May 27, 2016 |
In one narrow sense, it was a bad day for Devon Grippe, Gabrielle Bruno and the rest of the Kingsway softball team. The Dragons didn't play well. Their bats were silent and their fielding was ragged and they were eliminated from the South Jersey Group 4 tournament in a 12-2 loss to Rancocas Valley. But in every other way - in a larger and much more significant sense - it was a good day because it was one last chance to pull on that red-and-black uniform and play one more game for a team coached by Tony Barchuk.
May 23, 2016 |
Some say Kingsway is a Group 4 school with a Group 1 feel. When it was built, it was surrounded by miles of farmland along the southern border of Gloucester County. For decades, its small student body was mostly the sons and daughters of the people who tended that land. "But all of the sudden, it felt like over night, the school just took off," said Joe Galliera, athletic director at Kingsway from 2002 until his retirement in 2014. "Houses were being built all around us. One year, we'd graduate 200 seniors and we'd get 300 freshmen.
May 7, 2016 |
On the back of their jerseys is the word Ohana . "It's Hawaiian," Joel Scerbo said, "for family. " Plenty of teams preach family values and bonds among players and coaches. The Kingsway boys' lacrosse team is a bit more literal with its approach to that concept. Scerbo and his brother, Jay, are two key players for a Kingsway team in the midst of one of its best seasons in years. Their father, Jim Scerbo - previously a basketball and football coach at Cherry Hill West - is an assistant coach on the team.
May 5, 2016
Baseball BCSL TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS Northern Burlington 4, Rancocas Valley 3 BURLINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE Cinnaminson 9, Burlington Township 1 COLONIAL CONFERENCE West Deptford 2, Audubon 1 Haddonfield 4, Gateway 2 OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Timber Creek 7, Winslow Township 0 Eastern 2, Cherry Hill West 0 TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE Clearview 6, Kingsway 4 Pennsville 4, Deptford 1 Highland 7, GCIT 2 ...
April 19, 2016 |
By traditional standards, Mike Borucki was 8 for 9 at the plate as Cherokee won three games and took home the title in the 10th annual Grand Slam Classic baseball tournament this weekend. That's pretty good. By Cherokee's new standards, Borucki was 12 for 12 in "quality" at bats. That's even better. "You can't do better than perfect," Cherokee coach Marc Petragnani said of Borucki's work at the plate in victories over Millville, Northern Burlington, and Kingsway. Petragnani said the Chiefs "don't even use batting average" as a barometer of success at the plate anymore.
April 5, 2016 |
As a first, Kingsway softball has gone to a big-little system this season. The senior captains looked at it as the best way to get underclassmen, who make up a high percentage of the team, acclimated to the program, and its recent history. "We want them to feel really part of it, because their bats and their fielding are definitely as important as ours," said Devon Grippe, whose group includes sophomores Danielle Dominik, Amanda Harvey and Cat Knoll. "Everyone's a contributor, and we want them to know that.
March 28, 2016 |
The new Kingsway High School football coach was energetic and enthusiastic and adamant about a few things: His team would be physically tough, mentally tough and fundamentally sound. Oh, and the Dragons would run the football. This was 1979. This also was 2016. And if new Kingsway coach Mark Hendricks last weekend sounded a lot like new Kingsway coach Tony Barchuk in August of 1979 - sans the thick Brooklyn accent, of course - it probably was because football is football and coaching is coaching and teenage boys crave discipline and direction as much today as they did 37 years ago. Or 87 years ago. Some things don't change.
March 3, 2016 |
Long-distance shooting from Joey DiAntonio and Olin McClendon came in handy for host Cherry Hill East in the first round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 tournament on Tuesday. DiAntonio made three three-pointers and scored 14 points and McClendon hit two three-pointers and scored 12 points as the sixth-seeded Cougars held off No. 11 Kingsway, 45-42. Elsewhere in South Group 4, Justin Williams had 21 points, six rebounds, and five assists in No. 3 Eastern's 72-37 home victory over No. 14 Jackson Memorial.