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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Vikette coach celebrates his 1,000th win

The Allentown Central Catholic High School girls basketball played against Pocono Mountain West High School Jan. 10.

The Vikettes won 33-30 and marked their 1,000th win with Coach Mike Kopp.

Coach Kopp has had a distinguished career of service and accomplishment as an ACCHS teacher, athletic director from 2002-2015 and basketball coach. Among his many accomplishments is being named the National High School Coaches Association National Girls Basketball Coach of The Year in 2014 and holding the state record for most victories. Congratulations, Coach Kopp!


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Basketball player named Coordinated Health’s Male Athlete of the Week

Happy New Year, Viking Nation!

Congratulations to Nick Filchner who was named Coordinated Health’s Male Athlete of the Week. Nick is a senior and is a member of the Allentown Central Catholic High School varsity boys basketball team.

The ACCHS/LVHN Christmas Tournament was held Dec. 27 and 28, 2019 in Rockne Hall. ACCHS defeated both Roberto Clemente and Springside Chestnut Hill to win the championship Dec. 28, 2019.

Midterm exams are scheduled for Jan. 14-17. Dismissal will be 11:.30 a.m. each day.

The third quarter will begin Jan. 20.


Monday, December 23, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS Scholastic Scrimmage team advances to championship

Merry Christmas from the Viking Nation.

Our Scholastic Scrimmage team received an early Christmas gift with a semifinal victory over Moravian Academy Dec. 16. The team will advance to the championship match in January 2020 against Northwestern Lehigh High School.

Congratulations to our Vikettes who earned All-State Girls Volleyball honors. Selections announced by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association PVCA Class 3A are Sydney Giamalis, Monica Vargo and Maggie McGuire.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Viking basketball season begins

Viking basketball’s 90th season opened Dec. 7 against Danville at home in Rockne Hall. Eastern Pennsylvania Conference play began Dec. 10 at Nazareth. The Vikings then host rivals Parkland and Whitehall the same week.

Seven of Allentown Central Catholic High School’s choir members participated in the 100th 6ABC/Dunkin’ Philly Thanksgiving Parade. They performed as part of the youth choir and sang on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Congratulations to Emily Ahern, Jah’Kai Douglas, Robert Garza, Tess Horn, Riley Loz, Elena Wenrich-Quinones and Natalie Woytec.


Friday, November 29, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS Drama Club presents ‘Fairy Tale Misfits’ Dec. 6 and 7

The Allentown Central Catholic High School Drama Club will present the comedy “Fairy Tale Misfits” 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7. The show is student directed, produced, designed and performed.

National Honor Society sponsored a canned food drive. Students received a dress down day for food they donated.

On Nov. 22 the Red Cross Club sponsored a blood drive and The Pro-Life Club sponsored a diaper drive, which benefited the Cay Galgon Life House (Mary’s Shelter.)


Thursday, November 14, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Viking Fest date announced for 2020

Allentown Central Catholic High School has announced the 17th annual Viking Fest 2020 will return to Rockne Hall May 2, 2020. Viking Fest is the most important fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event provide valuable funding for major campus renovations, enhancements to technology and curriculum and upgrades to security.

Vikette soccer’s season ended when they fell to Northwestern 2-0. Congratulations on a great season.


Thursday, October 31, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS Homecoming Court selected

Happy Halloween!

Allentown Central Catholic High School Student Council held a Trunk or Treat, a safer environment for the trick or treaters where trunks of cars are used instead of going door to door, for the students of Sacred Heart School in Allentown Oct. 25.

Congratulations to the 2019 Homecoming Court: Queen Gabi Haring, Paige Egan, Emma Luchetti, Alex Manley, Cat Scott, Mary Wilson, King Christian Lipovsky, JayVian Boston, Sean Brosious, John Fenstermacher, George Hlavac and Jack Yen.


Friday, October 18, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS partners with DeSales University offering a dual enrollment program

Allentown Central Catholic High School is partnering with DeSales University to provide students with college credits at no cost.

ACCHS Principal Randy Rice and Father James J. Greenfield, OSFS ‘84, president of DeSales, signed the agreement Oct. 3. Students will receive college credit for courses in anatomy and physiology, forensic science, honors calculus, honors economics, honors English 4 and honors theology 4.

The Viking Nation celebrated Homecoming Oct. 12.


Thursday, September 19, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic off to a great school year

Editor’s Note; We welcome Simon Ernst as our new Allentown Central Catholic High School reporter. Ernst is a sophomore at ACCHS. He is a member of the Central Catholic Science Olympiad team, drama club and spring musical. He is also a member of St. Ann Church, where he altar serves and is a member of the welcome committee.

New students were welcomed into Viking Nation Aug. 25 complete with friends, fun, Kona Ice and a competitive game of Allentown Central Catholic High School trivia. Good luck to all of our new Vikings.