Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Frank McArdle is out as Archbishop Ryan’s football coach

McArdle guided his alma mater to an 8-4 overall record and 2-3 mark in the Catholic League Red Division last season.

Southeastern Pa. boys’ basketball Top 25

No. 5-ranked Roman Catholic is slated to visit No. 2 Bonner-Prendergast in Catholic League action at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Once-downtrodden Bishop McDevitt boys’ basketball team is on the rise

The 9-0 Lancers have wins over traditional Catholic League powers Archbishop Wood, Archbishop Carroll, and St. Joseph's Prep.

Pa. writers’ Class 5A, 3A, and A all-state football teams: Conwell-Egan’s Patrick Garwo is among the honorees

Archbishop Wood lineman Connor Bishop and linebacker Dylan Urbanowski were named to the Class 5A all-state team.

Pa. writers’ Class 6A, 4A, and 2A all-state football teams: Kyle McCord of St. Joe’s Prep is player of the year

McCord is joined by Coatesville running back Aaron Young and Imhotep's Tykee Smith, who both earned all-state honors.


Rick O’Brien’s football awards: St. Joseph’s Prep’s magical season earns Team of the year honors

St. Joseph's Prep went 13-0 and earned its fourth PIAA state championship in the last six seasons.

Gabe Infante steps down as St. Joseph’s Prep’s football coach, heads to Temple

Infante compiled a 91-22 record and won four PIAA state championships in nine seasons with the Hawks.

Coatesville’s Aaron Young headlines All-Southeastern Pa. football team

Conwell-Egan's Patrick Garwo, Malvern Prep's Keith Maguire, and St. Joe's Prep's Kyle McCord also were among the top players in the area this season.

Holy Ghost Prep’s application to join the Catholic League rejected

Holy Ghost has the option of submitting another application to join the league.

Coatesville running back Aaron Young, once committed to Michigan State, signs with Rutgers

Aaron Young had orally committed to play for Michigan State, but instead opted to sign with Rutgers. He will join forces with his brother Avery, a cornerback for the Knights.