The Torch

Bryan Trimble’s Transformation

Bryan Trimble’s Transformation

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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,...

Men’s Soccer Falls in Quarterfinals

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

The St. John’s Men’s Soccer team saw their 2018 season end with a 1-0 loss to Providence in the Big East Quarterfinal. The Johnnies had an up and down year this year, finishing with a record of seven wins, eight losses, and three draws.  While the Johnnies didn’t have the year, they wanted ...

Immortalizing St. John’s Legends

Immortalizing St. John’s Legends

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

At his base, Joe Lapchick stands just three feet tall. The words inscribed below his feet commemorate his lifetime journey of changing basketball and the world both on and off the court. Above that is a seven-foot-five-inch figure, a dominant man pointing toward the arena that now houses the St. John...

COURTSIDE: Dynamic Duo

COURTSIDE: Dynamic Duo

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

In order for a team to be successful, all of the players must work together as one cohesive group. This normally takes time, as everyone needs to get used to one another’s playing styles and personalities. However, the chemistry between Tiana England and Qadashah Hoppie last season was unparalleled, ...

COURTSIDE: Kadaja Bailey Finds Her Groove

COURTSIDE: Kadaja Bailey Finds Her Groove

Jillian Ortiz, Assistant Copy Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

For Kadaja Bailey, a simple switch in colors and a different area code made all the difference. It was a decision that brought her to a new set of paint, a new group of sisters and a new home. A Long Beach, N.Y. native, Bailey previously donned blue and white at St. Mary’s High School until she...

COURTSIDE: Let the Talent Speak for Itself

COURTSIDE: Let the Talent Speak for Itself

Brenden Myers, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Before Tip-Off on Oct. 12, the casual St. John’s basketball fan might not have known about L.J. Figueroa. The hype belonged to returning star Shamorie Ponds and incoming transfer Mustapha Heron. Things have changed. The soft-spoken Figueroa broke out in a loud way at Tip-Off, introducing himself with ...

COURTSIDE: Slick-O Mode

COURTSIDE: Slick-O Mode

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Knocking down jump shots with a silky disposition, a left-handed assassin plays the lead role at Carnesecca Arena this winter. New York born and bred, he’s ingrained himself into a basketball culture that runs deep through the city’s soul. He’s one of St. John’s best, past or present. Oh, a...

Leading From the Front

Leading From the Front

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Coming and going as the world pleases, happiness is fleeting. A sunny day, a good book, true love, no dice. Ask 10 psychologists its true definition and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. For some, however, the answer is hidden in plain sight. Plain as a grassy clearing with two nets at ...

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