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 […]

Lansdale Catholic lacrosse earning local respect

Sports ColumnistBy John Knebels LANSDALE – When it comes to household names in the world of local lacrosse teams, Lansdale Catholic doesn’t quite come to mind. You might want to add the word “yet” somewhere in that assessment. While it is too early to determine whether or not the Crusaders can compete with the likes […]

Catholic League baseball: Big talents return for competitive season

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T As the scholastic academic calendar rounds third and heads for home, so too have the spring sports teams. For the first time in history, one Catholic League team from each of the three different classifications will qualify to compete in the District 12 and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) […]

St. Max girls take CYO basketball state title

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T They won the regional championship, the Philadelphia archdiocesan championship and the state championship. However, according to assistant coach Caitlin Pearson, the girls who comprised the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) basketball team at West Chester’s St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish accomplished a lot more than just winning medals the past few […]

Two decades of service to CYO cheerleading

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T When he became involved as a cheerleader while a student at Temple University, Charlie Murgia never realized that the sport would become a part of his life. A 1980 graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School, who for seven years served as the athletic director for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, […]