St. Joseph School in Verona has captured the first Diocese of Pittsburgh Varsity Class B boys' basketball championship in the school's 130-year history.
The Chargers beat out Christ the Divine Teacher, of Aspinwall, 57-40 in the championship game, which took place March 17.
St. Joe's Athletic Director Robert Hensler said he is impressed with the team's performance.
“Considering that St. Joe's is a small school — we have about 150 kids — and being limited as far as the talent pool from which we can draw, I think it's a real accomplishment to go that far this year,” Hensler said.
This marks the second basketball championship that St. Joe's players have brought home in the past three years: the girls' varsity team won the championship two years ago, Hensler said.
The St. Bartholomew Bruins team also made the postseason, but lost to Christ the Divine Teacher in the third round of the playoffs.
Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.