-off team, consistently booming his kicks into the end zone, eliminating any chance for a return. Owen earned 2nd team All-Metro Area Kicker honors from the Courier Journal for his accomplishments this year.

Brad Middleton – Soccer (Bellarmine University): Brad was a 2 year Letterman at striker for the Tiger Soccer program. During his career, he scored 12 goals and had 4 assists to help lead the Tigers to 34 wins. With 8 goals and 4 assists this season, he was the team’s leading scorer.

Chris Esselman – Baseball (Centre College): Chris has been a varsity starter for the past two seasons as an infielder and right-handed pitcher. In 2016, he hit .278 with 4 doubles and was 1-0 pitching with 3 saves. In addition, he hit .364 in last year’s KHSAA State Tournament, helping the Tiger Baseball team claim their second title in three years. Currently, Chris is hitting .386 with 21 RBI and has earned two victories on the mound.

Joshua Schmidt – Wrestling (Lindsey Wilson College): Josh has earned four varsity letter in Wrestling and two more for the Tiger Powerlifting team during his four-year career. In 2017, he was a State Champion powerlifter as well as Jefferson County and Region 4 Wrestling Champion at 113 lbs. He also earned victories in the first two rounds of the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament for the state-runner up team.

Sam Wilson – Baseball (Earlham College): Sam has been a stalwart on the mound for the past two Tiger Baseball seasons. In 2016, he had a 1.46 ERA in 24 innings pitched. In 2017, he has a 1.24 ERA in 22.2 innings while striking out 25 opposing batters and earning 3 wins in 6 appearances.

Ian Waldrop – Soccer (Hanover College): Ian was a two-year varsity Letterman for the Tiger Soccer program. During his career, he scored 5 goals and had 5 assists to help lead the Tigers to 34 wins. With five assists, he was the team’s second leading facilitator for the team in 2017.

Tiger Wrestling and Swimming Take on Regionals

 

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Hello Tiger Nation! St.X may off be school today, but a few student athletes will still be putting in work throughout the day. The Tiger Wrestling and Swimming & Diving teams both have their respective Regional Championships today. First, we will be taking a look at the lineup for the WRASTLERS:

Region 4 Seeding (Based on Feb. 2nd Rankings from KentuckyWrestling.com):
106 – Nathan Ohlmann – 4th
113 – Josh Schmidt – 1st
120 – Nate Wheeler – 1st
126 – Austin Cook – 1st
132 – Kaden Darbro – 3rd
138 – Konner Kraeszig – 1st
145 – Clayton Hanson – 1st
152 – Dallas Miles – 2nd
160 – Cameron Ward – 1st
170 – Austin Towles – 3rd
182 – Zach Cummella – 3rd
195 – Justin Voelker – 5th
220 – Ben Deprest – 2nd
285 – Isaac Marret – 1st

With no individual ranked outside the Top 5 in their weight class, the Tigers look to dominate Region 4. The team that is closest to the Tigers, who are ranked #2 in the state, would be Male, who is ranked #17 in the state, respectively.

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Moving on to the Tiger Swimming & Diving team. It’s business as usual for the Tiger Sharks who look to shred the competition in their region. Their ultimate goal will be to win a national record 29th consecutive title, so Regionals will just be a stepping stone to that goal. Let’s look at those competing today:

Diving (competed Wednesday) – Blake Ansert and Kellen Murphy have secured spots in the State Meet as they placed 1st and 2nd, respectively. Mason Brown and Isaac Sostriach also placed in the Top 5 of the diving competition, but will have to wait until results from every region to see if they can slide in to the State Meet.

Seniors: Martin Nitzken, Keefer Barnum, Jack Harty, Peter Hurst, Chris Hurst, Patrick Baty

Juniors: Michael Eastman, Aldan Johnston, Dominic Tomchek, Cole Brown, Conner Lynn, Bailey Cox, Dane Rueff, Ryan Kitchen, Evan Smith

Sophomores: Grant Largen, Bdandt Wilhelmi, Griffin Kirsch, Michael Jones, Ramsey Knotts, Harrison Smith, Brevik Heitmann, Andrew Streater

Freshman: Conner Kang, Tom Irvine, Bennett Clark, Stephen Root, Will Cole, Kenton Whiteley, Hudson Stoutt

 

2017 Winter Signing Day

1st Row:

1st Row: Austin Cook (Campbellsville), Zac Collins (Purdue), Desmond Ridder (Cincinatti), Braidon Washburn (Lindsey Wilson). 2nd Row: Dallas Miles (Mount Union), Sam McDonogh (Morehead State), Blake Roshkowski (Bellarmine), and Curry Stevens (Tiffin)

Today was a big day for eight Tiger athletes, as they signed their Letters of Intent to enroll in their respective colleges and play at the next level. Congrats to the following athletes!

