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Only 10 years ago, the swim team was so small its very existence at the all-girls school was in question. All the sacrifices ever since have built a winning program.
At the New Balance Indoor National track and field meet in New York on March 14, the foursome of Kevin James, Nick Smart, Isaiah Cooper and Jim Belfatto set a meet record for the distance medley relay and also the fastest time in Catholic high school history.
The Explorers needed an overtime period to get past tenacious HGP and their hard-luck goalie Peyton Jones, who made 44 saves. The victory propelled La Salle into the finals against St. Joseph’s Prep in the Class AAA bracket of the Flyers Cup ice hockey tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Coaches, scouts and front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams have gathered in mid-February in Indianapolis for years for several intensive days of analyzing hundreds of top college football players who are eligible for the NFL draft, which starts May 8 this year.
Constant running drills, 6 a.m. summertime practices and tough team defense paid off for Neumann-Goretti’s boys, who captured the league championship Feb. 24. They were led by the University of Miami-bound superstar Ja’Quan Newton.
Coach Letty Santarelli, with her long background in Catholic League basketball, led her girls basketball team to a long-awaited championship. Her personal ties to the sport run as deep as her players’ love of the game.
The Catholic League crowned its king and queen Monday night at the Palestra as the Saints became the first school to win both the boys and girls league championships since 1968. The boys topped Roman Catholic, 53-48, and the girls beat Archbishop Wood, 55-46.
Semifinals in boys and girls play decided who goes on to the championships Monday night at the Palestra. Neumann-Goretti’s boys and girls teams both have a chance to win their title. Meanwhile, a Catholic Academies League champ is already crowned.
Play-in rounds have begun, and boys’ and girls’ teams are competing toward the championship to be played Feb. 24 at the Palestra.
Ja’Quan Newton of Neumann-Goretti was named MVP of the Catholic League, and Roman Catholic’s Chris McNesby was coach of the year. Players on first, second and third teams were named.