Sports

March 27, 2017
Mercy girls top list of big winners
Mercy girls top list of big winners

A sectional title and state Final Four showing by Our Lady of Mercy girls’ basketball, along with sectional championships from McQuaidJesuit boys’ track and Elmira Notre Dame girls’ track, capped a highly successful winter sports season for Catholic high schools in the diocese.

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November 28, 2016
Fall athletes turn in top performances
Fall athletes turn in top performances

With championship showings in several sports, Catholic high schools in the diocese amassed an abundance of team and individual trophies this fall.

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November 8, 2016
Chicago priests among Cubs fans still celebrating historic Series win
Chicago priests among Cubs fans still celebrating historic Series win

Both Fathers Michael Novick and John Clemens are lifelong fans of the Chicago Cubs, and with the rest of Chicago, they are celebrating the Cubs winning the World Series and breaking the famous and dreaded 108-year curse.

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October 28, 2016
Cubs chaplain cares for 'spiritual needs' of players
Cubs chaplain cares for 'spiritual needs' of players

When Father Burke Masters accepted God's call to become a priest, he thought he was giving up baseball forever.

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September 29, 2016
Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine
Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine

South Florida's Cuban-American Catholic community and other Miami Marlins baseball fans planned to honor Jose Fernandez with prayers at the Cuban shrine and a public parade Sept. 28, a day before his private funeral.

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September 23, 2016
Mass celebrates Little League champions

When this year's Little League World Series champs returned home, dozens of law enforcement, fire and emergency vehicles with lights flashing and sirens blaring led them through the welcoming crowd in Endwell.

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August 19, 2016
Olympic swimming champion Ledecky returns home to cheering crowd
Olympic swimming champion Ledecky returns home to cheering crowd

After winning five medals -- four gold and one silver -- at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, swimming champion Katie Ledecky is taking things one step at a time on her return home.

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August 19, 2016
Elmira native sets national record at Olympics

Molly Huddle, a 2002 graduate of Elmira Notre Dame High School, set a new national record in the women's outdoor 10,000-meter run while competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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