Sports

Through setbacks, leadership emerges at Lansdale Catholic

The Crusaders topped perennial boys' soccer power Roman Catholic Oct. 21, led by goalie Kellan Ward. While sidelined with an injury last year, he learned a life lesson that's paying off now.

Friends fondly remember Malvern Prep legend Jim Stewart at his passing

The death at age 76 of "Stew" continues to impact the countless people he inspired throughout his life, many of whom recalled his numerous virtues, which he shared with all.

Catholic League sports starting up without championship play

While most schools will vie for PIAA playoffs, others will play a Catholic League schedule but their season will end after the regular season. John Knebels breaks down the dizzying array of plans for each sport.

Sports back in play at archdiocesan high schools

Athletic competition will resume at the schools with strict adherence to COVID precautions, according to a Sept. 25 statement from the Office of Catholic Education and the Faith in the Future Foundation.

In first COVID-era game, La Salle football sees triumph amid tragedies

La Salle, playing outside the suspended Catholic League schedule, beat Manheim Township 35-27. The Explorers' QB suffered a season-ending injury, and both teams honored a player who died last summer.

Famed Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson dies at 78

Born and raised a Catholic in Washington, Thompson went to Catholic schools and after a brief pro career he was an immensely successful coach at Georgetown, where he stood up for justice.

Athletes hope Catholic League’s fall sports will play in spring

Local coaches and players expressed a mix of disappointment, understanding and hope that traditional fall sports might be played sometime during early 2021, all due to the pandemic.

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.