Court vision: A look at Catholic boys’ hoops

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels Wasn’t it just yesterday that last year’s basketball season ended? Time does indeed fly, but despite the fact that defending champion North Catholic hoisted the 2008 plaque high above its head more than nine months ago, it is almost as though last year hasn’t left because the top teams – at least […]

West Catholic suffers heartbreaker in 2OT

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T HERSHEY – All those thousands of yards, and it came down to a few inches. If West Catholic High School’s high-flying, thrill-a-minute football team struggles to accept its deflating 35-34, double-overtime loss to Wilmington in last Saturday afternoon’s AA state championship game at Hersheypark Stadium, perhaps the Burrs can […]

Archbishop Wood’s season ends in state final

By Joseph PawlikowskiSpecial to The CS&T Archbishop Wood High School’s football team manhandled opponents all year with its size and running game. Last Friday in the state final, Thomas Jefferson gave them a taste of their own medicine. Amidst freezing conditions at Hersheypark Stadium, Jefferson’s Jaguars won 34-7, making fewer mistakes than the Vikings, who […]

Drake leads West Catholic to state AA final

By Joseph PawlikowskiSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Since the Class AA playoffs began, no team has been a real challenge for West Catholic High School. But that changed when Lancaster Catholic came to town for the state semifinal last Friday night at Northeast field. West Catholic’s balanced running attack usually does not require one […]

Wood’s championship drive starts at home

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T In what has become a weekly tradition since the beginning of September, Archbishop Wood’s football team was victorious once again this past Friday night. The Vikings’ 13-7 win over Selinsgrove at Hersheypark Stadium increased their record to 12-2 and advanced them to tomorrow night’s PIAA Class AAA football championship […]

Malvern Prep ends season undefeated

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels His team was trailing by 21 points, and nothing was going right on either side of the ball. So why was Malvern Prep senior C.J. Mooney still brimming with confidence? “When you have the skill position players that we have, you’re never out of a game,” said Mooney, a two-way starter at […]

West Catholic, Archbishop Wood earn victories in state quarterfinals

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Apologetic. That’s what West Catholic High School’s football team seemed like as it was posting a 49-21 victory Friday night over Dunmore High School in a PIAA Class AA state quarterfinal game that wasn’t even as close as the already-wide margin suggests. It was as though any time West […]

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 […]

West Catholic continues offensive onslaught

By Joseph PawlikowskiSpecial to The CS&T West Catholic pulverized the Catholic League and won the AA City Title with its offense. Their first round state playoff game against Palisades was no different. West trounced Palisades, 63-20, behind one of the best offenses in the history of the city, setting new records and extending records they […]

La Salle falls in city final, ending strong season

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels Three-quarters full. That describes the proverbial glass that summarizes La Salle College High School’s football season. After winning the Class AAAA Catholic League championship with an exciting victory over Father Judge, the only major glitch of such an esteemed accomplishment was not having any significant time to celebrate. Next up for La […]