Winter Sports Wrap Up

The winter sports season saw new teams, state runs, and new records. Students and coaches tested their limits and grew as a team throughout their seasons. 
Highlights for the season included a district and regional championship title as well as an OHSAA State Final Four appearance from boy’s basketball, a district championship title and 5th place state ranking from Jeffrey Blair ‘25 from wrestling, and a OATCCC state championship  title from Te'aira Braham Patrick '25 in the 200m race. 
“Work ethic is having an understanding that team and individual goals are only accomplished through a sacrifice of time, energy, and sweat,” said Anthony Turner ‘04, athletic director. “The number of accolades that were collected amongst our winter sports teams is proof that our coaches and student-athletes have great respect for that character trait on and off their specific field/court of play. Our coaches have done a great job of leading by example and making the small things matter.”
“The great coach John Wooden once said that ‘Winning is a by-product of doing all the little things correctly’,” Turner continued.
Congratulations to all students, especially those in the class of 2023 who have participated in their final season.
Men's Basketball
The boy’s basketball team finished with a 26-3 record; GCL Championship, District Championship, Regional Championship, OHSAA State Final Four appearance, and GCL coed All-League Awards
Coach Awards
Coach Charles Szabo ‘98 GCL Coach of the Year, District 15 Coach of the Year
GCL All League 1st Team 
George Washington III ‘23: GCL - Player of the Year, District 15 - Senior All Star Team and Player of the Year, All Southwest Ohio - 1st team and Player of the Year, All-State - 1st team and Player of the Year, Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year. 
Evan Dickey: All Southwest Ohio - Honorable Mention
GCL All League 2nd Team 
Jackson (B.B.) Washington ‘24: District 15 - Underclass All-Star Team, and Underclassman of the Year. All Southwest Ohio - Honorable Mention
Women's Basketball
CJ’s girl’s basketball team finished with a 14-9 overall record, finishing third in the GCL. 
GCL 1st Team
Kennedy Gadson ‘23: District 15 Awards - Senior All-Star
Brooke Haywood ‘25: District 15 Awards - Underclassmen Award
Mens/Womens Swim Team
Under first-year head coach Erin Staley, the swim team set many personal records on their way to GCLs and Districts. 
GCL Coed All-League Awards
1st Team- Adam Kutter '23 (500 Freestyle)
2nd Team-Adam Kutter '23  (100 Butterfly)
3rd Team- Alex Brown '24 (100yd Backstroke), Addie Woessner  (100 Butterfly)
District Swim Team Results
Adelyn Woessner '26 - 16th in 200 Individual Medley. 15th in 100 Fly
Girls 200 Freestyle relay team finished 21st.
Girls 400 freestyle relay team finished 19th.
Alex Brown '24 - Finished 11th in the 200 freestyle and 18th in 100 breaststroke
Adam Kutter '23 - finished 10th in 100 Fly & 500 freestyle
Boys 200 medley finished 18th
Wrestling Coed
Boys wrestling placed in the top 10 out of 46 schools at District tournament. The girls made CJ and league history as the first girls team to compete at the first ever Girls GCL wrestling tournament. 
GCL coed All-League Awards
1st Team - Ronald Johnson '26, Michael Kennedy '25, Jeffrey Blair '25
2nd Team - Mishaun Stevens '24, James Musto '23
3rd Team - Armani Frye-Owens '24
GCL coed All-League Awards - First Girls GCL Wrestling Tournament
1st Team- Gabby Kennedy '24
2nd Team- Brooklyn Askew '26, Mariah Gibson '25
3rd Team- Navaeh Sherman '25
Wrestling District Tournament
District Champion - Jeffery Blair ‘25: 285 pound weight class 
Ronald Johnson places 5th in Districts
OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament 
Jeffery Blair ‘25 - Placed 5th in the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament in the 285 weight weight class. 
Mens Bowling
GCL coed All-League Awards
1st Team- Jason Caldwell '24
2nd Team- Daniel Doyle '24
3rd Team- Chad Baird '23
District Qualifier
Jason Caldwell '24
Womens Bowling 
Women’s bowling finished 2nd in the GCL coed League.
GCL coed All-League Awards
1st Team- Izzy Schneider '25
2nd Team- Elianna Trimbach '23 , Shannon Wolfe '23
3rd Team- Cassie Vo '26
Indoor Track & Field
Te'aira Braham Patrick ran a 24.25 to win the girl's 200m title at the OATCCC State Championships.
Cheerleading had a great season and cheered on the teams with their room shaking energy, tight motions, and massive school spirit.