Parity in Catholic League soccer means one of 8 teams could be champs

Soccer fans are attending matches in droves in the highly competitive league, for which playoffs begin today. The top four seeds are favorites, but the bottom four have just as good a chance to win it all.

In golf, La Salle extends dominance with Catholic League team title

Individually, Roman Catholic's Alex Durelli captured first place by besting St. Joseph’s Prep's Andrew Gallagher in a sudden-death playoff. Archbishop Wood's Karly Brown finished third overall and tops among girls.

Where policy, religion fail, sports can lift spirits, say speakers

"Sport is the medicine my mother couldn't give me" to counteract the bullying and exclusion growing up in York, Pennsylvania, one Special Olympic champion said.

Archbishop Carroll extends winning ways on the volleyball court

The Patriots went to 6-0 in the Catholic League, and 7-0 overall, with a win over Bishop McDevitt Sept. 29. As the playoffs loom large, Carroll boasts five shutouts among its six Catholic League victories.

Ryan Howard shows his Catholic faith on and off baseball field

“When you put your faith in Jesus, it’s nothing to hide from,” said Howard, who was raised Catholic and attends church with his family in Montgomery County. “Sometimes it’s easier to show your faith by your actions.”

Six views of Catholic League sports at mid-season

From football to field hockey and to both girls' and boys' sports, John Knebels breaks down all the league action and what to look for before the teams' respective postseason play begins.

Benedictine abbot prayed with Arnold Palmer on his deathbed

Although the golfing legend who died Sept. 25 was not Catholic, he maintained a relationship with St. Vincent's Archabbey in Latrobe, Pa., for 50 years. "(Arnie) treated everyone with warmth and respect," said Archabbot Douglas Nowicki.

Undefeated Bishop Shanahan making noise in Ches-Mont League

The Eagles' football team extended its record to 5-0 with two wins over West Chester-area rivals in the past two weeks.

They’re still talking about last week’s clash of Catholic League titans

St. Joseph's Prep topped Archbishop Wood in a nationally televised football game so important it carried playoff implications in September. After that 43-24 Prep victory, both teams followed with wins last weekend.

A girl among boys: Champion golfer earns respect of male teammates

Archbishop Wood's Karly Brown was a novice golfer who made the all-boys' team and wound up the Catholic League champion. Calling her teammates “the brothers I never had,” Brown has bright options for college.