Sports

High drama: Down but never out, St. Hubert’s finds way to win

In winning the Catholic League softball title, the Bambies came back from a 3-0 deficit, tied it then pushed the game into extra innings for a 6-5 victory. They became the first team in league history to lose three games during the regular season and then defeat the same trio in the postseason.

Carroll cruises in 20-6 rout, captures yet another league title

Archbishop Carroll captured the Catholic League girls' lacrosse championship, courtesy of a convincing finals win over Cardinal O'Hara, for the 19th consecutive league crown and 240th straight league victory.

CL baseball championship comes into focus for 4 teams

The top four finishers of the Catholic League regular season will face each other in the postseason. The semis on May 22 and the title game on May 25 will feature La Salle, Roman Catholic, Cardinal O'Hara and Father Judge.

Cardinal O’Hara, St. Hubert’s emerge as softball finalists

In the Catholic League semifinals, O'Hara beat Archbishop Ryan, 12-0, while St. Hubert's held off Lansdale Catholic, 8-7. The championship is set for May 22 at La Salle University.

Bonner-Prendie girls rally each other, then rally for 13-5 softball win

In a Catholic League pre-quarterfinal win over Archbishop Wood, the Pandas surrendered a five-run lead then sent 12 batters to the plate in an eight-run sixth inning. They go on to face Lansdale Catholic May 17.

Walk-off RBI double drives Hallahan into softball playoffs

Only a sophomore, Hallahan's Paris Balilonis had a "career highlight" when her big hit in the bottom of the seventh gave her team a 3-2 win over Conwell-Egan, earning a match up against top seed O'Hara.

Not a doubt: As usual, Nazareth claws back for a big win

Getting used to coming from behind, the Pandas saved their biggest drama for the Catholic Academies League championship, breaking a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning to beat rival Villa Maria, 13-6.

Bishop Shanahan pitcher tops 1,000 Ks in softball career

Four-year starter Devon Miller recorded her strikeout milestone, a first in school history, in a win over WC Henderson April 30. In two succeeding games she fanned 15 and 20 batters, respectively.

Jockey Mike Smith, 2018 Triple Crown winner, relies on Catholic faith

As he prepares for the 145th Run for the Roses on May 4 and his third Kentucky Derby win, Smith will pray before the race as he always does, but he never prays to win.

As seasons wind down, Catholic teams jockey for playoff spots

John Knebels reviews the Catholic League's spring sports landscape as baseball, softball and girls and boys' lacrosse look toward perennial rivalries, the path to league championships and beyond.