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

May 2023

April 2023

March 2023

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 2023

Date Game Time Home/Away Opponent
Tues. March 21 5:00pm A Magnolia
Fri, March 24 5:00pm A Trinity
Sat, March 25 12:00pm H Magnolia
Mon, March 27 5:00pm A Williamstown
Tues, March 28 5:00pm H Wheeling Central
Fri, March 31 6:00pm A Catholic Tournament
Sat, April 1 11:00am A Catholic Tournament (DH)
Mon, April 3 7:00pm H Serra Catholic
Tues, April 4 5:00pm H Steubenville Central
Wed, April 5 5:00pm A Cameron
Thurs, April 6 12:00/3:30pm A Carrollton, OH (DH)
Mon, April 10 5:00pm H Williamstown
Tues, April 11 5:00pm H Mussleman
Wed, April 12 5:00pm H Shadyside
Fri, April 13 5:00pm A Linsly
Sat, April 15 TBD A River & Tyler Cons. (DH)
Tues, April 18 5:00pm H Oak Glen
Thurs, April 20 5:00pm A Wheeling Central
Fri, April 21 5:00pm A East Liverpool
Sat, April 22 TBD OVAC Semi
Tues, April 25 5:00pm A Weir (City Championship)
Wed, April 26 5:00pm H East Liverpool
TBD 5:00pm A Toronto
Sat, April 29 TBD OVAC Finals
Mon, May 1 5:00pm A Oak Glen
Tues, May 2 5:00pm H Cameron
Wed, May 3 5:00pm A Shadyside
Thurs, May 4 5:00pm H Linsly
Fri, May 5 5:00pm A Steubenville Central
Mon, May 8 TBD Sectionals
Mon, May 22 Regionals
Thurs, June 1 TBD A States

State Champion: 1965 (Catholic State Champ), 2011

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

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

Madonna Softball Schedule – 2023

3/15/2023 Wednesday Clay Battelle Home 6:00pm
3/17/2023 Friday Cameron Home 6:00pm
3/18/2023 Saturday Valley (Double Header) Home 12:00pm
3/21/2023 Tuesday Wheeling Central Away 5:30pm
3/23/2023 Thursday Magnolia Away 6:00pm
3/24/2023 Friday Morgantown Trinity Away 6:00pm
3/25/2023 Saturday Clay Battelle & Trinity Away 11:00am & 1:00pm
3/28/2023 Tuesday Beaver Local Away 5:30pm
3/29/2023 Wednesday Toronto Home 5:00pm
3/31/2023 Friday Beallsville Home 5:30pm
4/1/2023 Saturday Magnolia Home 12:00pm
4/3/2023 Monday Bridgeport Away 5:30pm
4/4/2023 Tuesday Beaver Local Home 5:30pm
4/5/2023 Wednesday Cameron Away 6:00pm
4/6/2023 Thursday Oak Glen Away 5:30pm
4/11/2023 Tuesday Weir Away 5:00pm
4/13/2023 Thursday Bridgeport, Ohio Home 5:30pm
4/14/2023 Friday Beallsville Away 6:00pm
4/15/2023 Saturday East Liverpool Home 12:00pm
4/17/2023 Monday Wheeling Central Home 5:00pm
4/18/2023 Tuesday Southern Local Away 5:00pm
4/20/2023 Thursday Toronto Away 5:00pm
4/22/2023 Saturday Wellsville (Double Header) Away 11:00am & 1:00pm
4/24/2023 Monday OVAC Semi TBD TBD
4/29/2023 Saturday OVAC Final TBD TBD
5/1/2023 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
WTTL (Tyler County) Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Steubenville Early Bird Saturday, March 25, 2023
Indian League Edison Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Indian League Edison Thursday, March 30, 2023
Tyler Consolidated Invitational Friday, March 31, 2023
Indian League Edison Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Indian League Edison Thursday, April 13, 2023
Shadyside Relays Saturday, April 15, 2023
Brooke Relays Friday, April 21, 2023
Indian League Edison Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Indian League Edison Thursday, April 27, 2023
OVAC Qualifier Monday, May 1, 2023
OVAC Championship Saturday, May 6, 2023
Indian League Edison Monday, May 8, 2023
Regionals Thursday, May 12, 2023
States Friday, May 19, 2023
States Saturday, May 20, 2023

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

2022 Jr. Don Football Team

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

2022 8th Grade Team

2022 7th Grade Team

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

2022-2023 Jr. Don Cheer Squad

2022-2023 Jr. Don Boys Basketball Team

2022-2023 Jr. Don Girls Basketball Team

Head Coach: Jeramie Nagy

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

3-21 East Liverpool Away 5:30pm
3-25 Toronto Away 4:00pm
3-28 Brooke Home 5:30pm
4-1 Moundsville Middle Varsity (DH) Away 12:00pm
4-4 Buckeye Local Away 5:30pm
4-11 Oak Glen Away 5:30pm
4-16 Martins Ferry Away 12:00pm
4-18 Shadyside Away 5:30pm

Head Coach:

Assistant Coach:

2023 Jr. Dons Track & Field Schedule

Date Host Time
March 22 Oak Glen 4:30pm
March 27 Edison 4:30pm
March 29 Buckeye 4:30pm
April 3 Edison 4:30pm
April 5 Buckeye 4:30pm
April 10 Edison 4:30pm
April 12 Edison 4:30pm
April 17 Edison 4:30pm
April 19 Edison 4:30pm
April 26 Oak Glen 4:30pm
May 3 Edison 4:30pm
May 8 Oak Glen (BMC Meet) 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

Thank you to those who support our athletic teams!