Athletics News & Events

PJ wrestling wins 2nd straight HWS; Rotunda, Aragona, Ventresca repeat as champs

The Pope John XXIII Regional High School wrestling team made history once again on the local level on Saturday. The Lions became the first Sussex County team to win back-to-back tri-county championships by winning the ninth annual Hunterdon Warren Sussex Tournament at Phillipsburg High School in Lopatcong Township.

Lions boys basketball dominates Mount Olive for bounce-back win

The Pope John XXIII Regional High School boys basketball team has had its ups and downs this season. On Wednesday night, the Lions picked themselves back up in a big way by posting a dominant 89-36 victory over Mount Olive in a NJAC American Division game at Pope John XXIII Regional High School, five days after dropping their first division game in almost four years.

PJ's Kenna Squier scores 1,000th career point

In basketball, Kenna Squier knows how to score and do it well. The Pope John XXIII Regional High School junior guard's greatest strength has led her to one of the greatest career milestones a high school girls basketball player could achieve: reaching 1,000 points.

4 PJ football players sign NLI to NCAA D-I schools

Nick DeNucci, Jake Brown, Jhadir Charles and Aidan Murray have played integral parts in the Pope John XXIII Regional High School football team’s rise to becoming a statewide contender on the gridiron since each one of them stepped on campus. The hard work and dedication put in by these four outstanding Pope John XXIII Regional High School student-athletes led them to one of the best moments of their young lives on Wednesday, as they each signed their National Letter of Intent to compete and continue their education at a NCAA Division I university.

Lions senior LB Jake Brown commits to Harvard

By trying to be the best he can be, Pope John senior linebacker Jake Brown has put himself in the best position possible to succeed on the field and in life, as he has committed to Harvard University to play football and continue his academic endeavors for the Crimson.

Lions maul Donovan Catholic, reach state semifinals

The Lions put up an eye-popping 46 points in the first half and dominated seventh-seeded Donovan Catholic en route to a 53-7 victory over the Griffins in the first round of the Non-Public, Group 3 playoffs.
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