June 1, 2015 |
The Rancocas Valley boys' and Lenape girls' track and field teams won their first outdoor team titles in school history in the Group 4 state championships at Egg Harbor Township. They were buoyed by several strong performances. In the boys' 4x100 relay, the Red Devils' JeSean Foster, Sterling Pierce, Dyson Scott, and Shaun Ellis-Bradley won in 42.20 seconds. Pierce also won the 200 in a time of 21.7. In the girls' 4x400, the Indians' Jasmine Staten, Carly Pettipaw, Shannon Storms, and Marissa Topolski won in 3:53.96.
May 31, 2015 |
Luke Petela of Haddon Township was a double-winner at the Group 1 track and field state championships at Egg Harbor Township on Friday. Petela won the 1,600 meters, finishing in 4 minutes, 12.79 seconds. In the 4x800-meter relay, the Hawks' Joe Domanico, Randy Ladd, Owen Long, and Petela took the title in a time of 8:04.01. Group 4 State Championships Rancocas Valley's Sterling Pierce won the boys' 100 meters in 10.76. In the girls' 400 hurdles, Kingsway's Thaila Cooper came in first in 1:01.35.
May 30, 2015 |
Nick Broth drove in Ryan McIsaac with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning Thursday to send Millville to a 6-5 victory over Holy Spirit in a Cape-Atlantic League baseball game. Elsewhere in the Cape-Atlantic, Justin Epifanio went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI as host Mainland edged Egg Harbor Township, 9-6. Bryan Brubaker scored twice and drove in two more runs. Softball Caitlyn Kliniewski went 3 for 4 with two RBIs to lift Deptford past visiting Penns Grove, 6-5, in Tri-County Conference Diamond play.
May 25, 2015 |
Luke Petela was more than 2,500 meters into his 3,200-meter race Saturday when he looked over his right shoulder. The Haddon Township senior wasn't checking to see how far the nearest competitor was behind him. He already knew. Petela turned to teammate Owen Long, who had stayed within a stride of him from the start. The two confirmed they would flip spots to take the wind off Petela. Long eventually told Petela to take the win, his third South Jersey Group 1 victory of the weekend at Egg Harbor Township.
March 30, 2015 |
Priya Kavuru and Lauren Kolter both scored twice as visiting Cherry Hill East erased a one-goal halftime deficit to edge Ocean City, 8-6, Saturday in a nonleague girls' lacrosse game. Lexie Sharp scored three goals for the Red Raiders. Also in nonleague play: Gab Bodine and Jess Havers led the charge for Cherokee with four goals each as the Chiefs cruised to a 20-4 win over host Egg Harbor Township. The Chiefs, who jumped out to an 11-2 halftime lead, also had hat tricks from Kelsey Adam, Savannah Singer, and Brooke Yarsinsky.
March 27, 2015 |
Just how good is the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team? Bishop Eustace lost only two games last season and went all the way to the South Jersey Group 1 semifinals. And Moorestown beat Bishop Eustace by 15 goals on Wednesday. Melanie Becker, Quinn Nicolai, Alex O'Donnell, and Adriana Pendino recorded hat tricks for the host Quakers who rolled, 19-4, in the nonleague opener for both teams. Moorestown, which has won 78 games in a row, is ranked No. 2 in the country by Nike/U.S. Lacrosse.
March 11, 2015 |
Olin McClendon never expected to be in this position. When his Cherry Hill East teammate Jake Silpe fired a three-pointer to win the game, the ball hit nothing but backboard. McClendon, a 6-foot junior, was there to grab the rebound and lay it in, forcing overtime. After neither team scored in the first extra period, the Cougars took over. With Silpe providing another vintage performance, East defeated Cherokee, 48-39, in double overtime Monday in a wild South Jersey Group 4 final. It was the second consecutive sectional title for East, which also beat Cherokee in last year's championship game.
March 7, 2015 |
Kingsway brothers Quinn and Trace Kinner rolled into the quarterfinals at the NJSIAA State Championships in Atlantic City on Friday night. Freshman Quinn Kinner beat Bound Brook's Joe Casey, 7-0, at 106 pounds. Trace, a sophomore, quickly followed up with a 7-3 win at 113 over East Brunswick's Mark Schleifer in the pre-quarterfinals round. Both brothers won Region 8 and had a bye in the preliminary round. Quinn improved to 39-0 this season, and Trace is now 34-4. The quarterfinals and semifinals will take place Saturday, and the championships are scheduled for Sunday.
March 2, 2015 |
Out in the casino diaspora, the workers from Atlantic City tend to want to keep a low profile. They know how it can turn out, turn sour, end abruptly. Those who lost jobs - some 8,000 in 2014 - or saw the writing on the wall in Atlantic City and were able to find work elsewhere have moved on. When necessary, they also have moved, sometimes leaving their families in New Jersey. They're now at casinos in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Florida, Connecticut, Las Vegas, Detroit, even Wisconsin.
February 28, 2015 |
There's a decent chance that the first two finals of the Region 8 wrestling tournament on Saturday will look a little bit similar. After the quarterfinals on Friday at Egg Harbor Township, Gateway twins Dante Mininno (the No. 1 seed at 106 pounds) and Antonio Mininno (No. 8 at 113) are still alive. So are Kingsway freshman Quinn Kinner (No. 2 at 106) and his brother sophomore Trace Kinner (No. 2 at 113). Antonio Mininno pulled the first big upset of the quarterfinals when he rallied to defeat top-seeded Luis Rivera of Buena, 4-3. He'll have to get past No. 4 Anthony Duca (Paulsboro)