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September 14, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Washington Township running back Brandon Colavita missed much of last season with a high ankle sprain, but in last night's opener he showed that he is back to the form displayed during his sophomore season. Colavita gained 177 yards on 24 carries and scored a touchdown as Washington Township got revenge with last night's 28-18 opening win over Winslow Township at Rowan University. Ranked No. 6 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, Washington Township also received a major boost from sophomore Chalie Huff, who scored touchdowns on a 42-yard run in the first quarter and 85-yard kickoff return to begin the third quarter.
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December 20, 2001 | By Kristian Pope INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Washington Township wrestling team scored four victories by pins last night to upend Delsea, 33-31, in a nonleague dual meet. The Minutemen continued their stranglehold on Delsea, beating their Gloucester County foe for the third consecutive time. Township took away Delsea's strength in the middleweights. The Crusaders were counting on big points from Don Fisch and Jason Bilinski, but Tyler Tisdell and Shea Harris had other ideas. Tisdell not only stayed off his back, he took Fisch to the limit before dropping an 11-10 decision at 140 pounds.
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September 26, 1999 | By Scott Brown, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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October 4, 2008 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Washington Township football coach Mark Wechter told his children that if the Minutemen didn't beat visiting Pennsauken yesterday, there would be no hayride today. The good news for the Wechter kids is that there will be a hayride. The bad news for Pennsauken is that the Indians failed in their bid to remain undefeated in the rugged Burlco/Olympic American Division. On the legs of Brandon Colavita and six other running backs, Township (4-0 overall, 3-0 division) steamrolled Pennsauken, 35-6.
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October 17, 2009 | By MICHAEL RADANO For the Daily News
STANDING IN a cold, driving rain near midfield on the artificial surface at Washington Township High, Cherokee senior running back Sean Farrell surveyed the damage he had inflicted on the Minutemen throughout the evening. Rare is the event that lives up to the hype, and this game last night between the Daily News' No. 3 team, Cherokee, and No. 6 Washington Township proved that point. Cherokee manhandled the Minutemen for four quarters en route to a 35-0 win in a Burlco/Olympic American Division game.
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March 6, 2008 | By Matt Vautour FOR THE INQUIRER
When last night's basketball game was over, La Salle coach John Giannini said he planned to ask the Atlantic Ten Conference not to send his team to play Massachusetts away for senior day next year. For the second year in a row, the Explorers were crushed in Amherst, this time by 100-63 at the Mullins Center. Before the game, the teams were tied for third place in the A-10, but the Explorers didn't put up much of a fight. The loss dropped them to 14-15 overall and 8-7 in the conference, and all but ended their chances of earning a bye in the first round of next week's Atlantic Ten tournament.
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February 11, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a January filled with injuries and illness, the Washington Township boys' basketball team is beginning to gain its health and confidence. The Minutemen continued a stretch of impressive February wins over highly regarded teams with last night's 48-47 comeback victory over visiting Lenape in an Olympic Conference American Division games. Washington Township has won five in a row, including four this month, and improved to 13-6 overall and 4-4 in the American Division.
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February 27, 1991 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
Two teams that entered the tournament in opposite fashions reversed form in last night's opening round of the South Jersey Group 4 boys' basketball playoffs. Fourth-seeded Washington Township, which suffered a late-season swoon, scored a 55-40 home-court victory over 13th-seeded Millville to advance to tomorrow's second-round home game against Willingboro. The Minutemen, who entered the playoffs having lost five of their last six games, improved to 18-8. Millville, which had won six of its last seven, finished its season 13-10.
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March 6, 1990 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Team Underdog is still barking. The University of Massachusetts' audition for the role of NCAA Tournament Cinderella is still going strong, after the Minutemen handed second-seeded Penn State a 64-59 defeat in the Atlantic 10 Conference semifinals at the Palestra. The Minutemen (17-12), sixth-place finishers in the Atlantic 10's regular season, advanced to their first-ever appearance in a conference championship game, Thursday against regular-season champ Temple at McGonigle Hall.
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May 18, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Adam Warburton got the win and the save. The senior lefthander was on the mound for the start and finish of Washington Township's 9-5 victory over Eastern in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 baseball tournament Monday. "I don't think I've ever seen that," Washington Township coach Bill Alvaro Jr. said of Warburton's unusual role. Warburton pitched the first six innings. He moved to first base for the bottom of the seventh, with Washington Township holding a 9-2 lead.
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May 8, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Columnist
Washington Township senior righthander Nick Evangelista had one word to describe his junior baseball season. "Awful," he said, getting right to the point. Actually, there was no junior season. Evangelista said his right shoulder blade was significantly higher than his left and when he threw, it caused pain in his elbow. So he was shut down for the high school season and pretty much the summer as well. No surgery was needed, just grueling rehab. "I sat on the bench and cheered everybody on," he said.
