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July 4, 2000 | By Jay Nagle, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tired but triumphant, rowers from St. Joseph's Prep returned to a hero's welcome yesterday, one day after winning the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. About 40 friends and family members were on hand in the school courtyard at 17th and Girard to greet the Hawklets, whose varsity eight defeated the Groton (Mass.) School by 13/4 lengths Sunday to win the championship in Henley-on-Thames, England. Warm applause welcomed the senior-dominated team as it stepped from a cruiser bus on a steamy summer afternoon.
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July 15, 2010
Five area high school rowers, including three from St. Joseph's Prep, have been named to the U.S. team that will compete next month at the World Rowing Junior Championships in the Czech Republic. Lou Lombardi, Pat McGlone, and John McGrorty, members of the Prep's eight with coxswain that reached the semifinals of the Henley Royal Regatta earlier this month, made the junior national team in tryouts held shortly after they returned from Henley. Justin Jones of Bishop Eustace and Patrick Eble of La Salle also qualified for the squad.
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July 3, 2008 | By Kate Fagan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's Prep easily defeated Cheltenham College yesterday in the first round of the Henley Royal Regatta, a five-day event held in Henley-on-Thames, England. St. Joseph's Prep is competing in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup. The dual race between the Prep and Cheltenham resulted in a winning margin of more than five lengths, a verdict classified at Henley as "easily. " The Prep finished in a time of 7 minutes, 3 seconds, but head coach Bill Lamb said the time was meaningless as his crew was not pushed at any point during the 2,112-meter course.
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June 18, 1989 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
The motorboat cruised beside the Shipley School rowers as head coach Jack Galloway counted the strokes per minute of his eight-man crew. The count was 31 and assistant coach Jim Hanna barked encouragement from the motorboat during the late afternoon practice on the Schuylkill. "You're in the last 500 yards at Henley," Hanna yelled through the megaphone, trying to get the rowers to pick up the pace. The stroke count reached 34. The site still was the Schuylkill, but the rowers could envision themselves on the Thames, stroking toward the finish line at the world's most prestigious rowing event, the Henley Royal Regatta.
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January 21, 2006 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The contract of longtime Penn heavyweight rowing coach Stan Bergman will not be extended beyond this spring's season, according to sources close to the situation. Bergman, in the last year of his current deal, was informed of the university's decision on Jan. 13, a source said. At a meeting on Tuesday, Bergman told his rowers that he would not be back as coach after the spring. Bergman, 67, could be reassigned within the Penn athletic department. He declined to comment on his status Thursday.
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July 3, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The weather in London has been "un-Henley," Malvern Prep coach Craig Hoffman said. It was 74 degrees and sunny Tuesday, a welcome respite from what Hoffman had experienced before. With the change in weather comes a change in Malvern Prep's team. The Friars enter the Henley Royal Regatta, which begins Wednesday, with a new varsity quad. The four senior rowers, all scholastic national champions, have never rowed as a unit. The team was assembled after last month's U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships in California.
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July 5, 2010
All-star guard Joe Johnson has agreed to a maximum contract to stay with the Atlanta Hawks, his agent said Sunday. Arn Tellem said Johnson chose to remain in Atlanta over Chicago and New York, where he would have been reunited with Mike D'Antoni, his former coach in Phoenix. The Hawks could pay him nearly $120 million, while other teams could only give Johnson five years and pay him about $25 million less. Johnson averaged 21.3 points during the regular season but played poorly in a lopsided playoff loss to Orlando.
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July 3, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Bill Lamb sees the Henley Royal Regatta sort of like the NCAA's Final Four. You don't want to play your best game in the semifinals and run into a letdown in the championship game. So the St. Joseph's Prep rowing coach told his varsity eight to expend just enough energy to win yesterday's semifinal race in Henley-on-Thames, England, and save their big push for today's championship. That's exactly what they did. The Hawks' eight of senior coxswain Mark DelGuircio; senior rowers Pat Dewechter, Andrew Golda, Ken Ewell and John Connelly; juniors Mike Lombardi and Matt McGowan; and sophomores Brad Adams and Mike Gennero rowed the 2,112-meter course in 6 minutes, 56 seconds to eliminate St. Paul's School of England by 1 3/4 lengths.
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July 4, 1992 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A heavyweight eight from the Penn Athletic Club, rowing together for the first time yesterday, won the opening race of the Grand Challenge Cup, the premier event at the Henley Royal Regatta. Penn's eight beat the Dartmouth Rowing Club's lightweight eight by half a boat length with a clocking of 6 minutes, 17 seconds, the fastest time of the year at Henley. Dartmouth won the Eastern Sprints in Worcester, Mass., earlier this season, and was the co-champion of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's regatta in Syracuse, N.Y. The Penn AC boat, the first one from the club ever to enter the Grand Challenge Cup, is made up of four different sets of pairs rowers.
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July 6, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 1,000 boats from 19 states as well as Argentina, Canada, Guatemala, and Ireland have entered the Independence Day Regatta that starts Friday on the Schuylkill. Originally known as the People's Regatta, the event will feature 220 races and 1,800 athletes on this Fourth of July weekend. The Vesper Boat Club, one of the most successful rowing clubs in the country, won last year's men's and women's heavyweight eight finals. This year, nine athletes from the club also qualified for the under-23 world championships in Linz, Austria, scheduled for the end of July.
