Back in early January, in the moments following a 29-point home loss to eventual Catholic League champion Roman Catholic, Sean Tait hoped for two things.
For the Archbishop Ryan girls basketball team, it was a good news/bad news type of scenario.
On a recent Sunday afternoon inside the gymnasium at St. Hubert, athletic director Mike Prendergast looked toward the nearly 100 cheerleaders assembled and quipped, “Look at this … it’s like West Side Story in Mayfair.”
She has spent the last eight years collecting records.
Brendan Horan will be the first to admit that the offensive system in place at Archbishop Ryan is somewhat of an acquired taste. When a visiting reporter generously described the X’s and O’s of Bernie Rogers’ basketball playbook as “not the sexiest in the Catholic League,” Rogers’ most talented player smiled and began chuckling.
Sean Tait and Will Brazukas know how it looks.
Editor’s note: The seasonal sports winners are chosen by the Northeast Times’ sports staff based on both on-field excellence and leadership abilities off of it.
Considering how well the Father Judge soccer season went in 2013, it’s no surprise that Joey Hansen has been able to add a few suffixes to his name.
As tends to be the case this time of year, excitement is abound amongst the area high school girls parochial basketball programs.