Track: North Feature Athlete — Vincentian’s Ally Bartoszewicz

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Ally Bartoszewicz
School: Vincentian
Grade: 12
Sport: Track and Field

Background: Bartoszewicz won the 100 (12.57 seconds) and 200 (25.94) at the South Hills Classic Saturday. She owns the second-fastest times in Class AA in those two events this season, trailing only Washington’s Alyssa Wise. Last season, Bartoszewicz won the WPIAL Class AA title in the 200 and took second in the 100, and took third (200) and fourth (100) at states.

Vincentian coach Dan Carlino: “Her expectations are to win states in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100. She’s more determined than anyone I know.”


Girls Basketball: Vincentian becomes state royalty

Written by Joe Koch on .

Joe Koch profiles the Vincentian girls basketball team.

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"No one would ever want to call a loss in a state championship game a positive experience, but for the "Vincentian Academy girls basketball team, the loss to Tri-Valley in the 2013 girls PIAA Class A state championship game was as effective as any chalk talk or film study that a coach could present.

"It helped a lot," said Royals coach Ron Moncrief fewer than 24 hours after his team completed a magical 27-3 season with a 58-34 victory against Old Forge in the PIAA Class A girls championship game this past Saturday at the same venue where they suffered that bitter defeat a year earlier, Hershey's Giant Center.

It was the second state championship for the Royals. The first took place in 2002 when the Royals won the Class AA championship with a 45-37 victory against Camp Hill Trinity of District 3. Current assistant Renee Robinson played on that team.

Other than Robinson, no member of the Royals team had tasted victory at the state championship level. In fact, a far less pleasant feeling prevailed."


Girls Basketball: Vincentian coach optimistic about his team's future

Written by Joe Koch on .

Less than 24 hours after Vincentian won the girls PIAA Class A state championship, Vincentian coach Ron Moncrief was quite optimistic about his program's future -- both short-term and long-term.

"I feel very blessed to be in this situation where we won section, WPIAL and state titles," the eighth-year coach said. "We like to take games one at a time, but there's a good chance for us to have another magical season."

The Royals lose starters Kayla Key and Ally Bartoszewicz, but return Brenna Wise, Maia Joiner and Torrieonna Cash. Moncrief said the Wise's fast start in the championship game had an effect on the rest of the team.


Girls Basketball: Vincentian rolls to PIAA Class A title

Written by Craig Meyer on .

Craig Meyer reports on Saturday's PIAA Class A girls championship game.

2014 0323 Vincentian GBasketball(Photo: Vincentian players celebrate their PIAA Class A championship after beating Old Forge Saturday. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"HERSHEY, Pa. -- The players gathered together, posing with a trophy and holding towels bearing their school's name.

Then, the members of the Vincentian girls basketball team started a chant.

"Mission accomplished," they screamed repeatedly, clapping in unison each time after saying the phrase.

In the minutes after the Royals' 58-34 victory against Old Forge in the PIAA Class A championship, the players kept thinking back to this moment last year."


Girls Basketball: Vincentian keeps driving toward state crown

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen's feature on the Vincentian girls basketball team.

2014 0320 Vincentian GBasketball(Photo: Maia Joiner and her Vincentian teammates are hoping to grab on to a state title this weekend in Hershey. Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

"Last year's loss in the PIAA championship game left a bad taste in the mouths of Vincentian Academy's players, a taste they couldn't wait to get rid of.

They vowed to each other to never give up until they return to the place of their heartbreak, Hershey's Giant Center.

It is never easy to make it to the state championship game but the Royals managed to do it in back-to-back years after finishing off Bishop Guilfoyle in the PIAA semifinals for the second year in a row on Tuesday.

"It feels absolutely incredible," junior Brenna Wise said. "We worked all season for this. We had unfinished business the whole way and we are coming for it.""