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St. Joe’s Prep dismantles La Salle in Catholic League final

Olamide Zaccheaus of St. Joseph's Prep follows a block and stiff-arms a defender for a gain, helping his Hawks beat La Salle in the Catholic League's AAAA division championship Nov. 14 at Northeast High School. (Sarah Webb) Posted on November 21st, 2014

The Hawks did everything right in the 46-13 victory for the AAAA championship last weekend. Now it’s on to defending the Prep’s state championship in District 12 football action.

Dominant Archbishop Wood cruises past Ryan for AAA league title

It was one of those days for Archbishop Ryan, summed up here as Ryan running back Samir Bullock is corralled by (from left) Archbishop Wood's Patrick Carroll, Michael Pristas and Chris Baker. (Sarah Webb) Posted on November 21st, 2014

The Vikings jumped out to a 27-0 halftime lead before winning the Catholic League Championship for their division, 35-14. Since 2007, they have captured seven straight AAA titles, 39 consecutive division wins and 14 straight playoff victories.

Ryan football squad takes a big heart into title game as big underdog

Posted on November 14th, 2014

Archbishop Ryan savored its hard-fought semifinal victory over Bonner-Prendergast last weekend. Now they’re ready for Saturday’s Catholic League AAA championship game against heavily favored Archbishop Wood.

Catholic League teams play in semis and finals this weekend

West Catholic will try to run away with the Catholic League Class AA championship in a rematch of last year's final against Neumann-Goretti at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield. (Photo by Sarah Webb) Posted on November 7th, 2014

The football season is winding down, and CatholicPhilly.com sports columnist John Knebels reviews the matchups and offers his predictions on a slate of five playoff games Friday and Saturday.

Charitable hockey foundation gets top award from Neumann U

At center, Snider Hockey’s Jim Britt and Kathy Hanrahan accept the 2014 Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development award from Dr. Rosalie Mirenda (left), Neumann's president, and Lee DelleMonache, director of the institute. Posted on November 7th, 2014

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation received the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Award from Neumann University Nov. 6. The award was presented in honor of the late Bishop Joseph McFadden.

It just takes one to win

Archbishop Wood's boys' soccer team celebrates their Catholic League title victory over Roman Catholic Oct. 28 with a cheer and a kiss of the championship plaque. (Sarah Webb) Posted on October 31st, 2014

The Catholic League boys’ soccer championship Oct. 28 came down to a penalty kick in the second overtime. Matt McWilliams nailed it for Archbishop Wood, besting Roman Catholic 1-0.

Ryan girls take Catholic League soccer title after perfect season

Posted on October 31st, 2014

Not only did Archbishop Ryan top Archbishop Wood for the championship 3-0 Oct. 26, the Ragdolls allowed only one goal all season – in the semifinal game. It was Ryan goalie Jazmin Gonzalez’s 54th career shutout, a school record.

‘Live your life by faith,’ ESPN football analyst tells Catholic group

Herm Edwards, an ESPN football analyst, is pictured as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2006. The former NFL player and coach, who is a Catholic, spoke about his faith and education during an Oct. 12 dinner attended by supporters of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa. (CNS photo/Larry Smith, EPA) Posted on October 31st, 2014

Football may be Herm Edwards’ forte, but in a keynote address to Catholic school supporters in the Diocese of Sioux City, he talked about his Catholic faith and education.

Catholic League field hockey standings

Posted on October 24th, 2014

See the won-lost-tie records for the league’s 10 teams, heading into the playoffs.

Catholic League playoff schedule

Posted on October 24th, 2014

See the slate of upcoming games for playoffs in field hockey and girls and boys soccer.

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