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 14, 2015 |
Gary Melton knew his middle son was ready to take his football career to another level by his sleeping patterns last summer. Or perhaps by his non-sleeping patterns. "I asked him, 'Where do you want to go with this football thing?' " said Gary Melton, a former football and track star at Absegami High School who played three seasons of football for Rutgers University from 1989 to 1991. "He said he wanted to take it as far as he could. "So I said, 'OK, I get up at 5 every morning.
November 28, 2015 |
Before his sophomore year at St. Augustine Prep, some of Dante Enos' football-playing buddies were lobbying for him to return to the sport. Enos quit football when he was 9. He was more of a "baseball-basketball guy," he said, with a fierce focus on his academics. Something special is happening with the Hermits' football program, his friends told him. You don't want to miss this, they said. "It was the best decision I ever made," Enos said after helping St. Augustine to an imposing, 46-6 victory over Cedar Creek in his final game for the Hermits on Thanksgiving morning.
February 14, 2016
Tim Perry, Cherry Hill East, senior, basketball. Offers: East Carolina and Delaware State. Bo Melton, Cedar Creek, junior, football. Offers: Penn State, Maryland, Temple, Michigan, Ohio State, and Rutgers, among others. Owen Bowles, Cedar Creek, junior, football: Offers: Temple and Rutgers. Audrey Isaacs, Valley Forge Military Academy, junior, football: Offer: Temple. Interest: Army, Connecticut, and Youngstown State. Isheem Young, Imhotep Charter, sophomore, football: Offers from Michigan State, North Carolina, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Temple, and Wisconsin.
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.
March 11, 2012
T of C Girls' Schedule 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.
March 16, 2013
GIRLS' BASKETBALL Team Rec. Final, 2012-13. 1. Rancocas Valley *30-1 2. Willingboro 24-5 3. Gloucester Catholic 26-3 4. Ocean City 26-5 5. Washington Twp. 23-7 6. Sterling 24-5 7. Holy Spirit 21-6 8. Cedar Creek 20-5 9. Williamstown 21-8 10. Sacred Heart 21-8 * – one game remaining - Chris Melchiorre
September 6, 2014 |
The football season will start early for Holy Spirit and Cedar Creek. Every other South Jersey team will open the season next weekend, but the Spartans and Pirates will begin play this weekend with out-of-conference games against unfamiliar opponents. Holy Spirit, rebuilding after an 11-1 season in 2013, will play at Southeastern Pennsylvania power Malvern Prep on Friday night. Cedar Creek, which returns several key players from last year's 8-2 team, will host North Jersey Group 1 power Cedar Grove on Saturday afternoon.