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Holy Cross offers athletic opportunities of all kinds to it’s students throughout the year. We participate in the Lutheran School Athletic Association (LSAA) with thirteen other Lutheran schools in the Fort Wayne area. During each season, along with playing our League teams, we will schedule games or matches against local Catholic or public schools. You can learn more details about the sports we offer by clicking on the following links.
The basketball program is open to all boys and girls in the 5th-8th grades. Depending on numbers we could have two teams at each level, Junior Varsity is 5th & 6th grades and the Varsity level is the 7th & 8th grades. The season officially runs from mid-October through the end of January. Depending on the success of the season and tournaments, Varsity teams might extend their season into February or March for the ILSAA State Tournament or the LBAA National Tournament in Valparaiso, IN.
In recent years, both the girls and boys teams have played well enough to get to the National Tournament. In 2015, the girls team played in the Championship Semifinal and eventually finished in 4th place. The boys team have made it into the Championship side of the bracket the past two seasons. Both teams have placed well in the local and state tournaments.
Our cheerleading program participates during the football season (August-October) and basketball season (November-January). Athletes are able to participate in one or both seasons if they would like. Due to the difficulty of stunts, students in 6th-8th grades are able to try out for the team.
The cross country program is run by another Lutheran school, but they allow 5th-8th grade students from other schools be a part of the team. The cross country season runs from August-October with approximately one meet a week in September and October. If you would like more information on the cross country program, please contact the Athletic Director who will put you in contact with the correct person.
Our football program is very unique. Holy Cross is the host of the program, but students from the other area Lutheran schools are able to play on the team. The opportunity to play football is open to all students in 6th-8th grades. The football season begins with conditioning in early August and is finished in October. In the past, we had a great deal of success in the CYO League. In 2015, we joined the FWCS-Middle School Athletic Conference, which is made up of Fort Wayne Community Schools. We are looking forward to improving upon our 2-3 conference record next season.
The soccer program is a two-season program. In the fall, August-October, the boys play their season. In the spring, March-May, the girls play their season. Both programs are open to all students in 5th-8th grades. Some seasons, depending on numbers, the opportunity to play has been offered to 4th graders. The past two years, the varsity boys team has finished tied for first in the conference. The varsity girls team has finished in the middle of the conference the past two years. They are looking at improving that finish with many returning players.
The track and field program begins practices at the end of March with meets happening in April and May. Track and field is open to all male and female students in 5th-8th grades. Within the league, field events that are offered at long jump, high jump, and shot put. The running events consist of 60m, 100m, 200m, and 400m dashes. There is also the 800m and 1600m runs for distance races. We participate in several dual meets during the season. The LSAA hosts two different all school meets. The first is the LSAA Relays where schools compete in a variety of different relays. The second meet is the LSAA City Meet where schools compete in a traditional meet. In 2015, both the girls and boys teams won the LSAA Relay and LSAA City Meets.
Our volleyball program is open to all female students in 5th-8th grades. Depending on numbers, we could have up to two JV teams (5/6) and two Varsity teams (7/8). The volleyball season runs from August through early October. The past two years, the volleyball team has finished near the top in our conference. In 2016, we are looking forward to playing well enough to be part of the first ILSAA State Volleyball Tournament.
The wrestling program is a very quick season that runs from the beginning of February-mid March. Wrestling is open to all males in 4th-8th grades. The team will have one to two meets per week against three or four other area Lutheran schools. The season is concluded with the Concordia Invitational and LSAA League Meet. In 2015, we had two 1st Place finishers at the Concordia Invitational and LSAA League Meet in their weight classes.