La Salle takes title, moves on to states

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T WYNDMOOR – Overconfidence has proven to be costly to many teams of every sport. What appears to be a certain victory somehow morphs into a heartbreaking loss. La Salle College High School’s wrestling team talked about that before taking on visiting North Catholic in the Catholic League championship last […]

College’s sports and spirituality program grows

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels Like dealing with a scorching hot potato, person after person refuses to grab the plaudits and instead tosses them toward someone else. Perhaps that is why Neumann College – soon to be a University, but that’s for another day – has continued to improve its decade-long Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character […]

Flyers Cup favorites hard to predict

By Mike IvcicSpecial to The CS&T With only a month remaining before the Flyers Cup resumes, it’s not out of the question for one to envision six or seven different schools taking the AAA title. Many observers of last year’s final between La Salle and Holy Ghost Prep have called the Explorers’ 4-1 win the […]

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SHANAHAN SENIOR AWARDED MAXWELL AWARD DREXEL HILL – Ryan Alderman, a senior at Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown, was awarded the Mini Maxwell Award from the prestigious Maxwell Football Club Jan. 16 at Drexelbrook Banquet Hall. The award grants Alderman a $500 scholarship to the university of his choice. The award is presented to […]

Swim coach reflects on the pool’s lifelong bonds

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels Jerry McCaffrey doesn’t speak in riddles. So when the 19-year Father Judge swimming coach asks his athletes if they would rather win a race with a poor time or finish sixth while simultaneously smashing their own personal record, he isn’t presenting them with a parable. “Swimming is one of the more unique […]

Mount St. Joe’s flawless season sets hopes for second state hoops title

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T FLOURTOWN – After Mount St. Joseph Academy’s basketball team celebrated last year’s PIAA Class AAA state championship, the talk among the so-called experts was that the Magic would probably struggle through a rebuilding process since five of their top seven players, including three spanision I standouts, were about to […]

PCL Girls basketball mid-season review

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Through Jan. 5, every girls’ basketball team in the Catholic League has garnered at least one win and seven have overall winning records. But while the collective competition is definitely impressive, there is clearly a disparity of the haves and have nots. But then again, that seems to be […]

CYO cross-country: Camaraderie at its best

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T The early favorite for the 2009 “quote of the year” comes from Mary Ellen Malloy. A 1975 graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School and the long-time CYO cross-country coordinator for the Archdiocese was discussing her favorite sport and how it is particularly unique in that you don’t have to […]

St. Aloysius JV wins Coaches Bowl

BRYN MAWR – St. Aloysius Academy’s junior varsity and varsity football teams were invited to play in the Archdiocesan Coaches’ Bowl for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 15. Although the varsity lost 14-12 to St. Margaret, Narberth, coach Leo Carlin said he was very proud of the boys “even though a lot of our […]

Gwynedd- Mercy College grants wish for boy who is close to soccer team

Gwynedd Valley – Gwynedd-Mercy College’s men’s soccer team helped grant a birthday wish to local boy Luke Ronco, who the team “adopted” in August 2008 through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Luke, 9, has been battling a brain tumor for six years. He attends Gwynedd-Mercy’s soccer games and practices and flips the coin for the […]