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END OF AN ERA: Ken Leonard retires as state champ, Sacred Heart-Griffin beats Providence Catholic to win Class 4A title

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — It’s a storybook ending for the state’s all-time winningest coach. Ken Leonard walked off the field for the final time a state champ Friday night, with Sacred Heart-Griffin beating Providence Catholic 44-20 at Memorial Stadium. It’s the sixth state championship for Leonard, the best coach in IHSA history, who won his 419th […]
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Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh hosts major food packaging event

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — More than 300 volunteers traded in their sweatpants for service Friday morning at North Catholic High School for Amen to Action.Friday's event was the grand finale of 10 food packaging events spread across the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese.Wearing his apron instead of a cloak, Bishop David Zubik helped start the food packing extravaganza five years ago, and now it's a room filled with hundreds of smiling volunteers wearing hair nets."We've gathered here to help pack meals that will feed over 1 million people," said Bishop Zubik.It's called Amen to Action, and that action lasted all month long. It...
Andalusia Star News

STATE BOUND! Andalusia defeats Montgomery Catholic 29-26 in state semifinal

The Andalusia Bulldogs are heading to the 4A state championship game next week after defeating Montgomery Catholic 29-19 in the state playoff semifinal. The Bulldogs came into the game without one of their biggest offensive talents as runningback J’Marion Burnette was out with an injury. But, they still had senior Dorian Crittenden who continued his strong play this season and carried the load for the Bulldogs, rushing for 208 yards on 45 carries and scoring two touchdowns.

DePaul denies Red Bank Catholic football a chance to make history

EAST RUTHERFORD - The outcome may not have been what anyone associated with the Red Bank Catholic High School football program wanted Friday at MetLife Stadium. But, despite the Caseys' 19-17 defeat to DePaul in the NJSIAA Non-Public B championship game that prevented them from becoming the first Shore Conference team to win non-public consecutive state championships, this senior class will go down as one of the best in the history of the program.

Six For Leonard – SHG Beats Providence Catholic For The 4A State Title

Ken Leonard, the IHSA’s all time winningest high school football coach, won his sixth state title on Friday. Sacred Heart Griffin beat Providence Catholic 44-20, after leading 21-14 at halftime. Richard Jackson scored the game’s first touchdown, Ty Lott found Jake Hamilton and Bill Sanders for the other first half scores. Plenty more coming on

Negaunee ‘ran out of gas’ in 59-14 loss to West Catholic in D6 title game

DETROIT -- The Negaunee football team came all the way down to Ford Field in Detroit from the Upper Peninsula for a chance to win its first state championship in 20 years. Despite being undefeated at 13-0, Negaunee entered the Division 6 championship game as serious underdogs. But it did not matter if they weren’t favored against a West Catholic team that was 12-1 entering the matchup.

Was Squanto Catholic? What we know about this hero of the first Thanksgiving

In 1621, lacking both the skills and the resources necessary to survive in the harsh territory of New England, European pilgrims encountered a miracle: a Native American who not only spoke English but who also used his skills and knowledge to help the Pilgrims adapt to their environment and survive the brutal winter.

Catholic defense dials up big plays at right time, Karr could not recover

Even though second-seeded Catholic High gave up 399 yards, it was the defense that ultimately did it for the team. A fourth-quarter fumble recovery flipped the momentum a final time, giving the Bears the momentum needed to post a 32-24 victory over No. 7 Karr in a Division I select quarterfinal game played at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

Volunteers at North Catholic spend Black Friday serving others

CRANBERRY TWP — Instead of getting up early on Friday to hit the stores and score deep discounts on material items, 300 faithful Christians joined Bishop David Zubik at North Catholic High School to pack a meal for the disadvantaged. The last of 10 Amen to Action food-packing events...
Up North Voice

Dolores Bojda, 93, of West Branch

Dolores L. Bojda, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at MyMichigan Medical Center in West Branch, MI. She was born on September 4, 1929, in Detroit, MI to Anthony and Elizabeth (Grimski) Okon. Dolores lived in West Branch since 1980 formerly of Roseville, MI. She was the...
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Mid-Ohio Valley Faith Calendar

A revival with Brother George Griffis will be held 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5-7 at the Pleasant View Baptist Church, 2176 Pettyvlle Road. Leah Griffis will sing and play the piano. * Tri-County Revival. Doug Eccles will be the guest speaker at the...