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Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Red Storm-Commit Boubacar Diakite to Enroll Early, Redshirt for Upcoming Season

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

St. John's-commit Boubacar Diakite, a 6-foot-8 wing forward in the class of 2018, will spend the 2017-2018 season on campus as a member of the Red Storm after enrolling early and reclassifying. The news was reported Monday afternoon by Andrew Slater of 247Sports.com. Diakite, a four-star wing prospect...

Track Club sprints past barriers, reaches Nationals

Track Club sprints past barriers, reaches Nationals

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

This school year hasn’t been the most successful for St. John’s athletics. To date, only the fencing team can claim national success at the Division I level; the men’s team finished sixth at the NCAA Championships and they had two individual National Champions. Beneath the glossy shine of a Division I lab...

Red Storm Roundup: Baseball hot, softball stumbles

Red Storm Roundup: Baseball hot, softball stumbles

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

St. John’s Softball goes 1-2 on the weekend vs. Villanova The softball team began a double-header on Saturday with a tough 2-0 loss. Tori Free pitched a strong game but hits were hard to come by on the offensive side and they were unable to score a run. Free gave up two runs on four hits in seven....

Livianu shines bright for Red Storm

Livianu shines bright for Red Storm

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Tennis

The story reads like a picture-perfect fairytale. The daughter of an ex-tennis player grows up with a racket in her hand, becomes a coveted talent, and helps her school break records. Upon first glance, it looks too easy for St. John’s freshman Jessica Livianu. Her mother, Bagdana Romanksy-Livian...

Softball starts off hot in Big East play

Softball starts off hot in Big East play

Brendan Myers, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After entering conference play with a 12-10 record, the St. John’s softball team has won ten of their last 13, including series sweeps over Providence, Creighton and Butler, putting them atop the conference standings. After a rough opening weekend schedule, which included games against now #1 ra...

Big plans lie ahead for AD Goff

Big plans lie ahead for AD Goff

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

The bitterness of November’s autumn and the darkness of its mornings followed Anton Goff as he walked from his car to his office next to Taffner Fieldhouse. He’d only been in Queens for a handful of weeks, still adjusting to the 105-arce campus 116 miles away from his old job at the University o...

Track and Field breaks school records

Track and Field breaks school records

Brianna Pace, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Track & Field

St. John’s Women’s Track and Field had a productive week coming away with a couple of school records and a second-place finish at the 2017 Outdoor Metropolitan Championships. The Hurricane Alumni Invitational was held in Coral Gables, Florida. There, Adriana Wright set a school-record in the 100-...

Red Storm Roundup: St. John’s splits Senior Days

Red Storm Roundup: St. John’s splits Senior Days

John Cavanagh, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Baseball Snaps Two Game Skid, Beats Albany The St. John’s Red Storm took on the Albany Great Danes last Tuesday, looking to avoid a three game losing streak. It was a rare losing streak for the Johnnies, but they made it a quick one after defeating Albany 9-3. Michael Donadio lead the way for ...

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Basketball adds QU’s Dixon, continues strong transfer signings

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

A tweet from Twitter user @mabde33 was sent out at 2:58pm on Tuesday, April 11. There were no words, a smiley face the only character present of the 140 allotted on the popular social media outlet. 23 of his 5,108 followers retweeted him, 103 liked it and 11 responded, the first on the thread saying,...

Baseball: Red Storm reigns in extra innings

Baseball: Red Storm reigns in extra innings

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

The 1980 Philadelphia Phillies earned the moniker “The Cardiac Kids” for their ability to grind out victories in close games. They led Major League Baseball with 13 wins in extra innings and finished tied for third out of 30 teams with 32 victories in games decided by one run. By October, the...

Paving the way for sustainability

Carissa Herb, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Back in December of 1978, the Torch reported on then-student Bill Lauto’s proposal for a solar heating plan on the roof of St. Augustine Hall.  His proposal to put solar panels on the roof of our well-known library in order to provide a more environmentally friendly way to heat the building was denied...

St. John’s women’s run ends in NCAA Tournament loss to Auburn

St. John’s women’s run ends in NCAA Tournament loss to Auburn

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, March Madness, Sports, Women's Basketball

One of the most fruitful seasons in St. John’s women’s basketball history came to an emotional end on Friday. Unable to overcome a massive deficit, the Red Storm fell to Auburn, 68-57, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The loss concludes an inspiring season that saw the team earn their fi...

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