Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Paterson Catholic held a press conference today to announce that the school will remain open despite budgetary concerns that were recently reported in the Herald News. Apparently 25-30 donor have given contributions that will keep the school open. Read my colleague Paul Brubaker’s story on the matter here.
This is great news for Paterson, the students at the school and the student-athletes on the team’s various athletic teams. The football team won the North 1 Non-Public state title last year and the basketball team captured the B-PSL Carpenter and Passaic County crowns.
With the school remaining open, we look forward to several sporting events next season:
**Paterson Catholic is due to scrimmage Wayne Hills in football on Sept. 2. This is a battle of Passaic’s premier teams, as the Patriots have won four straight North 1, Group 3 titles.
**The PC basketball team is slated to play Non-Public B power St. Patrick of Elizabeth during the Beach Ball Classic in South Carolina around Christmas.
Can’t wait to watch these events, and again congrats to everyone at PC.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.