Bob McGee '80 Returns as Head Girls Soccer Coach, Replacing Williamson

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Wednesday, July 17th — Bob McGee ’80 was formally introduced as the Head Girls Soccer Coach at St. Francis DeSales High School yesterday.

Coach McGee last served as the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Gahanna-Lincoln High School for three season in from 2016-2018 where he coached the Golden Lions to a record of 40-6-11 which included a Division I district title in 2016 and two OCC-Ohio Division championships.

McGee has spent more than 20 seasons coaching with six different programs, including two prior coaching stints at DeSales from 1993-1996 and 2011-2012 where he captured Division II State Titles in 1995 and 2011 and State Runner-Ups in 2012.

Coach McGee replaces Doug Williamson, who stepped down on July 2nd due to health concerns.

Bob has a career coaching record of 340-69-52.

Welcome Back Coach McGee!

Bob McGee pictured far left with the 2011 State Championship Team

Bob McGee pictured far left with the 2011 State Championship Team


Athletic Department Seeking Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations

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June 7th, 2019 — The St. Francis DeSales Athletic Department is currently seeking nominations for the Fifth SFD Athletic Hall of Fame Class. Nominations received prior to July 1 will be considered for the 2019 Hall of Fame Class, which will be inducted on September 14th.

Old nominations are still with the department, and will be in consideration for this years Hall of Fame Class.

St. Francis DeSales Athletic Hall of Fame recipients are chosen by a committee, who will base their selections on a level of excellence in a particular sport (e.g. captain, team MVP, All-district, All-Ohio, etc.), especially as it relates to other teammates and the level of competition during the candidate's era. Consideration is also given to candidates who participated in multiple sports during their careers, even if their level of success varied in those sports. Finally, the committee attempts to select candidates that result in a class of inductees that appropriately represent the broad range of sports at St. Francis DeSales High School.

The criteria for selection is listed below.

  • Must be a graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School (Athlete)

  • Must be a past coach at St. Francis DeSales High School (Coach)

  • Current head coaches who have coached at St. Francis DeSales for a minimum of 5 years 

  • Must be 10 years removed from high school graduation (Athlete)

  • Must have demonstrated admirable athletic performance and honors 

  • Any exceptions as determined by the committee

If you would like to nominate a past athlete or coach for the SFD Athletic Hall of Fame, please submit your nomination online by clicking on the link below.  

Girls Lacrosse Wins Second State Title, Boys Track Places in Three Events at States

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GIRLS LACROSSE WINS SECOND STATE TITLE

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June 1, 2019 — The St. Francis DeSales Girls Lacrosse Team won the school’s Thirty-Second State Championship, and second in the sport of Girls Lacrosse! The Stallion’s finished the 2019 season with a record of 21-1, their only loss came in the season opener to 2019 Division I State Runner-Up, New Albany High School.

Sophomore, Carmela Cua had 7 saves in the 11-3 win over Chagrin Falls in the State Final hosted at Ohio Wesleyan University Selby Stadium. Senior, Sophia Finotti led the scoring for the Stallions with 5 goals, followed by Senior Grace Lensmire’s 4 goals.

The Girls Lacrosse Program won their first State Championship in 2016 with a 10-7 win over Chagrin Falls!


BOYS TRACK PLACES IN THREE EVENTS AT THE STATE TRACK MEET

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4X800M RELAY
The 4x800m Relay team made up of Caden Zellner, Jonathan Pusateri, John Shoemaker, and Ian McCandlish finished 6th in the State with a time of 8:04.15 to earn All-Ohio Honors!

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4X100M RELAY
The 4x100m Relay team made up of Isaiah Thomas, Jaylen Ball, Eric Nguyen, and Quintell Quinn finished 8th in the State with a time of 43.29 to earn All-Ohio Honors!

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200M DASH
Isaiah Thomas finished 8th in the State in the 200m Dash with a time of 22.80 to earn All-Ohio Honors!

