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William R. Johnson, 86, manager

Jan 28, 2015 • Philly.com
A Southwest Philadelphia native, Mr. Johnson was a 1946 graduate of West Catholic High School, where he played several varsity sports. ... Mr. Johnson was an avid golfer and played in several leagues in Pennsylvania and South Jersey. He was a member ... More

West Point graduate is saluted by City Council

Jan 23, 2015 • Philly.com
... Philadelphia to graduate from West Point, the Daily News was able to identify two others in recent years: Ebony Thomas (2010) and J.J. Durant (1993). Maples is the first member of his family to graduate from college and the first West Catholic High ... More

From the Vault: For Magee, winning is a science

Jan 22, 2015 • Philly.com
... Philly time, Miller time, any time, it doesn't matter. If Herbie is awake, chances are he is shooting a basketball. "Herbie is one of my best friends, but the guy is definitely weird," said Jim Boyle, Magee's former teammate at West Catholic High ... More

Joseph D. O'Dowd, 77, retired Daily News police reporter

Jan 12, 2015 • Philly.com
Of course, Joe hightailed it back to Philly to check out the case of the man who kidnapped, tortured and raped six women he held prisoner in his North Philadelphia "House of Horrors," killing two. ... He graduated from West Catholic High School in 1954. More

Philadelphia Futures tries to help students soar

Jan 3, 2015 • Philly.com
Jones, a junior at West Catholic High School, stayed with Goldberg every step of the way. And at the end, when he asked if anyone had questions, she was the first to raise her hand. "Where does the gas surrounding black holes come from?" she asked. More

From teammates, to rivals. Philly friends will meet again tomorrow on the field.

Dec 12, 2014 • Eye On Annapolis
Four years ago, Jake Zuzek and Raymond Maples, of Philadelphia were playing football together at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. Both were all PA-state selections, Catholic League and Philadelphia City Champions. And then they ... More

West Catholic High's Comeback Plan

Jul 3, 2013 • NBC 10 Philadelphia
The school is also working with local universities, including Drexel, University of the Sciences and the University of Pennsylvania, on tutoring and career-exploration programs. David Smith, who graduated from West Catholic in 2009, said that when he ... More

West Catholic High School Gets $1-Million Gift

Jul 1, 2013 • KYW Newsradio
Kestler says the school is resilient: students from 90 schools have chosen to attend West this September. West Catholic was earmarked for closure early last year by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, but escaped that fate when the archdiocese turned over ... More

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