March 19, 2015 |
No matter what else happens, the Shore Conference will send a team to the girls' Tournament of Champions final this weekend. St. John's Vianney defeated New Providence, 63-39, Tuesday night in a Tournament of Champions quarterfinal at Pine Belt Arena. St. John Vianney, the Non-Public A champion, will play league foe St. Rose in a semifinal on Thursday. St. Rose won the Non-Public B championship. Kimi Evans led St. John Vianney with 15 points and Kelly Campbell scored 12. Katie Kinum scored 14 to lead New Providence, the Group 1 champion.
September 8, 2013 |
S.J. Group 5: Williamstown. The defending-champion Braves return their offensive backfield and have one of South Jersey's top all-around players, senior Marques Little. But this group has plenty of legitimate contenders, such as Cherokee, Eastern, Millville, Rancocas Valley, and Southern. S.J. Group 4: Timber Creek. The Chargers have talent across the board and a seasoned senior quarterback in Dan Williams, and they play with a confidence bred from back-to-back sectional titles.
November 7, 1996 |
All the preparation is finally over. The many miles logged during the summer and early fall to build a base, the dual-meet season, and the work to get ready for the final three weeks of cross-country are in the past. On Saturday, the best public-school teams in South Jersey will vie for the four group titles while the parochial schools compete in one race at Kingsway. Ten races (boys' and girls') will determine the best in the area this season. The top five teams and the top 10 individuals will advance to the Nov. 16 NJSIAA state sectional championships at Holmdel Park.
May 19, 1992 |
The executive committee of the NJSIAA voted yesterday to bring the state wrestling finals back to Atlantic City Convention Hall. The championship tournament was held in Atlantic City for the first time in 1992, and figures released yesterday showed the state body made a profit of $17,360 under the new format. In 1991, with the tournament at Princeton's Jadwin Gym, the profit was $1,257. "We are very happy that the wrestling committee recommended returning to Atlantic City," said Roy Schleicher, assistant director of the NJSIAA, "because we were excited about the way we were treated there.
December 12, 1994 |
Don't expect any major upheaval around the Oakcrest wrestling program this season. Yes, the Falcons have a new head coach after six highly successful seasons under Doug Cervi. But indications are that, if ever the stage was set for a smooth transition, it is set in Mays Landing. The new coach is a familiar face. Harry Whittley joined the Oakcrest program when Cervi did, and there is an obvious advantage to knowing your personnel. "Of course, just about all our starters graduated last year," Whittley said recently.
February 19, 2012 |
Baseball has the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic, and boys' and girls' soccer have the South Jersey Coaches Association tournaments. Softball has tournaments - not showcases - at Hammonton and Rancocas Valley that bring together many of the best teams in South Jersey. Girls' basketball has the burgeoning South Jersey Invitational tournament. There's nothing like that in South Jersey boys' basketball, and that's a shame. But coaches and officials from the Olympic, Colonial, Tri-County and Burlington County conferences would be wise to follow the lead of the Cape-Atlantic League, which has injected a heavy dose of excitement into the last week of the long regular season.
November 17, 2010 |
NEPTUNE, N.J. - It took a shot few could execute against a team few could beat, but the Lenape girls' soccer team returned to its accustomed position here in the third week of November, accomplishing something few could dream of. The Indians have won three consecutive state Group 4 titles and earned a fourth trip with Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over Jackson at Neptune Memorial Field. And though the Indians (22-1-2) haven't budged much from their place atop The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, and the state ratings as well, what's most impressive is how they have overcome monumental challenges just to play that final game of the season.
March 28, 2001 |
The South Jersey girls' basketball season and the record books gleamed Sterling silver this year, as the Knights won not only a state title but the Tournament of Champions as well. Several other area small schools finished strong as well. In addition to Sterling's taking Group 2, Sacred Heart captured Parochial B and Wildwood won Group 1. Teams in Groups 3, 4 and Parochial A were swallowed in tournament play by schools from the Shore Conference. Sterling etched its name in the annals of South Jersey girls' basketball by winning the TOC, the first school from the seven-county area to do so. Silver Knights star forward Jessica Copskey was the leading scorer in South Jersey and became the first girl to score more than 1,000 points in a season.
February 19, 2005 |
The playoff season is officially here, and the eliminations have begun. But the brackets only provide a sense of who is swimming against whom - not the subtext of each matchup. The West Deptford girls' team ended its inaugural season on a positive note, even if the girls did lose to Ocean City in the first round of the playoffs. The loss didn't cause any tears, according to West Deptford coach Barb Haulenbeek. Instead, most of the girls were able to drop time in the final meet of the year.
May 13, 1993 |
The NJSIAA team championships in tennis will begin this week, with six South Jersey champions to be determined on May 25. Four of the six groups have strong favorites and one other includes a slight favorite. The sixth is wide open. Here is a look at what could happen in the next two weeks: GROUP 1. Haddonfield has won the South Jersey Group 1 title for 10 straight years and was the only team from the seven-county South Jersey area to win a state title in 1992. The Bulldogs are strong favorites, with potential competition from Haddon Township, a Colonial Conference rival, or surprising Burlington of the Burlington County League Freedom Division.