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Forget rebuilding – VASJ one win away from 4th straight trip to state final four

Villa Angela-St. Joseph coach Babe Kwasniak doesn’t need a history lesson when it comes to the recent run of success the Vikings have had. Nobody is more aware than Kwasniak of how much a mega-talented Class of 2015 helped bring to the program and to the school since the 2011-2012 campaign – including state titles

VASJ participates in four events at state indoor track meet

Villa Angela-St. Joseph took a big first step in competing at the highest level in indoor track when the Vikings participated in four events the recent indoor OATCCC Indoor State Championships at Akron on March 5. On the boys side, Gaston Dowdley placed 13th in the 200M dash with a time of 23.36. Dowdley was

VASJ boys basketball rolls to D-III regional finals with demolition of Newton Falls

Defense, defense and more defense. The defending Division III state champions are trying to defend their title with a monumental defensive effort on the way back to Columbus. Villa Angela-St. Joseph is one win away from a fourth straight trip to the state final four after a 58-28 dismantling of Newton Falls in the Division

VASJ boys set to face Newton Falls in D-III regional semi

The Villa Angela-St.Joseph boys basketball team is back at the Division III Canton regional for the third straight March, and returns to the Memorial Fieldhouse for the fourth consecutive year, winning the D-IV title in 2013. The defending state champion Vikings will play Newton Falls on March 9 at 6:15 p.m. VASJ (20-5) advanced to

This Week in Viking Village: Mar 7 – Mar 13

Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Villa Angela-St Joseph High School, March 7 – March 13 MONDAY March 07, 2016 No events happening TUESDAY March 08, 2016 No events happening WEDNESDAY March 09, 2016 6:15 PM Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Newton Falls High School SCHEDULE THURSDAY March 10, 2016 No events happening FRIDAY

Higgins buzzer beater lifts VASJ past Beachwood in district final classic

Hollywood, California is a long way from Garfield Heights, Ohio. But the Villa Angela-St. Joseph Vikings and sophomore point guard Jerry Higgins scripted an ending to the Division III district championship game that was close to anything you would see on the silver screen. March Madness started early in the Buckeye State, and the emotion

VASJ girls basketball season ends in regional semi loss to Hathawaway Brown

Villa Angela-St. Joseph lost in a Division II regional semifinal on March 1 to Hathaway Brown, 46-29, at Barberton High School. The Vikings finished the season at 17-8. VASJ played its customary staunch defense, but was unable to overcome a 5-point first quarter and a 1-point third quarter. Shannon Garvey led the way with nine

VASJ holds off Warrensville Heights to advance to D-III district final

Style points were not on Villa Angela-St. Joseph coach Babe Kwasniak’s mind following a March 1 Division III Garfield Heights District semifinal against Warrensville Heights. Two points – the margin of victory – is all that mattered to Kwasniak and the Vikings. It was tense at the end after taking a double-digit lead in the

Scott McNulty named track coach at VASJ

Villa Angela-St. Joseph athletic director Nate Zavorek has named Scott McNulty the new boys and girls track coach for the Vikings. McNulty, who just completed his first season as VASJ cross country coach, takes over for Dan LaRocco, who recently stepped down. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be taking over the