Athletics

Athletics2024-03-26T09:29:50-04:00

Athletic Director

Mr. Jason Heckathorn

Jr. Dons Athletic Director

Mr. Jeremy Eloi

Click to download and print the WVSSAC Physical Form.

Athletic Participation Form 5.19.2023

Tickets for track and field meets at Edison are available online @ edisonwildcats.org/purchase-tickets/  Cash tickets are also available at entrance.

Map for Edison Events

To be eligible for interscholastic competition in any of the sports listed in the following paragraphs, a participant must meet the requirements contained in the West Virginia Secondary School Athletic commission (WVSSAC) Bylaws.

Madonna has adopted the state standards for athletic eligibility. Any student who does not maintain a 2.0 GPA as a semester average, cannot participate in any extra-curricular activities for the following semester. Religion grades are included in the grade point average.

A student who has not achieved a 2.0 GPA the previous semester may have his or her eligibility reinstated at mid-semester if the student has attained at least a 2.0 GPA for the most recent grading period.

A student who is not present in school on the day of an athletic event, or is tardy, cannot participate in that event unless given permission by the administration. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of special schedules. In addition, students will not be granted early dismissals on the day of an athletic event unless permission is given by the administration.

Detailed interpretation of these and other rules pertaining to athletics are found in the latest Constitution and Rules Handbook of the WVSSAC, of which Madonna is a member.

Each year a scholar-athlete award is presented to a senior student at graduation:

Male Award: to be named the Joseph Krivak Scholar/Athlete.
Female Award: to be named the James F. Klash Memorial Scholar/Athlete.

The following criteria is used to determine scholar-athlete award winner:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • GPA will be multiplied by 4
  • Two points awarded for each athletic letter received during a high school career
  • The principal, guidance counselor, athletic director, and a coach will vote for the scholar-athlete (2 points per vote)
  • Person with the highest total points will receive the scholar-athletic award.

Home games for Volleyball, Girls Basketball, and Wrestling are in Madonna’s Bill Barrett Gymnasium.

Boys basketball and Jr. Don Volleyball are played at  St. Joseph the Worker School’s Dube Dome located directly across the street from Madonna High School.

Sports Facilities Off-Campus

Baseball – Google Map

Football – Google Map

Soccer – Google Map

Softball and Tennis – Google Map

Sports at Madonna

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April 2024

March 2024

State Champion: 1971 (Catholic State Champ), 2010, 2012

OVAC Champion: 1992, 2004, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021

Head Coach: TJ Miller

Assistant Coach: Luke Myers, Ty Logston, Jeff Silvestri, Dom Silvestri, Eric Urban

Madonna Varsity Baseball 2024

Date Game Time Home/Away Opponent
Fri, March 15 5:00pm A Oak Glen
Tues, March 19 5:30pm H Clay-Battelle
Wed, March 20 5:00pm H Oak Glen
Thurs, March 21 5:30pm A Magnolia
Sat, March 23 1:15pm A Conneaut & Conotton Valley
Mon, March 25 5:00pm A Linsly
Tues, March 26 5:00pm H Steubenville CC
Wed, March 27 6:00pm H Trinity Christian
Thurs, March 28 5:00pm A Beallsville
Mon, April 1 5:00pm H Beallsville
Tues, April 2 11:00am A Bridgeport, OH
Wed, April 3-6 TBD A Pigeon Forge, TN
Mon, April 8 5:00pm A East Liverpool
Tues, April 9 5:00pm H Magnolia
Wed, April 10 5:00pm A Frontier
Thurs, April 11 5:00pm A Bridgeport, OH
Sat, April 13 TBD A Wood Bat Tourney @ Tyler Consolidated (DH)
Mon, April 15 5:30pm A Clay-Battelle
Tues, April 16 5:00pm H Weir (City Championship)
Wed, April 17 6:15pm H Frontier
Sat, April 20 11:00am H Wellsville
Tues, April 23 5:00pm A Wheeling Central
Wed, April 24 5:00pm H Conotton Valley
Sat, April 27 2:00pm A Trinity Christian
M/Tu, April 29-30 TBD TBD OVAC Semi
Wed, May 1 5:00pm H East Liverpool
Thurs, May 2 5:00pm H Linsly
Fri/Sat, May 3/4 TBD TBD OVAC Finals
Mon, May 6-18 TBD TBD Sectional Tournament
Mon, May 20-25 TBD TBD Regional Tournament
Thurs, June 30 TBD TBD States

