Sports

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.

The Red and the Blue: Catholic League football realigns for fairness’s sake

In our team-by-team Catholic League preview, coaches from smaller-enrollment Catholic schools anticipate a better chance to compete. And for the first time since 1961, champions will be determined by regular season records.

Pope John Paul II girls soccer squad blanks Pottstown, 8-0

Junior forward and co-captain Kayla Mesaros finished a memorable day by scoring six goals. She and her teammates also chipped in assists and got shut-out goal keeping by a junior-freshman combo.

O’Hara leads slate of talented teams ready for field hockey season

After a 15-5 season and the Catholic League title last year, the Lions look to be a league favorite again but Bonner-Prendergast and others will challenge. See our Catholic League preview.

Olympian known as honest, compassionate competitor motivated by faith

On the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympics Aug. 21, Rupp became the first American-born athlete to medal in the marathon in 40 years as he earned the bronze. As he crossed the finish line, the graduate of Central Catholic High School in Portland made the sign of the cross.

Philadelphia Catholic League football schedule, 2016

See the schedules for gridiron action this fall across the Philadelphia region, and a listing of teams in the Catholic League's Red and Blue divisions.

Texas Catholic high school community cheers swimmer to Olympic bronze

Katie Meili, seen by some as a longshot, won the bronze medal in the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, while friends back home cheered her at a party in the school auditorium.