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 […]

Little Flower defends bowling championship

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Grab the ball. Set your feet. Find your mark. Deliver, and follow through. To the millions of bowlers out there, the game plan is indeed simple. But the reality is that unless you dedicate significant time to practicing both strikes and spares, your average probably won’t elevate much higher […]

‘We believed in ourselves’

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T They lost to Neshaminy by two points. Lost to Bensalem by one. Lost to Conestoga by one and to Devon Prep by four. But no one was feeling sorry for Holy Ghost Preparatory School’s basketball team. “We’re used to winning all different kinds of ways,” said John Glenn, a […]

Teamwork helps Judge win PCL bowling title

By John Knebels The 2009 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies had veteran pinch hitter Matt Stairs, whose stunning home run in the fourth game of the National League pennant series against the Los Angeles Dodgers completely shifted the momentum of both the game and the series. The 2009 Catholic League boys’ bowling champion, of Father Judge […]

From the Prep to PSU: Arcidiacono ready to play in Happy Valley

By Joseph PawlikowskiSpecial to The CS&T Mark Arcidiacono grew up rooting for Penn State, dreaming he could play there. This fall, that dream will come true. Arcidiacono, a senior offensive tackle from St. Joseph’s Prep and parishioner of St. Bede the Venerable in Holland, officially signed with Penn State Feb. 4, national college signing day. […]

Carroll girls claim PCL, District 12 swimming titles

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T It was a typical practice session early in the season for Archbishop Carroll’s swim team. Cardiovascular exercise was the main focus, although some swimmers were working on sprints while others focused on technique. And then it happened. Somewhere along the way, a teammate inadvertently kicked Mollie Walsh’s thumb. Jammed […]

Carroll surprises, beats Wood for championship

PCL girls’ basketball By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T At one point during the season, Cardinal O’Hara’s girls’ basketball team woke up one morning and was ranked first in the nation. A few miles away, Archbishop Carroll’s girls took notice but went about their business in workmanlike fashion. Then a few days later, O’Hara was […]