Thursday, March 23, 2023



The Burrs End ’Rocks’ Championship Dream Run

Tense, action-laced play is what the PIAA state basketball tournament brings to high school sports fans every March.

Annual ‘Crusader Cup’ Brings Priests, Seminarians and Students to the Court

St. Teresa of Calcutta School in Adams County hosted its second annual “Crusader Cup” basketball game on March 17, with a team of priests and seminarians tipping off against eighth graders at the school’s Conewago Campus.

Credit Goes to Lady Bucks for Beating Lancaster Catholic in Final Four Clash

It was a tall order for the visitors to beat the Lady Bucks of Dunmore at Pottsville’s venerable Martz Hall in the PIAA Class 3A semifinal in front of a partisan, raucous Lady Bucks crowd on March 20.

Bishop McDevitt Boys Set State Record in Swimming

The Bishop McDevitt boys’ 200 free relay team set a new state record on their way to a gold medal in the PIAA Swimming Championships at Bucknell University on March 15.

Lourdes Continues to ‘Buy In’ as Coach Klembara Leads Red Raiders to Elite 8

At Lourdes Regional, “making states” has become a nearly annual ritual for the Lady Red Raiders’ basketball team.

Trinity’s Coach Kostelac Nets 800th Win at Home

Going deep in the PIAA state basketball playoffs is common fare at Trinity – especially so the last 39 seasons, as under the tutelage of Coach Larry Kostelac, Jr., the journey there is an expected rite that comes with March.

McDevitt’s Robell Cements Wrestling Career with Second Gold Medal on the Mat

After his hand was raised as the victor of the 285-pound weight class in the PIAA Class 2A State Wrestling Championships, Bishop McDevitt’s Riley Robell touched the mat one last time – driving an imaginary sledgehammer into the squared circle to signal the end of his stellar wrestling career.

McDevitt Boys Swim Away with Six District Gold Medals for Sixth Consecutive Title

Student-athletes from several Diocesan high schools made waves at the District 3 Class 2A Swimming and Diving Championships at Cumberland Valley High School’s Natatorium, most notably the boys’ swim team from Bishop McDevitt, who found themselves at the top of the overall podium for the sixth consecutive year.

Lancaster Catholic Nets 20th District 3 Basketball Title

Though the Crusaders of Lancaster Catholic were the number-one seed in the Class 4A District 3 tournament, the favorite in the championship game at the Giant Center in Hershey on February 28 was Columbia.

Delone Catholic Has Tables Turned in District 3 Basketball Final

If imitation is the best form of flattery, then hats off to the Spartans of Wyomissing, who edged the Squirettes of Delone Catholic to capture the District 3 Class 3A title in a matinee game at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 2.

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