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.
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 24, 2014 |
Driving home after another Shawnee football victory, Jake Parola was struck by a seemingly odd but strangely familiar sight. Odd, because there was Parola's teammate and classmate, David Smith, on the ground under somebody else's vehicle. Familiar, because that was typical of Smith. "That's Dave," Parola said. "He's always helping somebody out. " Before long, both Smith and Parola were on the cold, dark ground on the side of Tabernacle Road, fixing a flat for the grandparents of a player from the opposing team.
November 29, 2014 |
Lenape football coach Tim McAneney has done a masterful job all season, and he was just as impressive during his postgame talk to the team Thursday. He spoke from the heart after a 10-7 victory at Shawnee, his squad's traditional Thanksgiving rival. "Seniors, forever you will remember this day, this game," he said. "The fellowship you have with each other is the most important, gentlemen. " There are so many reasons that this was such an emotional win. First, it came against Shawnee, a team that still owns a 34-8-2 edge in this rivalry.
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 17, 2014 |
Andrew Abbonizio rolled 226 in Game 1 of a 641 series to lead Shawnee past Camden Tech, 4-0, in an Olympic Conference boys' bowling match. Girls' Bowling Laken Owen rolled 220 in Game 3 of a 558 series to help Kingsway beat Gloucester Catholic, 4-0. In other Olympic Action: Gianna Guarracino had the high game (184) and high series (484) in Cherry Hill West's 3-1 win over Washington Township.
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.
January 22, 1999 |
The last time Shawnee and Rancocas Valley met in boys' basketball, they produced one of the most memorable games in recent South Jersey playoff history. Rancocas Valley beat the Renegades, 74-72, in double overtime for last year's South Jersey Group 4 championship. The two will renew their rivalry at 1 p.m. tomorrow in a nonconference game at Shawnee. Last year, Shawnee lost just twice all season, and both losses were to Rancocas Valley. Beating the Red Devils will be no easier this year.