Athletic News

Football & Volleyball Camp registration forms need to be in by the end of this week! If you have not mailed in your form and payment please do so. If you are or are not attending, we ask that you tell your friends about it. Thank you for your support!

Football Summer Camp for upcoming grades 2nd - 8th. July 9, 10, 11, 2019 from 12pm - 2pm. Preregistration is required.

Volleyball Camp open to all students grades 3-8 / July 8 & 9, 2019 from 5:30pm - 8pm Preregistration is required.

Feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any further information.

All alumni, family and friends are invited to the Varsity Basketball pep rally tomorrow (3/20) starting at 12:45pm in the gym. Doors to the athletic hallway will open at 12:30pm.  If you are not able to make it to our pep rally/ send off, we will also be live streaming the event on 

We have chartered two buses for Thursday's State Semifinal game in Columbus on March 21st.
We have one student bus that has 52 seats available for students in grades 9-12 and it will cost them $10 to ride and their ticket into the game is a separate charge.
We were able to keep the cost low for the students due to the generosity of our parent group the Cardinal's Nest.
There is a second fan bus for adults and families that has 56 seats available. These seats are $25 a piece and does not include your ticket.
Both buses are departing Stritch at 9:00 am for Columbus.
The seats for the bus are to be paid in advance and are first come first served.
Bus reservations and payment must be made by Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 am.
Please call 419-693-0465 with any questions.
Go Cardinals!


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The Cardinal Stritch Athletic Department will be selling tickets for the Flyin' To The Hoop Basketball Invitational that the Cardinals will be playing in on Monday, January 21, 2019. Tickets will be on sale on Thursday, Dec. 13th and on Saturday, Dec. 15th during the Boys JV Basketball game and at halftime of the Boys Varsity game. The cost of these tickets are $18 for Adults and $10 for Students. These tickets are good for all 6 games being played on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Trent Arena in Kettering, Ohio. Here is the schedule of the games on January 21st:

11:30am Pace Academy (GA) vs. Thurgood Marshall (OH)
1:15pm Spire Academy (OH) vs Prolific Prep (CA)
3:00pm Cardinal Stritch (OH) vs Marion Local (OH)
4:45pm Cleveland Heights (OH) vs Hughes (OH)
6:30pm Harvest Prep (OH) vs Madison (OH)
8:15pm Pickerington Central (OH) vs Trotwood (OH)

Please purchase your tickets on Dec. 13th or Dec. 15th, these games will be SOLD OUT by the day of the game!

The Lady Cardinals came out victorious in their home opener against the Monclova Christian Thunder by the score of 57-21. The Lady Cardinals jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Leading 30-11 at half the Cardinals out scored the Thunder 27 to 11 in the scond half. The Lady Cardinals were led by Taylor VanAtta who scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. Samantha Turner chipped  in nine points. Hope Yost had 6 assists, 7 steals, 6 blocked shots and added 3 points. Jamie Popkin Scored 8 points to go along with 4 rebounds. The Cardinals improve to 1-1 on the season.

The Cardinals travel to Waite on December 1, 2018. Tip off is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. The next home game is December 11 versus Toledo Christian.

The Lady Cardinals opened up on the road vs the Crimson Steaks of Fremont St. Joe's on friday night. Hot shooting and a tough man to man press was enough to knock off the young Cardinals by a score of 61-30. The Cardinals were led by Taylor VanAtta with 15 points and 6 rebounds, Jamie Popkin added 4 points and 6 rebounds, and Hope Yost contributed 4 assists, 7 steals, 6 rebounds and 5 points.

The Cardinals return to action on Monday, November 26 at home versus Monclova Christian. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

The Cardinal Stritch Varsity Football Team entered this season with expectations of turning the program around.  After the first 3 games of the season, and a record of 0-3, many started to doubt a turnaround expect the coaches but most importantly the players. 

Parents and Players:

          Thank you all that have already been participating in our summer open gyms. We still have several weeks until mandatory practices begin, so I want to give you some information about the rest of the summer and when we start practices.

-Please make sure that all girls attending are bringing water and eating before they get in the gym, I try to make the open gyms early before the heat is too excessive, but our gym is still very warm!

-All physical and athletic forms are due by the tryout date of AUGUST 1st, if we do not have those forms, the student will not be able to participate in practices.

- We have 3 scrimmages in July and August which will be noted on the dates below, one of them is for Varsity only the other 2 will be for both JV and varsity.

-Once we hit August 1st, all practices are MANDATORY. If your student begins to miss practices with no written excuses, they will be penalized by sitting matches. We need the athletes to be committed to their sport and ready to participate every day.

If you have any questions about the schedule posted below please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank You,

Megan Peer

Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach

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(** denotes varsity only)

July 12th – Scrimmage @ Whitmer 6pm**

August 2nd- team pictures 3pm

August 6th- Scrimmage w/ Rossford 9-11am

August 9th- Team bonding (details TBD)

August 10th- Scrimmage @ Lake 9-11am

Download the attached document to learn more about the Girls' Soccer Summer Schedule 



Cardinals Invited to Play In Prestigious Basketball Event

OREGON, OH - The 2018-19 Cardinal Stritch Varsity Boys Basketball team has been invited to take part in the Premier Health Flyin' To The Hoop High School National Basketball Invitational next season.  The 17th year of this internationally recognized high school showcase will take place Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, January 18-21, 2019 in front of 20,000 fans, 100+ members of National Media and 100+ Division I, II and III Coaches. 

