Sports

NFL kicker’s friendship with teammate strengthens faith

While still at Georgia Tech, Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs was Christian "in name only," until he met fellow teammate Grant Aasen, who had rediscovered his own faith after a near-fatal football injury.

Christmas came early for St. Eleanor’s CYO girls’ volleyball

For the second consecutive season, the team captured the state CYO championship, defeating Pittsburgh’s Louise de Marillac in two sets Nov. 24 at St. John Paul II High School in Royersford.

Key kicks, late TD seal close 19-15 state title for Archbishop Wood

Defense, offense and special teams all contributed to the Vikings' PIAA Class 5A state championship Dec. 6, the program’s third state title in three years and sixth in the past nine.

Pressed into service, a junior leads Prep to state football title

With star quarterback Kyle McCord sidelined with an injury, St. Joseph's Prep relied on backup QB Malik Cooper to run the offense and, with a stellar defense, win the PIAA Class 6A championship.

St. Katharine, Wayne captures CYO field hockey title

Through the regular season, region and CYO contests, St. Katharine’s scored an astounding 86 goals while allowing a miserly six on the way to an 11-0-1 season. They capped the championship tourney with two shutouts.

Chocolate turns to gold as LC girls win state soccer title in Hershey

It took only one goal and a lot of defense as Lansdale Catholic captured the PIAA Class 2A girls' championship, 1-0. Seven busloads of family and friends from Lansdale joined in the joy, described as "a dream come true.”

6 Catholic teams advancing in state football playoffs

Some blowouts and some nailbiters -- including Pope John Paul II, which reached the PIAA tourney for the first time in school history -- broke out in recent Catholic football action in the Philadelphia region.

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.