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January 18, 2001 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Colonial Conference athletic directors decided yesterday that they need more time before they figure out how to construct their new-look conference. In a meeting at Woodbury High, Colonial officials discussed several proposals but made no decisions, according to Sterling athletic director Bill Hiltner, who serves as the conference's president. The NJSIAA recently approved Lindenwold as the conference's 11th member. Lindenwold will open in September. "At our next meeting [Jan.
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October 17, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Colonial Conference is considering a merger with the West Jersey Football League that would bring all football-playing schools in South Jersey into one super conference, several sources have indicated. Colonial Conference president Matt Sheehan, the athletic director at Sterling, said Wednesday that "our schedules are a fluid process that we review every year" and declined further comment. The proposed merger, which is believed to have been initiated by the WJFL, could take effect in 2016 and coincide with the Cape-Atlantic League's merger with the WJFL.
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June 3, 1991 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
The Colonial Conference honored 20 of the area's premier high school performers during its second annual Scholar/Athlete Awards Dinner at the Eagles Nest Country Club in Sewell. The league selected a senior girl and boy scholar-athlete from each of its 10 teams. Kansas City all-pro defensive back Kevin Ross, a 1980 graduate of Paulsboro High, was the guest speaker. "I feel good about my experiences I had in the Colonial Conference," said Ross. "The Colonial has set standards and morals higher than anywhere else in South Jersey.
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September 30, 1998 | By Tom McGurk, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Someone forgot to tell the Haddon Heights field hockey team that a squad that has won just three games over the last two seasons can't be challenging for the Colonial Conference title. We're talking about the Colonial, a conference that sent three teams to their respective sectional-title games last season and a conference that has had at least one team in a sectional final every year since 1980. Somehow, the Garnets don't want to listen. Heights has rattled off four consecutive victories to improve to 5-1-1, just one point behind Collingswood (6-1-0)
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April 26, 1999 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Haddon Heights was expected to be a Colonial Conference contender in 2000. That timetable may have been moved up a year. While far from being the favorite, the Garnets, who went 7-15 last season, are at least contenders with their 5-3 start. With just two seniors, catcher Kevin Don and outfielder Tim McDonald, the future appears bright for the Garnets. But the present isn't too bad, either. Junior infielder Tim Ronaldson is batting a team-high .500 with a team-leading 10 RBIs, and classmate Brent Dempsey is 2-0 with one save and a 0.95 ERA. Dempsey, who also plays shortstop, and freshman second baseman Ray Hastings have given the Garnets a solid double-play combination.
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December 14, 2007 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Overbrook High School was admitted into the Colonial Conference by an 8-3 vote of superintendents yesterday at Sterling. At least eight votes were needed for Overbrook to be added to the 11-team conference. The move will become effective in the 2008-09 school year, said Lindenwold athletic director Derryk Sellers, who serves as the Colonial president. The addition of Overbrook will give the Colonial 12 schools, and Sellers said the conference would be divided into two divisions in sports that have at least five teams per division.
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February 21, 1996 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Tricia Ryan received a second chance last night, and she made it count. Sterling's 5-foot-6 junior guard missed what could have been the winning shot in regulation. But she came back to hit four free throws in overtime to help the Silver Knights to a 43-40 Colonial Conference girls' basketball victory over Haddonfield. The win put Sterling in a position to win the Colonial Conference championship. It gave the Silver Knights a 20-3 overall record, 15-2 in the Colonial. Sterling has one league game remaining, at home against Collingswood tomorrow night.
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February 20, 1993 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
All season long, the Paulsboro boys' basketball team has been looking for a breakthrough win. The wait is over. The Red Raiders last night stunned visiting Haddon Heights, 63-61, in a Colonial Conference thriller. Bill Ginipro's leaning 12-foot jumper with three seconds left snapped a 61-61 tie. Paulsboro then stole the inbounds pass to secure the win. Paulsboro improved to 8-14 overall and 7-9 in the conference. The young Red Raiders had lost five games by five points or fewer, including a one-point double-overtime loss to new Colonial leader Woodbury.
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February 4, 1995 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A fourth-quarter comeback by Paulsboro's boys' basketball team led to a 57-52 win over visiting Sterling last night and forged a three-way tie for first place in the Colonial Conference. Paulsboro, which lost a double-overtime game on Jan. 3 at Sterling, 94-90, improved to 14-2 overall and 10-2 in the conference. Sterling fell to 11-5 and 10-2. The Silver Knights once held a two-game lead, but now are tied with Paulsboro and West Deptford for first place. Paulsboro had to play more than five minutes of the fourth quarter without star guard Kevin Harvey, who colided with teammate Lee Griffin with 6 minutes, 52 seconds remaining and Sterling leading, 44-41.
