Thursday, April 18, 2013
The challenge of trying to repeat last season’s success has already begun with the varsity and junior varsity teams evaluating for this year’s spring league.
Thursday, April 18
For the first time in almost a decade, the 2012-2013 Archbishop Wood Varsity Ice Hockey team led the pack to win the Suburban High School Hockey League season championship. The Vikings began their quest for a championship season last spring by capturing first in the Rink at Warwick High School Spring League. They then defeated powerhouse Central Bucks South to win the Coaches vs. Cancer Invitational Tournament in the fall to start their regular season play. After defeating William Tennent in the 37th annual Thanksgiving eve game, and capturing the Warminster Challenge Cup in an exciting shoot out victory, the team battled through the Suburban High School Hockey League finishing first in the American Division, just ahead of defending SHSHL …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Archbishop Wood Cheerleading team is riding high on its way to compete in the PIAA's first state championship competition for the sport.
After years of watching from the sidelines as the football team plowed its way through the competition for championship glory, the Archbishop Wood cheerleading team will finally have chance to add a state trophy to the high school's shelves. The Vikings' cheer squad will compete with more than 90 other teams, including Philadelphia Caholic League rivals Lansdale Catholic and Archbishop Ryan, in the inaugural PIAA Competitive Spirit Championship at Hershey Park Stadium on Saturday. "We're so glad that the league has finally recognized cheerleading as a sport," said Jackie Britton, head coach of the team. Britton has spent the past couple years building up the team from just a sideline show to a regular finalist in national competitions. …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Wood celebrated their commencement at Villanova University on Monday, June 4.
Photos of Archbishop Wood's class of 2012 graduation.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The varsity girls team were brought on stage of the high school auditorium and honored for their third consecutive state title.
The students at Archbishop Wood High School took a break from classes Wednesday afternoon to properly congratulate the girls basketball team for winning its third consecutive PIAA state championship title. The varsity girls were trucked onto the campus on the back of a large trailer and welcomed by the cheering throng of their fellow students and ushered to the stage of the school auditorium. Head Coach Jim Ricci thanked the crowd, including faculty and parents, for all of their support during six-day weeks that included practices and games. State Senator Stewart Greenleaf then took the podium and lauded Ricci's ability to get the team's offense and defense working together to defeat the high-scoring Lancaster Catholic in the state final, …
Monday, March 26, 2012
The basketball team won the PIAA Class AAA girls' state championship trophy for the third year.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
With a 42-37 victory of Chartiers Valley, the Lady Vikings are headed back to the state final for the third consecutive year.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ryan's swimmers surpassed the teams from Archbishop Wood at the Klinger Middle School Pool Wednesday.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Archbishop Wood uses its ground attack to dominate Bishop McDevitt for a 52-0 shutout victory.
HERSHEY—As the Chocolatetown, USA-bound caravan of buses departed from Archbishop Wood on Friday afternoon, even the most die hard of fans would have had a hard time imagining what would transpire in the PIAA class AAA state championship game in Historic Hersheypark Stadium. On a field that has seen the likes of NFL greats Ricky Watters, LeSean “Shady” McCoy and others, as well as played host to so many legends over the years from U2 to the “Boss” Bruce Springsteen, the Vikings, who ran their winning streak to 14 games, defeated District III powerhouse Bishop McDevitt 52-0 to claim its first State Football championship. Much like the principles our country is based on, this championship run has truly been one of the Peoples (more …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Vikings squeaked out a 3-2 victory over Little Flower Thursday night, earning a berth in the PIAA District 12 Class AAA playoffs.
The sight of their girls’ soccer team posing for pictures with huge smiles on their faces and a Philadelphia Catholic League Title plaque in their hands has become a familiar scene for Archbishop Wood fans. The girls gave their supporters a reason to celebrate again this season, as the Vikings defeated Little Flower 3-2 at Archbishop Ryan High School Thursday night to win their third consecutive PCL title. Wood is the first school in the league’s history to win three consecutive titles, and the victory was Wood’s 18th in a row following a 1-2 start to the season. With the win, Wood earned the PIAA District 12 Class AAA playoff berth and will play a first round playoff game on Tuesday against a yet to be determined opponent from District 1…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The teacher's union and Archdiocese of Philadelphia disagree on a new contract, leaving students teacher-less on the first day of school.
On Wednesday morning, Archbishop Wood’s faculty arrived outside the Warminster high school with pickets and signs instead of textbooks and chalk for the first day of school. The Association of Catholic Teachers, which represents the faculty of 17 Archdiocesan schools, decided to strike Tuesday after a new contract proposed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was shot down in a 589-60 vote. Although the two sides have been negotiating for five months, the decision to strike came less than 24 hours before the start of the new school year. About 20 teachers camped out at both front entrances to Archbishop Wood on Wednesday. Many of the members of the Association of Catholic Teachers declined the opportunity to comment on the contract situation…