Athletics

Message from the Athletic Director

Welcome to the TRIBE, the home of the Holy Cross Indians.

The benefits of participating in high school athletics are immediate and enduring. Holy Cross athletics offers a variety of co-curricular athletic activities. Our administrators, coaches, teachers and boosters are committed to developing a well-rounded STUDENT-athlete. The students involved in our programs are guided towards learning valuable lessons through sports that will promote success in life. We strive to give opportunities to all who are willing to work hard, sacrifice for the team, and support the Holy Cross tradition of excellence.

You, as a Holy Cross Student-Athlete, are expected to demonstrate pride in yourself as a student, an athlete and as a member of the Holy Cross Community at large. Our athletes are considered ambassadors of Holy Cross High School.

Parents of Holy Cross Athletes are commended for their support and embracing the idea that you are the first role models to our student athletes. Your examples of high standards of sportsmanship, expectations of academic excellence and respect of administration and coaches have an immeasurable impact. This is the Holy Cross Way. This is the Holy Cross Tradition.

General Info

Athletic Handbook

With the start of each school year, we ask that student-athletes and parents read the Athletic Handbook carefully. Page 1 is a signature page. Have your son or daughter return this page with the required signatures to his/her coach as soon as possible. If you have any questions please call.

Participation Fees

The Sports participation fee at Holy Cross High School is $150.00 per individual.
The fee must be submitted to the team coach or liaison before the first contest.
Those who do not submit this fee will not be eligible to participate in games.

Sports Physical

Each year prior to participating in any KHSAA sanctioned sport, all athletes must have a current physical on file.
Click here for current KHSAA physical form.
If you are an athlete with asthma you must also complete this Asthma Form.

St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine

St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine will be offering our annual pre-participation physical examinations for the 2015-2016 school year during the months of June and July.  Physicals will be held at our offices located at 830 Thomas More Parkway, Edgewood, KY and at 10095 Investment Way, Florence, KY. Please note that physicals will be offered at $25.00 throughout the year. However, during the summer period with such a high volume of physicals, summer appointments will fill quickly since space is limited.

Click here for more information about the physicals.
Dawna Panko, ATC
Supervisor of Athletic Training Services
St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine
Call 859-301-5600 for details or to schedule an appointment.

ImPACT Testing

ImPACT testing is MANDATORY for Cheer, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. It is optional for Cross Country and Golf.
St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine will also be offering ImPACT™ baseline neuropsychological testing to our athletes. On May 30 thru June 2 this service is FREE to HC athletes. Impact May 30th, June 1st and June 2nd and is mandatory for Cheer, Football, Soccer, Baseball, Fastpitch, Volleyball, but all athletes can participate. On these dates, only the tests will be performed at Holy Cross. If you cannot make these dates, the test will cost $25 at St. Elizabeth. If an athlete should suffer a concussion, this baseline test can be a great tool in the proper management of the concussion.
Click here for more information about ImPACT™ testing.
Tyler Watson, ATC
St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine
Call 859-301-5600 for details or to schedule an appointment.

St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine provides priority access to their services for Holy Cross High School students.
Click here for more information about St. Elizabeth Sport Medicine

Certified Trainer

Tyler Watson is a Certified Athletic Trainer from Commonwealth St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine who will be providing the sports medicine coverage at Holy Cross High School. Their center has been providing this free service to Holy Cross for the last 15 years.

Injury Clinic Information

St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine will once again have Saturday Morning Clinic through the fall sports season. The clinic is intended for athletes that are injured on Friday nights and have injuries that can not wait till Monday. Click here for more details.
Dawna A. Panko, ATC
Supervisor of Athletic Training Services
St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine

“Dead” Period

As declared by the KHSAA, the “Dead” Period is a time during the summer when there is to be NO high school related games or practice sessions and NO contact between the high school coaches and their athletes. The KHSAA Dead Period is normally the last week of June and the first week of July. This period has been extended an additional week for schools under the Diocese of Covington. Click here to view the letter from Superintendent Clines regarding Dead Period for Athletics in the diocese.

Individual Athletic Event Admission Prices

  • Adult Admission: $5.00
  • Non-HC Student and Senior Citizen: $3.00
  • HC Students: Free with Student ID
  • Under 6: Free

Sports Passes

Sports passes are available in the office and at the gates for the first 3 home games.
After that time, email Anne Julian for passes.

  • Individual Single Season Sport Pass: $30.00 (single adult), $10.00 (student non-Holy Cross High School)
  • Family Single Season Sport Pass: $80.00 (2 adults and combination of 4 students/seniors)
  • All Sports Seasons Family Pass: $140.00 for all sports (2 adults and combination of 4 students/seniors)

A single season is either Fall or Winter
The All Sports Pass includes all home games for both Fall and Winter Sports.

