Athletics2021-11-23T13:56:08-05:00

Athletic Director

Mr. Mike Arlia
Athletic Director

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 is 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

December 2021

November 2021

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

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

Head Coach: Jeff Baire

Assistant Coach: Luke Myers

State Champion: 1965 (Catholic State Champ), 2011

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

Varsity Boys Basketball

Head Coach: George Vargo

Assistant Coaches: Phil Rujak, Mike Battista, Nick Higgins, Nate Mazur, Giovanni Lenhart

JV Boys Basketball

Coaches: Nate Mazur, Giovanni Lenhart

Boys Basketball 2021-2022

DAY   DATE                    PLACE        OPPONENT                                                 TIME

Fri.      Dec. 10, 2021           Away              Valley, Wetzel                                           6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Wed.   Dec. 15, 2021           Away              Brooke                                                       6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Fri.      Dec. 17, 2021           Home              Steubenville Central                                6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Thur.  Dec. 23, 2021           Home              Beallsville                                                  6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Tue.    Dec. 28, 2021           Away              Oak Glen                                                    6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Thur.  Dec. 30, 2021           Away              Toronto Showcase – Chesapeake, Ohio           4:45pm Varsity Only

Tue.    Jan. 4, 2022              Home              Toronto                                                      6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Fri.      Jan. 7, 2022              Home              Valley                                                          6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Sat.     Jan. 8, 2022              Home              Mathews, Vienna Ohio                            6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Tue.    Jan. 11, 2022           Home              Cameron                                                    6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Fri.      Jan. 14, 2022           Home              Weir High                                                 6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Tue.    Jan. 18, 2022           Away              Beallsville                                                  6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Fri.      Jan. 21. 2022           Away              Steubenville Central                                6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Sat.     Jan. 22, 2002           Home              Doddridge County                                         2:30 Varsity Only

Tue.    Jan. 25, 2022           Home              Oak Glen                                                    6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Fri.      Jan. 28, 2022           Away              Weir High                                                 6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Tue.    Feb. 1, 2022              Away              Cameron                                                    6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Thur.  Feb. 3, 2022              Away              Paden City                                                 6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Tue.    Feb. 8, 2022              TBD                OVAC                                                          6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Sat.     Feb. 12, 2022           TBD                OVAC                                                          6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

Fri.      Feb. 19, 2022           Home              Tyler                                                       11:00 JV/12:30 Varsity

Tue.    Feb. 22, 2022           Away              Clay Battelle                                              6:00 JV/7:30 Varsity

S-S      Feb. 26- Mar. 5, 2022                     at Higher Seed        Sectional Tournament Begins                                    7:00 pm Varsity Only

Sectional Tournament Schedule:    Play-In Game        Saturday, Feb. 26            7:00 pm (at Home of Higher Seed)

                                                                Semi-Finals           Tuesday, March 1           7:00 pm (at Home of Higher Seed)

                                                                Final                       Friday, March 4               7:00 pm (at Home of Higher Seed)

Wed.   Mar. 9, 2022             at Higher Seed         Regional Tournament                          7:00 pm Varsity Only

T-S      Mar 15-19, 2022      Away              State Tournament – (Charleston CCC)      TBD Varsity Only

State Champion: 2019

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

2021 Cheer Squad

Head Coach: Katelyn Evans

Head Coach: Tom Kakascik

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

2021 Football Team

Head Coach: Dan Rovira

Assistant Coaches: Joe Petrovich, Doug Taylor,  Connor Arlia, River Pappas, Justin Horstman, John Barnhart

2021 Madonna Football Schedule

8/14/21  Valley, Wetzel (Scrimmage) Home (10:00am)
8/19/21 Tyler (Scrimmage) Away (6:00pm)
8/27/21 Beallsville Away
9/3/21 Carrick, PA Home
9/11/21 Bridgeport, OH Away
9/17/21 Mathews, Vienna Home
9/25/21 Cameron Home
10/8/21 Toronto Away
10/15/21 Steubenville Central (Homecoming) Home
10/23/21 Conotton Valley (Senior Night) Home
10/29/21 Hundred Away
11/5/21 Trinity, Morgantown Away

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

State Champion: 1978, 1992

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


Head Coach: Cory Wingett

Assistant Coaches: Rocky Bragg, Jason Heckathorn

2021-22 Girls Basketball Schedule

Thu.    Dec. 2, 2021             Away              Valley                                                                7:00 Varsity

Tue.    Dec. 7, 2021             Away              Trinity Christian                                             7:00 Varsity

