Fall Athletic Season in Full Swing

The fall athletic season is in full swing and the Eagles are flying high! As we near the halfway point, take a look back on some of the excitement so far this year.

Loud and proud, the members of “Eagle Pride” are marching in a new direction this year under the leadership of Debi Schutt, performing arts department chair. Eagle Pride encompasses CJ’s wind and percussion musicians -- formerly grouped as the pep band -- and includes energetic performances by color guard members Kaylee Piatt ‘14, Lindsey Boyd ‘15, Gabby Turner ‘16
Kamaria Turner ‘16, and Fidela Tuyisange ‘15 (pictured above). Recent additions to the team include Elizabeth Duckett '17, Shaelynn Houston '15, Brenea Wiley '15 and Mekayla Bailey '16. At over 45 strong, Eagle Pride participation is up by 34 percent from a year ago and has more than doubled in the last five years.

Fans are invited to see and hear the next Eagle Pride performance at home varsity football games, at halftime of this Saturday's 7:30 p.m. UD women’s volleyball game, and during the St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

With three consecutive victories over schools in larger divisions, the undefeated CJ varsity football program is off to its best start since the 2002 state championship season. Bumping down to Division V for the 2013-14 seasons, the Eagles were ranked the top D-V team in the state in the first AP Poll released Sept. 17. The team's 34-20 victory August 29 over Troy marked the program’s 500th all-time win in school history.

Continuing a tradition of success, the women’s golf team approaches postseason play with a 19-1 record. The Eagles' only loss came at the hands of D-I Ursuline Academy, a fellow GCL member. This Saturday, Sept. 21 the girls hope to take home the GCL Coed title at the league tournament and begin their march back to state. Since the start of their state championship winning season in 2011, the Eagles boast a .915 regular season winning percentage.

The varsity women’s tennis team continues to heat up in the final days of the 2013 regular season. The Eagles are 13-4 overall and undefeated in league play after defeating Alter Sept. 19 to take hold of the lone spot atop the GCL Coed division. Cheer on the girls in the OHSAA sectional tournament Oct. 2, 3 and 5 at Centerville High School.

Both men’s and women's cross country teams took second place in the Alliance Running Cross Country Invitational D-II race at the Miami Valley Career Tech Center on Sept. 14 . The Alliance Invitational is considered one of the most competitive races of the year. Helen Wittman ‘15 (20:06) led girls team and finished fourth overall in a field of 127, while Conor Hickey ‘14 (17:15) paced the boys team by finishing ninth overall in a field of 230. (View complete boys and girls results). The Eagles will race the same course in the OHSAA district meet on Oct. 19.