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End of girls’ season looking like last year’s, with Wood on top

Archbishop Wood has been the team to beat all season in the Catholic League. The unselfish, balanced Vikings must get past the team they beat for last year's championship, Neumann Goretti. Both remain undefeated.

Catholic League girls’ basketball standings

See the standings for the 13 hoops teams of the Philadelphia Catholic League, through Jan. 27, as the regular season nears its end.

Cardinal O’Hara’s Mary Sheehan latest in 1,000-point club

The St. Joseph's University senior, who started playing basketball at age 4 then at St. Dorothy School in Drexel Hill, continues the hoops tradition at O'Hara, where she is involved in activities off the court, too.

In girls basketball, John Paul II falls to Lansdale Catholic

The LC Crusaders jumped out to a quick first-quarter lead and never looked back in a 55-26 non-league victory, even as the Panthers made a game of it after halftime.

Only 5 games in, Neumann-Goretti is already dominating league

Led by top senior scorers Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and Quade Green, the Saints are hungry for an elusive Catholic League basketball championship. They are racking up victories by impressive margins.

Catholic League basketball scoreboard

See the current standings for the 14 boys' teams and 12 girls' teams in the league, plus a schedule of upcoming games starting this weekend.

Five first-period goals drive Prep to hockey win over O’Hara

The strong start to the Dec. 19 game saw Cardinal O'Hara (3-3) get on the board with two goals in the second period, but it wasn't enough as St. Joseph's Prep (6-3) skated to a 11-3 victory.

Mission accomplished: Wood’s early setbacks culminate in state title

Despite starting the season at 0-2-1, Archbishop Wood used a dominant running attack to advance to the PIAA Class 5 championship, and win it 37-10 over Harrisburg Dec. 9. Two backs ran 52 times for 376 yards and four TDs.

St. Joe’s Prep takes Pa. state football title with convincing 42-7 win

Dispensing any fears that it might have met its match in the Class 6A championship game against Pittsburgh Central Catholic, the Prep rode a winning strategy: give the ball to D'Andre Swift. He amassed 1,564 yards and 30 touchdowns in only nine games this year.

St. Joseph’s Prep advances to state title game with 35-25 win over North Penn

In the PIAA class 6 semifinal, the oft-penalized Prep in its hour of need turned to star running back D'Andre Swift, who piled up 268 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries.