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Winning season for local Catholic high schools

By Patrick E. O'Connor Special to The Pilot
Posted: 3/23/2018

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The girls from Archbishop Williams High School celebrate their Division 3 state title on Sat, March 17 in Springfield after beating Hampshire Regional 77-42. Pilot photo/courtesy Archbishop Williams High

As the winter sports season comes to an end, several Catholic high schools came away with championships.

In basketball, Central Catholic High girls won the Division 1/North title and ended the season at 21-2. Bishop Fenwick girls won the Division 3/North title and end the season at 15-9. Archbishop Williams High School girls won the Division 3/South title and the Division 3 state title and end with a record of 23-3. The Pope John XXIII High School boys won the Division 4/North title and the Division 4 state title (first in the school's history) and end at 24-1. Catholic Memorial captured the Catholic Conference Title, ending at 16-5 and longtime coach Denis Tobin reached 300 wins leading the Knights.

In hockey, Boston College High School won the Super 8 championship at TD Garden in Boston on Sunday, March 18 beating the boys from Pope Francis High School in Springfield in overtime by a score of 2-1. The championship was the first for the Eagles since 2007. The Eagles, led by John Flaherty end at 19-4-1.