Cleveland St. Ignatius takes early lead in Ohio High Cup standings


Cleveland St. Ignatius leads the sixth annual Ohio High Cup standings.

For the sixth year in a row, Ohio High will present the Ohio High Cup
to the school that scores the most points in Ohio High School Athletic
Association-sanctioned state championship events. After the fall sports season, Cleveland St. Ignatius holds a slim lead over Kettering Alter and Mason. Who else is close? Click here for the complete standings.

For the sixth year in a row, Ohio High will present the Ohio High Cup to the school that scores the most points in Ohio High School Athletic Association-sanctioned state championship events.

This competition is patterned after the Directors’ Cup standings for colleges and universities. In the Ohio High Cup competition, schools accumulate points by finishing in the top four at OHSAA-sanctioned state team championships.

Schools that win a state title are awarded five points. Runner-up teams receive three points, third-place teams get two points and fourth-place teams get one point. In sports where state semifinal teams tie for third, they each receive 1-1/2 points.

Below, we’ve tabulated the first set of standings for the 2008-09 school year. These standings include points awarded for the fall season state championships in boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, field hockey, boys and girls soccer, volleyball and football.

After the fall season, there is a tight race at the top of the standings with Cleveland St. Ignatius sitting at the top with 12 points after claiming state titles in football and boys soccer and a third-place finish in boys golf. Kettering Alter, buoyed by a football title, is second at 11. Mason, with state titles in boys cross country and girls golf, is third at 10.

Versailles captured the first Ohio High Cup in 2003-04. In 2004-05, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit claimed the cup. In 2005-06, Cincinnati St. Xavier won the Ohio High Cup competition. In 2006-07, Kettering Alter won the cup. Last year, Lakewood St. Edward took the Ohio High Cup.

Here is a look at the Ohio High Cup standings for the fall season:

12 – Cleveland St. Ignatius (D-I football champions, D-I boys golf third, D-I boys soccer champions),

11 – Kettering Alter (D-IV football champions, D-II volleyball runner-up, D-II girls cross country runner-up),

10 – Mason (D-I boys cross country champions, D-I girls golf champions).

8-1/2 – Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown (D-II girls golf third, field hockey champions, D-II girls soccer semifinalist).

8 – Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (D-II girls cross country champions, D-II boys soccer runner-up),

6-1/2 – Maria Stein Marion Local (D-V football semifinalist, D-IV girls volleyball champions),

6 – Cincinnati St. Ursula Academy (D-I girls golf fourth, D-I girls soccer champions), Columbus Academy (D-III football runner-up, field hockey runner-up), Minster (D-III girls cross country champions, D-III boys golf fourth), Peninsula Woodridge (D-II boys cross country champions, D-II girls cross country fourth), Tipp City Tippecanoe (D-II boys cross country second, D-II girls golf runner-up).

5 – Albany Alexander (D-III girls volleyball champions), Aurora (D-III football champions), Bellaire St. John Central (D-III boys cross country champions), Cincinnati St. Xavier (D-I boys golf champions), Dayton Carroll (D-II boys soccer champions), Delphos St. John’s (D-VI football champions), Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (D-III girls volleyball runner-up, D-III boys golf third), Hunting Valley University School (D-II boys golf champions), Middletown Fenwick (D-II girls soccer champions), Olmsted Falls (D-I girls volleyball champions), Parma Padua Franciscan (D-II girls volleyball champions), Poland Seminary (D-II girls golf champions), Rocky River Magnificat (D-I girls cross country champions), Sugarcreek Garaway (D-III boys golf champions), Sylvania Southview (D-II football champions), Toledo Ottawa Hills (D-III boys soccer champions), Youngstown Ursuline (D-V football champions).

4-1/2 – Akron Hoban (D-II football semifinalist, D-II girls soccer runner-up), Dublin Jerome (D-I boys golf runner-up, D-I boys soccer semifinalist), Lima Central Catholic (D-III girls volleyball semifinalist, D-III boys golf runner-up), North Canton Hoover (D-I football semifinalist, D-I girls cross country runner-up),

3-1/2 – Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (D-II boys cross country fourth, D-I girls golf tied for second), Versailles (D-III girls volleyball semifinalist, D-III girls cross country third).

3 – Attica Seneca East (D-III girls cross country runner-up), Bascom Hopewell-Beavercreek (D-I boys soccer runner-up), Loudon (D-VI football runner-up), Cincinnati Anderson (D-II football runner-up), Cincinnati Elder (D-I football runner-up), Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame (D-I girls volleyball semifinalist, field hockey semifinalist), Cincinnati Ursuline (D-I girls volleyball runner-up), Columbus DeSales (D-II football semifinalist, D-II boys soccer semifinalist), Dayton Chaminade-Julienne (D-II boys golf runner-up), Findlay Liberty-Benton (D-V football runner-up), Hilliard Davidson (D-I boys cross country runner-up), Jackson Center (D-III girls volleyball runner-up), Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (D-III boys cross country second), Strongsville (D-I girls soccer runner-up), Steubenville (D-IV football runner-up), Worthington Christian (D-III boys soccer runner-up).

2-1/2 – Columbus Watterson (D-I girls golf tied for second), Upper Arlington (D-I girls cross country fourth, D-I girls soccer semifinalist) .

2 – Defiance (D-II boys cross country third), Granville (D-II boys golf third), McDonald (D-III boys cross country third), Mentor (D-I boys cross country third), Springboro (D-I girls cross country third), West Milton Milton-Union (D-II girls cross country third).

1-1/2 – Baltimore Liberty Union (D-V football semifinalist), Bay Village Bay (D-II boys soccer semifinalist), Brecksville-Broadview Heights (D-I girls volleyball semifinalist), Cincinnati Madeira (D-II girls soccer semifinalist), Cincinnati Mariemont (D-III boys soccer semifinalist), Columbus Hartley (D-II girls volleyball semifinalist), Gates Mills Hawken (D-III boys soccer semifinalist), Genoa Area (D-IV football semifinalist), Malvern (D-VI football semifinalist), Mansfield Madison (D-II girls volleyball semifinalist), New Lexington (D-IV football semifinalist), New Washington Buckeye Central (D-IV girls volleyball semifinalist), Newark Catholic (D-IV girls volleyball semifinalist), Newark Licking Valley (D-III football semifinalist), Pickerington Central (D-I football semifinalist), Shaker Heights (D-I girls soccer semifinalist), Sidney Lehman Catholic (D-VI football semifinalist), Sunbury Big Walnut (D-III football semifinalist), Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (D-I boys soccer semifinalist), Worthington Thomas Worthington (field hockey semifinalist).

1 – Chagrin Falls (D-II boys golf fourth), Cincinnati Moeller (D-I boys golf fourth), Fort Loramie (D-III girls cross country fourth), Green (D-I boys cross country fourth), Russia (D-III boys cross country fourth), St. Paris Graham (D-II girls golf fourth).

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