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Boys Varsity Bowling · Colerain High School Boys Varsity Bowling beat Cincinnati Christian 2586-2197


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3:30 PM

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The Cardinals Boys Bowling team won their 2nd match in as many days, taking down Cincinnati Christian by 389 pins. The high pin man was a familiar name from last year’s team, Darius Butler (’18). The Junior bowled a 2-game 432 total to help push the Cardinals to 2-0 on the very young season.

After a Kick Off event this weekend, quite possibly the most highly-anticipated match of the year will be at 4:00 PM next Tuesday December 6 as they battle the runner-up in the GMC from a year-ago, the Oak Hills Highlanders at S&S Western Bowl.

Colerain beat Oak Hills by a miniscule 4 pins (2810 to 2806) in January to secure their first GMC Championship since the 2004-2005 season. No doubt, the Junior-laden Highlanders will have revenge on the mind. Should be a great match!!


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Boys Varsity Bowling · Colerain High School Boys Varsity Bowling beat Talawanda High School 2895-2277


Monday, November 28, 2016

4:00 PM

Colerain High School
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The defending GMC Champion Boys Bowling team began their 2016 season against Talawanda and won in convincing fashion, besting the Braves by 618 pins to notch their first victory of the season.

The Cardinals were paced by Ryan Medellin (’19) who rolled a 2-game 504.


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Cardinals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 28 – December 4


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Colerain High School, November 28 – December 4

MONDAY

November 28, 2016

No events happening

TUESDAY

November 29, 2016

4:30 PM Girls Freshman Basketball
vs. Mason High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
vs. William Mason High School
SCHEDULE
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. William Mason High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

November 30, 2016

No events happening

THURSDAY

December 01, 2016

4:30 PM Girls Freshman Basketball
@ Mcauley High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
@ Mcauley High School
SCHEDULE
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
@ Mcauley High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

December 02, 2016

4:30 PM Boys Freshman Basketball
vs. Mount Healthy High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball
vs. Mount Healthy High School
SCHEDULE
7:30 PM Boys Varsity Basketball
vs. Mount Healthy High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

December 03, 2016

11:00 AM Girls Freshman Basketball
@ Fairfield Senior High School
SCHEDULE
12:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
@ Fairfield Senior High School
SCHEDULE
2:00 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
@ Fairfield Senior High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

December 04, 2016

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Cardinals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 21 – November 27


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Colerain High School, November 21 – November 27

MONDAY

November 21, 2016

No events happening

TUESDAY

November 22, 2016

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

November 23, 2016

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 24, 2016

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 25, 2016

No events happening

SATURDAY

November 26, 2016

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Wrestling
Red vs Black Inner Squad Scrimmage
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

November 27, 2016

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Cardinals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 14 – November 20


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Colerain High School, November 14 – November 20

MONDAY

November 14, 2016

No events happening

TUESDAY

November 15, 2016

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

November 16, 2016

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 17, 2016

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 18, 2016

No events happening

SATURDAY

November 19, 2016

9:30 AM Boys Varsity Wrestling
@ William Henry Harrison High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

November 20, 2016

No events happening

Notes

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Multiple Teams · Colerain High School Varsity Football falls to St. Xavier High School 29-23


Friday, November 11, 2016

7:30 PM

St. Xavier High School
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St. Xavier shocks Colerain in OT

By Adam Baum
Cincinnati.com

When the matchup materialized, Colerain coach Tom Bolden said, “It wouldn’t be high school playoffs without Colerain and St. X getting after it.” And Friday night at Hamilton’s Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium, in a game rated by MaxPreps as one of the top-10 high school football games in the country, the Bombers and Cardinals put on a show for the ages.

This year it was the boys in blue that shocked Colerain (11-1), the No. 1-ranked team in the state, 29-23 in overtime in a Division I regional semifinal.

“What a game,” said St. Xavier coach Steve Specht. “You can’€™t ask for a better game… $8 for that, you gotta be kidding me. That’€™s fantastic.”

St. Xavier (7-5) scored 16 unanswered points in the final 13 minutes to force overtime.

On the first possession of overtime, Colerain went three-and-out and missed a 34-yard field goal. On St. Xavier’s first play, senior quarterback Sean Clifford hit Nicholas Moeller for a 20-yard game-winning touchdown.

