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Catholic high school to get football helmet sensors

Dan Nelson, a certified athletic trainer at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa, shows how Shockbox helmet sensors are attached to the inside of the crown of a football helmet with a piece of Velcro Dec. 8. (CNS photo/Joanne Fox, Catholic Globe) Posted on January 27th, 2015

An Iowa high school will be one of 10 in the U.S. to receive free helmets that are designed to help better diagnose potential concussions. A sensor sends impact information to a coach’s smart phone app instantly.


Girls’ basketball standings

Posted on January 23rd, 2015

See the current records for the 13 teams of the Philadelphia Catholic League and the eight teams of the Catholic Academies League.


Underclassmen making names for themselves in Catholic League hoops

Roman Catholic sophomore D'Andre Vilmar takes a shot from close range as West Catholic's Stefan Jones (left) and Stephon Maddox (right) defend during a game Jan. 14 at Roman. West fell to the Cahillites, 80-47. (Sarah Webb) Posted on January 16th, 2015

Fewer than half the top scorers in the league are seniors, and among them, two early-season MVP candidates — the Prep’s Chris Clover and Roman’s Tony Carr — are turning heads. See our roundup of Catholic League basketball action.


Catholic League boys basketball standings

Posted on January 16th, 2015

See the win-loss record for the 14 teams of the Philadelphia Catholic League.


Pastor remains Seahawks fan after long ministry to team’s Catholics

Father Tom Belleque poses at the Seattle Seahawks’ Virginia Mason Athletic Center this summer. (CNS photo/Corky Trewin, Seattle Seahawks) Posted on December 30th, 2014

When the Seattle Seahawks step onto CenturyLink Field, the fervor of the “12th Man” may cause small earthquakes. But for 12 years, Father Tom Belleque made sure the team’s Catholic members also had the force of their faith with them on the field.


Four Horsemen of the Backfield — how the Prep captured a state title

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

St. Joseph’s Prep won its second straight state football championship Dec. 13, 49-41, on the strength of its running game. At the heart of the four running backs is Jim Bell, the consummate teammate.


Heisman Trophy winner: Everything he does is for God’s glory

Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota kisses the Heisman Trophy during a Dec. 13 news conference at the New York Marriott Marquis after he was named the recipient of the trophy. Mariota is not Catholic but he regularly attends team Masses and graduated from an all-boys Catholic high school in Honolulu. (CNS photo/Brad Penner, USA Today Sports via Reuters) Posted on December 19th, 2014

Marcus Mariota, the University of Oregon’s dual-threat quarterback and this year’s winner of college football’s highest award, is non-Catholic but a Catholic high school grad. Faith plays a major role in his life.


Speedy Morris closing in on career milestone

Posted on December 19th, 2014

The storied career of the St. Joseph’s Prep basketball coach will pass another milestone with a win on Saturday, Dec. 20 as the Prep faces Cristo Rey. A win would be Morris’ 950th career victory.


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.


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