West Catholic’s girls making believers of opponents in state tourney

At 14-12, West Catholic’s resume is not awe-inspiring, but the Lady Burrs’ level of play is beginning to reach such a level. They credit team closeness and a tough Catholic League schedule.

Pregame prayer, solid teamwork clinched win for Loyola, says nun-chaplain

"Our team is so great and they don't care who makes the points as long as we win the game," Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, 98, told a reporter with truTV.

Topping Malvern Prep, St. Joe’s Prep hockey squad heads to finals

The Hawks' 5-3 win over the Friars sets up the title game Monday, March 19 in the 39th annual Flyers Cup tournament. Malvern clawed back from an early 5-1 deficit to make it a game.

All-Catholic basketball teams named for girls’ and boys’ squads

John Knebels reports on the first-, second- and third-team stars of the Catholic League, which have been confirmed by league officials.

After girls’ Catholic League win, O’Hara’s hallways are buzzing

The Cardinal O'Hara Lady Lions who captured the Catholic League championship Feb. 26 don't get tired of reliving the thrill of their victory with schoolmates. "It's the best experience I've had in high school," said one senior.

Roman Catholic soaks in thrill of league title, looks to state tourney

Few basketball observers last year foresaw Roman capturing their record 31st Catholic League championship, which they did Feb. 26. Imagine what they'll say if the Cahillites win a state title.

Senior poise, free-throw accuracy lead to O’Hara’s 2nd straight title

Cardinal O'Hara, led by seniors Maura Hendrixson and Kenzie Gardler, showed the way to the Lion's 54-39 Catholic League championship over Neumann-Goretti. O'Hara went 30 of 35 from the foul line to pull away from the Saints.

Roman Catholic uses its own ‘Philly Special’ to grab PCL title

The legendary Palestra was the scene of another taut Catholic League championship as Roman topped Bonner-Prendergast, 51-49, in a game that saw nine lead changes and one final-minute play for the history books -- watch our video.

Catholic League boys’ semifinals each come down to the wire

Despite commanding leads early, Bonner-Prendergast and Roman Catholic both had to hold off furious late charges for three-point wins. They'll meet at the Palestra Monday night as Bonner seeks its first title in 30 years.

Last-second shots in semifinals set up girls’ hoops championship

Cardinal O'Hara freshman Siobhan Boylan calmly drained two free throws with 23 seconds remaining in game one, while Neumann-Goretti's Tatiana Jones hit a three-pointer with three ticks left to win the nightcap.