February 5, 1994 |
Oakcrest went into Paulsboro's tiny fortress last night and ripped out a rare victory over the perennial state champion Red Raiders. Riding five pins and a gutty overtime win by John Beerli, Oakcrest took a gripping, 42-28, nonleague victory last night. It was just the second time Paulsboro has lost to a South Jersey opponent in more than 10 years and only the fourth such defeat in 17 years. Paulsboro lost to Delsea at home last January. Before that, the Raiders' last loss to a South Jersey opponent was to Cherry Hill East in January 1982.
September 28, 1991 |
Holy Spirit, the top-ranked team in The Inquirer's Top 10, started its season with a 40-13 romp over Oakcrest last night before more than 3,500 fans. But the Spartans' victory did not materialize the way they envisioned it would. Playing under its new lights for the first time, Holy Spirit had to rally in the first half after falling behind, 7-0, in the first three minutes. Then, Spirit had to wait 25 minutes for an ambulance to arrive when senior linebacker Ryan Mastro broke his leg. Eventually, rather than continue waiting, the officials called for halftime with 90 seconds still left in the first half.
January 11, 2011 |
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - It was a small step but a sure and steady one. "We're moving in the right direction," St. Augustine coach Paul Rodio said after his team's 52-40 victory over Oakcrest Monday night in a Cape-Atlantic American II game. Seniors Isaiah Morton and Charlie Monaghan led the way for St. Augustine (7-0, 2-0), the No. 1 team in South Jersey in The Inquirer's top 10. Morton, a 5-foot-8 guard, scored 14, and Monaghan, a 6-6 forward, collected 11 points and 12 rebounds.
September 4, 2011 |
As his team did, Mark Clements seemed to emerge from nowhere. Clements hardly played youth football. He wasn't one of those eighth graders who looked destined for a college scholarship. Oakcrest football was under the radar, too. For years and years, the Falcons were nobody's idea of a Cape-Atlantic League power, much less a South Jersey power. But it all came together for Clements and his team in 2010. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound cornerback made seven interceptions as the Falcons went 9-3 and turned their first playoff appearance since 1998 into a trip to the South Jersey Group 4 championship game.
June 2, 2014 |
Oakcrest's Ishmael Muhammad earned more than a state championship when he won the Group 3 boys' 800 meters Saturday at the state track and field meet at South Plainfield. Muhammad's time of 1 minute, 50.65 seconds set a meet record for the group. The previous mark, 1:51.02, was set last year by Kingsway's Darrell Manhertz. The time was also the best in the state this year and the sixth best in the nation. In other Group 3 action, Louis Corgliano, of Hammonton, completed the boys' 3,200 in 9:13.32, nearly four seconds ahead of the next finisher.
January 16, 2012
Darnell Charles and Akmed Muhamed each ran on two record-setting relay teams and led Oakcrest to the boys' team title at the NJSIAA State Group 3 indoor relay championships on Sunday at Toms River's Bennett Center. The Falcons won five of nine events, including meet-record times of 3 minutes, 37.55 seconds in the sprint medley and 3:27.14 in the 4x400-meter relays. Defending Group 3 girls' champion Winslow Township won the shuttle hurdles and 4x200 relays, but finished fourth in the team standings.
January 9, 1994 |
Buena's Bob Hanson doesn't know why his wrestling team has been able to dominate Oakcrest the past three years. The two-time defending Region 8 champion is certain, however, that Oakcrest brings out the utmost talent in Buena. Buena, 4-1 and ranked No. 7 in The Inquirer's South Jersey Top 15, shocked No. 4-ranked Oakcrest, 36-33, yesterday in their Cape-Atlantic League inter- division match. Buena won the first seven matches against the two-time defending South Jersey Group 3 champions and led by 36-0 before chalking up its third straight win over the Falcons.
November 16, 1986 |
When Oakcrest and St. Joseph's met yesterday afternoon, an NJSIAA football tournament berth wasn't at stake, since both unbeaten teams already had secured playoff spots. What was at stake was control of the Cape-Atlantic II pennant race. That control now belongs to Oakcrest. Oakcrest, operating against a defense that had collected six shutouts and allowed a total of seven points in its first seven games, accumulated 432 yards and cruised past visiting St. Joseph's, 28-8.
October 11, 1992 |
Ocean City piled up 425 total yards yesterday and routed previously undefeated Oakcrest, 47-6, at Carey Field in a game that threw the Cape- Atlantic League's American Conference up for grabs. It was the second straight victory for the Raiders (2-1 overall, 2-1 league) after an opening loss to Millville. Oakcrest, ranked No. 11 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, lost its first game after beating Holy Spirit and Vineland. The Falcons became the second undefeated Cape American team to lose this weekend.
October 11, 1987 |
Rich Renshaw was a running back two weeks ago, and for a half of last week, too. So what was the Holy Cross senior doing lofting 16 passes yesterday afternoon against Oakcrest? "I had been the quarterback as a sophomore and a junior," he said, "but this year we lacked depth at running back. They asked me if I'd play there for a few weeks, until we established some sort of depth. "I said I'd try anything to win. . . . " Renshaw cemented his hold on the position yesterday, completing 14 of 16 attempts for 265 yards and three touchdowns, as Holy Cross pulled away from the visiting Falcons, 38-20.