September 21, 1986 |
Mike Narducci waited more than two decades to get a high school head coaching job. For his patience, the first-year Audubon coach has received the Colonial Conference's most demanding early-season schedule and the league's most inexperienced team. After 21 years as an Audubon assistant, including the last 12 as the defensive coordinator, Narducci says he is happy to finally run his own program. Narducci, who replaces Joe Bendorf (70-51-4 in 13 seasons), will work with few familiar faces from last year's 6-3-1 team, which qualified for the South Jersey Group 1 playoffs.
December 12, 1990 |
Normally when a coach loses three key seniors off a losing team, it is, at the very least, time to get nervous. But Audubon head coach Alice Borden seems hardly jumpy at all. In fact, Borden is downright optimistic about her squad's chances in this year's Colonial play. For Borden, such apparent peace of mind is spelled E-L-L-E-N, as in Green Wave star senior guard Ellen Cosgrove. "I really think Ellen is going to be the top all-around player in the Colonial this year," Borden said.
December 14, 1988 |
Audubon is hoping to take a few steps up the ladder in girls' basketball this year. The Green Wave was in the South Jersey Group 1 final in 1980 and 1983. But Audubon hasn't qualified for the tournament since 1986 and hasn't won a tournament game since 1983. This year the team has good depth, including three returning starters, and a former star has returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach. COACH. Joe Wall begins his fourth season as girls' head coach at Audubon, having compiled a 19-46 mark over the first three.
December 9, 1990 |
When Audubon basketball coach Don Borden looks at this year's varsity he sees some small guys, some young guys and a big pair of sneakers left unfilled. "We're very small this year, and we're also very young," said Green Wave coach Borden. "The truth is we have nothing but guards on this team. And then, of course, there's Shea. " More precisely, Borden means there is no Shea Harvey, the graduated star guard. Audubon will have to do without Harvey's 18 points per game, not to mention his leadership.
February 23, 1993 |
A loss in no way would have ended Temple's chances of making the NCAA Tournament. Likewise, it would be premature to assume the Owls now are in, just because they rolled 16th-ranked Tulane, 79-57, last night at McGonigle Hall. Conventional wisdom suggests that - given strength of schedule and the lofty power rating of the Atlantic 10 - Temple needs 16 wins to secure an at- large bid to the NCAA Tournament, unless it gets in by winning the conference tournament. With four games to go before the A-10 playoffs, the Owls (12-10)
December 16, 1987 |
Third-year Audubon girls' basketball coach Joe Wall hopes his sport is no longer just a passing interest around his school. The Green Wave has won just 14 of 30 games the last two seasons, but Wall - also a highly successful softball coach - may have succeeded in arousing interest in the once-proud program. Instead of having 9 or 10 varsity and JV players, as he did the last two seasons, Wall now has 16 to choose from. "I can tell you right now that it's a blessing to have some depth on our roster," Wall said.
December 11, 1988 |
Don Borden takes the reins as head coach at Audubon High School this season after serving as an assistant for three years. He will be in a good position because four of the team's top six players are back from last season. The returning veterans may not make that much difference in the Green Wave's overall record, however, because of a tough Colonial Conference schedule. COACH. Borden takes over from Greg Ogden, who coached the Wave the last three seasons. Michael Narducci Jr., the son of Audubon's head football coach, will handle the junior varsity, and Dan Preziosi is the freshman coach.
December 14, 1986 |
Audubon High finished with an 11-11 record last season. Greg Ogden, the Green Wave's head coach, believes his club has the talent to break the .500 mark this season. And what's more, Ogden feels Audubon has a chance to be one of the best teams in the Colonial Conference. "I think at the end of last season, we weren't exactly sure how good we could be," Ogden said. "But we had a great summer in the Collingswood Basketball League," where they placed second. "Now, we definitely feel we can make it to the Group 1 playoffs.
September 18, 1988 |
Audubon coach Mike Narducci didn't have much to cheer about last year. The Green Wave was frustrated all season and finished 2-7. "We certainly have a better team this year," Narducci said. "Our team has a lot of experienced players. The kids have worked extremely hard in practice. In addition, there seems to be quite a bit of enthusiasm. " COACHING. Narducci, in his third year, has compiled a 4-14 record. Narducci's assistants include Greg Francis, secondary and wide receivers; Don Borden, offensive backs and defensive ends; Phil Penza, offensive and defensive linemen, and Hugh Crossan and Cassey Clements, junior varsity.
December 17, 1986 |
The Green Wave of Audubon High has only two returning lettermen, prompting coach Joe Wall to concede that he faces an uphill struggle in the Colonial Conference this year. "We lost five seniors from last year's ball club," said the second-year coach. "We really need a strong supporting cast to be competitive in this league. We're going to be playing against some outstanding teams like Sterling, Collingswood and Haddonfield. "It looks like we'll be a guard-oriented team. We certainly won't have a lot of size.