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Catholic high schools take division and state titles

byCompiled Patrick E. OConnor
3/27/2009

The Fontbonne girls hockey team display their Division 2 State Title after defeating Pembroke/Whitman 3-0 on Sunday, March 15 at the TD Banknorth Garden. Pilot photo/Patrick E. OConnor

As the winter sports season comes to a close, The Pilot extends congratulations to a handful of Catholic high schools for winning division and state titles in basketball and hockey. All together, eleven schools won division and state titles.

In basketball, Central Catholic girls are Division 1 champs and Notre Dame girls are Division 2 champs. For the boys, the Cathedral High Panthers are Division 4 champs for the third time in the last four years and St. John in Shrewsbury are Division 1 champs. Schools that won division titles are North Cambridge Catholic boys (Division 4, north); Arlington Catholic girls (Division 2, north); Archbishop Williams girls (Division 3, south).

The TD Banknorth Garden hosted state title championship games in hockey. Winning the Division 1 championship for girls was St. Mary in Lynn on the evening of March 7. The Spartans repeated as Division 1 champs from last year with a spectacular record of 26-0-0 and defeated Woburn 1-0. Incidentally, St. Marys now has 51 straight wins, two Division 1 state titles and becomes the first girls team to win an MIAA trophy at the Garden. The Fontbonne girls captured the Division 2 state title on Sunday, March 15 with a 3-0 win over Pembroke-Whitman and end the season at 18-4-2. In the evening, Catholic Memorial won the Super 8 championship with a 5-1 win over Burlington. The championship win is the 13th for the school in the history of the tournament. Congratulations are extended also to the Arlington Catholic boys hockey team for making an appearance in the Division 1 state title game prior to the CM game. Despite the loss to Springfield Cathedral, 2-1 in overtime, the team previously won the Division 1, North title and end at 12-5-4.