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Roman Catholic wins state title the hard way, as usual

The Cahillites went on a 10-0 scoring run in the final minute to pull away decisively from Lincoln High, 92-80, for the PIAA Class 6A title, their third in the past four seasons.

Archbishop Wood’s girls end season in classy fashion, if disappointed

The two-time defending state champion Vikings fell just short, 36-33, in the final of the PIAA Class 5A girls' basketball tourney. They warmly congratulated their opponents after the game.

Neumann-Goretti boys grab 5th straight state basketball title

The string of championships for the South Philadelphia Catholic high school is the most since the state tourney began in 1920. The Saints won their eighth title in nine years thanks to a big game by Dymir Montague.

Villanova, Loyola Catholic chaplains took center court at Final Four

National media attention on Loyola Chicago's Sister Jean Schmidt and Villanova's Father Rob Hagan "highlights that yearning and longing that we all have for things that run beyond just a game and score," he said.

Villanova wins national title with blow-out win on biggest stage

Philadelphia sports fans have a new reason to cheer after the Wildcats handily beat Michigan, 79-62, April 2 in San Antonio for the NCAA men’s basketball national championship. A parade is planned for Thursday.

Neumann-Goretti’s girls win 4th straight state championship

With a second-half surge leading to a 63-46 rout of Bishop Canevin March 26 in Hershey, N-G overcame losses in the Catholic League and District 12 finals to advance in the PIAA Class 3A basketball playoffs, and ultimately prevail.

St. Joe’s Prep skates to Flyers Cup hockey championship

Despite taking a commanding 3-0 lead, the Hawks fought off a late charge by perennial hockey power Holy Ghost Prep and came away with a 4-2 title victory in the annual tournament.

West Catholic’s girls come up just shy in state hoops final

In their first-ever PIAA Class 2A championship berth, the Lady Burrs mixed pride with heartbreak in losing only by three points, 45-42, despite shooting a chilly 18-56 from the field.

UMBC’s historic basketball team has Catholic connection in coach, players

By now, the college basketball world knows that UMBC stands for the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Pregame prayer, solid teamwork clinched win for Loyola, says nun-chaplain

"Our team is so great and they don't care who makes the points as long as we win the game," Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, 98, told a reporter with truTV.