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Multiple Teams · Cathedral Draws Richmond in Football Tourney


The Indiana High School Athletic Association has drawn the pairings for its 42nd annual football state tournament.  Reigning Class 5A champion Cathedral will play at Richmond in the opening round of the Class 5A tourney on Friday, October 24th.

Under the six-class system, Class 5A is comprised of 34 schools which means there are six four-team sectionals and two five-team sectionals.  The alignment provides 30 schools with byes into the sectional semi-final round, while four schools must play a first-round game to reduce the field to 32 teams.

In the two five-team sectionals, Mishawaka travels to South Bend Adams in sectional nine, while the Irish and Red Devils meet in Sectional 13.  Cathedral and Mishawaka also played opening round games in 2013.

Entering the 2014 tournament, Cathedral has won 24 consecutive post-season games and 44 of its last 46 playoff outings.  The Irish have won four consecutive state titles and championships six of the last eight years.  Cathedral has advanced to at least the semi-state round of the tournament each of the past eight seasons.

Cathedral is playing up a class in Class 5A for the second consecutive season as a result of the IHSAA’s success factor which is based on a school’s tournament success for the previous two-year period.  The Irish have already earned enough points in the current two-year period to at least remain in Class 5A through the 2016 season.  If Cathedral advances beyond the regional round in this year’s tournament, the Irish will move up to Class 6A for the 2015 and 2016 tournaments.

Sectional 13 – 5 teams (Records through Week 8 of Regular Season)

First Round (October 24)

Game 1: Indianapolis Cathedral (3-4) at Richmond (5-3)

Semifinals (October 31)

Game 2: Anderson (2-6) at Winner of Game 1 

 

Game 3: Zionsville (2-6) at Decatur Central (6-2)

Championship (November 7) 

Game 4: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3


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Girls Junior Varsity Cross Country, Girls Varsity Cross Country · Cathedral High School Varsity Cross Country takes 1st place


Varsity Cross Country

Saturday October 11th, 2014

10:30 AM

Place

1

Points

30

Final

Place Points
1 30

Opponents

Meet Recap

The Lady Irish Cross Country team placed 4 runners in the top 5 on the way to winning the team title at the Brebeuf Sectional Championship Meet. For the second year in a row, Junior Katherine Free won the individual title, while teammate and fellow Junior Ellen Flood repeated as Runner-up. Freshmen Erin Arney and Sophia Alatorre finished in the 4th and 5th spots, while Junior Ashley Yuska finished 18th to lock up the win over second place Brebeuf. Sophomores Anna Graves and Marissa Vander Missen were 25th and 27th.
This was the team’s second Sectional title in 3 years.
The Irish now advance to next week’s Regional meet, in Noblesville.


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Multiple Teams · Irish Win Second Straight


Cathedral scored 24 unanswered points in the first half Friday night at Hamilton Southeastern as the Irish cruised to a 31-17 victory over the Royals.  Quarterback Max Bortenschlager threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, while the Irish defense and special teams forced two key turnovers on the way to a second consecutive Cathedral victory.

Hamilton Southeastern scored first when Carter Poiry completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Schrank midway through the opening quarter.  Two plays after a Ben Stewart interception gave the Irish the ball at the Royals’ 49-yard-line, Bortenschalger connected with James Schultz for a 37-yard touchdown to tie the score 7-7.

Cathedral scored on its next three possessions.  Bortenschlager sneaked into the end zone on a two-yard-run, then threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Cross.  Vincent Alerding kicked a 35-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the first half put Cathedral in front 24-7 at the intermission.

After Hamilton Southeastern kicked a field goal in the third quarter, the Irish responded by recovering a fumbled punt at the Royals’ 27-yard-line.  Four plays later, Evan Christopher scored on a four-yard run to give Cathedral a 31-10 lead.  The Royals scored a touchdown with less than three minutes remaining in the game for the final margin.

Cross rushed for 135 yards on 24 carries.  In doing so, he surpassed the 2,000-yard rushing mark for his career.  The last Cathedral running back to do so was Gino Gillum who finished his career in 2012 with 3,620 rushing yards. Otis Shannon holds the school rushing record finishing his Cathedral career in 2000 with 7,560 yards.

