January 27, 2020
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Lady Saints Battle For Fifth


The spot for fifth in District 3-AAA was on the line as Berks Catholic battled Palmyra at Garden Spot High School. Rallying after their strong win over West York, the Lady Saints looked to take the fifth-spot with a win over the Lady Cougars in New Holland. After 1, Palmyra’s Kristen Smoluk, Maria Tukis and Kathryn McClellan led the Lady ... Read More »

Lady Saints Earn First Ever PIAA Playoff Berth

West York BC 1

After a hard fought loss to Fleetwood on Saturday, the Lady Saints did not hang their heads.  Instead, they saw an opportunity to reach the next level with a play back game.  That play back game happened Tuesday evening, in front of a packed house at Governor Mifflin. The Lady Saints could earn their first ever PIAA playoff bid with ... Read More »

Lady Bulldogs Escape Late Saints Rally

Wilson BC

In the night cap of the BCIAA girls basketball semifinals double-header, No.1 Wilson took on No.4 Berks Catholic. The Lady Saints would jump out to an early 5-0 lead, however, behind strong inside play from Carley Brew, Wilson was able to reel off a 12-0 run to regain the lead at 12-5.  After a timeout, Berks Catholic responded nicely. Led ... Read More »

Saints Square Off Against Scouts

Berks Catholic vs Weiser Feature

In the second game during Saturday’s double-header at Muhlenberg, No. 4 Berks Catholic and No. 5 Conrad Weiser squared off. After Tuesday’s loss to Berks Catholic, the Scouts walked into tonight’s Berks Girls Basketball League quarterfinals rematch with something to prove. The Saint’s Katrina Balatgek struck with an early three-pointer in the first quarter. Hannah Racis’ 6 point first quarter pushed ... Read More »

Girls Basketball Roundup: 1/8

Muhlenberg 38, Pottsville 32   Top Performers: Muhlenberg: Elizabeth Christman (12 points) Pottsville: Sadie Cresswell (11 points)   Next Game: Muhlenberg (7-5, 2-1) vs Exeter (9-2, 1-2), Friday   Wilson 56, Exeter 27   Top Performers: Wilson: Jessie Wallace (12 points) Exeter: Ali Snyder (12 points)   Next Game: Wilson (5-6, 3-0) vs Gov. Mifflin (7-3, 3-0), Friday Exeter (9-2, ... Read More »

Basketball Players of the Week, Jan 1-7

Boys Berks I Meme Burdine, Reading Burdine has been a crucial part of the Red Knights offense in their two wins this past week. Burdine scored 20 points in the win over Easton on Saturday and added a team-high 13 on Tuesday against Muhlenberg.  The Red Knights now boast a 7-4 overall record. Berks II Cartier Talford, Conrad Weiser Largely ... Read More »

Balatgek, Saints Too Much For Fleetwood

Despite the fact that the holidays are yet to pass, we were treated to a game Thursday night that could potentially go a long way in deciding a Berks II champion for girls basketball.   Both Berks Catholic and Fleetwood entered Thursday’s contest with perfect (4-0, 1-0) records.   The Lady Saints jumped out to an early lead but held ... Read More »

Girls Basketball Roundup: 12/7

Exeter 39, Susquehanna Township 31   Top Performers: Exeter: Ali Snyder (13 points) Susquehanna Township: Lena Williams (12 points)   Boyertown 40, Muhlenberg 30   Top Performers: Boyertown: Abby Kapp (9 points) Muhlenberg: Angel Nieves (14 points)   Gov. Mifflin 39, Warwick 31   Top Performers: Gov. Mifflin: Madison Koehler (15 points) Warwick: Rylee Derr (9 points)   Daniel Boone ... Read More »

Girls Basketball Preview: Berks II

Berks Catholic Last Season’s Record: 20-8 (9-1 in Berks II); Lost to Lancaster Catholic in District 3 consolation game. Top Returning Scorer: Katrina Balatgek (Sr., 12.4 PPG) Projected Key Contributors: Devon Merritt (Soph., 8.9 PPG), Brooke Wensel (Jr., 7.9 PPG), Courtney Wensel (Jr., 7.0 PPG) Player(s) to Watch: Brooke and Courtney Wensel will again take their sisterly act to the ... Read More »