Madonna JV Baseball 2024

Date Time Home/Away Opponent
Mon. Mar. 18 5:00pm Away Wheeling Central
Wed. Mar. 20 5:00pm Home Oak Glen (after varsity)
Mon. Apr. 15 5:00pm Home Toronto
Thurs. Apr. 18 5:00pm Home Wheeling Central
Fri. Apr. 19 5:00pm Away Beaver Local
Mon. Apr. 22 5:00pm Home Beaver Local
Mon. Apr. 29 5:00pm Away Oak Glen
Tues. Apr. 30 5:00pm Away Toronto

State Champion: 1965 (Catholic State Champ), 2011

OVAC Champion: 1977, 1984, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2023

Varsity Boys Basketball

Head Coach: George Vargo

Assistant Coaches: Mike Battista, Dom Mazur

JV Boys Basketball

Head Coach: Nate Mazur

Assistant Coaches:  Giovanni Lenhart, Dom Mazur

2023-2024 Boys Basketball Schedule

Fri., Dec. 8 Oak Glen Home 6pm
Fri., Dec. 15 Steubenville CC Home 6pm
Tues., Dec. 19 Valley Away 6pm
Thurs., Dec. 21 Weir Home 6pm
Fri., Dec. 22 Beallsville (DH w/ girls) Away 6pm
Thurs., Dec. 28 Valley Home 6pm
Fri., Dec. 29 Frontier (Toronto Tournament) Away 1:10pm
Sat., Jan. 6 Coshocton (Conotton Valley Tournament) Away 5pm
Tues., Jan. 9 Cameron Home 6pm
Sat., Jan. 13 Jefferson County Christian Home 12pm
Tues., Jan 16 Beallsville (No JV) Home 7pm
Wed., Jan. 17 Cameron (DH w/Girls) Away 6pm
Fri., Jan. 19 Weir (City Championship) Away Varsity 6:05pm (WTOV9)
Tues., Jan. 23 Steubenville CC Away 6pm
Fri., Jan. 26 Oak Glen Away 6pm
Tues., Jan. 30 Frontier Away 6pm
Tues., Feb. 6 OVAC
Thurs., Feb. 8th OVAC
Tues., Feb. 13 Tyler Home 6pm
Sat., Feb. 17 Brooke Away 6pm
Mon., Feb. 19 Clay-Battelle Away 6pm
Wed., Feb. 21 St. Marys Home 6pm
Mon., Feb. 24 Sectionals

State Champion: 2019

OVAC Champion: 1994, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2024

Head Coach: Courtney Zemerick

Assistant Coach: Maria Higgins

Head Coach:

State Champion: 1968, 1971, 1972, 1975 (Catholic State Champs), 1987, 2009, 2013

OVAC Champion: 1962, 1967, 1969, 1975, 1987, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2020

Head Coach: Troy Fetty

Assistant Coaches: T.J. Miller, Dave Bowden, John Barnhart

2023 Madonna Football Schedule

***   All Games start at 7:00 PM, unless noted. ***

8/12 Magnolia (Scrimmage) Away    10:00am
8/17 Tyler Consolidated (Scrimmage) West Liberty 7:00pm
8/25 Wellsville Away
9/1 Hancock, MD Home
9/8 Toronto Away
9/16 BYE
9/23 Steubenville Central Home (WTOV9)
9/29 Cameron Away
10/6 Beallsville (Homecoming) Home
10/13 Richwood Home
10/21 Conotton Valley (Senior Night) Home
10/27 Wirt County Away
11/3 Calhoun County Away

State Champion: 1978, 1992

OVAC Champion: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 2011

 

Head Coach: Cory Wingett

Assistant Coaches: Nicholas Higgins, Michaela Battista

2023-2024 Girls Basketball Schedule

Tues., Nov. 28 Valley Home 6pm
Thurs., Nov. 30 Toronto Home 6pm
Mon., Dec. 4 Weir Home 6pm
Wed., Dec. 6 Bridgeport Home 6pm
Sat., Dec. 9 Magnolia (Varsity Only) Home 3pm
Mon., Dec. 11 Edison (Varsity Only) Home 6pm
Thurs., Dec. 14 Steubenville CC Home 6pm
Mon., Dec. 18 Valley (Varsity Only) Away 7:30pm
Thurs., Dec. 22 Beallsville (DH w/ boys) Away 6pm
Thurs., Dec. 28 Oak Glen Home 6pm
Sat., Dec. 30 Bridgeport Away 1pm
Wed., Jan. 3 Valley Away 7pm
Mon., Jan. 8 Toronto Away 6pm
Thurs., Jan. 11 Edison Away 6pm
Sat., Jan. 13 Steubenville CC Away 12pm
Wed., Jan. 17 Cameron Away 6pm
Sat., Jan. 20 Tyler Home 1pm
Wed., Jan. 24 Oak Glen Away 6pm
Thurs., Jan. 25 Clay-Battelle Home 6pm
Jan. 29-Feb. 3 OVAC
Mon., Feb. 5 Weir (City Championship) Away 6pm
Thurs., Feb 8 Hundred Away 6pm