The Premier Health Flyin' To The Hoop High School National Basketball Invitational is played at the James S. Trent Arena on the campus of Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio.  This Invitational is the #2 ranked High School Event Nationally per CBS Sports and MaxPreps. 

The Cardinals are coming off their best season in school history going 23-2 while winning the first ever league championship in boy’s basketball.  Coach Kachmarik had this to say about what getting invited to this event means to the program; "We are truly honored to be invited to play in the Flyin' To The Hoop Invitational.  Our staff is very proud of the commitment our players continue to put forth and being invited to an event like this is a tribute to their hard work." 

Cardinal Stritch will be informed on a later date as to when they will play on that weekend and who their opponent will be.

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Megan Peer, a 2011 Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School alum, has been named the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach.  Ms. Peer is currently the Assistant Club Director and Coach for the Toledo Storm Volleyball Club.  
Athletic Director Dick Cromwell is excited to have someone so involved with volleyball to take over the Stritch program . This will be Megan's second time coaching at Stritch, in 2012 she was the Junior Varsity Coach while also assisting the Varsity Team as the setting coach.  Please welcome Megan back to Strich.  Go Cardinals!

Joey Districtsemi j.pngThis Saturday March 10th the Cardinal Stritch Varsity Boys Basketball Team will be playing in the District Final against Archbold at 1:30pm. The District Final will be held at Toledo Central Catholic High School. Pre-sale tickets will be sold at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy today from 8:30am - 3pm.

Pre-sale tickets are $6.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Students. All tickets sold at the game will be $6.00. Stritch Athletic Department receives a percentage from the pre-sale tickets sold, so please make arrangements to purchase your tickets at Cardinal Stritch.



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Athletic Director Dick Cromwell is very confident in Eric’s ability to continue the success and growth the boys soccer team has experienced over the past several years.  Coach Haecker played soccer for St. Edward’s High School in Cleveland. In college, he played, coached and was the President of the University of Toledo club soccer program while obtaining his degree in mechanical engineering.  Good Luck to Eric and Go Cardinals!

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Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Angela Hierholzer has resigned from her position to concentrate on raising her 1 year old daughter and running her club volleyball program.  In 3 years as the Head Coach at Stritch, Coach Hierholzer compiled an overall record of 43-27 and a TAAC record of 31-7.  In 2016 she was named the TAAC Coach of the Year as the Cardinals shared a league title with Toledo Christian.
Team Record under Coach Hierholzer
2015    18-6 overall    12-2 TAAC
2016    16-7 overall    11-1  TAAC 
2017    9-14 overall      8-4  TAAC
A search for her replacement has begun.  Resumes can be sent to Dick Cromwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until March 23.


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On Thursday, March 8th the Cardinal Stritch Varsity Boys Basketball Team will be playing in the District Semi-Final against Genoa at 8:00pm. The District Semi-Final will be held at Toledo Central Catholic High School. Pre-sale tickets will be sold at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Academy on the following days:

Tuesday, Mar. 6 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday, Mar. 7 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday, Mar. 8 8:00am-2:00pm

Pre-sale tickets are $6.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Students. All tickets sold at the game will be $6.00. Stritch Athletic Department receives a percentage from the pre-sale tickets sold, so please make arrangements to purchase your tickets at Cardinal Stritch.



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On Friday March 2 at 6pm the Varsity Boys Basketball team will be in the Sectional Final at Bowsher playing the winner of the Lake - Gibsonburg game.  There will not be any presale tickets available for this game.  All tickets can be purchased at the door.  Adults are $6 and Students are $4.  Go Cardinals!

Congratulations to these players on their All-League Awards. Go Cardinals!

Courteney Hardy - TAAC 1st Team, All-District 2nd Team & All-District All Academic

Taylor Besgrove - TAAC 2nd Team, All-District Honorable Mention & All-District All Academic

Erica Berg - TAAC Honorable Mention, All-District Honorable Mention & All-District All Academic

Hope Yost - TAAC Honorable Mention 




The Cardinals wrapped up their non-league schedule last night with a 73-36 victory over Swanton. Stritch was led by a balanced attack in the first half and went into the locker room with a 36-11 lead at the half. The second half was much of the same as it was a total team effort on both ends of the floor that secured the victory. Junior Jordan Burton led all scorers with 19 points, which included going 4 for 4 from behind the 3-point arc. Junior Little Anderson chipped in 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Sophomore Joey Holifield had very good all-around game scoring 10 points, bringing down 7 rebounds, dishing out 6 assists plus having 3 steals and a blocked shot on the defensive end. Senior Alex Adams scored 9 points, going 2 for 2 from behind the 3-point line and throwing down a two-handed slam dunk to excite the crowd. Junior Ashton Caryer came off the bench and provided a spark, scoring 9 points. Cardinal Stritch improved their overall record to 20-1 with tonight's victory. The Cardinals final game of the regular season is this Friday at home against Northwood. Please come out as the Senior Class will be taking the court at home for the last time.


Congratulations to the Boys' Varsity Basketball team on winning their first-ever TAAC Conference Championship. Go Cardinals!

