Sports

Don’t tell O’Hara’s field hockey team this is a rebuilding year

With 14 seniors graduated from last year's Catholic League champion squad, the young lady Lions are off to a fast start because a) they believe in each other and b) they've scored 16 unanswered goals in two games.

Philadelphia Catholic League standings

See the records for league play through Sept. 21 for football (Blue and Red Divisions), boys' soccer, girls' soccer and field hockey.

How tough is this boys’ soccer season? 11 shutouts in 11 games

Defense is the talk of the Catholic League this year, as is a La Salle team that looks mighty hard to beat. Two games into the season, John Knebels takes a look around the league so far.

Gamble at the end makes double OT win an early ‘game of the year’

The Catholic League's division football schedule doesn't start for two weeks, but Archbishop Carroll topped Conwell-Egan, 38-37, in a thriller with a two-point conversion for the win. See CatholicPhilly.com's roundup of early season action.

Georgia Tech punter forgoes final football season for seminary

In recovering from a life-threatening injury, walking on to the Georgia Tech football team as a punter, and discerning the priesthood, Grant Aasen has demonstrated a desire to succeed.

Minnesota Vikings coach brings faith to the field

"My Catholic faith influences really every facet of my life," offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. "I've always believed it's a terrific guideline for living and certainly has carried over to coaching."

Ballplayers let rivalries go, enjoy the Carpenter Cup

The cream of the Catholic League's players made an early exit at the annual Phillies-sponsored youth baseball tournament. But they learn to play and laugh with guys they compete against all season.

Malvern Prep wins state baseball title, its 3rd in 4 years

Although the Friars didn't win the Inter-Ac title, they went on a playoff run in which they outscored their tournament opponents 25-4, culminating in the state championship.

Saints zoom to their second state championship

Under Coach Mike "Zoom" Zolk, Neumann-Goretti turned a rough season start into a title-winning finish with a 7-4 victory over Bishop McCort.

Already dominant, Carroll’s girls grab state lacrosse title

Archbishop Carroll High School hasn't lost a Catholic League lacrosse game in 17 years -- that's 216 straight wins. They finally captured the PIAA 3A championship with a 9-8 nailbiter victory.