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Characterized by an infectious school spirit, the Cleveland Central Catholic Ironmen and Lady Ironmen represent a long-standing athletic tradition. Our school mascot, the Ironman, is rooted in the school’s city origins where steelmills were central to the Cleveland economy. The idea of being an Ironman connotes strength of character and leadership in all areas, including athletics. Words from the refrain of our alma mater say it all: “Creative mind and spirit as our guide, blue, red and white our colors worn with pride. As Ironmen united we will stand, for we have learned to conquer hand in hand.” Cleveland Central Catholic is a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and the North Coast League (NCL). Other teams in this competitive league are: Archbishop Hoban, Beaumont, Benedictine, John F. Kennedy (Warren), Lake Catholic, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, Padua Franciscan, St. Thomas Aquinas, Trinity, Walsh Jesuit, and Villa Angela-Saint Joseph.
Extracurricular programs are valued at Cleveland Central Catholic as a means to broaden the student experience in a variety of creative and productive ways. The purpose of the Central Catholic athletic program is to provide a wide-ranging array of experiences that will enhance and round out the quality and enjoyment of each individual, every team, and all athletic contests.
Competitive athletic programs, in particular, provide our students opportunities to learn important concepts and skills such as leadership, commitment, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play. Cleveland Central Catholic provides a holistic educational experience where students are encouraged to develop their talents and grow spiritually, develop academically and physically, and to mature personally. Under the guidance and direction of qualified and dedicated coaches, our students learn to compete while respecting the dignity of others and celebrating thier differences. Students are taught to be compassionate in victory and gracious in defeat, reaching beyond themselves with concern for the needs of others.
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Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Rules
As a member of the OHSAA, Cleveland Central Catholic follows the rules promulgated by that body. One can learn more about the OHSAA by viewing the http://www.ohsaa.org. Other rules that may apply to student athletics can be found in the CCC Student Handbook.