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.
Twins Abby and Maddy Gragg (Atlantic High) are again rowing together on the Marist College second varsity eight.
Holy Spirit’s varsity eight with Rachel Fabel won the atlantic County Rowing championship at Lake Lenape.
Brett Kennedy (Atlantic High) pitched six scoreless innings for the San Antonio Padres, notching his second consecutive win 3-2 over the Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros). Kennedy is 2-1 with a 4.94 ERA in six starts.
Holy Spirit's relay team of Isabella Desario, Ayana Plummer, Christine Conaghy and Kristy Goff took home gold in the Non-Public B girls race in the Meet of Champions.
Sydney Couval helped Ocean City win the Cape-Cumberland track championship with a 9.0 pole vault victory.
Joe Porpora doubled in Holy Spirit’s 13-3 drubbing of Pleasantville.
Anthony Lawler shot a 53 with two birdies in Holy Spirit’s loss to St. Joe 184-186. Kevin Curau shot a 43.
Locals Jarred Gabrysz, Patrick Feehan, Liam Powers and Charles Leiby are members of the Atlantic High varsity baseball team that made the playoffs after an impressive 13-12 win over Neptune.
Lucas Mc Govern leads the Atlantic High lacrosse team with 34 assists and 28 goals.
Coach Paul Savell’s (Brigantine lifeguard) Drexel varsity men’s and women’s varsity eight took the gold, winning the 79th annual Dad Vail Regatta. Holy Spirit’s Kylee Magee (Brigantine) and Amanda Reale were in the seats for the victorious Dragons. The freshman eight with Spirit’s Kalli Regannato (Brigantine) placed fifth.
Turning back the pages to …
1952 — Remembering Mickey: Mickey Mc Nesby scored his team’s only touchdown on a 30-yard pass from Don Marrandino as the Inlet Rams lost 12-6 to the Inlet Sparklers in a Municipal Junior League football game played at Sovereign Avenue field (Pete Palitto field) in Atlantic City. Mc Nesby’s catches were the feature of the Rams attack.
1955 — Tom Cohen hurled Hackneys to a 3-1 win over Captain Starns in an Atlantic City little league game. Cohen gave up four hits while fanning nine.
1955 — Captain Dick Derrickson’s Brigantine Lifeguards pulled a major surprise, winning the first Resort Swim meet at the Brighton Pool in Atlantic City. Local winners included Charlie Mc Mahon, Bob Arbergast, Tom Spillane and John Murray.
1955 — Eddie Kolen homered to help Rocky Castellani beat Club Harlem 12-4 in a fast pitch softball game at Sovereign Avenue in A.C.
1955 — The Brigantine Old Timers played the Babe Ruth All Stars. The Old Timers included Sam and Ed Douglas, John Doring, Ray Mott, Bill Koelling, Ted Wagenheim, George Snyder, Don Stark and Fran Abrams. Sam Douglas became a National Hall of Fame Softball umpire. Brother Ed was a well-respected football ref.
1955 — Jim Mogan struck out seven to lead the Atlantic City Police to a 6-2 win over General Store. Frank Stites was the tough-luck losing pitcher holding the victors to only two hits.
2011 — Megan Doran set a University of Delaware school record for career doubles wins by an individual with 73. In singles she was 60-28. Megan started playing tennis as a young child in Brigantine under Lee Mendel. By middle school she was nationally ranked. Megan (Holy Spirit) was named the South Jersey player of the year by both the Press and the Camden Courier Post.
Megan and her husband, Paul Danaher, opened Brigantine Physical Therapy and Fitness this week. Megan will also be teaching tennis lessons for the CER. This will be a great opportunity, particularly for youth to learn tennis and perhaps follow in her footprints.