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June 18, 2005 | By Joe Fite FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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June 20, 1988 | By Pete Schnatz, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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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.
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November 12, 1987 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 28, 2004 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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January 3, 2003 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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)
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May 13, 1987 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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June 20, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Neumann-Goretti was returning a pair of top-notch pitchers in Jeff Ciocco and Ethan Pritchett and two four-year starters in centerfielder Brian Verratti and third baseman Nick D'Amore. But with six first-year varsity players in the mix, Kevin Schneider knew there likely would be growing pains. And he was proven right when the squad dropped five of its first seven contests. "As coaches, we said: 'We're going to have to coach more than we ever have in our lives,' " the Saints boss said.
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June 13, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Jim Murray's 50th year of coaching soccer will be his last. "I thought that 50 was a nice number," he said. "Even as I say it, I can't believe I've been coaching that long. " After spending four years at Friends' Central and the last 45 at St. Joseph's Prep, Murray will hang up his whistle at the end of next season. Murray, 74, has been semi-retired since the end of the last school year. The Villanova resident started at the Prep as a math teacher in 1969 and took over as his alma mater's athletic director two years later.
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June 5, 2016
Olney Charter hopes to follow a major breakthrough with a solid run in the PIAA Class 4A state tournament. With Thursday's 5-4 triumph over Father Judge, the Trojans became the first Public League member to defeat a Catholic League school in a District 12 baseball final since the Catholic League joined the PIAA in 2008-09. "It was pretty awesome," Olney coach Dan Karlyn said. "That was one of our goals coming into the year, to show we could compete with and beat teams outside the Public League.
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June 3, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Sometimes all it takes is a look. Quality defense helps, too. La Salle High had it all working Wednesday in a boys' lacrosse thriller against Bishop Shanahan. The PIAA first-round playoff game at Plymouth Whitemarsh needed extra time to decide a winner. Fortunately for the Catholic League champion Explorers, Brett Baskin netted the game-winner with 2 minutes, 29 seconds left in overtime to give La Salle an 8-7 victory. The goal was set up by a defensive deflection by senior long-pole Matt Webster, which allowed fellow senior Jared Walls to scoop the loose ball, find Baskin, and head for glory.
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May 30, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Aidan Baur hesitated for a moment when he saw the ball bounce away from the catcher and start rolling at a decent pace toward the backstop. "Then I heard my coach [Kevin Schneider] screaming, 'Go, go, go,' " he said. "Once I took off, I knew I had it. " Baur easily scored from third base on a wild pitch, giving Neumann-Goretti a dramatic, 3-2, walk-off victory over St. Joseph's Prep in Saturday afternoon's Catholic League baseball final at sun-splashed Immaculata University. N-G's fifth crown in eight seasons came in highly improbable fashion.
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May 27, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
John Coppola says his late-season tear is not because of extra trips to the batting cage. "I think I've been taking less batting practice, actually," the St. Joseph's Prep senior first baseman said. "I just try to end on a positive note when I do. " With Coppola staying hot, the No. 7-seeded Hawks racked up 13 hits and topped No. 6 Cardinal O'Hara, 14-9, Wednesday afternoon in a Catholic League semifinal at La Salle High. Coppola went 3 for 3 with three RBIs, three runs, two RBIs, and a pair of walks in a contest that dragged on for 2 hours, 42 minutes.
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May 27, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Kate Ostaszewski yelled, "Dive. " So Vicki Black did. Black, the centerfielder for the Archbishop Ryan softball team, came charging in on a line drive in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday at Arcadia University. With runners at the corners, Cardinal O'Hara was looking to tie the score in the Catholic League softball title game. That's when she heard Ostaszewski, who wasn't too far away, from left field. The senior didn't hesitate. "I knew it was a straight line drive," Black said.
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May 26, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, STAFF WRITER
Ronnie Cavalier went 2 for 4 with two RBIs to lead St. Joseph's Prep past host Archbishop Wood, 6-4, in a Catholic League quarterfinal matchup. Pat Woltemate earned the win and Keith Flaherty had a hit and two RBIs for the Hawks. District 1 Class 3A playoffs. Striking out five, Joe Bates tossed a complete game one-hitter en route to his seventh win of the year as Upper Moreland dispatched visiting Phoenixville, 1-0. Freshman Sean Mullarkey ripped an RBI single in the sixth inning to give Radnor a 3-2 lead.
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May 26, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Controversy swirled when two Catholic League baseball quarterfinal games that were suspended Monday because of rain did not resume as expected on Tuesday. No. 5 seed Neumann-Goretti, which was ahead of No. 4 Roman Catholic by 2-1 in the top of the sixth inning, and No. 6 Cardinal O'Hara, which had a 4-1 advantage on No. 3 La Salle in the bottom of the sixth, were declared winners about noon on Tuesday. That's because, according to PIAA rules, a high school game - in the regular season or playoffs - is complete after 41/2 (if the host team is leading)
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May 25, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
For nearly an hour, the only sounds emanating from the lacrosse field at Neumann University were the pitter-patter of raindrops and the clap of thunder. That is, however, until Archbishop Wood and Archbishop Carroll finally bounded noisily from the school's gymnasium adjacent the field, cheering their freedom after lightning caused a considerable delay. When play finally resumed, an hour and 41 minutes had lapsed, but Carroll's girls wasted no time claiming their 16th consecutive Catholic League championship with a 21-4 victory.
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