December 2, 2014 |
AROUND THIS TIME last season, Jack Clements had a great view of the St. Joseph's Prep Class AAAA state title run. Then a junior backup quarterback, Clements watched as senior starter Chris Martin returned from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and led the Hawks to their first PIAA football championship. Fast forward little more than a year later - with Martin in attendance on Saturday - Clements hoisted the Hawks, 34-30, past a plucky Parkland squad. The Moorestown, N.J., resident finished with 266 passing yards, added another 42 on the ground and also accounted for all five of Prep's touchdowns (four passing, one rushing)
October 29, 2014
THEY SAY as the winter holidays approach, couples get serious, or get split. Thanksgiving's just about exactly a month away. Stores are already filling shelves with Christmas and Hanukkah stuff. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin just broke up. Lawrence, known for her Oscar-winning role beside Rydal's own Bradley Cooper in Philly-filmed "Silver Linings Playbook," along with a little movie series about teens of the future who skip meals, had been linked to the Coldplay frontman, a/k/a the "consciously uncoupled" ex-Mr.
August 18, 2014 |
PROTESTS IN the nation's heartland and the tragic death of a brilliant alien and genie dominated the news this week. But that wasn't all. Yesterday * Hot off the presses! It appears that Coldplay front man Chris Martin has moved on from one high-profile blonde to another. PerezHilton.com is reporting that Martin, 37, is dating Oscar winner and box-office star Jennifer Lawrence , 24. The pair have been hanging out tons since Lawrence split with former flame and "X-Men" co-star Nicholas Hoult . Meanwhile, Martin's estranged wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow , appears to have moved on with "Glee" co-creator Brad Falchuk , US Weekly magazine reports.
March 28, 2014 |
Gwyn's positive spin on split Most people would consider the dissolution of their marriage as something negative, sad, tragic - even enraging. Not Shakespeare in Love icon Gwyneth Paltrow , 41, who on Wednesday announced on Goop.com that she and Coldplay front man Chris Martin are in the process of "conscious uncoupling. " That's a New Age therapeutic term for breaking up. The phrase, you'll note, is a positive , an activity that almost sounds like fun. Admittedly, Gwyn does say her and Martin's "hearts [are]
March 27, 2014 |
AW, SAY it ain't so. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are separating after 11 years of marriage. Gwyneth posted to her goop.com blog yesterday that the couple has "come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much, we will remain separate. " The pair has two children: daughter Apple , 9, and son Moses , 7. Tattle can't bear it When Tattle and our hedge fund buddy tried to sell a Wall Street TV series, "44 Wall," ages ago, all we heard from the networks was, "No one cares about Wall Street.
March 24, 2014 |
READY TO SPRING forward, showgoers? Get your ears engaged and your body in motion with some fine musicians, two big back-to-back radio-sponsored rock fests, the return of Philly's Center City Jazz Festival and more fabulous femmes - Miley Cyrus, Cher and Lady Gaga, too - than your dance-pop-loving heart can take without bursting. Okkervil River, March 28. This brittle, edgy folk-rock troupe (named after a Russian short story) is so literate, its lyrics stand alone as vivid poetry, short yarns.
December 23, 2013 |
Three years ago, in a brief session of throw-around during halftime of a St. Joseph's Prep game, a freshman's future was altered. "Each time I threw the ball, Steve Wagner, the freshman coach at the time, kept backing up, backing up, and backing up," Chris Martin recalled. "He then mentioned the possibility of me playing quarterback. " That exchange led Martin, previously a fullback and linebacker, to replace injured starter Pat Walsh as the freshman-team quarterback, spend his sophomore year as backup to Skyler Mornhinweg, and take the reins for two varsity seasons.
December 23, 2013 |
So much for being a year away from statewide glory. Though its starting lineup was filled with underclassmen, including eight juniors and three sophomores, St. Joseph's Prep last week captured its first PIAA Class AAAA state championship with a 35-10 romp over Pittsburgh Central Catholic. For maneuvering around the roadblocks and leaving Hershey with the first-place trophy, the Prep is The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania football team of the year. The Hawks toughened themselves early with nonleague contests against Jesuit College Prep (Texas)
December 20, 2013 |
HYPERBOLE would cheapen what St. Joseph's Prep quarterback Chris Martin accomplished this season. Just the facts should suffice. As the Daily News presents its 2013 All-City football team, the 5-10, 185-pounder is one of the four top honorees. All he did was return from a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee to lead the Hawks to their first PIAA Class AAAA championship. Martin, the co-Catholic League Player of the Year, injured the knee in the AAAA city final, but returned in the state quarterfinals after missing two games.
December 17, 2013 |
HERSHEY - Nearly the entire St. Joseph's Prep team was striking a collective pose in front of the scoreboard that displayed the spoils of victory when a familiar face bounded just outside the edge of most camera frames. "Hey," screamed head coach Gabe Infante, "you forgetting somebody?!" Forgive his tardiness, after the Hawks' 35-10 triumph over Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Infante was fielding a congratulatory phone call from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, a Prep graduate.