Photos from 2016 Elder Hockey Camp

Photos from the 2016 Elder Hockey Camp have been posted to

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Elder Football Week 1 Opponent Officially Announced


Today the full lineup for the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown was officially released and Elder’s opponent to open the 2016 was finally announced.  The Panthers will take on the Pickerington Central Tigers on Saturday, August 27 at 8:00 PM at Nippert Stadium.

In 2015, the Tigers finished 8-2; winning the Ohio Capital Conference for  the 10th consecutive season and qualified for the OHSAA Division 1 playoffs.  This will be the second time Elder and Pickerington Central have met on the gridiron.  The Panthers won the 2008 playoff matchup 24-10.

This will be the 19th consecutive season Elder has opened their season participating in the Crosstown Showdown.  It will be the first time since 2010 2013 the Panthers play their opener at Nippert Stadium.

Tickets to the game can be purchased as part of an Elder football season ticket package.  Single game ticket sales information will be released soon.

More information about the 2016 Crosstown Showdown can be found at

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Golf Outings for Elder Sports Programs

Elder High School has always made participating in sports programs as affordable as possible for student-athletes. This would not be possible without the support of the Elder community and boosters. Please join us at our upcoming Baseball and Ice Hockey golf outings to help offset some of the costs that go hand-in-hand with these pay-to-play sports. Thank you!

Elder Baseball Golf Outing & Grill-Out (August 21)

Our baseball story is one of success. With 12 state championship trophies, the Panthers are often referred to as the prep baseball capital of Ohio! Scramble format at Sugar Ridge with shotgun start at 1:30 P.M. $100 per golfer, includes dinner and more. CLICK HERE for all the information you need, or contact the following…


John Coffaro –

(513) 470-6418

Hole Sponsorships:

Chris Fishburn –

(513) 405-1270

Elder Hockey Golf Outing & Dinner (August 28)

Our hockey team is coming off its most successful season ever, and the players and coaches are dedicated to the growth of this sport at Elder. Four-person scramble at Aston Oaks. $100 per golfer, includes dinner and more. Shotgun start at 2:00 P.M. Hole sponsors and gift donors needed. CLICK HERE for all the information you need, or contact Donna Larkin at (513) 941-1209 or

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2016 Elder Football General Admission Tickets and Fall Sports Passes Now Available

Once again Elder is offering general admission ticket packages for the 2016 football season.  The packages include a general admission ticket to all six home games in The Pit:

  • Lakewood St. Edward (9/17)
  • Pittsburgh University Prep (9/23)
  • St. Xavier (9/30)
  • Winton Woods (10/14)
  • International School of Broward (10/21)
  • LaSalle (10/28)

General admission packages are $40 per adult, $25 per student and $20 per grade school student.  More information:  2016 Elder Football General Admission Package

For information on reserved seat season tickets for the 2016 football season, click here.

Also available for Elder students is the 2016 Fall Sports Student Pass which includes guaranteed entrance to all six home varsity football games in  The Pit, free entrance to all freshman and JV football games in The Pit and reduced admission to all home soccer matches.  The 2016 Fall Sports Student Pass is $25.  More information:  2016 Fall Sports Pass

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2016 Elder Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

Order your tickets for another exciting season of Elder Football today!  The Panthers will host 6 games in The Pit this season.  Elder will host:

  • Lakewood St. Edward (9/17)
  • Pittsburgh University Prep (9/23)
  • St. Xavier (9/30)
  • Winton Woods (10/14)
  • International School of Broward (10/21)
  • LaSalle (10/28)

Reserved seat season ticket packages also include a ticket to Elder’s week 1 game at UC’s Nippert Stadium against Pickerington Central on August 27.

Download the order form here.

For information about 2016 football general admission packages, click here.

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Robby Oswald Breaks Pole Valut Records

From The Cincinnati Enquirer:

Elder High School senior Robby Oswald made quite the statement Wednesday with his state-qualifying performance at the Division I regional track and field meet at UD Arena.

Oswald, who’s signed to pole vault at Ohio State University next year, broke the regional, city and Elder pole vault records by clearing 16’9″, his coach Brian Flaherty confirmed.

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Elder Track and Field Finishes Second at District Meet

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Elder Lacrosse Game to Air Live on TWC SportsChannel

CicX-ghWwAA9MPvAfter a thrilling 7-6 win in 3OT over Mariemont to open tournament play, the Elder Panthers lacrosse teams advances to face Mason on Friday at 7PM at Mason. The game will be televised live on TWC SportsChannel.

