Runnin' Red Hurricanes Basketball
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Dom Joseph named First Team
Terrific Ten by Tribune-Review

Mark DeMonaco named Second Team WPIAL AAAA by Tribune-Review

Hurricanes fall to Uniontown 65-47
The New Castle Runnin’ Red Hurrincanes a run and gun, in-your-face trapping defensive team for the first time this season played a zone, as they opened tonight’s game against Uniontown in a 2-3 zone. The Raiders started the game with a ‘three’ then hit three more ‘threes’ in the first period. Game Story

Post-Gazette story 1 | 2
Tribune-Review story
Uniontown newspaper stories 1 | 2 | 3

PIAA Western bracket
State playoff brackets - East & West from PIAA site -
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New Castle flattens Mt. Lebanon 60-44
    Game Story
    Tribune-Review story by Chris Harlan
    Post-Gazette story

Uniontown beats Erie Prep 48-45
Tribune-Review story

Hurricanes take roar out of Little Lions
Dom Joseph paced the Canes with 25 points as New Castle sprinted to as much as a 21 point lead then stumbled to the finish hanging on for a 12 point win, 56-48. Game Story Continued

Tribune-Review Story by Chris Harlan
State College newspaper story

Uniontown newspaper article 3/15
Uniontown coach says title game in Red Raiders future
"My kids know what it's all about and they know what they have to do," Shuck said. "I'm sure they feel some pressure, too, but they've been enjoying it. Our kids have been rated No. 1 all year and they're at the point where, with a little bit of luck, they can maybe win a state championship, and I'm sure it's exciting for them with all the press and attention they're getting. It's a good time for them.

"I've got a group of senior kids who know how to win. I'm not saying we can't lose this game or the next game, but this group is going to be tough to beat."

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Regular Season final statistics 02/24

Have questions for the coaches? updated 02/11
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New Castle falls to #6 in State getting ready for a run to the top
Harrisburg Patriot-News
Uniontown ranked #1. 
updated 03/5

Dom Joseph  P-G Athlete of the Week 01/31

Asst. Coach Ron DePorzio's latest report
   Hurricane insider  01/28

Player profiles          updated 12/13

New Castle thrashes North Allegheny 59-47
Lead by 19 points from Mark DeMonaco the Hurricanes jumped on top early leading 15-8 after one period and never let NA get back in it. The Canes were up 32-17 at half and lead by 20 most of the second half.
North Allegheny had about 20 fans in attendance, the Hurricanes approximately 1300.

New Castle falls to Uniontown 60-57
The two best teams in the WPIAL squared off today at Palumbo Center on the campus of Duquesne University for the right to be called WPIAL Champion. The Champion was decided but which team is better was not. Uniontown won the battle 60-57 but the war on the road to Hershey has yet to be decided.
Game Story Continued

Tribune-Review Story
Post-Gazette Story

WPIAL AAAA brackets

Red Hurricanes to face Red Raiders in a
high-noon shootout
Saturday @ Palumbo Center
Game Preview
As of 3:00 pm Friday over 1600 tickets sold -
             less than 400 of allotment left

Tribune-Review picks Canes to win - preview
Post-Gazette preview
Uniontown newspaper preview

Canes get National recognition -
ranked 36th of 40 by HoopsUSA
Uniontown not ranked
ranked 40th of 50 in StudentSports Mag.
Uniontown ranked 39th

Canes KO Kiski 70-66
AAAA brackets
Tribune-Review Story by Chris Harlan  
Post-Gazette story
(Kiski Area) Valley News Dispatch Stories  1 | 2 | 3 |

Post-Gazette reports on the Canes 2/26

Hurricanes slam Gateway 68-45

Hurricanes qualify for PIAA playoffs, roll over Trinity 85-56
New Castle put its pressing defense to work early against Trinity as it built a 27-3 first quarter advantage and cruised to an 85-56 WPIAL Class AAAA first round playoff victory at Aliquippa High School - the gym where the Red Hurricanes past two playoff runs have ended. continued


The score for the New Castle vs Trinity game was reported on this web site and in the Tribune-Review as 85-56. The New Castle News and the Post-Gazette reported it as 85-54. According to the WPIAL this site is correct - 85-56.
WPIAL web site

24-0 - Hurricanes blow out Butler 80-50
New Castle News Story

Red Hurricanes are Section 3 Champs
Game Report           One down, two to go!

New Castle routs Raiders 80-53
Game Report

Hurricanes trounce Titans 75-40
Game Report

New Castle clinches playoff spot with 65-57
win over North Hills

Canes flatten Mt. Lebanon 88-58
Mark DeMonaco with 24 points led four Canes in double figures as New Castle scored 21 points in the first period and 29 in the second to lead 50-25 at the half. Dante Spino added 17, Dom Joseph 13 and Hoover Gibson 12 as the Canes routed Mt. Lebanon (13-5) on their home floor.

Hurricanes survive Rams 51-46
    Game Report

Canes blow out Tornadoes 72-47
New Castle News Story

Hurricanes tame the Tigers 71-55
Game Report   Tribune-Review Story

Canes to face North Allegheny in
Section 3 showdown 
Tribune-Review preview

Hurricanes roll over Seneca Valley 96-52     Game Report

Canes have a Merry Christmas, win Blackhawk Tourney with 86-68 victory over Beaver Falls
Dom Joseph scores 29, gains the tourney MVP and tops 1000 career points  Post-Gazette Story

Blackhawk Christmas Tourney
    Schedule and Scores
Tribune Review Story

New Castle KO's Kiski Area 74-67
    Game Report

Ho Ho Ho, Hurricanes go 12-0
  Roll over Kennedy Catholic 70-52
Game Report   PG story

New Castle rolls over Penn Hills 84-60
Game Report

Hurricanes Trounce Titans
Game Report

New Castle flattens North Hills 62-48
Game Report

Hurricanes hold off Franklin 58-52
Led by Dante Spino's 17 points the Canes top Franklin. New Castle led 14-9 after one period and 29-25 at the half but Franklin pulled to within one after three quarters 40-39. The Canes outscored Franklin 18-14 in the final frame to gain the win.

In the first game of the Night of Champions at Westminster,
George Junior beat Kennedy Catholic 60-44.
Game Report

New Castle tops Erie Central 70-60
New Castle News Story   Game Report

Canes roll over Rams 70-47
Game Report     Post-Gazette Story

Hurricanes squeeze by Plum 54-48
Game Report

New Castle prevails over Raiders 82-66
Game Report

Canes to take on Ohio power
Warren Harding

The Warren G. Harding Basketball program, under the direction of Coach Bubba and his staff is now entering its fifth year and is coming off its best season. continued from Raider web site

Hurricanes tame Wolverines 99-60
Game Report

Hurricanes thrash George Junior 85-49
Game Report

Canes win first game of Tipoff Classic
76-43 over Pittsburgh Perry
Game Report

Spino eligible says PIAA 
Tribune Review Story

Mark Cook ineligible for upcoming hoops season
High school football season had not even started, yet the Red Hurricanes basketball team has already been tackled for a loss.
The New Castle News reported that the Canes leading scorer from last season, Mark Cook has been found to be ineligible for his senior season. Continued

Coach Rankin says good-bye to Hurricanes players and fans - Jason Rankin leaves Canes to join Bob Kerr's staff at Ellwood.

This will be the last column that I will write for the web site. I am leaving the New Castle staff to join Bob Kerr at Ellwood City. There is so much I want to say but I want to keep it short. Continued on the Coach's Report   5/22

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