TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

St. Joe's in Verona wins Class B diocesan championship

Submitted photo
Above, St. Joseph School basketball players and coaching staff celebrate their Class B Championship after beating Christ the Divine Teacher, 57-40.

About Patrick Varine

By Patrick Varine

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:39 a.m.

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 pvarine@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penn Hills

  1. Penn Hills Library director introduces kids to ‘talking’ drums
  2. Penn Hills police will hold first of new crime-prevention meetings, focus on ID theft
  3. Verona’s Steel City Rowing Club fundraiser to showcase ‘garage brewers’
  4. Penn Hills council meeting cancelled
  5. Photo gallery: Second annual Penn Hebron Elementary Art Show
  6. PHSD will make up cancelled school day on Easter Monday
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.