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Local Catholic grad taken in 1st round of NFL draft

Will Fuller runs after a catch for Notre Dame in a game last season. The Philadelphia product of Roman Catholic High School was selected by the Houston Texans as the 21st overall pick in Thursday's NFL draft. (University of Notre Dame photo) Posted on April 29th, 2016

Will Fuller, selected by the Houston Texans as the 21st overall pick, has overcome obstacles on the way to a pro football career. His coach at Roman Catholic H.S. recalls Fuller’s hard work and his modesty.


Strong pitching puts Malvern Prep, 17-1, atop league

Malvern Prep's junior pitcher Shane Muntz fires to the plate. Posted on April 25th, 2016

The Friars often have had to come from behind or hang on to slim leads. But timely hitting and good defense and pitching are putting them closer to their goal of winning the Inter-Academic League.


St. Martin de Porres boys capture state CYO basketball crown

Posted on April 15th, 2016

catholicphillysquarelogo-114x114Even without a gym to play in, the boys of the North Philadelphia Catholic school prevailed in the state tournament this month. A victory parade is planned for Lehigh Avenue on Thursday, April 21.


Catholic League spring sports standings

Posted on April 15th, 2016

The weather is only beginning to warm up, but Philadelphia Catholic League play is well underway. See current league standings for baseball, softball and boys’ lacrosse, as of April 14.


Delco’s other national champs: Neumann makes it two straight titles

Neumann junior Ryan Carr proudly wears the uniform that displays the Franciscan "T" for "Tau," reminding observers of Neumann's dedication to Catholic education in the Franciscan tradition. Posted on April 12th, 2016

Neumann University in Aston won the NCAA Division I roller hockey championship days after Villanova celebrated its title in basketball. The Knights are 69-2 over the past two seasons, beating powerhouse universities.


Villanova player’s winning shot is no surprise to his high school coach

Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins (2) reacts after the 77-74 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels April 4 in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four in Houston. Jenkins is a 2013 graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington. (CNS photo/Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters) Posted on April 5th, 2016

Kris Jenkins, whose buzzer-beater helped the Wildcats capture the national championship, was playing against his adopted brother, Tar Heel guard Nate Britt. Villanova’s victory parade is set for April 8 in Philadelphia.


Unforgettable game, and shot, sealed Villanova’s national title

Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins (2) celebrates with the student section April 4 after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four in Houston. (CNS photo/Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters) Posted on April 5th, 2016

After junior Kris Jenkins fired a three-point shot as the clock ran out, leaving Villanova with a 77-74 national championship victory over North Carolina, a pile of jubilant humanity met just inches from where he delivered his one shining moment.


Villanova’s last-second shot thrills faithful, wins national title

Villanova Wildcats forward Daniel Ochefu hoists the national championship trophy with teammates April 4 after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 in the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four in Houston. Jenkins is a 2013 graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington. (CNS photo/Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters) Posted on April 5th, 2016

The Villanova University men’s basketball team captured the NCAA championship with a dramatic three-point shot at the final buzzer to beat North Carolina, 77-74, in Houston. It was the Wildcats’ second title since 1985.


From playground to pro hoops, Beck remains a Philly guy

Posted on April 1st, 2016

Ernie Beck during his playing days attending the University of Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy Penn Athletics)Ernie Beck has been a basketball star and fan his whole life, from Southwest Philly to Penn to the Philadelphia Warriors. The devout Sacred Heart parishioner still loves the game and roots for the local teams.


Philadelphia’s rivalries give way to love for Villanova in Final Four

Villanova men's basketball Coach Jay Wright celebrates the last time his squad went to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament, in the 2008-2009 season. Posted on April 1st, 2016

Folks who never attended Villanova are rooting for the Wildcats as they prepare for their big game Saturday night. Loyalty to local basketball teams is a trait coach Jay Wright loves about the city.


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