November 18, 2009 |
Ocean City senior Colleen Slaughter looks forward to playing Eastern in a semifinal of the field hockey Tournament of Champions at 5:30 p.m. today at Hunterdon Central. Not many players or teams are so eager to take on the Vikings, who just won their 11th consecutive state Group 4 title, a national record. "I want to play Eastern because they beat us in a [preseason] scrimmage," said Slaughter, Ocean City's leading season and career scorer of all time with 51 and 92 goals, respectively.
November 16, 2009 |
Colleen Slaughter has had two penalty strokes in her illustrious field hockey career at Ocean City. One of them was yesterday at Toms River East, and it couldn't have come at a more dramatic moment in the state Group 3 final with Warren Hills. With the score tied, 1-1, in overtime, Slaughter crouched with her stick forward, concentrating on the ball as a hush fell over a loud crowd. The senior then launched a shot upward. It entered the cage at a high angle, bounced off the top of the net and hit the ground near goaltender Sammie Rimback.
December 8, 1996 |
Kevin Sinclair has gained huge chunks of yardage in all sorts of weather against a variety of stacked defenses. Yesterday, playing in miserable conditions, the record-setting Ocean City senior saved his best performance for his final high school game. Despite running on a slippery artificial-turf field and against a defense that was keying on his every move, Sinclair gained a career-high 276 yards on 35 carries and scored all four touchdowns in Ocean City's 27-7 victory over Shawnee in yesterday's South Jersey Group 4 final at the College of New Jersey.
June 6, 2010 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Ocean City first baseman Tyler Reich refused to take the bait. Shortly after his team lost, 15-3, to Cranford in the state Group 3 baseball championship at Toms River North, Reich wasn't in a mood to reflect on a successful season. The game ended after 41/2 innings because of the 10-run rule. Even though Ocean City (21-9) enjoyed a landmark season, Reich, who went 3 for 3 with an RBI, could focus only on the matter at hand. "Today we played like we didn't deserve to be on the field," said Reich, a Villanova recruit.
September 20, 1987 |
Sophomore Tyrone Rolls scored 2 touchdowns yesterday to spark Ocean City to an 18-0 win over Absegami in the opener for the two Cape-Atlantic League schools. The game was the first in Division I (bigger schools) of the CAL for Absegami, a contender last year in Division II. It was the first time the two schools have met in 10 years. Rolls, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound running back, went over from 33 yards out with 8:21 left in the first half. He later scored on a 25-yard scamper with 5:52 left in the third period.
November 12, 2001 |
Ocean City is a perennial candidate for a state title run, while Gateway is entering unchartered waters. The two South Jersey champions will be in action when the NJSIAA field hockey tournament resumes tomorrow with state semifinal action in Groups 1 and 3. Here is a preview: Group 1. Gateway (18-4) vs. Shore Regional (21-1), Red Bank Regional, 2 p.m. Gateway won its first sectional title since 1971 with a 4-1 win over Pennsville on Thursday. The Gators will be the underdog against Shore, but the team does not have to look any further than Colonial Conference foe Collingswood for inspiration.
July 25, 1986 |
Sunday will be a day of rest for some Ocean City merchants this weekend, whether they like it or not. Mayor Roy Gillian yesterday vowed to enforce to the fullest the 107-year- old shore community's so-called "blue law," barring Sunday sales of many items, after City Council refused to grant merchants a moratorium until after the Labor Day holiday. Merchants sought a delay in reinstating the sales ordinance after the New Jersey Supreme Court Wednesday overturned lower court decisions that threw out Ocean City's blue law, as well as those of two towns in North Jersey.
May 17, 1999 |
A Willow Grove man shot his mother-in-law to death, then turned the gun on himself Saturday night, in what cops are calling a murder-suicide in usually tranquil Ocean City, N.J. James Worth, 56, is believed to have shot his mother-in-law, Grace Erwin, 87, of Philadelphia, several times inside Erwin's beachfront vacation home before shooting himself in the head as Ocean City cops closed in. Police are still searching for a motive in the...
March 29, 1991 |
When the girls' track and field season opens Monday afternoon, the big question will be: Can anyone catch Ocean City and Shawnee? Kingsway, Vineland, Clearview and Paul VI will challenge for the top, but Shawnee and Ocean City appear to be the two top teams in South Jersey. Fortunately for fans of the sport, the two will meet at Shawnee on April 11, so all controversy will be resolved. Ocean City is the defending South Jersey Group 3 champion, and Shawnee is the defending South Jersey Group 4 champ.
October 18, 2006 |
Ocean City, defending champion of the South Jersey Soccer Coaches' Association boys' tournament, is preparing to host Lenape in the second round Friday. Rafael Duarte, who scored both Ocean City goals against Cumberland in a 2-0 first-round victory Friday, will present a big problem for the Indians. Duarte had 25 goals as of yesterday. The 6-foot-2, 160-pound senior captain led South Jersey in scoring last year with 38 goals. Duarte, a forward and a midfielder, is one of six starters who can play more than one position for the Red Raiders.