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.
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.
September 16, 2013 |
The big question in Egg Harbor City this offseason was how Cedar Creek's offense would survive the loss of all-South Jersey athlete Damon Mitchell, the dangerous dual-threat quarterback now at the University of Arkansas. The Pirates might have found the answer Saturday. They'll have little trouble remembering his name. Ahmir Mitchell, Damon's younger brother, scored on three consecutive touches in the third quarter, and the host Pirates blanked Ocean City, 21-0, in a Cape-Atlantic National football game.
December 6, 2012
Cedar Creek (10-1) vs. West Deptford (11-0), at Rowan University, 1 p.m. Saturday. Coaches: Cedar Creek, Tim Watson; West Deptford, Clyde Folsom. Playoff history: West Deptford has made eight appearances in the finals and won five titles. Cedar Creek is making its first visit to the playoffs. Stats and stuff: West Deptford won S.J. titles in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2011. . . . West Deptford's running game is fueled by junior Gerald Owens (184 carries, 1,485 yards)
March 12, 2012
All games are at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River, N.J., except the final, which is at the Izod Center in East Rutherford. (Seedings in parentheses) (4) Gill St. Bernard's vs. (5) Jackson Memorial, 6 p.m. (3) Manasquan vs. (6) Cedar Creek, 8 p.m. (1) Shabazz vs. Gill St. Bernard's-Jackson winner, 6 p.m. (2) St. Rose vs. Manasquan-Cedar Creek winner, 8 p.m. Championship, 6:30 p.m.