Bortenschlager completed 11 of 23 passes for 177 yards.  Cross was the leading receiver with four catches for 85 yards.  The 31 points scored are the most in a game for Cathedral this season.  It was also the first game this year in which the Irish did not commit a turnover.  Cathedral’s defense allowed Hamilton Southeastern just 40 yards rushing and has still not allowed an opposing running back to rush for more than 100 yards in a game this season.

Cathedral improves to 3-and-4 overall, while the Royals fall to 3-and-5.  The Irish travel to Center Grove next Friday for the regular season finale against the 5-and-3 Trojans which have won four consecutive games.  Cathedral has victories in both of the previous meetings with Center Grove, winning 51-12 in 1991 and 24-22 in 1992.


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Multiple Teams · Irish Win Homecoming Game


Cathedral gave its homecoming fans something to cheer about Friday night as they braved the rain and wind to watch the Irish defeat Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger 24-9 at Lawrence North.  Cathedral dominated the second half, scoring 17 unanswered points to erase a halftime deficit and end a two-game losing streak.

The Irish jumped out to a 7-0 lead when Evan Christopher ran 14 yards for a touchdown on Cathedral’s opening possession.  However, the Saints forged a 9-7 halftime lead with a field goal at the end of the first quarter and a touchdown late in the second period.

Cathedral regained the lead in the third quarter on Max Bortenschlager’s 11-yard touchdown run.  Vincent Alerding kicked a 23-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and Christopher added a 32-yard touchdown run for the final margin.

The Irish rushed for a season-high 285 yards as both Caleb Cross and Christopher gained more than 100 yards on the ground.  Cross ran for 150 yards on 31 carries, while Christopher carried 13 times for 118 yards.  It’s the first 100-yard rushing performance at Cathedral for Christopher and the sixth time Cross has eclipsed the 100-yard mark.  The last time two Cathedral players rushed for more than 100 yards in the same game was 2012 when Gino Gillum and John Hummel did so at Lebanon.

The Irish defense held the Saints to 109 yards of total offense and negative 14 yards rushing.  Dwenger gained only 21 yards and three first downs in the second half.

Cathedral improves to 2-and-4 on the season, while the Saints fall to 4-and-3 with their third consecutive loss.  The Irish travel to class 6-A Hamilton Southeastern next Friday to face the 3-and-4 Royals.  It’s the first time that Cathedral will play Hamilton Southeastern during the regular season.  The Irish are unbeaten against the Royals in four tournament games.  Cathedral won the last meeting between the two schools in a 1992 sectional title contest 20-to-14 in overtime.


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Multiple Teams · Irish Storm Back, but Lose to Trinity


Cathedral lost for the fourth time in five games this season Friday night despite a furious fourth quarter comeback attempt.  The Irish fell to Louisville Trinity 31-19 at Lawrence Central High School.

Trinity jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first half on the strength of a near-perfect performance from senior quarterback Ryan Young.  Young completed 18 of 19 first half passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns, while Cathedral managed just 57 yards of total offense.

Neither team scored in the third quarter which meant the Irish had been held scoreless for eight consecutive quarters.  In the fourth quarter, the Irish got untracked and scored early, quickly, and often.

Starting at its own five-yard-line with 11:32 to play, Cathedral needed just five plays to move 95 yards with Caleb Cross running 27 yards for the first Irish points since the third quarter of the Bishop Chatard game two weeks earlier.

The Irish then recovered an onside kick, but Trinity forced Cathedral to punt after just three plays.  The Shamrocks fumbled Joe Shopper’s 52-yard punt and Kyle Hoeper recovered it at the 14-yard-line.  Four plays later, quarterback Max Bortenschlager sneaked into the end zone from two yards out to make the score 24-12 with 8:25 to play.

A Trinity punt then put the ball at the Irish nine-yard-line, but with 6:25 still remaining as Cathedral called all three of its timeouts to preserve the clock.  The offense responded again using less than two minutes to march 91 yards.  Bortenschlager capped the drive with a 19-yard touchdown pass to James Schultz and the Irish had reduced the deficit to 24-19.

