November 7, 2013 |
Haddonfield football fans will have three favorite teams this weekend. One will be the Bulldogs, of course. The other two will be Audubon and Woodbury. Remarkably, Haddonfield (5-2) has a chance to earn the No. 4 seed in the South Jersey Group 2 tournament and host a first-round game Nov. 15 against undefeated defending champion West Deptford. The top eight teams in each section, based on power points, qualify for the state tournament. Second-round games will be the weekend of Nov. 22, with the championship games set for the weekend of Dec. 6. That improbable scenario could play out if Haddonfield beats Paulsboro, Audubon beats Haddon Heights, and Woodbury beats Sterling in Colonial Conference games set for this Saturday, the cutoff for the state tournament.
November 4, 2013 |
Paul VI and St. Augustine Prep should play each other in football: They are Non-Public 4 programs representing schools that draw students from similar geographic and socio-economic sections of South Jersey. West Deptford and Delsea should play in football: They are multiple-time sectional champions with similar styles and lots of athletes who know each other from Gloucester County youth sports. Millville and Cherokee should play in football: They are Group 5 programs with rich traditions, supportive fans, and deep, talented rosters.
November 4, 2013 |
The NJSIAA soccer playoffs, which begin this week, are like a second season to many. And to the boys' team of Haddon Heights, it couldn't come at a more opportune time. Heights (10-9) is in an interesting situation of being a reigning state champion in one group while competing in another. The Garnets were Group 1 state champions last year and have moved to Group 2. Despite the team's being a No. 8 seed, the program's history suggests that the Garnets could be a tough out. Especially if everybody can stay on the field, which hasn't been the case this year.
October 31, 2013 |
Manor College sophomore forward Mark Colville (Roman Catholic) scored in the 70th minute and freshman Damilare Adeleye tallied 18 saves as the Blue Jays (17-0-0) defeated the Sussex County (N.J.) Community College Skyhawks (9-8-1), 1-0, in the NCJAA Region XIX Division III men's soccer quarterfinaols in Jenkintown onTuesday. The second-seeded Blue Jays host third-seeded Union (N.J.) County College (15-6-0) in the region semifinals on Thursday. Field Hockey. Rowan defeated Ramapo, 4-0, in a NJAC game.
October 30, 2013 |
For the second time in a week, Taylor Patrizi scored a winning goal in overtime for the Cherry Hill East field hockey team. The senior scored two late goals Monday to help erase an early two-goal deficit at home and defeat Lenape, 3-2, in an Olympic Conference matchup. Patrizi also scored in overtime on Friday for the Cougars. Lenape held a 2-0 lead at the half thanks to goals by Alexa Colfer and Taylor Nesnay. Zoey Abrams cut the lead in half before Patrizi tied it with 5 minutes, 31 seconds left in regulation.
October 27, 2013 |
West Deptford recorded its 27th straight football victory with a win over Haddonfield, but to senior running back Devin Bates, the streak was an afterthought. "I didn't even know we had 27 straight wins," Bates said. Bates led a three-headed rushing attack for the undefeated Eagles at home Friday night in a 31-14 triumph over Colonial Liberty rival Haddonfield. He gained 87 yards on nine carries, highlighted by a crucial 56-yard touchdown run on a sweep late in the third quarter that gave his team a two-score advantage.
October 26, 2013 |
Here's a closer look at five football games Friday night, all with 7 o'clock starts. No. 3 Timber Creek (5-1) at No. 15 Paul VI (4-1). This West Jersey Constitution clash could be an aerial battle between talented teams that feature no-huddle, spread offenses. Timber Creek senior Davila Justice, an Old Dominion recruit, and junior Kareem Ali, one of the state's top recruits in the class of 2015, are top defensive backs who could be in the thick of the action. Pick: Timber Creek, 27-21.
October 24, 2013 |
There aren't many firsts left for the Haddonfield girls' tennis team to accomplish. But after Tuesday's 4-1 victory over Montville at the Garden State Tennis Center in Edison, the Bulldogs put themselves in position to do something unprecedented in the program's illustrious history: repeat as Tournament of Champions winners. Haddonfield will go for its fourth Tournament of Champions crown since 1980 on Wednesday against Millburn. Haddonfield, which also won the crown in 1980 and 2009, defeated Millburn, 3-2, for the title last year.
October 21, 2013 |
Moments before the first goal, a Moorestown assistant coach shook his head and threw his hands in the air. "That's the story of our season," he said as West Deptford's RJ Eckley lined up for a penalty kick, after Moorestown was whistled for a handball in the 18-yard box. Such was the way the game went Saturday morning as third-seeded West Deptford beat No. 14 Moorestown, 2-1, in the first round of the boys' soccer Coaches Tournament. The game featured several fitting examples of the frustration felt by Moorestown (7-5-1)
October 20, 2013
SOCCER SOUTH JERSEY COACHES TOURNAMENT Cherokee 3, Bishop Eustace 2 (OT): Ally Weaver's golden goal lifted No. 10 seed Cherokee to victory over seventh-seeded Bishop Eustace. The goal came 37 seconds into sudden death off an assist from Ashley Koester, who had scored Cherokee's two goals up to that point. Ally Fiato and Taylor Tralie scored for the Crusaders. The Chiefs will play Lenape in the second round. Holy Cross 4, West Deptford 1: Two goals from sophomore Erica Wallace helped the fifth-seeded Lancers down No. 12 West Deptford.