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Football Celebrates 50th Anniversary

In the final contest of the 2014 regular season this Friday, Oct. 31, the Eagles and Knights varsity football programs will meet for a 50th consecutive year. The anniversary game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Springboro High School.

50th Anniversary - program coverThis year’s game actually marks the 53rd meeting between two of Dayton’s most prestigious high school football powers. In addition to the annual regular season showdown, colloquially coined “The Game,” the teams also met in the playoffs in 2004 (CJ, 48-24) and 1984 (Alter, 7-0). Alter leads the all-time series at 32-19-1.

Eagles Serve it up Twice in State Finals

CJ women’s tennis players earned the right to play in Ohio’s two most prestigious high school tournaments this postseason.

The Eagles not only qualified as a team for the Ohio Tennis Coaches’ Association (OTCA) state final four, but coach Jim Brooks also sent his program’s top two players to the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) singles state championship this October.

Eagles Eyeing State Championships

Congratulations to the women's golf team on making a sixth consecutive state championship appearance Oct. 10-11 at Ohio State University's Gray Course. The Eagles finished fourth, shooting 692 as a team over the two-day tournament.

CJ entered its final match with a near-perfect record, having collecting championships in the GCL Coed, sectional and district tournaments. This year's top players included co-captain Sarah Downing '15, co-captain Ellie Cronin '16, Lizzi Yeazel '16, Colleen Wagoner '16 and Sara Sue Bowman '17

CJ Football Moms Reconnect at Camp

Ask a CJ football mom about her favorite part of the fall season and you may be surprised to hear one of the most popular experiences comes in summer, well before the Eagles take their first snap on the gridiron.

It’s Moms’ Camp!

“I always love camp,” said CJ parent Dawn Oppy. Held this year in mid-July, Moms’ Camp provided a welcoming way for all parties to start the season and break the ice.

2014 Spring Sports Season in Review

It was an historic spring season for the Eagles, punctuated by fantastic postseason performances in baseball, crew, lacrosse, tennis and track & field. Altogether, CJ student athletes finished the 2013-14 school year earning runner-up honors among the eight Greater Catholic League Coed schools for the All-Sports Trophy with 118.5 points.

Team Highlights

BASEBALL - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, REGIONAL RUNNER-UP
Record: 15-11 (8-6 GCL)

Eagles Fly West for National Finals

Six Eagles rowers finished their season with the Dayton Boat Club (DBC) in Rancho Cordova, Calif. at the USRowing Youth National Championships held June 13-15 on Lake Notoma.

Among the 504 crews that competed in 18 events, two CJ crews advanced to the semifinals. The boys double with senior Tony Bogard placed 8th nationally (7:31.230) and the women’s pair with junior Sophie Johnson finished in 12th place (9:11.804).

CJ Track & Field Teams Send 15 to State

Best of luck to 15 Eagles student athletes who land their season at the OHSAA Division II state track meet June 6-7 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (directions).

Thirteen men’s and women’s runners will compete, with two serving as alternates, across five events. One relay team and a long jumper enter the state competition coming off regional championship-winning performances.

Cheer on our state qualifiers this weekend. The meet begins Friday at 9:30 a.m. and continues Saturday at 9 a.m.

Spring Signings for the Class of 2014

The latest signees from the CJ Class of 2014 include a pair of pioneers. Congratulations to seniors Julie Ward (lacrosse) and Braden Chipman (football). These student athletes join 12 of their classmates who will continue their athletic careers in college.

Julie Ward
LACROSSE - TRANNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY
Julie Ward signed her National Letter of Intent April 30 to play lacrosse for the Pioneers of Trannsylvania University.

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