Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy
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Athletics

Cathedral Prep

Villa Maria Academy

Results

Team Opponent Date Time Location Result Score Recap
Softball - Varsity Girls
Scrimmage vs. Conneaut
Conneaut, PA HS
Softball - Varsity Girls
Scrimmage vs. Conneaut
Conneaut, PA HS Postponed
Basketball - Varsity Girls
PIAA Quarterfinal vs. North Catholic
Oil City High School Loss 41-61

The Victors fell to WPIAL Champion North Catholic in the Quarterfinals. The Victors finished with a 21-4 record.

Swimming - Varsity Boys
PIAA AA Championship
Bucknell University State Champs

For the first time in school history, Prep sits atop the state swimming world, winning team gold. Their 60-point victory was punctuated by the final of three individual state crowns, with Ethan Neff winning the 100 Back in 51:02. Neff became the first individual to win swimming gold for the Ramblers since Frank Krakowski in 2001. Michael Rahner finished 6th in the 100 Free. In the 100 Breaststroke, John Paul Stark placed 6th. Andrew Campbell finished 16th. Jack Kloecker, Robert Maholic, Gavin Ferry and Neff placed 5th in the 400 Free Relay.

Swimming - Varsity Girls
PIAA AA Championship
Bucknell University State Champs

Day 2 of the PIAA Championships saw the Victors make history. The Victors finished with 178 points to win the 2019 title:

In the 100 Breaststroke, Jasmine Chen finished 11th. Katy Rose was 13th.

Villa’s Megan Maholic finished in 2nd place in the 100 back. Teammate Bella Agresti placed 7th.

Gracie Girts, finished 9th in the 500.

Agresti, Maholic, Girts and Sydney Sherman were 6th in the 400 Free Relay. 

Congratulations to the entire swimming team. 

Basketball - Varsity Girls
PIAA 2nd Round vs. Forest Hills
Armstrong H.S. Win 46-34

Rachel Majewski scored 12 points while Hannah Kelly and Kelley McKnight had strong performances off the bench as Villa defeated Forest Hills in the PIAA Sweet Sixteen. The Victors held the Rangers to 2 points in the 3rd quarter. Villa will face North Catholic in the PIAA Elite 8 on Saturday.

Swimming - Varsity Boys
PIAA AA Championship
Bucknell University

On day one of the PIAA championships, Prep won the 200 Medley Relay to earn gold. Ethan Neff, John Paul Stark, Robert Maholic and Grant Brown finished in 1:34.42. The Ramblers won the race by nearly two and a half seconds. Later they vanquished the 200 Free behind Robert Maholic, John Paul Stark, Gavin Ferry and Michael Rahner. 

Michael Rahner finished 5th in the 50 free. In the 100 Fly Prep’s Robert Maholic finished 6th. Ethan Neff was 7th, Gavin Ferry 9th. John Paul Stark finished 7th in the 200 IM.

Swimming - Varsity Girls
PIAA AA Championship
Bucknell University

 

The Victors are in 1st place overall after Day 1 of the PIAA Swim Championships at Bucknell University.

 

Joelle Williams finished 17th in diving, Bella Taraski 19th.

Villa’s Megan Maholic placed 5th in the 100 Fly Sydney Sherman finished 10th in the 50 free.

Gracie Girts was 12th in the 200 free. Jasmine Chen placed 11th in the IM. 

Kelly Fessler, Olivia Mottillo, Jasmine Chen and Sydney Sherman, Villa placed 3rd in the 200 Free Relay.

The 200 Medley Relay won the 2019 Gold Medal. Bella Agresti, Jasmine Chen, Megan Maholic and Sydney Sherman are state champs.

 

Basketball - Varsity Girls
PIAA 1st Round vs Elizabeth Forward
McComb Fieldhouse Win 55-45

Villa’s win saw Addy Cross lead the way with 13, Rachel Majewski 11. Kelley McKnight had 10, Cassidy Creager added 9.

Bowling - Varsity Girls
Western Regional Individual Tournament
North Versaille Bowling Center
Wrestling - Varsity Boys
PIAA AAA Individual Championship
Giant Center 2nd Place

What a year for the Ramblers in wrestling. Two state champs, a 4th and a 5th leading to a team runner-up finish in the PIAA individual event. History was made by Carter Starocci. He won back to back state wrestling titles, snaring the crown at 182 pounds with a 7-1 victory in the championship match. In the process he becomes only the second Rambler wrestler to win two state titles, joining Kevin Darkus (‘79 & ‘80).

Kawaun DeBoe captured the heavyweight class with a 3-1 victory for a state crown.

Dorian Crosby placed 4th at 220 while Paniro Johnson was 5th at 145.

Wrestling - Varsity Boys
PIAA AAA Individual Championship
Giant Center
Bowling - Varsity Girls
Western Regional Team Tournament
North Versaille Bowling Center
Wrestling - Varsity Boys
PIAA AAA Individual Championship
Giant Center

Good start for the Ramblers at individual wrestling in Hershey. Paniro Johnson, Carter Starocci, Dorian Crosby and Kawaun DeBoe all won their first match to advance to the quarterfinals. Jacob Vandee and Kareem Carson remain alive in the wrestle backs.

Hockey - Varsity Boys
1st Round PIHL Playoffs vs. Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon Loss 3-7

Prep's successful season closed out in the first round of the PIHL playoffs with a 7-3 setback to Mount Lebanon. 

Swimming - Varsity Girls
D-10 Swimming Championship
Spire Institute D-10 Champs

In day two of the D-10 swim meet Villa’s Megan Maholic won the back with a new school record. Bella Agresti was 2nd. In the 500 free, Gracie Girts finished 1st. Leah Prischak was 3rd. In the 100 free, Sydney Sherman placed 4th.

