• By Don Marrandino

2011- Holy Spirit grad E.J. Stoltzfus was a freshman walk on for the University of Delaware. His coach from Holy Spirit Keith Gorman had requested that he be given the chance to make the baseball team. The former Spartan all-star shortstop made the team with little hope of playing. However, …

The Irish, ranked No. 17 in the state, scored two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to edge Holy Spirit 28-22. The Spartans had overcome a 14-0 first period deficit to lead Camden Catholic 22-20 with three minutes and 57 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter when Kevin Koelsch scored on an 11…

  • Staff Reoports

The Brigantine Links Couples League headed out for another nine and dine last week, although this time we had a novel situation: for the first time, a male couple joined us. This wasn’t a “couple” in the usual sense, just a couple of golfers, both male, who wanted to play golf with the leagu…

  • Staff

Captain Joe Fumo from Fish Finder Marine reports fishing wasn't too bad this week with most trips seeing 70 shorts with 3 to 6 keepers per trip. Cow nose rays are all over the bay. Everyone on the Fish Finder II thinks they are sharks because they cruise on the surface with their wings point…

A near-record turnout participated in the 16th annual scholarship walk to raise money for graduates of North School to attend Holy Spirit High School. Three of this year’s recipients, Kevin Curau, Will Hoffman and Anthony Lawler, walked to show appreciation and to pass it forward to future r…

  • Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

Baseball season has begun, and Little League practice was held Saturday, April 11. The opening day ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at the 26th Street field.

The Brigantine Elementary School hosted one of the largest gatherings of high school rowers in the country for the annual Greenhead Sprints Saturday. The event kicked off the rowing season competition as 545 athletes representing 14 schools from New Jersey and Pennsylvania raced 2,000 meters…

  • By Don Marrandino

Joe Callahan threw for 103 yards, connecting on 10-16 passes, and ran for 11 yards and a first down in the Packers win over the Eagles. The kid from Absecon continues to impress by his ability to avoid tacklers and throw on the run. Callahan's ability to run the Green Bay offense in three ex…

  • By Don Marrandino

2011- Holy Spirit grad E.J. Stoltzfus was a freshman walk on for the University of Delaware. His coach from Holy Spirit Keith Gorman had requested that he be given the chance to make the baseball team. The former Spartan all-star shortstop made the team with little hope of playing. However, …

  • By DON MARRANDINO

Brett Caprio (Mainland) is happy to be a scout for the Washington Redskins, his childhood favorite team. Brett set rushing and passing records at Mainland and later starred at William and Mary

  • By Don Marrandino

The Holy Spirit High School girls varsity eight girls crew was selected as the Press’ South Jersey Crew of the Year. The team was comprised of local Rachel Fable along with Hayley Mc Coy, Shannon Boyle, Claira Fucetola, Stephanie Di lanni, Kira Mc Cully, Callie Miller, Armanda Kelly, and Nat…

This past week I received a phone call from Steve Powers from Malvern, Pennsylvannia, who asked me if I could write a tribute to his coach and mentor of 50 years ago, Win Bowen. I told him that I would be happy to honor the memory of Win Bowen, a man whose work with youth I also greatly admired.

  • By Don Marrandino

In 1946, a group of 10-year-olds from Pitney Village and Atlantic City’s Northside met for the first time and formed a team to compete in the Kiwanis Baseball League. (This was prior to Little League). The team was given the name of a minor league team Montreal. Players included David Hammie…

The parking lot was packed with cars May 20. Must be a big football game. Can’t be — it’s only May. There are more zebras (refs) in uniform here than I’ve ever seen before in one place (I was a zebra for 35 years). Yet it’s May. It’s too early for football season. Maybe they’re just getting …

  • By Don Marrandino

Twins Abby and Maddy Koch helped the Holy Spirit second eight finish first in the first day of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association City championships on the Schuylkill River and the Atlantic County championship at Lake Lenape.

  • By Don Marrandino

Anthony Lawler shot a 40, Kevin Curau 42, Ben Muldoon 45 and Steve Grimmie 52 to spark Holy Spirit (7-5) to a golf win over Wildwood Catholic.

  • By Don Marrandino

The scrapbook picture of the 1972 Rams stirs up many memories of the Island’s historic past. Football was king of the sports scene in Brigantine since soccer was still a more than a decade away. The sidelines of the 24th street field were packed every Sunday.

  • By Don Marrandino

The Holy Spirit second eight with Abby and Maddy Koch was named to The Press High School MVPs of the week after winning a five-boat race at the Noxontown regatta at Middletown, Delaware.

  • By Don Marrandino

Former Brigantine Lifeguard and Holy Spirit grad and rowing coach Paul Savell is in his 10th season as director of rowing and head men’s and women’s crew coach at Drexel University.

  • By Don Marrandino

Seniors Bill Stroby, Dan Shannon, Joe Hartman and Joe Porpora are being counted on to help Holy Spirit make a run at the conference and state football championships this year. Spirit is ranked #22 in the South Jersey preseason poll by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

  • By Don Marrandino

Coxswain Will Hoffman will guide the Holy Spirit crew team this year. The Spartans are looking forward to competing in the nationals.

The Irish, ranked No. 17 in the state, scored two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to edge Holy Spirit 28-22. The Spartans had overcome a 14-0 first period deficit to lead Camden Catholic 22-20 with three minutes and 57 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter when Kevin Koelsch scored on an 11…

  • Staff Reoports

The Brigantine Links Couples League headed out for another nine and dine last week, although this time we had a novel situation: for the first time, a male couple joined us. This wasn’t a “couple” in the usual sense, just a couple of golfers, both male, who wanted to play golf with the leagu…