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Viking Boys’ Basketball, State Champions!

On March 25, the Allentown Central Catholic High School Viking boys basketball team traveled to compete against Hickory High School in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association State Championship held at the Giant Center in Hershey.

The team won with a close score of 41-40.

It was an exciting night for the entire Viking Nation as the team was welcomed home with a celebratory parade.

Viking boys basketball team defeated Pope John Paul II High School March 16 in historic Rockne Hall in the first round of the PIAA Class 4A Playoffs.

ACCHS student Tyson Thomas was named 2021 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys basketball MVP and First Team All-Star and Liam Joyce First Team All-Star.

Vikette girls basketball completed a great season, with a fall to Gwynedd Mercy in the first round of the PIAA Class 4A state girls basketball tournament March 17.

Congratulations to ACCHS student David Kreidler, who placed sixth place in states for wrestling. He will continue his wrestling career in the United States Naval Academy.

Congratulations to the ACCHS Science Olympiad Team for finishing second in the Northeast AA Regional Competition and qualifying for the state competition. State competition will be held virtually April 17.

Congratulations to the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science participants who placed at the virtual competition. Students who placed first will move onto the virtual state event. Great job: Sarah Boardman, first place; Anna Edwards, first place; Alexa Lehman, first place; Ava Luchetti, second place; Shyanne Ly, first place; Lauren Nelson, second place; Kate Smith, second place; Sophia Steckel, first place and Cayla Zenie, second place.

Congratulations to ACCHS PIAA Class AA girls states swimming competitors: 200 medley relay team, 14th place; Mimi Norris, 11th place in 200 free (1:57.84); Sabrina Yurconic, 14th place in 100 butterfly (1:01.45). The boys’ team placed 14th in the swimming 200 medley relay. ACCHS diver JT Heinze placed fourth in the state swimming and diving championships.

ACCHS has announced students may come in five days a week, starting April 6. Students have the choice of learning all online or all in person.

The Central City Project Food Pantry distributed over 50 bags of groceries to families in the Jordan Heights neighborhood March 16.

Press Photos by Simon Ernst The Allentown Central Catholic High School boys basketball team wins the state championship 41-40.
Allentown Central Catholic High School student Liam Joyce prepares to shoot.
Members of the Viking basketball team are on the court.
Contributed photos Members of the ACCHS girls swim team compete in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state swimming competition.
Members of the ACCHS boys swim team gather for a photo.
The ACCHS Science Olympiad team finishes second in the Northeast AA Regional Science Olympiad competition.