October 12, 2014 |
A shootout turned into a defensive struggle and Jesse Streb's second-quarter touchdown reception proved to be a surprising winner as Cherokee left Williamstown with a 41-33 victory in a West Jersey American football game Friday night. When Streb streaked into the end zone to complete a 66-yard pass play from Evan Powell, few could imagine its deciding the game. The Chiefs, ranked fourth in South Jersey by The Inquirer, were minutes away from entering the locker room with a 34-26 lead that looked anything but safe.
October 9, 2014 |
When the left leg of junior forward Brooke Yarsinsky cramped up during Cherokee's field hockey game against Camden Catholic last week, teammate and senior forward Jessica Havers went immediately to her side. This came as no surprise. The two, close friends, have been there for each other throughout their two years of playing field hockey together. "It's nice to have someone that's always there for me," Yarsinsky said. "I know I can always count on her on and off the field. " The undeniable chemistry began long before field hockey.
October 4, 2014 |
In 12 seasons with the Flyers, Chris Therien was rock solid, one of the most trustworthy defensemen in the franchise's history. But more than anything, Therien was a gamer. Jaromir Jagr comes to mind. Therien was vocal about it throughout his career, and still talks about it now: He loved matching up with Jagr, one of hockey's all-time great scorers. And by all accounts, Therien owned Jagr through much of his career. "When you're in those situations, you have to want to rise to the occasion," Therien said.
September 21, 2014 |
Khalil Trotman was mad at himself. He wasn't the only one. "I chewed him out pretty good," Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said of his senior quarterback, who threw two first-half interceptions. Trotman passed for 140 yards and a touchdown and ran for 78 yards and the winning TD Friday night as Timber Creek beat Cherokee, 22-14, in a WJFL clash of power programs. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Trotman busted through three tackles on his way to a 12-yard scoring run that broke a 14-14 tie with 6 minutes, 57 seconds to play in front of a large crowd on a cool night at Cherokee's field.
May 16, 2014 |
Cherokee's Christine DiLullo put four goals in the back of Millville's net Wednesday, but it was the last one that the senior will always remember. DiLullo scored her 100th career goal on her fourth of the game to help fifth-seeded Cherokee defeat 12th seed Millville, 18-5, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 lacrosse playoffs. Jessica Havers scored a team-high six goals for the host Chiefs, while Tara Zeuli added a hat trick. Megan Hoffman scored two goals for Millville.
May 14, 2014 |
It was Mark Scarpa's most important start of the season. It also was his best. A senior righthander, Scarpa pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks as Washington Township clinched the Olympic Conference American Division title Monday with a 5-0 victory over Cherokee. Senior third baseman John Schoelkopf was 3 for 3 and senior shortstop Colin McAllister reached base three times and scored two runs for Washington Township (16-5, 8-2), the No. 6 team in The Inquirer Top 10. Junior lefthander Brian Marconi went 51/3 innings for No. 7 Cherokee (12-8, 8-2)
May 9, 2014 |
Brendan Gumm has become an expert at leading the cheers for the Cherokee baseball team. He's not bad at creating them, either. Gumm cracked a two-run homer and finished with four RBIs as Cherokee continued its torrid play with an 8-3 victory over Shawnee on Wednesday in an Olympic Conference American Division game. Winning pitcher Frank Rosetti, a senior righthander, worked 51/3 innings, and senior first baseman Jake Powell was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI for Cherokee (12-7 overall, 8-1 division)
April 9, 2014 |
The weather did not hinder Moorestown's Joey Klinger on Monday afternoon as the righthander shut out visiting Riverside, 4-0, in a nonleague baseball game. Klinger scattered four hits over seven innings. Justin Varga belted two hits and drove in two runs to pace the Quakers offensively. Olympic. A three-run fifth inning sparked host Cherokee to a 5-1 win over Lenape. Brian Marconi struck out five to earn the win and Troy Domenick knocked in two runs. Burlington. Brian Coniglio allowed six hits in a rain-shortened five-inning game as Westampton Tech won, 7-5, at Willingboro.
April 7, 2014 |
Egg Harbor Township pitcher Jordan Wisser entered the baseball game in a big spot. With his team up by three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Wisser inherited a two-out, bases-loaded situation against host Cherokee on Saturday. After allowing a two-run single and a walk, Wisser forced a groundout to get the save and give Egg Harbor a 3-2 nonleague win. Teammate Todd Henry knocked in two runs on a two-out triple in the fifth inning, and that proved to be the difference.
April 7, 2014 |
Since his freshman year, Trevor Osler has been hearing about the Cherokee boys' lacrosse team's Class of 2015, the class just behind his. Those juniors are lauded for their depth, their talent, their chemistry . . . The praise is well-deserved, Osler conceded, but some perspective is in order: "I feel like I have to point out," the senior attack said with a grin, "when we were sophomores and they were freshmen, our class won the freshmen-sophomore game....