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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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January 9, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Massachusetts men's basketball team had been looking for a road win since the middle of November. On Wednesday night the Minutemen found it with a little help from La Salle. The Minutemen held the Explorers' top offensive weapons, Jordan Price and Jerrell Wright, to a combined 6-for-26 shooting from the floor to win their first road game of the season, 71-65, at Tom Gola Arena. Cleon Roberts and Steve Zack led the Explorers (8-7, 0-2 Atlantic 10) with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
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November 25, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
UNION, N.J. - Once senior midfielder Zach Burns scored the game's only goal in the 15th minute, the countdown began for the Washington Township boys' soccer team. Sixty-five minutes to go . . . 40 minutes to go . . . 20 minutes to go. "That was the longest second half I've ever been involved in," Washington Township boys' soccer coach Shane Snyder said after his team's 1-0 victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the Group 4 state championship game. But a little after 2 o'clock on a clear, cool Sunday afternoon at Kean University, all the waiting was over for the Minutemen and their fans.
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November 10, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Never mind that the two teams are set to play again - in a bigger game - on Monday. This game meant something. And both teams played as if it did. "We had something to prove," Washington Township forward Derek MacKinnon said after he scored the winning goal Saturday in the boys' soccer Coaches Tournament final, a 3-2 victory over Cherokee. "This tournament means so much to us. We wanted to prove that we're a true team, that we're not a fluke. These games are where you show that you're truly a great team.
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October 14, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Confidence wasn't the problem. Execution was. "Our guys were extremely positive," Cherry Hill West coach Brian Wright said. "They knew we were a pretty good football team. We just had to figure out a way to finish drives and put points on the board. " Cherry Hill West broke out in a big way Friday, beating Seneca, 45-6, for its first victory of the season. Seniors Tyrone Williams and Chris Pascall each scored two touchdowns, and senior Joey Argentina threw three scoring passes for the Lions, who had lost their first four games to teams ranked in The Inquirer's Top 25. "It was a long time coming," Wright said.
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September 4, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The three players say it wasn't planned. And each has a different reason for choosing to play soccer for St. Joseph's University. But after Derek MacKinnon, Ed McCusker, and Lou Vilotti explain why they want to be a Hawk, each offers a similar final statement: "At the end of the day," McCusker said, "knowing that I'm going to have these experiences with two of my best friends just makes it that much better. " That's a nice way of summing up the last nine years for most of the Washington Township boys' soccer team's senior class.
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February 9, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even with Selection Sunday five weeks away, there's never a bad time to check two popular mock brackets to see where our locals stand. Sadly, unless someone in the group makes a spectacular run through a conference tournament (or in Penn's case, sweep the Ivy League and hope for Harvard to fall), the only City Six team penciled in at the moment for March Madness is Villanova. The Wildcats are seeded second by Joe Lunardi of ESPN, and third by Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. Interestingly, Lunardi has 'Nova in a second-round matchup in Buffalo against American, a rematch of an opponent in the Cats' 2009 Final Four run, and Palm matches Villanova with Stephen F. Austin in Raleigh, N.C. Cats on the rocks Arizona showed Thursday night it's going to struggle with 6-foot-8 starting forward Brandon Ashley out for the season because of a broken right foot.
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February 7, 2014 | BY HOWARD HERMAN, For the Daily News
AMHERST, Mass. - Facing the aftermath of a major New England winter storm and a Massachusetts team that had lost three of its last four games, the La Salle Explorers entered the Mullins Center with a bit of trepidation. The storm wasn't an issue. The Minutemen were a different story. Five UMass players scored in double figures last night in a 79-67, Atlantic 10 victory over the Explorers. "I thought UMass really frustrated us in the first half by beating us to a ton of loose balls and rebounds," La Salle coach John Giannini said.
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December 13, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
He scored goals as picturesque and technically difficult as you will see at any level. His assists could have been accompanied by smoke and mirrors. But as eye-popping as those skills are, they're not what Washington Township coach Shane Snyder thinks of first when he thinks of Lou Vilotti. "The way he sees the game is off the charts," Snyder said of Vilotti, this year's Inquirer player of the year in South Jersey boys' soccer. "He's the kind of kid who, when you go into halftime, you go to him and ask him what he sees: Where are we finding space?
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October 28, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Washington Township junior midfielder Lou Vilotti doesn't want to hear it. Neither does junior defender Ed McCusker. The two standout soccer players and the rest of their teammates have been hearing all the superlatives associated with this season's team, and they aren't paying attention. "We get mad when people say how good we are," said Vilotti, a master distributor and clutch scorer who has 10 goals and 16 assists. Then this must be one mad team. "None of that talk means anything until the end of the season," said McCusker, a top center defender.
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September 29, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Andrew O'Neill doesn't have one position for Washington Township, but he seems to own them all. During Friday's 41-35 victory over Lenape in a wildly entertaining West Jersey Football League American Division game, O'Neill lined up as a receiver, a Wildcat quarterback, and a running back. He took direct snaps, handoffs and he found plenty of time to catch passes. On defense there were times he was lined up at linebacker, others at cornerback. Did we mention he managed to score five touchdowns?
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