March 17, 2016 |
St. Augustine Prep is 0-3 in the Tournament of Champions. Coach Paul Rodio thinks there might be a good reason for that. "My thinking now is the complete opposite of what it used to be," Rodio said. "The last three times, we really had a just-happy-to-be-here approach. " Rodio said the Hermits will enter Thursday night's T of C semifinals with a decidedly different mind-set. St. Augustine (30-1), the Non-Public A champion and the No. 2 seed, will play Group 4 state champion and No. 3 seed Linden (24-5)
March 9, 2016 |
Justyn Mutts found several ways to lead third-seeded St. Augustine to victory Monday in an NJSIAA Non-Public South A semifinal. Mutts led the Hermits with 26 points and eight rebounds as host St. Augustine overpowered second-seeded Christian Brothers Academy, 85-52, to advance to the group championship. Teammate Austin Kennedy had a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Central Jersey Group 2 final. Darnill Brown scored 19 points and Manny Ansong added 16 as top-seeded host Bordentown defeated No. 2 Manasquan, 59-54.
December 13, 2015 |
One day during his freshman year, Sa'eed Nelson had company at school: A tall, thin eighth-grader who trailed him from class to class to get a sense of life as a St. Augustine Prep student. "He was my shadow," Nelson said of the shy, skinny kid who decided to follow in his footsteps through the hallways, both across the school's picturesque campus and on the basketball court as well. Three years later, Nelson still is leading the way. But Justyn Mutts doesn't operate in anybody's shadow anymore.
November 28, 2015 |
Before his sophomore year at St. Augustine Prep, some of Dante Enos' football-playing buddies were lobbying for him to return to the sport. Enos quit football when he was 9. He was more of a "baseball-basketball guy," he said, with a fierce focus on his academics. Something special is happening with the Hermits' football program, his friends told him. You don't want to miss this, they said. "It was the best decision I ever made," Enos said after helping St. Augustine to an imposing, 46-6 victory over Cedar Creek in his final game for the Hermits on Thanksgiving morning.
October 3, 2015 |
A new name is in the Cape-Atlantic League football record books. St. Augustine quarterback Jose Tabora tied the league record for touchdown passes in a game, throwing five Wednesday night in a 59-6 triumph over visiting Ocean City. On top of his big day in the passing game, Tabora also rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown. Tabora ended the night with 357 total yards. Five of his six touchdowns came in the first quarter. True Robinson added 73 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
September 13, 2015 |
Screams erupted from the home student section as the final seconds ticked away. The St. Augustine faithful had just seen something no one had in quite some time. In an opening-night upset, St. Augustine defeated St. Joseph, 33-14, ending the defending state champions' 21-game winning streak in a Cape-Atlantic League American Conference stunner. St. Augustine, which trails in the series, 13-6, had not beaten St. Joseph since 2009. "I've waited four years for this," St. Augustine quarterback Jose Tabora said.
August 18, 2014
ISSUE | SCHOOL FUNDING Too little concern There is something seriously wrong in the state of Pennsylvania. My daughter and thousands of other people who work for the school system live in fear every August that they will not have a job to return to in September. What message does this send to the youngsters who grow up and see so little regard for the education system in their city and their state? I thought that Philadelphia schools Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. had the solution when he said he might not open the schools on time, but he chickened out. What is very clear is that this governor and his legislature could not care less about children, and care more about appeasing the natural-gas companies.
August 11, 2014 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - You wouldn't know it by the petite tank in tow, but the Merchlinsky family emerged from George's Beach Shop on the boardwalk in this Shore town on a recent sunny day with three new pets - from Haiti. Their new companions? Batman, Spiderman, and Blue - three hermit crabs with painted shells that earned them all-too-obvious names. Just weeks ago, the small crustaceans were crawling about the sun-soaked shores of the Caribbean. Now, they were heading to the family's home in Mahanoy City, a small town in Pennsylvania's coal region.
March 29, 2013 |
When Mike Sutton talks about his injury and where it leaves his St. Augustine lacrosse team, two things stick out. The first is how calm he is about his team's prospects while he's sidelined. The second is just how much he cares about those prospects. Both offer insight into where St. Augustine is as a program and how it got there. "The kids stepping in know the role that they have to pursue," said Sutton, the area's most dangerous offensive player, who broke his right thumb in a March 16 scrimmage against Jackson Memorial.
August 26, 2012
Beth Kephart is the author of the new book "Small Damages," which was just nominated for the 2013 YALSA Best Young Adult Fiction prize In the same way that I believed in black raspberry ice cream, blue-fingered crab, and the pink sheen of a flipped shell, I believed, as a kid, in the Jersey Shore, specifically Stone Harbor. It possessed me and I possessed it those two weeks of every year when our parents would pack the caroming car with suits, rafts, shovels, pails, rusty-bottomed beach chairs, crab traps, tangled reels, and (where there was still room)