September 24, 1989 |
At the conclusion of Delsea's easy 28-0 Tri-County Conference Royal Division win over Williamstown yesterday, coach John Oberg was hoisted on his players' shoulders and carried off the field in triumph. This was no ordinary opening-day victory. The win was the 200th career triumph in South Jersey for Oberg, the only head coach in the 30-year history of Delsea football. Although it was Oberg's 200th career win in South Jersey, his overall record stands at a remarkable 209-60-5.
November 12, 2008 |
Both the Williamstown girls' volleyball team and junior Krissy Collins have done well recently on her birthday. Two years ago, the Braves won the state Group 3 title on Nov. 11. Yesterday, fourth- seeded Williamstown advanced to the state Group 4 semifinals by beating fifth-seeded Rancocas Valley in three games. To top it off, Collins scored the final two points in the third game, which Williamstown won, 25-18. "It's always been pretty lucky, 11/11," said Collins, who turned 17 yesterday.
December 8, 2012 |
Williamstown coach Frank Fucetola said he was "exhausted" after the longest season of his coaching career. "Give him a week, he'll be fine," Monroe Township superintendent Charles Earling said after Fucetola led Williamstown to a 43-20 victory over Southern Regional in the South Jersey Group 5 title game Friday night at Rowan. Fucetola plans to retire from teaching on Feb. 1. What does that mean for his future as a coach? "I just want to enjoy this," Fucetola said after Friday's game.
November 13, 2008 |
Form has held through the early rounds of the Group 4 girls' volleyball tournament. But now Williamstown needs to upset the order. The fourth-seeded Braves play top-seeded Southern Regional today at 7 p.m. in the second game of a state-semifinals doubleheader at Hillsborough. Second-seeded Hunterdon Central plays third-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan in the opener at 5:30 p.m. With the top four seeds advancing, there have been few surprises in the Group 4 tournament. But Williamstown needs to spring one. "We know they are the favorite, but it's great to still be competing at this point of the season," Williamstown coach Chris Sheppard said.
February 15, 2009 |
That Williamstown vs. Glassboro football game won't happen next season after all. Williamstown will instead play at Paramus Catholic, a Non-Public 4 program in Bergen County, Braves athletic director Paul Deal confirmed earlier this week. The game is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. "We'll probably do an overnight trip," Deal said. "It should be a good game. " In place of a matchup with Group 4 Williamstown, Glassboro will play Group 3 Kingsway. That game will be Friday, Nov. 6, according to Kingsway athletic director Joe Galleria.
April 21, 2013 |
Some softball teams have a handful of key players. Washington Township coach Tracy Burkhart has key players on her team. She just thinks she has more than a handful. "Right now, I think they're all key players," Burkhart said after a 15-0 win over Williamstown on Friday. "It's not just necessarily one through four or whatever. One through nine is hitting the ball, and they're scoring. " That total team effort showed in the Minutemaids' four-inning, 15-run-rule win over the Braves.
November 16, 1996 |
Kyle Jenkins provided the highlight. Williamstown had trouble providing the high lights. Jenkins, Deptford's flash of a quarterback, bolted 82 yards early in the first quarter of his team's 18-7 victory at Williamstown last night. That seemed like a lock for the most memorable event of the evening. It was a distant second. With 31 seconds left in the third quarter and Deptford (5-3, 4-2 Tri-County Royal) leading by 12-7, the stadium went dark. The scoreboard was on and the press-box lights were on, but for 15 minutes, the game was off. Apparently an accident in the town had caused high-voltage lights around Williamstown to go off, including those at a nearby department store and supermarket.
September 15, 2012 |
In the old days, Thanksgiving was the perfect time to play the perfect football game. November still is a good month to make it happen, and the first weekend in December is even better. But the second week of September? A full seven days before the end of summer? If things go according to plan, Williamstown will have 10 more chances to play as well as it performed Friday night. But the Braves can only hope to bottle some of their mid-September magic, to shake well and break open come the start of the South Jersey Group 5 playoffs.
February 5, 1997 |
The Gloucester Catholic girls' basketball team jumped out to a 35-24 lead against Williamstown last night. The Rams were scoring at will, playing excellent defense, and outhustling the Braves. In other words, everything pointed to a comeback. When these teams played on Jan. 9, Gloucester Catholic erupted for a similarly large halftime lead, only to see it squirt away as Williamstown pulled out a 47-46 thriller. Last night, there was no comeback, and there was no thriller.
November 26, 2010 |
For teams searching for a positive end to disappointing seasons, Williamstown and Washington Township High had an opportunity to leave everything on the field in the inaugural Thanksgiving game between these neighboring communities. That motivation was most evident with a little less than 5 minutes to play as Williamstown senior Harry Ulmer willed his way to the bottom of a pile and came away with a loose ball. "The only thing on my mind was get that ball," the senior said. "I guess deep down I knew it could be my last play or at least the last really important play I could make for Williamstown.