January 4, 2016 |
We've turned the page on 2015. It's in the books. But here's one last look back at 15 signature events in South Jersey sports during the last calendar year: 15 Camden wins fourth straight South Jersey title in boys' basketball. Camden's stingy defense led the way in a 48-40 victory over Haddonfield before an overflow crowd in the Bulldawgs' gym in early March. Junior Jamal Holloway grabbed 17 rebounds, and junior Brad Hawkins scored 14, going 4 for 4 from the foul line in the last 44 seconds.
November 23, 2015 |
HERSHEY - The chant rang out enthusiastically from the Central Bucks East student section with four minutes remaining in the PIAA Class AAA boys' soccer championship. East . . . East! One . . . One! Champs . . . Champs! It may have been a little early to declare the game over, but the cheering wasn't at all premature. From the moment the Patriots walked onto the turf Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium they looked like the undefeated juggernaut that has rolled through opponents this season.
October 12, 2015 |
Brothers Josh Hoey and Jaxson Hoey finished eighth and ninth, respectively, to lead Downingtown West to a team victory Saturday in the Eastern States cross-country championship race at the Manhattan High School Invitational in New York. Sophomore Josh finished the 2.5-mile run at the Bronx's Van Cortlandt Park in 12 minutes, 28 seconds. Jaxson, a senior, finished one second behind him. Teammate Henry Sappey finished 28th in 12:48. In the Eastern States girls' race, senior Olivia Sargent finished eighth in a time of 14:31, helping Pennsbury to a second-place finish.
May 22, 2015 |
For the second straight year, the Haddonfield tennis team will be advancing to the Tournament of Champions. The Bulldawgs beat Mountain Lakes, 5-0, in the final of the NJSIAA Group 1 tournament at Mercer County Park in West Windsor Wednesday. Haddonfield beat New Providence, 5-0, in the semifinals. Tommy Dodson, Sam Oberholtzer, and Mike Alberto each won in straight sets in the final. In doubles play, Stephen Quickel and Cameron Kohs won the first match, 6-4 and 6-1. Alex Samaha and Nick Dante won the second-doubles match, 6-4 and 6-3. Dodson, Oberholtzer, and Alberto didn't drop a game in the semifinals.
March 23, 2015 |
Nicholas Bohatiuk scored four goals and had an assist as Holy Ghost Prep captured the Pennsylvania Cup Class AAA ice hockey title Saturday by beating Canon-McMillan, 6-4, at Penn State. Kyle Peters rounded out the scoring for the Firebirds, netting two goals in the second period. Peters also earned an assist on Bohatiuk's final score. Pennsylvania Cup Class A Final. Brett Christie scored the go-ahead goal, and Michael Grande added two late goals to seal it as West Chester Rustin topped Mars, 5-2, to take home its second straight state championship.
February 23, 2015 |
It took only six minutes. Six points, two steals, and two rebounds later, Yndiah Bobo had taken over the game. Bobo's intensity on both ends of the floor helped the Shipley girls' basketball team extend its lead in the fourth quarter. The Gators went on to win a second straight Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state championship by defeating Germantown Academy, 53-49, Saturday at Malvern Prep. It was a performance like one senior guard Nia Holland has so often put on for the Gators in her four seasons.
December 13, 2014 |
Archbishop Wood is on the doorstep of a third state title. In their fifth championship-game appearance in seven seasons, the Vikings (13-1) clash with District 7's Central Valley (15-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at Hersheypark Stadium. Central Valley, of suburban Pittsburgh, was founded five years ago after the merger of the Center Area and Monaca school districts. Wood is focused on slowing Warriors running back Jordan Whitehead. The 6-foot, 185-pounder has carried 135 times for 1,899 yards and 22 touchdowns.
November 16, 2014 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Casey Kilchrist's gloves were off, literally. When the PIAA Class AA girls' soccer final started Saturday morning, the Villa Joseph Marie sophomore, like many of the Jems, had black gloves on to keep warm in the 35-degree weather at Hersheypark Stadium. Then she scored a goal in the first two minutes of the contest, and the game wasn't even five minutes old when Kilchrist ran to the sideline to throw off the gloves. They had served their purpose; Kilchrist was warm enough.
June 9, 2014 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - All season, Mainland pitched with authority and played airtight defense. That didn't change in the state final. But the Mustangs left this Ocean County town in a horn-honking, five-bus caravan late Saturday afternoon because they picked the biggest game in the program's history to generate some clutch offense. "That's always been the question for us," Mainland coach Bill Kern said after his team captured the school's first state crown in baseball with a 5-3 victory over Mount Olive in the Group 3 title game at Toms River South.
November 18, 2013 |
All four Hill School shooters converted their penalty kicks, including Mark Forrest with the winner, and the Blues defeated Haverford School to win the Pennsylvania Independent Schools boys' soccer title Saturday at Philadelphia University. Hill won, 4-1, on penalty kicks to break a 1-1 deadlock after regulation and two overtimes. Forrest's winner went to the upper-right corner of the net, well out of the reach of the Haverford School goalie. Senior Shaun Quinn recorded six saves and stopped two penalty kicks.