In the Breaststroke, Jasmine Chen set a new school record in finishing 2nd. Katy Rose was 4th, Olivia Sanders 6th. In the 400 free relay, the Victors placed 2nd behind Megan Maholic, Olivia Mottillo, Bella Agresti and Gracie Girts.

Swimming - Varsity Boys
D-10 Swimming Championship
Spire Institute D-10 Champs

Prep captured the meet by just under 300 points. That was good enough for their 17th straight District 10 championship. In the 100 Back, Ethan Neff took 1st. Gavin Ferry was 3rd, Jacob Clark 4th. In the 400 Free Relay, Prep finished 1st backed by Grant Brown, Robert Maholic, Ethan Neff and Mike Rahner. In the 100 Free, Mike Rahner was 2nd. Grant Brown placed 3rd, Robert Maholic was 4th and Jack Kloecker 6th. The 500 Free saw CJ Girts place 2nd while Connor Moritz was 4th. In the 100 Breaststroke John Paul Stark finished 2nd. Andrew Campbell was 3rd.

Wrestling - Varsity Boys
AAA Regional Tournament
Altoona Area High School 1st Place

For a record-tying fourth year in a row, Prep won the Regional tournament in Altoona. Advancing to Hershey were six wrestlers: Paniro Johnson (145), Carter Starocci (182) and Kawaun DeBoe (Hwt.) all placed first. Jacob Vandee (106) and Dorian Crosby (220) placed 2nd. Kareem Carson (195) also heads to Hershey after finishing 3rd.

Wrestling - Varsity Boys
AAA Regional Tournament
Altoona Area High School
Swimming - Varsity Girls
D-10 Swimming Championship
Spire Institute

Villa with a 125-point lead after day one of D-10 swimming. In the IM, Jasmine Chen finished 1st with a new school record. Ellen Mercatoris-Morrison was 4th, Katy Rose 5th. In the 200 free, Gracie Girts was 2nd, Leah Prischak 5th. In the Fly, Megan Maholic placed 1st with a new school record. Bella Agresti finished 3rd, Ellen Mercatoris-Morrison 5th. In the 50 Free, Sydney Sherman was 3rd, Kelly Fessler 5th. The 200 Free Relay was 2nd with Fessler, Chen, Girts and Sherman. Swimming continues Saturday.

Swimming - Varsity Boys
D-10 Swimming Championship
Spire Institute

Prep has a 163-point lead after day one of D-10 swimming. In the 100 Fly, Robert Maholic was 1st, Gavin Ferry 2nd, Ethan Neff 3rd. In the 200 Free, CJ Girts placed 4th. In the 200 IM, John Paul Stark was 2nd, Andrew Campbell 7th. In the 50 Free, Grant Brown placed 2nd, Michael Rahner 3rd and Jack Kloecker 5th. The 200 Free Relay placed 1st behind Kloecker, Brown, Ferry and Stark.

Basketball - Varsity Boys
D-10 Championship vs. Meadville
McComb Fieldhouse Loss 58-67

Prep’s season ended in the District 10 championship game, 67-58 to Meadville. Alfonso Pickens had a career-high 23.

Basketball - Varsity Girls
PIAA Subregional vs. Westinghouse H.S.
Carrick H.S. Win 51-24

Villa defeated Westinghouse in the PIAA subregional at Carrick H.S. Rachel Majewski led the Victors with 15 points. Kelley McKnight came off the bench to add 11. The Victors now await the results of the D-7 Tournament to find out who they will play in the PIAA 1st Round on March 9th. 

Basketball - Varsity Girls
D-10 Championship vs. Fort LeBoeuf
Fairview High School Win 49-22

Cassidy Creager scored 22 points as Villa won their 5th consecutive District Ten Championship by defeating Fort LeBoeuf 49-22 at Fairview H.S. Villa will now play Westinghouse H.S. in a PIAA Subregional game on Tuesday.

Swimming - Varsity Boys
D-10 Diving Championship
McDowell Intermediate
Swimming - Varsity Girls
D-10 Diving Championship
McDowell Intermediate 2nd & 3rd

Freshman Isabelle Taraski and senior Joelle Williams both qualified for the State Diving Championships. Joelle finished 2nd overall.

Hockey - Varsity Boys vs.
Central Catholic
Mercyhurst Ice Center Win 5-2

Prep closed out the PIHL varsity hockey schedule with a 5-2 win over Central Catholic. Evan Sala and Jake Kruszewski had two goals each. Alexi Kowallis also scored. 

Wrestling - Varsity Boys
D-10 Individuals
Meadville High School 1st Place

Prep had nine District champions, tying the record which was set last year by the Ramblers.

106- Jacob Van Dee- 1st

113- Kaeman Smith- 2nd

120- Jamale Crockett- 2nd

126- Ben Tirpak- 1st (2X champion)

132- Alex Chelton - 2nd

138- Caden Farr- 2nd

145- Paniro Johnson- 1st (2X champion)

152- Marques McClorin- 1st (2X champion)

160- Kelyn Blossey- 1st

182- Carter Starocci -1st (4X champion)

195- Kareem Carson- 1st (2X champion)

220- Dorian Crosby - 1st (2X champion)

Hwt- Kawaun DeBoe - 1st (4X champion)

 

 

Hockey - Varsity Boys
Seneca Valley
Baierl Galaxy Win 5-2

Jake Kruszewski's hat trick goal and Jordan Adams' four point night helped Prep top Seneca Valley 5-2.