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Congratulations to these players on their All-League Awards:

Joey Holifield - TAAC Player of the Year & 1st Team All-District

Jordan Burton - 1st Team All-District & 1st Team All TAAC

Little Anderson - District Honorable Mention & 2nd Team All TAAC

Terrance Taylor - District Honorable Mention

Collin Yost District - Honorable Mention & TAAC Honorable Mention

Alex Adams - TAAC Honorable Mention

Jamie Kachmarik - TAAC Coach of the Year

Cardinal Stritch Boys Basketball Team jumped out to a 23-15 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back defeating Gibsonburg by the score of 63-43.  The Cardinals had three players score in double figures led by sophomore Joey Holifield's 22 points.  Junior Jordan Burton and junior Little Anderson each scored 17 and 14 points respectively.  The Cardinals improved their record to 19-1 and 13-0 in the TAAC.  Stritch is back in action on Tuesday, February 19th as the Bulldogs of Swanton make a visit to Oregon, Ohio.  The Freshman Game will tip off at 4:30pm, JV at 6:00pm and Varsity at 7:15pm.

In one of the most anticipated high school basketball games around the Toledo area, the Cardinals put forth great effort to pick up a big road win against the Hawks of Maumee Valley Country Day.  With the win, Stritch secured the first League Championship in school history as they are the 2017-18 TAAC Champions.  Junior Little Anderson played one of his best games of his career by recording a double-double, scoring 25 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.  Sophomore Joey Holifield and Junior Jordan Burton both scored double figures in the win.  Holifield had 23 points and Burton had 17 points.  Stritch improves their overall record to 18-1 and they are now 12-0 in the TAAC.  The Cardinals final three games of the regular season are all at home with the first one being this Friday, February 16th against Gibsonburg.

In celebration of the first ever Boys' Basketball TAAC Championship, commemorative t-shirts are on sale now. Click below to purchase yours.

Be a part of history and celebrate the 2017-18 TAAC Championship, the first Boys' Basketball Conference Championship in school history!
Order your official Championship T-Shirt and be a part of the celebration!


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On Thursday, February 8th, Shaun Enright signed his official letter of intent to play football with Sienna Heights University.  Shaun was a 4-yr letter winner and served as Captain his Senior year.  In their official announcement, Sienna Heights University refers to Shaun as a "Dual threat QB" who is going to "give defenses problems!" Please join us in congratulating Shaun on his football scholarship. Go Shaun and Go Cardinals!  Shaun becomes the fourth member of the Class of 2018 to committ to play athletics at the next level. He joins Andrew Flowers (Owens Community College), Joey Peternel (Owens Community College) and Jennifer Crosley (Defiance College),

The Cardinals had a tough lose against Lake. The Lake defensive pressure never allowed the Cardinals to get in a rhythm on the offensive end. Lake got out to a big lead by half and despite the Cardinals effort they could not make a come back. The lady Cardinals were led by Taylor Besgrove 11 points and Taylor Vanatta with 6 point and 7 rebounds.



Cardinal Stritch started slow but found their rhythm in the 2nd half to defeat the Lakers of Danbury by the score of 78-34.  Cardinal Stritch went into the half up by 13 points, 30-17.  The Cardinals outscored the Lakers 48 to 17 in the 2nd half led by sophomore Joey Holifield who scored 19 points.  Senior Collin Yost came off the bench and connect on 4 three-points shots finishing with 12 points.  Junior Nolan Finch also scored in double figures chipping 10 points to go with his 7 rebounds.  Junior Jordan Burton was distributing the basketball, especially in the 2nd half and finished with a career high 13 assists in the game.  Cardinal Stritch improved their record to 17-1 and 11-0 in the TAAC.

The Cardinals came up short on the road against the Rebels.  The Rebels used a strong 3rd quarter to defeat the Cardinals in a non-league contest. The Cardinals were led by Courteney Hardy with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Taylor Besgrove 15 points and Hope Yost with 9 rebounds.


Cardinal Stritch jumped out to a 19-7 lead after the 1st quarter and never looked back.  The Cardinals held the Warriors scoreless in the 2nd quarter and went into the locker room at halftime with a 34-7 lead.  Sophomore Joey Holifield led all scorers with 18 points as the Cardinals cruised to a 65-31 win.  Junior Little Anderson also scored double figures pouring in 15 points to go along with his 10 rebounds.  Junior Nolan Finch got his first career start and chipped in 7 points.

Senior night 2018 could not have been any more special for our five seniors Sidney Turner, Jen Crosley, Erika Berg, Taylor Besgrove and Courteney Hardy all playing their final home game at Stritch. These seniors went out in style. With the league leading Hawks at the nest poised to clinch the TAAC title the lady Cardinals put forth a great team effort sending the lady Hawks home with a lose and now tied for the top spot. The Cardinals said that there will be no celebrating on our floor unless its us celebrating a great victory on Senior night. The Cardinals were led by Courteney Hardy with a double-double 16 points and 11 rebounds, Erika Berg with 11 big points all in the second half, Taylor Besgrove team high 19 points and Hope Yost with 9 rebounds.  All in all it was a great way for our 5 wonderful seniors to go out at home. Congratulations Ladies!

The lady Cardinals took the long bus ride to Edon to take on the lady Bombers in a non conference game. The game went back and forth through out the first half which saw the Bombers take a 15-13 lead at the half. Coming out from halftime the Cardinals got cold from the floor and only scored 12 more points for the game. The Cardinals were led by Erika Berg, Courteney Hardy and Taylor Besgrove each with 6 points. Hope Yost grabbed 7 rebounds.