4 Athletes Honored at Athletic Commitment Celebration

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May 21st, 2019 — St. Francis DeSales held the schools second Collegiate Athletic Commitment Celebration this school year to honor those student athletes who are continuing their athletic careers at the Division III and NAIA Level, as well as those who have recently made their decision to continue at Division I and Division II Institutions as scholarship athletes and preferred walk-ons.

Congratulations to the following athletes:

Mikey Cockerell – Ohio Wesleyan University – Soccer

Kayin Derden – Ohio Dominican University – Basketball

Cristian Gomez – Ohio Wesleyan University – Soccer

Cesar Ramirez – University of Mount Union – Soccer

The 4 athletes recognized today join 26 classmates who were recognized earlier this school year. Those athletes are:

Julia Anderson – Siena Heights University – Soccer

Tommy Clayton - Jacksonville University - Lacrosse

Josh Conroy – Otterbein University – Soccer

Colin Doyle – University of Akron – Baseball

Gabby Elliott – Denison University – Basketball

Nicholas Fuchs – University of Mount Union – Soccer

Sophia Finotti - University of Cincinnati - Lacrosse

Lexi Hall – Muskingum University – Volleyball/Track & Field

Mary Hazelton - University of Indianapolis - Lacrosse

Bo Hobgood - Newberry College (SC) - Football

Carter Hilleary - The Ohio State University - Lacrosse

Rodas Johnson - University of Wisconsin - Football

Chris Karras - Bowling Green State University - Football

Aaron Kauser – Capital University – Baseball

Ian McCandlsih – Wittenberg Universtiy – Track & Field

Lainey McGonigle – Alderson-Broaddus University – Volleyball

Dylan McKinney – Heidelberg University - Football

Kyla Payne - Ohio Dominican University - Softball

Madison Rennie - University of Kentucky - Soccer

Angelo Ricci – Denison University – Track & Field

Thomas Sauer – Heidelberg University – Baseball

Anthony Sciarroni - Alderson-Broaddus University - Football

Faith Strapp - Urbana University - Softball

Connor Thune – Otterbein University – Lacrosse

Joey Velazquez - University of Michigan - Football

Katie Zaremba – Catholic University of America – Volleyball

Caden Zellner – Wittenberg University – Track & Field

Erick Herzberg Introduced as New Head Girls Basketball Coach

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Thursday, May 16th — Erick Herzberg was formally introduced as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at St. Francis DeSales High School this evening.

Coach Herzberg last served as the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Westerville South High School for one season in which he led the Wildcats to a Division I District Championship.

Erick is no stranger the the Central Catholic League as he is a graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School and spent several years there as an assistant coach. His previous coaching experience also includes stops at Lakewood and Linden-McKinley.

Herzberg has a career coaching record of 57-38.

Welcome Coach Herzberg!

Those students that are interested in the Girls Basketball Program and were unable to attends tonight’s meeting are encourage to email Coach Herzberg at girlsbasketball@desales.co.

2019 Boys Golf Clinic

 
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2019 DESALES GOLF CLINIC

Open to incoming 6th, 7th & 8th grade boys interested in playing High School Golf

Monday June 17, 2019 from 2:00 PM-6:30 PM

Brookside Golf & Country Club
2770 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235

Cost - $40.00

Event Schedule:
2:00-2:30 Welcome/Introductions
2:30-3:30 Range/Instruction
3:30-6:00 9-holes on BGCC course
6:00-6:30 Pizza/Wrap-up

Presentations by both former and current Ohio State Golf Team Members, Ohio Football Great Jerry Rudzinski, Scott Anderson-former Professional Golfer and OSU Team Captain & Tony Pinson-Desales Varsity Golf Coach

To Register- Contact Coach Pinson at 614-314-7414 or boysgolf@desales.co

2019 Spring Sports Tournament Information

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Upcoming Events:

May 31st & June 1st - Boys Division II Track State Meet - at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
Schedule of Events

Regional Qualifiers (events):

