State basketball playoffs set to welcome 13 Catholic League teams

Archbishop Wood (boys) and Cardinal O'Hara (girls) are just two of the teams representing the league in PIAA playoffs this weekend, which John Knebels previews. Winning a state title might even be better than playing at the Palestra.

Cardinal O’Hara skates away with Catholic League hockey title

Forward Justin Boornazian led the way by scoring a hat trick in the Lions' 7-3 defeat of Archbishop Ryan in the Blue Division championship March 2. Both teams are competing in the Flyers Cup series this week.

Wood pries league championship from almost certain defeat

There was little chance Archbishop Wood could come back from a deep deficit at halftime of the boys' basketball Catholic League final. But they did, edging Neumann-Goretti 65-58 for Wood's first league hoops title.

A shocker so big, it still hasn’t sunk in

Cardinal O'Hara's girls' basketball team are still pinching themselves after Monday night's improbable Catholic League championship win over favored Archbishop Wood, 35-30, at the famed Palestra.

Chicago Catholic college’s basketball chaplain? A 97-year-old nun

Sister Jean has become a fixture on campus, even getting her own bobblehead day before a game in appreciation for her service.

It comes down this: Two games in one legendary place

The Catholic League basketball finals return to the famed Palestra on Monday night. See our preview of both the girls' (O'Hara vs. Wood) and the boys' (Wood vs. Neumann-Goretti) games, and what got them here.

In Vetter, selflessness is at ‘the heart of the team’

Senior Laura Vetter only transferred to Lansdale Catholic from a public high school last year but she is a valuable first-team contributor who sets the tone for the team, which might advance to the PIAA basketball playoffs.

Father Judge repeats as Catholic League wrestling champion, moves on to states

The Crusaders jumped out to an early lead seven bouts into the match, but Archbishop Wood made it a nail-biter before succumbing to Judge, 32-27. Also see a Catholic League girls' basketball update and boys' basketball standings.

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.