December 14, 2014
NONLEAGUE Sacred Heart 63, Bishop McDevitt 61: Eileen Piombino hit a three-pointer with 1 minute, 20 seconds remaining in overtime to put the host Lions up for good. Jessica McTaggart and Lauren Kilroy converted two free throws each in overtime for Sacred Heart. Bishop McDevitt's Sierra Dacosta sank a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining in regulation to force the extra period. Dacosta, who had a game-high 29 points, also drained a shot from just inside half-court at the buzzer in the first half.
July 31, 2014 |
Hello there On her summer 2005 tour of the University of Pittsburgh, Caroline was impressed with the campus, obsessed with the gold-and-navy-blue-striped rugby shirts worn by the student guides called Pathfinders, and determined to become a Pathfinder herself. That fall, she was leaving her first Pathfinders meeting when one of the rowdy sophomores who had hooted and hollered as the new guides introduced themselves walked up to her. "Hi, I'm Alex," he said. Caroline, who grew up in Media, had graduated from the all-girls' Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr.
May 4, 2014 |
Rosie LaGrotta had a night free from her team, so she went to Millville for a softball game and to see her former teammates play. As an alumna does, she made her way around the field and caught up with a lot of the girls throughout the game. The only difference was that LaGrotta is a senior at Paul VI and the girls she went to see were her former teammates from Sacred Heart. Together, they won the South Jersey Non-Public B title the last two years before the school closed because of declining enrollment.
February 2, 2014 |
Andrew O'Neill wasn't seriously considering Sacred Heart University. But an old teammate and a new friend changed his mind. O'Neill, a senior at Washington Township who was a first-team All-South Jersey selection by The Inquirer as an all-purpose offensive player, committed to Sacred Heart on a football scholarship earlier this week. O'Neill also had an offer from Wagner. He made his decision after visits to Wagner and Sacred Heart the last two weekends. "It just felt like the right place for me," O'Neill said of Sacred Heart.
December 17, 2013 |
Joseph A. Schiavoni, 96, of Havertown, a longtime librarian, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, of congestive heart failure at home. Mr. Schiavoni worked for The Inquirer for 45 years, first for the paper's library and later in its advertising department, where he was in outside sales. He retired Jan. 29, 1982. Mr. Schiavoni then worked at La Salle University Library four nights a week for 27 years until retiring in 2009. He was one of the original organizers of the Army's Sixth Armored Division at Camp Chaffee Ark., in March 1942.
December 17, 2013 |
Mike Holloway liked the idea of standing outside his big brother's considerable shadow. "It was like he had his spotlight and I had my spotlight," Mike Holloway said of his decision to play the first two seasons of his high school career at a different school than his older brother, Rashaan. Mike Holloway, a 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 16.4 points last season as a sophomore at Sacred Heart in Vineland, Cumberland County. Rashaan Holloway, a 6-9 center, averaged 22.7 points last season as a junior at Schalick in Pittsgrove, Salem County.
June 15, 2013 |
At the beginning of the end, things were not going well for the Sacred Heart softball team. The players were angry and anxious after the Diocese of Camden announced in March that the school would close in June. Coach Les Olson was feeling a little sour, too. "It was about a week after the announcement," senior Lindsay Dwyer recalled. "Coach Les stopped practice one day and made us all sit down along the left-field line. "He told us, 'Listen, we're a family. We have to stick together and make this as special of a season as we can.' " Olson's pep talk likely set the tone for one of the more inspiring seasons in recent South Jersey sports.
June 10, 2013 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - The Sacred Heart softball players took a knee in shallow center field. A few rested their chins on their fists as coach Les Olson spoke. Back on the infield dirt, Immaculate Conception of Lodi raised the state championship trophy high as photographers clicked away. As students of the Vineland school slated to close June 30, the Sacred Heart players have been marking off every final event for weeks. But the closing ritual of Sunday's 6-4 loss to Immaculate Conception in the Non-Public B state final at Toms River East brought with it a finality that could not be brushed aside.
June 8, 2013 |
Sacred Heart of Vineland has won these state championships. Baseball: 1974, 1978, 1999, 2000. Boys' basketball: 1979. Boys' soccer: 2008. Girls' basketball: 2003, 2005. Softball: 2012. - Phil Anastasia
June 8, 2013 |
See and hear from Sacred Heart's Lindsay Dwyer. www.philly.com/rallyvideos