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Elder Athletes and Coaches Recognized as Enquirer 2016 Winter All Stars

A veritable plethora of Elder players and coaches from the winter sports season were recognized by The Cincinnati Enquirer on their list of 2016 Winter All Stars.  Congratulations to all!  Altiora!


First team: Frankie Hofmeyer

Frankie Hofmeyer, Elder: The senior was co-GCL-South player of the year and first-team all-league. Was the second leading scorer in the league at 17.6 for the 19-5 Panthers. Also was fourth in the league in steals.

Second team: Joey Sabato

Joey Sabato, Elder: The senior was first-team all-GCL-South. Led the league in assists with 5.4 per game and steals with 2.4.

Honorable Mention: Peyton Ramsey


Coach of the Year: Dave Sievers

Dave Sievers, ElderLed the Panthers to sectional championship at Crossgate Lanes and a 13th-place district tournament finish.

Second Team: Ethan Winkler

Ethan Winkler,Elder: The junior led the Panthers with a 207.7 average and series high of 504. Was second-team all-Greater Catholic League-South.

Honorable Mention: Jake Bailey


Player of the Year: Ron Larkin

Ron Larkin, Elder: 

Junior led Elder in scoring again this season with 24 goals and 35 assists, for 59 points in 35 games. The 35 assists were a program high for one season. Is the all-time assist leader at Elder. Set another school record with two goals and five assists in one game. Was the captain of the Panthers, and his leadership played a big part in guiding Elder to its first 20-win season.

Coach of the Year: Joe Del Prince

Joe Del Prince, Elder: The coach since 2009-10, when the Panthers switched from club to varsity, guided the team to 20 wins, which is the most wins in a season in school history.

First Team: Ron Larkin, Matt Wall, Charlie Garnett, Jacob Henn

Ron Larkin, Elder: Player of the year.

Matt Wall, Elder: Senior forward had 24 goals and 23 assists.

Charlie Garnett, Elder: Sophomore defenseman led Elder with 28 goals. Also recorded 21 assists.

Jacob Henn, Elder: Sophomore goalie had 13 wins for the year. His save percentage was 89.8 overall and 91 in league play.

Second Team:  Mike Wynn, Matt Mahon

Mike Wynn, Elder: Junior defenseman had 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points.

Matt Mahon, Elder: Sophomore centered Elder’s most productive line. Excellent passer with great vision had 20 goals with 23 assists.

Honorable Mention:  Bobby Wynn, Josh Antone, Jacob Hofmeyer, Stan Groszek


First Team:  Austin Murphy (126 lbs), Ti’Ric Evans (170 lbs)

126–Austin Murphy, Elder: With a 42-8 record, he placed sixth at state, runner-up at districts and won sectional and GCL South titles.

170–Ti’Ric Evans, Elder: With a 42-4 season, he was a district, sectional and GCL South champion.

Second Team: Robby Oswald (160 lbs)

160–Robby Oswald, Elder: Qualified to state after placing runner-up at districts. Was second-team all-GCL South.

Honorable Mention:  Chucky Lipps (120 lbs), Nino Salamone (132 lbs), Jake Meredieth (138 lbs), Sam Williams (145 lbs), Antonio McCloud (182 lbs)

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Frankie Hofmeyer to Mount St. Joseph University

Elder senior guard Frankie Hofmeyer informed Mount St. Joseph University head coach Toby Carrigan tonight that he will join the Lions next school year. Hofmeyer, a senior captain of the Elder basketball team, was the GCL-South co-player of the year and a 2nd team AP Southwest Ohio All-District All-Star.
The 6’0” senior was Elder’s leading scorer for the second straight year, averaging 16.4 points per game for the Panthers this season. The sharp shooting guard hit 46% of his 3 point field goals this season and finished his career with 900 points, placing him 6th on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Hofmeyer was a three-year starter at Elder where he helped lead the Panthers 58-15 record during his tenure, including back-to-back GCL co-championships and undefeated seasons in The Pit the past two years.

In addition to his success on the hardwood, Hofmeyer is an Honor Roll student in the classroom and also a two-year member of Elder’s varsity baseball team.

He will join a Mount St. Joseph squad that won the 2015-16 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship and captured the school’s first-ever bid to the NCAA DIII Basketball Tournament. The Lions are coached by Toby Carrigan, who earned HCAC coach of the year honors for the second year in a row. Carrigan’s team won the HCAC regular season championship in 2014-15 and the tournament championship last year. He just completed his fifth season at the Mount.

At the Mount, Hofmeyer, who finished his Elder career with 147 made 3-point field goals, will re-join former Panther teammate Mitch Moorhead ’15.


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