Like Final Fours? Who doesn’t?
We can certainly classify Katie Dembrowski into that group that does. But what sets Dembrowski apart is the fact that she knows how to get to them.
This week, Dembrowski competed in her second state final four in four months. There’s not many student-athletes in the history of Lebanon County sports who can say they’ve played in two in their careers.
On Tuesday night at Reading High’s Geigle Complex, the basketball portion of the Palmyra senior point guard’s career came to an end in the PIAA Class AAAA semifinals, with the Cougars’ 61-55 loss to Central Bucks West. Dembrowwski was her usual steady self, handling the ball strongly, finding teammates in good spots, hitting open shots and competing fiercely on defense.
Back in Novemember, it was Katie D.’s play which had helped the Palmyra field hockey team share a controversial Class AAA state championship with Penn Manor. With Dembrowski leading the way, the Cougars’ PIAA postseason run ended with a one-all tie in the Class AAA championship game.
Next up for Dembrowski is a track and field swan song in the spring, before she heads off to Penn State play Division One field hockey.
– Jeff Falk