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.
Mya Pomatto won the javelin toss in Egg Harbor Township’s win over Atlantic High in girls track and field.
Marty Cortelessa and Mike Dalessio had key hits leading Mainland to a 9-4 win over Oakcrest.
Michael Lange 111 (Atlantic High) shot a 79 and 74, helping the Rosemont College golf team finish second in the Colonial States Athletic Conference Championship. The freshman from Brigantine earned a spot on the all-conference first team.
The scrapbook picture of the 1972 Rams stirs up many memories of the Island’s historic past.…
Coach Steve Normane’s Holy Spirit Spartans (15-3) rallied from a four-run deficit to upset St. Augustine Prep 10-8 and followed it with an impressive 2-0 win over Mainland. Joe Hartman pitched four scoreless innings as Spirit extended its win streak to seven games.
Correction: The caption under picture of the 1972 Rams last week should have read Andy Simpson and Patti Mc Givney (Interestingly, both Mayor Phil Guenther and Deputy Mayor Andy Simpson of Brigantine were teammates on the Rams team 45 years ago.).
Turning back the pages way back to …
1954 — The seeds for the present day Scrapbook were planted at Holy Spirit when I was the sports editor of the monthly school newspaper the Spotlight and the yearbook the Spartan. Atlantic City Press columnists Ed Nichterlein, Lou Greenberg, and Harry Hoffman provided the inspiration for today’s Scrapbook.
Seniors Bill Stroby, Dan Shannon, Joe Hartman and Joe Porpora are being counted on to help H…
1955 — Eleven-year-old speedball pitcher Jim Mogan struck out a dozen hitters to lead the Atlantic City Police to a 12-2 win over General Hardware in a Little League game. Jack McAvady scored two runs and played stellar defense in support of Mogan. Pete Mora tagged Mogan for two hits.
1955 — Our Lady Star of the Sea of Atlantic City won the Camden Diocese basketball championship, defeating St. Mary’s of Gloucester. Coach Eddie Miller’s quintet was sparked by Ed Vizthum, Paul “Dino” Marrandino, Joe Haberkern, Ed Mc Neil and Joe Mc Hale. The picture of the team appeared in the Catholic Star Herald that year.
1955 — Losing pitcher Joe Bonanni (Atlantic High) was the victim of poor fielding support in a 6-1 loss to Pleasantivlle A’s in a semipro game played at Bader Field in Atlantic City. Brigantine’s Rich Branco (Atlantic High) was the winning pitcher for the A’s.
1955 — Jim Mickey Mc Gee received the Holy Spirit Larry “Dody” Cicero Award as the outstanding athlete in the Holy Spirit Class of 1955 from coach and athletic director Stan Marczyk.
Former Brigantine Lifeguard and Holy Spirit grad and rowing coach Paul Savell is in his 10th…
1955 — The Angie Marrandino (my father) Orchestra was serenading the dancers at the Mayflower Hotel in Atlantic City. His orchestra also played for the graduation dance at Holy Spirit.
1955 — Brigantine edged Absecon 6-5 in a Little League game. Bob Hurless and Dick Constable led the onslaught with two hits apiece. Brigantine’s lineup included Larry Abrams, Hiltner, Clark, Mike Hilferty, Bill Hegarty, Jim King, Ogram and Mike Lange. Joe Haberkern and Charlie and Zeppy Cole (Cole Brothers Band) led Absecon.
1955 — Holy Spirit ace Phil Dollard auditioned at Shibe Park for Phillies manager Eddie Mayo. Dollard was an ironman pitcher for the Spartans. He pitched both ends of a doubleheader in beating Pleasantville. As his former battery mate, I can attest to his being one of the top pitchers in Holy Spirit history. Another teammate on the 1954 team, Fred Ciolorito, still holds the school record of 19 strikeouts in a seven-inning game.
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