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Stars Align For Berks All Star Games

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With the basketball season coming to an unfortunate end last week, several Berks County seniors got a chance to showcase their talents at Albright’s Bollman Center Friday night. Girls All Star Game: Red All Stars 67, Blue All Stars 57 The girls game got underway with several familiar faces and teammates competing against one another.  The Blue team, coached by ... Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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 »

Lady Saints Take Down Twin Valley on Emotional Senior Night


Hayley Kochel and the Lady Raiders did not have much time to celebrate her 1000th career point Wednesday.  The Twin Valley girls were back in action Thursday night at Berks Catholic. The Berks Catholic community celebrated senior night and recognized seniors from both the Lady Saints and the visiting Lady Raiders.  In total 9 players and managers were honored before ... Read More »

Girls Basketball Roundup: 12/28

Gov. Mifflin 56, McCaskey 47   Top Perfomers: Gov. Mifflin: Madison Koehler (23 points, 11-11 FT) McCaskey: Ayanda McGill-Jefferson (13 points)   Next Game: Gov. Mifflin (5-2, 2-0) at Twin Valley (3-6, 0-2), Friday   Exeter 42, Wyomissing 22   Top Performers: Exeter: Katye Johnson (14 points) Wyomissing: Demi Kuczala (6 points)   Next Game: Exeter (8-1, 1-1) at Fleetwood ... 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 »

Basketball Players of the Week 12/14

Boys Berks I Meme Burdine – Reading High Burdine is averaging an impressive 20.3 points per game. The Red Knights currently sit at 2-2 after a hard fought loss against national power Chester High. Reading faces a tough test this Tuesday against 2-0 Wilson. Berks II Nana Foulland – Berks Catholic The senior center is currently averaging a double double ... Read More »

Girls Basketball Roundup: 12/17

   Berks Catholic 62, Schuylkill Valley 28   Top Performers: Berks Catholic: Katrina Balatgek (18 points, 4 3PM) Schuylkill Valley: Emily Hepner (10 points)   Next Game: Berks Catholic (4-0, 1-0) vs Fleetwood (4-0, 1-0), Thursday Schuylkill Valley (2-3, 0-1) at Conrad Weiser (4-1, 1-0), Thursday   Fleetwood 48, Hamburg 27   Top Performers: Fleetwood: Xiomara Toledo (12 points) Hamburg: ... Read More »