As coach, mentor and influential Catholic, it’s hard to beat Speedy Morris
Capping 50 years as a basketball coach, Morris nabbed his 1,000th career win Jan. 12. Accolades for the devout Catholic family man and ultimate hoops coach came from proteges in scholastic, college and pro ranks.
Many shooters have the hot hand in Catholic League gyms
John Knebels reviews the early-season boys basketball action, featuring high-scoring performances, some lopsided outcomes and a sparkling winning percentage against non-league foes.
Archbishop Wood wallops foe, 49-14, for state 5A football title
Extending their winning streak to 10, the Vikings topped Gateway for their second straight state crown, fourth in five seasons and fifth in seven. They built an insurmountable 35-0 lead by halftime and never took their foot off the gas.
Prep had grown accustomed to state football titles, but not this year
Facing an undefeated team and one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, St. Joseph’s Prep came up short in the state finals. The Hawks were vying for their second straight state crown and fourth in five seasons.
Two Catholic League teams on cusp of state football titles, again
St. Joseph's Prep and Archbishop Wood, courtesy of semifinal wins in remarkably different fashion, will meet opponents for the PIAA championship this weekend. Conwell-Egan's outstanding season came to an end one game short of the final.
Indian Catholic men play day of hoops for fun, and a good cause
The Indian American Catholic Association of Philadelphia held a basketball tournament for 54 men on six teams from four states. Along with good competition, they raised money to eradicate cancer.
Three Catholic League teams run rampant past PIAA football foes
CatholicPhilly.com sports columnist John Knebels recaps how three Catholic League teams -- St. Joseph's Prep, Archbishop Wood and Conwell-Egan -- ran the football well to advance to the semifinals of the state playoffs coming this weekend.
Linemen clear the way for Conwell-Egan’s state playoff drive
The big men up front enjoy opening holes for Catholic League Blue Division MVP running back Patrick Garwo, who made the most of his blocks by gaining 197 yards and two touchdowns -- his 24th of the season -- as the Eagles topped a tenacious Lansdale Catholic, 44-20.
St. Joe’s Prep riding two-year unbeaten streak into PIAA playoffs
With its 31-0 cruise past Northeast High School for the District 12 crown last week, the Prep begins defense of its state football championship Nov. 25. The Hawks potent running game is part of a balanced attack. And the defense can score as well.
Regular season foes meet again with state title hopes at stake
What is it like for Lansdale Catholic and Conwell-Egan to meet again this far into the playoffs after their game in September? "It's kinda cool," says the Crusaders' star running back, and it shows the strength of the Catholic League.