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Long shot Little Flower beats the odds with first league swimming title

Members of the Little Flower High School swim team, from left, pose with their District 12 championship plaque: Rose Pisacano, Catherine Spreckly, Rachael Wisniewski, Sarah Coleman and Emma Coyle. Posted on March 21st, 2014

Only 10 years ago, the swim team was so small its very existence at the all-girls school was in question. All the sacrifices ever since have built a winning program.


O’Hara boys track quad captures national spotlight

Posted on March 21st, 2014

At the New Balance Indoor National track and field meet in New York on March 14, the foursome of Kevin James, Nick Smart, Isaiah Cooper and Jim Belfatto set a meet record for the distance medley relay and also the fastest time in Catholic high school history.


La Salle High edges Holy Ghost Prep, 2-1, in hockey tourney

Posted on March 14th, 2014

The Explorers needed an overtime period to get past tenacious HGP and their hard-luck goalie Peyton Jones, who made 44 saves. The victory propelled La Salle into the finals against St. Joseph’s Prep in the Class AAA bracket of the Flyers Cup ice hockey tournament.


NFL coaches, team officials gather for Mass, dinner and fellowship

Tom Coughlin, head coach of the National Football League's New York Giants, kneels in prayer Feb. 22 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis.  (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion) Posted on March 4th, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Coaches, scouts and front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams have gathered in mid-February in Indianapolis for years for several intensive days of analyzing hundreds of top college football players who are eligible for the NFL draft, which starts May 8 this year.


Fast pace and hard work pay off in Catholic League title

A Roman shooter finds that even taking a shot far from the basket won't go uncontested by Neumann-Goretti's defense. (Sarah Webb) Posted on February 28th, 2014

Constant running drills, 6 a.m. summertime practices and tough team defense paid off for Neumann-Goretti’s boys, who captured the league championship Feb. 24. They were led by the University of Miami-bound superstar Ja’Quan Newton.


At Neumann-Goretti, good people make a good thing happen

The Neumann Goretti girls celebrate their Catholic League basketball championship victory over Archbishop Wood Monday night at the Palestra. (Sarah Webb) Posted on February 28th, 2014

Coach Letty Santarelli, with her long background in Catholic League basketball, led her girls basketball team to a long-awaited championship. Her personal ties to the sport run as deep as her players’ love of the game.


In basketball championships, Neumann Goretti boys and girls win it all

The Neumann Goretti girls celebrate their Catholic League basketball championship victory over Archbishop Wood Monday night at the Palestra. (Sarah Webb) Posted on February 25th, 2014

The Catholic League crowned its king and queen Monday night at the Palestra as the Saints became the first school to win both the boys and girls league championships since 1968. The boys topped Roman Catholic, 53-48, and the girls beat Archbishop Wood, 55-46.


Week of Catholic League basketball leads up to finals

Posted on February 21st, 2014

Semifinals in boys and girls play decided who goes on to the championships Monday night at the Palestra. Neumann-Goretti’s boys and girls teams both have a chance to win their title. Meanwhile, a Catholic Academies League champ is already crowned.


Catholic League basketball playoff schedule

Posted on February 14th, 2014

Play-in rounds have begun, and boys’ and girls’ teams are competing toward the championship to be played Feb. 24 at the Palestra.


All-Catholic team named for boys basketball

Posted on February 14th, 2014

Ja’Quan Newton of Neumann-Goretti was named MVP of the Catholic League, and Roman Catholic’s Chris McNesby was coach of the year. Players on first, second and third teams were named.


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