OVAC Champion: 2003, 2016, 2020

Head Coach: Adam Welsh

Assistant Coach: Christine Holmes

2023 Madonna Girls Soccer

August 16 @ University 6:00pm
August 18 @ Wheeling Central 7:30pm
August 19 Edison 12:00pm
August 26 Magnolia 12:00pm
August 30 Steubenville Central 6:00pm
September 5 Tyler Consolidated 6:00pm
September 7 East Liverpool 6:00pm
September 9 Ravenswood 12:00pm
September 12 Harrison Central 6:00pm
September 14 Weir (City Championship) 6:00pm
September 16 @ Magnolia 12:00pm
September 19 @ Oak Glen 6:00pm
September 26 OVAC 1v4 5:00pm
September 28 OVAC 2v3 5:00pm
September 30 OVAC Championship 12:00pm
October 4 @ Tyler Consolidated 6:30pm
October 10 Brooke 6:00pm
October 12 @ John Marshall 6:00pm
October 14 @ Edison 12:oopm
October 17 Sectional begin
October 21 Sectional final

State Champion: 2010

OVAC Champion: 1983, 2000, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Head Coach: 

OVAC Champion: 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Head Coach: Jason Backel

Assistant Coaches: Mike Orecchio, Mark Pietranton, Dave Owens, Rodney Boniti

Madonna Softball Schedule – 2024

Date Day Opponent Home/Away Time
3/15/2023 Friday Clay-Battelle Away 5:30pm
3/16/2024 Saturday Magnolia Away 12:00pm
3/18/2024 Monday Oak Glen Home 5:30pm
3/19/2024 Tuesday Wheeling Central Away 7:00pm
3/21/2024 Thursday Burgettstown Away 5:00pm
3/23/2024 Saturday Valley (DH) Home 11:00am
3/25/2024 Monday Beallsville Away 5:30pm
3/27/2024 Wednesday Clay-Battelle Away 5:30pm
3/28/2024 Thursday Paden City Away 4:00pm
4/1/2024 Monday Burgettstown Home 5:00pm
4/2/2024 Tuesday Bridgeport, OH Home 5:30pm
4/4/2024 Thursday Brooke Away 5:30pm
4/5/2024 Friday Wheeling Central Home 5:00pm
4/6/2024 Saturday Cameron (DH) Home 12:00pm
4/8/2024 Monday Weir Away 5:00pm
4/9/2024 Tuesday Magnolia Home 5:30pm
4/10/2024 Thursday Beallsville Home 5:30pm
4/12/2024 Friday East Liverpool Away 5:00pm
4/13/2024 Saturday Trinity (DH) Home 12:00pm
4/15/2024 Monday Bridgeport, OH Away 5:30pm
4/16/2024 Tuesday Southern Local Home 5:00pm
4/18/2024 Thursday East Liverpool Home 5:00pm
4/19/2024 Friday Beaver Local Away 5:30pm
4/20/2024 Saturday Wellsville (DH) Away 11:00am
4/22/2024 Monday OVAC Playoffs (Wheeling) Away TBD
4/23/2024 Tuesday JCC (Pending) TBD TBD
4/27/2024 Saturday OVAC Final TBD TBD
4/29/2024 Monday Sectionals TBD TBD

State Champion: 1977 (Catholic State Champ)

Head Coach: Brenda Chartier

OVAC Champion: 1965 (Boys), 1990 (Girls)

