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Thursday, May 14, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS 2020 winter sports awards announced

Congratulations to the Allentown Central Catholic High School 2020 winter sports awards and honors recipients for boys basketball — MVP: Nick Filchner; Scholar Athlete: Jaylen Greene; Fourth Year Letter Winner: Nick Filchner; Third Year Letter Winner: Christian Spugnardi; Second Year Letter Winners: Aidan Burmeister, Andrew Csensits, Colby Faust, Jaylen Greene, Liam Joyce, Brendan Reed, Tyson Thomas; First Year Letter Winners: Leroy Johnson, Lavon Johnson, Griffin Patridge; Coach: Dennis Csensits.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Salutatorian named

Allentown Central Catholic High School is proud to announce and congratulate Paige Christine Egan, Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Angelina Mary Freeman, Class of 2020 Salutatorian.

The ACCHS family celebrated Holy Week and the Easter season.

ACCHS Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Mark Searles celebrated mass and stations of the cross throughout Holy Week.

ACCHS students virtually thanked health care workers and other essential workers by making signs and writing letters. Photos with their signs and letters were posted on ACCHS’s social media platforms.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School goes virtual

Student council members and faculty have been keeping Central students posted by presenting morning announcements each day via the Internet.

Did you know the FCC has launched the Keep Americans Connected Initiative? Broadband and telephone service providers are offering complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity during the government shutdown. Allentown Central Catholic High School has compiled a list of opportunities for students and families to acquire Wi-Fi during this time of need.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

COVID-19 halts ACCHS activities

Due to a mandate from the Diocese of Allentown, Allentown Central Catholic High School students were dismissed 11:30 a.m. March 12. ACCHS was also closed March 13 and is now remaining closed until April 6. Central did not have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. This dismissal was a precautionary decision made for the Diocesan schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Without a doubt, the current COVID-19 pandemic has taken precedence in many aspects of our daily lives.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Central Catholic basketball on the road to states

Central’s boys basketball team won the district championship against Bethlehem Catholic High School Feb. 28. This is the Vikings second District 11 title in three years. Nick Filchner led with seven points, Liam Joyce with six points and Jaylen Green with five points and two assists all in the fourth quarter. Viking Basketball defeated South Philadelphia 47- 26 in the first round of the state tournament.

The Vikings fell to Pope John Paul II in an exciting matchup March 10 at Governor Mifflin High School in Berks County. The Vikings lost by two points.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Science Olympiad Team wins first place at EPC

Congratulations to the Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad Team who earned the first place trophy at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference competition Feb. 21, which was held at Northampton Community College. Central received a medal for every event except for one. Amazing job, Vikings!

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS basketball player breaks ACCHS record

Congratulations to Nick Filchner who broke the Allentown Central Catholic High School basketball record for 3-pointers with a total of 174 (and counting). Nick had tied the record of 169 previously set by Zay Jennings, Class of 2016, when the Vikes defeated Parkland Jan. 24. Nick racked up five more three’s against Quakertown. Currently, Nick is only 39 points away from 1,000. Way to go Nick!

Many thanks to all of our partner school athletes who came out to CYO night Jan. 24.

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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!

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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.