Neumann U. chaplains move athletes to play well, keep faith

By Chaz MuthCatholic News Service ASTON (CNS) – Rachael Sokolovish is a member of Neumann University’s conference-champion volleyball team, and the 22-year-old Catholic from Media believes much of the squad’s success belongs to the persistent prayers of Franciscan Sister Marie Therese Carr, the chaplain assigned to her lineup. “I’ll be getting ready to go out […]

Athletic department at Neumann-Goretti honored says N-G has best program in PennsylvaniaBy John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – When John Murawski received a text message from a friend, he had no idea what it was about. “The message said, ‘Did you see it?'” said Murawski. “I was thinking to myself, ‘Did I see what?'” It turns out Murawski’s […]

McDevitt grad, football player, dies tragically

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Every day for as long as she can remember, Justin Schley would give his mother a hug and a kiss and tell her that he loved her. But on June 21, Schley’s ability to show his mom such loving affection came to a tragic end. As he prepared to […]

Catholic League baseball advances in Carpenter Cup

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T As various baseball players from the Catholic League were polled concerning their chances of winning the 24th annual Carpenter Cup Classic, a trend started to develop. Their collective philosophy was to take things one game at a time. Through the first two games of the 16-team, single-elimination tourney, that […]

JV lacrosse team wins with fundamentals

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels DOWNINGTOWN – Fundamentals. Coaches talk about them all the time. Don’t do it that way, do it this way – the proper way. Repetition after repetition, an athlete eventually understands the concept and combines basic instinct to get the job done right. While much of the attention enjoyed by the fifth and […]

Around the diamond: A season wrap-up

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T If there was ever any doubt as to whether or not the Catholic League’s spring sports teams could compete with the best from the rest of the state, it was obviously answered in the affirmative. La Salle won a state lacrosse title. St. Joseph’s Prep and Neumann-Goretti High School […]

La Salle lacrosse team proves it’s best in state

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Those out there who didn’t think that La Salle College High School would eventually prove to have the best lacrosse team in the entire state, raise your hand. Kudos for telling the truth, but where exactly have you been hiding? As the regular season started giving way to the […]

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 […]