Twins making Merion fans smile

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Meet a couple of identical twins and sooner or later, the question needs to be asked: Have you ever taken advantage of your indistinguishable looks by playing a trick on someone? “I remember when we were in kindergarten and I think it was April Fools Day,” said Shelbey Manthorpe, […]

O’Hara girls humbly defend PCL title

By John Knebels The talk on the street was that Cardinal O’Hara’s girls cross-country team was about to have its four-year title streak severed. But that talk was trampled – both figuratively and literally – in last week’s cross-country championship at the famed Belmont Plateau. Behind two runners who placed in the top four, and […]

La Salle golf team advances to states

By John Knebels La Salle College High School’s golf team and the Philadelphia Phillies may end up having something in common.While the Phillies have been winning games thanks to contributions from some lesser-known players, the Explorers were faring well similarly in the Catholic League championship at Blue Bell Country Club. The Explorers did their part […]

Running with the boys, and winning

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when pragmatic, unselfish minds combine their resources and figure out how to make the proverbial square fit into a circle. In this case, John W. Hallahan High School’s Laura Antinucci was the square and Roman Catholic’s cross country team was the circle. When Antinucci, now […]

Boys Soccer: Carroll surprises La Salle, 4-2

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Just when déjà vu was starting to settle in, the scorers went on a rampage. When it was over, Archbishop Carroll’s boys’ soccer team had surprised La Salle, 4-2, in a non-spanision contest last week between two tough Catholic League opponents. Since Carroll – a sixth seed last year […]

Coach recalls slain McDonald as warrior on field

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Glen Galeone has coached hundreds of players during his 19 years as coach of Archbishop Ryan’s football team. Some stand out more than others, and for positive reasons in the high majority of cases. Among them is 1996 graduate Patrick McDonald, an offensive guard of the 1995 […]

Cabrini’s athletic director proud of Catholic upbringing

By JOHN KNEBELSSpecial to The CS&T RADNOR – Spend a few minutes with Joe Giunta, and it’s clear the man is a straight shooter who knows his craft and has a knack for breaking things down in layman’s terms. Look at Giunta’s resume and be prepared to notice a host of Catholic institutions that helped […]

Girls Soccer: Dougherty proving its no pushover anymore

By JOHN KNEBELSSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA — Cardinal Dougherty’s girls’ soccer team doesn’t exactly scare the stronger teams in the Catholic League. But the Cardinals no longer represent a cakewalk to opponents, either. “When you’re able to win games that you usually lose, I think your confidence becomes a lot higher and other teams […]

McDevitt blanks Neumann-Goretti, 30-0

By Joseph PawlikowskiSpecial to The CS&T McDevitt’s last game against Cheltenham was a disappointment defensively, surrendering 42 points. Friday night, they responded with a shutout. The Lancers’ defense was absolutely dominant against Neumann-Goretti, constantly pressuring quarterback Anthony Mastrando. He was forced to throw mostly short passes with little success, completing 11 of 24 for only […]

Cross Country: Wood girls eye CL title

By John KnebelsSpecial to The CS&T Betty Doyle could barely talk. Her laryngitis simply was too overpowering. But like the runners she motivates on a daily basis, the Archbishop Wood girls’ cross-country coach persevered. “There’s a lot to like about our team,” said Doyle, a 1975 Wood graduate who ran track throughout high school. “We’ve […]