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O’Hara football coach Dan Algeo, 49, laid to rest after Mass

Posted on July 11th, 2014

Though in disbelief of Algeo’s death, family and friends reflected on his life and the remarkable impact he made, as well as prayed for his ultimate victory in eternal life, during funeral rites this week.


Three local Catholic schools win state baseball titles

Posted on June 24th, 2014

Dominant pitching and plenty of drama led La Salle (class AAAA), John Paul II (AAA) and Devon Prep (A) to the PIAA championships this month. Each of the teams might not have expected their seasons to go so far, let alone end so well.


He’s bringing his swing to Boston

Josh Ockimey will take his powerful swing to Florida and the Gulf Coast League to begin his professional baseball career in the Red Sox organization. (Sarah Webb) Posted on June 13th, 2014

Neumann-Goretti first baseman Josh Ockimey, who hit .411 for his career with the Saints, signed a contract to begin playing ball in the Boston Red Sox organization. Meanwhile, other Catholic League teams are still vying for the state baseball title, while the softball season ended for two other teams.


In Rio, a light and sound display welcomes World Cup

Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue glows green to help kickoff the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (CNS photo/Daniel Coelho, RIOLUZ) Posted on June 11th, 2014

SAO PAULO (CNS) — Hours before the kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil welcomed the 32 teams competing in the global soccer event with a special program and a reminder of Pope Francis’ advice about sports.


There’s one thing the pope wants you do to: Win!

Posted on June 9th, 2014

Pope Francis told athletes to “Put yourself in the game with others and with God; don’t settle for a mediocre ‘tie,’ give it your all, spending your life on the thing that really matters and lasts forever.” He urged them to live life the same way they play sports: Don’t hog the ball and keep it fun.


Phillies might want to restock pitching staff with Saints

Neumann-Goretti coach Kevin Schneider talks pitching strategy with junior lefthander Pat Doudican (31), along with his other infielders. (Sarah Webb) Posted on June 6th, 2014

Neumann-Goretti, one of four local Catholic high schools playing in the state baseball playoffs, have used lights-out pitching and defense to record shutouts in five of their 10 postseason games.


In NBA wager, archbishops pledge donations to local charities

Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, right, is joined at a June 4 news conference by Miami Auxiliary Bishop Peter Baldacchino. For the fourth year in a row, as the Miami Heat competes for another NBA championship, Archbishop Wenski has made a friendly wager with the bishop of the opposing city with Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio. This year, the Miami side of the wager should they lose to the San Antonio Spurs is key lime pie, Cuban coffee and the cafeteria in which to brew it, a bushel of Florida oranges and grapefruits and a donation to San Antonio's Catholic Charities. (CNS photo/Ana Rodriguez-Soto, Florida Catholic) Posted on June 5th, 2014

MIAMI (CNS) — As the NBA finals got underway, once again pitting the Miami Heat against the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski placed a friendly bet with San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller.


Neumann-Goretti stays the championship course, wins another baseball title

Neumann-Goretti celebrates early in the Catholic League title game as they piled up 11 runs to beat Roman Catholic for the championship May 23 at La Salle High School. (Sarah Webb) Posted on May 30th, 2014

The Saints topped rival Roman Catholic twice in three days by a combined score of 22-1 to emerge convincingly as this year’s Catholic League champ. It was N-G’s third title in four years and fourth in the past six.


Archbishop Ryan, after dominating a talented Catholic League, wins softball crown

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

The Ragdolls beat Lansdale Catholic 5-0 to win the championship May 22. They had dedicated their season to their coach who died in February from cancer, and they are convinced he was the source of heavenly tears that deluged the victory celebration.


Neumann-Goretti forces championship game against Roman

(Photo by Sarah Webb) Posted on May 22nd, 2014

Since Roman Catholic seized the winner’s bracket in the Catholic League’s double-elimination baseball playoffs, Neumann-Goretti will follow its 11-1 win over the Roman Wednesday for a rematch against the Cahillites today for all the marbles.


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