On January 27th the lady Cardinals traveled to Danbury to take on the first place lady Lakers. The game was a tightly fought contest that saw the Cardinals cut the lead to one before the Lakers hit a three point shot to go up four with about a minute to play. The Cardinals cut it two before having to foul and watch the Lakers make their fouls shots to hold of the mighty Cardinals. The Cardinals were led by Erika Berg 15 points and 7 rebounds and Taylor Vanatta with 9 rebounds and 5 points.

The Lady Cardinals jumped out to an early 13-5 lead at the end of one quarter and preceded to keep the Warriors of Emanuel Christian at bay leading 22-15 at half. The warriors would make a run at the  Cardinals  but two big three point shots by freshmen Sammi Turner ended the Warrior's threat. Sophomore Hope Yost put the explanation point on the night with a layup off the pass from Courteney Hardy to put the Cardinals up by 11 points with under one minute to play. The Cardinals where lead by Taylor Besgrove who knocked down 5 long distance 3 point shots while totaling a team high 17 points. Taylor Vanatta grabbed 9 rebounds and Erika Berg had 10 points to go along with 5 assists. The Cardinals are 5-11 overall and 5-5 in the TAAC.. 

MikeMcGee.jpgCardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy is pleased to introduce Mike McGee as the new Head Coach for Varsity Baseball. Coach McGee has served as a baseball coach for various summer leagues for almost 30 years, including last year as the JV Head Coach for the Cardinals undefeated TAAC season.

After retiring from the Toledo Police Department in 2016, Mike McGee joined the staff at Cardinal Stritch as a Middle School Phys. Ed. Teacher and Student Aide.

“Mike brings a joy to everything he does, and we are excited for his experience, leadership and passion in yet another capacity here at Stritch,” said Fr. Eric Schild, President of Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy.

Stritch Athletic Director Dick Cromwell is also excited for Mike McGee’s experience on and off the baseball field, “We know that baseball at this level is about more than just wins and losses, and we know that his experience as a Coach and retired TPD Sergeant will prove invaluable for our students and continue the success of our baseball program.”

Coach McGee is scheduled to meet with the team on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Practices begin on February 19 across the state for the 2018 season.

The Cardinals improved their TAAC record to 9-0 with a 63-59 road victory at Ottawa Hills. Stritch's backcourt tandem of Holifield and Burton led the way. Sophomore Joey Holifield poured in a game high 25 points and junior Jordan Burton also scored in double figures, with 17 points. Junior Nolan Finch provided a big spark off the bench scoring 9 points and grabbing a team high 5 rebounds. The Cardinals are back in action on Friday, February 2nd when they travel to Emmanuel Christian to take on the Warriors.


cardinal head hs.jpgFriday night's game was not only a sell out, it was an instant classic that many Cardinal fans will never forget.  After falling behind at the end of the 1st quarter by the score of 12-8 the Cardinals played much better in the 2nd quarter but still trailed by 2 at the half, 28-26 to the Eagles.  The Cardinals gained their moment in the 3rd quarter and took a 38-35 lead into the 4th quarter.  In the 4th quarter the game went back and forth with each team taking the lead.  With 2:38 to go in the 4th quarter, sophomore Joey Holifield made 2 free-throws to take a one point lead 45-44.  Toledo Christian had the last possession of the game and called timeout with 9.4 seconds to play.  In the final play of the game, Toledo Christian's guard Trevor Wensink penetrated against junior Little Anderson then attempted a pull-up jumper over Anderson who blocked the shot and sealed the win for the Cardinals. Junior Little Anderson not only made the game winning defensive play but he also led Stritch in scoring with 15 points.  Sophomore Joey Holifield scored 9 points, junior Jordan Burton had 8 points and senior Collin Yost chipped in 6 points going 2 for 2 from behind the 3-point arc.  The Cardinals improve their record to 14-1 with an 8-0 record in the TAAC.

The Cardinals came out of the gates on fire, connecting on 11 three-point shots and led at the half 57-28.  In the second half the Cardinals used more of an inside game and brought home the victory by the score of 92-46.  Stritch had three players in double figures with sophomore Joey Holifield leading the way with 24 points.  Junior Jordan Burton scored 17 points and dished out 5 assists.  While junior Little Anderson chipped in 15 points. 

Cardinals dropped a close one at home to the  Bobcats of Whiteford, Michigan. With both teams evenly matched each team took turns leading in this game, but neither team could put the other away. The Lady Cardinals led by 5 points late in the third, only to see Whiteford come back to tie the game. Both teams saw much of the same as they traded the lead back and forth throughout the fourth quarter before Whiteford's Bailey Baldwin hit her free throws down the stretch to send the Lady Cardinals away with a 48-43 loss at home. The Cardinals where led by Courteney Hardy with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 steals. Erika Berg chipped in 7 points to go along with 7 assists, and Taylor Vanatta had 9 rebounds and 6 points. 

The Cardinals get revenge on the Green bears with a convincing win at home 52-36. The Lady Cardinals took an early one point lead at the end of one quarter and never looked back behind the hot shooting of Erika Berg, who finished with 18 points and six rebounds. Erika was joined by Courteney Hardy who scored 16 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and came away with 4 steals. Hope Yost grabbed 6 rebounds and two steals and Taylor Besgrove chipped in 13 points. 

