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NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
May 6, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 27, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
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
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
A caller awaited Central High School's principal when he arrived at school Wednesday: Mayor Nutter. The city's chief executive, it turns out, had read an Inquirer story detailing the plight of Central's RoboLancers, the student-led robotics program. The team recently won the organization's top honor and a pass to its world championship in St. Louis next week - but needed $35,000 to get there. "He told me it was important for us to be at Worlds," principal Timothy McKenna said. "He said he was going to make calls on our behalf.
SPORTS
March 21, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
A.J. Timbers is lights out from three-point land. Alisha Kebbe has a penchant for rebounding and a tendency to be clutch in big games. Then there's Kamiah Smalls, the spark plug off the bench. Their names may not be Ciani or Sianni - Neumann-Goretti's headline-grabbing backcourt duo of Cryor and Martin - but this unsung trio of guards help power the Saints. They will look to continue that Friday at noon, when Neumann-Goretti (30-0) gets a rematch in the PIAA Class AA final against Seton-La Salle.
SPORTS
March 17, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - It was 32 minutes that validated four years. Paulsboro's seniors didn't just put a cherry on the top of their careers in Sunday's state championship game. They emptied the whole jar, squirted the entire can of whipped cream and poured out the complete container of sprinkles. "It's like a dream," senior Saleem Little said after Paulsboro's 78-48 victory over University in the Group 1 state title game Sunday at Rutgers University. Little generated 13 points and 12 rebounds and seniors Theo Holloway and Brandon Hamilton each scored 20 for Paulsboro (30-2)
SPORTS
March 16, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Jay Wright always liked talking about the only Villanova team to win a Big East tournament championship, knowing the 1994-95 group led by Kerry Kittles, Alvin Williams, and Jason Lawson held a special place in the annals of the Wildcats' basketball program. Twenty years later, a second Villanova team has joined the '95 group in the same history-making moment. The Wildcats jumped on Xavier right away, led by 16 points in the first half, and never allowed the Musketeers to mount a rally Saturday night.
SPORTS
March 13, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Villa Maria Academy took charge during the first day of the PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday at Bucknell University. The Hurricanes' 200-yard medley (Emily Cornell, Katelyn Chick, Olivia Giampietro, Julie Dobson) and 200 freestyle relay (Maura McManus, Giampietro, Cornell, Dobson) finished first as the team accumulated 153 points. Second-place Fairview has 77. Villa Joseph Marie senior Alexa Fabbri placed first in the girls' 100 butterfly with a time of 55.04 seconds.
SPORTS
March 9, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Matt Correnti is one win away from finishing off a perfect season for Holy Cross. The 195-pound junior won his 42d match of the season Saturday. He topped Danny DiLorenzi of Bergen Catholic, 4-2, in the semifinals of the NJSIAA Wrestling Championships at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The unbeaten Correnti won both the District 26 and Region 7 tournaments. One more victory will bring him his first state championship. Correnti will face off against another wrestler with a 42-0 record, Keansburg's Tyree Sutton, in the state final on Sunday.
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