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Thursday, May 23, 2013 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

Graduation set for June 7

The Central Catholic High School Class of 2013 will be holding its Baccalaureate Mass 7 p.m. June 6 at St. Joseph the Worker Church.

Graduation will commence on the following day, 7 p.m. June 7, in Rockne Hall.

Admission for both events is by ticket only. For more information, visit the school website at


CCHS will be administering Intermediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing for all incoming freshmen today, May 23.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

Caldarelli Memorial Race to be held

The ninth annual Nicholas Caldarelli Memorial 5K will be held May 5 in the Lehigh Parkway.

Nicholas Caldarelli was a Central Catholic graduate tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2003.

In his honor, the Nicholas Caldarelli Memorial Fund serves to raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving. The fund also awards two scholarships to Central Catholic students, one for an incoming freshman and another for a current senior. There is a race-day registration fee.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

CCHS club to team with DeSales

Central Catholic High School's Best Friends Forever Club will be assisting DeSales University in their Arc Sprout Film Festival 1 p.m. April 20 in Center Valley.

The festival celebrates the talents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by showing films made for and about them.

The CCHS BFF Club, which works closely with the students of Mercy Special Learning Center, invites you to attend this film screening on the DeSales University campus. The event is free, but a ticket is needed for attendance.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

Viking athletes are recognized

The 2012-13 Central Catholic High School Winter Sports Award Ceremony was held March 14. All varsity letter winners and team MVPs were recognized.

This year's MVPs include Jackie Fronheiser in girls basketball, Maria Holstrom in girls swimming, Nicole Sagl in girls diving, Emily Smith in cheerleading, Fernando Rios in boys swimming, Nick Crouse in boys diving, Mike Rodgers in wrestling and Muhammed-Ali Abdur-Rahkman in boys basketball.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

CCHS sports doing well

The Central Catholic High School Lacrosse team is looking strong as the 2013 season begins.

Coached by Dan Dolphin, the team has many returning senior leaders, including Tyler Fox, Jeff Guylas, Matt Stuart, Matt Wagner and Colin McDermott. The team has very high goals and hopes to repeat last year's season, where they defeated rival Emmaus High School in the District XI Championship game.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

Principal to give address Jan. 28

Central Catholic High School Principal Dennis Nemes would like to welcome CCHS parents, alumni, friends and supporters to the state of the building presentation 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in Rockne Hall.

This meeting will include a wide range of status reports on the school and student body, as well as an introduction of the new Board of General Governance.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

CCHS wrestling kicks off 2012 season

The Central Catholic Viking wrestling team began its 2012-13 season with a strong showing at the 2012 Catasauqua Dual Tournament Dec. 8.

Led by seniors Alex Laudadio, James Raduj, Connor Brosious, Nick Heberling and Mike Rodgers, and coached by Dave Snyder, the team looks to continue its early success in upcoming matches against Southern Lehigh and Bethlehem Catholic.

The team also has also seen strong leadership from juniors Ryan Carty and Daniel D'Agostini, as well as sophomore Jason Torok, who all have high goals for this year's post-season.


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Thursday, December 6, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Columns

Vikings advance to state semifinals

The Central Catholic boys football team defeated Selinsgrove High School Nov. 30 in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs with a score of 41-13.

Led by senior captains Anthony Beck, Andrew Englebert, Colin McDermott and Anthony Lynch, the team hopes to continue its success in the upcoming semifinal game against Archbishop Wood High School.

The game will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bethlehem School District's stadium.


The Central Catholic booster club membership application is now available on the school's website,

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

CCHS senior week begins

CCHS students are celebrating senior week through Oct. 26. All upperclassmen will participate in multiple activities throughout the week including costume day, movie night and a scavenger hunt throughout the school.

Seniors also get a chance to participate in the senior olympics, a competitive event that includes relay races and many other exciting challenges.


The CCHS Booster Club will host its Viking Christmas sale 2-4 p.m. Nov. 11 in Rockne Hall.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

CCHS to continue Central City project

CCHS faculty and students have once again come together to continue the Central City Project.

An organization started two years ago by John Gribowhich, the Central City Project serves to aid Central Catholic students in developing a stronger connection to the surrounding community through multiple events and service. The project is now headed by Patrick Markham and Anthony Clifford, members of the theology and English departments at CCHS, respectively.