Head Coaches: Tom Kakascik

Meet Location Date
WTTL (Tyler County) Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Steubenville Early Bird Saturday, March 23, 2024
Indian League, Edison Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Oak Glen Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Indian League, Edison Thursday, April 4, 2024
Oak Glen Tuesday, April 9, 2024
St. Clairsville Porterfield Friday, April 12, 2024
Indian League, Edison Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Brooke Relays Friday, April 19, 2024
Shadyside Relays Saturday, April 20, 2024
Indian League, Edison Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Weir High Meet Saturday, April 27, 2024
OVAC Qualifier, St. Clairsville Tuesday, April 30, 2024
OVAC Championship, St. Clairsville Saturday, May 4, 2024
Regionals, St. Mary’s Thursday, May 9, 2024
States, Charleston University Friday, May 17, 2024
States, Charleston University Saturday, May 18, 2024

OVAC Champion: 2001, 2012, 2015

Head Coach: Mike Orecchio

Assistant Coaches: 

2023 Madonna Volleyball

8/12 @ Martins Ferry (vs Edison) 10am (Scrimmage)
8/19 @ Wellsville 8am (Scrimmage)
8/23 Wheeling Central 5:30pm
8/24 @ Linsly 5:30pm
8/29 @ Steubenville Central 5:30pm
9/2 Wood County Christian 5:30pm
9/5 Toronto 5:30pm
9/11 Cameron 5:30pm
9/14 @ Beallsville 5:30pm
9/16 @ Wood County Christian 1:00pm
9/19 Steubenville Central 5:30pm
9/21 Weir 5:30pm
9/25 @ Southern Local 5:30pm
9/26 @ Wheeling Central 5:30pm
9/28 Hundred 5:30pm
10/4 @ Toronto 5:30pm
10/10 OVAC
10/14 OVAC
10/16 @ Hundred/S Harrison 5:30pm
10/17 @ Valley/Paden City 5:30pm
10/19 @ Cameron 5:30pm
10/24 @ Weir (City Championship) 5:30pm
10/26 Oak Glen 5:30pm

            

State Champion: 2018

OVAC Champion: 1977, 1986, 2010

Head Coach: Jamie Lesho

Assistant Coach: Jeramie Nagy

Madonna Wrestling

2023-24

December 16th Beallsville Tournament
December 30th St. Clairsville Tournament
January 6th Cameron Tournament
January 13th St. Mary’s Tournament
January 18-20th OVAC Tournament
January 27th Buckeye Local Tournament
February 16-17th Regionals
February 20-March 2nd States

Head Coach: John McCune

Assistant Coaches: Jake Myers, John Lesho, Nathan Zanieski, Aldo Pucci, Johnny Capito

2023 Jr. Dons Football Schedule

Date Opponent Time
8/23 Scrimmage at Edison 5:30pm
8/30 Scrimmage at Tusky Central 6:00pm
9/6 @ Beallsville 6:00pm
9/13 @ Tusky Central 6:00pm
9/20 @ Bridgeport 5:30pm
9/27 Weir 5:30pm
10/11 @ Indian Creek 5:30pm
10/18 @ Wheeling Central 5:30pm
10/26 Clay Battelle 6:00pm

The Jr. Dons celebrate their City Championship win over Weir!

Head Coach: Jeremie Nagy

Assistant Coach: Michaela Battista

8th Grade Volleyball Team

7th Grade Volleyball Team

2023 Jr. Dons Volleyball Schedule

*Home games will be played at the Dube Dome, located at St. Joseph the Worker School.

Date Opponent Time
8/31 @Toronto 5:30pm
9/5 @Linsly 5:30pm
9/6 Indian Creek 5:30pm
9/11 @ Buckeye Local 5:30pm
9/12 Weir 5:30pm
9/14 Jr Crusaders 5:30pm
9/18 Beaver Local 5:30pm
9/19 @Weir 5:30pm
9/21 @Jr. Crusaders 5:30pm
9/25 @East Liverpool 5:30pm
9/26 Buckeye Local 5:30pm
9/28 Linsly 5:30pm
10/2 @ Oak Glen 5:30pm
10/3 Toronto 5:30pm
10/5 @ Beaver Local 5:30pm

8th Grade BMC Small School Champions!

