November 7, 2015 |
Eastern has been here time and time again. So it should come as no surprise that the result Thursday was a familiar one for the top field hockey team in the nation. Nikki Santore netted five goals en route to top-seeded Eastern's 8-1 victory over visiting No. 8 Washington Township in the South Jersey Group 4 championship. It was the Vikings' 17th consecutive Group 4 title. Madison Morano scored twice and Jessica Maute added a goal. South Jersey Group 4 Soccer Quarterfinals Christina Corbi scored 35 seconds into overtime off an assist from Alexis Palladino to lift top-seeded Shawnee over No. 8 Lenape, 1-0. Brianna Davis made seven saves.
November 1, 2015 |
If you only knew David Gajderowicz's name from reading it, chances are you haven't figured out that the first syllable is pronounced like the word "gator. " "I guess that's why 'Gator' has been my nickname most of my life," the Shawnee senior linebacker said. It's sort of a fitting coincidence. If his last name was Smith, "Gator" would still make just as much sense as a nickname for the hulking, 6-foot-1, 230-pounder. On the field, Gajderowicz is equal parts slick and mean - all traits that were useful Friday night as Shawnee edged Seneca, 14-7, at home on senior night.
October 25, 2015 |
Chris Stahl picked himself up off the grass, raised his arm, and gestured toward the crowd. Stahl, a senior defensive end for Seneca, had just sacked the quarterback on what he thought was the final play of a triumphant first half. "So I ran off the field," he said. "All I know is when I got to the sideline, they told me I had get back out there. So that's what I did. " Winslow had called timeout with one second left, extending the half. So Stahl trotted out for one more play. And, making physical dominance look routine, he recorded yet another sack before heading to the locker room.
October 4, 2015 |
The only thing worse than the rain was the wind. The night was like a scene out of the movie Twister , just before the big storm hit. One almost expected a local to run out onto the turf at Cherokee and tell everyone to batten down the hatches. There was, it seemed, only one formula to win a football game in such terrible conditions: play tough and hold onto the ball. Friday night, Seneca did that better than Cherry Hill East in a 21-0 win, played at Cherokee because of poor field conditions at Seneca.
September 29, 2015 |
Bill Fisher was starting to think of ways to perk up his players. "Fourth and 18, I'm standing there thinking: 'What am I going to tell these kids at 0-3?' " said Fisher, Seneca's head football coach. Who knows? Fisher might have unfurled some masterful words of wisdom. But as it turns out, he didn't need them. Seneca converted that fourth and 18 in overtime, scored the tying touchdown two plays later, and added the decisive extra point to emerge with a 28-27 victory over Moorestown in a pulse-pounder on Friday night.
September 17, 2015 |
In South Jersey, at least, the Eagles flew. Luke McKeown scored two goals to help West Deptford, The Inquirer's sixth-ranked team, get past Audubon, 5-0, in Colonial Conference boys soccer action Tuesday. In other Colonial action, John Gorczynski scored two goals and had two assists to lead Sterling to a 7-0 win against Overbrook. Henry Gomez and Oumar Sylla both scored as Lindenwold topped Gateway, 2-1. Matt Fell scored two goals, and 10th-ranked Haddonfield toppled Collingswood, 3-1. Four different players - Dean Bligh, Elli Massi, Nolan Rink, and Jake Roselle - scored a goal as Haddon Heights triumphed over Woodbury, 4-0. Burlington County League.
May 3, 2015
SOFTBALL OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Washington Township 5, Cherry Hill West 2: Jess Hughes, a Fordham recruit, got her 200th career hit as the host Minutemaids improved to 20-1. Lauren Shannon earned the win. Seneca 4, Camden Catholic 3: Jordan Wahrenberger drove in two and Kendra Decker scored a run as the Golden Eagles won at home. Eliza Sweet struck out four to earn the win. BURLINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE Florence 7, Maple Shade 0: Lacey Olaff had nine strikeouts in a four-hitter and Tatum Marshall doubled twice to lead the Flashes to the road win. Delran 11, Westampton Tech 3: Christina Arroyo and Brooke Tamres doubled for the host Bears.
May 1, 2015 |
With his team trailing by two and down to its final out Tuesday, Camden Catholic head coach Bob Bergholtz knew he had the perfect batter at the plate for the situation. Shawn Stone drove a 3-1 fastball over the fence in left-center for a three-run homer to give the Irish a 9-8 victory over Lenape in an Olympic Conference baseball game. Stone finished 4 for 5 with two doubles, three runs scored, and three RBIs. "Shawn is one of our senior leaders," Bergholtz said. "He was seeing the ball great all day and I knew he would come through for us. " In other Olympic Conference action: Sean Heslin went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored in Shawnee's 6-4 road win against Timber Creek.
April 12, 2015 |
Bishop Eustace had a surplus of offense Friday. Nate Steele, Chris Jones, Nick Browne, and Ryan DiMeo each hit a home run to power the Crusaders past Camden Catholic, 12-1, in an Olympic Conference baseball game at home. Steele also had a double and was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs. DiMeo scored three runs. Jones had two RBIs. Justin Hagenman drove in a pair of runs. MYRTLE BEACH TOURNAMENT Egg Harbor Township 10, Niles McKinley 0: Brandon Riggs stuck out six in a win at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Todd Henry went 3 for 3, including a home run and a double, with five RBIs and two runs.
April 12, 2015
Softball OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Camden Catholic 2, Bishop Eustace 1: In the bottom of the seventh with two outs, freshman first baseman Emily Wargo singled to center field, knocking in Taylor Holmes and Ashley Surgner to give the Irish a walk-off win. Sarah Byrnes struck out 14 to earn the win. Byrnes also doubled. TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE Gloucester 8, Clayton 0: Brianna Anderson sent down six on strikes en route to a shutout as the Lions earned the win at home. Skyler Pino went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Rayanne Castagna drove in one, and Kelly Higginbotham knocked in two for the hosts, who scored three in the bottom of the sixth to put it away.