June 5, 2010 |
These are special times for the Audubon baseball program. The players still have big dreams, including taking that final ride through town. This is a town whose baseball tradition takes a backseat to nothing, a town where the players over the years have enjoyed the fire-truck ride that is awarded to any state-championship team. Audubon is one victory from taking that trip. The Green Wave (21-5) will meet West Essex (27-3) in the state Group 2 final at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Toms River South.
November 14, 1990 |
On Saturday, Audubon held an open house for its new Municipal Complex, in a former medical building on Nicholson Road near the Black Horse Pike. Before then, the borough's offices were at two locations on Atlantic Avenue.
September 18, 2011 |
It took one game for the new school-choice program to make an impact on Colonial Conference football. One game. What happens in a month? A season? A couple of years of "recruiting" - oops, I meant to say "attracting" - student-athletes to schools outside their home district? The summer buzz in the Colonial Conference was about Sterling, since the Silver Knights had "attracted" several student-athletes from other districts through its school-choice option, which is linked to its Junior Naval ROTC program.
September 30, 2012 |
Kahleil Chisolm ran for 197 yards and a touchdown as Audubon defeated Lindenwold, 23-6, in a Colonial Conference Patriot Division football game on Saturday. The Green Wave improved to 3-1 overall, 2-0 in the division. Lindenwold fell to 0-4, 0-2. Audubon struck first when quarterback Aiden Borden completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Zach Sutter, giving the Green Wave a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. After Lindenwold recovered a fumble and ran it into the end zone to make the score 7-6, Borden drove the Green Wave down the field and score don a 1-yard run to give Audubon a 13-6 advantage.
January 12, 2013 |
The theatrics always feel a tad amped up during wrestling matches at Seneca. The lights are turned off all around the perimeter of the Golden Eagles' gym. The only ones kept on are the few that shine down on the mat like a spotlight. On Friday night, Audubon wrestler Sean Hanson stepped into that spotlight and his expression shifted from focused athlete to something more reminiscent of a snarling bull. Forty-nine seconds later, the referee was raising Hanson's hand in victory, and momentum never turned back in Seneca's favor as Audubon went on to a 41-27 victory.
May 18, 2000 |
Dave Ricci, the boys' basketball coach the last two seasons at Cinnaminson, has been named the coach at Audubon. The hiring of Ricci, a 28-year-old graduate of Cherry Hill East, was approved at last night's school board meeting. He replaces Casey Clements, who resigned after last season. A physical education teacher at Audubon, Ricci assisted Clements for one season before taking over at Cinnaminson. In two seasons, he guided the Pirates to a 21-29 record. Cinnaminson reached the playoffs in his first season and earned a first-round win over Woodstown.
October 13, 2014 |
In a game in which the offenses were operating at will, a defensive play was the difference. Zach Pergola's 66-yard return of a fumble broke a tie with 5 minutes, 43 seconds remaining and sent Audubon to a 33-27 win over host Haddon Heights on Saturday in a highly entertaining Colonial Conference football matchup. Pergola, a 6-foot, 175-pound junior, scored on both sides of the ball, also adding a 21-yard touchdown reception. "This was the best game I've ever had and the best one I've been involved in," Pergola said.
May 9, 1997 |
Yesterday's baseball game between Audubon and Sterling was delayed 40 minutes because of a scheduling mix-up involving the umpires. But that didn't throw off Ryan Smulktis' timing. After all, the Audubon junior righthander had waited 30 days to play his first game, so another 40 minutes wasn't going to matter. Smulktis shrugged off the delay by pitching a five-hitter and Audubon crushed Sterling, 14-1, in a Colonial Conference game. Audubon, which entered the week uncertain of qualifying for the Group 2 playoffs, won its third straight game and improved to 7-5 overall and 7-3 in the Colonial.
May 27, 1998 |
Two potential double-play balls told the story of yesterday's South Jersey Group 2 baseball semifinal between Gateway and Audubon. One allowed Audubon to escape a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the first inning unscathed. Another opened the floodgates for a six-run Audubon outburst in the second. After dodging an early bullet, the Green Wave parlayed hot hitting and shoddy Gateway defense into a 13-3 five-inning knockout of the Gators. Audubon, The Inquirer's No. 3 team in South Jersey, advanced to Friday's South Jersey group final against Pennsville at Cherry Hill East.
March 4, 1998 |
The Collingswood players clutched one another and unsuccessfully fought back tears. Coach Nancy O'Neill shared another cry with her players in the locker room. She, like the majority of her starters, including injured guard Kelly Feeney, were helpless to stop a fourth-quarter meltdown last night that ended their season. Saddled with foul trouble throughout the second half, Collingswood regulars watched in disbelief as Leslie Snock carried 11th-seeded Audubon into the second round of the South Jersey Group 2 girls' basketball playoffs with a 63-62 overtime victory.