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ACCC baseball to play all home games at Surf Stadium in AC

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, February 25, 2015 03:33 pm

Surfstadium Surf Stadium in Atlantic City will be home to the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers beginning in March. A baseball team will take up permanent residence at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City this spring.

No, it’s not the return of professional baseball to the former Sandcastle for the first time since the minor league Surf left town in 2008, but a junior college team – the Atlantic Cape Community College Buccaneers – will call the Bader Field stadium home beginning in March.

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CAL Basketball Tournament off to exciting start

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, February 25, 2015 01:45 pm

danielsAC Mike Schultz/Atlantic City's Leon Daniels led all scorers with 18 points in the Vikings' 69-49 win in the opening round of the CAL playoffs. Daniels will his face his former team, Holy Spirit, in a CAL semifinal 5 p.m. Thursday at Absegami High School. The fourth annual Cape-Atlantic League Basketball Tournament is underway.

The first night produced a thriller in North Wildwood, an overtime game in Linwood and challenges in Ocean City and Lower Township.

The semifinals are set and it should all conclude with another great doubleheader on Saturday at Stockton University in Galloway.

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Milestones for Lady Tigers in CAL win

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Written by Brian Cunniff Tuesday, February 24, 2015 02:57 pm

Lauren Holden scored 25 points in LCM's CAL playoff win. ERMA – They’ve already produced a 2,000-point scorer and 1,000-point scorer and they’ve won a share of a conference championship.

But on Monday, the Lower Cape May Regional High School girls basketball team placed a couple more milestones on its resume.

The Lady Tigers set a program record for wins in a season and won their first-ever Cape-Atlantic League playoff tournament game with a 50-44 victory over Absegami in a quarterfinal contest. The win sends Lower Cape May into Wednesday’s semifinal game against Holy Spirit at 5 p.m. at St. Augustine Prep. The game can be heard live on 98.7 FM, with live video available at www.987thecoast.com.

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Daniels sparks Vikings to CAL playoff win over Bridgeton

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Written by Mike Schultz Tuesday, February 24, 2015 02:02 am

Atlantic City's Leon Daniels scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the third quarter of Monday's playoff win over Bridgeton Mike Schultz photo/Atlantic City's Leon Daniels scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the third quarter of Monday's playoff win over Bridgeton. ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic City High School boys basketball coach Gene Allen has a rule: If you get two fouls in the first half you’re sitting the bench for the rest of the half.

"Regardless of the game, regardless of the person, you sit. It's been that way since I got here,” said Allen.

Leon Daniels found out on Monday night that his coach means business.

Daniels sat the bench nearly the entire first half due to foul trouble. When he got back into the game, in the third quarter, he showed his coach that he's all business.

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Jones leads Spartans into CAL semifinal rematch with AC

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Written by Bill LeConey Tuesday, February 24, 2015 01:56 am

jones Bill LeConey/Holy Spirit junior Tyler Jones scored a career-high 24 points in Monday's playoff win over EHT. ABSECON – The Holy Spirit Spartans didn’t want to look back on an ugly, ugly loss, and they didn’t want to look ahead to the prospect of a third meeting with their arch-rival.

So the Spartans lived for the moment Monday, beating Egg Harbor Township 59-43 in a first-round Cape-Atlantic League playoff game at Holy Spirit.

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Balanced effort yields playoff win and No. 100 for Spirit coach

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Written by Bill LeConey Tuesday, February 24, 2015 01:24 am

gallagher3 Bill Neiderhofer/Holy Spirit's Cass Gallagher takes a foul shot in Monday's playoff victory over Cedar Creek. ABSECON – In his fifth season as coach of the Holy Spirit High School girls basketball team, Dennis Smith earned his 100th career win in his team’s 20th win of the season.

Appropriately, it was a team effort.

Junior guard Cass Gallagher scored 15 points, hitting three 3-point shots, to help the Spartans beat Cedar Creek 58-50 in a first-round Cape-Atlantic League playoff game.

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Catholic wins a classic

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, February 23, 2015 11:34 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Those who follow Cape-Atlantic League basketball closely have known for almost a month that Wildwood Catholic and Middle Township would meet in the first round of the league’s boys playoff tournament.

Many of those same observers also opined that the game would be won or lost on the game’s final possession.

They were right.

Wildwood Catholic survived and advanced in the tournament with a 40-38 victory Monday evening after Middle Township’s Mike Feraco rimmed out a three-point attempt with three seconds to play in a contest that reaffirmed the theory that basketball at the high school level just might be the best version of America’s most popular winter sport.