On Friday the Cardinals took a short trip over to Northwood to take on the Rangers in a TAAC match-up.  Stritch got off to a fast start jumping out to a 20 point lead after the first quarter 25-5.  The pace of the game never slowed down and the Cardinals went on to a 79-30 victory.  Stritch is now 12-1 overall and 7-0 in TAAC play.  CSCHS had 3 players in double figures with sophomore Joey Holifield leading the way with 23 points.  Junior Jordan Burton and senior Collin Yost each had 15 points a piece.  Junior Nolan Finch provided a big spark off the bench scoring 7 points, which including a thunderous dunk, and grabbing 6 rebounds.  The Cardinals are back in action on Tuesday, January 16th at Lake High School.

The Lady Cardinals went to Toledo Christian and knocked the Eagles off their unbeaten perch atop the TAAC. With the score tied 18-18 at half, the Eagles came out in a zone to try and force Stritch in to taking long range shots, but the Cardinal executed a stall game that saw Taylor Besgrove get open for a wide open 3 point shot and Taylor Vannatta put back a rebound that gave the cardinals the lead at the end of three quarters 23-18. The teams then traded runs and the lead through out the fourth quarter before TC hit two free throws to send the game in overtime tied at 32. The Cardinals took an early lead at 34-32 and never looked back to hold on and win 38-32. The Cardinals where led by Taylor Besgrove with 14 points, 3 steals. Courteney Hardy added 10 points, 6 rebounds, and Super sophomore Taylor Vanatta finished with a season high 12 rebounds.

The Cardinals improved their record to 11-1 overall and 6-0 in the TAAC with a 47-35 road victory over Gibsonburg.  Stritch was led by junior Jordan Burton who poured in 21 points while playing with flu like symptoms.  Sophomore Joey Holifield also scored double figures with 14 points.  Junior Little Anderson led the way on the glass, as he finished the game with 10 rebounds.  Cardinal Stritch will be back in action on Friday, January 12th as they make the short trip over to Northwood to take on the Rangers.

The Lady Cardinals battled the Rangers in a closely fought battle at home. Behind a strong shooting performance by Taylor Besgrove, who scored 24 points and went 10-12 from the foul line, the Cardinals pulled out a 38-36 win at home. Courteney Hardy scored 6 points and pulled down 6 rebounds along with Hope Yost who pitched in with 6 rebounds and 4 steals.

The Cardinal Stritch Varsity Boys Basketball Team improved their league record to 5-0 (10-1 overall) with a 69-58 victory over Maumee Valley Country Day.  Junior Jordan Burton had a spectacular game scoring 17 points, dishing out 10 assists and bringing down 8 rebounds for the Cardinals.  Sophomore Joey Holifield and junior Little Anderson also scored in double figures with 15 and 11 points respectively.  Senior Collin Yost provided hot outside shooting by knocking down 3 shots from behind the arc giving him 9 points in the game.  Senior Jeff Dunsmore chipped in 5 points but gave an unbelievable effort on the defensive end.  Stritch is back in action as they travel to Gibsonburg on Tuesday, January 9th in another TAAC matchup.

cardinal head hs.jpgTony Esposito has been named the new Head Softball coach at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School.  Tony has been coaching a variety of sports at all levels for the past 24 years and is no stranger to the Cardinal Stritch family, where his wife and four children are all alumni. He has been the head coach for the Lady Cardinals JV softball team for 6 years from 2010 –  2015 and has been an assistant coach for the Cardinals JV baseball team for the past 2 seasons.  He looks forward to working with the great student-athletes that make up the Stritch Softball program and returning the softball program to the top of the TAAC.

In the 3rd place game of the Sideline's Southview Cougars Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament the Cardinals jumped out to a 12-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.  The backcourt tandem of sophomore Joey Holifield and junior Jordan Burton led the way.  Holifield led the team in scoring with 16 points and Burton chipped in 15 points. Final score, Cardinals on top 47-38. Stritch improves its record to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in TAAC play.  The Cardinals are back in action on Friday, January 5, 2018 as they host Maumee Valley Country Day.

The Cardinals entered the Sideline's Southview Cougars Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament with an 8-0 mark but suffered their first lost of the season to Central Catholic by the score of 49-36.  Stritch was led in scoring by sophomore Joey Holifield who scored 16 points and was the only player in double figures for the Cardinals.  Senior Alex Adams stepped up and played great defense which led to 4 steals, 4 rebounds and 1 blocked shot for him.  Stritch is back in action tomorrow as they take on Notre Dame Cathedral Latin in the 3rd place game of the tournament.

Cardinal Stritch defeated Emmanuel Christian on Monday night by the score of 86-58 improving the record to 7-0 and 3-0 in the TAAC.  Sophomore Joey Holifield led the way with 16 points while dishing out 6 assists.  Senior Collin Yost came off the bench to nail 5 three-pointers which led to his 15 points.  Junior Little Anderson also scored double figures with 14 points to go along with his team high 5 rebounds.  The Cardinals got great post play by senior Terrance Taylor, senior Alex Adams, junior Nolan Finch and junior Ashton Caryer.  The posts combined for 22 points and 13 rebounds collectively.  CSCHS Boys Basketball Teams are back in action on Thursday, December 21 as the travel to Danbury for a big TAAC road game.  The Freshman game tips off at 4:30pm, JV at 6:00pm and the Varsity game at 7:15pm.