Austin Cook – Campbellsville: Cook has been a four year varsity team member and has contributed to the team every year. He currently wrestles in the 120 pound weight class.

Zac Collins – Purdue:Collins will be continuing the tradition of St.X punters going on to play with a D1 program. Following in the footsteps of his older brother Jake (WKU) and Mason King (Louisville), Zac was a very valuable member to the Tiger Football team this year. He earned numerous accolades including All-District and All-State Honors.

Desmond Ridder – Cincinatti: The Tiger Quarterback has been the offensive focal point for the team since he took over the reigns his junior year. Over his career, he has accounted for 3,142 total yards and 39 touchdowns.

Braidon Washburn – Lindsey Wilson: Washburn started at Outside Linebacker and was a centerpiece of the Tiger Defense this season. He led the team in forced fumbles and total tackles.

Dallas Miles – Mount Union: Dallas has been a member of the varsity wrestling team since his freshman year and has been a valuable member over the course of his career. He currently wrestles in the 152 pound weight class and is ranked #5 in Kentucky.

Sam McDonogh – Morehead State: Although McDonogh did not get to play his senior season due to injury, McDonogh will sign on to kick at Morehead State. As a junior, he was named to the All-District team and was one of the most consistent kickers in the Louisville Area.

Blake Roshkowski – Bellarmine: Blake has been a valuable member to the football and lacrosse teams since his sophomore year. Roshkowski committed to play D1 Lacrosse with his brother Will during his junior year. However, he wasn’t able to suit up his junior lacrosse season due to an ACL tear, and had the same injury during this past football season. However, in the time that Roshkowski has been able to play, he was one of, if not THE best midfielders in Kentucky. He was named to 1st Team All State as a sophomore.

Curry Stevens – Tiffin: Stevens has been a member of the Varsity Soccer team since his junior season. He primarily played outside back for the Tiger Soccer team.

Tiger Wrestling Team Takes on Trinity

 

The Tiger Wrestling team will face off tomorrow against the Shamrocks in the Wills Arena tomorrow at 7:00 PM. The team is currently ranked #2 in the state according to KentuckyWrestling.com, while Trinity comes into the dual unranked.

This year, St.X has far and away been the best team in the Louisville area. They have won a couple of meets this year including: The Dragon Invitational, the Firebird Classic, the Ryle Rumble, the Jefferson County Tournament of Champions, and most recently the State Duals.

The team has multiple wrestlers that are ranked in the top 5 of their weight class, including: #2 Nate Wheeler (120), #5 Austin Cook (126), #2 Konner Kraeszig (138), #4 Clayton Hanson (145), #5 Dallas Miles (152), and #5 Cameron Ward (160).

This will be students’ one big chance to catch the wrestlers in action this year, so be sure to support the squad tomorrow. Your very own Student Activities Council will provide a growl towel for every student that comes to support the team. Get out and get rowdy!

Lineup posted below:

106 – Nathan Ohlmann ’20
113 – Joshua Schmidt ’17
12o – Nate Wheeler ’19
126 – Austin Cook ’17
132 – Kaden Darbo – ’18
138 – Konner Kraeszig ’18
145 – Clayton Hanson ’17
152 – Dallas Miles ’17
160 – Cameron Ward ’18
170 – Austin Towles ’17
182 – Zach Cumella ’17
195 – Justin Voelker ’17
220 – Ben Depriest ’19
285 – Isaac Marrett ’18

 

Tiger Sports Schedule: Week of December 4th, 2016

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Monday, December 5th 

4:30 PM – Freshman Basketball @ Seneca
6:00 PM – JV Basketball @ Seneca
7:30 PM – Varsity Basketball @ Seneca

