South Jersey Sports

Athletes test the elements in Lake Lenape Sprint Triathlon

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, July 17, 2013 03:55 pm

lakelenape Matt Strabuk/Eric Schrading of Galloway fights to keep second place in the Lake Lenape Sprint Triathlon on July 13, 2013, as Brendan Lyman of Philadelphia closes in. Schrader held on for second place. More than 250 people of all ages jumped in a lake early on Saturday, July 13 ... not to beat the heat, but to kick off the annual Lake Lenape Sprint Triathlon in Mays Landing.

The Triathlon consisted of a quarter-mile swim in Lake Lenape, a 10.2-mile bike, and 3.2 mile run around Mays Landing.

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Atlantic Shore 13U wins District Three title

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 17, 2013 02:08 pm

atlantic shore Submitted/Atlantic Shore Devils win Babe Ruth District 3 title The Atlantic Shore Devils 13U team captured the Babe Ruth District Three title with a 6-1 record in Millvile last week. Atlantic Shore is based out of Atlantic County and features players from Ventnor, Margate, Absecon, Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mullica.

The Devils had to defeat Washington Township twice on Thursday, July 11, to capture the district title. In Game One, Atlantic Shore downed the Minutemen 10-5. The offense was led by Anthony Pikus of Ventnor, who went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Matt Rivera of Mullica went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Andrew Gallagher of Margate got the win in relief of Travis Stoll of Absecon.

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No Swell captures first Powder Puff championship

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:19 pm

powder puff Submitted photo/No Swell Plumbing poses with the Jersey Shore Powder Puff League championship trophy after winning Puff Bowl IV. Pictured front row are Gayle Gollogly, Puff Bowl MVP Jill Shaner, Leah Lohr. Middle row: Leah Pocoroba, Aura Alegria, Emily Hutchinson, Kayla Marshall, Jill Gaskill. Back row: assistant coach Ted Gogol, Sheila Cruz, sponsor John VanDenburgh, assistant Rob Madonna, Lindsay Packard, head coach Corey Sutor. The No Swell Plumbing flag football team proved that playoff seeds don't mean much.

Despite finishing the regular season with the No. 7 seed, No Swell captured its first Jersey Shore Powder Puff League championship.

Jill Shaner and quarterback Lindsay Packard lifted the team to a 26-12 Puff Bowl IV victory over No. 4 Kidz Creations on July 13 in Somers Point.

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Northfield Little League Softball falls short in state title bid

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Written by Bill LeConey Tuesday, July 16, 2013 06:07 pm

nfieldsoftball1 Bill LeConey/Northfield's Brianna Barretta hits an infield single to plate the first run in Monday's state tournament game. A couple of tough losses in the state championship tournament cannot diminish what the Northfield Little League Softball All-Stars accomplished along the way.

The Northfield 11-12-year-old girls were eliminated from the state championship tournament on a hot and sticky night in Jackson on Monday, July 15, losing a heartbreaker to Pequannock, 4-3.

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OCYAA splits two Section 4 games

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Written by Tom Williams Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 am

The Ocean City Youth Athletic Association’s 11-12 team split its first two games in the New Jersey Little League Section 4 Tournament at Hammonton Lake Park.

On Sunday, the OCYAA team defeated District 3 champion East Vineland, 6-0. On Monday night, they lost to District 13 champion Haddonfield, 6-1, to fall into the consolation bracket.

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OCYAA wins LL District 16 title

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Written by Tom Williams Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 am

Members of the OCYAA team hold up the District 16 championship banner that will fly at the Harry Vanderslice Memorial Complex and the District 16 Little League championship trophy. The trophy was designed by Dave Talarico of Schoppy.com especially for the district. Members of the OCYAA team hold up the District 16 championship banner that will fly at the Harry Vanderslice Memorial Complex and the District 16 Little League championship trophy. The trophy was designed by Dave Talarico of Schoppy.com especially for the district.

Just one year after becoming a member of Little League Baseball, the Ocean City Youth Athletic Association’s 11-12 team has won the District 16 championship.

The OCYAA rallied in the championship game to defeat Northfield, 11-4. It was their fourth straight win and second over Northfield.

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Northfield girls set for Little League state softball tournament

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 11, 2013 04:07 pm

nfieldsoft Submitted/ Left to right, bottom row: Bailey Arena, Olivia Goff, Amanda Kinkler and Shannon Bennett. Standing: Mike Toner (Manager), Julianna Capasso, Barry Goff (Coach), Mackenzie Brennan, Lauren Vandenberg, Lauren Toner, Mary McLaughlin, Jessica Higbee, Brianna Barretta, Pat McCarthy (Coach), Gabby Monzo, Mike Monzo (Coach), Gillian McCarthy, Annette Bonczek (Coach). The Northfield Little League (11-12-year-old) Softball team will begin its hunt for a state championship on Friday, July 12, 6 p.m., against Little Ferry at the Holbrook Little League fields, off Bartley Rd., in Jackson.

