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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 […]

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, […]