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November 26, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tom Curley believes there's something special about the Thanksgiving Day football rivalry between Audubon and Haddon Township. "Even when both teams are having lean years, you walk out to the field and go, 'Wow, look at all these people,' " Curley said. "There's so much tradition and so much support from both communities. "It's like the Army-Navy game for those two schools. " Something new will be on the line this year in the 53d renewal of the annual game between the Colonial Conference and neighborhood rivals.
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November 12, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a move that likely will change the landscape of South Jersey football, the Colonial Conference on Tuesday approved plans to merge with the West Jersey Football League. "It's time," said Sterling athletic director Matt Sheehan, the president of the Colonial Conference. "This is an exciting thing for Colonial Conference football. " The merger, which would take effect for the 2016 season, still has to be approved by a two-thirds majority of the West Jersey Football League's 83 members.
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November 7, 2015 | By Erin Dunne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Under brilliant stadium lights, a swarm of gray and black figures swept onto the field, crashing into one another for a team hug. The beaming members of the Haddonfield field hockey team lifted a shiny blue plaque bearing the words "Central Jersey Group 1 Champions" over their heads. "I'm really proud, you know, and I think they are too," head coach Lindsay Kocher said after her team defeated visiting Haddon Township, 3-0, on Thursday. "They put a lot of work in. Our motto this year was, 'Get better each day.' I just told them, 'Your hard work paid off.' " Haddonfield knew Haddon Township wasn't going to be an easy fight.
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October 19, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Change isn't always a good thing. But it's not always a bad thing, either. Opponents of a Colonial Conference merger with the West Jersey Football League likely are fearing a loss of tradition and identity. They would be loathe to lose the grand old league's longtime links with the past. It's understandable. It's natural for some folks to think of Colonial Conference football amid black-and-white images of those concrete stadiums at Collingswood, Haddonfield, Woodbury, and Audubon - still-standing monuments of another time - and the one-sided setup at Haddon Heights, with the field nestled in a neighborhood between black iron fences along Second and First Avenues.
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May 3, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Haddonfield has maintained its status as South Jersey's last unbeaten baseball team, but the Bulldawgs needed a final-inning comeback to preserve their perfect season. Drew Dark's one-out, bases-loaded RBI single capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning during a 5-4 win over Sterling in a Colonial Conference nail-biter Friday. Ranked No. 6 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, the Bulldogs are now 16-0. Sterling fell to 6-9. "I was determined to get on by hit or walk," Dark said.
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December 24, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a blistering letter to administrators in the Colonial Conference, West Deptford High athletic director Jason Morrell on Monday accused Haddonfield High officials of a "lack of integrity" in handling a social-media incident involving West Deptford football coach Clyde Folsom. Morrell wrote that Haddonfield displayed a "dismissive" attitude in reaction to the Facebook photo and posting accusing Folsom of using an obscene gesture during the Dec. 7 South Jersey Group 2 championship football game.
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October 19, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
A number of the Colonial Conference football teams have byes this weekend, and that's a good thing, because many of the 12 teams really need to catch their breath. While there are debates each year about the best leagues in South Jersey (in relation to group size), during the first five weeks of the season, the Colonial has offered exciting games that could stand up against any other league's. As in any league, the Colonial has had its share of blowouts, but when evenly matched teams collide, it has delivered sheer excitement.
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October 6, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Collingswood football coach Jack McConnell might have lost track of the punts and penalties and peculiar plays that marked his team's game against Paulsboro. But he knew one statistic for sure. "We always talk about gut checks, and there were 1,000 of them," McConnell said after Collingswood's 16-14 victory over Paulsboro in a Colonial Conference interdivision tug-of-war Saturday. It was that kind of a game. It was a rugged, ragged struggle in which the turning point was a shotgun snap that sailed over the Paulsboro quarterback and out of the end zone for a safety that gave Collingswood a 2-0 lead in the third quarter.
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October 2, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lindenwold senior quarterback Malik Muldrow, who was on pace to become the Colonial Conference's leader in career passing yards, is likely out for the season with an injury, Lions coach James McGuirl said Tuesday. McGuirl said Muldrow suffered a broken rib and punctured lung in Lindenwold's 12-7 victory over Gateway on Sept. 19. Muldrow scored both touchdowns in that game, including a 37-yard run after he was injured, McGuirl said. "I guess it was adrenaline," McGuirl said.
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