Basketball Patron Seating

Sports passes described above can be used for general admission to basketball games.
Basketball also has an additional pass category.

  • Patron Pass: $100.00 (Reserved seating, name guard, refreshment and snack during game.)
  • Patron Pass Renewal: $60.00 (Reserved seating with backs)

Click here to see more detailed information on the Patron Pass Flyer.

Any of the HC passes are only good for HC regular home games.

Please contact Ms. Julian at anne.julian@hchscov.com or your team liaison for purchase information for any sports pass.

Holy Cross High School Students admitted to all home games free with Student ID.

Holy Cross is on the Radio!

You can now listen to certain Holy Cross Athletic events on the internet.
Click here for the link for current & past games.

Athletic Director:

Anne Julian

 

Assistant Athletic Director:

Jerod Theobald

 

Take I-275 to the Covington/Taylor Mill Rd. Rt. 16 exit.
Go North off exit follow this road down the hill past 2 shopping plazas on the left and through several stop lights. (1st plaza will be Wendys/Kroger’s then Burlington Coat Factory and McDonald’s) At McDonald’s the road merges from two lanes into one, continue straight.

At the light there is a five way intersection, veer right onto Southern Ave. (do not take a hard right this is Decoursey). At the 1st stop sign on Southern, turn left onto Church Street. The School is located in several buildings on both the right and left sides of Church Street.

After turning left onto Church St, continue past Holy Cross Church on the right. Cross 36th St. The Finn Center is on your right. Parking is available in the lot across from the gym, in the lot behind the church, or in front of the main high school building.

Take I-275 to the Covington/Taylor Mill Rd. Rt. 16 exit. Go North off exit follow Taylor Mill Road to 42nd Street. Right on 42nd Street – go two blocks to Decoursey Ave Right on Decoursey Ave to 44th Street Left on 44th Street (cross railroad tracks) to Vermont
Right on Vermont
Right on Baltimore
Left on Glenn
Left on 45th Street
Right on Virginia
Field is on the left – One block

Take I-275 to the Covington/Taylor Mill Rd. Rt. 16 exit

Go North off exit

Take Taylor Mill Rd and Winston Ave to Eastern Ave in Covington

Turn right onto Eastern Ave 8 s (200 ft) Meinken Park

2631 Eastern Ave, Covington, KY 41014

Take I-275 to the Covington/Taylor Mill Rd. Rt. 16 exit

Go North off exit

Turn right onto Grand Ave

Turn left onto Decoursey Pike

Turn Left onto Locust Pike/KY-1930

Go about 2.1 miles

Destination will be on your left

Sporting Venues

Names of sports venues, seating capacity

  • Basketball: Thomas B. Finn Activity Center, Capacity 780
  • Volleyball:  Thomas B. Finn Activity Center, Capacity 780
  • Football: Varsity Home games played at Scott, Cov Cath, or Holmes
  • Soccer/Fr. & JV Football: Eva G. Farris Sports Complex/John Wysong Field
  • Track: Eva G. Farris Sports Complex
  • Baseball: Meinken Field (city owned)
  • Softball: Bowman Field (city owned)

The Spirit Shop

“The Indian Hut” - Spirit wear makes a great gift!

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The Indian Hut is located directly across the street from the main high school building in the middle of the block on Church St.

Regular Indian Hut Hours During School Days
Monday - Friday 7:00-9:00 AM and 2:00-3:30 PM

The Indian Hut is closed any day the high school is closed.

Make all checks payable to Holy Cross Spirit Shop. Returned checks or declined charges will be charged a $25 service charge. (most major credit cards accepted)

All sales are final.  Items may be exchanged for in-stock merchandise or a spirit shop credit.

If you need additional information please call
Terry Niehaus at 859-655-2191 or the high school office at 859-431-1335.

