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May 3, 2013
Baseball BURLINGTON COUNTY FREEDOM Florence 9, Riverside 7 New Egypt 7, Maple Shade 3 BURLINGTON COUNTY LIBERTY Northern Burlington 10, Pennsauken 0 BURLINGTON COUNTY PATRIOT Bordentown 10, Cinnaminson 2 Delran 2, Holy Cross 1 CAPE-ATLANTIC LEAGUE AMERICAN Atlantic City 6, Hammonton 1 Holy Spirit 9, Absegami 4 Egg Harbor Township 9, Mainland 2 St. Augustine 20, Oakcrest 0 CAPE-ATLANTIC LEAGUE NATIONAL...
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April 27, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 25, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 24, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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April 15, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
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.
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March 21, 2013 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Cherokee captured the Class AA Flyers Cup Tuesday night with a 6-3 win over Parkland at Warwick Ice Arena, Chiefs players had a significant sense of pride. Cherokee won its first Flyers Cup, which was South Jersey's first championship in 18 years. "It meant a lot to our team to win this game," said tournament MVP Cole Zucker, who scored twice in the title game. "There were a lot of critics saying Jersey couldn't win it. "Jersey has a lot of good hockey there. It's crazy to come to win this here.
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