Athletic Director

Mr. Darrin Hicks

Assistant Athletic Director

Mr. Jason Heckathorn

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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

January 2023

December 2022

November 2022

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

Madonna Baseball 2022

Date Game Time Home/Away Opponent
Thurs, March 17 5:00pm A Oak Glen
Fri, March 18 5:00pm H Wheeling Central
Mon, March 21 5:00pm A Cameron
Tues, March 22 5:00pm A Linsly
Thurs, March 24 5:00pm A Magnolia
Sat, March 26 5:00pm H Union Local, OH
Mon, March 28 6:00pm H Williamstown
Tues, March 29 5:00pm A Wheeling Central
Thurs, March 31 5:00pm H Oak Glen
Sat, April 2 1:00/4:00pm H Steubenville CC (DH)
Mon, April 4 6:00pm H Magnolia
Wed, April 6 5:00pm H Cameron
Sat, April 9 12:00/3:30pm A Hebron Lakewood, OH (DH)
Thurs, April 14 12:00/3:30pm H Carrollton, OH (DH)
Tues, April 19 5:00pm A Weir
Fri, April 22 TBD OVAC Semi
Sat, April 23 TBD A Catholic Tournament
Mon, April 25 5:00pm A Williamstown
Tues, April 26 5:00pm H Tyler Consolidated
Fri, April 29 TBD H OVAC Finals
Sat, April 30 TBD A Bridgeport Senior (DH)
Mon, May 2 5:00pm H Linsly
Tues, May 3 5:00pm A Union Local, OH
Wed, May 4 5:00pm H Shadyside, OH
Mon, May 9 TBD Sectionals
Mon, May 23 Regionals
Thurs, June 2 TBD A States

State Champion: 1965 (Catholic State Champ), 2011

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

Varsity Team

Varsity Boys Basketball

Head Coach: George Vargo

Assistant Coaches: Mike Battista, Mike Hagg, Dom Mazur

JV Boys Basketball

Head Coach: Nate Mazur (not pictured)

Assistant Coaches:  Giovanni Lenhart, Dom Mazur

State Champion: 2019

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

2022 Cheer Squad

Head Coach: Alicia Evkovich

Assistant Coach: Maria Canella

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

2022 Football Team

Head Coach: Mauro Monz

Assistant Coaches: Connor Arlia, John Barnhart, Dante Greco, Robby Valenti

2022 Madonna Football Schedule

9/3/22 Hancock, Maryland Away    1:00pm
9/9/22 Bridgeport, OH Home
9/16/22 Mathews, Vienna Away
9/24/22 Steubenville Central Away
9/30/22 Cameron Away
10/8/22 Toronto Home
10/14/22 Richwood Away
10/21/22 Conotton Valley Away
10/28/22 Wirt County (Homecoming) Home
11/4/22 Trinity Christian, Morgantown (Senior Night) Home

***   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, Michaela Battista

OVAC Champion: 2003, 2016, 2020

2022 Girls Soccer Team

Head Coach: Adam Welsh

Assistant Coach: Christine Holmes

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: Jason Backel

Assistant Coaches: Mike Orecchio, Mark Pietranton

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

Madonna Softball Schedule – 2022

3/21/22 Monday Trinity Away 5:30pm
3/23/2022 Wednesday Oak Glen Away 5:30pm
3/25/2022 Friday Wheeling Central Away 5:30pm
3/28/2022 Monday Linsly Home 5:30pm
3/30/2022 Wednesday Toronto Away 5:00pm
4/1/2022 Friday Magnolia Away 5:00pm
4/2/2022 Saturday Paden City Home 11:00am
4/4/2022 Monday Steubenville Central Away 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
4/13/2022 Wednesday Paden City Away 5:30pm
4/16/2022 Saturday Linsly Away 12:00pm
4/18/2022 Monday Cameron Home 5:30pm
4/20/2022 Wednesday Trinity Home 5:30pm
4/21/2022 Thursday Toronto Home 5:00pm
4/22/2022 Friday Steubenville Central Home 5:00pm
4/23/2022 Saturday Wellsville (DH) Away 11:00am
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

