Sports

Mihjae Hayes’ stellar game helps N-G bring home gold

Despite personal tragedy this year, the Neumann-Goretti senior pumped in 32 points including 15 in the fourth quarter as the Saints marched away with a PIAA Class 3A championship.

Wood’s girls seize Class 4A state title for 7th time since 2010

Archbishop Wood topped upset-minded Lansdale Catholic, 57-45, for their second consecutive state basketball championship, forming unforgettable memories along the way.

Faithful and confident, O’Hara girls grab PIAA title

Annie Welde had no doubt the Lady Lions would win the Class 5A state championship, which they did easily, because it was on the feast of the Annunciation, dear to her family.

St. Peter’s unity, respect seen as key to team’s record season

Small even among other Jesuit universities, the North Jersey college advanced further that any other 15-seed in the history of the NCAA men's tournament to the Elite Eight round.

Catholic League, with 8 teams, dominates PIAA championships

John Knebels previews the girls' and boys' Pennsylvania state basketball title games, talking to coaches of all eight Catholic teams from the Philadelphia area. The coaches rate their league as the toughest in the country.

15-seed St. Peter’s shocks behemoths of NCAA men’s tourney

The Jesuit university of Jersey City, N.J. knocked off perennial powerhouse Kentucky then Murray State to advance to the Sweet 16 round. See a round up of other Catholic colleges in the men's and women's basketball tournaments.

Conwell-Egan’s playoff run ends, but program strengthens

The Eagles defied expectations and took two wins in the PIAA basketball tourney. As the only Catholic League team without a senior on the roster, hopes for next year are high.

50 years ago, Mighty Macs learned to live their faith on life’s courts

Members of the 1972-1974 Immaculata women's national championship teams recall how the prayers of the Immaculate Heart Sisters and the players formed them as competitors and achievers rooted in faith.

Neumann-Goretti wins boys’ CL championship in thriller

The Saints topped Archbishop Ryan 61-57 Feb. 28 at the Palestra in a game so close -- with six consecutive lead changes in the fourth quarter -- it was a shame one team had to lose.

In PCL finals, Archbishop Ryan hopes 4th time is the charm

The sixth-seed Raiders, having bowed out of the semifinals in recent years, stunned West Catholic to advance to the championship Feb. 28 at the Palestra against Neumann-Goretti.