Sports

Local standout Phil Gosselin grateful for every day with Phils, MLB

The valuable utility man for the Phillies has built a solid pro baseball career, but hasn't neglected his local roots at Malvern Prep or ceased to be a respected gentleman.

MLB’s first woman coach a ‘go-getter’ at Jesuit university

Another barrier in the sports world was broken July 20 when Alyssa Nakken coached first base on manager Gabe Kapler's staff of the San Francisco Giants.

Chaplain says Washington Nationals’ World Series run is ‘story of faith’

In a recent talk, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti shared how the team's 2019 pennant reflected "a special spiritual grace" that inspired hope.

Priest’s love of math, baseball helps him develop new stat measures

Mathematics professor (and Yankees fan) Father Humbert Kilanowski is hitting a home run in the field of "sabermetrics," the analytics of baseball performance.

Catholic athletes preparing to play this fall, unsure of season ahead

CatholicPhilly.com spoke with athletes and coaches on preparations for the fall season, knowing the coronavirus could end their season early. The PIAA said sports can begin in August.

Catholic League shake up pleases Lansdale, while Ryan sees red

In girls' basketball, Lansdale Catholic will switch to the more competitive Red Division. After a tough season Archbishop Ryan will play in the Blue Division, and they're not happy about it.

Jason Harrigan takes up coaching reins at Prep basketball

St. Joseph’s Prep made Harrigan just the second active Black hoops coach in the Catholic League. He follows in the steps of the legendary Speedy Morris.

Once he retires, NFL QB to coach at Catholic high school

Philip Rivers, at age 38 set to begin his 17th season as an NFL quarterback, will take over the program at St. Michael Catholic High School in Alabama after he hangs up his cleats.

No spring sports but plenty of positivity among athletes

With the trauma of school activities canceled because of coronavirus comes an opportunity for athletes and coaches of the Philadelphia Catholic League to provide their insights on some benefits from the pandemic.

Former Catholic League star D’Andre Swift drafted into NFL

The Philadelphia running back who tallied eye-popping stats at St. Joseph's Prep and later at the University of Georgia was selected by the Detroit Lions as the overall 35th pick in the pro football draft.