St. Mary Magdalen, MMR win CYO track titles

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T The flip-flop fit perfectly. Last year, St. Mary Magdalen School in Media won the boys’ Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) archdiocesan track and field championship while the girls placed third. Two weekends ago at Franklin Field, it proved to be just the opposite. “The girls have been competitive and getting […]

Riverso brothers help Neumann-Goretti win title

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels In terms of personality, the Riverso brothers couldn’t be further apart. Michael is extremely laid back. He speaks methodically and answers questions with as few words as possible while getting his point across. His brother Dominic never met a practical joke in which he didn’t find humor. Ask him a serious question […]

PCL champ St. Hubert moves on in state play

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T First-pitch strikes. Every coach preaches the importance of getting ahead of hitters, but too few have the ability to consistently master the art. In the case of St. Hubert junior Melissa Robinson, she not only throws first-pitch strikes, she seems to throw strikes on every single offering. “I always […]

Carroll girls claim ninth Catholic League crown

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T You know a winning streak is really amazing when no one knows for sure what the exact number is. In the case of Archbishop Carroll High School girls’ lacrosse, the Patriots have now won 120 consecutive games against Catholic League competition spanning nine years. Or maybe it’s 121. “I […]

La Salle edges St. Joe’s Prep for lacrosse title

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T It could be argued that St. Joseph’s Prep entered last week’s Catholic League lacrosse championship against La Salle College High School with a major psychological advantage. This, despite the fact that La Salle was the five-time defending champion, was heavily favored and had defeated the Prep by 10 goals […]

PCL track and field championships: Hard work drives Judge’s Kehl to win by a mile

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Track runners are always looking for an edge. Considering that races are often won by mere hundredths of a second, a slightly different approach can literally make the difference between a gold medal and not even qualifying for a bronze. In the Catholic League track and field championship May […]

SJU lightweight eight earn bronze at Dad Vail

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels The higher the expectations, the harder the fall when you don’t live up to them. That explains why St. Joseph’s University’s men’s crew team was supporting a collective bruise this past weekend. As almost 3,000 athletes from the United States and Canada descended upon the Schuylkill River to compete at the 71st […]

Bonner baseball team learns winning isn’t everything

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Great games. Clutch performances. Upset victories. Playoff wins. For any high school athlete, experiencing any or all of those sports-related occurrences will usually result in a lifetime memory. They will serve as conversation pieces at future reunions; late-night trips down memory lane when in the presence of future children […]

Penn Relays produce lasting memories for all

Click here to see photos from this year’s Penn Relays By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T The University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field was an organized mass of humanity. Grade school kids, high school students and college adults donned jerseys, shorts and warm-up suits of virtually every color. Local schools with familiar names joined visitors from […]

Prendie girls ready to play, weather permitting

By John KnebelsSports Columnist DREXEL HILL – If weather was allowed to be a member of the Catholic League, it would be easy to determine the team to beat: Rain. “We’re five and seven this year,” mused Archbishop Prendergast softball coach Charlie Wieners. “We have five wins and seven cancellations.” Wieners is obviously not alone […]