#1 Cross Country Brings Home Louisville’s 1st State Title

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1. Cross Country Brings Home Louisville’s 1st Team State Title

Where were you on November 6, 2010? Well, if you weren’t at Scioto D0wns Race Track in Columbus then you missed the Louisville Leopards claim their first ever team state title in school history.

Garrett Dasco shows Leopard Nation his State Championship Ring!

The team consisting of Sean Gronow, Zach Cummings, Garrett Dasco, Stephen Gronow, Nick Koczwara, Nick Thomas, Stephen Stamp, Andrew Nelson, Curtis Hanle, & Head Coach Bob Sudomir captured the Division I Boys Cross Country State Championship by a single point over Medina 125-126.

Hanle led Louisville with a 15:33.6 fourth place finish, crossing the finish line about 14 seconds off the first place runner.  A big reason Louisville captured the title was the running of Stamp who grabbed 31st place with his best time ever.  His 16:03.7 finish was 22 seconds faster than his previous best.

After minutes of suspense the announcement of the Louisville Leopards being State Champions stunned the Scioto Downs crowd.  Louisville finished ahead of Medina by a single point and had the fastest total team time in the state by .4 seconds.  Not to shabby for a team that missed the Division I cutoff by just eight boys.

Also impressive, the Girls Cross Country Team finished 3rd in the State in Division I, there best ever finish.

The boys team was honored with rings during the final home boys basketball game of the season.  The boys bringing home the state championship hardware for the first time in the history of Louisville High School is well-deserving of the #1 memory of the 2010-11 Leopards Sports Year.

Here’s a look back at the 2010 Cross Country Season:



4thCurtis Hanle15:33.6
31stStephen Stamp16:03.7
39thAndrew Nelson16:09.8
68thNick Thomas16:24.2
70thNick Koczwara16:25.2
125thStephen Gronow17:12.0
128thGarrett Dasco17:16.8
1stTeam Total1:20:36.50
1stTeam Average16:07.30
1stTeam Total Points125


9thMackenzie Rankin18:19.8
20thMattie Rankin18:36.0
68thMandy Mohn19:17.0
81stMichelle Stamp19:28.4
92ndBrooke Mathie19:34.4
129thAmanda Oberster20:37.5
134thSamantha Pukys20:50.2
2ndTeam Total1:35:15.60
2ndTeam Average19:03.12
3rdTeam Total Points165


Meet #DateMeetResult
18/28GlenOak Invitational2nd out of 23
29/4Malone Invitational1st out of 13
39/11Tiffin Carnival2nd out of 41
49/25Culver, Indiana8th out of 34
510/2Stark County Invitational (GlenOak)1st out of 19
610/9Medina Invitational13th out of 21
710/16NBC Meet (Louisville)1st out of 8
810/23District Meet (Malone)1st out of 16
910/30Regionals (Boardman)1st out of 16
1011/6State (Scioto Downs – Columbus)1st out of 16


18/28GlenOak Invitational2nd out of 16
29/4Marlington1st out of 13
39/18Boardman Invitational5th out of 24
49/25Strongsville Invitational2nd out of 25
510/2Stark County Meet (GlenOak)1st out of 16
610/9Medina Invitational15th out of 20
710/16NBC Meet (Louisville)1st out of 8
810/23District Meet (Malone)2nd out of 13
910/30Regionals (Boardman)3rd out of 16
1011/6State (Scioto Downs – Columbus)3rd out of 16

2010-11 Top Memories Countdown:

11. Girls Tennis Captures 12th League Title

10. Poyser Wins District Championship

9. Comeback in Carrollton!

8. Boys Basketball Beats Hoover for First Time After Nine Tries

7. Baseball Wins NBC Outright and Sectional Championship

6. Volleyball Takes NBC & Sectional Title

5. Track Sweeps the NBC, Boys Earn First Title Since 1973

4. Lady Leps End Boardman’s Streak During 20-Win Season

3. Softball Shatters State HR Record & Beats State Champs

2. Football Opens New Home with Last Second Victory

1. Cross Country Brings Home Louisville’s 1st State Title

Check back to Leopard Nation this Fall to see more memories being made…

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