Category Archives: Catholic League

Vilmar sparks Roman to city title over MLK

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – It’s been no secret that Nazeer Bostick, affectionately known as “The Horse” by his Roman Catholic coaches and teammates, has been a constant provider of energy and hustle plays throughout the Cahillites season and subsequent postseason … Continue reading

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Green’s triple lifts N-G past Imhotep in AAA city title game

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – In the waning seconds of a tie game, Neumann-Goretti point guard Vaughn Covington found himself with the ball, dribbling up the middle of the court. Players on both teams were drenched in sweat, and fans were … Continue reading

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Roman rides the “Horse” to the PCL crown

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – When a horse gets its motor going, it’s best to hop on and go for a ride. That’s exactly what Roman Catholic did en route to its Catholic League championship win over six-time defending champions Neumann-Goretti. … Continue reading

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Despite PCL loss, still plenty ahead for Neumann

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Carl Arrigale walked out of the Neumann-Goretti locker room inside the Palestra and the door shut behind him. Music was playing throughout the building and there was a team still on the floor finishing up its ceremonial … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic ends Neumann-Goretti’s PCL title streak in 64-59 thriller

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The dominant force in the Catholic League over the last six years had been the guards of Neumann-Goretti: Tony Chennault, Tyreek Duren, Ja’Quan Newton and more. After Monday night, people might have to start talking about Roman … Continue reading

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Catholic League Championship Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – For the last six years, the Palestra has become Neumann-Goretti’s homecourt in late February. The Saints have gone marching into the historic arena on Penn’s campus 13 times over that span and … Continue reading

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Only Roman standing between Neumann-Goretti and PCL history

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – Everyone in the sports world loves to talk about streaks. Whether it is Cal Ripken’s run of 2,632 consecutive games played in baseball, or UCLA’s streak of 88 consecutive games won in college basketball, there are … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Thursday, February 19

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Taylor’s energy sparks Roman in win over Carroll

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – With Roman Catholic’s back against the wall, it was senior Manny Taylor’s turn to step up and play what might have been his best game of the season. The 6-foot-6 Rutgers football commit saved his best … Continue reading

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Roman scores comeback win over Carroll, reaches PCL final

John Watts (@mrwatts007) – The semifinal matchup between Roman Catholic and Archbishop Carroll in the Philadelphia Catholic League playoffs was exactly what the packed Palestra expected: a great basketball game between two high school teams that refused to lose. As … Continue reading

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Green and Kimble shine as Neumann tops La Salle

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff Neiburg) – Quade Green played the role of a young, unabashed ace who gives you eight dominant innings of everything he has in the tank. But every game needs a closer. And for Neumann-Goretti that came in … Continue reading

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Catholic League Semifinal Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Catholic League playoffs return again to the Palestra on Wednesday night, with the four most talented teams in the league taking the court in front of 8,000-plus fans in what’s sure … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, February 14

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Carr comes through, puts Roman in semis

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — The adjectives that describe Roman Catholic junior point guard Tony Carr are well known by now. Whether you call him mature, clutch, mild-mannered or cool under pressure, Carr has become known as the player you’d want most … Continue reading

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Krmpotich pushes LaSalle past Prep in PCL quarterfinal

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Dating back to last season, the LaSalle College HS Explorers have been a team that thrives under pressure. After losing in the Catholic League playoffs last February, LaSalle went through the AAAA playback bracket to qualify … Continue reading

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Rodriguez shoots Judge to first playoff win since ’99

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Marc Rodriguez wasn’t happy with the way he was shooting the ball. His coach, Sean Tait, felt his sophomore guard was snubbed by not making any of the lists when the All-Catholic League teams were announced. … Continue reading

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Breaking down the District 12 state scenarios

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the Public League and Catholic League playoffs in full swing, we figured this would be a great time to break down just who’s still in the running for a spot in the state tournament. Those … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Wednesday, February 11

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Monday, February 9

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Clover wills Prep past LaSalle in triple-OT thriller

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – St. Joe’s Prep coach William “Speedy” Morris never doubted his team. Not when outside expectations were low entering the season, with the Hawks returning just one player with meaningful varsity experience. Not when Prep trailed archrival … Continue reading

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Ryan earns playoff spot with 58-47 win over Lansdale Catholic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – As the final seconds of the quarter ticked away, Archbishop Ryan senior Kevin Nichols found himself with the ball, wide open, a few feet beyond the 3-point arc. The 5-foot-10 guard took his time, set his … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Saturday, February 7

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Catholic League playoff seedings still up in the air

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Even though there’s just one game remaining in the Catholic League regular season, there’s still plenty of different ways that things can shake out, with a number of games to follow on Sunday. Here are the … Continue reading

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Wood hands Roman stunning loss at home

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) – With the spotlight on Roman’s senior day, it was a freshman from Archbishop Wood who stole the show. As the final buzzer sounded, the two teams shook hands, and there was a sense of controlled chaos in the Roman … Continue reading

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St. Joe’s Prep survives Conwell-Egan in key PCL match-up

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – With his team going into the fourth quarter of a back-and-forth game trailing Conwell-Egan by just one point, St. Joseph’s Prep head coach William “Speedy” Morris and his coaching staff had a simple, yet effective message … Continue reading

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