September 30, 2015 |
Alexis Kasper scored a second-half goal off an assist from Micaela Coll to give Moorestown Friends a 1-0 victory over visiting Holy Spirit in a nonleague soccer match Monday. Gaelyn Gregory made 11 saves to earn the shutout. Also in nonleague play, Abby Corrato and Devon Fitzpatrick scored in the first half of host Cherokee's 2-1 victory over Williamstown. Olympic. Amirah Ali netted a hat trick in Eastern's 6-0 shutout at Camden Catholic. Maria Kokolis, Kate Lesniewski, and Rachel Wood also scored.
September 27, 2015 |
Joe Scafidi, 68, was early for 7:30 a.m. Mass on Friday, so he stood on the steps of St. Paul's Church on Christian Street and smoked a cigarette. A few people passed him on their way in, but, let's face it, not too many. The Anastasia produce truck was parked out front. Gone are the days when St. Paul's was the talk of the city, burying mobsters like Philip "Chicken Man" Testa and his son Salvatore. The old-timers still remember how people in the neighborhood disapproved. Now, eh, it's just Scafidi, Charlie "Chollie" Zambirro, 75, and a few other daily Mass-goers "keeping it real," as the Rev. John Large likes to say. Friday, an odd day in the life of a city waiting for Pope Francis, where giddy people rode on bicycles past national guardsmen on empty streets, there were nine.
September 25, 2015 |
Hammonton's Lacey Weissman scored twice in the first half Wednesday, and the visiting Blue Devils held on to top Triton, 2-0, in a Tri-County Conference soccer game. In other Tri-County action: Samantha Emmi scored in the second half to send Kingsway to a 1-0 win at Clearview. Mauri Jackson made 10 saves. Madison Devine and Kylie Guarente provided the scoring for GCIT in its 2-1 home win over Highland. Megan Lord and Maciana Mazzeo both scored two goals as host Glassboro stopped Salem, 6-1. Cape-Atlantic.
September 20, 2015 |
When the ball popped out of Chris Randle's hands midway through the fourth quarter, the entire feel of the game shifted. Clearview's Jarett Baker recovered Randle's fumble on Friday night and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown, making it a one-score game. For the first time, Clearview had real momentum. The energy was unmistakable for the Pioneers. Their bench felt it. Their home fans felt it. "But we just didn't change our attitudes," said Randle, Paul VI's senior running back.
September 5, 2015 |
Cesar Ruiz knew his life was changing when he boarded the airplane. He was a 16-year-old from Camden, on his way to Bradenton, Fla., to enroll at IMG Academy, a prestigious boarding school with a national-caliber athletic program. "When I got on the plane, I was nervous," Ruiz said. "I knew I was going to miss my mom. I knew I was going to be homesick. "But I told myself, 'I'm not going to make anything better by being sad and pouting.' "I knew I had to suck it up. " It's been a little more than a month since Ruiz, who would have been a junior at Camden, left the city and traveled to the prep school on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
September 4, 2015 |
Stefone Moore-Green is excited about playing football for Army, especially in that big game every season against Navy. But sports wasn't the driving force in the Paul VI senior's decision to attend the United States Military Academy. "To be honest, it was way besides sports," said Moore-Green, who committed to Army earlier this week. "It was everything else that comes with going there. It was the opportunity to go there and be set for life. " The 5-foot-8, 165-pound Moore-Green was recruited as a slotback and return man, according to Paul VI coach John Doherty.
September 4, 2015 |
Here's a look at the division races in South Jersey football this season: WJFL American Defending champion: Shawnee (5-0 record in 2014). Outlook: Shawnee lost 19 senior regulars from last season's South Jersey Group 4 title team, but the Renegades are in position to defend their division crown. Senior quarterback Mike Welsh (15 passing touchdowns, 13 rushing touchdowns) is a three-year starter and will team with senior wide receiver Anthony Mague, a William and Mary recruit, to form a top pass-catch combination.
August 29, 2015 |
Stefone Moore-Green doesn't play basketball. Unless Lonnie Moore is on the court, with a ball in his hands. "He doesn't care that he doesn't play (on an organized team)," Moore said. "If I'm playing and it's a pick-up game, he'll want to play against me. " Moore and Moore-Green are senior all-purpose players for the Paul VI football team in Haddon Township. Both are small and slight, by football standards. Both are speedy and shifty, by any standard. The one thing that binds them together is their competitiveness, especially with each other.
June 3, 2015 |
Alexa Toner couldn't have imagined a more daunting set of circumstances for her return to the pitching circle. She rose from the biggest challenge of her career and brought her Paul VI teammates along with her. After missing nearly three weeks with shoulder soreness, Toner took the mound Friday for the Non-Public South A semifinals to face St. John Vianney, the state's second-ranked team as well as the Eagles' tournament nemesis. "I was definitely nervous," Toner said. "That was the team that knocked us out the last two years.
May 31, 2015 |
Sam Sack had just seen what could go wrong when a softball player waits around for her teammate to drive her in. So she took matters into her own hands. Sack led off the top of the eighth inning with a home run, and fourth-seeded Paul VI held on for a 1-0 win over No. 1 St. John Vianney in a South Jersey Non-Public A semifinal. Paul VI pitcher Alex Toner had worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the previous half inning. The Eagles take on Notre Dame in the final Tuesday.