Cardinal Stritch Varsity Boys Basketball Team came from behind to win their game in the Hoops with a Heart Classic in Hartville, OH on Saturday, December 16th.  The Cardinals were down by 10 points at halftime to a very good Cornerstone Christian Academy team.  CSCHS came out of halftime with a 15-4 run taking the lead and never looking back as they came away with a 66-55 victory.  The Cardinals were led by junior Jordan Burton who had 0 points at halftime but exploded for 24 points in the 2nd half which included 4 three-pointers.  Burton was name the NFL Football Hall of Fame Player of the Game with his performance.  Junior Little Anderson had a big game as well, scoring 15 points to go along with his team high 8 rebounds.  Sophomore Joey Holifield and senior Jeff Dunsmore put in a stellar defensive performance, guarding Cornerstone's Michael Bothwell who has signed to play Division I college basketball at Furman University.

Maumee Valley Country Day School set the tone for the Varsity game, out scoring the Cardinals in the first and second quarters, sending the Cardinals to the locker room 37-22 MVCDS. Second half coming out scoring nine points each the third quarter. Still getting out scored in the fourth quarter 19-13. Falling to MVCDS 65-43. Scorers: Courteney Hardy 22 points, Erika Berg 15, Taylor Besgrove 4 points, Hope Yost 2 points. 

Junior Varsity came out and hung with Maumee Valley sending them to the locker room 16-9 MVCDS. Second half out scoring MVCD in the third quarter 9-6 but still falling to MVCD 35-19. Scorers: Sammi Turner 7 points, Miranda Nino 5 points, Allison Fellman 4 points, Taylor Vanatta 2 points, Kristina Conroy 1 Point. 

Slow start for varsity girls going into the locker room 21-30 Danbury. Coming out second half strong and battling falling to Danbury 47-51. Scorers: Taylor Besgrove 18 points, Courteney Hardy 17 points, Erika Berg 6 points and Taylor Vanatta 6 points. 

Junior varsity girls battled all four quarters  at half 13-16 Danbury. Coming out the second half with some intensity but still falling short 21-26 to Danbury. Scorers: Miranda Nino 8 points, Madyson Ehjinger 6 points, Sammi Turner 3 points, Kristina Conroy 2 points, Annabelle Jennings 2 points. 

Cardinal Stritch traveled to Danbury for their final league game before Christmas Break.  The Cardinals jumped out to an early 17-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as the defeated the Lakers 88-44.  Stritch was had three players in double figures with sophomore Joey Holifield leading the way with 22 points.  Junior Little Anderson scored 20 points and junior Jordan Burton was the third double digit scorer with 16 points.  Senior Alex Adams had a very solid game on both ends of the floor scoring 8 points and bringing down 5 rebounds.  The Cardinals will enjoy Christmas and then they will take part in the Sideline's Southview Cougars Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28-29th.

Screen Shot 2017 12 18 at 7.39.34 AMOn Saturday, the Cardinal Stritch Varsity Boys' Basketball team travels to the Akron area to participate in the Hoops with a Heart Classic.  The Cardinals will face Cornerstone Christian Academy at 1pm.  Cornerstone Christian was the 2016 Division IV State Champions and have a very talented team who is led by senior Michael Bothwell who has signed a Division I scholarship to play at Furman University next year.  The Cardinal Stritch vs Cornerstone Christian game is the first of 6 games being played at Lake Christian Academy in Hartville, Ohio on Saturday.


The schedule follows below:

Cardinal Stritch vs. Cornerstone Christian, 1 p.m.
Ursuline vs. Holy Name, 2:30
Coventry vs. Manchester, 4
Medina Buckeye vs. Central Catholic, 5:30
Dayton Stivers vs. GlenOak, 7
McDonald vs. Lake Center Christian, 8:30

Here is a link to read more about the event: 

Junior Varsity started off slow in the first half, but came out strong into the second half out scoring Evergreen 14-13. Losing 38-19.

Leading Scorers:
Miranda Nino: 8 points
Annabelle Jennings: 5 points
Madyson Ehjinger: 4 points
Allison Fellman: 2 points

Varsity came out strong the first half, but a 2nd quarter run left the Cardinals trailing 15-31 at the break. The third quarter was highlighted buy a double-digit run by the Cardinals, paced by strong defense and some stellar shooting by Taylor Besgrove. Evergreen held on to claim victory, delivering a 40-52 loss on the Cardinal's home court. The Cardinals slipped to 0-4 on the season and are back in action on Friday, December 15th on the road versus Emmanuel Christian. 

Leading Scorers:
Hope Yost: 5 steals, 2 points
Courteney Hardy: 8 rebounds, 11 points
Erika Berg: 2 assists, 2 steals, 7 points
Taylor Besgrove: 17 points
Taylor Van Atta: 3 points

Cardinal Stritch improved to 2-0 in TAAC play as they defeated the Green Bears of Ottawa Hills by the score of 68-43.  Junior Jordan Burton led a scorers with a game high 22 points while dishing out 6 assist.  Senior Collin Yost provided a huge spark of the bench by making 5 three-pointers which led to his 17 points.
The Junior Varsity team was also victorious over the Green Bears but the Freshman team came up on the short end.

Cardinal Stritch Athletics announced today the hiring of Aaron Manders, a 2009 graduate of Cardinal Stritch, as new head coach for Track & Field. While attending CSCHS he was a member of the football and track teams, as well as National Honors Society. Aaron went on to attend Baldwin-Wallace University where he majored in Accounting. While at BW he was a member of both the football and track teams. Aaron is a 2013 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace. He currently works in the greater Toledo area, and resides in the Toledo area with his wife.

