Athletics News & Events

4 PJ student-athletes sign NLI to NCAA D-I schools

The hard work and dedication put in by Pope John XXIII Regional High School seniors Aaron Clarke, Samba Diallo, Emma Valiante and Ethan O'Connor 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.
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Lions fall just short of knocking off No. 1 Bergen Catholic

The Lions — ranked No. 4 in the News 12 Varsity Tri-State Top 25 and No. 7 in the NJ.com Top 20, took the No. 1 Bergen Catholic down to the wire and almost pulled off a shocking victory. But, they missed two crucial go-ahead field goals in the fourth quarter, including a 50-yard try as time expired, plus failed on two extra-point attempts and lost a 20-19 heartbreaker.
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Lions roar loud, roll past Malvern Prep

When they stepped onto their home turf field on Saturday afternoon, the Lions finally let out all their pent-up energy and got revenge on Malvern Prep in the process by scoring a 27-10 win over the Friars.
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Lions roll past Bishop McNamara for 1st out-of-state win

Last year at this time, the Pope John XXIII Regional High School football team was supposed to play a team from Maryland in its home opener. On Saturday, the Lions got another chance to host a team from Maryland, this time it was Bishop McNamara High School of Forestville, Md.
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PJ names track and field after beloved coach Frank Setlock

On Saturday morning, Pope John honored Mr. Setlock for all his service he put into the program his 43 years as a faculty member for the school by dedicating its track and field in his name — the Frank Setlock Track & Field Complex — during the school's 5K Spirit Run/Fun Run.
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Ryan Izzo '14 to make most of time at NFL Combine

There will be 336 players participating in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine this week at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The combine is a chance for NFL hopefuls to show general managers and coaches how fast, strong, and prepared they are for the pros. One of those players is tight end Ryan Izzo, a 2014 Pope John XXIII Regional High School graduate.
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