Though its teachers are on strike and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia intends to close its schools starting Wednesday, Philadelphia Catholic League athletic programs apparently will continue with their planned schedules.

Though various schools employ union faculty members as coaches, the league hopes to keep its students on the field, Cardinal O'Hara athletic director Steve Langley said Tuesday.

O'Hara, which last week was the lone PCL school to cancel games during the strike, will resume action Wednesday alongside its league counterparts. Where things get dicey is with coaches. It was uncertain whether striking faculty members would continue to cross the lines to coach.

The league will hold an athletic directors meeting Thursday to discuss issues. O'Hara is the lone school to have missed any scheduled games. Langley said that each Lions team lost only one league game at most, and that they should be easily rescheduled.

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