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 2, 2014 |
David Sanchez might as well have been marching. Four rows of teammates trailed the burly Williamstown defensive lineman, who walked alone, holding a Williamstown football flag as a color guard would. When cheerleaders stand at the 20-yard line before a game, stretching out a giant paper banner, most football teams burst through it, making a grand entrance. Sanchez didn't run through the banner - he marched through it, flag first, teammates behind him. It was militaristic.
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.
November 16, 2014 |
Walking into halftime with his team up by 26 points, Anthony Racobaldo had done a lot on the football field. He had blocked a punt, leading to his own 23-yard touchdown run seven plays later. He had recovered a fumble on a kickoff, and he nearly picked off a pass midway through the second quarter. The senior was a fitting symbol of the dominance of the third-seeded Williamstown football team in its 42-0 win over visiting Atlantic City (5-4), the sixth seed, Friday night in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 5 tournament.
October 31, 2013 |
Kingsway outlasted Williamstown for the Tri-County Conference Royal Division title last year in girls' soccer, and the Braves refused to allow it to happen again. In a physical and emotional game between fierce rivals, Williamstown came out on top Tuesday, edging the host Dragons, 2-1, to clinch the division title. Both of the Braves goals came in the first half from sophomore Ashley Engler. "It's a big win for us, really big," Engler said. The victory left Williamstown at 16-2-1 overall and 9-0 in the Tri-County Royal.
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.