Sports

In rematch of 2016 soccer final, La Salle again tops rival Roman

Roman Catholic had not allowed a goal before the marquee match-up with La Salle last Friday night, but the Explorers broke through with a 3-0 win. Also see the current standings for Catholic League soccer.

Regrouping late in the match, Merion Mercy ekes out a win

The Golden Bears edged Pope John Paul II in a volleyball match Sept. 29 that saw Merion Mercy call a time out late in the final game, then take three of the last five points for the game and the match.

Nerves, and feet, of steel: Teen kickers identify with Eagles’ hero

La Salle High School place kickers Dan Karrash and Jake Gandolfo agree with Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott, he of the last-second game-winning kick against the Giants, that their job requires mental toughness. They help each other no matter who gets the call to kick.

Philadelphia Catholic League standings

See the records for league play through Sept. 21 for football (Blue and Red Divisions), boys' soccer, girls' soccer and field hockey.

How tough is this boys’ soccer season? 11 shutouts in 11 games

Defense is the talk of the Catholic League this year, as is a La Salle team that looks mighty hard to beat. Two games into the season, John Knebels takes a look around the league so far.

Don’t tell O’Hara’s field hockey team this is a rebuilding year

With 14 seniors graduated from last year's Catholic League champion squad, the young lady Lions are off to a fast start because a) they believe in each other and b) they've scored 16 unanswered goals in two games.

Gamble at the end makes double OT win an early ‘game of the year’

The Catholic League's division football schedule doesn't start for two weeks, but Archbishop Carroll topped Conwell-Egan, 38-37, in a thriller with a two-point conversion for the win. See CatholicPhilly.com's roundup of early season action.

Georgia Tech punter forgoes final football season for seminary

In recovering from a life-threatening injury, walking on to the Georgia Tech football team as a punter, and discerning the priesthood, Grant Aasen has demonstrated a desire to succeed.

Minnesota Vikings coach brings faith to the field

"My Catholic faith influences really every facet of my life," offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. "I've always believed it's a terrific guideline for living and certainly has carried over to coaching."

Ballplayers let rivalries go, enjoy the Carpenter Cup

The cream of the Catholic League's players made an early exit at the annual Phillies-sponsored youth baseball tournament. But they learn to play and laugh with guys they compete against all season.