May 30, 2015 |
As a 6-foot-3, 175-pound freshman, Colin Scanlon needed a few games to adjust to junior varsity baseball at St. Joseph's Prep. The lefthander was only 15 years old and most of his friends played on the freshman team. "At first it was a little intimidating playing with the older kids," said Scanlon, now a sophomore for the Hawks. "But we got in the swing of it and it was fine after a few games. " In the District 12 Class AAAA title game Thursday against Olney, Scanlon was the king of cool on a sweltering day, striking out 11 en route to an 11-1 Prep victory at Ashburn Field.
May 22, 2015 |
In just a few seconds, the turf field at Neumann University was strewn with gloves, helmets and sticks. The equipment had been thrown into the air by the St. Joseph's Prep lacrosse team. The Hawks had just heard the final buzzer, cementing them as Catholic League champions. "It's been a while since we've done this," junior midfielder Kyle Scheuerle said. "It feels great. " St. Joseph's Prep defeated La Salle, 12-10, on Wednesday for its first title since 2011. The Hawks' largest lead was three goals, and the majority of the game was played with the score either tied or with a one-goal difference.
May 15, 2015 |
Senior leadership, solid defense, and a pair of up-and-coming sophomore hurlers have sparked a major turnaround for the St. Joseph's Prep baseball program. After going 7-13 overall and 4-11 in Catholic League play last season, the Hawks are 15-5 and 9-3 entering a playoff quarterfinal Saturday against Father Judge. "A big thing this year is that we jelled as a team early on," senior shortstop Tyler Clark said. "That didn't happen last year. We were pretty good on paper, but didn't have the best chemistry.
May 8, 2015 |
MOST COLLEGE students are busy. Most student-athletes are even busier. You don't know busy until you've seen Saint Joseph's graduate student Myra McCann's color-coded planner. In addition to pursuing her master's degree, she is a redshirt senior coxswain on the women's rowing team and a Miss New Jersey contestant. She also helps with the Precious Gem Pageant in New Jersey, a pageant for girls with special needs. With the Dad Vail Regatta coming up this weekend, McCann and her teammates are eager for the challenge that the largest intercollegiate rowing event in the United States will provide.
May 3, 2015 |
When Virginia's Ryan Lukacovic scored late in the fourth quarter of a 14-14 tie to send St. Joseph's to defeat on March 10, that was the turning point in the Hawks' season, captain Ryan McGee said. "We turned the corner that day," McGee said of the game against the then-seventh-ranked Cavaliers. "We played them down to the wire. We realized then we could play with anyone in the country. " The following week, the Hawks dropped a four-overtime decision, 9-8, to Michigan. They haven't lost since.
March 30, 2015 |
The protagonists of Woman in Gold , starring Helen Mirren, and Seymour: An Introduction , a documentary by Ethan Hawke, are both in their 80s, resilient individuals whose strength of spirit works like a lighthouse beam showing the way. In each of those new films, the light shines on a younger protege. In Woman in Gold , based on a true story, it's a hapless lawyer played by Ryan Reynolds. In Seymour: An Introduction , it's the filmmaker - and actor - Hawke, half the age of his subject, composer and teacher Seymour Bernstein.
March 21, 2015 |
At halftime of the Group 1 state championship, the Haddon Township girls' basketball team trailed New Providence by 13 points. The Hawks had scored just seven points. The only really notable aspect of their performance was the heavy minutes played by guard Alayxiah Carr, who could barely walk from one end of the court to the other because of a knee injury. It's probably an understatement to say that few expected much action in the second half. But by the end of the next period, the game was tied.
March 13, 2015 |
FROM HEAD to toe, everything about DeAndre' Bembry indicates he is more style than substance. His audacious Afro transfixes everyone who sees him, on City Avenue or in a Saint Joseph's classroom or in Hagen Arena. Nearly as wide as his shoulders and cropped over his ears, it is a mushroom cloud of basketball funk, an explosion of retro chic. On his chin he grows a wispy goatee more than 2 inches long. It has never been shaved. Glance down and witness psychedelic socks. The inevitable tattoos, the predictable piercings - they all would represent his further, deep need for notice; his well of insecurity; his ache for individuality.
March 12, 2015 |
PHIL MARTELLI sits at midcourt at Hagan Arena after Monday's practice, hunching forward in his chair while eating a bag of pretzels. Practice wrapped up moments ago, and it had its share of teaching moments, but he's not discouraged. Just a year ago this Sunday, his Saint Joseph's team was cutting down the nets at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The Hawks were Atlantic 10 champions after entering the conference tournament as the fourth seed. They went on to dance with the best of the best in March Madness, giving eventual champion Connecticut all it could handle in a first-round overtime loss.
March 12, 2015 |
They nested in a towering pine at St. Joseph's University and so endeared themselves to the campus that they were named "Crimson and Gray," after the school colors. The red-tailed hawks that made St. Joe's their home last spring and drew 13,000 viewers to a university webcam trained on their nest gain fame anew in a just-released 55-page book. Profits from the book, full of photos of Crimson and Gray and their babies, Iggy and Swoop, will be used to improve the habitat for birds on campus, said Michael McCann, a biology professor and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.