“It’€™s funny because you might remember back in ’05 we went into overtime (against Colerain) and we threw a wheel route out of the backfield to Darius Ashley,” said Specht. “Bobby Klotz, our offensive coordinator, was smiling when he made the last call.

“It was a hell of call, I can tell you that much. When it works, it’€™s always a hell of a call.”

Clifford, who entered the game near the end of the first quarter in place of an injured Chase Wolf, said, “That’s our mentality…Coach Specht always says we play hard, but we play dumb sometimes. We’€™re going for it all every single time. Right when I saw that coverage I knew it was a touchdown. I almost overthrew him cause I was so excited we were gonna get it.”

St. X snatched up the momentum with 90 seconds left in the third quarter and never really let go. Colerain held a 23-7 lead when St. Xavier senior linebacker Brady Stoll shocked his team back to life by blocking a punt that Carl Grimm returned four yards for a touchdown. The Bombers’ two-point conversion attempt failed, and they trailed 23-13 after three quarters.

“You felt there was a huge momentum shift,” said Specht. “When we stopped them…when we blocked the punt you could feel the momentum shift. It almost gets out of control for you. I’ve been on both ends of it and we felt like we had the momentum there the rest of that second half.”

On its next possession, Clifford, playing for the first time since tearing his hamstring against Warren Central (Ind.) on Oct. 14, connected with Moeller for a 31-yard gain on third-and-14 to keep the drive alive. Then, facing third-and-nine, Clifford kept it for an 11-yard touchdown run that cut Colerain’s lead to 23-20 with 7:50 to play.

The Bombers forced a three-and-out on Colerain’s ensuing possession, and proceeded to march right back down the field against Colerain’s defense to tie the game, 23-23, on a 30-yard field goal by Kevin Rockwood with 6:03 left in the game.

With Colerain driving in St. X territory, the Bombers recovered a fumble to deflate Colerain’s hope of ending it in regulation.

“The fumble recovery was big for us,” Specht said. “These kids just grind.”

Clifford, a Penn State commit, finished with 87 yards rushing on 22 carries and a touchdown, to go with 10 of 21 passing for 131 yards and a score.

“Sean’s been hurt,” Specht said. “He tore his hamstring against Warren Central and really this was the first week he had come back and…he’s healthy. We didn’€™t know how healthy he was until he got on the field tonight. But Chase Wolf’s done a great job for us, too. When you have two quality quarterbacks that bodes well for you.”

Bolden said, “Losing’s always tough. These games are always gonna come down to the wire and we just made too many mistakes down the stretch. We can’t have a punt blocked for a touchdown. You can’€™t fumble the ball. We just made too many mistakes. Hats off to St. X.”

St. Xavier struck first to start the game. Senior Micah Farrar returned the opening kickoff 40 yards, to help the Bombers on a six-play, 46-yard drive, capped by a 3-yard touchdown run by senior Quinn Earley less than two minutes into the game.

On Colerain’s first possession, the Cardinals went three-and-out but St. X was called for roughing the kicker which kept Colerain’s offense on the field. Two plays later, Colerain’s bruising senior fullback Monalo Caldwell was in the end zone, but the point after failed.

So barely three minutes into the game, St. X led Colerain 7-6.

On St. Xavier’s next two possessions, Colerain sacked Wolf on consecutive third downs to force punts. The latter sack by Ivan Pace Jr. and Kawantay Stanley kept Wolf sidelined for the remainder of the game.

With a minute left in the first quarter, Colerain junior quarterback Gunnar Leyendecker hit J.J. Davis in the flat and he took it 26 yards down the sideline to give Colerain a 13-7 advantage after one quarter.

In the second quarter, both defenses settled in as expected. Facing fourth-and-five from St. Xavier’s 45-yard line, Colerain called a fake punt to Kyle Bolden who ran it around the left side for a 23-yard gain, but the Cardinals couldn’t turn it into any points, missing a 39-yard field goal.

