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IHSAA Sectional Champions: 1985, 1987, 1991, 2014

Indianapolis City Champions: 1986

Indiana Crossroads Conference Champions: 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016

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New Athletic Twitter Account @CRRAIDERSPORTS

Cardinal Ritter Athletics has added a twitter account! All Athletic information will now be shown at the twitter handle @CRRAIDERSPORTS and not on the @CRHS Handle. Follow all of the action in Raiders Sports by following @CRRAIDERSPORTS !!

New Season Opens Up With Athletes’ Mass

The 2017-18 season began yesterday for Cardinal Ritter Athletics kicked off by the annual Athlete’s Mass in the morning.  Raiders student-athletes from all sports came to join to celebrate the opening day of practices and games for high school athletes around the state. At the beginning of mass each team had a player offer something […]

2017-18 Physical Pre-Registration Open

Pre-Registration for physicals has opened up.  St. Vincent Sports Performance will have four mass physical dates where student-athletes can go to have their physical finished for the 2017-18 school year.  It is best to get this finished early and it is good for the entire school year.  Locations, times and links are below. 4-23-17 Sports […]

Abby Downard Invited To Top Senior Workouts

Cardinal Ritter girls basketball standout Abby Downard has been invited to participate in two senior honored events.  Hoosier Basketball Magazine will host its 36th annual Girls’ Top 60 Senior Workout in conjunction with the IHSAA and IBCA, on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at Heritage Christian High School.  This event will help determine this years Girls […]

Lady Raiders Basketball Season Recap

The Cardinal Ritter Lady Raiders basketball team had an exciting season that saw some amazing personal and team feats come about.  A big highlight was Abby Downard breaking the school scoring record to go along with her records for assists and field goals.  Coach Downard enjoyed the season and no one can put his feeling […]

Lady Raiders In Sectional

The Cardinal Ritter girls basketball team played in the Sectional Final against Danville on Saturday night.  Many of the fans that were lucky enough to see the game gushed that it was an “Instant Classic” and others said “it was the best $6.00 I have ever spent to watch a game”.  Many other positive comments came from fans and […]

Lady Raiders In Sectional Final

The Cardinal Ritter girls basketball team advanced to the IHSAA Sectional at Northwest High School on Friday.  The Lady Raiders beat Indian Creek 64-45 and now face Danville High School on Saturday night for the Sectional Championship. The Lady Raiders got on the board early and never looked back.  Their stifling defense combined with their […]

Girls BBall Beats Eastern Hancock

The Cardinal Ritter girls basketball team struggled to gain momentum in their game against Eastern Hancock on Tuesday. The Lady Raiders defense took time to figure out the opposition’s offense and went in to halftime trailing by one at 27-26.  The second half was a different story.  With better defensive pressure and a great effort in rebounding […]

Varsity Girls BBall In Weekend Action

The Cardinal Ritter girls basketball team had a busy weekend playing both Friday night and Saturday afternoon.  Friday the Lady Raiders travelled to Bishop Chatard for the Trojans’ Senior night.  The Lady Raider’s struggled to get things going all night.  The Lady Raiders went to halftime trailing by 6 pts, 27-21.  The toughness of Chatard proved to […]

Abby Downard Breaks Scoring Record

On Senior Night Wednesday, Abby Downard added to her long list of accomplishments at Cardinal Ritter by breaking the school’s All-Time scoring record.  Abby played a spectacular game showing her skills as a well-rounded basketball player throughout by adding to her school record for assists all night. She needed 23 points to tie and 24 […]



    Coach Downard giving instruction on the first day of practice for the Lady Raiders Basketball Team!

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