OCTOBER

The month of October sees the Fall sports winding down and Winter sports gearing up. Football will look to continue its terrific season with two home games – Oct. 19 Senior Night and Oct. 26 vs MUS! Coach McDaniel and his entire staff on all levels have done another excellent job. Their culture is strong and is displayed by how they play hard and for each other.

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Two members of our Golf team will compete in the State tournament on Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2 in Manchester, TN. Eli Maxwell and Drew Oxley will be representing the Brothers and we wish them well.

 

Our Cross Country athletes continue to endlessly train – early in the mornings and late in the evenings! Coach Dwyer just hosted the 30th edition of the Frank Horton Invitational on Sept. 29. It was an amazing event under the lights at Shelby Farms. Their Region meet is October 16 and the State Meet in Nashville is November 4.

 

Coach Laura Madsen has selected our Bowling Team and they have begun practicing. This squad will look to defend their 2018 State Championship. Basketball and Wrestling continue their preseason workouts. The first date of practice for Winter Sports is Monday, October 29. Both programs should have GREAT years.

Please come out and enjoy our kids competing!  Go Brothers!

 

SEPTEMBER

August is behind us but we still have to be cognizant of the heat index. Our Training staff is monitoring it. A reading of 105 degrees prohibits any of our student-athletes from participating outdoors. This has forced some early morning practices for some sports and indoor workouts for others. We are committed to developing our young men in a healthy and safe environment.

During September, we host 3 Varsity Football contests –  Kipp Academy on Sept. 7, our Brothers’ school St. Paul’s from Covington, LA on Sept. 14, and Memphis East on Sept. 21. Please make plans to arrive early, park comfortably, and enjoy Frank Grisanti’s food in Heffernan Hall. The tailgate gatherings and the fun CBHS Community make our campus special on Football Fridays. Meet us at 6:10 in the Plaza for the Brothers Walk. You have an option to avoid the ticket lines and purchase your tickets online at https://gofan.co/app/school/TN8740

Kickoff is always 7:00 pm.

Our Purple Wave golfers have a full schedule in September. They will play three more matches before their Region Tournament begins on September 18 at Windyke Country Club.

Our Cross Country hosted a 2-mile Murphey Mile at Tom Nix Stadium on Saturday, August 26. Over 500 athletes competed under the lights in a great event that saw the 4 minute mile barrier shattered by professional runners. We were able to host the running community, showcase our great facilities, and let our dedicated runners compete in a tremendous event.  Coach Nick Dwyer worked extremely hard hosting the biggest running spectacle in the State. In September, they will face a challenging schedule as they compete locally and travel the Southeast Region.

I encourage you to come out and watch our athletes compete. I believe you will be proud of their efforts and sportsmanship. Please check their schedules and cheer for our Brothers’ Boys!

AUGUST

Even though it’s early August, our Fall Sports are in full swing. Brothers’ Boys learn through Athletics how to prepare….just one of the valuable lessons that extra-curricular involvement teaches. Coach McDaniel’s culture is now in place and we expect another exciting season. Our 2018 schedule includes six home games, and we begin the year on the road as we visit Grenada, Mississippi and Bob Jones HS in Madison, Alabama. St. Paul, our Brothers school in Covington, Louisiana visits on Sept. 14 and homecoming is Sept. 21 vs East. We finish the regular season at home vs MUS on Oct. 26.  Our JV and Freshman teams will also tackle tough schedules. Please join us on Friday night, August 31, as we open the home season in Tom Nix Stadium vs White Station. Come early, be loud, and enjoy the Best Friday night experience in the area! Please help us keep our campus alcohol-free during these contests.

Cross Country and Golf teams will also be competing this month. Both groups look to continue their traditional success. These groups put in many hours away from campus and compete hard…. without the Friday night lights! As the school year begins, I look forward to getting back in a routine and hope to see you at the games, watching our Brothers Boys compete.

Other teams will begin workouts once the school year has settled down. Interested individuals should check the daily bulletin or inquire with a Coach. Best of Luck to all as we begin a GREAT 2018-19 school year.

JULY

We hope you are enjoying the summer! Many of our athletes are recovering and others are using these two months to train harder and make personal improvements.

A few key dates:

June 24 – July 7         TSSAA Dead Period – No coaching, observing, or contact between coach and players in sport involved. There is no practice, no open facilities, and no weight training/conditioning.

Cross Country has begun Training. Contact Coach Nick Dwyer ndwyer@cbhs.org

Football workouts are in full swing.

Golf -– Tryouts for the 2018-19 golf team will be held on Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31, at 8 am each morning at Audubon Golf Course. Pairings will be posted the weekend before. To sign up, e-mail ncanale@faculty.cbhs.org.

