Sports

Undefeated seasons, trip to state finals on the line for 2 local teams

St. Joseph's Prep brings its 12-0 record to Northeast High School Saturday evening to face North Penn of Montgomery County, which is 14-0, in the PIAA class 6A football semifinals. See our preview, and a fearless prediction.

Malvern Prep seniors lead team to bright football season in Inter-Ac

Leading by example on the squad, three standout seniors are setting their goals for athletics and academics in college, while looking back with pride at their high school careers. “It goes by fast,” said one.

Sizing up the Catholic schools in state football playoff picture

Of the 14 football teams that comprise the Catholic League, five of them remain alive in pursuit of a state championship. John Knebels makes fearless predictions for them heading into this weekend's games.

All-Catholic football teams announced

The top players on offense and defense for both the Red and Blue division teams of the Philadelphia Catholic League, as selected by its coaches, have been named for the 2016 season.

Stellar goal-keeping by La Salle’s Werner leads to Catholic League title

The Explorers, led by junior Brett Werner, earned their eighth Catholic League soccer title and first since 2012 with a tough, 2-1 victory Oct. 29 over rival Roman Catholic, the defending champs.

Archbishop Wood’s championship kick comes courtesy of childhood friendship

Soccer teammates since they were 8, Sofia Filippo and Kylie Menarde teamed up on a goal in overtime to push Archbishop Wood past favored Lansdale Catholic, 2-1, for the Catholic League title win Oct. 29.

O’Hara tops Carroll, captures field hockey title, with 1-0 win

Archbishop Carroll had upset Cardinal O'Hara recently, spoiling O’Hara’s chances of finishing the year undefeated. The Lions won the championship for the third time in four years with the victory Nov. 2.

In Catholic League boys soccer final, only 1 of 2 great teams will win

Sports columnist John Knebels previews the girls and boys soccer championships on Saturday in which La Salle and Roman Catholic will put their undefeated records on the line -- including their one tie this year, against each other.

As Cubs chaplain, priest cares for spiritual needs of players

When Father Burke Masters became a priest, he thought he was giving up baseball forever. Never did he dream he'd be chaplain to the Chicago Cubs as they make a run to win the World Series after a 108-year drought.

Cleveland, Chicago prelates offer friendly World Series wager

Cardinal-designate Blase J. Cupich of Chicago and Bishop Richard J. Lennon of Cleveland are making the friendly bet with the loser donating food from a local restaurant to feed dozens of hungry people.