After a failed onside kick attempt, Trinity decided to go for the first down on 4th and three at the Cathedral 43-yard-line.  The center snap was behind Young, but the ball took a Trinity bounce and he was able to pick it up cleanly.  In the scramble that followed, Young tossed the ball down the field to tight end Andrew DelVisco who scampered for a touchdown to put the game out of reach.

Bortenschlager finished the game 20 of 42 for 288 yards.  He completed 13 of 21 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown in the final quarter.  Cathedral’s defense allowed just 27 net rushing yards in the game.  The Irish kept Trinity running back Donald Brooks out of the end zone and held him to 75 yards on 20 carries.  Brooks entered the game averaging 169 yards and three rushing touchdowns per game.

Young finished the game with 27 pass completions in 28 attempts for 324 yards and four touchdowns. Trinity has now won four straight games to improve its record to 4-and-2.  The Shamrocks have prevailed in all four meetings with the Irish dating back to 2011.

Cathedral has a record of 1-and-4 heading into Friday’s homecoming matchup with Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger at Lawrence North.  The Saints enter the game 4-and-2 after losing their last two games.  The Irish have defeated Dwenger seven times in eight previous meetings.  Cathedral defeated the Saints 47-30 in Fort Wayne last season.


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Fighting Irish News · Cathedral High School Tennis Varsity Boys beats Avon High School 4-1


Sport Tennis Varsity Boys
Home Score 1 Away Score 4
Game Recap
Your 10th ranked Irish defeated No. 20 ranked Avon 4-1 in a great battle that went the distance
Box Scores
Location
Avon
Championship Games

Singles

Player Sets
Cathedral High School Timothy Mcnulty 2-6 6-2 2-6
Avon High School
Cathedral High School Charles Gomez 2-6 6-0 6-2
Avon High School
Cathedral High School David Kronenberger 6-3 6-3
Avon High School
Cathedral High School
Avon High School

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Player Player Sets
Cathedral High School Gary Schorr Mark Noe 4-6 6-3 6-2
Avon High School
Cathedral High School Joe Calandro Jack Lacy 6-4 6-1
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Fighting Irish News · Cathedral High School Tennis Varsity Boys falls to Carmel High School 0-5


Sport Tennis Varsity Boys
Home Score 5 Away Score 0
Game Recap
The number 10 Irish netters lost to a very tough Carmel team 0-5, Charles Gomez played well but lost in a three set battle
Box Scores
Location
Carmel
Championship Games

Singles

Player Sets
Cathedral High School Timothy Mcnulty 0-6 0-6
Carmel High School
Cathedral High School Charles Gomez 6-2 0-6 2-6
Carmel High School
Cathedral High School David Kronenberger 4-6 3-6
Carmel High School
Cathedral High School
Carmel High School

Doubles

Player Player Sets
Cathedral High School Gary Schorr Mark Noe 1-6 0-6
Carmel High School
Cathedral High School Joe Calandro Jack Lacy 0-6 2-6
Carmel High School
Cathedral High School
Carmel High School
Cathedral High School
Carmel High School

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Fighting Irish News · Cathedral High School Tennis Varsity Boys beats Heritage Christian School 5-0


Sport Tennis Varsity Boys
Home Score 0 Away Score 5
Game Recap
The Irish Netters defeated the Eagles 5-0
great job
Box Scores
Location
Championship Games

Singles

Player Sets
Cathedral High School Timothy Mcnulty 7-6 6-2
Heritage Christian School
Cathedral High School Charles Gomez 6-0 6-0
Heritage Christian School
Cathedral High School David Kronenberger 6-0 6-0
Heritage Christian School
Cathedral High School
Heritage Christian School

Doubles

Player Player Sets
Cathedral High School Mark Noe Gary Schorr 6-0 6-1
Heritage Christian School
Cathedral High School Joe Calandro Jack Lacy 6-0 6-0
Heritage Christian School
Cathedral High School
Heritage Christian School
Cathedral High School
Heritage Christian School

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Multiple Teams · Bombers Hold Irish Scoreless at Lucas Oil Stadium


Cincinnati St. Xavier forced Irish three turnovers in route to blanking Cathedral in high school football 27-0 Friday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.  It’s the first time the Irish have been held scoreless in their last 144 games dating back to a season-opening 19-0 loss to Ben Davis in 2004.  It’s just the fourth game in which the Irish haven’t scored in the last 20 seasons.

