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February 17, 2009 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
James G. McSherry, Roman Catholic High School Class of 1940, helped keep the nation's first free Catholic high school for boys open in the 1980s when it was in danger of closing. Over the years, McSherry helped Roman in many ways. And even in death, he found an avenue to continue assisting his alma mater. Roman is scheduled to announce today that McSherry, who died in 2006 at the age of 84, left $425,000 to fund five scholarships at the school at Broad and Vine Streets. When the bequest is combined with the contributions made in his lifetime, McSherry donated "well over $1 million" to Roman, making him the school's largest benefactor since Thomas E. Cahill, a wealthy coal merchant, founded the school in 1890.
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August 31, 2008 | By Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban FOR THE INQUIRER
I was surprised to find Romans roaming the streets of Lugo, my hometown in northwestern Spain, when I returned in June. After living abroad for 20 years, I had come to visit my family and high school friends - and, to my daughter's dismay, to speak my native tongue too fast for her to understand. What I had not anticipated was to find the city ablaze. The reason, I soon discovered, was that the city was celebrating, as it has each June since 2001, a festival aptly named Arde Lucus - Lugo Is Burning - in remembrance of a time long past when Romans lived here.
SPORTS
March 13, 1993 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Marc Jackson and Mike Tabb had not agreed on preparations. But when it mattered most, they joined forces for perfect execution. As Roman Catholic readied itself for the final two rounds (it hoped) of the Catholic League basketball playoffs earlier this week, Jackson, a 6-9 senior, suggested the shaved-head look to Tabb, a 6-8 junior. "It was just a little thing I thought of," Jackson said. "Mike and I are playing our last year together. I figured it would be good for us to look the same, to show good unity.
SPORTS
February 24, 1997 | By Chris Goldberg, FOR THE INQUIRER
Beating Roman Catholic twice in the regular season was an accomplishment in itself. Now all the St. John Neumann basketball team has to do is beat the Cahillites for a third straight time. Yesterday, the Pirates snapped Roman's nine-year home-court Catholic League winning streak, 77-61, to wrap up second place in the league's Southern Division. Neumann (22-3 overall, 12-2 league), which defeated Roman by 74-61 last month, will play host to the Cahillites (18-6, 10-4) on Friday in a first-round playoff game.
SPORTS
December 30, 1995 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
There are several things Roman Catholic High's Curtis King would rather do in his life than shoot a pressure-packed free throw. Several hundred. Perhaps several thousand. But when the situation called last night for King to tackle an unpleasant task head-on, he didn't shrivel away or whine to someone: "My stomach's upset. Get someone else in there. " With a mere 4/10ths of a second remaining in the second overtime of a wonderfully electric Slam Dunk to the Beach National Invitational Tournament semifinal, King, a 6-6 junior center, absorbed a no-doubt-about-it foul while trying to follow a miss by teammate Donnie Carr.
NEWS
September 18, 2012
THIS WEEK'S Daily News Pet of the Week is Roman (right), a 2- to 3-year-old pit-bull mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Roman has medium-high energy and enjoys going on jogs. He's friendly and social with people and dogs of his size or larger. To adopt Roman, contact PAWS, 2nd and Arch streets, Old City, at 215-238-9901. Please provide tag #A16667527 when inquiring. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.
SPORTS
February 4, 1995 | By Sally Pollak, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At Roman Catholic, where the basketball team has been winning Catholic League titles for nearly a century, the court is as cramped as a sandbox. The players use a first-floor classroom - No. 54 - to change their clothes and talk about the game, dropping sweaty gold gym shorts onto the floor, hanging out on desktops. The Cahillites haven't lost a league game at home in seven years. Yesterday, Roman (16-2, 7-1 league) kept that streak alive with a 65-61 win against Archbishop Carroll (14-4, 5-3)
NEWS
October 11, 1993 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Archbishop Carroll's football team had won its last three games, but it wanted to face a tough opponent to find out where it fit into the Catholic League Southern Division. Against Roman Catholic yesterday, Carroll got its wish. And for the first 30 minutes, the Patriots seemed ready to topple Roman, the defending Southern Division champion. That is, until some of their old habits began haunting them. Two costly fumbles and a pair of Roman touchdowns in the last 8 minutes, 54 seconds resulted in a 14-7 defeat for Carroll at Radnor High's Prevost Field.
SPORTS
November 25, 1994 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Roman Catholic's James "Bugsy" Martin had much to be thankful for yesterday. One, that he could play football. Two, before that, that he could even walk. Last July 17, Martin was playing American Legion baseball for the Ivy Ridge Panthers when he tried to beat a pickoff throw back into second base. Crack! That sound was not bat against ball. It was Martin's left ankle. "It made a big popping sound," Martin said. "As soon as I heard that, I knew it was bad. When I looked down, my foot was facing inward.
SPORTS
November 20, 1989 | By Joe Santoliquito, Special to The Inquirer
For Roman Catholic, the waiting is finally over. The Cahillites had not won a Catholic League Southern Division title since 1947, but the long anticipation ended yesterday, when Roman defeated Monsignor Bonner, 19-7, in the division final at Villanova Stadium. With the victory, Roman (9-2) earned the right to play La Salle, the Northern Division champ, for the Catholic League title on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Villanova at 2:30 p.m. "I think our time was way overdue," said Roman quarterback Jim McGeehan, who eclipsed 3,000 yards passing for his high school career with three completions - two for touchdowns - for 144 yards on the day. "It's going to make my Thanksgiving a lot more enjoyable.