Sports Camps

Holy Cross Football Camp 2018

Dates:  
Times:  6:00pm-8:30pm
Ages:    7-14
Cost:    Free

Holy Cross Summer Baseball Camp 2018

Dates:  
Times: 
Grades: 3-8 boys and girls
Cost:    Free

Holy Cross Boy’s Basketball Camp

Dates:  
Times: 
Grades: 2-9
Cost:    $60.00

2016-2017

  • Gus Staubitz, KHSAA State Diving Champion
  • Football Class 2A: State Semi-Finals
  • Athletic Signings
  • Derrick Barnes – Football at Purdue
  • Owen Finke – Football at Georgetown College
  • Domick Finnell – Football at Kentucky Christian
  • Xavier Abernathy – Football at Georgetown College
  • Rashard Ross – Football at the University of Pikeville
  • Kyle Schirmann – Football at Thomas More College
  • Kevin Cusick – Football at Westminster College
  • Jason Turcol – Football at Westminster College

2015-2016

  • Girls Cross Country Class 1A: Celeste Bergman, Region 4 Champion
  • Girls Cross Country Class 1A: Celeste Bergman, State 13th place
  • Girls Cross Country Class 1A: Sydney Robke, State 36th place
  • Boys Golf Region 9: 5th Place

Athletic Signings

  • Alex Enzweiler – Soccer at St. Catharine College
  • Madison Krumpelman – Volleyball at Thomas More College
  • Joey Wilder – Football at the University of Pikeville

2014-2015

  • Girls Basketball 2015 KHSAA State Champions
  • Girls Basketball 2015 Region 9 Champions
  • Girls Basketball 2015 District 35 Champions
  • Girls Basketball 2015 All “A” Classic State Champions
  • Girls Basketball 2015 Freshman Regional Champions
  • Bowling State Qualifier: Zac Trenkamp
  • Boys Diving State: Gus Staubitz (9th), Owen Finke (13th)
  • Boys Diving State: 27st Place
  • Girls Diving State: 34th Place
  • Combined Diving State: 23rd Place
  • Girls Swimming State: 50 Free: FreeMegan Nielander (16th)
  • Girls Swimming State: 100 Free: Megan Nielander (22nd)
  • Boys Diving State Qualifier: Trevor Buescher
  • Girls Diving State Qualifier: Emma Lehmkuhl
  • Girls Swimming State Qualifiers: Megan Nielander, Madison Lipscomb, Audrey Barth, Susie Gripshover, Grace Kahmann, Sydney Robke, Dani Bradford, Hannah Morehead
  • Boys Diving Regional: 16th Place
  • Girls Swimming Regional: 200 free relay (8th)
  • Madison Lipscomb, Audrey Barth, Susie Gripshover, Megan Nielander
  • Girls Swimming Regional: 50 Free Free: Megan Nielander (5th) School record
  • Girls Swimming Regional: 100 Free: Megan Nielander (5th) School record
  • Girls Swimming and Diving Regional Coach of the Year: Seth Jansen
  • Girls Swimming Mike Bresser Sportsmanship Award: Audrey Barth

Athletic Signings

  • Emily Armbrecht – Golf at Thomas More College
  • Andrew Chaffin – Baseball at University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Brenna D’Amico – Soccer at Transylvania University
  • Justin Gangwish – Football at Malone University
  • Ally Mayhaus – Basketball at Bellarmine University
  • Deja Turner – Basketball at Wright State University

2013-2014

  • Boys Golf State Qualifier: Leighton Schrand
  • Girls Cross Country State Class 1A: 10th Place
  • Girls Cross Country State Class 1A: Natalie Jehn 22nd place
  • Boys Diving State: Gus Staubitz (9th), Owen Finke (15th) – 1st ever state qualifiers
  • Boys Diving State: 31st Place
  • Boys Diving Regional: 16th Place
  • Girls Diving Regional: 8th Place – Highest Finish Ever
  • Swimming and Diving: Allyson Heger was named the 2014 KHSAA State Dive Coach of the Year (4 time recipient)
  • Swimming and Diving: Rebecca Thaman received the Region 4 Sportsmanship Award – voted on by officials
  • Swimming and Diving: Rebecca Thaman received Forcht Bank Uncommon Excellence Award – State Sportsmanship Award
  • Swimming and Diving: Rebecca Thaman was named a 2014 NISCA Academic All-American

2011-2012

  • Football 2011 KHSAA Class 2A State Champions
  • Girls Volleyball 2011 All “A” Classic State Champions
  • Boys Basketball 2012 All “A” Classic State Champions
  • Football Coach of the Year: Coach Kozerski
  • Football 1st Team Offense:   Eric Walker
  • Football 1st Team Defense:   Adam Kozerski and Paul Lampone
  • Football Honorable Mention:  Jalen Beal, Kyle Fuller and Nick Sanders

Athletic Signings

  • DeAsia Beal – Basketball at Stetson University
  • Conner Callery – Baseball at Ohio University
  • Michael Hewitt – Baseball at Mt. St. Joseph College
  • Christian McClendon – Basketball at Mt. St. Joseph College
  • Blake Tiberi – Baseball at University of Louisville
  • Hannah Tupman – Soccer at Oakland City University

Video Highlights

Football Championship Post Game Pep Rally