Sports

Girls’ hoops see new league alignment; boys’ play taut as ever

The Philadelphia Catholic League will utilize Red and Blue divisions in girls' basketball for better competition. Meanwhile, the junior boys of Wood and O'Hara played a down-to-the-wire, early-season thriller.

Catholic League basketball standings

See where the girls' and boys' teams sit in the standings in the early going of Philadelphia Catholic play.

Wrestler’s near-fatal car crash revived his faith

Dan Beaudrie received last rites -- and then went on to capture the state title by committing his recovery and his life to Christ.

Devon Prep hosting weeklong basketball tourney

Devon Preparatory School’s second annual Coaches vs. Cancer basketball tournament, featuring 27 games with numerous area schools, will tip off Saturday, Jan. 4 through Saturday, Jan. 11.

NFL kicker’s friendship with teammate strengthens faith

While still at Georgia Tech, Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs was Christian "in name only," until he met fellow teammate Grant Aasen, who had rediscovered his own faith after a near-fatal football injury.

Christmas came early for St. Eleanor’s CYO girls’ volleyball

For the second consecutive season, the team captured the state CYO championship, defeating Pittsburgh’s Louise de Marillac in two sets Nov. 24 at St. John Paul II High School in Royersford.

Key kicks, late TD seal close 19-15 state title for Archbishop Wood

Defense, offense and special teams all contributed to the Vikings' PIAA Class 5A state championship Dec. 6, the program’s third state title in three years and sixth in the past nine.

Pressed into service, a junior leads Prep to state football title

With star quarterback Kyle McCord sidelined with an injury, St. Joseph's Prep relied on backup QB Malik Cooper to run the offense and, with a stellar defense, win the PIAA Class 6A championship.

St. Katharine, Wayne captures CYO field hockey title

Through the regular season, region and CYO contests, St. Katharine’s scored an astounding 86 goals while allowing a miserly six on the way to an 11-0-1 season. They capped the championship tourney with two shutouts.

Chocolate turns to gold as LC girls win state soccer title in Hershey

It took only one goal and a lot of defense as Lansdale Catholic captured the PIAA Class 2A girls' championship, 1-0. Seven busloads of family and friends from Lansdale joined in the joy, described as "a dream come true.”