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Where they stand

Posted on October 10th, 2014

The following league standings for teams ranked by won/lost record for selected sports and leagues was compiled Friday, Oct. 10.


Underclassmen pitch in big-time as Hawks win golf title

LaSalle Frank Brigidi senior, Roman Bobby Lang senior, St Joe Nick Calabrese senior , Bonnor Brian Andruszko senior Posted on October 3rd, 2014

St. Joe’s Prep senior Paul Mauer led his team to the Catholic League golf championship with an even-par 71, in which they prevailed by six strokes over rival La Salle, who won a head-to-head match earlier this year.


Baseball player leaves behind success on diamond to follow God’s call

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

Bishop Michael C. Barber was able to do what general manager Billy Beane could not: Call Grant Desme to Oakland. Four years ago Desme retired from baseball at age 23 to pursue a vocation as a Catholic priest.


Sports standings

Posted on September 19th, 2014

The following league standings for teams ranked by won/lost record for selected sports and leagues was compiled Friday, Sept. 19.


Catholic League is ready for some football

Father Judge and Archbishop Ryan will square off again this fall in Catholic League football action. (Sarah Webb) Posted on September 12th, 2014

Reviewing two games of non-league action in the young high school football season, some individual performances stood out — including a new Catholic League passing yardage record (415) for one quarterback, and 353 yards and 4 TDs for another.


Faith, ‘all-in’ approach help rookie NFL referee achieve his dream

Bryan Neale, center, talks with a fellow NFL official during a pre-season game in early August between the San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys. (CNS photo/courtesy Bryan Neale) Posted on September 11th, 2014

The emotion poured out of Bryan Neale when he learned that the dream he had pursued for 25 years had finally come true.


Firm foundation of faith led Colts’ linebacker from Kenya to the NFL

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Daniel Adongo stretches before a pre-season game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., last year. (CNS photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts/The Criterion) Posted on September 5th, 2014

In the past year, Daniel Adongo’s world has been turned upside down — twice.


Pope blesses international, interfaith soccer match for peace

Argentine Father Guillerro Karcher, a secretary to Pope Francis, attends a ceremony at the conclusion of the first "Interreligious Match for Peace" at Olympic Stadium in Rome Sept. 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on September 2nd, 2014

Taking up a suggestion from Pope Francis, Argentine Diego Maradona and other soccer stars past and present played an “Interreligious Match for Peace” and tolerance Sept. 1, drawing some 20,000 spectators to Rome’s Olympic Stadium.


Taney Dragons’ glory days end with parade and party with Phillies

Tai Shanahan tips his cap as he is introduced along with his Taney Dragons teammates at a special ceremony Aug. 27 at Citizens Bank Park before the Phillies-Nationals game. (Photos by John Knebels) Posted on August 28th, 2014

Tai Shanahan, a parishioner and student at St. Francis de Sales Parish and School in West Philadelphia, joined his teammates again yesterday at Citizens Bank Park, where they threw out the first pitch to Phillies players. “We have a lot to be thankful for,” he said.


Taney Dragons lose a game, but everybody wins

Mo'Ne Davis pitches for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, the Mid-Atlantic Region representative, in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., during an Aug. 20 loss to West Region representative Nevada. West Philadelphia's Tai Shanahan hit the ball in play that led to a comeback win Aug. 17 and pushed Taney into the semifinal round of the tournament, from which they were eliminated Aug. 21. (Photo by Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports) Posted on August 22nd, 2014

A member of the Little League World Series team that stole the hearts of Philadelphia and the nation is a parishioner and student of St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia, where the community was moved by a special group of kids.


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