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January 22, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
There is a fine line between the positivity associated with winning close games and the doubt that follows difficulties closing out an opponent. Roman Catholic continues to tiptoe precariously close to defeat in Catholic League play before finding a way to win late. On Wednesday, the Cahillites squandered a double-digit second-half lead yet survived, 55-52, against visiting Archbishop Ryan, thanks in part to a late basket by senior guard Tony Carr. "When you come out with a win, you say, 'All right, good.
SPORTS
January 12, 2016 | By Evan Cross, Staff Writer
Ryan Daly scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading Archbishop Carroll past Roman Catholic, 64-51, in a Catholic League matchup Sunday. Josh Sharkey added 13 points and 10 assists for the Patriots. They are 12-1, with their only loss coming to St. Benedict's (N.J.) by one point. The Cahillites, last year's Catholic League champions and the preseason No. 1 in The Inquirer rankings, are now 9-3 overall and 2-2 in league play. Roman's Lamar Stevens led all scorers with 23 points.
SPORTS
January 8, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Since he's preparing to play point guard at Towson, Neumann-Goretti's Zane Martin worked hard over the summer on his ballhandling skills while playing for Team Final in AAU events. Martin, a 6-foot-3 senior wing, displayed strong all-around talents while helping the Saints easily turn back Roman Catholic, 85-68, in a Catholic League showdown Tuesday night before a standing-room-only crowd at 11th and Moore Streets. The southpaw produced 19 points, including a pair of three-pointers, seven rebounds, and five assists as N-G gained payback for a pair of losses to the Cahillites last season.
SPORTS
January 7, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Make sure to arrive at 11th and Moore early, with a ticket already in hand. In a sold-out rematch of last year's Catholic League boys' basketball final, defending titlist Roman Catholic, ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, visits No. 2 Neumann-Goretti at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Chalie Szydlik, Neumann-Goretti's athletic director, said Monday that no tickets would be sold at the door of a gymnasium that holds about 650 spectators. Roman (8-1) has a trio of Penn State recruits in Tony Carr, Lamar Stevens, and Nazeer Bostick.
SPORTS
January 5, 2016 | By Paul Skrbina, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Will Fuller called it a change of mind more than a change of heart. Notre Dame's leading receiver, who played his high school ball at Roman Catholic, announced Sunday via Twitter that he would forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft - this, nearly two months after Fuller, unprompted, said he would be back for another season in South Bend, Ind. Fuller tweeted, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Under that message was his announcement. "My heart truly wanted to return to Notre Dame," Fuller said.
SPORTS
December 5, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Have the pro-sports blues? The Philadelphia Catholic League basketball season could provide ample excitement. Last season, Roman Catholic ended Neumann-Goretti's six-year reign en route to a championship sweep. The Cahillites claimed the Catholic League, District 12 Class AAAA, and PIAA Class AAAA titles. According to MaxPreps' national rankings, the Cahillites are No. 8 in the nation and the Saints are No. 14. The teams begin the season ranked by The Inquirer Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
SPORTS
December 4, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Inquirer Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
HAVE THE pro sports blues? The Philadelphia Catholic League basketball season could provide ample intrigue. For the first time since 2008, a team other than Neumann-Goretti enters the year wearing the PCL crown. Roman Catholic unseated the Saints last season en route to a championship sweep in which the Cahillites claimed the PCL, AAAA District 12 and AAAA state titles. According to Max Preps' Xcellent 25 national rankings, the Cahillites are ranked No. 8 and the Saints No. 14 in the country.
NEWS
November 9, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
As long as the vacant tower of the Divine Lorraine cast its gloomy countenance over North Broad Street, the northern half of Philadelphia's great boulevard was frozen in amber. Nothing new was built. Nothing much was demolished. Buildings only continued to molder and decay during the 16 years it stood empty. Now that construction has actually begun at the Divine One, for a project that will turn the early skyscraper into high-end apartments, a thaw is coming. In developer-speak, North Broad is "in play," and that means the street we've known for so long in its imperfect state is about to morph into something very different.
SPORTS
November 7, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
First Northeast boys' soccer coach Kraig Feldman hugged his father. Then he congratulated his children. When the clock struck zero on a 2-1 victory over visiting Roman Catholic in the District 12 Class AAA final Thursday, Kraig Feldman turned and hugged his assistant coach - his father, the former head coach, Sam Feldman. Adin Hernandez-Carrera and Phedel Saye scored for the Vikings, who are the first Public League team to win the AAA title. "I told them they played beyond whatever I imagined they could have," Feldman said.
SPORTS
November 3, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
For 18 games this season, Stefano Aiello-Pang sat on the bench with the Roman Catholic soccer team in his No. 28 jersey and warm-up sweats knowing he wouldn't get into the contest. Last season, Aiello-Pang was a starting center back for the Cahillites, but he tore his right anterior cruciate ligament Oct. 3 and was out for the remainder of the year. Months of rehabilitation followed, but Aiello-Pang couldn't get back on the soccer field, unable to pass the test in order to get cleared.
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