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McDEVITT HAS IT’S WAY WITH KUTZTOWN 59-42

March 10, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Coming up from the Philadelphia Catholic League the Lancers of Bishop McDevitt.  And from Berks Country the District Three 3A runner up Kutztown Cougars.  Despite being the higher seeded team, the clear favorite coming in were the battle tested Lancers.   McDevitt ran out to a quick lead  and coasted home win a 59-42 win. […]

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READING HIGH ELIMINATES BENSALEM 63-38

March 10, 2018 Bruce Badgley

The beauty about PIAA post season basketball is the mystery surrounding the inter sectional opening round games.  Many of these teams and many of these leagues have very few points of reference to judge performances.  So  Saturday afternoon the Bensalem Owls and Reading Red Knights  faced off at the GMIS in an opening round PIAA […]

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BERKS CATHOLIC ESCAPES FROM JOHN BARTRUM 47-43

March 9, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Around this time of year you just never know. Opening round PIAA tourney games can be well, unpredictable? John Bartrum a relatively unknown .500 Philadelphia public league school, vs Berks Catholic, the well oiled machine from Berks County. A long and traffic delayed drive to almost a home game for the Saints. No chance for […]

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READING HIGH GRINDS OUT THE DISTRICT THREE 6A TITLE

March 4, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Reading High marched through Dallastown and Manheim Township to make it to the District Three 6A title game. In there way stood a solid, veteran, battle tested Chambersburg Trojan squad. Chambersburg led the game after one. Reading High turned up the defensive pressure, pulled out to a lead and had to hang on to a […]

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BERKS CATHOLIC CLAIMS ANOTHER DISTRICT THREE HOOPS TITLE

March 4, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Back in November in Hershey the Berks Catholic boys faced off with the Bishop McDevitt Crusaders in football.  The Saints put forth a dominating performance and came away with a District Three title.  Fast forward to March, and it was Deja vu all over again.   Berks Catholic met Bishop McDevitt for the District Three […]

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Powerful Second Half Performance Propels Reading Past Manheim Township Into District 3-6A Title Game

February 28, 2018 Andy Herr

In sports, or really just in life in general, there truly is only one way to go about attacking a giant challenge set forth in front of you. Metaphorically speaking here of course, you can’t exactly tippy-toe into the lion’s den. Instead, you have to go in full-steam ahead, throwing caution to the wind, all […]

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BERKS CATHOLIC ADVANCES TO THE DISTRICT THREE 4A FINAL

February 26, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Turning back the clock one year ago, the Berks Catholic Saints were dejected following a District Three Semi Final loss at the hands of the Middletown Raiders.  Don’t ever think that those thoughts of defeat ever left the Saints minds.  Berks Catholic maybe came out a bit to emotional in a rematch with Middletown Monday […]

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Hempfield Secures Sweet Return To Chocolatetown As Black Knights Upend Wilson In District 3-6A Quarterfinal Victory

February 24, 2018 Andy Herr

The good thing about playoff basketball is that it can you give matchups like L-S and Hempfield as was the case last Wednesday when the Pioneers and Black Knights squared off in the most-anticipated game of the season for the right to advance to the L-L title game opposite of Lancaster Catholic. The bad thing […]

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READING HIGH TURNS AWAY DALLASTOWN 83-71

February 23, 2018 Bruce Badgley

The reward for the Dallastown Wildcats coming back from an 18 point deficit to win Wednesday night over Central York, a trip to the Geigle to face Reading High.  Clearly the Wildcats and their fans were not intimidated at all facing the defending 6A State Champs on their home floor .  Despite falling behind by […]

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Dominating Defensive Performance Helps Lift Berks Catholic Into Semifinal Round As Saints Handle Northern Lebanon

February 23, 2018 Andy Herr

When talking about the top high school athletic programs in the midstate, it is downright impossible to have any such conversation without including the Saints of Berks Catholic. No doubt about it, any list that would be devoid of having Berks Catholic mentioned would simply be incomplete at best. If nothing else, it’d certainly be […]

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WILSON WL IMPRESSIVELY OVER CARLISLE 70-49

February 20, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Most coaches will tell you that they want there team peaking going into the tournament.  Well for Wilson, this team looks to be peaking at just the right time.  A tough first quarter turned into an almost flawless three quarters of basketball. The Bulldogs scored the most points all season in route to a 70-49 […]

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HERSHEY ESCAPES FROM EXETER TWP. 54-50

February 19, 2018 Bruce Badgley

PIAA District Three post season games, regardless of the sport, always feature some very non-traditional inter conference matchups  Such was the case Monday when Exeter Twp traveled to play Hershey.  Hershey had a strong consistent year that featured a conference crown.  Exeter Twp. an up and down season coming off a blow out loss in […]

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BERKS CATHOLIC CAPTURES BCIAA TITLE FOR ESTERLY’S 700TH WIN

February 14, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Four straight years Berks Catholic and Reading High have faced off for the BCIAA Boys Hoop Title.  The first three went the way of the Red Knights.  Wednesday night at the Santander Arena in Reading, BC jumped out quickly and hung on late to win the Berks County Basketball Tourney 51-46 over Reading High.  The […]

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READING HIGH AND BERKS CATHOLIC ADVANCE TO BERKS CO. FINAL

February 12, 2018 Bruce Badgley

All year long the talk in Berks County basketball has been, is it Reading High or is it going to be Berks Catholic this year.  Well you now  have your wish.   At  Santander Arena Wednesday night, Reading High and Berks Catholic won impressively and will face off for  the Berks County Basketball Tourney Title.   Reading dispatched Exeter […]

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BERKS CATHOLIC WITHSTANDS GOVERNOR MIFFLIN 59-49

February 10, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Berks Catholic is clearly one of the favorites in the BCIAA Boys basketball tournament.  There quarterfinal matchup was with  a lower seeded Governor Mifflin team playing its best basketball of the season.  The Saints moved out quickly and then held off a spirited Mifflin rally to defeat the Mustangs 59-49 Friday night. A strong second half by […]

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