The prominence of the Henley Royal Regatta hangs unmistakably on a second-floor wall of the St. Joseph's Prep boathouse on Kelly Drive. A banner chronicles the Hawks' history in the regatta's Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup. Their years of participation, from 1980 through 2008, and finishes are displayed. Next to that are two pieces commemorating the Prep's 2000 championship: a framed, poster-size photo of the crew, and a portrait of the Cup
He hit fly balls to the outfielders. He pitched batting practice. The next thing John Gleeson remembers - six days later - he was in a hospital. What happened in between would be one of what Gleeson calls the most memorable times of his life, if only he could recall any of it.
Lou Rabito has been at the Inquirer since September 1989, spending his first 11 years as high school sports editor before working in Inquirer suburban news bureaus for 9 1/2 years. He returned to sports to edit and write in March 2010.