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COURTSIDE: Top 5 Moments With New York’s Team

COURTSIDE: Top 5 Moments With New York’s Team

The Torch Staff

November 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Men’s:   St. John’s vs. Georgetown (2017); After what seemed like a pretty innocent foul from Amar Alibegovic on a Georgetown player, tempers flared, leading to a sideline scuffle to bring old Big East nostalgia to the forefront of college basketball. However, this time it was Mullin...

Following His Heart

Following His Heart

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


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For Marcellus Earlington, the choice wasn’t even close. Yes, he was a three-star defensive end for one of New Jersey’s football powerhouses, Don Bosco Prep. He racked up close to 15 major Division I offers, from the likes of last year’s runner up University of Georgia, according to the recruiti...

Living His Dream

Living His Dream

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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Watching sports as a child allows you to develop a special bond with a team, city and community. You have someone to look up to and something to inspire you, even into your adulthood. Sports bring people together as a community and allows them to feel connected to the city that the team represents. ...

Follow The Leader

Follow The Leader

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018


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For junior Alisha Kebbe, leadership is something that seems to come naturally. As an upperclassman, Kebbe looks to be a strong leader for the Red Storm this season as they pursue a potential postseason run. “As an upperclassman, I became more positive because of my experiences. All the games, tough...

A Journey Back Home

A Journey Back Home

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor

November 8, 2018


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For Alissa Alston, traveling and shooting from multiple  courts doesn’t make for a well-rounded player. Alston says it’s the effort and commitment put into the game that makes you great. Having taken her shots from New England, the South and New York, this player knows what she’s talking abou...

Jazzing Up The Court

Jazzing Up The Court

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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From Bearcat to Johnnie, Jasmine Sina is bringing her game to the Big East, where she hopes to help an already experienced Red Storm roster. A transfer from Binghamton University, Sina has seen success on the court and in the classroom as proven by her many awards, including American East Rookie...

Replacing the Rim Reapers

Replacing the Rim Reapers

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


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It seems strange to say that on a team that features only three new players, Head Coach Joe Tartamella has two major voids to fill on the court. While his squad returns a lot of talent, the Red Storm will feature a new frontcourt after the graduation of star forwards Maya Singleton and Imani Littleton i...

Bryan Trimble’s Transformation

Bryan Trimble’s Transformation

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018


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As fall slowly turns into winter, the environment around St. John’s changes as the seasons transition. With this progression, we are reminded of the transformations that the Red Storm are making everyday as they prepare for the start of the season. For sophomore shooting guard Bryan Trimbl...

Not In Kansas Anymore

Not In Kansas Anymore

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

November 7, 2018


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Just off of Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Mo., the blue awning of the Restart Inc. homeless shelter introduces itself from the mud brown hue of the six-story building it occupies. Its top droops out at 918 East Ninth Street, steps from the Kemp playground and five minutes from the Sprint Center downtown...

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

After months of waiting and letting the hype build, the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team delivered with a strong season opening performance to defeat Loyola (Md.), 76-55 on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena. With a combination of efficient performances from returnees such as Shamorie Ponds, who scored ...

Long Island Native Leading Men’s Golf

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Looking back as the St. John’s men’s golf team wraps up their fall season, Long Island native Gerald Mackedon’s play shined the brightest. The junior placed in the top-20 four times in their seven events, including an emphatic first place performance at the Patriot Intercollegiate in Virginia. Ma...

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon Ready To Go

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon Ready To Go

Annie Drouillard, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon are not only two new additions to the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team’s starting lineup but two big factors to the team’s success plan this year. Sedee Keita, a Philadelphia native, who played in South Carolina his freshman year and Mikey Dixon, a Delaware native,...

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