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.
October 14, 2013 |
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.
October 13, 2013 |
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.
September 30, 2013 |
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.
September 30, 2013 |
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.
September 29, 2013 |
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)
September 28, 2013 |
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.
September 20, 2013 |
She almost said it. Standing on a soccer field, in perfect health and strong physically and mentally, as one of the top goalkeepers in South Jersey girls' soccer, Cherokee senior Courtney Simpson almost conceded that what happened to her was for the best. Two anterior cruciate ligament tears in a little more than a year. A broken ankle last winter that cost her three months. For the best? Not really. "No," Simpson said. "I'm not exactly happy those injuries happened. But I can say that I learned things from each one, and I am grateful for that.
August 19, 2013 |
Jake Powell and Trevor Osler have been following Cherokee football since they were 5-year-old teammates on a Marlton Rec Council team. Now seniors, Powell and Osler are determined to push the Chiefs back into South Jersey prominence after a couple of disappointing seasons. "The past two years were not what we expect here at Cherokee," Powell, a tight end/defensive end who recently committed to Delaware, said of the Chiefs' failure to qualify for the playoffs. Cherokee was 6-4 in 2012 and 7-3 in 2011 - solid records, especially given the Chiefs' level of competition in the West Jersey Football League American Division.