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Sister Mary Theodosia Linus, 98, teacher

May 11, 2015 • Philly.com
After graduating from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1934, Sister Theodosia entered the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. She professed her final vows in 1942 and became well known by her former religious name, Mother Mary Theodosia. Sister ... More

I'm From Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The MOVE ...

May 13, 2015 • KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
Talk to some of the folks who lived through the bombing of 62nd and Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia 30 years ago, and you'll notice that they refer to the event by its full date. May 13, 1985. That's how .... Ramona grew up in West Philly in a middle ... 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

Palestra fills for high school playoff games

Mar 2, 2015 • The Daily Pennsylvanian
In the 1953 city title game, held between the victors of Philadelphia's Public and Catholic Leagues, West Catholic High School beat Overbrook High School, 54-42. Overbrook was led by future Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, and went on to beat South ... More

John C. Savage, 78, finance executive

Feb 9, 2015 • Philly.com
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Savage was a 1954 graduate of West Catholic High School and a 1958 graduate of St. Joseph's University. He played basketball for ... Contributions may be made to Camilla Hall, 1145 W. King Rd., Immaculata, Pa. 19355; or to the ... More

West Point graduate is saluted by City Council

Jan 23, 2015 • Philly.com
Maples is the first member of his family to graduate from college and the first West Catholic High School grad to attend West Point. At West Catholic, he earned All-Catholic League honors as a running back and strong safety. He served as team captain ... More

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

For Herb Magee, road to 1000 wins never left Philadelphia

Jan 28, 2015 • USA TODAY
Magee is Philadelphia; its rhythms and its basketball course through his veins. He's lived here his whole life, and he's never come close to leaving. He grew up dreaming, as all kids from West Philly did, of playing someday for West Catholic High School . More

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