Boys Basketball: Bishop Canevin pouring in the points

Written by Brad Everett on .

Chartiers Valley is second in the WPIAL in scoring. Hampton is third. Vincentian is fourth.

The top spot belongs to a team you wouldn't at all expect.

Bishop Canevin.

One of the biggest surprises early in the season has been Bishop Canevin, which is averaging 87.5 points per game. The Crusaders have scored at least 82 points in each game, including 95 against Brashear.

This offensive outburst has come from a team that averaged 49.3 points per game last season when it finished just 4-18. The Crusaders have already matched that win total this season, having gone 4-0 overall and 1-0 in Class AA Section 3.


Hockey: Crusaders fall back below .500 with OT loss to Shaler

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Bishop Canevin won the Penguins Cup title in Class AA last season, but has had its struggles so far this season.

The Crusaders are just 4-5 after an 8-7 OT loss to Shaler Monday. Blaine Adams, Jonathan Mulic and Thomas Krivak each scored two goals.

But Class AA second-leading scorer, Alexander Ficorilli, scored with just over two minutes left in the third period in overtime, then scored again in overtime to win it for the Titans.

Adams leads Bishop Canevin with 24 points, while Krivak has a team-best 14 goals. 


Girls Volleyball: Big lead, WPIAL title slip away for Bishop Canevin

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team. Read his story below.

2014 1106 BishopCanevin GVolleyball(Photo: Bishop Canevin junior setter/opposite Bailey McDonald passes to a teammate during the WPIAL Class A championship match Saturday at Baldwin High School. J.J. LaBella/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

It was a roller coaster of emotions for the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team in Saturday's WPIAL Class A title match against Greensburg Central Catholic at Baldwin High School.

The two teams were facing off in the title match for the third consecutive year. Greensburg Central claimed its first title in 2012 and Bishop Canevin captured its first last season.

So this year's championship match shaped up as the rubber match in the hotly contested series.

"The two best teams in the WPIAL [in Class A] went at each other today, and unfortunately the No. 1-ranked team all year long came up short," said Bishop Canevin coach Kevin Walters, after watching his Crusaders drop a heartbreaking 3-2 decision to the Centurions. "But it was a great match. Both teams wanted to win very badly, but only one could take home the championship trophy."