February 27, 1996 |
Joe Simko will leave Holy Family as the second-leading scorer in program history, with close to 2,500 points. But before last night, an asterisk marked his career. "I would have been tagged as the guy who never got us to the big game," the senior guard said. Simko scored 37 points in his final game at the College Center to lead Holy Family past Pitt-Bradford for the NAIA Division II Northeast Independents Regional championship, 104-67. Holy Family, which has won its last six and nine of its last 11, had to win at top-seeded Philadelphia Pharmacy on Friday.
March 9, 2007 |
Two Philadelphia teams accustomed to competing this time of year will begin play this weekend in the NCAA Division II men's and women's basketball tournaments. The men's team of Philadelphia University (20-9) is seeded fourth in the Northeast Region and will face fifth-seeded Bridgeport (21-8) in tomorrow's 8 p.m. opening game at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. In the women's Division II tournament, fifth-seeded Holy Family (28-2) will meet No. 4 College of Saint Rose (21-8)
April 26, 1993 |
Bristol's Holly Brandt is off to a strong start in her college softball career. A freshman, Brandt pitched two straight shutouts, and Holy Family College was 2-0 on the season. Brandt, who was a sophomore on Bristol's 1990 PIAA state championship team, won a 6-0 decision against Alvernia to open the season March 31 and followed that with a 7-0 victory on April 4 against Philadelphia Textile. "Obviously, she has started out to be our No. 1 pitcher, even as a freshman," coach Mickey McGroarty said.
August 27, 1987 |
Marion Ahrens Von Rosenstiel, who demanded ingenuity, resourcefulness and the utmost in creativity from her English composition students at Holy Family College, died Aug. 17 while visiting her grandchildren in Seattle. She was 73 and lived in Abington. Known as Mrs. Von at the school where she taught since 1964, Von Rosenstiel was widely known for her assignments, which ranged from a homework research project requiring 200 words about an onion to a demand that students write about a thunderstorm raging outside the classroom.
March 24, 1998 |
South Jersey high schools contributed three of the top four scorers on the Holy Family women's basketball team, which reached the NAIA Division II quarterfinals. Lenape's Andrea Jack earned first-team all-Northeast Region Independent honors, and Gloucester Catholic's Erin Eliasen was named a second-team player. A sophomore center, Jack was second on the team in scoring with an average 11.8 points and led the team in rebounds with 8.3 per game. She was second on the team in blocked shots with 33 and contributed 50 steals.
January 16, 2002 |
Holy Family has the No. 1 women's basketball team in the NAIA Division II. The Tigers, who ran their record to 15-0 last night with a 78-57 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over Georgian Court in Lakewood, N.J., assumed the top spot yesterday for the first time in school history. The Tigers were ranked second last week. Holy Family finished with 472 points in the national poll, 14 more than No. 2 Sterling, Kan. (15-0). Hastings, Neb., (18-1), which was ranked No. 1 last week, dropped to third with 454 points.
March 17, 1995 |
With no place to grow on its Northeast Philadelphia campus, Holy Family College is staking its future on a cornfield in the suburbs. The private college in Torresdale - which Money magazine recently ranked among the 20 best commuter schools in the nation - has purchased 154 acres for a branch campus in Bucks County, only minutes from Interstate 95. Until recently the SPS Technologies corporate office compound, the site in Newtown Township includes...
March 9, 2014 |
Holy Family ended Bloomfield's three-year reign as conference champions as the Tigers defeated the Deacons, 62-51, in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference semifinals on Friday afternoon in Caldwell, N.J. The Tigers 21-9) were led by Alberto Munoz, who finished with a game-high 17 points. Ervin Ezell (Deptford), who was named to the all-CACC second team earlier in the week, finished with 13 points and five boards, while Isaiah Gans (Redemption Christian Academy) added 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
January 9, 2002 |
Before taking over as the head women's basketball coach at Northeast Philadelphia's Holy Family College, Mike McLaughlin was one of the biggest losers in all of sports. As a member of the sad-sack Washington Generals, the laughable, lovable opponents of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, McLaughlin played three years and more than 500 games without ever winning. Once. The Generals have since changed their name to the New York Nationals, but not their fortunes. McLaughlin, meanwhile, now in his seventh season with the Tigers, has a team that loses, seemingly, about as often as the Globetrotters.
March 9, 2015 |
Holy Family will return to the NCAA Division II tournament after rallying for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference title Saturday with a 79-75 win over host Philadelphia University. Holy Family, the No. 3 seed in the South Division, is 20-10. The No. 2-seeded Rams are 22-8. Most valuable player Erin Fenningham (St. Basil) scored 36 points to tie a CACC tournament record set by Goldey-Beacom's Cherrise Graham in 2007. East Carolina 77, Temple 71 - Senior Tyonna Williams scored 16 points, including the 1,000th of her career, but the Owls (16-16)