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July 3, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The weather in London has been "un-Henley," Malvern Prep coach Craig Hoffman said. It was 74 degrees and sunny Tuesday, a welcome respite from what Hoffman had experienced before. With the change in weather comes a change in Malvern Prep's team. The Friars enter the Henley Royal Regatta, which begins Wednesday, with a new varsity quad. The four senior rowers, all scholastic national champions, have never rowed as a unit. The team was assembled after last month's U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships in California.
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July 29, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
So why were the club flags on Boathouse Row recently at half staff? For a relatively young man (36 years old) who had lived in Philadelphia for just over two years? Who didn't formally belong to any of those boathouses? Who wasn't even American? Did those spiritual descendants of Jack Kelly along the drive named for him believe they recognized a kindred spirit, or hoped so? Did they see a throwback to a time before performance enhancers and luxury suites and Andrew Bynum?
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July 6, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 1,000 boats from 19 states as well as Argentina, Canada, Guatemala, and Ireland have entered the Independence Day Regatta that starts Friday on the Schuylkill. Originally known as the People's Regatta, the event will feature 220 races and 1,800 athletes on this Fourth of July weekend. The Vesper Boat Club, one of the most successful rowing clubs in the country, won last year's men's and women's heavyweight eight finals. This year, nine athletes from the club also qualified for the under-23 world championships in Linz, Austria, scheduled for the end of July.
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July 5, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the world of rowing's most prestigious regatta, three South Jersey residents feel right at home. Coxswain Seamus Labrum and rowers Justin Ebert and Kyle Erlandson are competing this week in the Henley Royal Regatta in England. Labrum is a graduate of Holy Spirit High School and the University of Washington. Ebert, a graduate of Egg Harbor Township High, will be a junior at Grand Valley State in the fall. Erlandson, also an Egg Harbor graduate, will be a junior at Northeastern.
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June 25, 2011 | By Lou Rabito, Inquirer Staff Writer
Malvern Prep put a second boat in the Henley Royal Regatta's Fawley Challenge Cup competition by advancing through qualifying races Friday on the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, England. With 16 quads already determined for the Fawley's 24-boat field, 61 crews vied for the remaining eight slots. The Malvern Prep "B" quad - Mike Lewers, Austin Moore, Austin Velte, and Jeremy Gonzalez - advanced to the main bracket, joining the school's "A" crew. St. Joseph's Prep's quad - consisting of Colin Dabagian, Brian Hecht, Mike McLaughlin, and Sean McGrath - and a third Malvern quad did not advance.
NEWS
July 15, 2010
Five area high school rowers, including three from St. Joseph's Prep, have been named to the U.S. team that will compete next month at the World Rowing Junior Championships in the Czech Republic. Lou Lombardi, Pat McGlone, and John McGrorty, members of the Prep's eight with coxswain that reached the semifinals of the Henley Royal Regatta earlier this month, made the junior national team in tryouts held shortly after they returned from Henley. Justin Jones of Bishop Eustace and Patrick Eble of La Salle also qualified for the squad.
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July 5, 2010
All-star guard Joe Johnson has agreed to a maximum contract to stay with the Atlanta Hawks, his agent said Sunday. Arn Tellem said Johnson chose to remain in Atlanta over Chicago and New York, where he would have been reunited with Mike D'Antoni, his former coach in Phoenix. The Hawks could pay him nearly $120 million, while other teams could only give Johnson five years and pay him about $25 million less. Johnson averaged 21.3 points during the regular season but played poorly in a lopsided playoff loss to Orlando.
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November 23, 2009 | By B.G. Kelley
Dad Vail gone? Philly may as well have lost the soft pretzel. In case you haven't heard, Dad Vail, the largest and one of the most prestigious collegiate regattas in North America, is moving to Rumson, N.J. It's the economy: not enough local corporate sponsorship, and not enough money coming from the city to cover the event's cost. Rumson officials pledged $250,000 to Dad Vail's organizers. That was enough. But Dad Vail belongs in Philly. It's been held on the Schuylkill every spring since 1953.
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July 3, 2008 | By Kate Fagan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's Prep easily defeated Cheltenham College yesterday in the first round of the Henley Royal Regatta, a five-day event held in Henley-on-Thames, England. St. Joseph's Prep is competing in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup. The dual race between the Prep and Cheltenham resulted in a winning margin of more than five lengths, a verdict classified at Henley as "easily. " The Prep finished in a time of 7 minutes, 3 seconds, but head coach Bill Lamb said the time was meaningless as his crew was not pushed at any point during the 2,112-meter course.
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June 26, 2008 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Today will be a busy day for four members of the Malvern Prep crew team. It should be a busy summer for them, too. The quad boat of Mike Donohue, Mike Bohs, Mike Rawlings and Brandon Hanna is scheduled to race at 8:20 this morning in New Jersey in the trials for the under-23 world championships. The four then will board a plane at 6 p.m. for England, where they will compete in the Henley Royal Regatta next week. "They just love to race," Malvern coach Craig Hoffman said of the four, who finished the spring scholastic season undefeated.
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