February 9, 2015 |
While Rob Hummel talked to reporters after his team's biggest win this season, someone mentioned to Hummel that Maddie Sims was the game's leading scorer. "How many did she have?" Hummel asked. "Eleven. " The answer evoked laughter from everyone within earshot. A game-high of 11 points is a number one might expect at halftime of a game between two top teams. But it backed up the point Hummel was making about Sims and his Lenape girls' basketball team. In different atmospheres, with different styles - though never flashy - Lenape finds ways to win. More than any other team in South Jersey, Lenape's wins are rarely about offense.
September 22, 2010 |
The goals weren't pretty anywhere but on the scoreboard. Top-ranked Lenape scored all its goals off scrambles after re-starts en route to a 3-0 victory over No. 4 Paul VI in an Olympic Conference girls' soccer game Wednesday night. Junior midfielder Courtney Kovac scored twice and Alexus Cooper added the third goal for Lenape (6-0) before a crowd of around 500 spectators under the lights on the Indians' football field. "They are phenomenal on re-starts," Paul VI coach Keith Walters said of Lenape.
February 13, 2013 |
The Lenape boys' basketball team has thrived this season in close, low-scoring games. Tuesday's big matchup with backyard rival Shawnee proved to be no different. Sawyer Hand sank a three-pointer from the wing with three seconds left to give host Lenape a 40-38 win over Shawnee in an Olympic Conference interdivision game. Lenape, The Inquirer's fifth-ranked team in South Jersey, rallied after being down by 11-3 in the first quarter behind a balanced attack. Tabu Gaither scored a team-high 11 points and was the only Lenape player to reach double digits.
September 13, 2014 |
Lenape midfielder Kenie Wright heard the instructions of her coach, Kevin Meder, and followed them perfectly. "Get it deep," Meder said before Wright's late-game free kick. The Lenape senior and Rutgers recruit sent a free kick from around 35 yards to the far post, where teammate Lizzie Kinkler found herself free. Kinkler connected with a header in the 79th minute to give Lenape a 2-1 win over host Eastern on Thursday in the season-opening girls' soccer game between The Inquirer's top-ranked South Jersey teams.
November 19, 2000 |
The Lenape girls' soccer team took shot after shot on the Randolph goal in yesterday's Group 4 state championship game. But the Indians couldn't convert enough of those chances as they fell, 2-1, to the Rams in overtime. "It gets frustrating," said Lenape sophomore midfielder Jamie Weist. "Because we just kept putting it on them. But I thought we played well overall. " Lenape kept the Rams on the defensive through regulation play. The Indians took 16 shots to Randolph's four.
September 26, 1999 |
As one of his assistant coaches addressed Washington Township's players after a grueling 22-16 win yesterday, Tom Brown wore a stern look that said that there still are many, many yards to go in this football season. This much Brown could not deny, though: The Minutemen's start couldn't have been scripted better. A week ago, Township beat Cherokee, the defending Olympic Conference American Division champion. Yesterday, the team ranked eighth in South Jersey by The Inquirer went on the road and defeated Lenape, one of this year's favorites in the Olympic American.
November 16, 2014 |
Another player might have wondered, "Why?" Lizzie Kinkler figured, "Why not?" Kinkler, a senior midfielder, buried a left-footed shot from around 20 yards to lift Lenape to a 1-0 victory over Shawnee on Friday in the championship game of the South Jersey Group 4 girls' soccer tournament. "I was around the 18, and the ball came right to me," said Kinkler, a Wake Forest recruit. "I was going to cross it but I thought, 'Why not take a shot?' "I nailed it. " Kinkler's goal with 3 minutes, 45 seconds remaining in the second half was the difference in a hard-fought, well-played game between familiar rivals on a cold, clear afternoon on the Indians' grass field.
September 14, 2014 |
Ben Hunt figures Lenape football has knocked on the door long enough. It's time to push through. "We feel as though this year could be our year," said Hunt, a senior running back and defensive back. "We feel like we have a strong senior class and some good guys coming up behind us. We've been waiting four years to get to this point. " After years as a member of both the Olympic Conference American and the West Jersey Football League American Divisions, Lenape has moved to a new division this season.
September 26, 2008 |
When Natalia Torosian and her Lenape teammates traveled to Bishop Eustace yesterday for an Olympic Conference interdivisional soccer match, the game took on a greater dimension. It wasn't about The Inquirer's No. 1-ranked team in South Jersey - Lenape - taking on No. 5 Eustace. It wasn't about the American Division, which Lenape leads, and the National, in which the Eustace Crusaders are undefeated. It was personal. The players from both high schools are on the same club teams and are highly competitive.
October 18, 2014 |
For 99 minutes and 50 seconds, not much separated the Lenape and Eastern girls' soccer teams. With 10 seconds left Thursday in a clash of South Jersey's top two teams, Alicia Hampton's fingertips kept things that way. "I'm just glad she's 6-foot and not 5-11," Lenape coach Kevin Meder said after Hampton's save on a blast by Eastern's Amirah Ali preserved a 1-1 tie in the Olympic Conference American Division game at Memorial Field in Mount Laurel....