  • Jaylen Ball (4x100, 4x200)

  • Ian McCandlish (4x200, 4x400)

  • Erik Nguyen (4x100)

  • Jonathan Pusateri (4x400, 4x800)

  • Quintell Quinn (4x100, 4x200)

  • Angelo Ricci (4x200)

  • John Shoemaker (4x800)

  • Isaiah Thomas (200m Dash, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400)

  • Caden Zellner (4x800)

May 24th - Girls Lacrosse State Final vs. Chagrin Falls - 10:00am at Ohio Wesleyan University Selby Stadium
Division II State Bracket

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2019 Division II District 1 Champions

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2019 Division II Region 7 Regional Champions

2019 Division II Region 7 Regional Champions

Concluded Seasons:

  • Softball lost to Lakewood in the District Semifinal 7-6 in nine innings.

  • Boys Tennis - Liam Verfurth and William McAfee-Witherspoon were 2019 District Qualifiers.

  • Boys Volleyball lost to Worthington Kilbourne 0-3 in the OHSBVA Tournament.

  • Baseball lost to Bishop Hartley in the District Semifinal 8-6.

  • Boys Lacrosse lost to Mariemont in the State Semifinal 8-6.

Amy Faulkner Introduced as Head Cheerleading Coach

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Tuesday, May 7th — The St. Francis DeSales Administration and Athletic Department is extremely excited to introduce Amy Faulkner as our new cheerleading coach!  Amy is not new to the St. Francis DeSales community as she serves as the Director of Alumni and Family Engangement and the proud mother of current SFD students Owen '20 and Abby '22 and future SFD student Adam (class of 2025)

Amy is a nationally recognized cheer coach and the owner of Midwest Cheer Elite. Amy was named 2014 National Coach of the Year, as voted on by Americheer, Ameridance, and Cheer Professional Magazine. This recognition was the result of years of hard work and dedication to the sport of cheerleading. From a young age, Amy immersed herself in the sport and her commitment was rewarded when she garnered a spot on the University of Akron cheer squad. After college, which saw her serve as captain of the school’s cheer team, Amy continued her involvement in cheerleading. She is a certified U.S. All Star Cheerleading Federation coach and has over 10 years of coaching experience with All Star and high school programs.  She opened up Northstar Studios in 2008 to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a gym, where she can share her enthusiasm and love of cheerleading with generations to come. Since opening Northstar, now known as Midwest Cheer Elite, Amy has coached over thirty national championship cheer teams, two of which were nationally ranked squads. 

Current Students and Incoming Freshman that were unable to attend tonights meeting are asked to email Coach Amy at faulkner@desales.co or stop by her office in the Franciscan Center by Friday, May 10th to get more information about the program and upcoming clinics.

Stallion Basketball Summer League 2019

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REGISTRATION - The Stallion Summer League is open to boys entering Grades 5-9 in the fall of 2019.  Cost: $175.  Our deadline has been extended to May 22.  

MISSION AND HISTORY - The St. Francis DeSales High School Stallion Summer League (SSL) was started over 20 years ago by head coach and now principal, Dan Garrick with the intention of giving boys in central Ohio an opportunity to develop their basketball skills in an organized game setting.  Although the games will be competitive and records will be kept, the absolute top priorities are for the boys to have fun, learn and improve.

OVERVIEW OF THE LEAGUE

  • NCAA = Rising 5th-6th graders, Big Ten = Rising 7th-8th graders, NBA = Rising 9th graders

  • NBA CLINIC- May 20, May 21 and May 22- 6:00-8:30 PM

  • NCAA and BIG TEN CLINIC DAY 1- Sunday, June 2nd   

    • NCAA 1:30-3:30 PM

    • BIG 10 3:30-5:30 PM  (UNIFORMS PASSED OUT)

  • NCAA and BIG TEN CLINIC DAY 2- Monday, June 3rd

    • NCAA 6-7:30 PM

    • BIG 10 7:30-9 PM

  • ALL - Practice Day- Tuesday, June 4  (TEAMS SELECTED)

