June 19, 2016 |
As she recalls, Maddie Morano was in second grade, and she had had enough of being on the sidelines. Seeing her older sister, Kasey, playing field hockey and watching all the other girls running around was too much for her to continue as a spectator. "I was just itching to get a stick in my hand," she said. And in the spring there was the similar itch for a bat. Morano gravitated to field hockey and softball at a young age, and her passion and skill only grew as the years went by. Her motor was nonstop then in both sports, and it still is now. As a senior at Eastern, Morano became one of the top field hockey players in the country and among the best softball players in South Jersey.
April 28, 2016 |
Hannah Kraszewski left the game Tuesday after only three innings with a 10-run cushion in Maple Shade's 12-2 win over visiting Pennsauken in a Burlington County League matchup. Kraszewski allowed no hits while striking out four in the win. In other Burlington County League softball action: Host New Egypt defeated Bordentown, 9-4. Cape-Atlantic League. Although Ocean City watched an early 8-1 lead dwindle toward the end of the contest, the Red Raiders held on to defeat visiting Mainland, 13-12.
April 1, 2016
1 Moorestown 20-4 last season It's hard to bet against the area's most successful girls' lacrosse program. Moorestown is a perennially elite program, and that shouldn't change this year. Balance and veteran leadership should define the team. But the Quakers don't lack star power. Midfielder Quinn Nicolai is a Penn State recruit, an all-American, and one of the country's best high school players. 2Lenape 21-2 Last season, Lenape won a second straight South Jersey Group 4 championship with a core of young talent on offense and a veteran defense.
March 20, 2016 |
The questions became repetitive. And Rob Hummel was running out of nice things to say about his Lenape girls' basketball team. In Hummel's mind, it really wasn't that complicated. He kept going back to the theme of hard work. What's the secret to his team's lockdown defense? "They do everything they have to do to win," he said. Throughout this season, Lenape had a reputation not just for being a tenacious defensive team, but for being a prepared defensive team. The tenacity, as Hummel points out, starts with the players.
March 20, 2016
First Team Pos. Player School Ave. G Maggie McIntyre Gloucester Catholic, Sr. 10.0 G Taiah Thornton Camden Catholic, Sr. 15.1 F Maddie Sims Lenape, Sr. 15.0 F Jordan Wallace Sterling, Sr. 17.7 F Mary Gedaka Gloucester Catholic, Sr. 19.
February 1, 2016 |
Ke'alohilani Naone-Carter and Jordan Wallace each had a game to remember for Sterling in a 73-45 win over Cherry Hill East on Saturday. At the Second Annual Girls' Basketball Shootout at Bishop Eustace, Naone-Carter scored a career-high 33 points, and Wallace surpassed 1,000th career points while scoring 15. Elsewhere at the shootout, C.C. Mooney made nine free throws while scoring 17 points, leading Haddonfield to a 53-47 win over Seneca....
January 30, 2016 |
Overbrook girls' basketball coach Jim Puderbach could only laugh after his team knocked off Sterling on Thursday, 56-54. "Talk about getting the monkey off our back," the coach said. By upsetting The Inquirer's fifth-ranked team, the Lady Rams defeated a top-5 ranked team for the first time in 29 years. "I've been here since 1991, so this is even new to me," Puderbach said. The Colonial Conference win almost slipped away, as Sterling made a strong push in the final quarter and eventually took the lead.
January 29, 2016 |
Ocean City's Olivia Briggs had a big game on Wednesday night in a 45-33 Cape-Atlantic League win over visiting Absegami. Briggs scored 22 points, including 11 in the second quarter. She also grabbed six rebounds and made four steals. Julia Dolan led Absegami with 14 points. In other Cape-Atlantic League action: Four Wildwood Catholic players scored in double figures in an 83-40 win over visiting St. Joseph. Caitlin McMullan led the way with 21 points, including 12 in the second half.
January 28, 2016 |
It was a close game on Tuesday night until the Sterling girls' basketball team outscored Haddon Township, 15-7, in the final quarter of a 43-37 win. At the end of the third quarter, the hosts trailed by two points, but the offense found another gear. Jordan Wallace paced the Silver Knights in the Colonial Conference matchup, scoring 16 points and adding nine rebounds and five blocks. Taylor Carter added 11 points and Ke'alohilana Naone-Carter posted six assists and six rebounds.