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February 5, 1994 | By Matt Toll, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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September 28, 1991 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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January 11, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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September 4, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 2, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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January 9, 1994 | By Joey Culligan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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November 16, 1986 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 11, 1992 | By Tom Williams, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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October 11, 1987 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 25, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
In the first of Cinnaminson's two games on Saturday, Joe Cody earned a 15-6 win over Sterling at the Al Hedelt Baseball Tournament hosted by Oakcrest. The Pirates were boosted by Robert Berrym who went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Mike Wojcik, who went 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Cinnaminson went on to drop the following game against Cedar Creek, 9-4. Martin Ortiz had a triple and two RBIs for the winning club. In other Hedelt Baseball Tournament action: Mike Downes put together a big day on the mound and at the plate to lead Lower Cape May past tournament host Oakcrest, 9-5. Downes went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI while Garryn Whittington went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for the Tigers.
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April 8, 2016 | By Connor Northrup, Staff Writer
After trailing by one run in the third inning, Egg Harbor Township rallied to defeat visiting Oakcrest, 4-2, in a Cape-Atlantic League baseball game Wednesday afternoon. Oakcrest tied the score at two in the top of the sixth inning, but Egg Harbor earned a pair of runs to take the game into the bottom of the inning. Andrew Holmes finished 2 for 3 at the plate, lashing a solo home run and double in the process. Hunter Barbieri earned his first save of the season after taking over for Drew Hickman, who had five strikeouts in six innings.
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February 7, 2016
BASKETBALL CAPE-ATLANTIC LEAGUE Oakcrest 63, Cape May Tech 30: LaShawn Elliott scored 18 points thanks to four three-pointers for the home team. Corey Smith scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds. NONLEAGUE St. Joseph 110, Clayton 88: Jordan Herrin led the hosts with 40 points and Marcellus Ross added 19 points. Deptford 72, LEAP Academy Charter 69: D'Andre Blue-Eli scored 30 points, making a pair of three-pointers in the process, Jahaud Lowber scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the home victory.
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November 13, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demian Thomas writes the same thing on the tape on his wrists before every game. Gian Perez stashes some money away every month to make a more permanent display of the same sentiment. The two senior football standouts will have something extra on their minds when Camden hosts Woodrow Wilson on Friday night in perhaps the most intriguing game of the first round of the state playoffs. Not that there aren't plenty of other storylines swirling around this rare postseason clash of crosstown rivals.
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April 6, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh and a runner on third base, Oakcrest's Ryan Kelly hit a slow-rolling ground ball toward the St. Joseph shortstop that looked like it would be the final out. Instead, the ball was bobbled, Kelly reached safely, and John Dodson scored to cap off the Falcons' 8-7 comeback win Saturday in the Rohrer Tournament final at Haddon Township. Dodson had come to the plate with two outs and Oakcrest down, 7-6, in the bottom of the seventh. Jailen Heard, who was on first, stole both second and third.
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February 12, 2015 | By Dwayne C. Nelson, Inquirer Staff Writer
Justyn Mutts got St. Augustine going early by dropping 10 of his 20 points in the first quarter, and the Hermits knocked off host Oakcrest, 65-52, on Tuesday in a Cape-Atlantic League National basketball game. The Hermits, ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, improved to 16-1. They have won 12 in a row. Sa'eed Nelson, who was 7 for 8 from the free-throw line, scored 11 points and Austin Kennedy added 12 points for St. Augustine. Trevor Little finished with 21 points for Oakcrest.
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January 11, 2015
BASKETBALL NONLEAGUE Egg Harbor Township 59, Oakcrest 46 (OT): Quanif Ames scored 11 of his 16 points in overtime to lift the host Eagles to victory. Carmine Fiore dropped in 19 points. Christian Estrada added 10 points. Gloucester Catholic 53, Vineland 38: Austin Regan had 14 points and 10 rebounds in a win at home. Keanu Kelii netted 12 points. Camden Academy Charter 63, Audubon 50: Desmond Hill recorded 32 points to lead the visiting Cougars. Dillon Tassi had 16 points for Audubon.
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January 9, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a winning streak hanging in the balance, Bridgeton senior guard Marquis Wilson converted two free throws with 19.9 seconds left to the seal the Bulldogs' 53-52 victory at Oakcrest in a Cape-Atlantic National game. Nazir Williams scored 10 of his 15 points for the visitors to clinch their fourth consecutive victory. Oakcrest's Vernon Burch did a little bit of everything. He scored 9 points, collected 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Cape-Atlantic American. Vineland notched its second win against Cumberland County rival Millville in 11 days, defeating the visting Thunderbolts, 53-41.
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October 19, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's a closer look at three South Jersey football games on Saturday, with predictions. Seneca (1-3) at Cherry Hill East (0-4), 11 a.m. The visiting Golden Eagles will look to bounce back from a tough loss to Cherry Hill West and keep alive their hopes for a berth in the South Jersey Group 3 tournament. Cherry Hill East seeks to snap a 14-game losing streak. Pick: Seneca, 17-13. Oakcrest (3-1) at Cedar Creek (2-2), 1 p.m. Oakcrest is a 36-35 loss to No. 15 Buena away from being 4-0 and the talk of the Cape National.
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June 2, 2014 | By Christian Hetrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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