The hockey ball is hidden in a thicket of sticks at the mouth of the Norwood Fontbonne Academy goal during last Thursday’s Catholic Academies League championship game. The two players at left are from Rosemont School of the Holy Child, which won the title bout, 3-0. NFA’s eighth-grade goalie, Audrey Hinchey (at center wearing helmet) made 15 saves under heavy pressure. At right in the photo are two more Norwood Bears: eighth-grader Georgia Powell (left) and seventh-grader Julia Flynn. Two days earlier, Norwood (9-2-2 overall) had won a league semifinal match over Gwynedd Mercy, 1-0, thanks to a goal by seventh-grader Abby Schwenger. (Photo by Chris Thistle)