October 26, 1991 |
It strikes with alarming precision, not allowing a defense to catch its breath by executing a breathtaking hurry-up offense. Woodrow Wilson High's football team exudes speed, stamina, and - most of all - scoring. And last night, the Tigers displayed some of their explosive offense in a 38-6 triumph over host Triton in an Olympic Conference National Division game. Wilson, No. 3 in The Inquirer's South Jersey ratings, is 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the division. The Mustangs dropped to 1-4, 1-3. Triton opened the game with a 15-play drive that took 7 minutes, 10 seconds.
October 5, 2014 |
Kevin Bucceroni knew it was more than just another game. "I grew up with all these kids," Bucceroni said. "Middle school, elementary school, midget football. I've known these kids my whole life. " It was Triton vs. Highland, a renewal of a district rivalry that was a mix of old-school, backyard familiarity, and new-age, one-upmanship - thanks to a Twitter war that broke out on Friday afternoon. "I'm not going to say our guys weren't involved," Bucceroni, a senior running back and linebacker, said after leading Triton to a 32-6 victory Friday night.
October 27, 2008 |
There are two weeks until the cutoff date for football playoffs, and for the second straight week, Triton not only won a big game, but it severely hurt the hopes of a fellow contender for one of the eight Group 3 playoff spots. On Friday, Triton beat Moorestown, 22-10, handing the Quakers their fourth loss. The week before, Triton gave Winslow Township its fourth loss in a 15-13 victory. The teams with the eight highest power ratings in each group after the Nov. 8 cutoff date will qualify.
December 19, 1996 |
Last May, after averaging 21.4 points, 9 rebounds and 2.8 blocks a game for Triton, Michele Matyasovsky did something you wouldn't expect from a player who had accomplished so much. She turned 15. Matyasovsky had achieved those numbers as a freshman. She also led the team in assists and earned third-team all-South Jersey honors. "I think without question she is the best player in South Jersey," Highland coach Dan McGettigan said. "She's one of the top two in New Jersey.
December 30, 1997 |
It was not simply another game, even to point guard Megan Light, who usually shows little emotion - but plenty of offensive firepower. As she has throughout her career, Light led Gloucester to another big basketball win yesterday, a 58-43 triumph over Triton in the first round of the Eastern Holiday Tournament. Gloucester, 3-0 and ranked No. 6 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, will face Holy Cross in tonight's 8 o'clock championship game. Holy Cross beat Eastern, 49-45, in last night's second game.
October 26, 1990 |
This has been a special season for Triton girls' soccer star Holly Panichelli. The senior striker is the leading goal scorer in South Jersey this year and, on Tuesday night, became only the sixth girl in South Jersey history to score 100 career goals. She also had a major role in Triton's 4-3 win over Cherry Hill East on Sept. 25, ending East's 83-game unbeaten streak. "Holly scored all three of our goals in regulation that day," said Triton coach Bob Mannino, "including the penalty shot in the final minute that sent the game into overtime.
November 26, 1999 |
For the Triton football team, nothing is more special than a victory over its sister school. But this win seemed even sweeter. The Mustangs parlayed two turnovers into 14 points en route to a 21-7 road victory over Highland yesterday, clinching the program's first six-win season since 1974. Triton (6-4) has won the last four meetings with Highland and improved its lead in the holiday rivalry to 23-9-1. Highland, trying for its first winning season since 1993, ended at 5-5. In a season in which Triton clinched its first playoff spot, the victory brought many players to tears.
January 13, 2012 |
Some teams ease into the season, like a cautious swimmer taking one step at a time into a built-in pool. Triton was shoved into the deep end. Three of the Mustangs' first four boys' basketball games were against Paul VI, Bishop Eustace, and Eastern, the top three teams in The Inquirer's preseason South Jersey rankings. The other was against a Woodrow Wilson team that opened 5-0. "They didn't do us any favors," Triton coach Butch McLean said after his team beat Cherokee, 63-60, Friday night in an Olympic Conference interdivision game.
April 14, 1999 |
After winning a prestigious national tournament, the Cherry Hill West baseball team did not worry about a letdown. It remained motivated because its next opponent was Triton, which had trounced the Lions twice last year by a total of 20 runs. Two days after returning from the Hawaiian Tropic Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., West maintained its dominant form yesterday with a 10-0 victory over Triton. The Olympic Conference Patriot Division game lasted only five innings because of the 10-run rule.
April 6, 2013 |
After winning its first two games by a combined score of 34-12, the Haddon Heights softball team was due for a close matchup. The Garnets got their first tough test of the season Friday, winning by 3-2 over Triton in the first round of the Camden County Tournament at Eastern. Pitcher Shayla Sweeney went six innings, allowing two runs on just four hits and striking out six. Second baseman Taylor Nichols powered the offense. She went 2 for 3 with a run scored and what proved to be the winning hit: an inside-the-park home run in the top of the second inning.