Sports

Devon Prep gets hot at right time, captures state baseball title

A six-game winning streak capped a 12-13 season, then the Tide rolled through the District 12 playoffs and the PIAA class 2A playoffs on the strength of small-ball execution and shut-down pitching.

St. Joe’s Prep crew heading to London after Stotesbury win

The Prep's varsity 8 boys won gold on the Schuylkill last month, earning a place at the international Royal Henley Regatta on the River Thames July 3-7.

Two of 3 area Catholic schools capture state lacrosse titles

It was Bishop Shanahan in a rout for the PIAA Class 2A championship, La Salle in a dramatic late-game win for the 3A title and, alas, Villa Maria losing a heart breaker in the Class 2A final. John Knebels wraps up all the action.

More than a few fans prayed for St. Louis Blues to win Stanley Cup

Before the St. Louis Blues won the NHL's Stanley Cup for the first time in the team's 52-year history June 12, people shared their hopes for divine intervention -- maybe even from St. John Paul II, who visited the city in 1999.

Teams ending their season in state playoffs view it as success

The highs and lows of their sports were in full bloom this week as five Catholic League softball teams and four baseball squads came up short in the PIAA playoffs. All pointed proudly to their campaigns.

Shanahan drops tight District 1 final to rival but goes on to states

The Lady Eagles lost 1-0 to West Chester East, to whom they lost twice during the regular season, in the district final. But they went on to win their opening round game in the PIAA playoffs.

Toronto Raptors’ player took a shot at priesthood training

When Pascal Siakam was in his young teens attending a minor seminary in Cameroon he likely never imagined he'd be playing in the NBA Finals. He found basketball through a former 76er and fellow Cameroonian.

2019 All-Catholic softball teams, standouts announced

CatholicPhilly.com presents the official first-, second- and third-team selections of the Philadelphia Catholic League, plus pitchers and position players of the year and most valuable player.

La Salle defies early season doubts, captures baseball title

With only one returning starter from last year's team, some thought this season was a rebuild, but not the Explorers, who beat Cardinal O'Hara, 4-1, May 25 for the Catholic League championship.

Infield single in 13th inning helps La Salle walk off with playoff win

In the Catholic League baseball semifinals, the Explorers relied on clutch hitting late to top Father Judge, 3-2, while Cardinal O'Hara blew away Roman Catholic, 10-0. The championship will be played Saturday, May 25.