Thur.  Dec. 9, 2021             Away              Cameron                                                           7:00 Varsity

Mon.   Dec. 13, 2021           Home              Toronto                                                            7:00 Varsity

Thur.  Dec. 16, 2021           Away              Weir High                                                          1:30 Varsity

Mon.   Dec. 20, 2021           Home              Valley                                                                7:00 Varsity

Thu.    Dec. 23, 2021           Away              Beallsville                                                           7:00 Varsity

Mon.   Dec. 27, 2021           Away              Steubenville Central                                         7:00 Varsity

Thur.  Dec. 30, 2021           Home              Brooke                                                                7:00 Varsity

Mon.   Jan. 3, 2022              Away              Toronto                                                                7:00 Varsity

Thu.    Jan. 6, 2022              Away              Oak Glen                                                              7:00 Varsity

Mon.   Jan. 10, 2022           Home              Cameron                                                              7:00 Varsity

Thur.  Jan. 13, 2022           Away              Beallsville, Ohio                                                   7:00 Varsity

Sat.     Jan. 15, 2022           Home              Steubenville Central                                           12:00 Varsity

Mon.   Jan. 17, 2022           Home              Paden City                                                             7:00 Varsity

Thur.  Jan. 20, 2022           Home              Weir High                                                              7:00 Varsity

Sat.     Jan. 22, 2022           Home              Doddridge County                                                1:00 Varsity

Thur.  Jan. 27, 2022           Home              Oak Glen                                                                  7:00 Varsity

Mon.   Jan. 31, 2022           TBD                OVAC                                                                          TBD

Sat.     Feb. 5, 2022              TBD                OVAC                                                                          TBD

Sat.     Feb. 12, 2022           Away              Tyler                                                                            7:00 Varsity

Thu.    Feb. 17, 2022           Home              Clay Battelle                                                              7:00 Varsity

S-S      Feb. 18-26, 2022      at Higher Seed            Sectional Tournament Begins                 TBD

Sectional Tournament Schedule:    Play-In Game        Saturday, April 10           7:00 pm (at Home of Higher Seed) Tentative

                                                                Semi-Finals           Tuesday, April 13            7:00 pm (at Home of Higher Seed) Tentative

                                                                Final                       Friday, April 16                7:00 pm (at Home of Higher Seed) Tentative

Wed.   Mar. 2, 2022             at Higher Seed                  Regional Tournament (Tentative)                             7:00 pm Varsity Only

T-S      Mar. 8 -12, 2022      Away              State Tournament – (Charleston CCC)      TBD Varsity Only

Class A State Tournament Schedule: Quarterfinals   Tuesday, April 27            9:30 am, 1:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 9:00 pm (based on seeding)

                                                                Semi-Finals           Thursday, April 129        11:15 am, 7:15 am

                                                                Finals                     Saturday, May 1               10:00 am

OVAC Champion: 2003, 2016, 2020

2021 Girls Soccer Team

Head Coach: Bob Kolanko

Assistant Coach: Christine Holmes

Madonna Girls Soccer 2021 Schedule

8/20  Friday                  Wheeling Central          Away           7:30 PM
8/24  Tuesday               The Linsly School          Away           7:30 PM
8/25  Wednesday          Tyler Consolidated       Away           6:30 PM
8/28  Saturday              North Marion                Home          1:30 PM
8/30  Monday                Magnolia                        Away           6:00 PM
9/1    Wednesday           Steubenville Central     Home          6:00 PM
9/6    Monday                East Liverpool               Away           6:00 PM
9/9    Thursday              John Marshall                Home          5:30 PM
9/11   Saturday              Ravenswood                  Away           2:00 PM
9/13  Monday                Harrison Central           Home          5:30 PM
9/16  Thursday              Edison                           Home          5:30 PM
9/18  Saturday              Weir High                      Home          12:00 PM
9/21 Tuesday                OVAC 1v4                       TBA             TBA
9/23 Thursday              OVAC 2v3                       TBA             TBA
9/25  Saturday              OVAC Championship     Wheeling    12:00 PM
9/28  Tuesday                Oak Glen                        Away           6:00 PM
10/4  Monday                Brooke                           Home          5:00 PM
10/11 Monday                Steubenville                  Away           6:00 PM
10/13 Wednesday           Indian Creek                  Home          5:00 PM
10/18-10/23                  Sectionals
10/26                             Regional Finals

2021 City Champions

State Champion: 2010

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

Head Coach: Ryan Rokiski

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

Head Coach: 

Assistant Coaches: 

