Sports

Archbishop Ryan freshman almost perfect in key playoff win

Dana Bell pitched like a seasoned veteran allowing only one runner to reach base in Ryan's Catholic League softball semifinal win over Archbishop Wood. In two playoff games she has allowed three hits, one walk and no earned runs.

Ideal matchup shapes up as a reality for Catholic baseball final

La Salle, which won the regular-season title with an 11-1 record, will face Archbishop Carroll (10-2), who gave the Explorers their only defeat. Sports columnist John Knebels talks to the key players before the big game.

Hitting proves contagious in Lansdale Catholic’s 15-4 landslide win

The Crusaders advanced to the Catholic League girls' softball final with their victory over epic offensive performance against Bonner-Prendergast, a game that improbably featured sparkling defensive plays.

All Catholics announced for spring Catholic League teams

Sports columnist John Knebels compiles the 2018 first, second and third-team All-Catholics in baseball and boys' lacrosse.

With stellar pitching and dash of luck, Malvern Prep clinches Inter Ac

Senior Brady Devereux, a hard-working and selfless star hurler, was first off the bench to join the jubilation of teammates as the Friars turned a 3-0 seventh-inning deficit into an improbable milestone win.

McDevitt HS senior racks up 200 career lacrosse goals, and a legacy

Suzanna Cantwell is the first in school history to achieve the mark. With only five experienced players on this year's team she became both scorer and leader -- on the field and in the classroom.

Walk off: Unforgettable endings make the ultimate thrill

Several baseball and softball games this spring have ended as every kid dreams about: knocking the big hit that decides the game, getting mobbed at home by teammates, making memories forever.

Villa Maria softball star balances books, heavy travel schedule

Though only a junior, Alyssa Viscardo has become adept as a student and a pitcher averaging 12 strikeouts a game. Between her travel softball team and school, ā€œIā€™m always trying to stay on task,ā€ she said.

Baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse standings

Although cold and rain have played havoc with spring sports schedules, the games have gone on. See our standings for Philadelphia Catholic League sports, through April 19.

Philly basketball lifer named new head coach at La Salle U

Ashley Howard's Catholic roots at Gesu School and Msgr. Bonner High School shaped his philosophy of developing the whole person, not just the athlete. An assistant for years, he's earned his first head coaching stint.