February 27, 2015 |
Madison Gibson's driving layup bounced off the rim and in to put second-seeded Lower Cape May ahead for good late in a 45-40 win over No. 3 Holy Spirit in the Cape-Atlantic League semifinals at St. Augustine on Wednesday afternoon. Gibson then hit a foul-line jumper to pad the lead. Gibson and Lauren Holden (20 points) each scored eight in the fourth. In the other semifinal: Olivia Briggs scored nine points, and Karissa Bourbeau added seven as top-seeded Ocean City beat fourth-seeded Mainland, 35-19.
January 22, 2015 |
The phone rang around 9 p.m. It was the night before a game, and another reporter wanted to talk to Lauren Holden about another impending milestone. The questions were predictable: Is it a distraction? Is it on your mind? Is it hard to block out such a big achievement? Is it tough to sleep? Holden laughed. To her, these all seemed far-fetched. "No," she said. "Right now I'm actually just trying to finish my homework. " Others shower praise on Holden, the speedy, energetic scoring machine, 15 points away from becoming South Jersey girls' basketball's 25th 2,000-point scorer.
September 14, 2014
SOCCER CAPE-ATLANTIC NATIONAL St. Joseph 5, Lower Cape May 3: The Wildcats held on to beat the Tigers on the road despite three second-half goals from Lower Cape May. Gianna Morganti and Gab Scocca each scored two goals for the victors. COLONIAL CONFERENCE PATRIOT Gateway 4, Paulsboro 1: Riley Conover, Maddie Jarrell, Sarah Pellegrino, and Antonia Pote scored as the Gators edged the Red Raiders on the road. CLAYTON TOURNAMENT Clayton 3, Haddon Township 1: Emily Fagan was named MVP of the tournament, scoring two goals in the win, as the host Clippers took the tournament title.
February 2, 2014 |
Lower Cape May needed every one of Shane Szubski's 19 points on Friday night. With his team trailing by two, the junior point guard netted a three-pointer from the top of the key with 17 seconds left to lift the host Tigers over Oakcrest, 38-37, in a Cape-Atlantic League National boys basketball game. Lower Cape May's defense proved stingy after allowing 14 points in the opening frame. The Tigers allowed seven points in the second and just three in the third quarter. The win marked the first divisional triumph of the season for Lower Cape May, whose record now stands at 5-10.
March 9, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Billy Ward has had quite the career while wrestling for Buena. He entered Friday's pre-quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA state championships at Boardwalk Hall with a school-record 136 wins, four district titles, and four region titles. But there is one milestone missing: a state title. Ward (31-3) came one step closer to reaching that final milestone, beating Point Pleasant Boro's Ryan Budzek, 7-4, to advance to the quarterfinals for the 126-pound weight class.
March 9, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Billy Ward has had quite the career wrestling for Buena. He entered Friday's pre-quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA state championships at Boardwalk Hall with a school-record 136 wins, four district titles, and four region titles. But there is one milestone missing: a state title. Ward (31-3) came one step closer to reaching that final milestone, beating Point Pleasant Boro's Ryan Budzek, 7-4, to advance to the quarterfinals in the 126-pound weight class. It's the fourth time that he has reached the state quarterfinals.
March 2, 2013 |
Paulsboro's Ron Gentile could have wrestled for a region title last season. He was 29-4 at 126 pounds and had high expectations entering his freshman postseason. Then he broke his right ankle. With less than a week before the district tournament, Gentile (33-1) suffered a season-ending fracture while rolling around with a coach at practice, preventing him from trying to meet those high expectations, which included both a district and region title. "Yeah, it was very disappointing," Gentile said.
February 16, 2013 |
Kennedy Johnson scored half of her game-high 22 points in Friday night's fourth quarter to seal Sacred Heart's 51-48 win at Middle Township in the Cape-Atlantic League girls' basketball quarterfinals. Sacred Heart entered the tournament as the fifth-seeded team, and Middle Township was seeded at the four spot. The Lions built up a 10-point halftime lead and were able to weather Middle Township's second-half rally. Olivia Schwartz scored 11 of her 20 points in the third quarter to help Middle Township cut its deficit to three points.
February 11, 2013
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team Record Last week's rankings in parentheses. 1. Atlantic City (1) 18-1 The Vikings are 40-3 since a loss to St. Augustine Prep on Jan. 13, 2012. 2. Paulsboro (2) 20-1 The Red Raiders are 50-0 against South Jersey opponents over the last two seasons. 3. Shawnee (6) 17-2 The Renegades have won 10 in a row. 4. St. Augustine Prep (3) 17-3 Veteran coach Paul Rodio likely will become South Jersey's all-time leader with his 776th victory on Monday against Lower Cape May. 5. Lenape (4)
November 13, 2012 |
Woodstown ticked off 17 shots, but it was Lauren DeVault's first-half penalty kick that provided the difference Monday as the third-seeded Wolverines edged host No. 2 Lower Cape May, 1-0, in the Group 2 semifinals of the South Jersey girls' soccer tournament. DeVault, a senior midfielder, was awarded the penalty kick in the ninth minute after Tori Smick was tackled inside the 18-yard-line. She sent the shot into the right side. Smick, a senior forward, was isolated on the sideline before she beat her defender to enter the box. But, the same defender she beat took her down with an aggressive slide tackle.