It was such a successful year in Archbishop Ryan athletics that the school decided to add a new sport to its repertoire.
High school basketball in the Northeast came and went in the blink of an eye. There were tons of fantastic performances on the court, so much so that we all wish there could be more to come.
— Ed and Sarah Macko, Archbishop Ryan’s father-daughter coaching duo, have found success in the pool.
As family patriarch, Ed Macko had one rule for his three children when they were growing up: Play any sport you want, but you have to swim until you’re 18.
Eleven-year-old Arianna Barricelli wanted a cell phone. Her father said “no way.”
Holding the mighty Archbishop Wood girls basketball team to just 34 points is usually a cause worth celebrating.
For Tom Coyle, it was the hardest of decisions: stay at a place he’s loved since 2000, or leave for another job that would allow him to spend more time with his children.
Holding an insurmountable 47-18 fourth-quarter lead with less than six minutes to play in Thursday’s Catholic League quarterfinal match-up against St. Hubert, Archbishop Wood head coach Jim Ricci emptied his bench. The game was all but finished, and many spectators in Wood’s Warminster gym probably expected the opponent to roll over.
Basketball is a numbers game, and the numbers usually don’t lie.