Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Football standout, Patrick Ward, a 2009 graduate of Providence Catholic High School signed on to play with the Miami Dolphins.
Patrick Ward, a 2009 football standout from Providence Catholic High School, is an NFL pro. He signed April 27 with the Miami Dolphins. The 6-foot-7-inch, 310-pound offensive lineman announced his signing April 27 on Twitter. He tweeted: The 22-year-old son of Brian and Laurel Ward of Homer Glen, Ward played for the Northwestern Wildcats. Read his Wildcats bio here. The Wildcats bio describes him as having "excelled in his third year as a starter on NU offensive line, moving to left tackle in 2012 after spending the previous two seasons at right tackle. "Ward was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by both league media and coaches, the first such honor of his career. He is noted as one of Northwestern's top performing student-athletes …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Students, including those from Orland Park and nearby, and staff from the Catholic school recently took a pledge to ignore an increasingly common distraction while driving.
Providence Catholic High School students, faculty and staff recently participated in AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, which educates the community on the dangers of texting while driving. “The campaign’s message is clear and very compelling,” said Donald Sebestyen, Principal of PCHS. Hundreds of students, those who are already driving and those who expect to get that license soon, participated in a campaign aimed at alerting kids about the potential dangers of not paying attention to the road while sitting behind the wheel. The documentary refused to sugar coat the potential consequences of drivers distracted by text messages and more. "It shared the real life stories of families whose lives were shattered in an instant as a result of …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A weekly video recap of the Southland's top sports coverage.
After compiling fantastic seasons, two Southland baseball teams fell just short of the ultimate goal this weekend. Oak Forest lost in the Class 3A state championship against Kaneland, and Providence Catholic dropped just its fourth game of the season, this time to Lyons Township in the Class 4A title game. To read more about the games and athletes featured in this week's Sportscast, check out the links below: Lyons Ends Providence's Title Hopes Oak Forest Falls Short in Class 3A State Title Game Verzbicas Runs Mile in Under 4 Minutes to Win NYC Race Longtime Andrew Coach Fondly Recalls 1992 State Championship Team
Sunday, June 12, 2011
An hour after coming up short in the Class 4A state title game to Lyons, the Celtics were honored back at the school in New Lenox with a pep assembly.
There were plenty of hugs, a lot of Italian beef and pizza—and eventually smiles and laughter. About an hour after Providence Catholic's historic baseball season came to an end with an 8-3 loss to Lyons in the Class 4A state championship at Silver Cross Field in Joliet, the players, coaching staff, families and friends gathered in the cafeteria at the New Lenox high school to celebrate the team’s outstanding achievements. The Celtics (37-4) fell short of a state title, but their second-place finish brought home a state baseball trophy for the first time since they won it all in 1982. “This is the first state trophy we’ve gone home with in 29 years,” Providence coach Mark Smith said. “It’s hard to believe it, because we have a heck of a …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Lyons Township 8, Providence Catholic 3. Celtics fall behind early and Lyons ace Connor Cuff handcuffs their bats in going the distance for the victory in the Class 4A championship game.
Touching All the Bases: Like he did in Friday’s semifinal victory over Prospect, Providence Catholic's Sam Travis gave the Celtics an early lead in Saturday’s state championship game with a bombastic home run in the first inning. Unfortunately for Providence, Lyons came out swinging the bats against Celtics senior right-hander Brandon Magallones. The first three batters for the Lions singled and scored, and Lyons was on its way to an 8-3 victory and the Class 4A championship at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. Lyons led 5-1 after three innings and extended the lead to 6-1 in the fourth. After Providence scored twice in the top of the sixth, Lyons responded with two more runs in the bottom of the frame. Patch’s MVP: Lyons pitcher Connor Cuff …
Lyons Township 8, Providence Catholic 3. Lyons' bats and pitcher Connor Cuff are too much for the Celtics in Saturday's Class 4A championship game.
Providence Catholic’s hopes for the Class 4A state baseball championship were crushed by a hard-hitting Lyons Township squad Saturday night. Lyons' big bats and unbeaten pitcher Connor Cuff were too much for Providence, as the Lions claimed the crown with an 8-3 victory at Silver Cross Field in Joliet. Providence starting pitcher Brandon Magallones didn't make it out of the third inning, allowing five runs and eight hits before being relieved by Dan Wetzel. On the other side, Cuff went the distance for Lyons, allowing just five hits and improving his varsity record to 19-0. Providence’s Sam Travis started the scoring with a two-out solo home run to left field in the first inning. Lyons responded with three runs in the bottom half of the …
For the third straight game, Providence's offense produced at least one big inning, punching its ticket to today's Class 4A IHSA baseball title game against Lyons.
Providence's big inning Friday wasn't as electrifying as it was in Monday's Champaign Supersectional, but it certainly made things comfortable. Providence was holding on to a 1-0 lead—thanks to a Sam Travis home run in the first inning—when the Celtics came to bat in the top of the third inning of Friday’s Class 4A state semifinal game against Prospect at Silver Cross Stadium in Joliet. Celtics starting pitcher Matt Trowbridge led off the third with a base on balls. Branden Boggetto came on to pinch run for Trowbridge and moved all the way to third base after No. 9 hitter Brady Wilkin and leadoff man Kevin DeFilippis reached on consecutive bunt singles. "We can play small ball if we have to," Providence coach Mark Smith said. "These kids …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Providence 9, Prospect 1. Celtics score five runs in the third inning and Matt Trowbridge dominates on the mound.
Touching All the Bases: Like he's done so often this season, Sam Travis provided an early spark for Providence Catholic on Friday. After Kevin DeFilippis grounded out and Joe Houlihan struck out, RBI machine Travis clobbered a solo home run to put the Celtics ahead 1-0 in the first inning of the Class 4A state semifinal game against Prospect. In the third inning, Matt Trowbridge led off with a walk and Brady Wilkin and DeFilippis followed with back-to-back bunt singles to load the bases. Pinch runner Branden Boggetto scored on a wild pitch, Houlihan hit a sacrifice fly and catcher Dan Potempa hit a run-scoring single after Travis was intentionally walked to make it a 4-0 game. Prospect caught a break when Zak Kutsulis popped out, but …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Providence Catholic graduated its senior class Thursday night at Joliet's Rialto Square Theater.
With broadway shows, Sheryl Crow and more stars coming to Rialto Theatre, nobody brought the house down like the 282 graduating seniors from Providence Catholic High School. With 15 percent of the graduating class being Illinois Scholars, thirty nine of the students were given athletic scholarships and ninety eight percent of the class going on to college, the class of 2011 has a lot to shine about. As Rialto Square Theatre filled with friends and family of the graduates, they were not disappointed. Awards were given, such as the Jaime Garcia Scholastic Athlete Award to Amanda Coglianese. The Senior Athletic-Spirit Award went to Joseph Quinlan. Sharing the Bishop Blanchette Religion award were Gerard Huguelet Jr. and Haley Koth. The Bishop…
Friday, May 20, 2011
Students from New Lenox and Palos Park were named prom king and queen.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Providence Catholic High School celebrated their annual Prom on Saturday, May 14, at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest. Just over 175 couples enjoyed “A Night on the Town,” which was the prom’s theme. Juniors Adam Mackay of New Lenox and Cassidy Dillman of Manhattan were named Prince and Princess, while seniors Larry Corso of Palos Park and Jessica Abbott of New Lenox were named King and Queen. If you have photos from prom that you would like to post, all you have to do is look beneath the photo gallery and click where it says "Add your photos & videos." Make sure you're logged into Patch before you do this, and you'll be able to publish them here!