    • NBA 4:30-6 PM UNIFORMS PASSED OUT

    • NCAA 6-7:30 PM

    • BIG 10 7:30-9 PM

  • 10 Regular Season Games

  • CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT (SINGLE-ELIMINATION)

ALL STAR GAME (Players vote for their teammates that have not missed 4 or more games)

 

COMMISSIONER
Head Coach Pat Murphy
patmurphy@desales.co

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER
Asst. Coach Brennan Schlabig
brennan.schlabig@gmail.com

STAFF
St. Francis DeSales H.S. Boys Basketball Coaches and Players

2019 Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

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Dates for 2019 summer camps of 17 varsity sports are now available below.

The St. Francis DeSales High School Athletic Department is committed to providing an exceptional camp experience for camper of all ages and skill levels. Campers will have the opportunity to learn more about their sport from St. Francis DeSales coaches and players to help campers improve their skills.

Name Start Date End Date Time Grade Levels
Boys Basketball I June 10, 2019 June 13, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 6th-8th
Boys Basketball II June 10, 2019 June 13, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm 1st-5th
Baseball June 17, 2019 June 20, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 4th-9th
Girls Lacrosse June 17, 2019 June 20, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm 4th-9th
Softball Skills I June 17, 2019 June 20, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 1st-6th
Softball Skills II June 17, 2019 June 20, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm 7th-9th
Wrestling June 17, 2019 June 20, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 1st-8th
Boys & Girls Tennis June 24, 2019 June 27, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 4th-9th
Boys Lacrosse June 24, 2019 June 27, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm 4th-9th
Girls Basketball I June 24, 2019 June 27, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm 1st-6th
Girls Basketball II June 24, 2019 June 27, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 7th-9th
Girls Golf (at Northstar Golf Course) June 24, 2019 June 27, 2019 4:00pm-7:00pm 4th-8th
Cheerleading July 8, 2019 July 11, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 1st-8th
Football July 8, 2019 July 11, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 1st-8th
Girls Soccer July 8, 2019 July 11, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm 1st-8th
Track & Field: Speed & Agility July 8, 2019 July 11, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm 3rd-9th
Boys Soccer July 15, 2019 July 19, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 1st-8th
Boys Volleyball July 15, 2019 July 19, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm 4th-9th
Cross Country: Endurance July 15, 2019 July 19, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm 3rd-9th
Girls Volleyball I July 22, 2019 July 25, 2019 9:00am-12:00pm 4th-6th
Girls Volleyball II July 22, 2019 July 25, 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm 7th-8th
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St. Francis DeSales High School also offers a variety of academic camps which can be found on the school website: www.sfdstallions.org/summercamps

15 Athletes Honored at Spring Athletic Commitment Celebration

Row 2 (L to R): Collin Doyle, Connor Thune, Aaron Kauser, Dylan McKinney, Ian McCandlish, Angelo Ricci, Caden Zellner, Thomas Sauer, Josh Conroy, and Nicholas Fuchs.

Row 1 (L to R): Lainey McGonigle, Katie Zaremba, Gabby Elliott, Lexi Hall, and Julia Anderson.

APRIL 10TH, 2019 — St. Francis DeSales held the schools first Collegiate Athletic Commitment Celebration to honor those student athletes who are continuing their athletic careers at the Division III and NAIA Level, as well as those who have recently made their decision to continue at Division I and Division II Institutions as scholarship athletes and preferred walk-ons.

