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St. Margaret Parish honors dedicated CYO coach

By John KNebelsSpecial to The CS&T Trying to encompass all that Mark “Rep” Siefer has meant to the St. Margaret’s community in a few hundred words is like attempting to pour a gallon of water into a pint-sized glass. This past Saturday, the folks at St. Margaret’s tried to do likewise in a ceremony that […]

La Salle beats Judge for Catholic League AAAA title

By John KnebelsSpecial to the CS&T PHILADELPHIA – As Saturday night’s near-freezing winds left gloveless fans searching for cushioned pockets, Father Judge and La Salle College High School took the field at Northeast High School to battle for the Catholic League Class AAAA football championship. While the two teams warmed up, many people were still […]

Merion almost brings home 2 state crowns

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Winning a state championship is one thing. Winning two about a week apart? That’s almost impossible. Merion Mercy nearly pulled off the double feat this fall. After the Golden Bears captured their second straight PIAA state volleyball title on Nov. 8, the Merion field hockey team advanced all the […]

A priest first, football announcer makes the call

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels Sacramental moments occur when we least expect them. In preparing to write a story about Father Matt Guckin, an administrator at Bishop Shanahan High School who doubles as the school’s public address announcer during home football games, there was something familiar about his name and picture on Shanahan’s web site. After about […]

Football playoffs roundup: West makes a run for state title

By Joseph PawlikowskiSpecial to The CS&T Last weekend, four Catholic League games produced two new champions and set new city, school and inspanidual records. The Catholic League Class AAAA held its semifinals Saturday, Nov. 8, featuring teams from the former Catholic League red spanision. La Salle College High School defeated its bitter rival, St. Joseph’s […]

Ragdolls defend title with 2 minutes left in game

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Christina Zambito wondered if there was something wrong with the game clock. Well, not really. Deep down, she knew the final two minutes of the Catholic League girls’ soccer championship was winding down in true form. But it sure didn’t seem that way. “They had to be […]

North prevails over solid La Salle goaltending

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels PHILADELPHIA – It might be time to buy a new trophy case. For the 22nd time, North Catholic High School captured the Catholic League boys soccer championship last week by edging La Salle, 1-0. The win also sent the Falcons (16-1-3 overall) into the District 12 championship against George Washington a couple […]

Wood’s PCL crown caps undefeated season

By John KnebelsSports Columnist RADNOR – Watch an intense volleyball match and be prepared to wince every now and then. spanes to the floor, arms outstretched to the max. Knees twisting, elbows slamming against the hardwood. It is not a sight for the timid. So after Archbishop Wood had defeated Cardinal O’Hara in Sunday’s Catholic […]

Kennedy-Kenrick stuns Prendie in OT, wins title

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Sometimes the statistics clearly suggest a winner. Then you look at the scoreboard, and you do a double-take. That describes the situation in the Catholic League field hockey championship Sunday afternoon at Arcadia University. Despite a decided disadvantage in penalty corners, time in the offensive zone and scoring chances, […]

O’Hara girls humbly defend PCL title

By John Knebels The talk on the street was that Cardinal O’Hara’s girls cross-country team was about to have its four-year title streak severed. But that talk was trampled – both figuratively and literally – in last week’s cross-country championship at the famed Belmont Plateau. Behind two runners who placed in the top four, and […]