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Story & photo by M.D. Pitman Before every game sanctioned by the Girls Western Athletic Conference (GWAC), members of both teams stand hand-in-hand on the playing field to pray. The Catholic girls league began requiring prayer before games a few years ago, and it’s one of the more important rules

IMAGE: NS photo/Bernadett Szabo, Reuters By Elizabeth Bachmann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Rose Lavelle skyrocketed from a star player, loping across the soccer fields at her Catholic girls high school in Cincinnati, to a superstar, scoring three goals for the U.S. women’s team at the World Cup and winning the Bronze

Moeller Basketball Coach Carl Kremer shares his memory of Jaxson Hayes and discussed the “Moeller Process” that landed this Moeller Crusader in New York City of the NBA Draft. Moeller Basketball Coach Carl Kremer on Times Square from Archbishop Moeller Alumni on Vimeo.

RESULTS Wednesday, March 20th 9:10 p.m.: 11 St. John’s Red Storm (Congregation of the Mission), New York, New York vs. 11 Arizona State Devils at University of Dayton Arena St. John’s Red Storm falls to Arizona 74 to 65 Thursday, March 21st 4:30 p.m.: 5 Marquette Golden Eagles (Society of

St. Xavier Bombers take a knee in prayer (CT Photo/Gail Finke)
SportsLeader, a character-building program for Catholic athletes in high school and elementary school, held Its annual Rosary Rally for football programs in the southern part of the archdiocese on the grounds of Cincinnati’s seminary this week. Eight local teams and a team who traveled four hours from Illinois gathered in

By Alisa Flickinger SportsUp Today via Catholic News Agency Remembering the words spoken by then-five year-old Valeria Tkacik still gives her mother, Anne, goose bumps. “I turned around to look at her, and she was looking at me and smiling, and I’ll never forget that day. She said, ‘Mommy, I was

Rosary Rally
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph A day before Ohio high school football teams were set to begin two-a-day practices, Catholic high schools from around the region gathered to pray the rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West at the Athenaeum of Ohio

From the Greater Catholic League to Xavier and Dayton universities’ athletic programs, sports are a major part of life for people in this archdiocese. The appeal of athletics is not limited to Catholics, of course, but our faith allows us to view competition in special way. Sports fans have been