Sports

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.

With PIAA playoffs stalled, Trevor Wall still ends career on high note

Sportswriter John Knebels chats with the St. Joe's Prep senior who scored 1,000 points for his career -- ending in Speedy Morris' last season as coach -- who wishes other Catholic teams could finish the state playoffs.

All-Catholic basketball teams announced

The Philadelphia Catholic League has named first-, second- and third-team All-Catholic basketball players for boys and girls for the 2019-2020 season.

With grit, Neumann-Goretti earns first league title in 6 years

The Saints relied on consistently excellent team defense and full-court hustle for 32 minutes to defeat two-time defending champion Roman Catholic, 66-58, for the Catholic League boys championship.

Girls’ title game an instant classic, by any definition

With its 11 lead changes and eight ties, the Catholic League championship will be remembered for West Catholic's 65-60 win in overtime over Archbishop Wood -- and for a feat 101 years in the making.

League’s two best, Wood and West, meet in championship

Monday night's Catholic League girls' basketball final at the Palestra will pit West Catholic's hot streak against Archbishop Wood's stellar season. Wood is hoping to atone for last year's heart breaker.

Two PCL giants to meet in finals on Monday

Roman Catholic and Neumann-Goretti have accrued a composite 52 Catholic League championships. That number will rise to 53 on Feb. 24 at the Palestra -- John Knebels offers a preview.

Judge pins second straight Catholic League wrestling title

The Jan. 28 win, the fifth in the last seven seasons, has sparked talk of a dynasty that coach Jim Savage chalks up to a team whose members "constantly challenge themselves."