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  • Crusaders are the state champions

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    The Crusaders were up just one run, 3-2, as the seventh and final inning of the 2017 State Championship softball game began. They hadn’t scored since the third inning when they put up three runs. Now they needed some insurance. So what did Coach Cory Gray and the rest of the coaching staff tell them? Was there a big pep talk? 

    “No,” Gray said. “We didn’t tell them anything. They already know what to do.” Sure enough, the experienced Crusaders scored ... Read More

  • Scecina gymnasts flip for new program

    By Cari Gallagher '93Athletics Assistant

    Scecina Memorial High School is home to the only gymnastics program within the 17 City Alliance Schools, and one of just two programs among the eight-school Indiana Crossroads Conference. Thanks to Coaches Allison Delaney '10 and Elaine O’Brian, and the support of past coach Anne O’Connor, the Scecina gymnastics program is flourishing in a time when many other schools are ending their programs.

     Gymnastics began at Scecina in the 2014-15 school year with just two gymnasts, Molly Griffin ’18 and Mary O’Connor ’17. Despite their limited roster the duo posted several individual top-three finishes during their inaugural season. The ranks have grown over the past two years to include ... Read More

  • Wrestling takes Scecina junior to new heights

    By Cari Gallagher '93, Athletics Assistant

    The “blast double” is one of the most physically dominating takedowns in wrestling, and it’s the favorite move of Scecina wrestler Leonard Love. The wrestler pressures into his opponent, who pressures back. At that point, the wrestler drops down and squeezes opponent’s legs to bring him down. 

    “It’s the closest thing to a football tackle. I love it,” said Leonard, who also played football this year for the Crusaders. It’s hard to believe the softspoken 195-pounder is ... Read More