Catholic League football: 2009 preview

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels When it comes to previewing an upcoming season, conjecture overtakes precision. Although last year’s win-loss records and statistics of returning players are often viewed as a barometer of what to expect in the near future, coaches and players still choose to employ the much-used term “anything can happen” when asked to publicly […]

LC senior preps for final year in 3 sports

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T With three years on his high school resume and a fourth about to begin, Lansdale Catholic senior Pat O’Hara has a simple piece of advice for anyone looking to make the most of his or her scholastic experience. Get involved. And if you happen to be a young man […]

New football coach at N-G learned from the best

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels PHILADELPHIA – Back when he was a student at Malvern Preparatory School, before graduating in 1982, Rich Carfagno recalls teacher and administrator Jim Stewart being firm but fair. Carfagno said Stewart listened, but he did not accept flimsy excuses. “If you were late, he would tell you to get up earlier,” said […]

Morris to be inducted into Big Five hall

PHILADELPHIA – Roxborough resident Bill “Speedy” Morris, head basketball coach at St. Joseph’s Prep, has been selected for induction into the Philadelphia Big Five hall of fame. Morris, who coached at LaSalle University for 17 years, will be part of the hall’s 2010 class. Morris had a very successful tenure at LaSalle, beginning in 1984 […]

OYYA sponsors local soccer tournament

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T At 9 a.m. on July 25, approximately 100 young men aged 16 to 30 representing seven different parishes attended Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bensalem, Bucks County, before participating in a soccer tournament sponsored by archdiocesan Hispanic Ministry in the Office of Youth and Young Adults […]

Neumann U. chaplains move athletes to play well, keep faith

By Chaz MuthCatholic News Service ASTON (CNS) – Rachael Sokolovish is a member of Neumann University’s conference-champion volleyball team, and the 22-year-old Catholic from Media believes much of the squad’s success belongs to the persistent prayers of Franciscan Sister Marie Therese Carr, the chaplain assigned to her lineup. “I’ll be getting ready to go out […]

Athletic department at Neumann-Goretti honored says N-G has best program in PennsylvaniaBy John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – When John Murawski received a text message from a friend, he had no idea what it was about. “The message said, ‘Did you see it?'” said Murawski. “I was thinking to myself, ‘Did I see what?'” It turns out Murawski’s […]

McDevitt grad, football player, dies tragically

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Every day for as long as she can remember, Justin Schley would give his mother a hug and a kiss and tell her that he loved her. But on June 21, Schley’s ability to show his mom such loving affection came to a tragic end. As he prepared to […]

Catholic League baseball advances in Carpenter Cup

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T As various baseball players from the Catholic League were polled concerning their chances of winning the 24th annual Carpenter Cup Classic, a trend started to develop. Their collective philosophy was to take things one game at a time. Through the first two games of the 16-team, single-elimination tourney, that […]

JV lacrosse team wins with fundamentals

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels DOWNINGTOWN – Fundamentals. Coaches talk about them all the time. Don’t do it that way, do it this way – the proper way. Repetition after repetition, an athlete eventually understands the concept and combines basic instinct to get the job done right. While much of the attention enjoyed by the fifth and […]