All information about the Madonna Blue Don’s Softball team is compiled at our League Line-up site, available HERE

Madonna Softball Schedule – 2022

3/23/2022 Wednesday Oak Glen Away 5:30pm
3/25/2022 Friday Wheeling Central Away 5:30pm
3/29/2022 Tuesday Beallsville Away 6:00pm
3/30/2022 Wednesday Toronto Away 5:00pm
4/1/2022 Friday Magnolia Away 3:15pm
4/4/2022 Monday Steubenville Central Home 5:00pm
4/5/2022 Tuesday East Liverpool Away 5:00pm
4/7/2022 Thursday Beallsville Home 6:00pm
4/8/2022 Friday Wheeling Central Home 5:00pm
4/11/2022 Monday Cameron Away 5:30pm
4/12/2022 Tuesday Weir (City Championship) Away 5:00pm
4/18/2022 Monday Cameron Home 5:30pm
4/21/2022 Thursday Toronto Home 5:00pm
4/22/2022 Friday Steubenville Central Home 5:00pm
4/25/2022 Monday OVAC Semi TBD TBD
4/26/2022 Tuesday Magnolia Home 6:00pm
4/30/2022 Saturday OVAC Final TBD TBD
5/2/2022 Monday Sectionals TBD TBD

State Champion: 1977 (Catholic State Champ)

Head Coach: Brenda Chartier

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

Head Coaches: Tom Kakasick and Bob Kolanko

OVAC Champion: 2001, 2012, 2015

2021 JV Volleyball Team

2021 Varsity Volleyball Team

Head Coach: Theresa Moore

Assistant Coaches: Mike Battista and Mike Orecchio

Volleyball 2021             

August 26, 2021    Away             Valley, Wetzel                                           5:30 PM

August 31, 2021    Away             Steubenville Central                                5:30 PM

Sept. 1, 2021          Away             Linsly                                                             5:30 PM

Sept. 7, 2021          Away             Cameron                                                      5:30 PM

Sept. 9, 2021          Away             Trinity & at Wheeling Central              5:30 PM                                                            (Varsity Only)

Sept. 14, 2021        Home            WEIR                                                              5:30 PM

Sept. 16, 2021        Home            Cameron                                                     5:30 PM

Sept. 21, 2021        Away             Beallsville                                                    6:00 PM

Sept. 23, 2021        Away             Hundred                                                       6:00 PM

Sept. 28, 2021        Away             Oak Glen                                                      5:30 PM

Sept. 30, 2021        Home            Magnolia                                                      5:30 PM

Oct. 4, 2021            Home            Beallsville                                                    6:00 PM

Oct. 5, 2021           Away             Tyler & at Paden City                               5:30 PM                                                            (Varsity Only)

Oct. 9, 2021           Home            Steubenville Central                               11:00AM

Oct. 12, 2021          Home            Valley, Wetzel                                           5:30 PM

Oct. 19, 2021          TBD                OVAC

Oct. 23, 2021          TBD                OVAC

Oct. 25, 2021          Home            Hundred                                                       6:00 PM

Oct. 26, 2021          Away             WEIR (City Championship)                     5:30 PM

Oct. 28, 2021          Home            Trinity                                                           5:30 PM

Nov. 1-6, 2021       TBD                Sectionals                                                    TBD

State Champion: 2018

OVAC Champion: 1977, 1986, 2010

Head Coach: Jamie Lesho

Assistant Coach: Jeramie Nagy

Madonna Wrestling

2021

Saturday, March 6 @Weir High, Linsly
Wednesday, March 10 @Magnolia, Tyler, Cameron
Saturday, March 20 @Wirt, Calhoun
Wednesday, March 24 @Cameron, Weir, North Marion, Berkeley Springs
Saturday, March 27 @Magnola, Brooke, University
Wednesday, March 31 @Madonna, Weir, Linsly
Saturday, April 3 @Oak Glen, John Marshall, Brooke
Saturday, April 10 Regionals
April 21-22 State Tournament

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 are talks to have advertising space located inside the facility to help off-set operating and maintenance costs.

In order to thank those that had a hand in making this happen, we plan on honoring them with their names on the wall inside the facility. 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 planning of the project is already underway and will involve a buildout of the current structure. The buildout will consist of restrooms, a welcoming area, as well additional batting cages and workout area. For anyone looking to donate time or financials towards this phase of the project, please contact either the school directly or Luke Myers at 304-797-5245 or lmyers@starvaggi.com.

Thank you to those who support our athletic teams!

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