February 12, 2016 |
Kingsway rattled off three consecutive pins on Wednesday night to seal a 36-31 win over host Egg Harbor in the South Jersey Group 5 semifinals. Trace Kinner recorded a pin in 2 minutes, 27 seconds at 120 pounds. He was followed by his brother, Quinn, who pinned in 3:04 at 126. Atlee Cullison clinched the upset with his 65-second pin at 132. The win moves third-seeded Kingsway into Friday night's final against top-seeded Southern Regional, who knocked off Cherokee, 50-21. Cherokee's Colin Wickramaratna (113)
February 4, 2016 |
With the Public League crown on the line, all eyes were fixated on Isaac Morales as he took the mat on Tuesday for the final match of the night in front of a packed house at Central High School. Northeast led by four points, so Central needed at least a major decision to even force a tie. But Northeast's senior captain, admittedly, wasn't feeling so stone cold. He could feel the pressure mounting on him. "I was nervous," Morales said. "I had never been in a situation like that before, but I kept my composure and pulled through.
January 22, 2016 |
BRING ON the snow and bring on the conference championship games. Sunday's doubleheader is typically fascinating. Four great quarterbacks. All sorts of talented wide receivers. Denver's great defense. Carolina's great linebackers. Just hope the zebras don't get in the way. There are enough story lines in these games for a dozen daytime soap operas. Here are just a few: Patriots (13-4) at Broncos (13-4) Seeds: Patriots, AFC-2; Broncos, AFC-1. When: Sunday, 3:05 p.m. TV: CBS (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn)
December 29, 2015 |
If he told them once, he told them a thousand times: This was their year. They were seniors. They were going to win a South Jersey title in football. That was Kyle Pszenny. He could talk. His voice was a constant in the huddle, in the locker room, in the classroom, in any social situation. "Kyle is the kind of kid, he lights up a room," Pennsville High School senior Jeremy Boucher said. "He could talk to anybody about anything. " For the senior captains of Pennsville's newly crowned championship team - Boucher, Matt Widmaier, Ryan Simpkins and Josh Van Blarcom - their close friend's constant chatter didn't truly stop during the Eagles' sad and sweet and "surreal" run to the little Salem County school's first sectional title in football in 34 years.
December 7, 2015 |
HOUSTON - Defending against an accomplished dual-threat quarterback has been Temple's kryptonite all season, and the latest dose was served up by a 5-foot-11, 185-pound dynamo from Houston. Greg Ward Jr. torched the Owls on the ground, and did enough to keep them off-balance with the pass, as Houston beat Temple, 24-13, in Saturday's inaugural American Athletic Conference championship game at TDECU Stadium. Temple (10-3) will learn its bowl assignment on Sunday, with the Dec. 22 Boca Raton Bowl a potential destination.
December 6, 2015 |
Finally, championship Saturday is here. Finally, all the pontificating, all the lobbying, all the "expert" analysis from what seems like dozens of talking heads whom we've watched over the last month or so can stop. Hopefully, the decisions over which four teams will qualify for the College Football Playoff will be worked out on the field. Perhaps the most exciting game of the day will be played Saturday night between undefeated Iowa, fourth in the CFP poll, and No. 5 Michigan State for the Big Ten Championship.
November 24, 2015 |
Justin Estremera scored in the 32d minute Sunday to lead Brearley past Schalick, 1-0, in the NJSIAA Group 1 final at Kean University. Brearley goalie Juan Martinez had 10 saves for the shutout, his fourth in the state tournament. Chris Lenahan had seven saves for Schalick. firstname.lastname@example.org
November 23, 2015 |
They're known as the Frankenstein of football teams. The seventh- and eighth-grade boys on the Pennridge Greenjackets Pop Warner 155-pound squad practice in Perkasie, but most go to schools as much as 30 miles apart - in Quakertown, Abington, and Doylestown. Within their school district lines, the boys are rivals. But inside the yard lines, they have become a team. Now the 9-3 Greenjackets are two wins away from the biggest games in their league - the Pop Warner Super Bowl tournament - in early December at Walt Disney World.
October 26, 2015 |
Junior Olivia Arizin of Cardinal O'Hara broke a 17-year-old meet record Saturday at the Catholic League Cross-Country Championships. Arizin finished the 3.1-mile Belmont Plateau course in 18 minutes, 32 seconds, breaking the mark of 18:36 set by Sheila Klick of Archbishop Prendergast in 1998. O'Hara's Grace Mancini, Elizabeth Mancini, and Sara Hayes finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, to help the Lions win the Catholic League championship. In the boys' race, Cardinal O'Hara's Rob Morro finished first in 16:22 to win the individual title.