Saturday, January 30, 2021 | 6:29 PM
Sunday is the start of Catholic Faculties Week, and the Diocese of Greensburg is recognizing the outstanding fall sports activities season Greensburg Central Catholic had in 2020.
Whereas tiptoeing round a worldwide pandemic and rising covid-19 numbers in Westmoreland County, GCC managed three WPIAL championships, a WPIAL runner-up and a trio of PIAA second-place finishes.
The ladies golf staff gained its sixth straight WPIAL Class AA title, and the girls and boys soccer groups gained district titles in Class A. All three completed second within the state tournaments.
Women volleyball was second in WPIAL Class A.
“There was a variety of delight, delight in our faculty, delight in our student-athletes” GCC athletic director Dan Mahoney informed the Diocese. “I all the time say we’re small number-wise, however our children’ work ethic actually reveals academically and on the sphere. That work ethic that they’ve within the classroom actually carries over to no matter sport they’re enjoying, and I actually suppose that’s why we have now so many profitable applications.”
Three rising stars within the WPIAL Class of 2024 had been named to the MaxPreps All-America Freshman soccer staff.
Belle Vernon working again, receiver and defensive again Quinton Martin, Central Catholic tight finish/linebacker Anthony Speca and Jeannette quarterback Brad Birch had been among the many 48 nationwide picks for offense and protection.
All three are Division I prospects. Martin and Speca had been first-team picks.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Martin made it as a defensive again. He already has a scholarship supply from Pitt.
Speca, a 6-3, 215-pounder, was a run-stopper for Central Catholic, which gained its second straight WPIAL Class 6A title. He had an interception within the championship recreation.
Birch made it as a second-team all-purpose participant after throwing for 1,676 yards and 30 touchdowns. He’s the primary ninth-grade beginning quarterback at Jeannette.
No prepare, no acquire
Former Hempfield and Fort Wayne basketball standout Kason Harrell and his father, Louis, have began an area coaching enterprise referred to as “3 B’s Basketball Coaching.”
The B’s stand for bible, e book and ball. Louis Harrell stated if children have a kind of three of their arms — he prefers all three — they “can’t go unsuitable.”
Classes, for as much as six gamers, run from $300 (six classes) to $384 (16 classes).
Non-public, two-hour classes can be found for $50 an hour.
Contact Louis Harrell at 412-973-6788 or by e-mail at [email protected]