June 12, 2016 |
All games Saturday. Group 3 OCEAN CITY (21-5) vs. NORTHERN HIGHLANDS (21-10) at Toms River North, 2 p.m. Previous state titles: Ocean City, 0; Northern Highlands, 0. Ocean City's road: Beat Absegami, 13-5; Central, 6-0; Mainland, 3-2; Highland, 5-0; Nottingham, 10-8. Northern Highlands' road: Beat West Milford, 4-3; Roxbury, 13-0; Pascack Valley, 4-2; Ramapo, 6-4; Cranford, 6-1. Ocean City player to watch: Senior right-hander Sean Mooney is 9-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 96 strikeouts and 10 walks in 51 innings.
June 9, 2016 |
Their coach says they are "a team without stars" that has captured the magic in the state tournament. But something else has made a major difference in St. Augustine Prep's improbable run to the Non-Public South A title in baseball: Billy Chillari's left elbow has stopped hurting. Chillari, a senior lefthander, was the winning pitcher for the second time as St. Augustine beat a higher-seeded team for the third game in a row to capture the program's first sectional title since 2011.
May 28, 2016 |
CHICAGO - Pete Mackanin will listen to the stadium organist on Friday afternoon when the Phillies begin batting practice at Wrigley Field. He'll be waiting to hear his high school fight song. Mackanin will then peer up to Gary Pressy, the longtime man behind the music at the iconic ballpark, and pump his fist when the tune begins. The Phillies manager, who took a winding journey to get here this weekend, will be home again. The road to Mackanin's first full-time major-league manager job started in an empty lot on this city's South Side.
March 13, 2016 |
Saturday at 7 p.m. at Toms River North High School St. Augustine (29-1) vs. Don Bosco Prep (27-3) St. Augustine's road to the final: Beat Bishop Ahr, 74-35; Union Catholic, 65-52; Christian Brothers, 85-52; St. Joseph of Metuchen, 69-67 (OT). Don Bosco Prep: Beat St. Peter's Prep, 63-41; St. Joseph of Montvale, 69-58; Seton Hall Prep, 73-53. Previous state titles: St. Augustine, four (1982, 1999, 2004, 2011). Don Bosco Prep, four (1944, 1966, 1968, 1970). Don Bosco player to watch: Guard Brandon Anderson is a Brown recruit who scored 27 points in the victory over Seton Hall Prep.
February 14, 2016 |
Paulsboro's Nick Duca pinned Buena's Dan Wooten in just nine seconds at 113 pounds as the host Red Raiders easily dispatched the Buena Chiefs, 44-24, in Friday's South Jersey Group 1 final. Buena fared well in the highest weight class of the night with Antonio Rodriguez (285) pinning Jake Medica 17 seconds into the bout. Elsewhere in boys' wrestling: South Jersey Group 2 final. After nine matches, Collingswood led visiting West Deptford, 24-9. Michael Taulane (182) pinned Ty Thurston with 44 seconds remaining in the first round to grab six points for the Panthers.
February 12, 2016 |
Kingsway rattled off three consecutive pins on Wednesday night to seal a 36-31 win over host Egg Harbor in the South Jersey Group 5 semifinals. Trace Kinner recorded a pin in 2 minutes, 27 seconds at 120 pounds. He was followed by his brother, Quinn, who pinned in 3:04 at 126. Atlee Cullison clinched the upset with his 65-second pin at 132. The win moves third-seeded Kingsway into Friday night's final against top-seeded Southern Regional, who knocked off Cherokee, 50-21. Cherokee's Colin Wickramaratna (113)
November 23, 2015 |
HOLMDEL, N.J. - Highland's Joshua Clark and Mainland's Alyssa Aldridge won cross-country titles Saturday at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park. Clark, a senior, completed the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 33 seconds. Aldridge, a sophomore, crossed the line at 18:07. Both Clark and Aldridge won Group 3 state championships last week on the same course. Aaron Groff of Cherry Hill East (15:39) finished third. Jack Shea of Cherokee (15:46) came in sixth. Briana Gess of Haddonfield (18:25)
November 20, 2015 |
Brother Daniel Burke, 89, former president of La Salle College and founder-director of the La Salle University Art Museum, died Saturday, Nov. 14, from cardiac problems at De La Salle Hall, a nursing home for members of the Christian Brothers in Lincroft, N.J. Born in Pittsburgh, he received bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, all in English, from Catholic University of America. He taught English at West Catholic High School and elsewhere before joining the faculty at La Salle, now a university, in 1957 as an assistant professor of English.
March 12, 2015 |
JACKSON, N.J.- After a while, there wasn't much else St. Augustine could do but pray that the other team would stop hitting so many shots. "They shot the lights out," Hermits coach Paul Rodio said. "End of story. " Despite mounting a furious late comeback attempt, St. Augustine couldn't overcome a Christian Brothers Academy team that was on fire all night. The Hermits fell, 83-77, Tuesday night in the South Jersey Non-Public A final at Jackson Liberty High School. "We knew they were good shooters, but we didn't expect them to hit how they were hitting," junior guard Sa'eed Nelson said.
February 19, 2015 |
La Salle University on Tuesday named the first female president in its 152-year history. Colleen M. Hanycz, head of Brescia University College, a Catholic school in London, Ontario, will take the helm of the 6,200-student La Salle on July 10. The Canadian educator will be the first layperson to lead the Philadelphia university, whose previous presidents have been Christian Brothers. "I can't tell you how excited I am at having this opportunity," said Hanycz (pronounced Han-ich)