Fall Fastbreak – Kennedy Catholic

   November 26, 2013 12:00 pm

Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles Boys Coach: Rick Mancino (7th season) 2012-13 overall record: 17-7 2012-13 region record: 8-0 (champion) 2012-13 playoff results: Defeated VisionQuest 68-46 and Cochranton 58-37 to win the District 10 Class A championship. Kennedy Catholic then lost to Lincoln Park 54-45 in the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs. Top…

Erie Times-News Breakout Girls Basketball Player of the Week: April Bocian, Kennedy Catholic

   January 25, 2013 1:10 am

April Bocian arrived at Kennedy Catholic this season and has made an immediate impact for the Golden Eagles. The 6-foot 3-inch freshman had 16 points, 21 rebounds and two steals in a 
66-35 win over Commodore Perry. Bocian is averaging only 4.5 points per game, but her presence underneath the hoop gives the powerhouse Golden…

Erie Times-News Breakout Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Jeff Thompkins, Kennedy Catholic

   January 18, 2013 6:21 am

The Kennedy Catholic boys basketball team is a traditional powerhouse in Class A and Jeff Thompkins is a big reason why the Golden Eagles could reclaim the District 10 championship. Thompkins, a 6-foot 2-inch, senior guard/forward, is averaging 18 points per game this season. Recently, Thompkins erupted for 27 points in a 99-60 win over…

Erie Times-News Breakout Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Rachel Burns, Kennedy Catholic

   January 18, 2013 6:14 am

Kennedy Catholic’s Rachel Burns decided she wasn’t going to let a season-ending knee injury last year affect her as a senior. Burns, who  tore an ACL during the District 10 Class A playoffs, is back this year and is scoring 10.3 points per game. The 5-foot 10-inch, guard/forward has stepped up as a leader for the…

Erie Times-News Breakout Girls Basketball Player of the Week: Alex Ricketts, Kennedy Catholic

   January 11, 2013 1:00 am

Alex Ricketts has made headlines for Kennedy Catholic over the past few years. The Division I recruit has been one of the top players in Mercer County and was rewarded in the offseason with an offer from Akron. The 5-foot 11-inch guard/forward signed with the Zips and will look to lead the Golden Eagles to…

Ricketts signs with Akron

   December 2, 2012 5:00 am

Kennedy Catholic star basketball player Alex Ricketts made her commitment to Akron official recently when she signed her letter of intent. She received a full scholarship to play hoops and is the third Division I girls basketball player to sign along with Villa Maria’s Karlee McBride to Indiana and Mercyhurst Prep standout Brenna Robbins to…

Fall Fastbreak – Kennedy Catholic

   November 12, 2012 12:22 am

Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles Boys Coach (season, record): Rick Mancino (4th season, 45-24) 2011-12 overall record: 16-10 2011-12 region record (place): 7-3 (tied for second) 2011-12 playoff results: Defeated Cochranton 50-28 in the District 10 Class A semifinals before losing to West Middlesex 41-38 in overtime in the D-10 championship. Kennedy then defeated Cornell 64-53…

Cathedral Prep to play at Sharon High School Saturday

   March 15, 2012 10:55 am

The Cathedral Prep basketball team will play its PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal game against Shaler Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sharon High School. Prep (20-5), the District 10 champion, is coming off a dramatic 50-49 overtime victory over Pittsburgh Central Catholic Wednesday at Sharon High School. Shaler (25-3), the No. 4 seed from the WPIAL,…

Erie Times-News Breakout Female Basketball Player of the Week: Rachel Burns, Kennedy Catholic

   February 25, 2012 12:50 am

It’s hard to stand out on a girls basketball team loaded with talent. Rachel Burns manages to do that for No. 4 Kennedy Catholic. Burns is third on the team in scoring with 10.9 points per game, but her leadership has proved to be valuable for not only basketball but each sport she plays for…

Fall Fastbreak – Kennedy Catholic

   November 15, 2011 2:22 am

Kennedy Catholic Golden Eagles Boys Coach (season, record): Rick Mancino (3rd season, 29-15) 2010-11 overall record: 15-6 2010-11 region record (place): 7-3 (second) 2010-11 playoff results: Defeated Cochranton 68-49 and lost to West Middlesex 59-45 in the District 10 Class A playoffs. Top players lost: Matt Gurska, Jordan Branca, Chad Branca, Dante Vetica Top returning…