Baseball — Tryouts for the 2018-19 baseball team will be held on Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27, at 6 pm each night at Giacosa Field. Participants should arrive at the field both days approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of try outs. All participants will need to bring a hat, bat, glove, equipment, and water. All participants will need to dress in baseball pants and t-shirt.

Mark your calendar to be a part of an exciting Football Season!

 DATE  OPPONENT  LOCATION  TIME
17-Aug Grenada (MS) Away 7:00 pm
24-Aug Bob Jones (AL) Away 7:00 pm
31-Aug White Station Home 7:00 pm
7-Sep KIPP Memphis Home 7:00 pm
14-Sep St. Paul (Covington, LA) Home 7:00 pm
21-Sep Memphis East Home 7:00 pm
28-Sep Briarcrest Away 7:00 pm
5-Oct Fall Break
12-Oct SBA Away 7:00 pm
19-Oct Wooddale Home 7:00 pm
26-Oct MUS Home 7:00 pm

JUNE

Summer months are NOT Slow months for our Athletic programs. Our fields and gyms are packed all day with our teams working out and camps in full swing. Many of our teams are able to compete in summer leagues around town and prepare for the next year!

We are very thankful for the work of our training staff and Campbell clinic as we hosted over 300 students and administered free physicals on our campus. It is a nice perk for our families and enables us to be medically cleared for the entire 2018-19 school year. If you have medical form or physical questions, please contact Chris Attaway. cattaway@cbhs.org

We are thrilled to welcome Coach Rashad Harris to the Christian Brothers Community as Director of Strength and Conditioning. He has only been here a short time but has already made an impact in the development of our young men! You can read more about him here

The TSSAA Spring Fling was in Murfreesboro and wrapped up the 2017-18 school year. Our teams competed hard and represented CBHS Athletics the right way. A summary is below:

Tennis – State Quarterfinalist

Track – West Region Champions, 4th place at State Meet

Soccer –West Region Champions, State Semifinalist

Baseball – State Semifinalist

Lacrosse – State Semifinalist

Water Polo – State Runner-up

Rugby – State Runner-up

Congratulations to Coach Collin Welsh who was named the 2018 TSLA Person of Year: This award is meant to celebrate a coach, official, volunteer, team administrator, benefactor, or supporter who has had a positive impact on the local lacrosse community.

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Friday night football is just around the corner. We look forward to another fun, successful year and the energy that our campus holds on game nights! Parking pass renewal emails will go out around August 1 and then the remaining open spots will be available for purchase a week later.

APRIL

April means our 8 spring sports are busy! Hopefully, the cold, wet weather is behind us and we can get into the groove of competing! This early Spring has been incredibly difficult for our teams to get their practices and games in but we hope to get in a rhythm soon. Baseball hosts their national tournament – The USA Classic on April 4-7 at CBHS and USA Stadium in Millington, TN. Rugby will play a rare home game at Tom Nix Stadium on Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 pm. Come out and see the action! Track just returned from a great showing at a prestigious meet in New Orleans, LA and Lacrosse enters conference play and will travel to Chattanooga and Nashville while hosting Fr. Ryan and MBA.  Soccer is off to a great start and will play in two upcoming tournaments – one in Foley, AL April 5-7 and one locally April 12-14. Tennis, Water Polo, and Trap are also keep competing.

Track team

Fall and winter sports are busy preparing for their upcoming seasons. On every afternoon, you can walk the campus and see every field and gym space covered with our students training, competing, learning, and growing. It is wonderful to see!

Come out to a game, meet, or match and you will see why it’s Great to a Brothers Boy!

MARCH

February saw our Wrestling program finish off an incredible season! The Brothers became the 2018 Dual State Champions! CBHS had to defeat a McCallie team that they had previously lost to and then rolled over Baylor in the State Finals. Their overall dual meet record ended up being 22-3. Congratulations to all of the wrestlers, Head Wrestling Coach Derek Harrison, and all of the coaches. The wrestling team won another state title over the weekend finishing ahead of Chattanooga McCallie. CBHS had three individual State Champions: Garrett Bowers 132, Tommy Brackett 195, and Grayson Walthall 220. The four other finalists that finished as runner-ups were: Dayne Dalrymple 106, Evan Anthony 126, Alex Hodge 160, and Pat Healy 285. The rest of the team picked up state medals as well with the following results: Gehrig Salvaggio 4th at 113, Luke Spencer 3rd at 120, Austin Brooks 5th at 138, Elijah Hodge 4th at 145, Luke Leon 6th at 152, Luke Condy 4that 170, and Montana Doty 3rd at 182. Congratulations to the CBHS wrestling team, coaches, parents, and supporters of the program. Coming on the heels of the State Duals Championship two weeks ago, this team is a great example of the hard work and perseverance of our Brothers’ Boys.

