All-Catholics named for fall sports

See all the student-athletes named to the All-Catholic first, second and third teams in boys and girls soccer, and field hockey, for autumn 2019.

‘Rebuilt’ La Salle edges heartbroken Roman for boys’ soccer title

In the Catholic League final Oct. 26, underclassmen-heavy La Salle -- which was supposed to be rebuilding its team this year -- brought an 11-1 record against perennial favorite Roman Catholic. The championship came down to La Salle's successful penalty kicks.

Ryan girls cap perfect soccer season with Catholic League title

The Ragdolls' stout defense and team experience shut down formidable Archbishop Wood , 1-0, for the league championship Oct. 26.

Delco’s archrival schools settle field hockey title in OT

Cardinal O'Hara topped Archbishop Carroll, 3-2, Oct. 28 in the Catholic League championship as Mia Scarduzio scored the game winning goal with 2:06 left in overtime.

Catholic League soccer championship set for boys, girls

Archbishop Ryan, Archbishop Wood, Roman Catholic and La Salle are all set to "take care of business" in an Oct. 26 doubleheader at Ramp Memorial Recreation Center.

For Houston priest, a longtime Astros fan, baseball is contemplative sport

Standing on the "holy corner" where the Astros' ballpark campus meets the neighboring Annunciation Catholic Church, a 150-year-old church, Father Dolce finds an easy connection between baseball and church liturgy.

Win or lose, baseball is better with faith, former Astros batboy says

For four seasons, 2007 to 2010, Matthew Blake would arrange baseballs, bats and drinks inside the visiting team's dugout. Today, Blake said age, a maturing faith and a growing family help him keep baseball in perspective.

Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls the World Series team his parish

UPDATED - Msgr. Stephen Rossetti celebrates Mass, baptizes babies, gives marriage preparation talks and provides pastoral care that often involves listening to people or praying with them. He also frequently blesses baseball bats.

Always-surprising Ryan upsets Judge, moves to soccer semifinals

The mercurial Raiders can go on a losing streak then upset a favored team, which they did again by stunning the Crusaders in a 1-0 win Oct. 17. Ryan advanced into the next round of Catholic League playoffs Oct. 23.

Roman Catholic, Archbishop Carroll set new Thanksgiving football game

The two teams not only will meet Thanksgiving morning for a 10 a.m. game in Conshohocken, they will also share breakfast three days prior, beginning a new tradition of football and fraternity.