November 4, 1994 |
Moorestown proved itself far better than any other girls' tennis team in the state this season. The Quakers did it with style, whipping Ramapo, 5-0, on Wednesday to win the Tournament of Champions and finish 33-0. En route to the overall state title, Moorestown collected the state Group 2 crown. And now the Quakers have finished No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey Top 15. "In a way, it's too bad that there isn't some other level to go, but we've known that all along," Moorestown coach Bill Kingston said after Wednesday's match.
March 22, 2015 |
HERSHEY,Pa. - There was only one word to describe the performance of the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team as soon as they stepped on the floor of the Giant Center in Hershey: Dominant. From the opening tip to the final buzzer, there was no doubt as the nation's top-ranked team avenged last year's loss in the state final by defeating the defending champions, Seton-LaSalle, 79-34, in the PIAA Class AA title game. Powered by A.J. Timbers' 20 points in a spectacular shooting afternoon from three-point land, Goretti finished the perfect season, going 30-0.
June 12, 2016 |
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - After the game, the crowd stood and chanted in unison. "EHT! EHT! EHT!" It was a final nod to the Egg Harbor Township softball team - a fiery, fearless group of girls that captivated an entire community. The team gathered in the outfield. And before the coaches could address them, the seniors - well-spoken and poised beyond their years - stood up, wiped away a few tears, and tried to put a wild, once-in-a-lifetime ride in perspective. "We finished this season 24-1.
June 10, 2012 |
UNION, N.J. - With 14 minutes left in the game, it was vintage Moorestown. A comfortable eight-goal lead. The team running like a machine. And the writing on the wall for another girls' lacrosse Tournament of Champions title. Nine minutes later, Mary Flick walked into the draw circle with the weight of a perfect season on her shoulders. Later, after her team ultimately escaped a 12-11 winner over Chatham on Saturday at Kean University, she readily and loudly conceded: "I was freaking out. " It didn't show.
March 4, 2004
AND OH! That was the record after every St. Joe's Hawks game this perfect season. They ran the table - 27-0 to be precise. That's where we want to freeze it in time. Yes we know there is an Atlantic 10 conference and the NCAA tournament to follow. Philly fans may see this record as little more than a perfect prelude to be validated or nullified in post-season play. Well excuse us for breaking tradition but this mark is too important to get lost in March madness. No matter what happens from here, the Hawks have achieved collegiate perfection, something that hasn't happened since UNLV's run in '91. The Hawks have brought glory home to local college hoops fans, who haven't had a chance to get championship-level stupid since Villanova won it all in '85. We owe it to ourselves to savor this one starting now. We owe it to Phil Martelli, the perennial St. Joe's assistant who finally got the first chair 10 years ago. We owe it to Jameer Nelson, the human distributor who kept this engine humming for one more perfect season instead of bolting to the NBA a year ago. Everything else is gravy.
March 27, 2005 |
Josh Hedgeman, who directed Schalick High to a 12-0 football record and its second straight South Jersey Group 1 title last fall, has resigned as the Cougars' head coach. "He's doing grad work toward getting his administration certificate and I think that was stimulating his decision to step down," Schalick athletic director Dave Ewart said last night. Hedgeman, who compiled a 37-27 record in six years, was not available to comment. Schalick went 1-9 in Hedgeman's first year, then compiled back-to-back 3-7 seasons.
May 24, 2016 |
Eileen Hennessy needed to go for a run. Hours before, her Penn Charter softball team suffered its first loss of the season, a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat that Episcopal Academy won in walk-off fashion. The loss ruined the Quakers' chance at a perfect season and the opportunity to be the first team in league history to finish 12-0 in Inter-Ac play. And so, after "snapping" on her mother, Denise, during the car ride home and then talking about the game with her father, Jamie, the senior third baseman decided it would be best for her to go into her Chalfont neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia and jog a couple of miles.
March 22, 2014 |
When the Spring-Ford girls' basketball team walks into Hershey's Giant Center on Friday evening, things are really going to feel familiar. The site is where the Rams won their first PIAA Class AAAA state championship a season ago. And the opponent, Cumberland Valley, is the squad Spring-Ford beat for the state crown. The Rams also faced the Eagles in a scrimmage and the regular-season finale this year. So, yes, for Sammy Stipa, Shelby Mueller, and Maggie Locke - all players who made significant contributions on the court at Hershey in the past - walking back onto the floor is sure to bring a flood of memories.
June 11, 2010 |
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - Nikola Kocovic tried everything. The Lenape senior tried spinning his serve to his opponent's backhand. He tried changing the pace and placement of his ground strokes. He tried reaching deep into his bag of tennis tricks. But in the last match of his illustrious career, Kocovic couldn't find a consistent counter to the power and precision of Michael Lippens' forehand and first serve. "He deserved to win," a gracious Kocovic said after Lippens won the state singles title Thursday with a 6-2, 6-3 victory at Mercer County Park.