Thursday, December 8th 

4:00 PM – Bowling vs. Male @ Executive Strike and Spare

Friday, December 9th 

4:30 PM – Freshman Basketball vs. Covington Catholic
6:00 PM – JV Basketball vs. Covington Catholic
7:30 PM – Varsity Basketball vs. Covington Catholic
8:00 PM – Hockey vs. Henry Clay at Iceland

Saturday, December 10th 

Archery Practice Tournament @ Atherton
9:00 AM – Wrestling @ Ryle
9:00 AM – Wrestling – King of the Bluegrass @ Fairdale High School
2:00 PM – Swimming & Diving @ Cincy St.X
3:45 PM – Varsity Basketball vs. Newport Central Catholic at Bardstown High School

Tiger Sports Schedule: Week of November 27th, 2016

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It’s another full week for the Tiger Sports teams. With the Basketball teams getting their seasons underway this week, all of the Winter Sports teams are now in season. Their first home game will be played on Thursday against Collegiate. Also, the Tiger Cross Country team will finish their season in Portland, OR at NXN Nationals. The team is currently seeded 9th overall and are looking for a Top 10 finish for the first time in history.

Monday, November 28th 

6:00 PM – JV Basketball vs. South Oldham
7:15 PM – Freshman Basketball vs. South Oldham

Tuesday, November 29th

4:30 PM – Freshman Basketball @ Central
6:00 PM – JV Basketball @ Central
7:30 PM – Varsity Basketball @ Central

Wednesday, November 30th 

6:15 PM – Swimming & Diving vs. Ballard

Thursday, December 1st

7:30 PM – Varsity Basketball vs. Collegiate (First Home Game! GOLD OUT)

Friday, December 2nd

8:00 PM – Hockey vs. Owensboro at Iceland

Saturday, December 3rd

9:00 AM – Wrestling – Moeller Super 8
9:00 AM – Wrestling – Dixie Duals
11:35 AM – Cross Country – Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon 
12:00 PM – Bowling – Crimson Baker tournament

The EXPY Goes To…

The EXPY Awards

Tiger Nation, we want to thank you for your participation in this year’s EXPY Awards. It’s been an amazing year in Tiger Sports, and these awards are to help celebrate that. Over 5,000 votes were cast online at wstxsports.com. And now we are happy to present the 2016 EXPYS Awards! Congrats to this year’s winners!

Best Athlete

 

Connor McKim | Photo by Tim Porco

Connor McKim | Photo by Tim Porco

Tiger Basketball’s Connor McKim will take home one of the premier awards in Best Athlete. McKim was the absolute star of a rejuvenated team this year. Tiger Nation, over the year we were able to see McKim lead his team to victories over the top-ranked teams in Kentucky. We were able to see him put up ridiculous numbers all season long, averaging over 24 points per game. He even clipped the 1,000 point mark along the way. We can’t say enough about what Connor McKim did for the Basketball Program and Saint Xavier Community this year. It’s an understatement to say this award was deserved. Congrats Connor on earning the 2016 Best Athlete Award!

1. Connor McKim, Tiger Basketball
2. Matthew Thomas, Tiger Track and Field
3. Adam Elliot, Tiger Baseball

Best Team

 

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The 2016 EXPY for Best Team goes to the Tiger Baseball team! This is the first award for Tiger Baseball’s big night. Tiger Baseball won their second championship in three years on a mind-blowing postseason run. They now have the outright lead for most baseball state titles with seven. With tying our own state record for nine state championships in one year, Tiger Baseball had some stiff competition to win this one.

1. Tiger Baseball
2. Tiger Cross Country
3. Tiger Swimming and Diving

Best Coach

 

Coach Chuck Medley | Photo by Tim Porco

Coach Chuck Medley | Photo by Tim Porco

The 2016 EXPY Award for Best Coach goes to Chuck Medley of Tiger Cross Country! Early in the polls, Coach Porta was leading, but Coach Medley quickly turned that around. This award was well deserved, as he led the Tiger Cross Country team to their 21st state title in a dominating performance. All seven of the runners placed in the top 11 at the state championship race. He must have been telling his guys to vote everyday, because he was not only to beat the coach of the Best Team, but also the two-time reigning champ in Coach Larkin.

