September 28, 1997 |
The game ended like most of Paulsboro's games have lately, with the Red Raiders smiling and unwinding on the sideline, enjoying the spoils of yet another blowout. But in yesterday's season opener between Colonial Conference rivals Paulsboro and Audubon, the Green Wave delayed that moment of relaxation longer than most opponents have. Paulsboro turned back a determined effort by the Green Wave and extended its South Jersey-record winning streak to 52 with a 35-13 victory. Senior running back Richard Gaines was at the head of Paulsboro's charge, running for 186 yards on 25 carries and scoring touchdowns of 28, 7 and 11 yards.
June 3, 1998 |
Weighed down with heavy hearts, Audubon's baseball players nevertheless soldiered on to another win in the NJSIAA Group 2 playoffs and now stand on the brink of a state championship. Playing on the same day as the funeral for Lori Hollinger, an Audubon junior who was killed in an automobile accident last Thursday, the Green Wave got a masterful effort from starting pitcher Jim Brown and just enough offense to edge Voorhees, 1-0, in eight innings in a Group 2 semifinal yesterday at Mercer County Community College.
December 28, 1995 |
The only game Audubon had to judge its season on so far was a 55-42 loss to Collingswood heading into last night's Audubon Holiday Tournament game against Cinnaminson. The Green Wave, in need of a confidence builder, got one last night by defeating Cinnaminson, 57-55, in overtime. The victory evened Audubon's overall record to 1-1 in boys' basketball. Cinnaminson dropped to 1-2. Led by senior forward Vaughn Schill, who scored a game-high 25 points, Audubon overcame the hot shooting of Cinnaminson in the third quarter to come away with the victory.
May 29, 2002 |
A game after Audubon's baseball team suffered its worst defensive performance of the season, the Green Wave used their leather to earn yet another trip to a sectional title game. The third-seeded Green Wave turned three double plays, didn't make an error, and received a seven-hit complete game from Tyler Inkster to defeat No. 2-seeded Buena, 5-1, in yesterday's South Jersey Group 2 semifinal. Audubon (20-5), which has won five state titles under 11-year head coach Rich Horan, will play in Friday's South Jersey Group 2 final against Sterling at Cherry Hill East.
April 2, 2002 |
It took Nate Schill one at-bat to pick up where he left off last season. Schill hit a home run in his first plate appearance and was on base five times while earning the win as Audubon defeated Shawnee, 9-4, yesterday in a first-round game of the seventh annual Ralph Shaw Memorial Baseball Tournament. It was the opening day of the season for South Jersey baseball teams. Last season, Schill tied a single-season South Jersey record that he shares with Bishop Eustace's Nick Italiano by collecting 59 hits.
November 18, 2001 |
Sometimes, even when the moment is ripe, history does not repeat itself. That was the case for the Holy Cross football team yesterday. The Lancers, looking to beat Delbarton for the second straight time in the playoffs, fell short in their bid to win a second straight state championship. Tied with sixth-seeded Delbarton after three quarters, the seventh-seeded Lancers lost to the Green Wave, 35-14, in an NJSIAA state Parochial 4 semifinal game. The Lancers, who entered the game as a score-at-will team, were outscored by 21-0 in the final quarter.
June 6, 2001 |
This time the double-digit runs were more than enough for Audubon. Coming off Sunday's 18-14 loss to Gloucester Catholic in the Diamond Classic final, Audubon kept pounding the ball during yesterday's 15-0 win over Holmdel in a state Group 2 baseball semifinal at Mercer County College. The game was halted after five innings because of the 10-run rule. Audubon, 27-4 and ranked No. 2 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, has earned an accustomed trip back to the state final. The Green Wave, who have won four state championships under 10th-year coach Rich Horan, will meet Newton in the state Group 2 championship game, Saturday at 11 a.m. at Toms River North.
May 11, 1999 |
Joe Saporetti and his Gateway teammates haven't been the same since a 4-2 loss to Audubon on April 19. In fact, they have been unbeatable. And yesterday, Saporetti was unhittable. Relying mainly on his fastball, the senior righthander threw a five-inning no-hitter as Gateway defeated Audubon, 11-0, in a Colonial Conference baseball game. After the earlier defeat against Audubon, Saporetti was 0-2 and his team was 3-3. Since then, Gateway, which is ranked No. 9 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, has reeled off 11 consecutive wins, improving to 14-3 overall and 10-2 in the Colonial.
February 5, 1993 |
Audubon faced a long climb. The Green Wave trailed Haddon Heights, the Colonial Conference's best team and South Jersey's top defensive squad, by 16 points early in the second quarter last night. This was one mountain the Green Wave managed to scale. Audubon wiped out the deficit by holding Heights to 17 points in the second half and pulled out a stunning 50-49 boys' basketball victory on its home court. Haddon Heights, No. 12 in The Inquirer's Top 15, lost its first league game, dropping to 11-1.
June 12, 1994 |
Audubon finally played like a team that belonged in a state baseball championship. A year ago, when the Green Wave lost in this game, they admittedly were in awe. But yesterday sophomore lefthander Dan Severino pitched a five-hitter and struck out 11 to help defeat Emerson, 3-0, in the Group 1 championship at Toms River East. Audubon, No. 10 in The Inquirer's South Jersey Top 15, finished 20-6. It was the second state baseball championship for the Green Wave, who won the 1975 Group 2 title.