May 3, 2015 |
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.
December 24, 2014 |
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.
October 19, 2014 |
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.
October 6, 2014 |
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.
October 2, 2014 |
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.
September 2, 2014 |
When Davon Tucker and J.T. Thompson walked into Sterling High School as freshmen, the Silver Knights football program wasn't a Colonial Conference championship contender. They weren't a threat in South Jersey Group 2, either. Sterling, in the three years before Tucker and Thompson and their classmates joined new coach Clint Wiley's program, had fallen on hard times: a 6-24 record, sparse crowds in the home stands on Friday nights, little enthusiasm for the football team in the school's halls.
March 27, 2014 |
Don Clark, who built West Deptford boys' basketball into one of the Colonial Conference's most competitive programs, has resigned after five seasons as the Eagles coach. Clark said he wants to spend more time watching his children play sports at Clearview. Clark led West Deptford to a 22-6 record last season. The Eagles finished second to Haddonfield in the Colonial's Liberty Division and advanced to the second round of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament before losing to eventual champion Camden.
December 20, 2013 |
The Colonial Conference has voted down a projected alliance with the Cape-Atlantic League for football and altered its format for crossover games. The Colonial Conference's vote on Wednesday was 7-5 against the alliance with the Cape-Atlantic. A vote of 8-4 in favor was needed to approve an arrangement that would have created crossover games between the leagues in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Colonial Conference president Lou Raba, the athletic director at Gateway, said the league has decided to create a new system for crossover games in 2014, focusing on matching teams of similar competitive strength.
November 28, 2013 |
The Cape-Atlantic League gave an emphatic "thumbs up" to the possibility of an alliance with the Colonial Conference for football in 2014. The Colonial Conference raised its index finger, asking for more time. Colonial Conference athletic directors deferred the decision to superintendents and Boards of Education at the school districts after meeting Tuesday morning to discuss the proposed alliance. The proposal will be presented to each Colonial Conference school's superintendent and Board of Education.
November 27, 2013 |
West Deptford vs. Mainland. Haddonfield vs. Bridgeton. Paulsboro vs. Pleasantville. Those unique matchups and many others could take place under a proposed alliance of the Colonial Conference and Cape-Atlantic League for football in 2014. Representatives of the two leagues are deep in discussions about an arrangement that would be more of a loose alliance than a merger, several sources have told The Inquirer. The leagues are still working out the details of the alliance. There is believed to be resistance to the arrangement on both sides.