The Miracle of St. Anthony

The Miracle of St. Anthony

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In a city mired in endless decay, where the youth suffer through all the horrors of urban blight, hope comes in a most unassuming form: a tiny brick schoolhouse run by two Felician nuns where a singular basketball genius takes teenagers from the mean streets of Jersey City and turns them into champions on the hardcourt. Coach Bob Hurley had been working miracles at St. Anthony High School for over thirty years, winning state and national championships and offering his players rescue from their surroundings through college scholarships, when he met his most dysfunctional team yet. In The Miracle of St. Anthony Adrian Wojnarowski follows Hurley through a gripping and heartrending season as he struggles to lead a troubled team to glory through his unparalleled understanding of the game and his ceaseless determination to see no more children lost to these streets. In The Miracle of St. Anthony, acclaimed sports journalist Adrian Wojnarowski follows Hurley through a gripping and heartrending season, as he struggles to lead a troubled team to glory through his unparalleled understanding of the game and his ceaseless determination to see no more children lost to the city streets.This was home to a successful high school girls basketball power, but the pennants told the story of the world beyond ... Ice hockey league champs. ... Before introducing Hurley, Jeff Jasper, the successful girls basketball coach at Pascack Valley, made time for a brief but ... High School, where they rented the gym for most practices and all its home gamesa€”had its court shut down for floor renovations.


Title:The Miracle of St. Anthony
Author:Adrian Wojnarowski
Publisher:Penguin - 2006-01-19
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