PIAA Final: ’Canes to face Philadelphia school

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By: Ron Poniewasz Jr., New Castle News

This one is for all the marbles.

New Castle High. La Salle College.

The winner gets gold medals and a sparking trophy. The loser gets silver medals and a runner-up status.

The PIAA Class AAAA boys basketball championship is on the line. The Red Hurricane is hungry to strike gold for the first time.

New Castle will get that shot at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Hershey’s GIANT Center against the Explorers. Six ’Canes seniors will take the court looking to close out their career in style.

“Being one of the last two teams playing, and playing for a state title in Hershey, it’s a goal of all young people and all athletes,” said fourth-year ’Canes coach Ralph Blundo. “Anyone that’s ever played at New Castle has had dreams like that.

“We have that opportunity now. We’re proud to represent the WPIAL and our community.”

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