November 17, 2015 |
Tim McAneney and his coaches didn't talk about it. But they knew it was "out there. " This is the 57th season of Lenape football. Before Friday night, the Indians had never won a playoff game. That bit of business was checked off the list when Lenape survived a tough battle with Rancocas Valley, 7-0, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 5 tournament. "We didn't talk about making history," McAneney said. "But the kids knew it was out there. They've heard about it for the last two years.
November 1, 2015 |
Very little has come easy for Kingsway this football season, but it's one that could have some more meaningful games. The Dragons have played a treacherous schedule and been competitive in every game. Kingsway played its fifth game Friday against a team in The Inquirer's current Top 25. Behind three touchdowns by junior Anthony Seas, visiting Kingsway earned a 19-14 win over No. 12 Paul VI. The No. 17 Dragons (4-3) kept their South Jersey Group 5 playoff hopes very much alive.
October 31, 2015 |
No. 17 Kingsway at No. 12 Paul VI: The host Eagles' senior linebacker John Santini leads a run defense that will be challenged by junior back Anthony Seas and the Dragons' potent ground game Pick: Paul VI, 20-19. Oakcrest at Bridgeton: The host Bulldogs have won four in a row behind junior all-purpose Markquese Bell, who is one of the state's top recriuits in the class of 2017. Pick: Bridgeton, 26-24. Rancocas Valley at No. 8 Cherokee: The host Chiefs will look to bounce back from a tough loss to school-district rival Shawnee.
October 25, 2015 |
There's no such thing as a bad time to score a golden goal. But Eastern senior Tom McElroy picked a particularly good time for the first one of his life. McElroy's goal in overtime lifted Eastern a 2-1 victory over Haddonfield in the boys' quarterfinals of the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association tournament Friday afternoon. Eastern (13-4), the No. 5 seed, advances to face No. 1 Washington Township in the semifinals Sunday at Paul VI. The title game is Oct. 31 at Paul VI. McElroy scored with 4 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the first overtime on a header off a mad scramble in front of the Haddonfield goal.
October 24, 2015 |
Deep in a desperate fourth quarter, Mark Chaney's motor still was going strong. So was his mouth. "I've always been like that," said Chaney, a two-way senior lineman for the Delsea football team. "My family taught me to leave it all out there. " Chaney talked a good game that Saturday earlier this month against rival Paul VI, and he played a good game as well. He helped rally Delsea to a 35-34 victory with strong blocking along the offensive line, disruptive work along the defensive line - and a steady patter of positive reinforcement for his teammates.
October 5, 2015 |
Taj Summiel doesn't dream about dramatic comeback victories. "Actually, I'd prefer to be up 40-0," said Summiel, a junior all-purpose standout for Delsea. For the second week in a row, Delsea rallied from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter for a remarkable victory. For the second week in a row, Summiel was front and center in the Crusaders' rally. On Saturday, with Delsea now lodged in the No. 1 spot in The Inquirer's Top 25, Summiel went 24 yards around left end for a touchdown with 1 minute, 24 seconds left to finish another comeback as the Crusaders stunned Paul VI, 35-34.
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.