Feb 26, 2018 3:03 PM

Saints advance to Pennsylvania CYO State Championship for second consecutive year.

  The Saint Theresa varsity boys basketball team won the 66th Annual Harrisburg Diocese Championship this past Sunday held at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Carlisle, PA. It's only the 4th Harrisburg DIO Championship in the last 55 years for our boys program. A very exciting achievement by our community's parish youth!

  With the win on Sunday the boys team qualified for the PA State Championship Final 8 Tournament which will be held in the Harrisburg Diocese this year at Trinity High school starting on Friday March 16th through March 18th to compete for the state championship. A title at the state tournament would be the first ever in the history of the St Theresa's boys basketball program.

  The team finished the regular season & post season play with a combined record of 29-3. In addition to the DIO championship, the team won the Harrisburg Area League Regular season title with an undefeated record of 18-0 as well as the STS preseason tournament. The team also finished 3rd at the prestigious St. Paul’s School showcase tournament in Baltimore, MD against national level competition. The 2017-18 Varsity Boys Team members include; Jack Staul, Tyler Houser, Charlie Werner, Chance Westry, Evan Scott, Gabe Deppen, Ethan Pfeffer, Jacob Shull, Danny Britten, Daniel Mailey, Malachi Palmer, Cooper Manley, Jordan Negley, and Joe Charbonneau.  They are coached by Jason Grace, Head Coach and assistants Scott Rider, Steve Kuntzelman & Chris Schemeck. 

  A pep rally will take place at the school on Friday March 16th at 11:15am followed by a police & fire engine send off at approx. 12 noon. Please come and show your support for the boys! Fundraising events are going on the next three weeks to help offset the tournament expenses for the team. Please see the school website for Championship T Shirt order forms. The state championship bracket & schedule will also be posted soon.

  The team thanks everyone in advance for their support & help with the fundraising events and looks forward to representing the St. Theresa Parish & School community with  great pride! GO SAINTS!!

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