Tommies

Kendra Bowe

St. Thomas Softball Pitcher Sees Success On And Off Field

The St. Thomas softball team is once again one of the best in the nation, ranked number 19 in the latest Division III poll. Leading the way is a pitcher that’s been nearly impossible to score on lately. The numbers will turn your head, and your bat too.

04/19/2014

Dan Ferrazzo and Dan Noehring (credit: Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas)

Beyond Bounds: Who Wins When St. Thomas’ 2 Star WRs Go 1-On-1?

The similarities between shifty St. Thomas wideouts – and close friends – senior Dan Noehring and junior Dan Ferrazzo are numerous. The Dan duo were both: -Captains of their high school football teams (Noehring hails from Lakeville South, and Ferrazzo’s a Mahtomedi product).

10/18/2013

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Johnnies Beat Tommies In Rival Matchup

The St. John’s University Johnnies beat the St. Thomas Tommies in a shocking 20-18 win, part of a legendary college football rivalry which brought fans out in droves Saturday to St. Paul. With new head coach Gary Fashing, the Johnnies looked like they were going to meet the same fate as they had in the last three years when the Tommies took an early 8-0 lead. But they bounced back by taking advantage of turnovers, which Sam Sura did this often at South St. Paul High School.

09/21/2013

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Beyond Bounds: 7 Reasons Why UST Harry Pitera’s Always Smirking

Why’s Harry Pitera always got a grin on his face? Probably because the two-time All-MIAC outside linebacker has his No. 2-ranked Tommies off to a 2-0 start. Maybe it’s knowing that 10,000-plus fans will be on hand to watch his senior class aim to cap their careers having never lost to arch-rival St. John’s, former MIAC immortal and national powerhouse.

09/20/2013

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Beyond Bounds: 6 Reasons Why Tremayne Is Tommie Football’s Poster Boy

Everybody loves Tremayne Williams. Both on and off the record, his trainers, his teammates and his coach respect and revere the face of the 2013 Tommie football team. “He’s our poster boy,” coach Glenn Caruso said during two-a-days last week at O’Shaughnessy Stadium.

09/06/2013

Steve Maher, St. Thomas' All-American pitcher and record-holder, is baffling D-I and D-II hitters in the Northwoods League for the Waterloo Bucks. (credit: University of St. Thomas/Mike Ekern)

Beyond Bounds: Steve Maher’s Having A Better Summer Than You

I’m confident the following is true. Steve Maher’s summer > your summer. Before you angrily start over-sharing your Instagram lake pics en masse, here’s why. The All-American pitcher from Division-III St. Thomas is playing America’s pastime – every – single – day in the Northwoods League with the Waterloo Bucks (seriously, like some 75 games in 70 days).

07/20/2013

Dribble Daily

St. Thomas Grads Kick Soccer Ball Across Minn.

Soccer is gaining popularity throughout Minnesota and the country. Now some local guys are kicking a soccer ball across the state to promote the sport. Two weeks ago, Alex Daley and Matt Scott started dribbling a soccer ball from the Canadian border in International Falls and began to travel south.

06/09/2013

St. Thomas senior Taylor Berg is seeded first nationally in the 5,000-meter run heading into the NCAA championships. (credit: GSmithSports)

Beyond Bounds: UST’s Taylor Berg Could Coast To A National Title

One day of rest a month. Just one. That rigid regimen’s one of the reasons the human gazelle Taylor Berg could bring home an NCAA crown this weekend.

05/22/2013

Senior Dylan Thomas led the Tommies to a third-place finish at nationals last year, hoping to make it a D-III title this season. (credit: Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas)

Beyond Bounds: UST’s Ace Also Hits, Eyes The MLB Draft

What Dylan Thomas has – a right arm that throws 93 mph with more than enough control to be named the 2012 MIAC’s Pitcher of the Year.

04/05/2013

St. Thomas coach John Tauer likens his junior guard Erik Tengwall to Ohio State's Aaron Craft -- both hustle, lead and play unselfishly.
(credit: Left - Thomas Whisenand/University Of St. Thomas. Right - Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Beyond Bounds: UST’s Glue Guy Erik Tengwall’s Quite Crafty

Pretty sure Erik Tengwall had a better weekend than you did. The St. Thomas junior’s No. 1-ranked basketball team eked out a 63-62 win at home and advanced to an NCAA D-III Elite Eight match […]

03/21/2013

Mike Keating, a standout Tommie basketball player and 2007 graduate, now brings his expertise to the program as an assistant coach. (credit: University Of St. Thomas/Mike Ekern)

Beyond Bounds: Asst. UST Coach Mike Keating Thriving Back In Purple

If St. Thomas basketball’s assistant coach Mike Keating were to snag a nasty little paper cut while dishing out scouting reports, I’m certain his blood would not be a maroon hue.

03/08/2013

Tommy Hannon (left) and John Nance lead the No. 1-ranked Tommies and the two St. Paul natives have been inseparable since fifth-grade little league baseball. (credit: Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas)

Beyond Bounds: Best Friends Tommy Hannon & John Nance Go 1-On-1

The best friend dynamic between St. Thomas’ John Nance and Tommy Hannon is so genuine, so goofy, and so … simply entertaining that I found myself momentarily forgetting to interview two of the cornerstones for […]

02/07/2013

The business major and French minor has a 3.5 GPA and runs his own summer basketball camp for nearly 100 athletes. (credit: Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas)

Beyond Bounds: 9 Things To Know About Will DeBerg

St. Thomas senior Will DeBerg has a specific memory he recounts with detail and ecstatic ease — one he wants to repeat.

02/02/2013

Junior Taylor Young's not only a preseason All-American selection, her Tommies are ranked No. 4 nationally after finishing third at the NCAA tournament last winter.
credit: [Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas]

Beyond Bounds: ‘Brutally Honest’ Grandpa Helps Create An All-American

You probably would have cried, too. From as early on as elementary school, Taylor Young’s grandfather dished out basketball critiques of his granddaughter without pulling any punches.

12/15/2012

Kia Johnson hoists the trophy and celebrates with teammates after UST defeated Calvin College 3-2 to win the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship. [Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas]

Beyond Bounds: Kia Johnson Wins Nat’l Titles & Nat’l Scholarships

Turns out, Kia Johnson has her older brother — and that B+ she got back in elementary school — to thank for the deluge of success she’s enjoyed lately.

12/01/2012

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