The state tournament is a four-team double-elimination tournament that runs from July 12-16 in Jackson, with the winner (the New Jersey champion) going on to the Eastern Region Tournament Aug. 1-11 in Bristol, Conn.

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Nor’easters showdown with Reading Sunday

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am

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The Ocean City Nor’easters will host Reading United on Sunday at Carey Stadium in a game that is very important to the standings of the Mid-Atlantic Division of PDL’s Eastern Conference.

The Nor’easters entered this week with a two point lead over Reading and the Long Island Rough Riders. Ocean City and Long Island had played 10 games, Reading had played 11. In their previous meeting, the Nor’easters tied Reading, 1-1. Reading is undefeated but has played to a tie five times. Sunday’s game is almost Reading’s final chance to stay in the race.

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Former OCHS state champ Bill Haynes dies

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am

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Bill Haynes held a special place in the history of Ocean City High School sports.

Haynes, who died in his sleep over the weekend, was a key part of the last OCHS boys basketball team to win a state championship. In fact, it was the last state basketball title of either gender until the Ocean City girls won one in March.

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Wallace, Dille to play in Harvey Lake semis

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, July 10, 2013 03:39 pm

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Mark Wallace and Scott Dille, who played for the championship of the prestigious Harvey Lake Mens Singles Open last year, will meet in the semifinals on Saturday.

Wallace, the former star player at Washington Township High School and Robert Morris, has won the tournament a record six consecutive years. He defeated former Ocean City High School player Scott McTigue, now the coach at Immaculata College, and Rob Alt in straight sets. Dille, the former Lower Cape May and FDU-Madison star, eliminated OCHS junior Luke Baker and Tim Terista in straight sets.

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A look at area sports camps in August

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, July 10, 2013 01:58 pm

There is still time. If you have interest in a sports camp this summer, here are some coming up in August.

August 1-29: Ocean City Tumbling Camp at Sports & Civic Center for boys and girls ages 3-6 from 9-11am every Tuesday and Thursday. For information phone 609-525-9304.

August 1-30: Ventnor City Sports Camp at the Ventnor Education Community Complex for boys and girls age 6 or older from 9am-1pm under the direction of Jerry Thomas. A variety of sports are covered and campers can attend every week or for individual weeks. For information phone 609-823-7950.

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No Swell vs. Kidz Creations in “Puff Bowl IV” July 13

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 10, 2013 01:19 pm

powderpufftrophy Courtesy of JSPPL/The Jersey Shore Powder Puff League Championship Trophy, in memory of Allen No Swell Plumbing will face Kidz Creations in the Jersey Shore Powder Puff League “Puff Bowl IV” on Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m., at Bud Kern Field in Somers Point. The Puff Bowl will be preceded by a “Coaches Game” at 6 p.m.

Here are results from last weekend's semifinal games:

No. 7 No Swell Plumbing 20, No. 1 Charlie’s Chicks 19: No Swell quarterback Lindsay Packard threw three touchdowns as No. 7 No Swell handed top-seed Charlie’s its first loss of the season in the JSPPL semifinals on July 6 at Bud Kern Field.

Packard connected with Sheila Cruz, Jill Shaner and Leah Pocoroba for touchdowns. Pocoroba and Kayla Marshall added extra point catches.

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Fishing report from the 4th of July holiday weekend on the bay

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:43 pm

fishreport1 Submitted/Grand slam in the Margate bay: a 31 inch striper with a reward tag, an 18-inch flounder, and a 17-inch kingfish for the Perrino family of Monroeville. MARGATE - Occasionally, magic occurs on the bay as it did last week.

Ralph and Nancy Perrino of Monroeville and Branden Phy of Perkasie, Pa., hauled a cooler into the shop as they told their story. After asking advice on bait and fishing spots earlier that morning, they caught a 17-inch kingfish, an 18-inch flounder, AND a 31-inch striped bass. Not only that but the striper was tagged with a “reward” tag which will yield them between $50 and $250.

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Ocean City rallies to beat Northfield for District 16 LL title

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:15 pm

2district16 Matt Strabuk/Ocean City’s Gannon Brady slides home with the tying run in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s District 16 Little League championship. NORTHFIELD – It was a perfect scenario for Little League baseball: A warm summer night, a great crowd cheering positively for both sides, a championship at stake.

Another inevitable part of the scenario: One team would ultimately be disappointed, while the other would celebrate a victory that keeps them on the road to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Ocean City rallied for an 11-4 victory over Northfield Tuesday at Birch Grove Park to win its first District 16 Little League (11-12-year-old) baseball championship in recent memory.

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