Sports

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.

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.