But, they were not finished just yet as the successful season earned the team an invitation to the prestigious Prep Nationals at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Grayson Walthall earned All-American status, earning 8th place at 220 lbs. Tommy Bracket also earned All-American status with a 7th place finish at 195 lbs. Gathering Team honors, our squad finished 9th in the Nation at this top level event! The highest finish in the history of our program. Congratulations to ALL for a

Our Basketball program ended another successful year with a tough quarterfinal loss at Brentwood Academy on Saturday, February 24. Coach Luckett and his staff had some big wins throughout the season and finished with a 19-11 record.

March kicks off the most active 3 month period in CBHS Athletics! It also happens to be our most unpredictable weather in the Mid-South! We will have 7 sports competing and 15 teams – (Soccer, Lacrosse, Track, Baseball, Rugby, Tennis, Water Polo, & Trap Shooting) Without a doubt, we will have someone competing EVERYDAY! Please be flexible and understand that the weather, facilities, officials, and opponents all factor into after school activities. Practice and game schedules tend to change within the hour. Sports sanctioned by the TSSAA may begin official games on Monday, March 12. Other sports may have begun earlier. We are excited to watch these athletes participate! They have put in hours preparing and should have successful seasons. Please get out to a contest and enjoy watching them compete!

Soccer – http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Soccer

Lacrosse – http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Lacrosse

Track – http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Track-and-Field

Baseball – http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Baseball

Rugby – http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Rugby

Tennis – http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Tennis

Water Polo – http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Swimming

Trap – http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Trap-Shooting

FEBRUARY

As we roll into February, we would like to acknowledge the wonderful accomplishment of Coach Laura Madsen and the 2018 Brothers Bowling team. On Saturday, February 20, they captured the TSSAA State Championship in Smyrna, TN. A day earlier, Senior Jackson Stanley took home the Individual Bowling State Championship. It was a special weekend watching our guys compete at the highest level and overcoming last year’s runner-up finish!

We have a two other programs poised for a run at their own State Championships: Wrestling and Basketball. Coach Derek Harrison leads an experienced and talented Wrestling program that has been dominant the entire season. Last weekend, they won the West Region Team Championship with a combined score of 216-13. They have two shots at winning a State Championship – once as Team in the Dual Championship and then again as they earn points in the Individual State Tournament. Basketball is the thick of Region play on Friday nights. Our record stands at 17-5 and 1-1 in Region play. Friday home games are a Special event. Make plans to arrive early and watch these guys compete Hard!

Wrestling2018February also means the beginning of TSSAA Spring sports official practice on Monday, February 12. Rugby and Lacrosse have already begun and we are excited about all our teams that will compete this Spring. I’m sure they will battle the cold and rain early on but it all culminates in late May at the Spring Fling.

A few key dates for February:

Feb. 2-3                State Duals                          Wrestling             Franklin, TN

Feb. 2                    vs. Briarcrest                      Basketball           Home

Feb. 9-10              Region Individuals            Wrestling             Home

Feb. 9-10              State Championship        Swimming           UT-Knoxville

Feb. 9                    vs. St. Benedict                 Basketball           Home

Feb. 14                 vs. MHEA (Sr. night)        Basketball           Home

Feb. 16-17           State Individuals               Wrestling             Franklin, TN

Feb. 16                  vs. MUS                                Basketball           MUS

Feb. 23                  vs. PCA                                 Rugby                   Tobey Park

Feb. 27                  vs. White Station              Rugby                   USA Stadium

 

JANUARY

Happy New Year to ALL in the CBHS Community. 2017 was a tremendous year for CBHS Athletics and we are working daily to make 2018 even better. The Holiday Break enabled our Wrestling and Basketball programs to travel the country, competing in National Tournaments, and representing our school very, very well.

January means indoor workouts for Spring sports and the occasional frigid session outdoors! Swimming continues their season and our dynamite Bowlers will compete in the State Championships on January 19-20 in Smyrna, TN. Wrestling and Basketball are in the thick of Region play. Come be a part of Friday night Home basketball games! It is the BEST atmosphere in town! JV games begin at 6:00, followed by Varsity action at 7:30. Arrive early if you want to get in, we will sell out early! Our campus will be packed on Saturday, January 27 as Brothers Wrestling host teams from all over the State in the Regional Duals in the Brothers Development Center. Action begins at 9:30 and continues throughout the day.

