The Eagles spring sports season ended with two groups being named state champions. Read more to see how each team did on the diamond, field, court, and track this spring.
In honor of the Eagles baseball team and women’s track 4x100 relay both winning state titles, a Celebration of Champions will be held in the CJ auditorium on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend this community event.
Update: Congratulations - the Eagles are back-to-back champions! The team defeated Gilmour Academy 4-2 on Sunday, June 9.
Details about a school celebration will be released in the coming days.
Update: The Eagles defeated Van Wert 7-1 on Saturday, June 8 in the state semi-final. They will face Gates Mills Gilmour Academy at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. Additional game information is at the bottom of this story.
First Report: It’s a hat trick for the Eagles baseball team.
Update: Congratulations to the women’s 4x100 relay team for winning the state title! Other race results included:
After 20 seasons, Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School head baseball coach Mike Barhorst is retiring.
“There have been no regrets,” said Barhorst. “I’ve had wonderful team parents over the years and have made many friends. I even met my current wife, Lisa, because of CJ baseball. I will always be a CJ Eagle!”
Barhorst, a 1985 graduate of the school, currently has a 144-113 overall coaching record.
“The early years were a struggle,” Barhorst laughed.
We welcome Charlie Szabo ‘98 as the next head coach for the Eagles men’s basketball team. Szabo played basketball for the Eagles during his time at the high school and has served in various roles with the men’s basketball team for 15 seasons. His most recent role was the head coach for the junior varsity men’s basketball team and the associate head varsity coach.
Six students in the Class of 2019 signed their letter of intent to continue playing the sport they love or protecting our country as part of the CJ Signing Day.
Shane Cokes, Logan Jennings, Hunter Johns, Brendan Kadel, Abby Rau, and Nick Wissman all made their commitments on Tuesday, April 2.
Read more about what’s next for each student:
The winter sports season was full of great wins, some tough losses, and tearful goodbyes to coaches. Learn more about each sports’ season highlights below:
The men’s basketball team earned several accolades this season, including winning the GCL North, being named #1 in the AP DII state ranking poll for two weeks in a row, and finishing #7 in the final AP DII state ranking poll.
We welcome Dave Burrows as the new head coach for the CJ women’s soccer program. Burrows, who has nearly 30 years of soccer coaching experience, most recently served as the assistant JV coach for the Eagles women’s soccer team.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to be a part of a great team,” said Burrows. “CJ has a strong tradition of faith, education, and athletics — we want to continue making that our focus.”
Update: Congratulations to the men's wrestling team! Hunter Johns placed third in the state and Isaiah Wortham placed fourth.
First report: The four wrestlers representing CJ at the state tournament only have one goal in mind. Winning.
David Frederick ‘21, Hunter Johns ‘19, Nick Machuca ‘20 and Isaiah Wortham ‘20 were cheered on by classmates as they participated in a Walk to State on Thursday, March 7. The wrestlers were flanked by other members of the team and first-year head coach Joel Sanchez.