Congratulations to the CWNC Trojans basketball team on an incredible season! Our 25-5 Trojans were defeated by Lincoln Park, last night, in the PIAA Semi-finals by a score of 54-46. The Trojans fought hard in this rematch but the Leopards took the game. Kenny Fukon had 16 points and Zach Offi had 11. You guys made it to the Final Four–we are so very proud of you!
The CWNC Boys Basketball defeated the Red Devils of Central Cambria, 63-40. The Trojans had three players, Isaiah Wilson, Kenny Fukon and Vinnie DiNicola in double figures. The Trojans dominated the boards and were up by 30 plus points for most of the second half. With this win, the Trojans advance to the FINAL FOUR of the PIAA 3A Basketball State Tournament. They will face the Leopards of Lincoln Park in a rematch of the WPIAL Championship Game. The game will be played TONIGHT at Ambridge High School at 7:00. Tickets are being sold at the school today–Adults, $8.00, Students $4.00. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Come and support our team!
Shout out to the CWNC Trojanettes on an unbelievable season! Their season was one full of records: they became the first program in WPIAL history to win a Championship in FOUR different classifications, their WPIAL Championship gives NC a record 17 titles, Coach Molly Rottmann became only the FIFTH coach in WPIAL History to win SIX WPIAL Championships, Sam Breen surpassed 2,000 career points and Kyle Huffmann surpassed 1,000 career points. Sam Breen has also been named as the Butler Eagle Player of the Year (a back-to-back title for Ms. Breen) and has been named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the State of Pennsylvania. This season, they finished in the Elite 8 of the State, continuing the tradition of having the BEST Girls Basketball program in PIAA History! We are tremendously proud of your accomplishments this season!!!
Both games are being played tomorrow (3/18)!
The Trojanettes will take on Villa Maria at Slippery Rock University. Game time is 2:30.
The Trojans will take on Central Cambria at Norwin High School. Game time is 1:00
The Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball teams will continue their quest for PIAA Gold on Thursday at Armstrong High School. The Girls take on Punxy at 6:30 and the Boys will take on Shady Side Academy at 8:00. Tickets will be on sale at the High School starting tomorrow. Adults $6.00 Students $3.00
Both the Trojans and the Trojanettes advance to the next round of the PIAA Playoffs. Both teams played on Friday night, at Gateway High School. The Trojanettes started the evening off with a 53-38 victory over Keystone Oaks and then the Trojans ended our evening with their 68-51 win over Bellwood-Antis. CWNC Basketball is on the rise!!!
Today, we honored two student athletes for their achievements during the month of February in athletics, academics, and living out our Virtues of the Week. Congratulations to both Vinnie and Sam!
Sam Breen, Senior
She has been the girl’s basketball leader on and off the floor over the past two seasons. On the court she is known as the school’s all time leading scorer. Winning as a team is most important to her and ensuring everyone is involved is what she is well known for on the team. Each game day she starts the day with a text to the entire time wishing them “Happy Game Day”. When things do not seem to be working on the floor she will take it upon herself to be a game changer and take over. She is a great leader and embodies all of what CWNC represents. She works extremely hard, leads our team with communication and complementing others as well as in leading the daily prayers. She tries her hardest to embody the virtue of the week each week.
Vinnie DiNicola, Senior
His coaches say he is by far the most improved player on our team. His dedication, hard work, and drive has resulted in him rising from a player off the bench to a critical cog in the starting line-up. Each day he is striving and succeeding at getting better. Every game, he has done the dirty work that usually goes unnoticed but work that must be done to achieve victory. Additionally, he has accomplished the difficult task of leading by example, which is a critical characteristic for a senior to exhibit, because it helps the younger players understand what must be done for them to be successful but, more importantly, for our team to be successful. Ultimately, a repeat appearance and victory in the WPIAL Championship would not have been possible.
This article, about Sam Breen and Kylie Huffmann, was published on TribLive.com on Tuesday:
Our WPIAL Basketball Champs will both play in the PIAA playoffs, this Friday, at Gateway High School. (Fun fact: in 105 years of the WPIAL, only 14 schools have won both a Boys and Girls Championship in the same year!)
Girls will play Keystone Oaks at 6:00
Boys will play Bellwood Antis at 7:30
Tickets are on Sale at the school: $3 students, $6 adults. (Tickets will also be available at the door).
Go Trojans and Trojanettes!!!
Congratulations to the CWNC Trojanettes who won a record 17th WPIAL Title by defeating Blackhawk 65-36. Sam Breen had 34 points and 21 rebounds, while Kylie Huffman had 18 points and 7 rebounds. Coach, Molly Rottmann, became only the fifth coach in WPIAL history to win six WPIAL championships. Congratulations, ladies!!!
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School
1617 Route 228
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
1617 Route 228
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
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