Sports

Even in a loss, team learns best lessons of baseball, and life

The Philadelphia Catholic League team lost 3-2 in the Carpenter Cup Classic at Citizens Bank Park but every player got the thrill of playing in a big-league park and forming friendships with guys from across the region.

Catholic team steps up for final game in Phillies-sponsored tourney

By virtue of a nail-biting 3-1 win Tuesday against the Suburban One National squad, the Philadelphia Catholic League baseball team advances to the final of the 31st annual Carpenter Cup at Citizens Bank Park this Friday.

Gordie Howe, ‘Mr. Hockey,’ recalled as tough on the ice, generous off it

Family, friends and fans crowded into the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament June 15 to pay tribute to the life of "Mr. Hockey," Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe.

Neumann-Goretti brings home first baseball state title in school’s history

Thanks to great pitching -- the staff's 0.63 ERA was the lowest in PIAA state playoff history -- and clutch hitting, the Saints added a third state championship to the South Philadelphia school's collection this year.

Banged up and tired, Catholic teams still grinding it out for a title

La Salle High School vies for the boys lacrosse state championship Saturday, June 11, while Neumann-Goretti is getting ready for its PIAA baseball semifinal game June 13, with eyes on the June 16 championship game.

Saints find a way to win, even when they don’t hit

Neumann-Goretti found a way to come from behind in the final inning, scoring two runs without hitting a ball past the pitcher, to beat St. Joseph's Prep, 3-2, for the Catholic League baseball championship.

Ryan’s Ragdolls win third straight title with game-ending catch

In their first Catholic League championship appearance, Cardinal O’Hara fell 4-2 to perennial softball power Archbishop Ryan, whose centerfielder Vicki Black snared a two-out shot that might have tied the game.

Girls’ lacrosse crown goes to Carroll, winner of 205 league games

Archbishop Carroll's girls continued their winning ways in the Catholic League by besting Archbishop Wood in the league championship in dramatic style with a 21-4 win.

La Salle takes 20th boys’ lacrosse title in 25 years

With a 9-5 win over defending Catholic League champions St. Joseph's Prep Tuesday evening, the Explorers recaptured the championship and are aiming to add to their four state PIAA titles.

Softball playoffs, final standings for Catholic League announced

See the schedules for upcoming league playoff games at Arcadia University and the final regular season standings for softball.