Crusaders PA Catholic Athletic Association (PCIAA) Sports History

Pennsylvania Catholic League History
 
The PCIAA started in the early 1940s and was closed down around 1974-75 when Catholic schools were admitted to the PIAA. Lancaster Catholic was involved in the PCIAA for many years and hosted many State Championship events, mostly T&F. The history is not always easy to find, but through many hours pouring through newspapers, the following has been determined. Classes were based on the size of the school.  In the early years, there were just 2 classes, later a 3rd was added. The largest classes were A, the next size was B, etc.
 
If you have any information regarding PCIAA Champions from Lancaster Catholic that are not on this list please contact the Athletic office.
 
Football
Diocesan Champs 1947, 1951, 1953, 1956, 
Tri-County Champs 1974
State Champs 1947, 1950, 1953, 1956
 
Track & Field
Diocesan Champs (Girls) 1975
Diocesan Champs 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
Class C Team State Champions 1950
Class B Team State Champions 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971
Class A Team State Champions 1970, 1972
 
Track & Field Individual State PCIAA Champions
Year Name Event Result
1964 Jim Carey 880 yd run  
1964 Tom Painter Pole Vault  
1965 Jeff Hape Pole Vault  
1965 Bill Scheid, Ed Reineburg, Bob Pegan, Jim Carey Mile Relay  
1966 Ed Resch  Javelin 180' 11
1966 Jeff Hape Pole Vault 11' 6
1967 Butch Hershey Javelin
181' 9"
1967 Frank Roda Pole Vault 12' 0"
1967 JD Roda 100 yd Dash 10.2
1967 Steve Senkowski, John Kunkle, Rich Bitzer, Steve Kirchner Mile Relay 3:37.0
1968 Steve Senkowski 120 yd High Hurdles 15.2
1968 Steve Senkowski 180 yd Low Hurdles 20.1
1968 Al Smith High Jump 6' 0"
1968 Butch Hershey Javelin 187' 5"
1968 Frank Roda Pole Vault 13' 1"
1968 Steve Kirchner Long Jump 21' 1"
1968 Ed McDounough, Mike Hauck, Tim Bucher, Don Spangler 880 yd Relay 1:33.3
1969 Steve Senkowski 120 yd High Hurdles 14.7
1969 Steve Senkowski 180 yd Low Hurdles 19.5
1969 Mike Hauck, Harry Martin, Larry Himmelsbach, Steve Senkowski Mile Relay 3:32.41
1969 Dave Roda Triple Jump 42' 8.25"
1969 Jim Bennett Discus 139' 8.75"
1969 Greg Sahd 100 yd Dash 10.3
1970 Dave Roda 100 yd Dash 10.3
1970 John Yost 440 yd Dash 52.2
1970 Frank Geiger, Ken Herr, Larry Himmelsbach, John Yost Mile Relay 3:36.6
1970 John Young Shot Put 47' 4"
1970 Ben Malone Pole Vault 11' 3"
1970 Kevin McCaskey High Jump 5' 6"
1971 Dave Fisher 880 yd Run 2:05.5
1971 Dave Fisher Mile Run 4:35.7
1971 John Yost 440 yd Dash 52.4
1971 Kevin Glah High Jump 5' 8"
1972 Jeff Lombard 220 yd Dash 24.1
1972 Bob Carey Mile Run 4:42.0
1972 Bruno Schmalhoffer Shot Put 48' 1.5"
1972 Kevin Glah, Jeff Lombard, Roche Fitzgerald, Bob Donovan 880 yd Relay 1:36.6
       
 
Wrestling 
Central PA Catholic League Champions 1967, 1974
 
Wrestling Individual State PCIAA Champions
Year Name Weight Class
1964 Gary Roda 95 lbs
1964 Lou Scheuchenzuber 154 lbs
1965 Walt Legenstein 133 lbs
1966 Rick Hobday 120 lbs
1966 Terry King 127 lbs
1968 Andy Noel 133 lbs
1968 Bob Wittmer 180 lbs
1969 John Kunkle 145 lbs
1970 Jeff Reiker 145 lbs
1970 Frank Geiger 165 lbs