The basketball team won the PIAA Class AAA girls' state championship trophy for the third year.
Monday, March 26, 2012
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.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Archbishop Wood uses its ground attack to dominate Bishop McDevitt for a 52-0 shutout victory.
HERSHEY—As the Chocolatetown, USA-bound caravan of buses departed from Archbishop Wood on Friday afternoon, even the most die hard of fans would have had a hard time imagining what would transpire in the PIAA class AAA state championship game in Historic Hersheypark Stadium. On a field that has seen the likes of NFL greats Ricky Watters, LeSean “Shady” McCoy and others, as well as played host to so many legends over the years from U2 to the “Boss” Bruce Springsteen, the Vikings, who ran their winning streak to 14 games, defeated District III powerhouse Bishop McDevitt 52-0 to claim its first State Football championship. Much like the principles our country is based on, this championship run has truly been one of the Peoples (more …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Vikings squeaked out a 3-2 victory over Little Flower Thursday night, earning a berth in the PIAA District 12 Class AAA playoffs.
The sight of their girls’ soccer team posing for pictures with huge smiles on their faces and a Philadelphia Catholic League Title plaque in their hands has become a familiar scene for Archbishop Wood fans. The girls gave their supporters a reason to celebrate again this season, as the Vikings defeated Little Flower 3-2 at Archbishop Ryan High School Thursday night to win their third consecutive PCL title. Wood is the first school in the league’s history to win three consecutive titles, and the victory was Wood’s 18th in a row following a 1-2 start to the season. With the win, Wood earned the PIAA District 12 Class AAA playoff berth and will play a first round playoff game on Tuesday against a yet to be determined opponent from District 1…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Archbishop Wood will remain open Wednesday but also will close starting Thursday if a contract agreement is not reached by then.
Most high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be closed starting Wednesday due to the ongoing teachers strike. Teachers have been walking the picket lines at area Catholic high schools, including Archbishop Wood in Warminster, for a week as negotiations for a contract continue. Students have been reporting to school despite the faculty absence. Tuesday, the Archdiocese said students have accomplished all the back-to-school tasks that they can without teachers. KYW reports only Archbishop Wood High School will remain open Wednesday because flooding closed the school for one day last week. If the strike is not resolved by Thursday, Wood students also will not report to school. "There has been some progress in the negotiations …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The teacher's union and Archdiocese of Philadelphia disagree on a new contract, leaving students teacher-less on the first day of school.
On Wednesday morning, Archbishop Wood’s faculty arrived outside the Warminster high school with pickets and signs instead of textbooks and chalk for the first day of school. The Association of Catholic Teachers, which represents the faculty of 17 Archdiocesan schools, decided to strike Tuesday after a new contract proposed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was shot down in a 589-60 vote. Although the two sides have been negotiating for five months, the decision to strike came less than 24 hours before the start of the new school year. About 20 teachers camped out at both front entrances to Archbishop Wood on Wednesday. Many of the members of the Association of Catholic Teachers declined the opportunity to comment on the contract situation…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Archbishop Wood High School finished out its band camp last week. The week-long camp had students rehearsing all over the school grounds.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The Wood senior prom was held Friday evening at the Ben Franklin House in Philadelphia.
Despite the threat of rain and the disposition of Friday the 13th, Archbishop Wood’s 2011 senior prom went off without a hitch Friday night at the Ben Franklin House in Philadelphia. The group of excited and well-dressed seniors enjoyed a night of life-long memory formulating fun, but after the limo drivers head home, the tuxedos are returned, and the seniors’ tasseled caps are thrown high, it’s time to start thinking about the future. Bianca Gibson is just one of the many seniors that will be graduating from Wood this year. She plans to spend her summer “Working, getting ready for college, and having fun.” Gibson will be attending Alvernia University to study criminal justice. Mary Murphy will also be graduating this year and plans to go …
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Friday, February 4, 2011
Michael Pronzato’s football photo wins him four tickets to this weekend’s game.
Sports images have a unique way of captivating public attention. Perhaps you remember Kirk Gibson’s World Series homerun sprint, overcoming the pain he was suffering to make it to home base. Or maybe you recall the images of high flying Michael Jordan slam dunking a basketball with his tongue out. The human drama involved in sports easily captures our attention – in person and on film. Quality sports shots are somewhat difficult to come by. Most people have limited access to events to photograph them. The further away you are from the event, the harder it becomes to capture the event in the heat of the moment. Nothing is more intimidating than to be on the sidelines of a football game, focused on a play in the field, when out of the blue…