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, […]

Catholic League success in PIAA

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T When the prospect of the Catholic League becoming involved with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) gained momentum a couple of years ago, a stir developed among athletic directors, coaches and players. Traditionalists asked the obvious question – “Why fix what isn’t broken?” Meanwhile, pragmatists offered a collective high […]

Carroll girls’ set tone early, win state title

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Coaches say many things before a game. Some things stick out more than others. Before Archbishop Carroll took on Lampeter-Strasburg in the PIAA Class AAA state girls’ basketball championship last Saturday at Penn State University’s Bryce Jordan Center, second-year Carroll coach Chuck Creighton emphasized one piece of advice in […]

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 […]