Coach: Tierra Duffy

Head Coach: Kevin Carte

Assistant Coach: Ryan Buckler

2023-2024 Jr. Dons Boys Basketball Schedules (7th Grade Team/8th Grade Team)

*Home games are played in the Dube Dome at St. Joseph the Worker School

December 4 @ Linsly 6:30pm/7:30pm
December 6 Weir 6:30pm/7:30pm
December 7 @Steubenville CC 6:30pm/7:30pm
December 9 @ Brooke 12:00pm/1:00pm
December 13 @ Oak Glen 6:30pm/7:30pm
December 18 East Liverpool 5:30pm/6:30pm
December 20 Edison 6:30pm/7:30pm
December 27 @ Buckeye Local 6:30pm/7:30pm
January 3 Toronto 5:30pm/6:30pm
January 4 Steubenville CC 6:30pm/7:30pm
January 6 Brooke 12:00pm/1:00pm
January 8 Indian Creek 5:30pm/6:30pm
January 10 Buckeye Local 6:30pm/7:30pm
January 11 Linsly 6:30pm/7:30pm
January 17 @ Indian Creek 5:30pm/6:30pm
January 18 @ Weir 6:30pm/7:30pm
January 22 @ Toronto 5:30pm/6:30pm
January 24 Oak Glen 6:30pm/7:30pm

Head Coach: David Mascio

2023-2024 Jr. Dons Girls Basketball Schedule

*Home games are played in the Dube Dome in St. Joseph the Worker School

December 4 @Linsly 5:30pm
December 6 Weir 5:30pm
December 7 @ Steubenville CC 5:30pm
December 13 @ Oak Glen 5:30pm
December 18 @ East Liverpool 5:30pm
December 20 Edison 5:30pm
December 27 @ Buckeye Local 5:30pm
January 3 Toronto 5:30pm
January 4 Steubenville CC 5:30pm
January 8 Indian Creek 5:30pm
January 10 Buckeye Local 5:30pm
January 11 Linsly 5:30pm
January 17 @ Indian Creek 5:30pm
January 18 @ Weir 5:30pm
January 22 @ Toronto 5:30pm
January 24 Oak Glen 5:30pm

Head Coaches: Derek Gray and Ryan Buckler

Home Games are played on Field 2 at WBA Fields on Kings Creek.

2024 Schedule

3-16 Bellaire (DH) Home 4:00pm & 6:00pm
3-19 Steubenville CC Away 5:00pm
3-21 Wheeling Central Away 5:00pm
3/23 Bridgeport/Sherrod (DH) Away 12:00pm & 2:30pm
3/26 East Liverpool Away 5:00pm
3/28 Oak Glen Away 5:00pm
4-4 Steubenville CC Home 5:00pm
4-6 Shadyside/Brooke (DH) Away 12:00pm & 2:30pm

Head Coach:

Assistant Coach:

2024 Jr. Dons Track & Field Schedule

Date Host Time
March 25 Harrison Central @Edison 4:30pm
March 27 @ Beaver 4:30pm
April 3 @ Oak Glen 4:30pm
April 8 @ Edison 4:30pm
April 10 @ East Liverpool 4:30pm
April 15 Jr. Crusaders @ Edison 4:30pm
April 17 @ Buckeye Local 4:30pm
April 22 Indian Creek @ Edison 4:30pm
April 24 @ Oak Glen 4:30pm
April 29 @ Beaver Local (BMC Championship) 4:30pm

This project started around four years ago when a group led by Luke Myers (Class of ‘O3) started exploring the idea of turning a dormant warehouse, on land owned by Starvaggi Industries Inc., into an indoor practice facility for Madonna High School. A small group of volunteers began clearing out trees that had overgrown the building. During that same time, the group reached out to past alumni and friends of Madonna High School about the idea. This led to both financial and in-kind volunteer support from numerous sources. The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and an anonymous donor were the two biggest contributors to the fundraising effort.

After several years of working diligently and dealing with road bumps along the way, there is now a first-class facility to offer to the students at Madonna High School. Outfitted with new LED lighting, baseball-themed walls, a batting cage, and turf, the 8000 square feet building will serve as the primary indoor practice facility for the Madonna Baseball and Softball teams. It will also provide for additional practice space to the other Madonna High School and Catholic grade school teams when needed. Individualized hitting, catching, fielding, and pitching lessons plan to be offered for a fee to those looking to improve their skills. There will also be the opportunity to rent out the facility for team practices. There is advertising space located inside the facility to help off-set operating and maintenance costs.

To those people that believed in and helped with this long-shot idea, we are eternally grateful!

This facility fills a void that was lacking at Madonna High School as well as in the Weirton area in general, causing parents to travel outside of the area for their kids to practice in the winter months. We are proud to have this in Weirton and to be able to offer this to our current and future students.

Phase II of the project has been completed and includes a buildout of the current structure. The buildout consists of restrooms, a sitting area, as well as additional batting cages and a workout area. For anyone looking for more information please contact either the school directly or Luke Myers at 304-797-5245 or lmyers@starvaggi.com.

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