It looked like Colerain, clinging to a 13-7 lead with 90 seconds left in the first half, landed a knockout blow when a St. X pass interference call on third down kept the Colerain offense on the field. The very next play, Leyendecker caught senior Keontae Jones in stride down the sideline for a 51-yard touchdown that gave the Cardinals a 20-7 lead at intermission.

After St. X forced a Colerain punt to start the second half, senior cornerback Amir Riep, an Ohio State commit, forced a fumble and junior linebacker Dan Bolden recovered to setup a 27-yard field goal by Ryan Murray to extend Colerain’s lead, 23-7.

Colerain finished with 409 yards of offense, but they were shutout after the 4:39-mark of the third quarter. It’s the third straight season Colerain and St. X have met in the second round of the postseason. Three of the last four meetings between the two (regular season and playoffs) have required overtime.

“You just try to console them,” said Bolden. “Your heart goes out to them. You want them to lose with class, that’s the biggest thing… I feel for those seniors. My heart goes out to them, especially No. 7 (Kyle Bolden). It’s a little tough for me this year. I’m trying to be as professional as I can but I have a senior son who just played his last high school game. The unfortunate thing…I’ve talked to him a little bit but probably not as much as I should.”

St. Xavier, which has battled major injury after major injury and a brutal regular season schedule, will play Sycamore, a 20-7 winner against Mason on Friday, in the regional championship on Friday at a location that will be announced later this weekend by the OHSAA.

Specht said, “They could have packed it in after Week 1. We talked at length after that first game against St. John Bosco. We talked about where do we go from here. We got embarrassed on national TV. I said, ‘Guys, do you realize how many of you have never taken a varsity football snap?’ I said, ‘Guys, we’re gonna be okay, we just gotta weather the storm.”

“They’€™ve never quit. They just come out and play. They play hard. We don’€™t play smart, but we play hard.”

Box Scores

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Colerain
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Game Summary

1Q

STX TD 10:06 Quinn Earley 3 YD RUN (Kevin Rockwood KICK)
COL TD 08:55 Monalo Caldwell 18 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK FAILED)
COL TD 00:51 JJ Davis 26 YD PASS FROM Gunnar Leyendecker (Ryan Murray KICK)

2Q

COL TD 01:29 Keontae Jones 51 YD PASS FROM Gunnar Leyendecker (Ryan Murray KICK)

3Q

COL FG 04:39 Ryan Murray 26 YD
STX TD 01:30 Carl Grimm 4 YD PUNT RETURN (PASS FAILED)

4Q

STX TD 07:50 Sean Clifford 11 YD RUN (Kevin Rockwood KICK) 20 23
STX FG 06:03 Kevin Rockwood 30 YD

OT

STX TD 12:00 Nicholas Moeller 20 YD PASS FROM Sean Clifford


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Cardinals News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 7 – November 13


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Colerain High School, November 7 – November 13

MONDAY

November 07, 2016

No events happening

TUESDAY

November 08, 2016

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

November 09, 2016

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 10, 2016

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 11, 2016

7:30 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. St. Xavier High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

November 12, 2016

No events happening

SUNDAY

November 13, 2016

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Multiple Teams · Colerain High School Varsity Football beat Springboro High School 35-14


Friday, November 4, 2016

7:30 PM

Springboro High School
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No. 1 Colerain overpowers Springboro, 35-14

Adam Baum , abaum@enquirer.com

Colerain, Ohio’s No. 1-ranked team, improved to 19-0 all-time in the opening round of the playoffs with a 35-14 win over No. 8 Springboro in a Division I, Region 4 game Friday night at Colerain.

Thanks to a little halftime motivation, Colerain (11-0) regrouped after a lackluster first half and smacked Springboro (7-4) in the second half with three rushing touchdowns from senior fullback Monalo Caldwell.

“I think we responded well after halftime,” said Colerain coach Tom Bolden. “It was a pretty emotional locker room at halftime. There were a ton of flags, we had 10 penalties on us in the first half. The game had no flow, it was a little ugly.”

The defense locked Springboro up and threw away the key, holding the Panthers to 193 yards of total offense. Springboro entered Week 11 averaging 35.5 points per game, while Colerain’€™s defense allows just 7.2 points per game.

