2017-2018 Winter Sports Season in Review

On the court, in the pool, on the mat, on the track or in the bowling alley - the winter sports season was again successful for the Eagles. Learn more about each team’s season highlights:

Men’s Basketball
Record 11-15
“Our record doesn’t begin to tell the story of our season,” emphasized head coach Joe Staley ‘72.
The team, which was picked to finish last in the GCL North, finished second and made a tournament run including winning sectionals and finishing in the district finals.
During the course of the season, the Eagles defeated league champion Bishop Fenwick and Alter three times, including in the sectional finals.
“Although we are losing a group of great senior leaders, we will return several talented players next year,” added Staley.

Post-Season Honors
All-GCL First Team
Milton Gage

All-GCL Second Team
Jack Nauseef
Dominc Wilcox

Women’s Basketball
Record 10-14
Both the JV and Varsity teams placed second in the GCL North. Highlights from the season included beating Alter, at Alter, for the first time in eight years, new head coach Randy Duff shared. 

Post-Season Honors
GCL Athlete of the Year
Dallas Jones

All-GCL First Team
Dallas Jones
Annie Weckesser

All-GCL Second Team
Eve Monaghan

Jones was also chosen to represent CJ during the District 15 All-Star Game.

Men’s and Women’s Bowling
13 young men and women represented CJ during the bowling season. While the team didn’t win many matches, all members had a fun season!

Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving
“This was the best season in CJ’s history of swimming - I’m so proud of this team!” shared head coach Kate Whistler. Highlights from the season included the women’s team winning the GCL and sectional competitions. Several school records were broken throughout the season including both the men and women’s 200 medley relay, men’s 400 freestyle relay, women’s 400 medley relay, men’s and women’s 100 backstroke, and the women’s 500 freestyle. The Eagles also sent 10 members to the state competition, the largest squad to be sent to state in CJ’s history.

Post-Season Honors
GCL Coach of the Year
Kate Whistler

All-GCL First Team
Macleary Moran (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle)
McKenzie Reid (100 backstroke)
Jorge Zelina (100 freestyle)

All-GCL Second Team
McKenzie Reid (100 butterfly)
Mason Wilkson, Matthew Keaty, Jeff LaBianco, Jorge Zelina (200 medley relay)
Jorge Zelina (200 freestyle)
Mason Wilkson (100 backstroke)
Logan Brown, Sebastian Gongora, Matthew Keaty, Jorge Zelina (400 freestyle relay)
McKenzie Reid, Brianna Gracey, Lily Davis, Macleary Moran (200 medley relay) 

Indoor Track & Field
The indoor track & field team had a successful season including sending 16 students to the state competition. Highlights from that meet included Preston Grant finishing 7th in the 200, the women's 4x200 relay finishing 2nd, and Julia DiLoreto finishing 4th in the long jump.  During their debut meet of the season, the women’s 4x200 placed 1st and the men’s 4x200 placed second.
Head coach Jerry Puckett shared that he was proud of the indoor season, and was looking forward to what was ahead for the outdoor season, as the indoor season is usually a good predictor of the outdoor season.

Wrestling
“The 2017 – 2018 season will go down as one of the most successful seasons in CJ Wrestling history,” head coach Larry Dryden said. “In dual competition, the team finished the regular season 3 – 1, and then proved themselves in dual competition by finishing as Regional Runner-up in the OSHAA Team Dual Tournament. In regular tournament competition the team rolled all season long, placing 6th in the GMVWA Holiday Tournament, 1st at the Bellbrook Invitational, 1st at the Catholic Invitational Tournament, 1st at the Eaton Invitational, and 1st at the GCL Tournament. In post-season competition, the Eagles were runner-up at the Sectional (13 teams) and District Tournament (51 teams).

“Nine wrestlers qualified from the sectional to district competition, including Chris Rau, Lance Roberts, Isaiah Wortham, Thomas McGraw, Nick Machuca, Micah Marshall, David Frederick, Hunter Johns and Elijah Cochran. Omar Brown qualified as a district alternate. Four wrestlers qualified for the State Tournament: Isaiah Wortham (placed 8th), Micah Marshall (placed 5th), David Frederick and Hunter Johns (placed 4th).  Thomas McGraw qualified as a alternate to state. The team placed 15th at State out of the 105 that competed.

“Individual accomplishments were amazing this season, including Wortham who had 34 wins, McGraw who had 32 wins, Machuca who had 32 wins, Marshall who had 41 wins, Johns who had 42 wins and Frederick who had 33 wins. Johns led the team in pins with 27.

“Marshall finished his career at CJ with 139 wins and two state appearances and McGraw with 126 wins and a four-time district qualifier.”

Post-Season Honors
GCL Coach of the Year
Larry Dryden

All-GCL First Team
Dylan Johns
Chris Rau

Nick Machuca
Micah Marshall
David Frederick
Hunter Johns
Elijah Cochran

All-GCL Second Team
Lance Roberts

Posted April 2, 2018