Weekly Update #27 – March 11, 2018

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Hockey The Wildcats three-peated as state champions this past Saturday. Friday the Cats beat Dublin Jerome 6-1 with goals from Bain Kurtz (4), Eric Lile and Alex Bilardo. Benny Savarino made 15 saves. The Wildcats won in 20T against St.Francis due to a game winning goal by Greg Langermeier. Aidan Millett, Cam Kurtz, Bain Kurtz, and Mike McCaffrey also scored. Congrats to the players coaches and managers on an excellent season resulting in our third straight state title.

Basketball The 2017-2018 Basketball ‘Cats had two contests this week, first on Wednesday and again on Saturday. On Wednesday, the Wildcats battled the Medina High School Bees at Strongsville High School for a trip to the Strongsville District Final. The Bees, who finished the regular season with a record of 6-17, were coming off a huge upset against the second seeded Brunswick Blue Devils last Saturday night and looked to continue their Cinderella run with a win over the ‘Cats. The game was tight throughout, with the Wildcats heading into the half with a 30-26 lead. Medina started the second half with an 8-3 run to take a 34-33 lead, but the Wildcats quickly regained control and eventually came out triumphant over the Bees, 58-55. Senior Luke Wiskes finished with 14 points to go along with six rebound and two blocks while fellow seniors Jon Barnes and Josh Ozanne each finished with 10 points. With true victory over the Bees, the Wildcats advanced to the Strongsville District Final at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University for their third matchup of the season with the St. Edward Eagles. The Wildcats fought hard and never gave up, but the Eagles red hot 55% shooting percentage, including 43% from three, proved to be too much for the Wildcats to handle as the Eagles prevailed 71-57. Leading the way once again for the Wildcats was senior forward Luke Wiskes, who finished off his basketball career at Wildcat High with a career-high 22 point performance, in addition to a game-high 10 rebounds. Fellow senior forward Josh Ozanne ended the game with 11 points.

This loss ended the Wildcats season, as the team finished with an overall record of 16-7. If you see any of the Basketball ‘Cats at school this week, please congratulate them on a great season.

Finally, St. Ignatius Basketball would like to thank this year’s senior players Luke Wiskes, Josh Ozanne, Neeko Melendez, Aymin Bahhur, Jon Barnes, and Dom DiNunzio, and senior managers Gabe Liberatore and Reilly Casey for their effort, support, and hard work both on and off the court for the St. Ignatius Basketball Program for the last four years. Your contributions will forever have a positive impact on St. Ignatius High School and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Until next season, Go ‘Cats!

Wrestling Going into the last week of the wrestling season, there were two remaining Mat cats- Michael Drobnick and Najee Lockett. These two competed at the State Championships. Najee had a 5th place finish and Michael an 8th place finish. This concludes the wrestling season. Congratulate the Najee and Michael on an amazing season!
Special thanks to Gabe Liberatore, Jack O’rourke, DJ Huff, Cian O’haimhirgin, and Nick Hong for providing assistance with the winter sport updates.

Miscellaneous

Speech & Debate Team The final Speech and Debate tournament was held on Saturday. The Novice tournament was for competitors throughout the state, competing in their first year. Congratulations to sophomore Cam Cupar, 2nd place in Informative Speaking and the Duo Interpretation team of freshmen John and Alex Daoud, who placed third.

Jeff Outcalt “Tired”

C.A.T. Meeting The Christian Action Team, or CAT, provides students opportunities to fulfill the mission of the school by practicing the Corporal Works of Mercy. CAT meets every Thursday in room 227 at 3 p.m. and is open to all grade levels.

Friday There will be no classes on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Spring Formal Bring a date to the Spring formal which will be on March 16th in Sullivan Gymnasium from 8-11. The cost of a bid is only $20 and you will have a great time! Bids will be sold during lunch periods in Rade.