March 27, 2015 |
Matt Donnelly can only hope the rest of his final scholastic season is an echo of the start. Donnelly, a speedy senior, scored a career-high seven goals to lead visiting Clearview to a 14-6 victory over Haddonfield in the Olympic Conference Patriot Division opener for both boys' lacrosse teams Wednesday night. "I never scored seven before - not even in youth [lacrosse]," said Donnelly, a Penn State recruit. "It's a great feeling. " Junior Jackson Specht added four goals for Clearview, which burst to a 6-0 lead against a Haddonfield team with just two seniors on the roster.
March 11, 2015 |
It's only technically true that Camden won the South Jersey Group 2 title game on Monday night by scoring 48 points. The Panthers really won another sectional crown by holding Haddonfield to 40. "Defense, defense, defense," Camden junior Brad Hawkins said of the key to the team's 48-40 victory before a capacity-plus crowd in Haddonfield's gymnasium. Hawkins scored 14 points and junior forward Jamal Holloway collected 10 points and 18 rebounds for third-seeded Camden (24-6)
March 6, 2015 |
Juliette Tobin went to the line to shoot three free throws with Deptford down two points and less than 20 seconds remaining in the South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals Wednesday night. The sophomore made all three shots, and the visiting, eleventh-seeded Spartans upset third-seeded host Haddonfield, 40-39. "Obviously, we're ultra-excited," Deptford coach Michael Mullin said. "Over the last month and a half we've been playing some of [our] best basketball. " Cheyenne Clark had 18 points and 20 rebounds, and Immane Bussie added 12 points.
February 28, 2015 |
When Sophie Fontaine finishes a race, she knows she can count on her parents to be cheering for her in the stands. The junior captain of the Haddonfield girls' swimming team will look up to her support system again this weekend, as she competes in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Preliminaries are Saturday; finals are scheduled for Sunday. "My parents are always there," Fontaine said. "They go to practically every meet. They're definitely big supporters no matter how I do. " Fontaine has destroyed Haddonfield school records this year, leading her team to the Public C final last weekend.
February 24, 2015 |
Although they lost to Chatham, 95-75, in the NJSIAA Public C final, the members of the Haddonfield girls' swimming team were full of smiles after the meet, ending their season with a group singing of their team song, "No Air. " Chatham won its fifth straight state title by beating the Bulldogs Sunday at the College of New Jersey, but Haddonfield still had plenty to be happy about, posting three school records. Sophomore Abbey Neveling mistimed her turn in the 50 freestyle, but it didn't matter.
February 23, 2015 |
Brendan Crawford recognized the midseason symptoms in his team. He felt them himself. "You have to battle through it," Crawford said of the tired legs and mental fatigue that sometimes hamper basketball teams and players past the midpoint of the long season. Camden Catholic went through a lull after a 16-1 start that saw the Irish spend that whole period as the No. 1 team in The Inquirer's Top 20. Crawford, a senior forward, went through something similar. "I wasn't hitting my shots," Crawford said.
February 21, 2015 |
It was a typical game for the DePersia twins and the Haddonfield boys' basketball team. Nick DePersia was raining three-point jumpers. Rob DePersia was buzzing around the court, playing with "unmatched energy," according to coach Paul Wiedeman. It was all so familiar as the DePersia brothers led the way in host Haddonfield's 53-51 victory over Paulsboro in a Colonial Conference interdivision clash of Top 10 teams before a near-capacity crowd on a frigid Thursday night. But it also was something different.
February 21, 2015 |
Sophomore Evan Finnegan of Haddonfield demonstrated why he was the top seed in the 106-pound weight class with a swift victory in the District 28 tournament at Collingswood. Finnegan pinned his opponent in 58 seconds, the fastest fall of the night, to advance to the semifinals on Saturday. Fourth seed Joe Downing of Collingswood also advanced by pinning his adversary in 5 minutes, 47 seconds. Audubon's Isaac Vogel, the second seed, advanced by a 10-0 major decision, and Eastern's third-seeded Jordan Pinette won by pin in 1:32.
February 19, 2015 |
Moorestown defeated Demarest, 111-59, at Raritan Bay YMCA in the state Group B swimming semifinals Tuesday. Alex Martin was part of four victories, including wins in the 50 freestyle (21.23 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (50.45). Boys' Basketball Robby DePersia netted 20 points as Haddonfield won at Lindenwold, 58-55, in the Colonial Conference. Girls' Basketball C.C. Mooney scored 14 points in Haddonfield's 48-10 Colonial win over visiting Lindenwold. Ice Hockey Maurice Finnerty scored on a third-period power play to carry St. Augustine to a 6-5 victory over visiting Bishop Eustace in the Gordon Cup quarterfinals.
February 13, 2015 |
Midway through another tight, tense bout, with the capacity crowd in full roar, one Gateway faculty member turned to another and wondered, "When was the last time there was this much atmosphere in this gym?" Feeding off the energy from a home crowd that stomped the bleachers and chanted nearly every wrestler's name, Gateway scored a 29-24 victory over Haddonfield in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals on Wednesday night. The second-seeded Gators (26-1) won nine of 14 bouts to advance to face top-seeded Buena in the sectional final on Friday night.