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Post-Season Play Begins In Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming

Top-seeded Loyola advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division 1 CIF-Southern Section boys’ volleyball tournament after a hard-fought 25-22, 25-23, 33-35, 25-19 win over Servite of Anaheim on May 11. Loyola (25-1 overall) will play Arnold Beckman May 13. Altogether, four Catholic schools...

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LMU In The NBA: From Normie To Corey

On Nov. 2, 1949, the Minneapolis Lakers opened what ultimately became a successful defense of their National Basketball Association title, defeating the Philadelphia Warriors 81-69. The Lakers were paced by two future Hall of Famers, Jim Pollard (30 points) and George Mikan (17) in the first...

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Post-Season Play Begins In Volleyball, Tennis, Golf

Playoff brackets in boys’ volleyball and boys’ tennis were announced this week, with pairings for baseball and softball to be announced May 15. Boys’ volleyball action begins in five divisions with first-round play on May 9, following wild-card action on May 8. The Division 1 matchups include...

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Nativity School Girls And Our Lady Of Lourdes Boys Win CYO Basketball Championships

Last month, the girls’ basketball team at Nativity School, Los Angeles, won the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Basketball Championship, defeating American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, in overtime. Our Lady of Lourdes School, Boyle Heights, defeated Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal School,...

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Jim Harbaugh: My Priorities Are 'faith, Then Family, Then Football'

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 12:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Former NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh, now head coach for the University of Michigan football team, is also a Roman Catholic – and he said Wednesday that faith plays a major role in his life. “The role that (faith) plays in my life is in...

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Pope Francis Has A Special Message For The Super Bowl

Houston, Texas, Feb 5, 2017 / 08:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Patriots and the Falcons gear up for Super Bowl LI, Pope Francis sent a message to both players and viewers, saying the game is an opportunity to show solidarity and build virtue. “Great sporting events like today's Super Bowl are...

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Catholic Youth Organization Completes Another Sports Season With LA Youths

Student athletes completed another great semester of sportsmanship, training and competition under the direction of the Catholic Youth Organization. The organization manages 170 Catholic elementary schools throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  The hard-fought championship in girls’...

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Athlete Highlight: Bishop Alemany’s Ernie Sears

Whether you’ve seen Bishop Alemany senior Ernie Sears on the basketball court or on the track, you’ll inevitably notice this: Sears sure can jump. As a junior last season, Sears set a personal best with a whopping 7’ high jump. And now, in his fourth and final year of varsity basketball, Sears...

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‘Rest In Paradise, Coach’: Beloved Junípero Serra Basketball Coach Dwan Hurt Passes Away At 53

The record books will show that, in his 27 years coaching Junípero Serra High School’s Varsity Basketball team, Dwan Hurt amassed a stellar 500-plus wins, which included eight CIF-SS titles, two state titles and a Division 4AA championship last season. But Hurt’s legacy is something far, far...

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St. Anthony High School Girls Varsity Volleyball Team Wins CIF Championship

On Nov. 12, St. Anthony High School’s (SAHS) girls varsity volleyball team won the CIF Southern Section Division 7 Championship with students, faculty and families cheering on the team at Cerritos College. The team brought home the school’s second CIF Girls Volleyball Championship title in the...

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St. Anthony High School Announces Partnership With World-Class Athletics Club

St. Anthony High School in Long Beach will soon offer a world-class soccer training program with the help of the Club Athletico Boca Juniors, an athletic club based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This month, the Catholic private school announced their partnership with the organization, which will...

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Olympic Runner Who Helped Fallen Competitor Finds Inspiration In God

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 17, 2016 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Olympic runner whose sportsmanship drew headlines this week says that her faith in God helps her to find joy in her sport. Abbey D’Agostino, who was raised in a Catholic family, spoke to Julia Hanlon’s “Running On Om” podcast,...

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This Catholic School Network Produced Nine Rio Olympians

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 13, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Katie Ledecky, Lia Neal, and Anabelle Smith are some names you might hear on television if you are watching the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this year. These Olympians have all won medals in the 2016 games, but they are also united...

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These Two Game-Changing Olympians Are Serious Catholics

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 9, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are two of the names to know in this year's summer Olympic games in Rio. Biles, a record-shattering gymnast with a sparkling smile and bubbly energy that shines through her routines, is the U.S....

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Rio De Janeiro Cardinal Receives, Blesses Olympic Torch

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 5, 2016 / 02:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the shadows of the emblematic statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta, blessed the Olympic torch and wished for games of fraternity and peace. The cardinal’s blessing of the...