Sports

2020-21 All-Catholic basketball teams announced

See the boys' and girls' basketball standouts from the Philadelphia Catholic League this year, including first, second and third teams.

Drama, class make a fitting end to Hallahan, McDevitt basketball

In the last game between the schools, both of which will close this June, a three-pointer at the buzzer gave Hallahan a 52-49 victory, which was shared with dignity by both teams.

Do-it-all sixth man pushes Archbishop Wood’s boys to title

Whether they needed a defensive stop or a key basket, Mike Knouse has been coming off the bench with excellence, as he did March 16 to help the Vikings capture the Catholic League championship.

Finally, sweet victory for Archbishop Wood’s girls

After heartbreaking overtime losses in the past two years at the Catholic League girls basketball finals, the Lady Vikings won their first championship since 2016 with a 56-48 win over Cardinal O'Hara.

Catholic League Standings

See the current standings, through March 5, for boys' and girls' basketball, plus boys' and girls' bowling.

Gabby Dever squares up on COVID with drive, gratitude

The Little Flower sophomore guard, who comes from a long line of Philadelphia basketball lifers, helps her teammates appreciate the chance to play the game she loves, despite the turmoil of life during a pandemic.

In this hoops season, every game is a playoff game

Between COVID restrictions and snow days hampering practices and with a constricted playoff format, girls' and boys' Catholic League basketball is more intense than ever in the season's homestretch.

Hank Aaron, all-time baseball great who overcame racism, dies at 86

Baseball's long-time home run king, who became a Catholic, fought racism in America and left an enduring legacy -- including all-time career records -- in the game he loved.

Star NFL QB retires on feast of athletes’ patron saint

Philip Rivers ended his 17-year career by announcing his retirement Jan. 20, the feast of St. Sebastian. Rivers, 39, who is fifth on the all time passing yardage list, will coach high school football in Alabama.

Tommy Lasorda, baseball lifer and Hall of Fame manager, dies at 93

The devout Catholic and native parishioner of Holy Savior in Norristown won two World Series titles during his 21-year managerial reign with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He died Jan. 7 in Los Angeles at age 93.