Above: Rachel Forjan tries to hold back tears while being awarded her silver medal Friday. (Daily Record/Sunday News - Kate Penn)

York Catholic lost to Villa Maria Academy, 52-44, in Friday's PIAA championship game at Bryce Jordan Center in State College.

Thanks for following along on the blog today, and we've got a ton of coverage on

Here's our stories:

-Villa Maria fends off fourth-quarter rally, beats York Catholic for state title - John Clayton

-Notebook: Schrann vs. Villa Maria's McBride lives up to hype - John Clayton

-Column: Rachel Forjan lit fire under Irish - Steve Navaroli

-Former Irish stars return to cheer on York Catholic - Steve Navaroli

And some excellent video work from our visual department:

-Postgame recap from John Clayton and Steve Navaroli

-Irish coach Kevin Bankos talks to the media after the game

-Senior Brittany Hicks reflects on her stellar career at York Catholic


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