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Boys Basketball: Vincentian stays hot in summer league

Written by Brad Everett on .

Brad Everett profiles the Vincentian boys basketball team.

"Each winter, the Vincentian Academy boys basketball team proves to be among the best Class A squads in Western Pennsylvania.

It turns out the Royals are pretty darn good in the summer, too.

The prize might not have been as celebrated as a WPIAL or PIAA title, but what Vincentian accomplished last week was noteworthy, nonetheless. Competing in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer League, Vincentian captured the small-school title with a 62-50 win against Northgate."

 

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Boys Basketball: Vincentian wins summer league title

Written by Brad Everett on .

A team that has won a WPIAL title two of the past four seasons added a summer league crown to its résumé last week.

Vincentian, one of the premier programs in Class A, capatured the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Summer League small-school championship with a 62-50 triumph against Northgate.

The Royals went 10-1 in the league, which consisted of Class AA and A schools. The Royals topped defending WPIAL Class AA champion Seton-LaSalle in the semifinals.

Among Vincentian's standouts were the team's three returning starters: Ryan Wolf, Jamison Nee and Jay Cortese.

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Track: Vincentian senior enjoys golden moment

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Brittany Goncar profiles Vincentian sprinter Ally Bartoszewicz.

"Three years ago a PIAA title wasn't on the radar for Ally Bartoszewicz.

Now the Vincentian Academy senior has four PIAA medals to end her high school career.

Bartoszewicz placed first in the 100-meter dash at the Class AA PIAA championship Saturday at Shippensburg University and also won her distance of choice, the 200-meter, with a time of 24.72.

"It was an incredible experience," Bartoszewicz said. "Just ending my senior year with two gold medals and knowing that was my goal all around. That's an amazing feeling.""

 

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Track: Vincentian’s Bartoszewicz wins two golds

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Last season, Vincentian’s Ally Bartoszewicz finished third and fourth in the 100 and 200 meters, respectively, at the PIAA Class AA meet.

This season, she stood atop the podium in both events.

Bartoszewicz, who will run for Notre Dame next season, proved to be the fastest runner in Class AA this season by winning the two sprinting events last weekend at the state championships in Shippensburg.

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Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Vincentian's Phil Madonna

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Name: Phil Madonna
High School: Vincentian 
Grade: 12
Sport: Baseball
Position: Catcher

Background Info: A 5-foot-8, 160-pound catcher, Madonna was not only a four-year starter and yearly all-section honoree for Vincentian's baseball team but he also was named the Class A player of the year by the WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association. A Siena recruit, Madonna batted .509 (28 for 55) with 20 RBIs and 20 runs scored. He also played a key role in helping Vincentian win a Section 5-A title. The Royals finished the season 16-3 after losing to Union in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.