Congratulations to the following athletes:

Connor Thune – Otterbein University – Lacrosse

Katie Zaremba – Catholic University of America – Volleyball

Lainey McGonigle – Alderson-Broaddus University – Volleyball

Lexi Hall – Muskingum University – Volleyball/Track & Field

Angelo Ricci – Denison University – Track & Field

Ian McCandlsih – Wittenberg Universtiy – Track & Field

Caden Zellner – Wittenberg University – Track & Field

Gabby Elliott – Denison University – Basketball

Thomas Sauer – Heidelberg University – Baseball

Aaron Kauser – Capital University – Baseball

Colin Doyle – University of Akron – Baseball

Nicholas Fuchs – University of Mount Union – Soccer

Josh Conroy – Otterbein University – Soccer

Julia Anderson – Siena Heights University – Soccer

Dylan McKinney – Heidelberg University - Football



The 14 athletes recognized today join 12 classmates who signed National Letters of Intent earlier this school year. Those athletes are:

Tommy Clayton - Jacksonville University - Lacrosse

Sophia Finotti - University of Cincinnati - Lacrosse

Mary Hazelton - University of Indianapolis - Lacrosse

Bo Hobgood - Newberry College (SC) - Football

Carter Hilleary - The Ohio State University - Lacrosse

Rodas Johnson - University of Wisconsin - Football

Chris Karras - Bowling Green State University - Football

Kyla Payne - Ohio Dominican University - Softball

Madison Rennie - University of Kentucky - Soccer

Anthony Sciarroni - Alderson-Broaddus University - Football

Faith Strapp - Urbana University - Softball

Joey Velazquez - University of Michigan - Football



2019 Stallion Basketball Academy

 
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2019  Stallion Basketball Academy

Sundays April-May
April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26
2:00-3:30 p.m.

We will also have a 2nd session from 3:45- 5:15 if we have enough demand for it.  

St. Francis DeSales H.S. Gymnasium
Staff - St. Francis DeSales Boys Basketball Coaching Staff and Players

The 2019 Stallion Basketball Academy will accept boys in grades 3-8 who are serious about working on their basketball skill development.  We will work on the following skills in each 90 minute sessions:

  1. Ball Handling

  2. Passing and Catching

  3. Pivoting and Footwork

  4. Finishing Around the Basket

  5. Shooting

  6. One on One Moves

Cost - $50.  Each Stallion Basketball Academy participant will receive a T-Shirt.

The first 40 applicants to register will get a reserved spot.  We will have a very good participant to instructor ratio. Students will be in groups of 6-8 per instructor.  Payment is due by Wednesday, April 10. We will contact waiting list applicants after April 10.

If we have enough people on the waiting list, we will open up a second session from 3:45-5:15 pm.

Winter Sport Postseason Information

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UPCOMING OHSAA TOURNAMENT EVENTS:

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Thursday, March 7

2:00 p.m. - Doors open

4:10 p.m. - Division II Championship Preliminaries begin on Mats 1-10

7:50 p.m. - Division II Consolations Round 1 begin on Mats 1-10

Friday, March 8

9:00 a.m. - Doors open

10:35 a.m. - Division II Championship Quarterfinals begin on Mats 1-10

12:50 p.m. - Division II Consolations Round 2 begin on Mats 1-10

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:30 p.m. - Division II Championship Semifinals begin on Mats 4 & 5

6:30 p.m. - Division II Consolation Quarterfinals begin on Mat 6

8:40 p.m. - Division II Consolation Quarterfinals continue on Mats 4-6

Saturday, March 9

9:00 a.m. - Doors open

10:00 a.m. - Division II Consolation Semifinals begin on Mats 4-6

11:00 a.m. - Division II Third, Fifth and Seventh Place matches begin on Mats 4-6

4:15 p.m. - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Parade of Champions

5:45 p.m. - Division II First Place matches begin on Mat 2

Click here for the DII State Tournament Wrestling Brackets

DISTRICT FINAL
3/9 Boys Basketball vs. Bishop Hartley @ Ohio Dominican University | 6:30 pm

Click here for the DII Central District Boys Basketball Bracket

Roosters Stallion Holiday Classic Recap - Day 2

2018 Roosters Stallion Holiday Classic Champions - New Albany High School Eagles

2018 Roosters Stallion Holiday Classic Champions - New Albany High School Eagles

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Results:

GAME 5 - NEW ALBANY: 42, OLENTANGY ORANGE: 16 (JV)
GAME 6 - OLENTANGY ORANGE: 52, RINGWOOD: 41 (VARSITY)
GAME 7 - ST. FRANCIS DESALES: 35, UPPER ARLINGTON: 37 (JV)
GAME 8 - ST. FRANCIS DESALES: 50, NEW ALBANY 69 (VARSITY)

Notes:

  • New Albany won the 5th Annual Roosters Stallion Holiday Classic in the schools first appearance in the tournament.