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Malcolm in the middle wins it for Mainland

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, February 23, 2015 11:28 pm

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional High School girls basketball couldn’t have gotten a better look at the close of overtime. The team’s coach wouldn’t take credit for the play, however.

“They make me look like a better coach than I really am,” Scott Betson said. “That was all about the kids.”

Melanie Malcolm converted from the right block off an excellent bounce pass from Maddie Williscroft with 2.5 seconds to play in overtime as the Mustangs topped Middle Township, 40-38, in a Cape-Atlantic League playoff quarterfinal Monday evening.

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Update: MT-WC game sold out

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, February 23, 2015 11:31 am

Jordan Robertson finishes off Wildwood Catholic's win over Holy Spirit in the 2014 CAL playoff semifinal with an emphatic dunk If you don’t already have a ticket, you won’t get one now.

This evening’s highly-anticipated Cape-Atlantic League boys basketball playoff game between Middle Township and Wildwood Catholic is sold out. Tickets were sold this morning at both high schools and were all purchased prior to 11 a.m., according to the athletic directors at both schools.

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No tix at door for Middle-Catholic game

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Written by Brian Cunniff Sunday, February 22, 2015 07:52 pm

Want to go to Monday evening’s Cape-Atlantic League playoff quarterfinal boys basketball game between visiting Middle Township and host Wildwood Catholic?

You’ll have to purchase your tickets ahead of time.

Wildwood Catholic athletic director Sal Zuccarello announced Sunday evening that all tickets will be presold during school hours at Middle Township and Wildwood Catholic high schools. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

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D’Arcy wins 4th straight; Giegold, Kraus, Bishop first-time District champs

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Written by Mike Schultz Sunday, February 22, 2015 01:25 am

1final Mike Schultz/Holy Spirit's Pat D'Arcy won his fourth District 32 Championship on Saturday at Absegami. D'Arcy was also named the meets Most Outstanding Wrestler. GALLOWAY - You'd think that winning a fourth consecutive District title would lack some luster. That was not the case for Holy Spirit High School's Pat D'Arcy.

D'Arcy was aggressive in his dissection of Cedar Creek's Andrew Soloman, earning a 10-1 major decision win. He was also chosen as Most Outstanding Wrestler of the NJSIAA District 32 Wrestling Tournament, which concluded Saturday night at Absegami High School.

"It always feels good," D'Arcy said, as he shook hands with admiring young fans.

"To come in here at Absegami, this is my hometown. Being a Galloway kid I always use to come here to watch Districts, so this is pretty special."

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Ocean City's Demore wins district title

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Written by Brian Cunniff Saturday, February 21, 2015 09:05 pm

LUKE DEMORE GALLOWAY – Senior Luke Demore of Ocean City High School was the lone Cape May County wrestler to win a District 32 championship Saturday evening.

Demore was one of four Ocean City wrestlers and one of five from the county to reach championship bouts, but the only one to break through as a champion in the competition held at Absegami High School. He posted a thorough 5-0 victory over Egg Harbor Township’s Caleb Justis in the 160-pound championship bout.

“I came into the season knowing this is my senior year and I told myself I had to do it this year,” Demore said. “There’s no winning districts for me next year. This is my last year. I had to do it.”

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Devon Grisbaum does it again!

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Written by Tom Williams Saturday, February 21, 2015 04:39 pm

DEVON GRISBAUM Devon Grisbaum did it again!

The Ocean City High School senior won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions in the 3200 meters on Saturday a the John Bennett Indoor Complex in Toms River.

Grisbaum ran the race in 10 minutes, 45.2 seconds to finish more than two seconds in front of Eve Glasergreen of North Hunterdon, who was second.

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Wrestling commences in District 32 tournament

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Written by Mike Schultz Saturday, February 21, 2015 09:48 am

wrestling4 Mike Schultz/ Cedar Creek's Jahleel Williams measures up Absegami's James Geigold during their 113 lb. quarterfinal bout. Geigold, the top-seed at 113, earned a hard fought 4-0 win in the match. Area wrestlers began competition Friday night with preliminaries and quarterfinal action in the NJSIAA District 32 Wrestling Tournament at Absegami High School in Galloway.

At left, Cedar Creek's Jahleel Williams measures up Absegami's James Geigold during their 113 lb. quarterfinal bout. Geigold, the top-seed at 113, earned a hard fought 4-0 win in the match.

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