May 31, 2013 |
With one swing, Connor Gilligan helped launch Shawnee's softball team into the sectional final. Gilligan hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the Renegades' 3-2 victory over Eastern in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Renegades trailed the second seeds before Gilligan's shot gave them a 2-1 advantage. Shawnee tacked on an insurance run later in the inning, and that was vital because Eastern battled back with a run in the bottom half of the inning.
November 30, 2013 |
Anthony DiOrio said the short sleeves were a "personal preference. " His other wardrobe choice on one of the coldest, windiest days of the football season was a little more complicated. "If I would have worn leggings, my dad would have yelled at me," DiOrio said with a laugh. Football and family have forever been entwined for DiOrio, who ran for 192 yards and two touchdowns to lead Shawnee to a 20-13 victory over school-district rival Lenape on Thursday. DiOrio played three seasons at Shawnee with his older brother Rob, now a freshman at Penn.
May 30, 2013 |
Shawnee was fire. Shawnee was ice. "The last two practices, that's all we talked about, 'Be calm and composed,' " Shawnee coach Janae Zechman said after her team's 17-2 victory over Eastern on Wednesday in the South Jersey Group 4 final in girls' lacrosse. Zechman knew her team would be motivated by twin opportunities: to win a sectional title and to avenge an 11-10 loss to Eastern on May 9. The key would be to keep that emotion in check, to combine cool efficiency with relentless determination.
November 17, 2013 |
It was a game with more punts than completed passes. It was old-school football, played mostly between the tackles and between the 30-yard lines. It was a black-and-blue ballet. "It was brutal," Shawnee running back Anthony DiOrio. "A slugfest," Hammonton coach Pete Lancetta called it. In the end, Shawnee emerged with a 10-7 victory over Hammonton in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 tournament before a large crowd at the Blue Devils' field Friday night. The sixth-seeded Renegades (6-3)
February 25, 1991 |
Shawnee outrebounded Florence by 17 yesterday en route to its 14th consecutive victory, a 70-54 win over the Flashes at Burlington County College. The contest was the championship game between the division winners of the Burlington County League. Next year, the league will switch to three divisions. Shawnee (22-2) is No. 3 in The Inquirer's Top 10. Florence, which shared the Burlington-Freedom title with Bordentown, is 17-6. Shawnee's lead, which was up to 15 points in the third quarter, was reduced to 53-47 on a basket by Florence junior Carey Kessler with 5 minutes, 57 seconds left.
November 11, 2001 |
Kiley Graham vowed she would be the Shawnee field hockey team's loudest cheerleader. Little did Graham know that she would be the player responsible for the biggest ovation. The freshman forward came off the bench to score the decisive goal with 24 minutes left in regulation time as the third-seeded Renegades knocked off top-seeded Cherokee yesterday, 1-0, in the Central Jersey Group 4 championship game. Shawnee (18-3-2) will meet Eastern (20-0-0), the South Jersey champion, in a state Group 4 semifinal Wednesday at Cherokee.
September 14, 2010
Shawnee junior goalie Mike Hartmann posted shutouts in his first two games over teams that were in The Inquirer's preseason South Jersey Top 10. The Renegades opened with a scoreless draw against Eastern. Monday, they earned a 2-0 victory over Cherry Hill West. "Mike is probably the best shot stopper I ever played with," Shawnee forward Kyle Franks said. In a year in which there are several top goalkeepers, Hartmann certainly should be on that list. "I think he is one of the better goalies around," Shawnee coach Brian Gibney said.
November 5, 2001 |
For a team that is making its first-ever appearance in the South Jersey Boys' Soccer Coaches Tournament, Camden Catholic sure wants to prolong its stay. While some teams look at the coaches tournament as a secondary event behind the state tournament, Camden Catholic views it on equal footing - and its enthusiasm is obvious. The Irish scored two goals in the first four minutes and continued their record-setting season with yesterday's 6-0 shutout of Delran in a coaches tournament semifinal at Sterling.
December 30, 1992 |
The Beach Ball Classic, considered high school's answer to March Madness, will have an all Philadelphia-area final tonight. Second-seeded Shawnee did its part in last night's second semifinal with an impressive 52-44 victory over Artesia, of Lakewood, Calif. The Renegades (4-0) will meet Simon Gratz, the nation's top-rated team and a 66-45 winner last night over Westover of Albany, Ga. "Gratz is awesome," said Shawnee coach Joe Kessler. "We're going to have to play real well to be in the game, but stranger things have happened.
May 16, 2001 |
When Tim Gushue first sat down with his assistants to discuss the boys' track and field season, the longtime Shawnee coach wasn't optimistic. "The outlook back in February was pretty bleak," Gushue said. "So I'm really pleased with the outcome. " That outcome, at least for the regular season, was finalized Monday when the Renegades clinched a share of their second division title. Going into the final day of dual-meet competition, Shawnee was tied with Eastern and Lenape atop the Olympic Conference American Division.