“It’s tough because you don’€™t want to take anything away from Springboro but we had all kinds of momentum, then their kid made a great play on the interception (in the first half, trailing 14-0) and we just kind of lost all the momentum; they took it away from us,” said Bolden. “We didn’€™t respond real well after that. Hats off to Springboro, they were playing with a lot more fire and passion than we were to be honest with you.”

Caldwell finished with 176 yards on 20 carries and three touchdowns. He had 110 yards in the second half. As a team, Colerain rushed for 327 yards.

“You kind of lean on him (Caldwell),” said Bolden. “It was a few adjustments here and there but it was more of an attitude adjustment. We weren’€™t particularly locked in like we needed to be all week for the playoffs and hopefully they learn that this week.”

Colerain charged right out of the gate to an early 14-0 lead with a pair of first quarter touchdown passes from Gunnar Leyendecker to Javon Hicks and Deante Smith-Moore.

But, penalties quickly became a problem for the Cardinals. In the first half, Colerain accumulated more yards in penalties (90) than Springboro gained offensively (82).

On Springboro’€™s final possession of the first half, the Panthers put together a 75-yard touchdown drive, aided by three Colerain infractions, to set up a 9-yard pass from Brody Mahle to Kris Hughes that made it 14-7 Colerain at the break.

Springboro added a score with 6:00 left in the game, a 5-yard touchdown pass from Mahle to Toledo commit Nick Kovacs that made it 35-14.

Colerain finished with 12 penalties for 110 yards.

St. Xavier beat Fairfield, 35-14, setting up a second-round showdown against Colerain. The game will be played Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at a neutral location that’s yet to be announced.

“It wouldn’€™t be high school playoffs without Colerain and St. X getting after it,” Bolden said. “That’€™s what it’€™s all about; that’€™s what it’€™s been like forever. It will be another classic, I guarantee you that. It will be everything that it should be and more I guarantee you that.”

Box Scores

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Springboro
7
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Colerain
14
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Game Summary

1Q

COL TD 06:20 Ja’von Hicks 28 YD PASS FROM Gunnar Leyendecker (Ryan Murray KICK)
COL TD 03:50 Deante Smith-Moore 23 YD PASS FROM Gunnar Leyendecker (Ryan Murray KICK)

2Q

COL TD 02:42 Kris Hughes 8 YD PASS FROM Brody Mahle (Charlie Kuhbander KICK)

3Q

COL TD 08:11 Monalo Caldwell 36 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)
COL TD 05:30 Monalo Caldwell 20 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)

4Q

COL TD 07:39 Monalo Caldwell 1 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)
SBR TD 05:56 Nick Kovacs 5 YD PASS FROM Brody Mahle (Charlie Kuhbander KICK)


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Multiple Teams · Colerain High School Varsity Football beat Oak Hills High School 48-20


Friday, October 28, 2016

7:00 PM

Oak Hills High School
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The Cardinals (10-0, 7-0) wrapped up the regular season with a 48-20 victory over GMC rival Oak Hills (4-6, 3-4) at home on Senior Night. The Cardinals secured their 1st undefeated season since 2013 and 5th in Head Coach Tom Bolden’s tenure.

The win was the 59th consecutive in GMC play. They are now 2 GMC games away from tying their 61 game streak that ended in 2008, 3 away from breaking it.

The regular season saw some great football and some big-time milestones as Coach Tom Bolden won his 100th game as a head coach against Princeton and the program celebrated it’s 500th win against Middletown.

But all of that is behind us. The record gets reset to 0-0 as the playoffs await. By all indications, Colerain will be facing Springboro in round 1 of the playoffs which are scheduled at The Cage next Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

Get out and support our Cardinals as they begin the “Second Season” in quest for the school’s 2nd State Football Championship!

We Are…COLERAIN!!!

