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Philadelphia Catholic League football schedule, 2016

See the schedules for gridiron action this fall across the Philadelphia region, and a listing of teams in the Catholic League's Red and Blue divisions.

Texas Catholic high school community cheers swimmer to Olympic bronze

Katie Meili, seen by some as a longshot, won the bronze medal in the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, while friends back home cheered her at a party in the school auditorium.

Gymnast keeps rosary — a gift from her mom — close when she competes

U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes, and she also carries a rosary her mother gave her.

Piazza acknowledges his Catholic faith at Hall of Fame induction

Phoenixville native Mike Piazza said the faith passed on by his mother "has had a profound impact on my career and it has given me patience, compassion and hope." In 16 seasons he hit the most home runs of any catcher in history.

Delaware Catholic high school grad heads to third Olympics in field hockey

Katelyn Falgowski played in a field hockey state championship match in high school and won two NCAA titles in college, but going for Olympic gold takes her game to another level.

Bishop Shanahan freshman takes the long road to emerging stardom

Standout softball pitcher Devon Miller is still young, but she has logged many miles playing year-round on her Chester County travel team. She'll soon hit the road touring colleges while she hits the books at school.

Coach says power of prayer, Eucharist fuel her efforts on, off field

"It's sometimes hard for me to get up early and pray or go to Mass, but I know I have to do it and I know how much it will help me," Alyson Habetz said. "It's the same in sports. You have to do the drills to perfect your skills."

Legacy of legendary women’s basketball coach felt far beyond Tennessee

Her success and drive for excellence helped raise the level of interest in girls basketball and the quality of play throughout Tennessee high schools and middle schools.

Roman Catholic HS names new coach with deep roots in Catholic League

Matthew Griffin, the new head basketball coach at the center city archdiocesan high school, takes the helm at his father's alma mater. Griffin was a first-team All-Catholic at the Prep a decade ago.

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.