Weekly Update #21 – January 29, 2018


Hockey The Cats played well all weekend splitting 1-1 versus the Hill. The Cats fell 5-1 in a tough contest, and came back Saturday to win 3-2 in what Coach O’Rourke called one of the ten best wins in team history. Joey Trobenter and Charlie Klenkar provided early goals, and Michael Boehm scored with a minute left. Savarino played well, and the team improved to 23-4-1 This weekend the team goes to Trenton MI for the MIHL Showcase.

Basketball The Wildcats took a tremendous step forward in their two contests this weekend. On Friday night, the team defeated the Garfield Heights Bulldogs, one of the top teams in Northeast Ohio in a signature win by a score of 72-59. Senior Jon Barnes led the ‘Cats with a strong performance, finishing with 20 points, nine rebounds, and four assists. Sophomore guard duo Chase Toppin and Tevin Jackson also played a great game. Toppin finished with 10 points, five rebounds, and four assists while Jackson had 12 points and four rebounds. On Saturday night, the Basketball ‘Cats were back in action for a contest against Cleveland Central Catholic High. The Wildcats took the Ironmen, another one of the area’s top teams, all the way to the end before dropping the game by one, 44-43. Jon Barnes again led the ‘Cats with 11 points. The Wildcats are back in action on Thursday night at home against John Marshall before a day off on Friday and a Saturday night contest on the road against Benedictine. The team also wants to give a huge shoutout to the student section, especially the student section leaders, for bringing a ton of energy to both games this weekend’s games! They couldn’t have done it without you!

Wrestling The Mat Cats competed with Berea-Midpark on Wednesday but lost in a tough dual. They’re back in action next Friday against CVCA and Bedford.

Swimming The swim cats had a great weekend with a big win over Brunswick, up next is the jv championship meet in Canton on Saturday.


Policy Debate Team The policy teams of Elias Najm & John Conway took 1st, Leonardo Villa-Forte & Henry Wade took 5th, and Thomas Kmet & Colin Moon took 6th. Our duo team of Alex & John Daoud broke to the final round and placed 5th overall. In POI, Prester Picket II broke to the final round and placed 4th overall. In humorous interpretation, Daniel DeVenney also broke to the final round and finished 7th overall. And finally, Jarred Meyer broke to the final round and finished 2nd and earned his final bid to go to the State Tournament in March. Saint Ignatius placed 6th in team sweepstakes out of 30 teams.

Academic Challenge On Saturday, a shorthanded, young Academic Challenge squad traveled to Cloverleaf for a tournament. The trio of Michael Donnelly, Chirs Haddad and Jason Zhang overwhelmed the opposition in their first seven matches. They fell just short in their eighth match of the day, losing by two questions in the round that would have qualified them for a berth in the regional tournament. They look forward to qualifying in a few weeks at their next tournament.

Speech Team The Speech team had its best tournament of the year as the following students advanced through the competition to make the final round of the Solon Tournament: senior Jarred Meyer, junior Prester JPickett II, sophomore Daniel DeVenney, and freshmen Alex and John Daoud. Jarred Meyer earned an automatic entry to the state tournament in March and, combined with the debaters, St. Ignatius earned a tournament sweepstakes award. The Speech and Debate team will compete at the district tournament this Saturday at Berea-Midpark to qualify for the state tournament.

Jeff Outcalt “My legs are shot from dancing at ASD last night, and only got worse at Mom Prom.”

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.

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