Sure, losing hurts, but character shows in handling defeat

In the Catholic League boys' soccer semifinal, the Prep and La Salle both lost to Roman Catholic and Archbishop Wood, respectively. As John Knebels discovers, the vanquished have the marks of champions.

Eagles can teach us how to engage at Mass, says La Salle professor

At an Oct. 14 lecture sponsored by a Philadelphia church musicians' group, Franciscan Father Frank Berna described how sports can deepen spirituality and enhance the celebration of the Eucharist.

O’Hara, Prendie renew field hockey rivalry as playoffs approach

The cross-Delaware County rivals battled it out to a 2-1 Cardinal O'Hara win this month, solidifying their playoff seedings with an eye on the Catholic League championship game in two weeks.

Bonner-Prendie seals playoff spot in Catholic League boys’ soccer

The Friars survived an upset attempt by winless Bishop McDevitt to clinch a 2-1 overtime victory and a chance at postseason play.

Brewers chaplain finds joy in connecting his love of priesthood, sports

Father Jerry Herda of the Milwaukee Archdiocese has been a lifelong Brewers fan and for 12 seasons served as the team's Catholic chaplain.

John Gagliardi dies at 91; was winningest college football coach ever

The esteemed coach, who retired in 2012 at age 86 with a 489-138-11 record of coaching over 60 years, didn't do anything extraordinary in his coaching but his simple methods captured players' attention.

Catholic League standings in four sports updated

See our standings for Philadelphia Catholic League boys and girls sports, including football, soccer, field hockey and volleyball, through Oct. 4.

Neumann-Goretti soph Tysheem Johnson scores 6 TDs in romp

Scoring on offense, defense and special teams, Johnson led the way as the Saints sailed past Bonner-Prendergast, 54-14. John Knebels speaks with the likeable all-purpose performer and reviews Catholic League football action.

Cream of Catholic League Red Division eyes up state title prize

In his second fall football preview, John Knebels sizes up challengers in the large-enrollment division to perennial powerhouse St. Joseph's Prep, the marquee program in all of Pennsylvania.

Eight teams of realigned PCL Blue Division ready for some football

Two weeks into the season, several teams and numerous players are off to a great start including Archbishops Carroll, which switches to the smaller-enrollment division this year. John Knebels previews the teams.