September 14, 2008 |
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.
December 20, 2001 |
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.
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.
October 4, 2008 |
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.
October 17, 2009 |
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.
March 6, 2008 |
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.
February 11, 2009 |
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.
February 27, 1991 |
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.
March 6, 1990 |
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.
May 18, 2010 |
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.