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Gifts help make the Prep’s state football title march merry

D'Andre Swift stretches into the end zone for one of his two rushing touchdowns in St. Joseph's Prep's 37-7 victory over Pennsbury Dec. 6 at Northeast High in Philadelphia. The win put the Hawks into the PIAA class AAAA championship game Dec. 13 in Hershey, Pa. (Sarah Webb) Posted on December 12th, 2014

The Hawks of St. Joseph’s Prep turned three consecutive fumbles by Pennsbury into touchdowns on the way to a 37-7 romp last Saturday. Now they prep for the AAAA state championship. Meanwhile Archbishop Wood advanced to the AAA title game.

Bonner-Prendie senior inducted into Pa. Sports Hall of Fame

Posted on December 12th, 2014

Quinn Dolan, a senior at Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School, ranks at the top of his class, was the golf team’s MVP and All-Catholic, and volunteers with the Mid-Atlantic Blind Golfers Association.

For Benedictine, football coaching about passing on mission, values too

Benedictine Sister Lisa Maurer, who coaches kickers and punters for The College of St. Scholastica Saints football team in Duluth, Minn., is pictured during a game in late September. (CNS photo/Derek Montgomery, courtesy St. Scholastica Athletics) Posted on December 5th, 2014

Sister Lisa Maurer is a Benedictine nun who lives at the St. Scholastica Monastery on the campus of the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She works at the Benedictine Health Center next to the monastery, serving senior members of the community. She prays, studies and ministers at local parishes.

Shula’s lifetime commitment to Catholic education, other causes honored

Former Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula poses for a photo recently with a fan during a meet and greet at a Shula's restaurant in Cleveland. (CNS photo/courtesy Don Shula) Posted on November 26th, 2014

His legacy is established as one of the greatest NFL coaches who in the early 1970s twice led his team, the Miami Dolphins, to Super Bowl victories and in one case — 1972 — an unprecedented perfect winning season.

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.

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