May 21, 2015 |
The Montgomery sisters helped sixth-seeded Rancocas Valley spring a 9-8 upset Tuesday at No. 3 Cherokee in the South Jersey Group 4 lacrosse quarterfinals. Mekenzie and Mekayla Montgomery each scored three goals. Danielle Garfole, Peyton Sventy and Abigail O'Neill each had a goal to round out the scoring. Lenape 16, Freehold Township 1 - Gabrielle Fornia's four goals and five assists powered the top-seeded Indians to a win over the visiting, No. 9 seeded Patriots. Natalie Peel scored four goals and added an assist.
May 17, 2015 |
After four seasons playing lacrosse on the bright green turf that Cherry Hill East calls home, Jesse Viggiano figured he had seen just about everything. But the final minutes of the final home game of his high school career were nothing if not unique. "I was fighting for my life, honestly," the senior goalie said. "I was standing in the cage - I almost threw up - my emotions were all over the place. "But I just decided I wasn't going to let this one get away from us. " Viggiano reeled in his emotions and made two game-saving stops in double overtime before freshman Eric Sherman's winner in triple overtime sealed a thrilling 9-8 win for the Cherry Hill East over Rancocas Valley on Friday in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament.
May 16, 2015 |
Eastern's Sam Mlkvy turned faceoffs into a formality on Thursday afternoon. The Cincinnati-bound senior grabbed 17 draw controls and scored 10 goals as the fifth-seeded Vikings dispatched visiting No. 12 Southern Regional, 18-9, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 girls' lacrosse tournament. Mlkvy shattered Eastern's single-season draw-control record of 84 and now has 100. She also had two assists and nine ground balls. Clearview 19, Absegami 2 - Ali Donohue scored three goals, including the 100th of her career, to lead host No. 4 Clearview past No. 13 Absegami.
April 26, 2015 |
Flying through each leg of their heat, the Rancocas Valley boys' 4x100 meter track quartet crossed the finish line first Friday morning at the Penn Relays. Their time of 42.85 seconds was by far the fastest any South Jersey team ran. But it wasn't quite good enough. The relay, made up of junior JeSean Foster and seniors Dyson Scott, Ellis-Bradley, and Sterling Pierce, was the ninth-fastest of the more than 250 teams that competed Friday at Franklin Field. The top eight qualified for the championship final; Rancocas Valley was .03 seconds behind Bowie, Md. for the final spot.
April 26, 2015 |
Matt Anderson rounded third base, looked up, and locked his eyes on what was waiting for him. The only thing standing between Anderson and a two-run, inside-the-park home run was a catcher blocking home plate, the ball secured in his glove. It's a situation that leaves few options for a baserunner. "I didn't have a lane," said Anderson, a big, scrappy third baseman for Lenape. "So I had to go over him. " Anderson dislodged the ball, completing the highlight of a 10-run ninth inning in Lenape's 13-3 extra-innings win at rival Cherokee on Saturday afternoon.
April 25, 2015 |
Lauren Dwyer may have pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts Thursday, but what the she did at the plate was just as noteworthy. The senior belted her seventh home run of the season in the fourth inning, tying a Buena record in an 11-0 win at Wildwood Catholic in a Cape-Atlantic softball game. Lynnsie Collins also hit a home run. Abi Thomas went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and a pair of runs. Sam Fiocchi scored three runs. Olympic. Kristi DiMeo went 4 for 4 with a home run, two doubles, and two RBIs to power Bishop Eustace at Timber Creek, 5-1. Lauren Sandelier had two hits, including a triple, and three RBIs to help Washington Township defeat Shawnee, 7-5, at home.
April 13, 2015 |
Clare Monaghan and Natalia Marrone each netted three goals, and a six-goal surge in the second half gave host Bishop Eustace the edge over Rancocas Valley, 14-12, in the Crusader Lacrosse Challenge. Kristen Biche, Ally Criscuolo, Camille Marsdale, and Molly Monaghan each scored twice. Mekayla Montgomery netted six goals for the Red Devils. Also at the showcase: Haley Pawliczek and Nicole Zaso scored three goals each to lead Cherry Hill East over Mainland, 17-8. Renee Powers and Rachel Becker each netted two. Alex Fitzpatrick had seven scores as Northern Burlington defeated Millville, 18-5.
April 10, 2015 |
Kieran Burns proved he belonged on the mound Wednesday afternoon. The sophomore pitcher threw a complete game with five strikeouts and went 2 for 5 with an RBI in his first career win for Haddon Township in a 13-2 victory over LEAP Academy in nonleague play. Burns only let up three hits. Troy Kondrla added a double. Burlington County. Ben Youngberg and Brendan Pell each had a double in Delran's 10-0 defeat of visiting Willingboro. ESPN Wide World of Sports. Michael Walsh hit a triple to lift Shawnee past Kenosha Bradford (Wisc.)
April 8, 2015 |
Ashley Rey went 5 for 5 with six RBIs and four runs to help Glassboro roll over visiting Haddonfield, 19-2, Monday in a nonleague softball game. Nicole Thompson was also perfect at the plate for the Bulldogs, going 4 for 4 with a double and triple. Nicolette Barrange had a double and triple for Haddonfield. In other nonleague action, Lauren Booth scored three runs as visiting Maple Shade edged Cherry Hill West, 5-4. Lacrosse Julia Averill, Shannon Forbes, Morgan Gates, and Grace Shallow each scored twice to lift visiting Cinnaminson, 11-6, over Mainland in a nonleague game.
March 18, 2015 |
During World War II, there was a shortage of high school physical education teachers in South Jersey, Richard Amber recalled. His future wife, Ruth Martino, had just graduated from Glassboro State Teachers College, with elementary school classrooms in mind. "But a coach in Glassboro said, 'There's an opening up there,' as a physical education teacher at what is now Rancocas Valley Regional High School, 'and you better get that job.' " She did. And so are careers begun. Ruth Martino Amber, 91, of Mount Holly, who eventually was an elementary schoolteacher in Beverly for 21 years, died on Friday, March 13, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly.