Role players lead team effort for champ Carroll

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T When he arrived home after the best weekend of his life, Trevor McNulty was greeted with a congratulatory sign awaiting him on the front lawn of his Havertown home. A simple investigation determined neighbor Mark Campetti as the thoughtful culprit. “It was cool and a really nice thing to […]

Little Flower defends bowling championship

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Grab the ball. Set your feet. Find your mark. Deliver, and follow through. To the millions of bowlers out there, the game plan is indeed simple. But the reality is that unless you dedicate significant time to practicing both strikes and spares, your average probably won’t elevate much higher […]

‘We believed in ourselves’

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T They lost to Neshaminy by two points. Lost to Bensalem by one. Lost to Conestoga by one and to Devon Prep by four. But no one was feeling sorry for Holy Ghost Preparatory School’s basketball team. “We’re used to winning all different kinds of ways,” said John Glenn, a […]

Teamwork helps Judge win PCL bowling title

By John Knebels The 2009 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies had veteran pinch hitter Matt Stairs, whose stunning home run in the fourth game of the National League pennant series against the Los Angeles Dodgers completely shifted the momentum of both the game and the series. The 2009 Catholic League boys’ bowling champion, of Father Judge […]

From the Prep to PSU: Arcidiacono ready to play in Happy Valley

By Joseph PawlikowskiSpecial to The CS&T Mark Arcidiacono grew up rooting for Penn State, dreaming he could play there. This fall, that dream will come true. Arcidiacono, a senior offensive tackle from St. Joseph’s Prep and parishioner of St. Bede the Venerable in Holland, officially signed with Penn State Feb. 4, national college signing day. […]

Carroll girls claim PCL, District 12 swimming titles

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T It was a typical practice session early in the season for Archbishop Carroll’s swim team. Cardiovascular exercise was the main focus, although some swimmers were working on sprints while others focused on technique. And then it happened. Somewhere along the way, a teammate inadvertently kicked Mollie Walsh’s thumb. Jammed […]

Carroll surprises, beats Wood for championship

PCL girls’ basketball By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T At one point during the season, Cardinal O’Hara’s girls’ basketball team woke up one morning and was ranked first in the nation. A few miles away, Archbishop Carroll’s girls took notice but went about their business in workmanlike fashion. Then a few days later, O’Hara was […]

Neumann-Goretti proves its power as CL champs

PCL boys’ basketball Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels It had the potential to be considered an all-time classic, but key injuries have a tendency to detract from the overall attraction when two outstanding sports teams meet each other in a mega-important contest. Take, for instance, the Catholic League boys’ basketball championship Monday night at the jam-packed and […]

Local swimmers react to Phelps controversy

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels The now-infamous picture in “News of the World” magazine worth 1,000 words – and, as it will probably turn out, millions of dollars in lost revenue – showed Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps smoking marijuana from an oversized pipe, known in slang as a “bong,” during a party in South Carolina. At […]

Villa Maria dethrones defending league champs

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T It’s the little things that often turn a runner-up into a champion. Take, for instance, last week’s Catholic Academies League basketball final at Gwynedd-Mercy College. As Mount St. Joseph tried desperately to cut into Villa Maria Academy’s lead down the stretch, the only strategy left for the Magic was […]