Box Scores

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Colerain
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Game Summary

1Q

COL TD 01:56 Monalo Caldwell 11 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)

2Q

COL TD 10:25 Monalo Caldwell 1 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)
COL TD 04:45 Monalo Caldwell 6 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)
COL TD 02:23 Gunnar Leyendecker 19 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)

3Q

COL TD 11:44 Keontae Jones 76 YD KICKOFF RETURN (Ryan Murray KICK)
COL TD 05:50 Deante Smith-Moore 18 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)
COL TD 01:00 Gunnar Leyendecker 45 YD RUN (Mason Hill RUSH FAILED)

4Q

OAK TD 09:38 Kyle Montag 2 YD RUN (Christian Staubitz KICK)
OAK TD 06:25 Cameron Naber 25 YD PASS FROM Ethan Myers (Dayshwan Blair KICK FAILED)
OAK TD 02:23 Clarence Walker 2 YD RUN (Christian Staubitz KICK)


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Multiple Teams · Colerain High School Varsity Football beat Lakota West High School 31-0


Friday, October 21, 2016

7:00 PM

Colerain High School
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Colerain blanks Lakota West to move to 9-0
Jeff Wallner, Enquirer contributor

The Colerain Cardinals have a goal chart which they reference each week. While winning a state championship is paramount on that list, head coach Tom Bolden said claiming the outright Greater Miami Conference championship is something his team never takes for granted, even after 17 straight seasons.

Senior running back Monalo Caldwell rushed for 98 yards and two TDs as Colerain, the top-ranked team in both the Enquirer coaches’ poll and Associated Press state poll, secured its 17th straight GMC title, rolled to a 31-0 victory on a chilly Friday night at Lakota West.

“Our focus this week was to win this game and get (the title) outright,” Bolden said. “We’€™ve won a lot of GMC games since 2000. We want to keep that rolling. That’€™s one of our goals. It’€™s part of the process.”

The Cardinals have won or shared every GMC title since 2000. Princeton won or shared 22 straight titles beginning with the league’s inception in 1967.

“œSeventeen years is a lot of years of getting it done,”€ said Caldwell. “€œWe can’€™t ever come out here expecting to win it. It’€™s big for the seniors and the community.”

Caldwell now has 13 TDs and 768 rushing yards for the season.

Against an upset-minded league rival, Colerain, ranked No. 14 in the latest USA Today Super 25 national poll, knew it was important to get off to a fast start. And, any energy the Firebirds could muster on Senior Night evaporated in the game’s first few minutes.

Two plays after linebacker Kyle Bolden recovered a fumble at West’s 18-yard line, Caldwell scored on a 16-yard run putting the Cardinals ahead 7-0.

Caldwell rushed for 59 yards on five carries and a TD in the first half.

“€œIt started with our defense,”€ Caldwell said. “€œWe got that first fumble…and they gave it to me for that quick touchdown and we kept rolling after that.”

West punted on its second possession. And, after converting a fourth-and-one at the Firebirds’€™ 40, Ja’von Hicks hauled in a 31-yard touchdown pass to put Colerain ahead 14-0.

West’s third fumble of the quarter, and second recovered by Colerain, led to a 36-yard field goal by Ryan Murray to make the score 17-0. Mission accomplished on that fast start.

“We’€™re going to get everybody’€™s best shot, and I told the kids we have to be ready to go,” Bolden said. “If you do that to a team early, and let them know you’€™re here and ready to roll, it goes a long way.”

Colerain outgained the Firebirds 104 to minus-2 in the first quarter.

The Cardinals capped a long drive late in the first half with a 7-yard TD run by JJ Davis to make the score 24-0. Davis had four carries for 41 yards in the half.

Firebirds QB Tony White III was 6 of 11 for 88 yards and an interception in the first half, but they were outgained 171 to 75.

The Cardinals rushed for 135 yards in the half while West managed minus-13 on the ground.

A 24-yard pass from Deante Smith-Moore to Davis on Colerain’s first possession of the second half set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Caldwell to make the score 31-0 and start the running clock.

Colerain improved to 15-1 all-time against the Firebirds.

“No disrespect to Lakota West, but we left some stuff out there,” Bolden said. “We need to work on some things and get better for the playoffs.”

Box Scores

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Game Summary

1Q

COL TD 11:12 Monalo Caldwell 16 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)
COL TD 06:10 Ja’von Hicks 31 YD PASS FROM Gunnar Leyendecker (Ryan Murray KICK)
COL FG 03:51 Ryan Murray 36 YD

2Q

COL TD 02:06 JJ Davis 8 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)

3Q

COL TD 08:11 Monalo Caldwell 1 YD RUN (Ryan Murray KICK)

4Q

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