Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

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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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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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August 15, 2016
Naples native earns Olympic gold
Naples native earns Olympic gold

Meghan Musnicki, who grew up attending St. Januarius Church in Naples, Ontario County, has captured her second career Olympic gold medal.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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August 10, 2016
Gymnast keeps rosary close when she competes
Gymnast keeps rosary close when she competes

U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes, and she also carries a rosary her mother gave her. 

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August 5, 2016
Motivated by family, faith, five-time Olympian hopes for gold in Rio
Motivated by family, faith, five-time Olympian hopes for gold in Rio

With his back to the ground, Steven Lopez's shoulder had popped out of its socket once again.

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August 1, 2016
World record-holder swimmer still says 'a prayer -- or two -- before any race'
World record-holder swimmer still says 'a prayer -- or two -- before any race'
Four years ago, at age 15, swimmer Katie Ledecky won Olympic gold in the women's 800-meter freestyle. 
 
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June 13, 2016
Notre Dame wins state softball title
Notre Dame wins state softball title

Stellar pitching and defense carried Elmira Notre Dame for much of the 2016 post-season, yet it was the Crusaders' offense that made the difference in their state-championship girls' softball game.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
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