May 20, 2015 |
There was no mystery to Sterling's mastery of West Deptford on Monday night. The Silver Knights beat the Eagles for the sixth time in the last two seasons behind senior Andrew Miller, who was dominant on the mound and also delivered the game's biggest hit. Miller, a lefthander and Maryland recruit, pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts as 14th-seeded Sterling stunned third-seeded West Deptford, 5-1, in the first round of the South Jersey Group...
December 18, 2014 |
The drills were run with precision, while the head coach continually offered advice. But just like her playing days, Jackie Mulligan had her emotions well in check. Not a yeller, or screamer, she commands respect simply with her presence. And her resume sure doesn't hurt either. Mulligan is in her first season as Haddonfield's girls' basketball coach. The Bulldogs open their season Friday against Collingswood. Mulligan has not been a head coach since 2005, is the mother of three daughters (ages 10, 8, and 6)
October 16, 2014 |
When the ball hit the back of the net, the game's star ran toward a crowd of screaming fans. Arms open in celebration, Jelani James made a Lambeau Leap into the stands at Sterling. It was the biggest moment in the last 28 years of Sterling boys' soccer. The atmosphere, so perfect for such a big moment, was due in part to fate. The performance, though, was all heart - the culmination of years of hard work, of clawing into relevance in one of the area's mostly hotly contested conferences.
September 2, 2014 |
When Davon Tucker and J.T. Thompson walked into Sterling High School as freshmen, the Silver Knights football program wasn't a Colonial Conference championship contender. They weren't a threat in South Jersey Group 2, either. Sterling, in the three years before Tucker and Thompson and their classmates joined new coach Clint Wiley's program, had fallen on hard times: a 6-24 record, sparse crowds in the home stands on Friday nights, little enthusiasm for the football team in the school's halls.
April 20, 2014 |
Donovan Casey brought order to the chaos of a crazy Colonial Conference baseball game. But the Sterling senior wasn't happy after his team's 15-8 victory over Haddon Heights in a ragged clash of old rivals and Liberty Division contenders Friday morning. "Even though we won by a lot, we didn't play to our potential," Casey said. Casey, a Boston College recruit, earned a three-inning save for host Sterling by retiring all nine batters he faced, with four strikeouts. He also rapped a pair of RBI singles.
October 19, 2013 |
For J.T. Thompson, the best thing about Sterling's football game against Haddonfield last Friday was the result. The conditions were a close second. "It was perfect," Thompson said of the rain that turned Sterling's field into something of a Somerdale Swamp. "Everybody was my speed. It was like when you were a little kid and you liked to play in the mud. " Here's the thing about Thompson, a 5-foot-11, 263-pound, two-way junior lineman who has led Sterling to its best start in 20 years: He plays every game as if he's in the mud. He practices that way, too. "He's the kind of kid you want to build your program around," Sterling coach Clint Wiley said.
April 11, 2013 |
Less than a week after smacking her 100th career hit, Eastern senior Madison Tiernan stole her 100th base in the Vikings' 16-1 victory over visiting Bishop Eustace in Olympic Conference softball. Tiernan, already the school's all-time stolen-base leader, legged out hits in all four of her at-bats and became the charter member of Eastern's 100-100 club. In another Olympic matchup, Washington Township's Kristen Turner fell a double short of the cycle, homering, tripling, and singling as the Minutemaids eased past visiting Paul VI, 8-2. Jessica Hughes added a two-run homer, and Jenna Mills pitched a complete game, striking out seven.
April 11, 2013
Spotlight on: Sterling senior Tori Shinkowitz In the middle of a 100-degree summer day, Michelle Claybourn was playing tennis at Sterling High School, just for fun. At one point, her playing partner stopped the game, walked over, and pointed. "That's her," Claybourn's playing partner said, motioning toward a girl running by herself around the perimeter of the school. "That's Tori Shinkowitz. " Claybourn had heard about Shinkowitz and the talent the eighth grader would bring to her Sterling girls' lacrosse program.
March 3, 2013 |
As the players go through the NJSIAA boys' and girls' basketball tournaments, it's difficult to appreciate the frenzied atmosphere this one-and-done format creates. That's because everybody is so focused on getting to the next game. Still, Sterling senior guard Marcus Taylor has been able to take a brief moment here and there to soak in the maddening and euphoric atmosphere that this one-and-done tournament creates. Taylor helped prolong his career with Friday's stunning 62-53 semifinal win over top seed Haddonfield.
March 3, 2013 |
As the players go through the NJSIAA boys' and girls' basketball tournaments, it's difficult to appreciate the frenzied atmosphere this one-and-done format creates. That's because everybody is so focused on getting to the next game. Still, Sterling senior guard Marcus Taylor has been able to take a brief moment here and there to soak in the maddening and euphoric atmosphere. Taylor helped prolong his career with Friday's stunning 62-53 semifinal win over top-seed Haddonfield.