May 28, 2016 |
One year ago, Shakira Dancy was competing for New Manchester High School in the Douglas County, Ga., track and field championships. Three months ago, Dancy was competing for Eastern High School at the New Jersey indoor track and field championships. On Friday, Dancy will lead Winslow Township High School into the South Jersey Group 3 championships at Central Regional High School. "I adapt quickly," Dancy said of her nomadic lifestyle over the last 12 months. Dancy also runs quickly.
May 15, 2016
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, N.Y. When Michelle Delloso graduated from Quakertown High School in 1987, that was the only school that offered her a scholarship to play softball. That wasn't what the star shortstop who grew up idolizing Major League Baseball star Ozzie Smith had in mind. No, when she was watching the women's college World Series just three years earlier, she had greater aspirations. She would play for mighty Arizona State or the University of Arizona. She was sure of it. But graduation came and went, and Onondaga was the only school that called.
May 5, 2016 |
As do most seniors, Emily Serata feels an urgency to make the most of her final high school season. Serata has been playing with many of her Eastern High School teammates for her entire career. She's part of a core group of seniors who are three- or four-year starters. But what's different about this season, in what might seem like a paradox, is that Serata says she doesn't feel any pressure to perform. She wants to excel. She just doesn't feel as if she has to excel. "As a senior, I feel more relaxed than ever," Serata said.
April 20, 2016 |
When Johnny Shamir walks into the gym, members of the opposing team notice. Shamir is 6-foot-1, with long hair and a beard, so many compare his look to Jesus. It's different. Since the Eastern High School volleyball player brings an intimidating appearance onto the court, opponents often look to stop him first, and that opens up space for the rest of the team. As for his own play, Shamir often takes a subtle approach. "It doesn't really matter how hard you hit the ball as long as it hits the ground," said Shamir, who also is known by his Hebrew name, Tsur.
March 5, 2016 |
It would be correct to say Darren Gibson rose to the moment. It would also be correct to say he fell back. Gibson, a junior swingman at Eastern High School, specializes in taking charges. He is a master at the dirty job of drawing offensive fouls. "I think he has 34 of them," Eastern coach Kevin Crawford said. "I've had some kids that we good at taking charges. I've never had a kid with 34 of them. " Gibson's 34th was his most important of the season, the "play of the game," in Eastern's 45-43 win over archrival Cherry Hill East in the South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals, according to Crawford.
February 15, 2016
Population: 7,546 (2014) Median household income: $79,063 Area: 3.1 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 20 Homes for sale: 37 Average days on market: 88 Median sale price: $226,700 Housing stock: 2,949 units, older and newer. School district: Berlin (K-8); Eastern High School, Voorhees (9-12) SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; Berlin Borough; Val Nunnenkamp, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors, Marlton
January 6, 2016 |
After receiving a positive evaluation from an NFL advisory committee, Ohio State cornerback and former Eastern High School star Eli Apple announced Monday on Twitter that he would give up his final two years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Apple, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound redshirt sophomore, started 14 games as a freshman on Ohio State's 2014 national championship team. He had 13 starts this season, when he was second on the Buckeyes with eight passes broken up while posting 33 tackles.
November 18, 2015 |
The Eastern High School field hockey team played with its standard mix of skill, speed and synchronicity on Monday. The Vikings rolled out a new weapon, too: indignation. "We wanted to make a statement," senior midfielder Madison Morano said after her team's imposing 12-0 victory over Shore in the Tournament of Champions play-in game at West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School. Senior Nikki Santore scored six goals and Morano collected two assists and played a superb all-around game for Eastern (25-0)
January 30, 2015 |
CHANDLER, Ariz. - When the New England Patriots drafted Logan Ryan in April 2013, the Eastern High School graduate sent a text message to another alumnus: Adam Taliaferro. "Hey, man, I'm playing for you," Ryan wrote, according to Taliaferro. Taliaferro starred for Eastern in the late 1990s. He went to Penn State, where he played as a freshman for Joe Paterno. On Sept. 23, 2000, Taliaferro suffered a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the neck down. Doctors gave him a 3 percent chance to walk again.
September 1, 2014 |
One goal is never enough for Austyn Cuneo. But then, apparently, neither are 233. "Every goal is a thrill," said Cuneo, who is set to begin her senior year at Eastern High School. "Whether you score one goal or 200, it's always a scoring thrill. And you always want to score more. " Cuneo is the greatest goal-scorer in the history of scholastic field hockey. She will enter her final season with 233 goals, which means she already has eclipsed the old record by 42 goals. She scored 69 as a freshman, 68 as a sophomore, and 96 - another national record - as a junior.