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Top-rated Saints avoid a shocker to win girls’ title

Sianni Martin (left) of Neumann-Goretti drives to the basket past Archbishop Wood's Shannon May. Posted on February 27th, 2015

Few gave Archbishop Wood much of a chance against the nation’s number-one team, Neumann-Goretti, in the Catholic League championship. But the Saints prevailed narrowly, winning 50-45.


With league title win, it’s mission accomplished for Roman

Roman Catholic standout guard Tony Carr (10) and teammates enjoy their slim lead over Neumann-Goretti during the Catholic League championship Feb. 23 at the Palestra, as Roman coach Chris McNesby (center, in gray) calls his players to the bench during a timeout. (Sarah Webb) Posted on February 27th, 2015

Roman Catholic High School achieved its top goal this season by surviving a late run from six-time consecutive champion Neumann Goretti to capture the Catholic League boys basketball championship.


In Catholic League semis, getting a big lead is a time to worry

BballIMG_0748 Posted on February 20th, 2015

The legendary Palestra hosted a memorable Catholic League basketball doubleheader in which winners Roman Catholic and Neumann-Goretti advanced to Monday night’s finals. They proved that in the league, no lead is safe.


Catholic scouting helps boys have fun as they grow into manhood

Posted on February 19th, 2015

Father David Friel tells the story of James White of Sellersville, an Eagle Scout who developed self-discipline, learned to hike and cook, became a leader and strengthened his sense of duty to God.


Catholic League hoops’ playoff picture coming into focus

St. Joseph's Prep outlasted rival La Salle, 79-74, on Sunday, Feb. 8, and needed three overtime periods to do it. (Photo by Francis J. Raffa) Posted on February 13th, 2015

Quarterfinals play for boys basketball pits league rivals heading into the finals in two weeks, following a dramatic triple overtime contest to end the regular season.


Boys basketball All-Catholics named

Posted on February 13th, 2015

The coaches of the Philadelphia Catholic League have voted their first, second and third-team standouts for the 2014-2015 season in boys basketball.


Gwynedd’s win took 13 years, but don’t call it an upset

Tough defense helped lead to Gwynedd Mercy Academy's 32-26 win over rival Mount St. Joseph's Academy Jan. 31. Posted on February 6th, 2015

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy edged past its archrival Mount St. Joseph’s Academy last weekend with a historic win. Excellence is becoming contagious in all GMA’s sports, as a “learning to win” attitude takes hold.


Catholic high school to get football helmet sensors

Dan Nelson, a certified athletic trainer at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa, shows how Shockbox helmet sensors are attached to the inside of the crown of a football helmet with a piece of Velcro Dec. 8. (CNS photo/Joanne Fox, Catholic Globe) Posted on January 27th, 2015

An Iowa high school will be one of 10 in the U.S. to receive free helmets that are designed to help better diagnose potential concussions. A sensor sends impact information to a coach’s smart phone app instantly.


Girls’ basketball standings

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

See the current records for the 13 teams of the Philadelphia Catholic League and the eight teams of the Catholic Academies League.


Underclassmen making names for themselves in Catholic League hoops

Roman Catholic sophomore D'Andre Vilmar takes a shot from close range as West Catholic's Stefan Jones (left) and Stephon Maddox (right) defend during a game Jan. 14 at Roman. West fell to the Cahillites, 80-47. (Sarah Webb) Posted on January 16th, 2015

Fewer than half the top scorers in the league are seniors, and among them, two early-season MVP candidates — the Prep’s Chris Clover and Roman’s Tony Carr — are turning heads. See our roundup of Catholic League basketball action.


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