June 18, 2005 |
It's been a long time since the Catholic League walked off with a Carpenter Cup title. But it used an unusual play in the fifth inning to earn its third title overall and first since 1990 by beating Delaware County, 8-2, at Citizens Bank Park last night. With his team holding a 2-1 lead, Tim Hoban of Roman Catholic ripped a two-out single up the middle and stole second base before Sean Barksdale of Cardinal O'Hara drew a walk from Tim Gibson of Haverford High. Kennedy-Kenrick's Lenny DelGrippo, who led the Catholic League with a .636 batting average in the tournament, hit an infield single to short.
June 20, 1988 |
Joe Parisi, coach of the Catholic League's entry in the Carpenter Cup scholastic baseball tournament, knew that he had a wealth of talented hitters at his disposal when the tourney opened last week. "You look at the nine guys in our starting lineup and you can see that any one of them could bat second, third or fourth for anyone else (in the tournament)," Parisi said. Parisi had many reasons - 19 to be exact - to be proud of his squad's hitting prowess yesterday as the Catholic League outslugged Mercer County, 11-4.
September 1, 2010
Brandon Hollomon The speedy, elusive tailback carried 189 times for 1,428 yards and 15 touchdowns last season in aiding the Burrs' march to a 12-3 record, the PIAA Class AA state semifinals, and the area's No. 9 ranking. Hollomon, also a cornerback in West's new 3-4 defense and a dangerous kick returner, earned first-team all-league honors on offense. In a state playoff opener, he rushed 33 times for a career-best 216 yards as the Burrs ousted District 2 titlist Dunmore, 13-0.
November 12, 1987 |
Archbishop Wood's Mike Ewing failed to defend his Catholic League boys' individual cross-country title Sunday at Belmont Plateau, but the Vikings won their second straight team title and fourth in the last five years over second-place St. James and third-place North Catholic. Thanks to Ewing's second place finish, Brett Amberson's eighth-place finish, Brian Moroney's 14th-place finish and Curt Burkholder's 21st-place finish, the Vikings recorded 71 points, while St. James finished with 107 and North Catholic with 126. "This was one of our most solid team efforts ever," said 14-year Wood coach John Sharp.
October 28, 2004 |
It will be regular-season champion Kennedy-Kenrick hosting Conwell-Egan and Archbishop Carroll at Cardinal O'Hara in today's semifinals of the Catholic League field hockey playoffs. Game times are 3 p.m. The Kennedy-Kenrick Wolverines, who finished regular-season play at 9-0, will be seeking their first playoff championship since 1997. The Eagles were 6-3 in league play to finish fourth. O'Hara and Carroll finished with 7-2 marks, but the Lions got the nod for the No. 2 spot in the playoffs by virtue of their win over the Patriots.
January 3, 2003 |
Girls' high school basketball junkies should get their fill Sunday when the Catholic League holds its annual tip-off tournament at Gwynedd-Mercy College in Gwynedd Valley. The first of the day's seven games pits defending Northern Division champion Archbishop Wood against Cardinal O'Hara, the Southern Division and overall league champion, at 9 a.m. The last game, Bishop McDevitt vs. Little Flower, is scheduled for 6 p.m. "It's a good chance for college coaches to see a bunch of basketball games all in one day," said coach Brian Duross, whose Archbishop Wood team is coming off a loss to Regina (Ohio)
May 13, 1987 |
It won't happen tomorrow, and it might not happen for several more years, but there exists the possibility that Bishop Kenrick, of Norristown, will withdraw from the Catholic League. Athletic director Dave Smith confirms that Kenrick sought admission to the Pioneer Athletic Conference, which recently expanded from eight to 10 teams by taking in Great Valley and Owen J. Roberts. But he denies that the school now is trying to join the Suburban One League. "I hope people don't get the idea that we're looking to abandon the Catholic League," Smith said.
January 13, 2012 |
With three of the league's football-playing schools set to close in June, Catholic League athletic directors approved Thursday a proposal by football coaches to divide the league into two divisions. As it previously did, the five-team Red Division (Class AAAA) will include Archbishop Ryan, Father Judge, La Salle, Roman Catholic, and St. Joseph's Prep. The six-team Blue Division, a mix of Class AAA and AA schools, will consist of Archbishop Carroll (Class AA), Archbishop Wood (AAA)