June 11, 2015 |
SAINT JOSEPH'S University track coach Kevin Quinn announced his retirement yesterday, ending a 49-year career at the school. When asked what he'll miss most, he answered faster than any of the runners he ever coached. "Saint Joseph's is an exceptional school and Saint Joseph's attracts exceptional people," Quinn said last night. "My fondest memories are the kids. I'm the youngest 74-year-old you'll ever see, and the reason is the great kids I've dealt with throughout the years.
May 31, 2015 |
Luke Petela of Haddon Township was a double-winner at the Group 1 track and field state championships at Egg Harbor Township on Friday. Petela won the 1,600 meters, finishing in 4 minutes, 12.79 seconds. In the 4x800-meter relay, the Hawks' Joe Domanico, Randy Ladd, Owen Long, and Petela took the title in a time of 8:04.01. Group 4 State Championships Rancocas Valley's Sterling Pierce won the boys' 100 meters in 10.76. In the girls' 400 hurdles, Kingsway's Thaila Cooper came in first in 1:01.35.
May 30, 2015 |
Carly Jensen hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, and St. Basil beat Christopher Dock , 4-3, in the District 1 Class AA softball final at Upper Dublin. It was the second straight year St. Basil has defeated Dock for the title. Abby Carter was 2 for 3 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Nichole Eberhard stuck out two in a complete-game effort. District 1 Class A Softball Final Olivia D'Emidio had four hits, including two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs to power Bristol to its fifth straight title with a 16-0 defeat of Friends Select at Pennsbury.
May 26, 2015 |
Every time a Maryland player ran at the empty net, the crowd noise crescendoed. But the Terrapins didn't want to score. Instead each player passed up surefire goals to drain the last 3 minutes, 2 seconds off the clock and beat North Carolina, 9-8, in the national championship at PPL Park on Sunday night. After the Terrapins ran the Tar Heels ragged for the last three minutes, their reserves and coaches streamed onto the field to celebrate the program's second straight NCAA title, and its 12th all-time.
May 25, 2015 |
Luke Petela was more than 2,500 meters into his 3,200-meter race Saturday when he looked over his right shoulder. The Haddon Township senior wasn't checking to see how far the nearest competitor was behind him. He already knew. Petela turned to teammate Owen Long, who had stayed within a stride of him from the start. The two confirmed they would flip spots to take the wind off Petela. Long eventually told Petela to take the win, his third South Jersey Group 1 victory of the weekend at Egg Harbor Township.
May 25, 2015 |
If this were a Hollywood production, the scene would have been scored with slow yet inspirational music that built toward a stirring crescendo. This, however, was Shippensburg University. But the PIAA Track and Field Championships still had everything a movie needed Saturday, complete with a slow clap as Saahir Bethea prepared for his final attempt in the long jump. The Cheltenham senior had faulted on his first two tries, so everything was on the line as he strode toward the pit. "It was just 'spotlight on me,' " Bethea said.
May 22, 2015 |
Camden Catholic vs. St. Augustine Prep in the South A championship game in football at Rowan University? St. Joseph vs. Holy Cross in the South B title game at the same site, on the same night? Several coaches of South Jersey non-public football teams believe those games could be a reality under their proposal to change the current playoff system. With so much uncertainty about the future for non-public schools in the sport, the coaches are advocating a return to South Jersey championships, with a focus on strengthening rivalries, limiting travel and building fan interest.
May 6, 2015 |
Rutgers-Camden may not have the same bucolic, rural location as most of the other 40 schools entered in next week's NCAA Division III men's golf championships, but coach Bob Cardea knows his team will compete as hard as any of them. The Scarlet Raptors earned their third straight NCAA berth, and fifth in the last seven years, by winning the North Eastern Athletic Conference title last month by an eye-popping 36 strokes. It's a team that Cardea has built with local players; his top five all are from South Jersey.
April 27, 2015 |
Christian Brissett and Kyle Davis aren't used to running from behind. Cheltenham's team of Cordell Richardson, Brissett, Davis, and John Lewis won the Penn Relays Suburban American 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3 minutes, 15.86 seconds, winning by more than six seconds. In a race with 44 runners, the Panthers had four of the top seven splits. That win qualified them for the 4x400 Championship of America, in which they finished fifth (out of seven teams) and ran a 3:15.39, a record for the team.
April 18, 2015
Flyers forwards Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier were added to Canada's roster Thursday for the IIHF world championships in Prague, Czech Republic. They will join teammate Claude Giroux on Team Canada, which starts play May 1 against Latvia. Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins withdrew from Team Canada because his fractured right foot needs more time to heal. - Sam Carchidi