Sports

Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls the World Series team his parish

UPDATED - Msgr. Stephen Rossetti celebrates Mass, baptizes babies, gives marriage preparation talks and provides pastoral care that often involves listening to people or praying with them. He also frequently blesses baseball bats.

Always-surprising Ryan upsets Judge, moves to soccer semifinals

The mercurial Raiders can go on a losing streak then upset a favored team, which they did again by stunning the Crusaders in a 1-0 win Oct. 17. Ryan advanced into the next round of Catholic League playoffs Oct. 23.

Roman Catholic, Archbishop Carroll set new Thanksgiving football game

The two teams not only will meet Thanksgiving morning for a 10 a.m. game in Conshohocken, they will also share breakfast three days prior, beginning a new tradition of football and fraternity.

O line pushes Bonner-Prendie’s punishing ground game

Solid execution by the blockers up front led to 353 yards rushing on 12 yards per carry in the Friars' 46-7 win over Conwell-Egan, pushing their record to 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the Catholic League.

Underdog Roman upsets Wood, 20-6, in Catholic League stunner

In a Red Division football opener, Roman Catholic used a stifling defense and quarterback-receiver connection for three touchdowns in the win. Roman was 0-8 against Archbishop Wood dating to 1967.

Catholic League standings in 6 sports

John Knebels checks the pulse of the league with the latest standings in boys' and girls' soccer, volleyball, field hockey, tennis and football.

Lansdale Catholic’s girls won’t rest on ’18 soccer championship

Always a contender for a Catholic League title, the Crusaders reached the summit last year. Although they graduated many seniors and are starting four freshmen, LC is focused on a new season and more success.

Boys’ soccer season opens with Roman’s 9-0 rout of Carroll

In one of the first Catholic League contests of the 12-game season, the Cahillites built a 6-0 first-half lead and never eased up. A perennial powerhouse, Roman Catholic seeks its first league title since 2015.

In Week 1 of Catholic football, local teams show their grit

Stand out performers and marquee teams emerged after a week of non-Catholic League play, as John Knebels reports -- including one team erasing a 26-0 first-half deficit for an eventual 47-46 win.

Pope John Paul II High School, Roman kick off football season

The Panthers will face the Cahillites on the former's home turf during an Aug. 24 game, at which new visitor bleachers (the gift of an anonymous donor) will be unveiled.