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No more hiding: UMass' Derrick Gordon embraces his new life out
Nov 10, 2014 • USA TODAYA year earlier Derrick's basketball prowess had led him to nearby Elizabeth, N.J., where he played for St. Patrick's High School, the nation's No. 1 team his senior year. Darryl played junior varsity at Plainfield but eventually, he said, "took to the ... More
Financial constraints force closure of St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth
Feb 27, 2012 • The Star-Ledger - NJ.comELIZABETH — Dwindling enrollment, a desperate financial situation and the lowest SAT scores of the 31 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Newark led the archbishop to decide to close basketball powerhouse St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, a ... More
Recently closed St. Patrick High closing in on new location
Jul 20, 2012 • The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)As it continues efforts to stay open, the legendary St. Patrick High School is closing in on signing a leasing agreement that would move the school three miles away to a new location in Elizabeth. The school — which tentatively will be called "The ... More
A Faith Is Tested, and Then Renewed
Feb 27, 2013 • New York TimesELIZABETH, N.J. — As it was in a famous holiday movie, the preservation of a deep-rooted institution ran a narrative parallel to the saving of a soul. George Bailey, meet Joe Picaro. Bedford Falls, make way for the Patrick School. More
Politi: Bob Hurley helps St. Anthony avoid the fate of St. Patrick
Mar 4, 2012 • The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)One year ago this month, Hurley was preparing his undefeated St. Anthony team for the most anticipated high school basketball game in New Jersey history against powerhouse St. Patrick. Tickets outside the ... That was the news last week, both stunning ... More
Aquille Carr transfers from Patterson to St. Patrick (NJ)
Mar 27, 2012 • Baltimore SunRecently named the All-Metro Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season, the 5-foot-7 junior guard left the East Baltimore school and is now enrolled at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J. His first day was Monday. More
Banana Incident Against North Plainfield Could End NJ's Longest Current High ...
Sep 19, 2014 • TheAlternativePress.comSt. Patrick's High School in Elizabeth was banned from the state basketball tournament by the NJSIAA Controversies Committee in 2010 after the program was found to be holding official practices out of the regular season in front of college scouts. St ... More
Former St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle leaves New Jersey for a sunnier path in ...
Oct 19, 2011 • The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)Every tree is perfect.” The map says it's 1,066 miles from St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth to this little town in the middle of Florida. But for Kevin Boyle, one of the most controversial figures New Jersey sports has ever seen, it might as well ... More
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