October 19, 2014
CROSS-COUNTRY BURLINGTON COUNTY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Nick Falk of Cherokee took first place on the 3.1-mile course with a time of 16 minutes, 42 seconds, helping the Chiefs earn the team win with 54 points at Mill Creek Park in Willingboro. Isaiah Curbelo from Rancocas Valley placed second in 16:47, and Matthew Young of Maple Shade took third, in 16:52. Bharti Beepul of Northern Burlington and Matt Zubrzycki of Lenape rounded out the top five with times of 17:00 and 17:02, respectively.
October 19, 2014 |
Ben Hunt knew where to rank this victory. "This goes right to the top," Hunt said after leading Lenape to a 24-16 victory over Cherokee in a West Jersey Football League clash of Top 10 teams on Friday night. Hunt, a senior two-way back, scored two touchdowns and made two interceptions as Lenape, the No. 10 team in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, improved to 5-0. The victory over Cherokee was the Indians' first over their school-district rival since 2007. "Four years, we've been waiting for this," Hunt said.
October 18, 2014 |
Here's a closer look at seven South Jersey football games on Friday night, with predictions. All the games will start at 7 o'clock, except for Glassboro-Camden, which will kick off at 6. No. 13 Glassboro (5-0) at No. 6 Camden (5-0). Glassboro has won 10 in a row, dating to last season's surge from a 2-5 record to the South Jersey Group 1 title. Senior running back Ronnie James, a Rutgers recruit who picked up a scholarship offer from Ohio State this week, leads the Bulldogs with 15 touchdowns.
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)