After an Irish fumble on the opening offensive play of the game, St. Xavier moved 18 yards in just three plays to score a touchdown and take a 7-0 lead.  The Bombers had a chance to add to the lead in the closing minutes of the first half.  However, with St. Xavier having the ball on the 7-yard-line, first and goal, the Cathedral defense kept the Bombers out of the end zone on four consecutive plays, including a stop by Gibran Williams on fourth and goal from the one-yard-line.

St. Xavier returned an interception for a touchdown late in the third quarter to increase its lead to 13-0, then scored two fourth quarter touchdowns for the final 27-0 margin.  The Irish defense allowed only 114 yards rushing and 159 yards passing, 75 yards coming on a touchdown pass in the final quarter.  Defensive back Ben Stewart led the Irish with 14 unassisted tackles.

Cathedral struggled on offense gaining just 27 yards rushing and converting only one of 13 third-down attempts.  The Irish advanced inside the St. Xavier 20-yard-line just once in the game.

Cathedral is now 1-and-3 heading into next Friday’s 7:30 pm game against Louisville Trinity at Lawrence Central.  The Irish have not beaten the Shamrocks in three previous meetings.  Trinity has won its last three games to enter Friday’s contest with a 3-and-2 record.


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Fighting Irish News · Cathedral High School Cross Country Varsity Girls finishes 12th place at Flashrock Invitational


Sport Cross Country Varsity Girls
Place 12 Points 291
Game Recap
The Lady Irish Cross Country Team took on 15 of the top 25 teams in Indiana, as well as the #2 team from Illinois, in the Championship division of the Flashrock Invitational. The previously unranked Irish placed 12th in the 26 team field, upsetting teams ranked as high as 15th. Avon took the top team honors, beating Hinsdale Central (IL) by 4 points. Hinsdale's Alexa Huaff was the individual winner, in a time of 17:49.8. Katherine Free was the top Cathedral finisher, placing 9th. Other top Cathedral finishers were Ellen Flood in 23rd, and Erin Arney in 46th.The meet was held at the Northview Christian Church course in Carmel, that will also be the site of the Carmel Semi-State in October.
Box Scores
Box Score:
Team Runner Position Time
Hinsdale Central (IL) Alexa Haff 1 17:49.8
Avon Taylor Nicholson 2 18:03.4
Greenwood Community Allie Dalton 3 18:15.0
Hinsdale Central (IL) Annie Zaher 4 18:21.0
Hamilton Southeastern Rachel Nichwitz 5 18:27.8
Avon Malyka Abramson 6 18:35.7
Hinsdale Central (IL) Reilly Revord 7 18:38.0
Fort Wayne Carroll Madison Fruchey 8 18:44.7
Cathedral Katherine Free 9 18:45.8
Hamilton Southeastern Courtney Pfanstiel 10 18:46.6
Plainfield Sam Woodford 11 18:48.7
Columbus North Rachel Brougher 12 18:50.9
Avon Courtney Kerr 13 18:52.9
Avon Kelsie Mothersead 14 18:55.4
Hinsdale Central (IL) Grace McCabe 15 18:57.1
Fort Wayne Carroll Stacy Metzger 16 18:59.1
Pendelton Heights Alex Buck 17 19:04.3
North Harrison Ashton Bosler 18 19:05.5
Westfield Devon Leahy 19 19:05.8
Zionsville Samantha Mitchell 20 19:06.1
Zionsville Sydney Meyers 21 19:08.5
Fort Wayne Carroll Allison Thomas 22 19:09.2
Cathedral Ellen Flood 23 19:11.3
Columbus North Allison Coffey 24 19:11.6
Columbus North Sierra Lax 25 19:13.3