St. Xavier Wins League All-Sports Trophy Again


Posted on 5/16/2018 at 9:41 a.m.

Bombers Hold Off Moeller’s Spring Surge For Seventh Straight 

St. Xavier High School held off a furious charge by Moeller in the spring, with the Crusaders finishing first in the league in all four varsity sports in the most recent season, to win the 2017-18 Greater Catholic League South Division All-Sports Trophy for the seventh straight year.  The Bombers finished first or tied for first in the GCL South in five sports during this academic year – cross country, football and golf in the fall, swimming and diving in the winter, and then tied with Moeller in tennis this spring, to finish with a total of 73 points – four ahead of Moeller’s 69.  Elder was third at 54, followed by La Salle with 44. 

A team receives eight points for finishing first in a sport, six points for second place, four for third and two for fourth.  The points for each sport are then added together for the final score to determine the standings.  Moeller won league titles in basketball, baseball, track & field, and volleyball, finished tied for first in tennis, and was second in soccer, and swimming and diving.  The Crusaders were the last school besides St. Xavier to earn the all-sports honor, winning back in the 2010-11 academic year after finishing first or second in the 12 varsity sports used to calculate the award’s point totals.  St. Xavier was second in the standings that academic year. 

St. Xavier got off to a quick start last fall, by winning three league titles and finishing second in the fourth to earn 30 points, taking a 10-point lead over Elder – which was second at the time with 20 points, and Moeller third at 18.    Elder was the only GCL South school besides Moeller and St. Xavier to win a league title, earning first-place points in two winter sports – bowling and wrestling.  The Panthers also finished second in cross country and golf last fall.  La Salle was second in four sports, football in the fall and then three in the winter – basketball, bowling and wrestling.