Sports

Catholic Leaguers pack list of Pa.’s best football players

The 2018 all-state football team as chosen by Pennsylvania’s high school sports writers includes 12 athletes from five different Philadelphia Catholic League schools -- with six members of champion St. Joe's Prep.

From sloppy to sweet, the Prep takes state football title

St. Joseph's Prep put early, uncharacteristic miscues behind them and blew open the fourth quarter for a 40-20 PIAA Class 6A football championship over Harrisburg. It was the Hawks' fourth title in six years.

St. Eleanor captures statewide, archdiocesan volleyball titles

The varsity girls team of the Collegeville parish capped at sterling 36-1 season by capturing the Pennsylvania diocesan championship Nov. 18, after earlier besting Visitation B.V.M. in the Philadelphia Archdiocesan tourney.

3 Philly Catholic schools playing in state football semis

John Knebels reviews the matchups for Archbishop Wood, St. Joseph's Prep and West Catholic in key PIAA games this weekend. All three are on hot streaks, but taking it "one game at a time."

All-Catholic football teams announced

John Knebels compiles the top players for the Philadelphia Catholic League's Red and Blue divisions, including first and second teams on offense and defense.

In brotherhood of Malvern Prep football, everyone ‘earns it’

Even during team workouts last summer, the Friars discussed the importance of believing in each other and putting team before individual. That they did, capping a perfect 11-0 season, the first in school history.

Villa Maria takes CYO soccer regional, advances to area tourney

Villa Maria Academy’s Lower School squeezed past St. Maximilian Kolbe School, 1-0, Nov. 3 to win the Region 17 CYO soccer title for the second consecutive year.

Archbishop Carroll returns to top of Catholic League field hockey

With their 2-0 championship win over Cardinal O'Hara Nov. 1, the Lady Patriots capped a 16-4 season, going 11-0 in the Catholic League. Both teams advanced in District 12 play.

Calm and collected, Archbishop Wood captures boys’ soccer crown in nail-biter

Senior goalie Connor Ford kept his head throughout a scoreless regulation and two sudden-death overtimes, helping the team to a 4-1 win over Roman on Oct. 28.

Lansdale Catholic wins first-ever soccer title in sudden-death overtime

After three years of heartbreak, the Crusaders beat out Archbishop Ryan's Ragdolls in a 1-0 victory on Oct. 28, clinching the elusive championship.