1. Chuck Medley, Tiger Cross Country
2. Andy Porta, Tiger Baseball
3. Todd Larkin, Tiger Swimming and Diving

Best Game

 

Photo by Clay Jackson of Lexington Herald Leader

Photo by Clay Jackson of Lexington Herald Leader

With the 2015-2016 year being filled with memorable games, this was definitely one of the toughest categories to win. This year’s winner for Best Game is “Mudd’s Walk-off” vs. West Jessamine in the state tournament. It was a matchup of the two past state champions in what was sure to be an epic game. The Tigers lead most of the game behind Adam Elliot’s pitching, but West Jessamine tied it up in the seventh inning. Mudd had different plans, however. The rising senior had a 2-1 count, and on the next pitch, he sent it over the left-field fence. Ball game. Tigers win.

1. Tiger Baseball vs. West Jessamine (Mudd’s Walk-off)
2. Matthew Thomas winning the Dream Mile @ St.X
3. Tiger Basketball vs. Male (District Championship)

Best Championship Performance

 

 

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The Best Championship Performance Award goes to Connor Holden! No one would’ve thought that Holden would be dishing out the final out in the state title. With the two aces in Daniel Fischer and Adam Elliot being ineligible to pitch, Holden had to step up. And that he did. Holden came in and pitched a stellar game. The Tigers went on to win the game 1-o, but they only needed one run behind Holden’s awesome performance.

1. Connor Holden’s shutout in the state title game
2. Sam Mudd and Cam Scheler’s back-to-back walk offs in the state baseball tournament
3. Cross Country placing all runners in the Top 11 on their way to a state championship

Breakthrough Athlete of the Year

 

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Connor Holden is having himself quite the night, winning four awards. Holden controlled this category from start to finish; he won in an absolute landslide, owning 44% of the votes. His freshman year, Holden wasn’t even on the team (little bit of a Michael Jordan vibe here). However, he wasn’t going to curl up and feel bad for himself. He worked his butt off to make the team the next year. He showed how hard he worked by throwing a no-hitter in his first start. Fast-forward a year later, and he is throwing a shut out in the state championship game. What a ride it’s been for Connor Holden, and congrats on winning the 2016 EXPYS Award for Best Breakthrough Athlete!

1. Connor Holden, Tiger Baseball
2. Brewer Cahalan, Tiger Rugby
3. Joey Mackin, Tiger Lacrosse

Tiger Pride Award

 

Tiger Baseball celebrates their victory over West Jessamine | Photo from @stxtigers

Tiger Baseball celebrates their victory over West Jessamine | Photo from @stxtigers

Ending a trophy filled night, Tiger Baseball wins the 2016 Tiger Pride Award! As said before, the Tiger Baseball team won the state title on a ridiculous postseason run. First, they defeated the #1 ranked team in Kentucky and #6 ranked in the nation, Greenup County. Next, they defeated their next two opponents with walk-offs. To cap it off, they win a record seventh state title. What was there not to love about this team? Tiger Baseball showed just how great Saint Xavier High School is, and we are incredibly proud to have been able to be apart of their run.

1. Tiger Baseball
2. Tiger Basketball
3. Tiger Cross Country

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!

 

 

Tiger Wrestling finishes 5th at State

The Tiger Wrestling team finishes the season with a 5th place finish at the 2016 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships.

FINAL Team Scores
1. Union County – 187.5
2. Woodford County – 140.5
3. Oldham County – 130.5
4. Trinity – 118.5
5. St. Xavier – 117.0

Individual Tiger Performances
106 – Nate Wheeler placed third after winning by decision over Adam Bender of Lexington Catholic in the 3rd Place Match
113 – Konner Kraeszig finished second after losing by decision to Tanner Yenter of Campbell County in the Championship Match
120 – Austin Cook placed 7th after winning by decision over Jacob Dodd of Wayne County in the 7th Place Match
145 – Dallas Miles placed fourth after losing by decision to Mason Smith of Walton-Verona in the 3rd Place Match
182 – Elijah Allgeier finished second after losing by decision to Max Emerson of Oldham County in the Championship Match

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.