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March 29, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Nick Evangelista couldn't pitch last season. He still believes he became a better pitcher. He sat out his junior year at Washington Township with an injury to his right shoulder. He sat and watched as the Minutemen labored through a difficult season, losing a series of close games en route to a 12-14 record. "That was really bad," Evangelista said. "Just sitting there and watching it happen, and knowing I couldn't help in any way, it was really tough. " Evangelista is back for his senior season.
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February 27, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
After allowing a season-high 99 points in Saturday's six-point loss at Davidson, St. Joseph's knew it had to clamp down on defense when visiting Massachusetts on Wednesday. The Hawks shook off Saturday's hiccup with Wednesday's 74-54 win over Massachusetts and moved into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Ten with VCU and Dayton. The Hawks (23-5 overall, 12-3 A-10) held the Minutemen to 2 for 22 from three-point range and lead the A-10 in three-point field goal defense (.296). "It felt good being able to bounce back like that," forward Isaiah Miles said in a phone interview shortly after the win. "Against Davidson, it was a bad defensive game on our part, and we got back to playing how we play basketball and playing the defense we play on the road against a good UMass team.
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February 25, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet; WNTP-AM (990). Records: St. Joseph's, 22-5, 11-3 Atlantic Ten; Massachusetts, 12-14, 5-9. On Massachusetts: The Minutemen have won three of four after Sunday's 70-64 win over visiting George Mason behind 17 points from redshirt senior point guard Jabarie Hinds. On St Joseph's: Despite getting 32 points from Isaiah Miles, the Hawks became the last Division I team to lose a road game when they dropped a 99-93 decision at Davidson on Saturday.
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January 24, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
So far, the Washington Township boys' basketball season has met the high preseason expectations, but coach Matt Kiser has taken one for the team. "When they win, I give them all the credit, and when they lose, it is all on me," Kiser said. So with this type of disjointed math, Kiser stands 0-1 this season. His players are 13-0. Yet this type of selfless attitude by the sixth-year head coach has filtered down to his team. This deep unit has enough players who push one another in practice, which has led to impressive results in the games.
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December 21, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Justin Ortiz is a role player. He says everybody on the Washington Township boys' basketball team is a role player. "We all understand," Ortiz said after sparking the Minutemen to a 56-42 victory over Kingsway on Saturday in the Jimmy V Foundation showcase at Cherokee High School. With tip-off just about 15 hours after a hard-fought victory over Cherry Hill West on Friday night, Washington Township burst to a 20-3 lead after one quarter and cruised to victory in the first of six games in the main gym during the daylong, 12-game event.
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November 24, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
UNION, N.J. - All week, Ryan Logar kept the pressure off his left foot. He was saving it for Sunday, and for the most remarkable goal of his soccer career. All week, Logar made his way through the halls of Washington Township High School on crutches. All week, Logar kept his badly sprained left ankle elevated and wrapped in ice, and told himself that he would be ready for the Group 4 state championship game. "I didn't think he was going to play," Washington Township coach Shane Snyder said, moments before his players dumped a cooler of ice water on him in celebration of the Minutemen's 1-0 victory over West Orange.
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November 15, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Washington Township graduated one of the most accomplished classes in South Jersey boys' soccer history, the conventional wisdom was that the Minutemen would take a couple of steps back in 2015. But that line of thinking failed to account for the "fire" inside Mike Roscioli, the grit inside Ryan Logar, and the determination inside most of the team's seniors to create their own legacy. "It lit a fire inside me," Roscioli said after scoring the first goal in top-seeded Washington Township's 2-0 victory over Eastern in the South Jersey Group 4 title game on Friday afternoon.
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October 16, 2015 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Late in double overtime Tuesday night, Washington Township's Travis Yates still had enough gas to charge the net and bury the winner from close distance. He walked off the field drenched in sweat. Exhausted. But vindicated yet again. It takes a different level of fitness, he'll tell you, to play striker. Yates, the Minutemen's leading scorer with four goals and two assists, had been one of the top goalkeepers in South Jersey in his sophomore and junior years. Last year, he helped lead the Minutemen to Coaches Tournament and Group 4 state titles.
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October 6, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
At a team meeting on Monday, Washington Township coach Mark Wechter asked his players to close their eyes and envision beating Timber Creek. On a rainy and windy Friday night, the Minutemen outdid their own imaginations. Scoring what Wechter called "a big statement win for our program," Washington Township used a 72-yard interception return for touchdown by Matteo Murgia on the first play of the third overtime for a 28-22 victory over perennial South Jersey power Timber Creek. Murgia's walk-off return triggered a wild celebration for the Minutemen and their fans and left Wechter "too choked up" to talk very much to his players after the game.
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