Sports

Archbishop Carroll returns to top of Catholic League field hockey

With their 2-0 championship win over Cardinal O'Hara Nov. 1, the Lady Patriots capped a 16-4 season, going 11-0 in the Catholic League. Both teams advanced in District 12 play.

Villa Maria takes CYO soccer regional, advances to area tourney

Villa Maria Academy’s Lower School squeezed past St. Maximilian Kolbe School, 1-0, Nov. 3 to win the Region 17 CYO soccer title for the second consecutive year.

Calm and collected, Archbishop Wood captures boys’ soccer crown in nail-biter

Senior goalie Connor Ford kept his head throughout a scoreless regulation and two sudden-death overtimes, helping the team to a 4-1 win over Roman on Oct. 28.

Lansdale Catholic wins first-ever soccer title in sudden-death overtime

After three years of heartbreak, the Crusaders beat out Archbishop Ryan's Ragdolls in a 1-0 victory on Oct. 28, clinching the elusive championship.

Sure, losing hurts, but character shows in handling defeat

In the Catholic League boys' soccer semifinal, the Prep and La Salle both lost to Roman Catholic and Archbishop Wood, respectively. As John Knebels discovers, the vanquished have the marks of champions.

Eagles can teach us how to engage at Mass, says La Salle professor

At an Oct. 14 lecture sponsored by a Philadelphia church musicians' group, Franciscan Father Frank Berna described how sports can deepen spirituality and enhance the celebration of the Eucharist.

O’Hara, Prendie renew field hockey rivalry as playoffs approach

The cross-Delaware County rivals battled it out to a 2-1 Cardinal O'Hara win this month, solidifying their playoff seedings with an eye on the Catholic League championship game in two weeks.

Bonner-Prendie seals playoff spot in Catholic League boys’ soccer

The Friars survived an upset attempt by winless Bishop McDevitt to clinch a 2-1 overtime victory and a chance at postseason play.

Brewers chaplain finds joy in connecting his love of priesthood, sports

Father Jerry Herda of the Milwaukee Archdiocese has been a lifelong Brewers fan and for 12 seasons served as the team's Catholic chaplain.

John Gagliardi dies at 91; was winningest college football coach ever

The esteemed coach, who retired in 2012 at age 86 with a 489-138-11 record of coaching over 60 years, didn't do anything extraordinary in his coaching but his simple methods captured players' attention.