Meet Location Date
Steubenville Early Bird Saturday, March 26, 2022
Tyler Consolidated Invitational Friday, April 1, 2022
Brooke Tuesday, April 5, 2022
St. Clairsville Dave Porterfield Invitational Friday, April 8, 2022
Brooke Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Tyler Consolidated Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Brooke Relays Friday, April 22, 2022
Shadyside Relays Saturday, April 23, 2022
Weir High Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Brooke Thursday, April 28, 2022
OVAC Qualifier Monday, May 2, 2022
OVAC Championship Saturday, May 7, 2022
Regionals Wednesday, May 11, 2022
States Friday, May 20, 2022
States Saturday, May 21, 2022

OVAC Champion: 2001, 2012, 2015

2022 Volleyball Team

Head Coach: Mike Orecchio

Assistant Coaches: Ayana Jeter, Julie DeLuca

Volleyball 2022            

August 24, 2022    Away             Valley, Wetzel                                           5:30 PM

August 30, 2022    Away             Wheeling Central                                     5:30 PM

August 31, 2022    Away             Steubenville Central                                5:30 PM

Sept. 7, 2022          Away             Cameron                                                      5:30 PM

Sept. 8, 2022          Home            Beallsville                                                    6:00 PM

Sept. 13, 2022        Home            WEIR                                                              5:30 PM

Sept. 15, 2022        Home            Cameron                                                     5:30 PM

Sept. 17, 2022        Home            Valley, Wetzel                                           12:00 (noon)

Sept. 19, 2022        Away             Clay Battelle & at Trinity                       5:30 PM

Sept. 21, 2022        Home             Steubenville Central                              5:30 PM

Sept. 22, 2022        Home            Cameron                                                      5:30 PM

Sept. 27, 2022        Home            Wheeling Central                                      5:30 PM

Sept. 28, 2022        Home            Oak Glen                                                      5:30 PM

Sept. 29, 2022        Away             Linsly                                                             5:30 PM

Oct. 4, 2022            Away             Tyler & at Paden City (Varsity Only)  5:30 PM

Oct. 6, 2022           Away             Beallsville                                                    6:00 PM

Oct. 11, 2022          TBD                OVAC

Oct. 13, 2022          TBD                OVAC

Oct. 17, 2022          Away             Magnolia                                                      5:30 PM

Oct. 19, 2022          Home            Trinity                                                           5:30 PM

Oct. 26, 2022          Away             WEIR (City Championship)                     5:30 PM

Oct. 31, 2022 thru Nov. 4, 2022                      Sectionals               

State Champion: 2018

OVAC Champion: 1977, 1986, 2010

Head Coach: Jamie Lesho

Assistant Coach: Jeramie Nagy

Madonna Wrestling


December 14th @Weir High, SCC
December 30th St. Clairsville Tournament
January 7th Cameron Tournament
January 19-21st OVAC Tournament
January 28th Buckeye Local Tournament
February 18-19th Regionals
March 3-5th States

Head Coach: John McCune

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

2022 Jr. Dons Football Schedule

Date Opponent Time
8/30 Scrimmage at Bridgeport with Bridgeport and Tusky Central 6:00pm
9/8 @ Beallsville 6:00pm
9/21 @ Indian Creek 5:30pm
9/28 @ Tusky Central 6:00pm
10/5 @ Steubenville Central 5:00pm
10/20 Wheeling Knights @ Weir High 6:00pm
10/26 @ Clay Battelle 6:30pm

Head Coach: Marisa Shaw

Assistant Coach: Michaela Battista

2022 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
9/6 Linsly (Will be played in Madonna’s gym) 5:30pm
9/7 Indian Creek 5:30pm
9/12 @ Buckeye Local 5:30pm
9/13 @ Weir 5:30pm
9/15 @ Jr Crusaders 5:30pm
9/20 Weir 5:30pm
9/22 Jr. Crusaders 5:30pm
9/26 East Liverpool 5:30pm
9/27 Buckeye Local 5:30pm
9/29 @ Linsly 4:00pm
10/3 @ Oak Glen 5:30pm
10/4 @ Toronto TBA
10/6 @ Beaver Local TBA

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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

Thank you to those who support our athletic teams!

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