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November 5, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's November. It's getting colder. It's getting darker. And Lenape is preparing to play a big football game. "What more can you ask for than that?" Lenape coach Tim McAneney said. Lenape set the stage for the program's biggest game in several seasons with a 28-22 win over Rancocas Valley on Saturday. The victory improved Lenape's record to 3-4 and put the Indians in position to qualify for the South Jersey Group 5 tournament with a victory over fourth-ranked Eastern (7-1)
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October 27, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The black-and-blue West Jersey Football League American Division has proven as difficult as advertised, as no lead is safe against the premier teams. Cherokee saw this firsthand by scoring early and holding on late for a 28-21 win over visiting Eastern on Friday night in a battle of Inquirer Top 5 teams. Ranked No. 5 in South Jersey, the Chiefs improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the American. The second-ranked Vikings fell to 6-1, 3-1. Cherokee extended its lead to 28-7 when Matt Stickney scored his third touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run with 6 minutes, 22 seconds left.
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October 21, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not much has gotten past Tanner Kerr this season. The Middle Township goalkeeper had to hold the fort just a bit longer Saturday, but the result didn't change. After 100 minutes of scoreless boys' soccer, Middle Township advanced over visiting Cherokee on penalty kicks in the South Jersey Coaches Tournament. Kerr made 15 saves to record his 12th shutout, and he stopped two of the four shots in the penalty round. Scott Kurkowski, Corey Daniels, and Matt Waldron converted kicks, and the fifth-seeded Panthers moved on. Cherokee keeper Anthony Cutillo made eight saves.
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October 20, 2013
SOCCER SOUTH JERSEY COACHES TOURNAMENT Cherokee 3, Bishop Eustace 2 (OT): Ally Weaver's golden goal lifted No. 10 seed Cherokee to victory over seventh-seeded Bishop Eustace. The goal came 37 seconds into sudden death off an assist from Ashley Koester, who had scored Cherokee's two goals up to that point. Ally Fiato and Taylor Tralie scored for the Crusaders. The Chiefs will play Lenape in the second round. Holy Cross 4, West Deptford 1: Two goals from sophomore Erica Wallace helped the fifth-seeded Lancers down No. 12 West Deptford.
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October 14, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first running play went for 5 yards. The second for 10 yards. The third for 27 yards. "We wanted to show everybody we could get back to the old-school Cherokee power running game," Cherokee senior running back Matt Stickney said after the Chiefs' 45-0 victory at Washington Township in a West Jersey Football League American Division game on Saturday. Cherokee's offensive line set the tone for the dominant victory, clearing the way for Stickney, junior tailback Marc Woodard, and senior fullback Juan Ibarrondo to combine for 237 rushing yards in the first half.
NEWS
October 13, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's a closer look at three football games Saturday and Monday. Paulsboro (3-0) at Woodbury (2-1), 1 p.m. Monday. These old rivals always seem to collide with the Colonial Patriot division on the line, and this season is no different. The visiting Red Raiders play sturdy defense, having allowed just 33 points, and feature a strong running game behind De'shaun Burgess and Leon Rone. The Thundering Herd have top playmakers in Jeray Demby and Daevon Ayers. Pick: Woodbury, 19-13.
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September 30, 2013 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Unbeaten Williamstown finally faced a test on Saturday afternoon. And Ashley Engler aced it. The sophomore scored twice in the second half to propel visiting Williamstown to a 2-1, come-from-behind victory over Cherokee in a nonleague girls' soccer game. Engler tied it in the 52d minute and scored the winner 18 minutes later. Williamstown goalie Taylor Bynoe kept the Braves alive until then, making 12 saves. In other nonleague action, Gabrielle Bruno scored the game-winner and Maria Kirby made eight saves in Kingsway's 1-0 home victory over Cinnaminson.
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
When a vehicle is as capable, both on road and off, as the completely new 2014 Jeep Cherokee is, it's easy to let driving dynamics overshadow aesthetics. But in the case of this nicely realized SUV - the first Cherokee since 2001 - the sporty/macho body and intriguing, user-friendly interior refuse to be left lurking in the shadows. The latter was presided over by one Klaus Busse, who is in charge of interior design for all Chrysler brands. Busse, a slim 6-foot-7, was a Mercedes-Benz designer who came to America when Daimler took over Chrysler, and worked on the Grand Cherokee.
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September 29, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second week in a row, the Williamstown football team was down double digits. For the second week in a row, the Braves rallied for a dramatic victory. "I actually think we play better when we're behind," Williamstown senior fullback John Chamberlin said after leading the Braves to a 13-10 victory over Cherokee in a West Jersey Football League American Division game on Friday night. Chamberlin, a 5-foot-9, 205-pound athlete, carried the football 30 times for 157 yards and scored both touchdowns for Williamstown (3-0)
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September 28, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
When the buses pull up and the players step out, Cherokee will be looking for more than just a victory over Williamstown on Friday night in a clash of Top 3 teams in The Inquirer's Top 25 rankings. The Chiefs will be looking for validation. The irony of that will not be lost on Williamstown coach Frank Fucetola and others close to the Braves program. The team from Gloucester County with the ankle-deep tradition of postseason success suddenly has become the large-school standard for South Jersey football.
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