January 30, 2013 |
Cedar Creek quarterback Damon Mitchell has decided to make an official recruiting visit this weekend to Arkansas. The surprising development - Mitchell has committed to Georgia Tech - could have an interesting side effect: Rutgers could emerge as a destination for the first-team all-South Jersey athlete. Mitchell, who ran for 22 touchdowns and passed for 21 in leading Cedar Creek to a 10-2 record and the South Jersey Group 2 title game, said he made the decision after a home visit by Arkansas coach Bret Bielema on Sunday.
December 2, 2012 |
Gary Melton hit the end zone four times for Cedar Creek to lead the second-seeded Pirates to a 41-3 victory over Willingboro in a South Jersey Group 2 semifinal Saturday. Damon Mitchell impacted the game on both sides of the ball. He threw for three touchdowns, ran in another score on a double reverse, and returned an interception to the Chimeras' 5-yard line. Non-Public Group 1 Anthony Giagunto threw for two touchdowns as St. Joseph rolled past visiting Hudson Catholic, 72-0, in the semifinals.
March 10, 2012 |
Think about some of the obvious issues that might arise for a program in its second varsity season: Team chemistry, building a fan base, winning games. The Cedar Creek girls' basketball team, just as it has done in the group playoffs, bulldozed through every one of those. It would be nice to say the team has created a blueprint for young programs to follow - in many ways, that might be true. But there are certain aspects of the Pirates, who will play for a Group 1 title at 6 p.m. Sunday against Whippany Park at Toms River's Pine Belt Arena, that aren't easily replicated.
February 28, 2013 |
Fortunately for the fourth-seeded Sterling girls' basketball team, Tyra Satchell saved her best for the second half. The Silver Knights trailed by three points at the break to fifth-seeded Cedar Creek, but Satchell poured in 18 of her 26 points after halftime in a 61-50 win in a South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinal Wednesday night. The senior point guard also dished out five assists and went a perfect 9 for 9 from the free-throw line. Fellow senior Tori Shinkowitz netted a career-high 12 points.
January 19, 2013 |
Every time Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick baffled NFL defenses with their legs as well as their arms, Damon Mitchell looked more like a quarterback. Mitchell, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior at Cedar Creek, committed to Georgia Tech on a football scholarship in July because the Atlantic Coast Conference program was the only team to recruit him as a quarterback. Every other college projected him as a defensive back. That changed after Mitchell ran for 21 touchdowns and passed for 22 in leading Cedar Creek to a 10-2 record - and maybe after those mobile quarterbacks took the NFL by storm.
April 11, 2012 |
Cedar Creek's first-year varsity softball program celebrated its initial win in dominant fashion on Wednesday, when the Pirates bombarded host Bridgeton, 19-0, in the Cape-Atlantic League. Angela Hood tripled and drove in five runs, and Amanda Fletcher contributed a double, a triple, and three RBIs in support of winning pitcher Cheyenne Meyer. In another Cape-Atlantic clash, Brittany Scott tossed a four-hit shutout and picked up three singles in four at-bats as Buena blanked host Middle Township, 8-0. Olympic.
November 6, 2013 |
Ashley Shisler sneaked a shot beneath the right crossbar five minutes into the second half, and the Deptford defense did the rest in a 1-0 upset victory at No. 7 Cedar Creek in the first round of the South Jersey Group 2 girls' soccer playoffs Monday. Rachel Minix backed the 10th-seeded Spartans' defense with 13 saves. S.J. Group 3 Mainland moved Amanda Tobias up from defense and the senior did not disappoint, knocking in the first three goals of her career in a 4-2 home victory for the No. 7 Mustangs over No. 10 Triton.
December 8, 2015 |
The final horn sounded, and Bo Melton started running as fast as he had during the South Jersey Group 2 championship game. And that was saying something. Melton, an explosive all-purpose junior, led Cedar Creek to a 28-27 victory over West Deptford in the sectional title game on Sunday at Rowan University. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Melton ran for 120 yards on nine carries, generated 71 yards on eight receptions, and threw a 38-yard touchdown pass as Cedar Creek (10-2) won the first South Jersey title in the five-year history of the program.
March 7, 2012
The Cedar Creek girls' basketball program celebrated its first sectional title on Tuesday, when the top-seeded Pirates routed No. 3 seed Gloucester, 66-29, in the South Jersey Group 1 championship game. Kristine Miller led the way with 18 points and Mercina Stefanski knocked down three three-point shots in scoring 17, as Cedar Creek capped a dominant three-game run through the tournament. Utilizing a man-to-man defense, Cedar Creek ran out to a 15-4 lead and expanded the advantage to 27-10 by intermission.