Sports Updates: Men’s basketball runs the court, Wrestling team fights to top of state


Eric Johnson

Senior small forward Mateus Maccieri shoots a free throw. Maccieri started his first varsity game Jan. 28 against McDonogh.

Men’s basketball runs the court

At the beginning of the season, USA Today ranked JC men’s varsity basketball team twenty-two in the nation.

Currently, the team leads the MIAA A Conference and the BCL (Baltimore Catholic League) with a 21-2 overall record. Its only losses to in-conference MIAA rival McDonogh on Dec. 23 and Jan. 28.

Despite the team’s success, they dropped to forty-second in the nation according to the most recent USA Today update.

“The season is going well. We’ve been getting better everyday, practice by practice, game by game,” senior forward Mateus Maccieri said.

Maccieri went on to talk about the team’s outlook on the rest of the season, “We don’t even pay attention to the rankings. Rankings outside the league don’t even matter. Our goal is to work hard to be the best team in the league and win the championship.”

Even though they dropped twenty spots nationally, the Patriots are still ranked number one in Maryland according to Varsity Sports Network.

JC is set to square off against Mount Carmel, St. Frances, Mount St. Joseph, Calvert Hall, and Archbishop Spalding to end the regular season.

Eric Johnson is a Sports Editor for The Patriot and


Wrestling team fights to top of state

The wrestling season is underway with a record of 19-3.The team is ranked second in the state and all three of their losses were to out of state opponents.

JC has won three tournaments so far including The Early Bird, Mount Mat Madness, and the Iron Horse Duals. Seniors Hunter Ritter, Christian Scott, Zach Dwyer, CJ Skokowski, Chris Almony, and junior Austin Ross have been leading the team in wins.

The season will continue until the end February where the team will go to Nationals. Head wrestling coach Keith Watson expects to be one of the top five teams. Before that, the team will compete at MIAA and state championships where Watson believes the team has a chance of winning the title.

Junior Austin Smith has been out for a month but may return before the end of the season. He dislocated his elbow at the Beast of the East tournament.

“Having lost a key wrestler to injury, we’ll have to have some others step up in order to reach our goals,” Watson said. “I do believe, though, that our goals are attainable.”

Erica Kelble is a Multimedia Editor for The Patriot and