May 7, 2016 |
Kyle Gerace improved his record to 2-0 by striking out seven in Mainland's 12-0 win at Absegami. Gerace, Anthony Capasso, and Austin Blumetti combined for the no-hitter. Nick Trifiletti hit a two- run home run for Mainland. Also helping was Marty Cortellessa, who had two hits and four RBIs. In other Cape-Atlantic League action: Visiting Cedar Creek defeated Atlantic County Tech, 7-2. Justin Deissler picked up the win, while Timmy Marker went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Pirates.
May 1, 2016 |
Seneca's Tyver Butler had spent a bit of time as a midfielder before high school, and he had a cup of coffee at the position as a sophomore. By nature, though, he's an attack. So his display over the last three games after switching to center midfield late in his senior season - 10 goals, including four in a 13-3 win over visiting Bishop Eustace on Friday night - is as much a testament to his guts as it is to his athleticism. "He actually came to me about this," said Seneca coach Rob Davidson.
April 23, 2016 |
When the ball left the bat, Jack Herman was sure it was over his head. So was everybody else. "I didn't think he could get to it," Eastern catcher Tyler Travis said of his teammate, the Vikings' sophomore centerfielder. "No way," Seneca coach Jay Donoghue said. With Eastern clinging to a one-run lead in the fifth inning, Herman made the defensive play of the game, tracking down Zach Evans' blast to dead center field with a running, lunging grab. Herman made an impact at the plate as well, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs as Eastern scored a 7-4 victory over Seneca Thursday in an Olympic Conference interdivision clash of Top 20 teams.
April 17, 2016 |
Seneca needed all three of Randy Roach's runs Friday to edge visiting Cherry Hill West, 9-8, in Olympic Conference baseball. Roach went 3 for 4 and doubled twice. Brett Barnes had three RBIs for the Golden Eagles, and Nick Decker knocked in two runs to anchor the offense. In other Olympic Conference action: Hunter Mason went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored as visiting Cherokee routed Winslow Township, 17-4. Winning pitcher Keith Jacobs struck out seven batters in 41/3 innings.
March 2, 2016 |
Leading by only four after three quarters, Highland exploded for 26 points in the final period Monday and dispatched visiting Toms River South, 72-57, in a South Jersey Group 3 boys' basketball matchup. Christian Scafidi recorded a double-double with 19 points and 25 rebounds, leading the Tartans in both categories. Elsewhere in South Jersey Group 3 first-round action: Tommy Egan racked up a game-high 24 points to lead host Seneca past Absegami, 71-52. Jack Brockett added 16 points for the Golden Eagles, with seven coming from the foul line.
March 1, 2016 |
MY TOP four NCAA Tournament seeds if the selections were today. East: Villanova South: Michigan State Midwest: Kansas West: Virginia Assuming Villanova wins its final regular-season games this week, on campus against DePaul (9-19) and at the Wells Fargo Center against Georgetown (14-15), I think it is going to be very difficult to keep them out of the East's No. 1 seed regardless of what goes down in the Big East Tournament. The Wildcats' main competition, North Carolina (not enough good wins or much in the non-conference)
February 29, 2016 |
MILWAUKEE - The concern for Villanova coach Jay Wright when his team arrived Saturday for its game against Marquette was making sure that there was no hangover from the Wildcats' loss to Xavier, that they were completely focused on the speedy and scrappy Golden Eagles. The top-ranked Wildcats allayed his concerns. They got off to a hot start, shot 57.7 percent from the field, placed four players in double figures, and shrugged off 17 turnovers in an 89-79 Big East victory before a crowd of 19,043 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
February 3, 2016 |
Sixteen players scored in Monday's nonleague basketball game, but it was Seneca's Emily Metzger who powered the Golden Eagles to victory. The senior sank four three-pointers en route to 15 points in a 57-45 win over visitor Northern Burlington. Rachel Roseboro and Adriana Tirado scored eight points apiece. Northern Burlington's Kacie Walton led all scorers with 17 points. In other nonleague action: Catherine Copeland had 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals in host Clayton's 33-27 win over Riverside.
January 15, 2016 |
It was one of those strange games Wednesday night at the Pavilion where it looked as if Villanova wasn't going to have a battle on its hands against a young Marquette squad, and then suddenly had one. The sixth-ranked Wildcats blew a 16-point lead in the first half and trailed by one at the break. They spurted out to a 19-point margin in the second half but needed to be precise from the free-throw line in the final three minutes to gain an 83-68 victory over the Golden Eagles at the Pavilion.
November 21, 2015 |
Classmates, teammates and standout inside linebackers for the Seneca football team, Sam Pawlikowski and Frankie Caterina have much more in common than most high school seniors. "He even works at my father's restaurant," Caterina said. Said Pawlikowski: "The kid [Caterina] is my best friend. " That connection works wonders on the football field, especially when the duo is trying to help the Seneca defense shut down an opposing offense. "If he doesn't get there, I'll get there," Caterina said.