  • New Albany’s Josie Smith scored 25 points in the Championship Game vs. DeSales ranking 5th in tournament history among boys and girls; 3rd among girls only.

  • The 69 points scored by the Eagles ties the boys and girls record for most points scored in a single game, and is the 3rd highest among girls teams only.

  • For complete tournament records, click here.

Thursday’s Results:

GAME 1 - ST. FRANCIS DESALES: 30, OLENTANGY ORANGE: 26 (JV)

GAME 2 - NEW ALBANY: 60, OLENTANGY ORANGE: 39 (VARSITY)

GAME 3 - NEW ALBANY: 45, BEXLEY: 19  (JV)

GAME 4 - ST. FRANCIS DESALES: 41, RINGWOOD: 34  (VARSITY)

Roosters Stallion Holiday Classic Recap - Day 1

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Results:

GAME 1 - ST. FRANCIS DESALES: 30, OLENTANGY ORANGE: 26 (JV)

GAME 2 - NEW ALBANY: 60, OLENTANGY ORANGE: 39 (VARSITY)

GAME 3 - NEW ALBANY: 45, BEXLEY: 19 (JV)

GAME 4 - ST. FRANCIS DESALES: 41, RINGWOOD: 34 (VARSITY)

Notes:

  • New Albany’s Olivia Gittens tied a girls tournament record for Most Points Scored in a Single Game with 22 Points.

  • New Albany 60 POINTS SCORED AGAINST OLENTANGY ORANGE RANKS FIFTH MOST IN GIRLS TOURNAMENT HISTORY.

  • RINGWOOD BECOMES THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL TEAM TO COMPETE IN THE ROOSTERS STALLION HOLIDAY CLASSIC.

  • For complete tournament records, click here.

Friday’s Schedule:

GAME 5, 1:30 PM - NEW ALBANY VS. OLENTANGY ORANGE (JV)
GAME 6, 3:05 PM - OLENTANGY ORANGE VS. RINGWOOD (VARSITY)
GAME 7, 4:50 PM - ST. FRANCIS DESALES VS. UPPER ARLINGTON (JV)
GAME 8, 6:35 PM - ST. FRANCIS DESALES VS. NEW ALBANY (VARSITY)

2018 Roosters Stallion Holiday Classic Lineup Announced

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The 2018 Roosters Stallion Holiday Classic, hosted by St. Francis DeSales, will feature four Junior Varsity and four Varsity Girls Basketball teams.  The match-ups for the 2018 Rooster’s Stallion Holiday Classic are set and as follows:

2018 TOURNAMENT - 5TH ANNUAL

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Game 1, 1:30 PM - Olentangy Orange JV vs. St. Francis DeSales JV
Game 2, 3:05 PM - Olentangy Orange Varsity vs. New Albany Varsity
Game 3, 4:50 PM - Bexley JV vs. New Albany JV
Game 4, 6:35 PM - Ringwood (Australia) Varsity vs. St. Francis DeSales Varsity

Friday, December 28, 2018

Game 5, 1:30 PM, New Albany JV vs. Olentangy Orange JV
Game 6, 3:05 PM - Loser 2 Varsity vs. Loser 4 Varsity
Game 7, 4:50 PM - Upper Arlington JV vs. St. Francis DeSales JV
Game 8, 6:35 PM - Winner 2 Varsity vs. Winner 4 Varsity

To view past results and the Roosters Stallion Holiday Classic Record Book, click here!