The winter Pats roll along in the PCL

CyNaa Mitchell, Staff writer

Winter sports are on a roll, Pats.

Boys and girls basketball, bowling, wrestling, indoor track & field and swimming each had events in January as Archbishop Carroll competes in the Philadelphia Catholic League. 

Both the boys and girls basketball teams won their most recent games. The boys won their game Monday against Conwell-Egan, 73-53, making them 4-3 in their conference and eighth in the PCL. They will be face Lansdale Catholic this Friday in the East Gym at 7 PM.  The girls basketball team is coming up off a win against Little Flower, with a final score of 54-24.  The girls are 5-1 in the PCL right now and third in the conference. They will be playing Cardinal O’Hara at O’Hara Thursday at 7 PM.

Ranked fourth out of six teams in the PCL, the girls bowling team’s record is 2-4 as it grapples with the tough competition. Its next contest is against Bonner Prendie, which is ranked second in the PCL  The girls meet the competition with strong bowlers, including Allison Armstrong, Chloe Myers, and Grace Klenn.

Junior girls bowler Beth Wineburg said the season is progressing “alright.”

“The varsity has good bowlers; it just seems like all the teams we face are better,” said Wineburg. “Our top bowlers all average around 120-140 per game.”

The boys bowling team is ranked fifth out of 10 teams in the PCL. Its record is 6-5-1. The team’s standout bowlers include seniors Connor Keith and Tyler Schiele.

The track team has two meets Friday. The girls will be at Lehigh University at 6 PM, and the boys will be at Glenn Mills at 5pm.  The team has been doing well, with senior Mariah Kinder placing fifth in Delaware County in the 60-meter dash, Rodrigo Davis placing fourth in the 60-meter dash, and Gabriel Cuffery placing third in the 800-meter race.

“At practices and meets we try to work together and encourage each to get better at what we do,” Cuffrey said. “We also give each other advice on how to get better as well.”

Carroll’s swim team had a few swim meets this past week. Saturday they were up against Lansdale Catholic away at the YMCA and Wednesday they went against Archbishop Ryan at Ryan. 

“Our captains usually pump up the team to get them excited,” said senior swimmer Christina Parker. “As a team we always congratulate each other, whether it was a successful meet or not.”

The swimmers have a meet coming up this Saturday against Archbishop Wood at William Tennent High School in Warminster. 

The wrestling team had some ups and downs at their last meet against the Haverford School and lost its match. 

“I went into overtime and lost by one point,” said senior Kyle Comstock. “Cole Conlen had a good match and won; Kyle Conlen had a tough match and lost. There were a few forfeits, but other than that we did pretty good, but definitely lost some matches that we could’ve won.” 

The team will be facing Marple Newtown at Marple next Wednesday at 5 PM.