Weekly Update – January 21, 2019


By Dillion Gallagher ’19

The audacity of that snowstorm to come on a long weekend instead of during the school week is something else. Either way, I hope you enjoyed the break, even though you’re probably doing all your homework right now.

Basketball: On Saturday, the Cats traveled to Cleveland Central Catholic and lost to the Ironman by a score of 72-66 in OT. Senior Lucas Bielek led the way with 17 points. Tonight, the cats travelled to the purple palace, home of the VASJ Vikings, to take on the number 4 team in northeast Ohio. The Cats dominated from the start and picked up a huge win by a score of 76-58. Junior Dan Nunez had an outstanding game with 19 points and five threes.

Swimming/Diving: The Saint Ignatius Swimming and Dive team traveled to Maryland this weekend. The team placed 4th at the National Catholic Schools Meet with a stronger presence than last year. Will Claus helped secure the top 5 finish placing 2nd in Diving. Tyler Hong had a personal best in his 100 back while setting the meet record and school record. All three relays placed Top 5 in the meet. Overall, the team and finalists had an impressive meet. This weekend, the team hosts their senior night at CSU against Brunswick, and on Saturday they swim Blazer Invitationals at HB.

Wrestling: The MatCats took down the Catholic Invitational Tournament over the weekend. As a team, they finished 3rd while also having 7 individual place winners. Matthew Whipkey (126) took 2nd, and Johnny Novak (106), Patrick McGraw (132) and Jack Bush (120) took 3rd. Finally, Josh Dinya (170) and Timmy Putka finished 4th. 

Bowling: After the bad weather cancelled Saturday’s match, the AlleyCats competed again today. Unfortunately, they did not advance today but are looking to focus on the upcoming sectionals. 

Hockey: The hockey team won the annual Jesuit Cup this past weekend. They had a dominant run, beating St. Joseph’s 7-1, Loyola Quebec 7-0, St. Ignatius Chicago 8-1, and beating Loyola Chicago 4-3 in the final.

Senior Quote: “My house’s heat has been broken for the past 5 days but I’d still rather stay here than go to school” – Sam Hoag

Preview of the Preview of the Week:Another four day week this week.
– Thursday: Wellness Screenings- Friday: Extended HR Schedule for the 81st Annual Scholarship Drive Kick-Off

PodCats: This weekend, the band Category 5, featuring Greg Kondas ’19 and Bill Wolf ’19, made it through the first round of the High School Rock Off at the Rock Hall. Here is an interview PodCats did with them last week http://www.saintignatiuseye.org/2019/01/16/podcats-2-26-category-5/. They’ll participate in the Rock Off Final Exam on Feb 16. 

Food Drive: In the upcoming weeks, the Conservative Caucus and the Democratic Ignatians on Politics will be sponsoring a food drive to assist those who have been affected by the government shutdown. Details will be released soon as to what items can be brought in and when, but canned or nonperishable items are best. If your family has been affected, please contact me.