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Trenton scores big in Knights of Columbus free throw state finals
Joseph Troiano, right, of the Diocese of Trenton and Abigail Han of the Archdiocese of Newark take a photo with the trophies they earned in the age 9 division during the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Tournament state finals. Christina Leslie photo
Joseph Troiano, right, of the Diocese of Trenton and Abigail Han of the Archdiocese of Newark take a photo with the trophies they earned in the age 9 division during the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Tournament state finals. Christina Leslie photo
Young Diocese of Trenton sharpshooters dominated a field from all five New Jersey Catholic dioceses by scoring tops in five of 12 divisions in the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Tournament state finals held April 8 in the Our Lady of Peace Parish Center, Fords. More ...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Trenton Diocese Free Throw champions crowned
Skill, determination and a touch of superstition proved to be the main ingredients for success as the 2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Tournament Trenton Diocese finals unfolded March 31 in Holy Family Parish. 

The Lakewood gymnasium echoed with the sound of bouncing basketballs and applause from supportive family and friends as boys and girls ages 9 to 14 vied for the title of champion.
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Thursday, April 5, 2018
Notre Dame linebacker earns prestigious honor for athletics, academics
For a guy who did not begin his high school career at Notre Dame, Dan Dargan certainly left a lasting impression on the Lawrenceville school – in the classroom and on the athletic field.  More ...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
NCAA championship is a win-win for Catholic universities

WASHINGTON – This year's NCAA basketball tournament was one for the books for Catholic universities. You might even say the ball was in their court.

That's because for the first time, Catholic university teams won both the men's and women's national championship games. The women's team, the Fighting Irish from the University of Notre Dame, beat Mississippi State University on Easter 61-58, thanks to Arike Ogunbowale's dramatic, three-point shot with less than one second left on the clock.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Wildcats in Rome cheer Villanova victory

ROME – The Villanova men's basketball team claimed its second national championship in three years April 2 with a 79-62 win over Michigan, and I was an ocean away from 99 percent of my fellow Wildcats.

But it turns out the 1 percent here with me in Rome was all I needed. Around 1 a.m. April 3, more than 20 Villanova students and a few Michigan students poured into the Highlanders Pub in Rome.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Purple Roses bloom in Non-Public A state final thanks to solid team effort

Picking a star for the St. Rose girls’ basketball team after its 53-38 win over Immaculate Heart Academy in the NJSIAA Non-Public A championship game could be a tough task when six players scored between five and 11 points.

Suddenly, it becomes apparent.

The star of the team was THE TEAM.

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Monday, March 12, 2018
TCA boys fall in SJ Non-Public B finals against powerful Ranney

Fred Falchi looked over at the Ranney bench and knew the Panthers had two of the most sought-after juniors in the country in Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine. It would take a perfect effort by his Trenton Catholic Academy boys basketball team to stop them.

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Friday, March 9, 2018
TCA coach finds much to be proud of in girls basketball loss to Rutgers Prep in sectional final

When it was all over and the Trenton Catholic Academy girls’ basketball team had suffered a 58-54 overtime loss to Rutgers Prep in the NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public B championship game, coach Bob Fusik felt as much pride in his team as he felt after it won the Mercer County Tournament two weeks earlier.


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Friday, March 9, 2018
Notre Dame's Horvath completes record-setting winter with Meet of Champions pole vault title

Rarely has something as miserable as a sprained ankle led to something so good.

As a freshman at Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, Hayley Horvath competed as an individual gymnast in the NJSIAA Central Jersey sectional meet and took first on beam while qualifying for the state meet in All-Around. But that summer, while doing a Level 9 club meet, Horvath sprained her ankle and missed a month.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Lady Lancers fall in Shore Conference Tournament title game

Maddy Doring didn’t have an answer and wasn’t making excuses.

“Honestly, we kind of forgot what got us here,” said the senior guard after her top-seeded St. John Vianney girls’ basketball team dropped a 70-52 decision to second-seeded Manasquan in the Shore Conference Tournament championship game Feb. 24.

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Mater Dei comes up short in quest for third straight Shore Conference Tournament crown

Mater Dei Prep boys’ basketball coach Ben Gamble has taken teams to the Shore Conference Tournament championship game all three seasons he has been at the helm. The Seraphs won the first two – which were also the first two in school history – but came up short by a wide margin in No. 3.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

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