May 11, 2013 |
Matt Long took matters into his own hands Thursday. Already pitching a gem, he made sure he had enough run support, too. Long drove in the go-ahead run in the third inning, and Washington Township nipped visiting Cherokee, 3-2, in an Olympic Conference National Division baseball game. The senior righthander threw a four-hitter, striking out four. His single drove in Tom Hildebrand, who had doubled. Township is The Inquirer's fourth-ranked team in South Jersey. Matt Curry cracked a two-run double for Cherokee.
May 10, 2013
Baseball CAPE-ATLANTIC LEAGUE AMERICAN Egg Harbor Township 4, Hammonton 3 COLONIAL CONFERENCE Haddon Heights 14, Lindenwold 4 Sterling 11, West Deptford 0 OLYMPIC CONFERENCE NATIONAL Washington Township 3, Cherokee 2 NONLEAGUE Shawnee 12, Seneca 2 Millville 6, St. Augustine 4 Delsea 6, Pinelands 4 Moorestown Friends 9, Burlington City 5 Northern Burlington 16, Holy Cross 10 Maple Shade 21, Medford Tech...
May 5, 2013 |
The final of the Jim Kelly baseball tournament had been delayed three weeks because of rain, but host Gloucester did not miss a beat and beat Woodbury, 11-1, on Saturday. Aldie Carracino went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles and drove in five runs to lead Gloucester. The Lions' Tom O'Donnell homered. John Lindenborn added two doubles for Gloucester. The tournament began on April 13. Nonleague. Dan Gallone delivered a single in the seventh inning to lift Holy Cross to a 4-3 victory against visiting Riverside.
April 27, 2013 |
The Cherokee girls' 4x400-meter relay runners knew they were capable of running a fast time. They just didn't think Thursday would be the day. And why would they? Their second-leg runner, Sarah Robbie, has been competing in mostly intermediate hurdles and 800-meter races this season. Their third-leg runner, Courtney Foster, hadn't been on the track since bruising her shins in a car accident two weeks ago. And their anchor, Brittany King, spent most of the afternoon asking her teammates for tissues to plug a leaky nose.
April 25, 2013 |
It took some extra time, but Kate Oligino finally sent everyone home Wednesday. Oligino's single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted host Cherokee to a 5-4 win over Cherry Hill East in Olympic Conference American Division softball. The winning hit capped a big afternoon for Oligino. She went 4 for 5 and drove in two runs. Danni Dinsfriend threw all nine innings to earn the win. Also in Olympic American play: Jax Buckley's two-run homer in the fourth inning put Eastern ahead for good in a 3-2 defeat of visiting Lenape.
April 24, 2013 |
Jess Woodard is one of the most accomplished weight throwers in state history. But the Cherokee senior wants to add to her resumé with a strong performance at the Penn Relays. "I'm kind of out for vengeance," Woodard said of her approach to the 119th annual Penn Relays Track and Field Carnival, which will start Thursday at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus. "I didn't have a good meet there last year. " Woodard, a University of Oklahoma recruit, is a two-time winner of the New Jersey Meet of Champions in the discus.
April 15, 2013
BASEBALL Team Record Preseason ranking in parentheses. 1. Gloucester Catholic (1) 10-1 The Rams are 21-1 since a loss to Millville in the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic last May 12. 2. St. Augustine Prep (3) 4-1 Senior catcher Barry Buchowski, a Tulane recruit, hit home runs in consecutive games last week. 3. Bishop Eustace (5) 6-1 Five players have homered for the Crusaders. 4. Eastern (7) 6-1 Senior second baseman Nick Tierno, a La Salle recruit, turns double plays "like a major leaguer," according to coach Rob Christ.
April 15, 2013 |
Her coaches call her the orchestrator on the field. Her teammates call her "Fish," because when she's not playing lacrosse, Danielle LaRocca has a knack for swimming. Both nicknames seemed appropriate with 1 minute, 20 seconds left in the first half Saturday. LaRocca, a senior midfielder, picked up a 50-50 ball and glided down the field as if she were underwater. On a shoestring pass, she found her sister, freshman Gabby LaRocca, who was wide open and waiting to deposit the first goal of her high school career.