"We are excited for Aaron's leadership, and energy to continue the success of our Track & Field program," said Dick Cromwell, Director of Athletics. "We couldn't be happier to have him take the helm of this program, because of his passion, his ability to coach, and his strong relationship with Cardinal Stritch as an alumnus."

Coach Manders met with the team for the first time as Head Coach on Friday, December 8.


Cardinal Stritch Varsity Basketball Team started the TAAC season with a road win against the Eagles of Toledo Christian by the score of 66-44.  The Cardinals were led in scoring by sophomore Joey Holifield who had 18 points.  Senior Terrance Taylor added 13 points to go along with his 6 rebounds.  Also scoring double figures was junior Jordan Burton who chipped in 10 points to go along with his unbelievable floor game in which he dished out 9 assists.  This was Cardinal Stritch's first victory at Toledo Christian in over a decade. 
Both the Junior Varsity and Freshman teams came up on the short end against Toledo Christian.

The 2017-18 Boys Varsity Basketball Season kicked off on Saturday night as the Redmen from Fostoria visited the Cardinals.  The Cardinals quick pace was to much for Fostoria as Stritch earned a 77-31 victory.  The Cardinals were led by the backcourt scoring of Junior Jordan Burton and Sophomore Joey Holifield who each finished with 16 points a piece.  Junior Little Anderson also scored in double-figures with 11 points.  To go along with Holifield's 16 points, he also led the Cardinals in rebounds with 6 and assists with 7.  13 Cardinals scored earning them their first victory.  In the Junior Varsity game the Cardinals defeated the Redmen by the score of 63-47.  Freshman Jhaiden Wilson led the team in scoring with 30 points and Sophomore Brian Sobczak added 17 points in the victory.  The CSCHS Freshman team came up short on opening night losing a tough game to Fostoria by the score of 43-38.  

The Junior Varsity and Varsity teams travel across the state line on Tuesday, Dec. 5th to take on the Eagles of Erie Mason.  The JV game begins at 5:30pm and the Varsity will follow.

The CSCHS Freshman is back in action at home on Tuesday, Dec. 5th as they take on the Clay Eagles.  Tip time is set for 4:30pm.

On Tuesday evening, the Boys Varsity Basketball Team traveled across the state line to take on the Eagles of Erie Mason.  The Cardinals defense rose to the occasion, forcing 20 turnovers including 14 steals which led to a 80-57 victory.  The Cardinals were led in scoring by sophomore Joey Holifield who poured in 26 points which included a 12-12 performance from the foul line.  Junior Little Anderson had a very solid game with 16 points and a team high 7 rebounds.  Junior Jordan Burton was stellar on the defensive end leading the team with 4 steals, while also contributing 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

The Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team was also victorious in the state of Michigan with a 68-49 victory over Erie Mason.  The Cardinals were led by freshman Jhaiden Wilson's 34 points.  Sophomore Brian Sobczak chipped in with 23 points in the victory.
The CSCHS Freshman team earned a victory on Tuesday over Clay by the score 39-21.
All three teams travel to Toledo Christian on Thursday, Dec.7th to open up TAAC play.  The Freshman game is slated for a 4:45pm tip, JV 6:00 and Varsity 7:15pm.


Cardinal Mania



Join us as we celebrate the start of basketball season with teams from the Academy and High School, as well as an alumni basketball game.

Friday, November 3rd
4:00 - 6:00 PM (All Varsity returners, seniors, and juniors)
6:00 - 8:00 PM (All sophomores and freshmen)
**Friday tryouts will be held at Tam-O-Shanter in Sylvania (7060 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH 43560)

Saturday, November 4th
9:00 - 11:00 AM (All Varsity returners, seniors, and juniors)
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (All sophomores and freshmen)
3:00 - 5:00 PM (All Varsity returners, seniors, and juniors)
**Teams will be announced after practice

Sunday, November 5th
3:30 - 5:00 PM (JV & Freshmen)
5:00 - 6:30 PM (Varsity)
**Mandatory Parent/Player meeting at 7:00 PM in the gym

Our Girls Golf Team competed in the OHSAA Sectional Tournament at Fostoria Country Club on Tuesday, September 26th.  Olivia Slight played her best round of they year by shooting 44-39=83.  Olivia just missed qualifying for Districts as an individual by 3 shots.  Larissa Csengeri also played one of her best 18 hole rounds by shooting 59-58=117.  These two sophomores have improved throughout the season and the future looks bright for both of these golfers.

Our Boys Golf Team competed in the TAAC Championship on Monday, September 25th at Stone Ridge Golf Club.  Mathew Payeff earned 1st Team All-TAAC , Andrew Flowers earned 2nd Team All-TAAC and Chris Pfaff earned Honorable Mention All-TAAC honors by their play not only at the TAAC Championship but also because of their play throughout the TAAC season.  On Thursday, September 28th the golf team traveled to Clyde, Ohio for the OHSAA Sectional Tournament which was held at Green Hills Golf Club.  The boys played tough but the team did not qualify to move on to District play.  We would like to thank our Senior golfers Mathew Payeff, Andrew Flowers, Chris Pfaff and Bryce McGrady for their commitment to the golf program.

