July 4, 2016 |
John Murphy was in his doctor's office one late-November day in 2013, reading a newspaper "from cover to cover" to pass the time till his appointment. Murphy, a history buff interested in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, came across an application to participate in an auction for the Squire Cheyney Estate in Thornbury Township, Delaware County. In 1777, Thomas Cheyney, a Thornbury farmer, rode on horseback through the British lines and dodged musket balls to alert Gen. George Washington that the Redcoats were about to outflank his army at Brandywine Creek.
October 2, 2015 |
Few dramas have fascinated, confused, and excited me as consistently as The Leftovers . Bleak yet infused by a powerful sliver of hope, HBO's show is a deep existential well of unanswerable questions. As frustrating as they may be, these are the sort of soul-sustaining questions great art poses. If the first three episodes of Season Two are any indication, The Leftovers , premiering at 9 p.m. Sunday on HBO, will continue to shine. Series creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based the first season on Perrotta's novel . They reinvent the wheel in the opening minutes of the second-season opener.
May 31, 2015 |
It was a bang-bang play that ended the top of the sixth inning and ignited the cheers among the Gloucester Catholic faithful. It also turned up the flame inside of Bishop Eustace pitcher Tyler Phillips. "After (Ryan) DiMeo got called out at third, the fire built up for me," Phillips said. "I said, 'I'm not going to lose to that team.' " Phillips did his best work late in the pressure-packed game as Bishop Eustace beat Gloucester Catholic 2-1 in a clash of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in South Jersey in the Non-Public South A semifinals on Friday.
May 4, 2015 |
John Murphy earned his fourth, and perhaps, most significant victory this season in Gloucester Catholic's 12-5 home triumph over Bergen Catholic in a nonleague matchup Saturday. The win was also Murphy's 27th career victory, moving him past Cody Brown as the Rams' all-time leader in pitching victories. Tre Todd doubled twice and went 2 for 3 to drive in four. Anthony Harrold and Jake Gillis doubled. Also in nonleague action: Mike Calabrese doubled as Highland topped visiting Penns Grove, 10-2.
April 28, 2015 |
Someday soon, John Murphy and Mike Vasturia likely will be college teammates. Each probably will push the other to do his best as members of the University of Maryland baseball team. That's what they did Sunday as foes on the pitching mound for two of South Jersey's best programs. "It's a lot of fun to go neck-and-neck with him," Vasturia, a junior at St. Augustine Prep, said of Murphy, a senior at Gloucester Catholic. "You always can learn something by watching him. " Murphy earned the edge in the feature matchup of the two-day, seven-game Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Millville High School by firing a four-hitter in Gloucester Catholic's 1-0 victory over St. Augustine.
April 3, 2015 |
Gloucester Catholic breezed past host Clearview, 6-0, on Wednesday afternoon behind John Murphy's six-hit shutout in a Tri-County Conference baseball game. Murphy, a Maryland recruit, struck out six in six innings. Tre Todd slammed a three-run home run in the fifth inning and Sean Breen hit a solo shot in the first. Anthony Harold went 2 for 3 with two runs scored. Olympic. Eastern's Matt Woods hurled a one-hit shutout against visiting Camden Catholic in a 3-0 victory. Woods, a right-hander, struck out 10 and walked two. Freshman Jack Herman doubled in his first varsity at-bat and junior Collin Fabio also doubled and scored.
June 16, 2014 |
PITCHER Joey Gatto ST. AUGUSTINE When Gatto took the mound this season, more than two dozen major-league scouts gathered behind the backstop to chart his every pitch. Gatto embraced that pressure, according to St. Augustine coach Mike Bylone. Gatto went 7-1 with a 0.94 ERA, and St. Augustine won the Cape-Atlantic League American Division title as well as the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. Gatto was at his best late in the season. In his last four outings, he was 4-0 with a 0.25 ERA, 28 strikeouts, and three walks.
June 5, 2014 |
There was a stunned feeling, and for good reason. Gloucester Catholic, despite mounting a comeback, lost to St. John Vianney, 3-2, Tuesday in the South Jersey Non-Public A baseball championship game at Rowan University. This was the first time that the Gloucester Catholic seniors had lost an NJSIAA playoff game. The Rams had won four consecutive state championships, two in Non-Public B and the last two in Non-Public A. So even though Gloucester Catholic went 26-6 and was again among the best teams in South Jersey, just reaching a title game wasn't satisfying enough.
May 12, 2014 |
For Kevin Terifay and Zak Chiaradia, it wasn't about making great baseball plays. It was more basic than that. "All I asked these guys to do was to battle," Audubon coach Rich Horan said after his team stunned Gloucester Catholic, 1-0, Saturday in the first round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. "When you battle, good things happen. " Terifay, a senior righthander, unfurled a gritty performance before a big crowd at Maple Shade. He displayed great command of his fastball and slider and made big pitches at big times in limiting the heavy-hitting Rams to five singles.
May 5, 2014 |
The Gloucester Catholic baseball team didn't need a stellar performance from John Murphy on Saturday. The Rams offense provided plenty of support early, putting up three runs in the first inning and seven in the third against visiting Timber Creek. Still, Murphy gave the Rams a gem. The junior righthander recorded his first career no-hitter during Gloucester Catholic's 11-0 nonleague win. The Maryland recruit struck out 12 of the 15 batters he faced in the five-inning game. Murphy is 5-0 this season and has 20 career wins.