Fight the cold weather and enjoy a CBHS Sporting event during the month of January. Wear Purple, cheer loud, and watch our boys compete hard!

A few key dates:

Jan. 12                   Basketball vs Briarcrest                  Away     4:30 & 7:30

Jan. 16                  Wrestling vs Collierville                  BDC        6:00

Jan. 19-20            Bowling State Tournament          Smyrna, TN

Jan. 20                   Basketball vs SBA                             Away     4:30 & 7:30

Jan. 22                   Basketball vs Arlington                   Home    6 & 7:30

Jan. 26                   Basketball vs MUS                           Home    6 & 7:30

Jan. 27                   Wrestling Regional Duals              BDC        9:30

Jan. 27                   Basketball vs St. Georges              Away     TBA

DECEMBER

We are very proud of our Lacrosse Student-Athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to continue their Academic and Athletic careers at the next level. Ames Clark will be joining York College in Pennsylvania. Jackson Mahoney will be attending Mercer College in Georgia in the fall of 2018. Our signing ceremony occurred on Wednesday, November 15 in the Brothers Development Center.

Lacrosse signing

Coach Thomas McDaniel and his dedicated staff led our 2017 Football team on a great run, claiming the West Tennessee Regional championship, advancing to the State Semi-finals, finishing with a terrific 11-1 record. We were happy to welcome back many members of the 1977 State Championship team for our game vs MBA on November 17.

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1977 state champ team reunion

Congratulations to CBHS junior Bill Norton who was named the winner for D2AAA Tennessee Titans Mr. Football. This huge honor was announced November 27 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Watch the video, https://twitter.com/Kreager/status/935218269857943552

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While we take time to celebrate the True meaning of Christmas, it definitely is not a Christmas Break for our Coaches and Athletes. Our Winter teams compete around the country during this time and our Spring squads will continue their preparations.

Key Dates for December:

BASKETBALL:

Dec. 1                    vs Pope John Paul            Nashville              7:30

Dec. 2                   vs MBA                                 Nashville              2:30

Dec. 5                    vs Bolton                             CBHS                     7:30

Dec. 9                  vs St. Pius x                        CBHS                  8:30

Dec. 11                 vs Harding                           CBHS                     7:30

Dec. 18-20           Harding Holiday Tournament

Dec. 28-30           St. Pius X Christmas Classic           Atlanta, GA

WRESTLING:

Dec. 1-2                Black Horse Inv.                Houston HS

Dec. 7                    vs Houston                         Houston HS         6:00

Dec. 9                    Cleveland Duals                Cleveland, TN

Dec. 15-16           KC Stampede                     Kansas City, MO

Dec. 29-30           Holiday Tournament       Granite City, IL

BOWLING:

Dec. 5                    vs Harding                           Winchester Bowl

Dec. 7                    vs Lausanne                       Winchester Bowl

Happy Holidays from CBHS ATHLETICS!

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NOVEMBER

November in Memphis means the changing of the Seasons. Temperatures have dropped, and the sweaty days are replaced with crisp Fall temperatures. That also means that our Fall sports compete for their State Championships and Winter sports begin their official practices and compete in early season action.

Cross Country has trained for the past 5 months for their race on November 4 at Percy Warner State Park in Nashville. It is a huge event in the running community and fun to watch our guys run so hard! We wish them luck.

Football teamFootball is wrapping up a historic, undefeated regular season and claimed the 2017 Region Championship. Coach McDaniel, his staff, and players have been impressive with their physicality and toughness since August. They have earned a bye on November 3, will host a playoff game on November 10, and (hopefully) host the Semi-finals on November 17. Here is the bracket: http://tssaasports.com/event/bracket.cfm?id=20170109

The TSSAA D2AAA State Championship Game is Saturday, Dec. 2 in Cookeville, TN at 7:00 PM. We hope to be there and hope you will join us!

Bowling is in the first few weeks of their season. Coach Laura Madsen has a veteran team of talented bowlers who look to improve upon their State Runner-up finish last year. They compete on Tuesday and Thursdays at 3:30. Come out and catch a match. It is a lot of Fun!

Basketball and Wrestling began official practice on Monday, Oct. 30. Both teams have had a busy offseason, competing all summer on the regional and national level. Basketball will have to replace a special group of graduated seniors but Coach Luckett always has a competitive team that is hard to beat. Wrestling has a strong group of returning wrestlers who have put in time and work to have a special year.

Cross Country Website

Football Website: http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Football

Basketball Website: http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Basketball

Wrestling Website: http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Wrestling

Bowling Website: http://www.cbhs.org/Student-Life/Athletics/Bowling