The varsity girls soccer team traveled to Ottawa Hills on Monday night with a chance of winning the TAAC with a victory under the lights.  After 80 minutes of play the game finished in a 1-1 tie and knocking out the chance for the Lady Cardinals to win the TAAC Championship.  The team played extremely hard and looks to bounce back next Monday, October 9th with a home game against Whitmer.  The game against Whitmer will be Senior Night for 9 seniors; Hanna Hymore, Olivia Hymore, Courtney Hardy, Bethany Sager, Taylor Besgrove, Mia Moran, Tori Pasquarette, Brook Jennings and Maddie Brown.

The varsity boys soccer team has had a busy week so far and their week does not get any easier.  On Monday the Cardinals took on #7 state ranked Pettisville and were defeated by the score of 7-0.  On Tuesday MVCD visited the Cardinal Stritch Athletic Field and defeated the Cardinals 5-0.  This game was Senior Night for Nick Bonfiglio, Mitchal Gobbell, Blake Kennedy and Alex McGill.  These four players and their parents were recognized with a ceremony at halftime.  The schedule continues to push our varsity soccer team as they are home on Thursday, October 5th against Scott at 5pm and on the road at Otsego on Saturday, October 7th at 11am.

The CSCHS Cross Country teams will travel to Medina, OH this Saturday to run in the Medina Cross Country Festival.

Both the JV and Varsity Volleyball teams were victorious on Monday night at Northwood.  The JV team defeated the Rangers in 2 sets.  The Varsity match had the Lady Cardinals winning in 3 sets and was broadcasted on BCSN.  The Varsity Volleyball team has an overall record of 7-9 and a TAAC record of 7-3.  The JV and Varsity teams next travel to Swanton on Saturday, October 7th for a non-league match.  The JV match will start at 10am with the Varsity match immediately following.  

This Saturday at 1pm the Stritch Cardinals (1-5) will be hosting Colonel Crawford (2-4) on the campus of Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy. 

The cross country team is comprised of fourteen boys and three girls this season.  The boy’s team is led by senior co-captain Logan Barshel, who was first team All-TAAC in 2016.  Logan has competed in the last two races after missing summer and early August training with a stress fracture in his leg.  Junior captain Madison Curavo leads the girl’s team and has been making steady improvement after earning second team All-TAAC honors in 2016.  Freshmen Jack Reichert and Lamon Burton have joined veteran runners Chris Lucio, Elijah Karl, Kris Page and Kellen Garmon in the varsity lineup so far this year. Promising freshman Sammi Berning has been a welcome addition to the girl’s lineup but suffered an ankle injury at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival and is currently on crutches.  Both Junior High runners, Christian Burton and Jordan Rosales, are expected to do well at the TAAC Championships in mid-October.

The Cardinal Stritch Girls Varsity Soccer Program is in its 18th season as a sport at the Cardinal Stritch. We welcomed Dino Boraggina to the program as the new Assistant Coach to Head Coach Dan Roggelin. As of Saturday, September 16th, the team carries a season record of 5 wins – 3 losses- 1 tie.

The young season has taken a toll on the team due to injuries to several players. Injuries include hip strain, ankle sprain and 2 players out with concussions in 2 consecutive games. We are looking forward to having a full roster back by Friday September 22, 2017 in time for our Defense of the Bird Cage Trophy (which currently resides in the Cardinal Stritch Trophy Case) at home vs. Toledo Christian on Monday September 25th at 5:00pm.

The Stritch boys’ golf team has been in full "swing" the last 8 weeks. It has been a fun season for the 4 Seniors: Matt Payeff, Andrew Flowers, Bryce McGrady and Chris Pfaff. Matt Payeff has led the team in scoring and has had some of his best rounds this year. With that being said, it has been a total team effort this year. Currently with a 4-2 record in the TAAC, the team is looking forward to the TAAC Championships the last week of September and the state Tournament that begins on September 28th.

Date Opponent Location Time
August 26 Fremont St. Joseph Away 7:00 PM
September 2 Hudson Western Reserve Away 2:00 PM
September 8 Fostoria Away 7:00 PM
September 15 Hilltop Home @ Clay 7:00 PM
September 23 Danbury Home @ Clay 7:00 PM
September 29 Edon Away 7:00 PM
October 7 Colonial Crawford Home 1:00 PM
October 13 Northwood Away 7:00 PM
October 20 Gibsonburg Home @ Clay 7:00 PM
October 27 Ottawa Hills Home @ Ottawa Hills 7:00 PM



In last night's OHSAA District Semi-Final basketball game, 32 minutes was not enough to determine a winner between the Cardinals and Genoa Comets.

The Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School girls' varsity basketball team got to do something Thursday night that few teams get the chance to do...cut down nets. The Lady Cardinals (16-5, 12-2) hoisted the Toledo Area Athletic Conference trophy for the first time since the 2007-2008 season. In the victory over Northwood, Senior Jami Hardy led all scorers with 22 points. "I don't think there is a better player in our league than Jami," first-year head coach Brad Kuron said. "Her work ethic sets her apart from everyone else."

The Cardinals begin tournament play on February 25th against the winner of Fremont St. Joseph and Hopewell-Loudon.


Screen Shot 2017 02 03 at 3.39.09 PMBryan Dudash has been named the new Varsity Head Football Coach at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School. Coach Dudash spent last season at Gibsonburg High School as the wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator. He has also spent time coaching at Lakota High School (2015) and Danbury High School (2010-2011 as offensive coordinator and 2012-2014 as head coach).

Bryan Smolinski '89 was recently inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as a part of the 1996 World Cup team. Linked below is an article about Bryan from the Toledo Blade.