• The St. Theresa Varsity Boys Basketball Team recently won the 70th annual Harrisburg Diocese Championship held at Trinity High School in Camp Hill, PA and qualified for the Final 8 in the State Championship Tournament which was held this past weekend in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  The team won their first round game on Friday night 50-39 against St. Catherine of Siena of the Allentown Diocese in front of an exciting crowd playing at Holy Family University and advanced to the program’s 4th PA state Final 4 appearance in the last 6 seasons.  In a spirited Eastern PA state semifinal game, St. Theresa held off multiple runs by St. Clare / St. Paul of the Scranton Diocese in the 2nd half, holding on to win 35-29 and advance to only the 3rd PA state championship game appearance in the school’s 75-year history.  In what will be remembered as a CYO game for the ages, a true contest of champions, St Theresa battled Blessed Sacrament from the Erie Diocese the entire game and had a shot to win the championship as time expired, only to have the attempt rim out as the final horn sounded as the Saints would come up heartbreakingly short of a 2nd PA State CYO Championship. St. Theresa finished the tournament in 2nd place as runner up to State Champion Blessed Sacrament with a final score of 44-42.  


    The team finished the regular season & post-season with a record of 22-4 overall.  The team won the St. Theresa's pre-season tournament were the Harrisburg League Co-Champions with a 12-2 record and were the Harrisburg Diocese Champions.  With this year’s Harrisburg Diocese Championship, the St. Theresa varsity boys program now has (6) championships in the last 12 years (2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2022 & 2023) and they continue their pursuit to add another PA State Championship to the lone title it won in 2018. 


    Team members include Tucker Grace, Carter Stratton, Adam Clinkscale, Nick Smith, Andre Steele, David Owens, Ronan Blaney, Mason Noecker & Tommy Jones.  The team is coached by Jason Grace, Head Coach and Assistant Coaches Scott Rider, Terrance Williams and Sam Bates. 


    The team thanks everyone for the support this season and looks forward to representing St. Theresa parish & school community with pride next year as they defend their Harrisburg Diocese Championship and attempt to reach another state Final 4 appearance.

    Boy Varsity Harrisburg CYO Champions 22/23