Go Saints! XHS Activities Week-in-Review: September 28, 2017


The Xavier Saints Football team took down Decorah in week 5’s installment of Friday Night Lights with a score of 21-13 and are currently unbeaten at 5-0. Congrats to Coach Schulte and the entire team!

  • The Saints are currently ranked #2 in 3A (Some polls ranked #1).

  • Friday the Saints will travel to Independence to take on the Mustangs. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Cross Country

Congrats to our boys and girls cross country teams as they all competed well in the heat at the Eastern Iowa Classic last Thursday. Jon Lansing led the way finishing 2nd. The boys and girls cross country teams were in action Tuesday in Iowa City at the U of I Ashton Cross Country Course. The boys finished 4th overall.

  • The boys team are currently ranked #8 in 3A

Girls Swimming

Xavier Swimmers were in action this week:

  • In CRK win over  CRJ

    • Sarah Gannon

      • 1st in 200 free, was part of the winning 200 free relay

      • 2nd 100 free and was part of the 400 free relay that got 2nd

    • Maddie Gannon

      • 1st in 100 free, 100 breaststroke, part of the winning 200 free relay

      • Part of the 400 free that placed 2nd

    • Sydni Harris

      • Was part of the winning 200 free relay

  • CRW win over Linn-Mar

    • Lauren Havertape

      • Won the 50 free

      • Was part of the winning 200 medley relay and 400 free relay

Xavier Swimmers upcoming action:

  • On Saturday, 9/30

    • CRJ, CRK, & CRW @ Cedar Falls (Invitational) at 9:00 a.m.

Boys Golf

Congrats to our #9 ranked Xavier boys golf team for their 2nd place finish at the MVC divisional meet last night. Brad Karpick led the way by shooting a meet low 70 which was even par. That win has our golf team finishing 2nd in the Mississippi Division. The Saints golf team wrapped up their regular season Wednesday in a conference quad at Pleasant Valley where they took 2nd place. They will now be preparing for the state qualifying district meet next week.

  • Brad Karpick won the Mississippi Division and was named MVC Divisional athlete of the year for the 2nd year in a row.

  • Brad Karpick and Nick Recker were named 1st team MVC

  • Dan Bailey and Ryan Keating were named 2nd team MVC

  • Will Karpick & Trenton Smith received All-Academic Honors for Golf

  • Congrats to Coach O’Brien and the entire Xavier Saints Boys golf team


The #1 ranked 4A Xavier Saints Volleyball Team had a 3-0 sweep at #5 ranked 5A Linn-Mar on Tuesday.

  • Congrats to coach Filer and the entire volleyball team

  • The girls will be in action again this Friday & Saturday as they travel to Chicago for the ASICS Challenge Tournament at Mother McAuley High School featuring top ranked schools from CA, FL, IL, KY, UT, and WI. GOOD LUCK!

Marching Band

The Xavier Saints Marching Band had great performances last weekend and received a 2nd place finish at both the Linn-Mar Band Invite and the Marion Marching Band Invite. They will now be performing at the Five Seasons Marching Band Invite at Kingston Stadium this Saturday starting at 5:45pm.

  • Good luck to Ms. Swehla and the entire Xavier Saints Marching Band!