Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Archbishop Wood Cheerleading team is riding high on its way to compete in the PIAA's first state championship competition for the sport.
After years of watching from the sidelines as the football team plowed its way through the competition for championship glory, the Archbishop Wood cheerleading team will finally have chance to add a state trophy to the high school's shelves. The Vikings' cheer squad will compete with more than 90 other teams, including Philadelphia Caholic League rivals Lansdale Catholic and Archbishop Ryan, in the inaugural PIAA Competitive Spirit Championship at Hershey Park Stadium on Saturday. "We're so glad that the league has finally recognized cheerleading as a sport," said Jackie Britton, head coach of the team. Britton has spent the past couple years building up the team from just a sideline show to a regular finalist in national competitions. …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The three-time state basketball champs were also congratulated by the Bucks County Board of Commissioners.
Thursday's board of supervisors meeting at the Warminster administration building started off with a special presentation that celebrated the achievement of Archbishop Wood's state champion girls basketball team. Head coach Jim Ricci and the three team captains, Alex Heck, Taylor Kaminski and Lauren Nealon, accepted a township proclamation from supervisor chairperson Leo Quinn, who was impressed at the team's three-year run of championships. "They lost a lot of talent last year," said Quinn. "To come back and win again says a lot about the quality of coaching and the integrity of the players." The presentation capped off a week that also saw the team receive special recognition by the Bucks County Board of Commissioners during its regular …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The varsity girls team were brought on stage of the high school auditorium and honored for their third consecutive state title.
The students at Archbishop Wood High School took a break from classes Wednesday afternoon to properly congratulate the girls basketball team for winning its third consecutive PIAA state championship title. The varsity girls were trucked onto the campus on the back of a large trailer and welcomed by the cheering throng of their fellow students and ushered to the stage of the school auditorium. Head Coach Jim Ricci thanked the crowd, including faculty and parents, for all of their support during six-day weeks that included practices and games. State Senator Stewart Greenleaf then took the podium and lauded Ricci's ability to get the team's offense and defense working together to defeat the high-scoring Lancaster Catholic in the state final, …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
With a 42-37 victory of Chartiers Valley, the Lady Vikings are headed back to the state final for the third consecutive year.