October 22, 2014 |
In the 96th minute of Monday's nonleague soccer match at Gateway, Sam Budd scored a goal for West Deptford (13-2-1, 13-0-1) that clinched the win and the Colonial Liberty title. Budd struck twice in the Eagles' 2-1 victory, sparking the offense with a goal in the 10th minute off an assist from Karen Knoblock. Gateway's Brianna Rafferty tied the game at one, 25 minutes into the second half. Brooke Spontak had the assist. In other nonleague action: Molly Furlong scored twice and had an assist in Audubon's 5-1 win at Woodbury.
October 20, 2014 |
Tommy Katsaros scored with 1 minute, 35 seconds left in double overtime as the Eastern boys' soccer team outlasted visiting Williamstown, 1-0, Saturday in the first round of the South Jersey Coaches Association Tournament. Gabe Sable made six saves in the shutout for the fifth-seeded Vikings. Marty Cangelosi turned away 18 shots for the No. 12 Braves. Also in the Coaches Tournament: Steve Kalbach deposited two goals to lead No. 7 Cinnaminson to a 2-0 home win over No. 10 Shawnee.
October 19, 2014 |
A number of the Colonial Conference football teams have byes this weekend, and that's a good thing, because many of the 12 teams really need to catch their breath. While there are debates each year about the best leagues in South Jersey (in relation to group size), during the first five weeks of the season, the Colonial has offered exciting games that could stand up against any other league's. As in any league, the Colonial has had its share of blowouts, but when evenly matched teams collide, it has delivered sheer excitement.
October 16, 2014 |
It took 22 years, but Lenape has won another sectional championship in girls' tennis, thanks to one of its freshmen. Shannon McCarthy edged Gabrielle Zimmerman of host, top-seeded Cherry Hill East, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, at second singles Tuesday, clinching the South Jersey Group 4 title for the second-seeded Indians with a 3-2 win. It was the first sectional crown for Lenape since 1992. South Jersey Group 1 championship. Megan Saxvanderweyden won the deciding match for No. 1 Pennsville in a 3-2 victory over visiting, second-seeded Pitman.
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.
October 11, 2014 |
Here's a closer look at seven football games on Friday night, with predictions. All the games will start at 7 o'clock, except Camden Catholic at Camden, which will kick off at 6. No. 18 Camden Catholic (4-0) at No. 6 Camden (4-0). The visiting Irish are averaging 46.7 points. The Panthers are averaging 46.2. Camden Catholic has not played a team with a win. But the Irish have dominated opponents, outscoring them by a combined 189-9. Junior Tyree Rodgers has 10 touchdown passes.
October 10, 2014 |
Collingswood field hockey goalie Becca Hall panicked as she ran to take her place on the field. She couldn't find her lucky jersey. "I told her change was good," Panthers captain Rachel Galante said. For Collingswood, change was great. The Panthers broke the undefeated streak of visiting West Deptford by pulling out a late 1-0 win in an intense Colonial Liberty matchup Wednesday afternoon at Knights Field. "It's awesome because last year we were in the same position as them, being undefeated," said Galante, a senior midfielder.
October 7, 2014 |
West Deptford is too accustomed to real victories to take much solace in moral ones. But the Eagles' senior leader still believes there were positives to Thursday's 28-25 overtime loss to archrival Haddonfield. "We should know after that game that there's nobody we can't beat," West Deptford senior fullback/linebacker Kevin DeCeasar said. Strange as it seems, the loss might have been a confidence booster for West Deptford, especially given the way the Eagles played in the second half.
October 6, 2014 |
There's a pristine spot on the Delaware River in West Deptford where residents flock to golf, exercise, and have dinner. Some go simply to watch the sun set as airplanes soar into the sky across the water. Few towns can boast tracts such as RiverWinds in Gloucester County. Town officials at the turn of the century embarked on the redevelopment of more than 1,100 acres that would make it all possible - a community center, restaurant, senior housing, and a golf course with a sweeping view of Philadelphia.
October 4, 2014 |
Drew Tomlinson was thinking about freshman year. Mark Walker was thinking about practice. They both have something new to remember after they combined with Tommy Kadar to produce the winning play in Haddonfield's 28-25 victory over West Deptford in a Colonial Conference instant classic on Thursday night. Walker's snap and Kadar's hold set the stage for Tomlinson, a junior who nailed a 32-yard field goal for the winning points on Haddonfield's first possession of overtime. "That's something you don't even dream about," Tomlinson said of making the game-winning kick before a capacity-plus crowd in Haddonfield's historic stadium on a perfect night for football.