South Jersey Sports

EHT notes: New field house, concessions for Thanksgiving

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, November 20, 2013 01:29 pm

EHTfootball Jackie Brutchey/EHT's Darius Ellis catches a pass from quarterback Adam Bynum in the consolation loss to TR North.. Egg Harbor Township football lost to Toms River North, 28-0, in an NJSIAA consolation game on Friday, Nov. 15.

The Eagles had a much better result the week before, when senior quarterback Adam Bynum ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in a 25-16 win over Ocean City as the Eagles snapped a six-game losing streak. Dante Moore had two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, in that win.

EHT will host Mainland Regional in its traditional Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m., and will also mark the opening of its newly renovated athletic field house and concession stands.

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Absegami notes: Hood, Hubbard run wild in consolation win

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, November 20, 2013 01:13 pm

GamiFB1 Matt Strabuk/Absegami’s Maurice Hubbard sprints towards the goal line for one of his three touchdowns against Vineland. The Absegami High School football team used a one-two rushing punch of seniors David Hood and Maurice Hubbard to beat Vineland, 52-28, in a Group V South consolation game on Nov. 15.

Hood rushed for 257 yards on 16 attempts and scored five touchdowns, and Hubbard rushed for 143 yards and three scores on nine attempts. Absegami (4-5) will host traditional Thanksgiving rival Oakcrest on Thursday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m.

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Middle's season ends in extra time in state semifinal

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Written by Brian Cunniff Wednesday, November 20, 2013 07:41 am

RICHLAND – The Middle Township High School boys soccer team couldn’t pull another exciting victory out of its bag of tricks Tuesday night.

The Panthers, competing against Delran in the state Group II semifinal on St. Augustine Prep’s turf field, saw their magical season come to an end when the Bears scored 1:08 into extra time to secure a 2-1 victory.

Middle, which had won the program’s second South Jersey championship late last week, had its season ended at 17-4-3.

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Raiders beat Triton, 45-22, for 4th win

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Written by Tom Williams Tuesday, November 19, 2013 01:55 pm

RUNNEMEDE- Frank Woolley passed 1,000 yards rushing this season, Jared Jones scored his first three varsity touchdowns and Kevin Wiesner had three takeaways as Ocean City defeated Triton, 45-22, in an NJSIAA consolation game.

Woolley, who shared the running back spot with Jones and Owen Naplacic, scored twice in the game and gained 98 yards on 23 carries. Jones carried 13 times for 96 yards and Naplacic six times for 49 yards.

“Frank was hobbling a little bit,” said OCHS coach Kevin Smith, “so we wanted to rest him regularly. Owen has been steady all season and Jared really looked good the last couple of weeks in JV games so we felt confident with any of them.”

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Raiders get past Timber Creek, win South Jersey title

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Written by Tom Williams Monday, November 18, 2013 02:07 pm

Bogushefsky Ocean City High School boys soccer coach Aaron Bogushefsky remembers getting a BB gun for his 11th birthday. It was a special gift, one that helped develop his interests as a hunter. But the gift he got 20 years later – just last week – was even better.

On his 31st birthday, his Raiders defeated Timber Creek, 2-0, at the Tennessee Avenue Complex to win the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 3 championship. It was Ocean City’s first title since 2007 and the program’s ninth overall. And coming over Timber Creek, which came into the game ranked No. 5 in the state, made it all the more rewarding.

Timber Creek had eliminated Bogushefsky’s 2010 team from the tournament, had beaten the 2011 Raiders in the South Jersey final and had beaten Ocean City this year, 3-0, in the South Jersey Coach Invitational semifinals.

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After lopsided playoff loss, Pirates look ahead to Prep

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Written by Bill LeConey Saturday, November 16, 2013 11:51 pm

CCreek1 Bill LeConey/Cedar Creek quarterback Jesse Milza throws a pass under pressure in Saturday's 48-0 playoff loss to Camden.  CAMDEN – In the shadow of Walt Whitman’s grave, Cedar Creek’s playoff loss on Saturday, Nov. 16, was nothing to write home about, or wax poetic about, or any other literary metaphor you can think of.

Luckily, the Pirates still have one final chapter to write – and it could make for a great conclusion.

Cedar Creek’s hopes for a second straight run to the South Jersey Group II title game were deflated quickly by an explosive Camden team that romped to a 48-0 quarterfinal win at historic Farnham Park.

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Dramatic goal nets Raiders state field hockey title

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Written by Brian Cunniff Saturday, November 16, 2013 06:31 pm

Dramatic goal nets Raiders state field hockey title TOMS RIVER – A Hollywood screenwriter might have a hard time dreaming up a more dramatic way to win a state championship.

The Ocean City High School field hockey team, culminating with triumph a season filled with adversity, got a goal from Kelly Hanna after time expired in the second overtime session to beat Warren Hills, 1-0, in the state Group III title game at Toms River East High School Saturday afternoon.

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Atlantic City loses playoff hearbreaker to top seed Eastern

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Written by Bill LeConey Saturday, November 16, 2013 02:39 am

ACEastern1 Bill LeConey/Atlantic City quarterback Jamir Prevard looks to throw from deep in his own territory in the fourth quarter of Friday's playoff game. VOORHEES - Four yards were all that separated the Atlantic City Vikings from a stunning playoff upset Friday night.

But if hard effort, resiliency and determination are the true measure of a team, the Vikings gained enormous stature in defeat.

Quarterback Jamir Prevard was knocked out of bounds at the 4-yard line on fourth-and-goal with 42.3 seconds left, and the Vikings fell to top seed Eastern Regional, 32-26, in a wild and wooly South Jersey Group V first-round playoff game.

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Spartans take solid first step on road to four-peat

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Written by Mike Schultz Saturday, November 16, 2013 02:20 am

Spiritplayoff1 Mike Schultz/T.J. Anderson hands off to Deandre Dennis. Dennis scored a two-yard touchdown on Friday night. Anderson passed for a 35-yard touchdown and rushed for a two-yard touchdown. ABSECON - The quest for a fourth straight state title began Friday night for the Holy Spirit High School football team.

The top-seeded Spartans defeated No. 8 Pingry 48-0 in the opening round of the Non-Public Group II playoffs.

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Middle claims South Jersey soccer title

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, November 15, 2013 08:20 pm

WEST DEPTFORD – After 100 hundred minutes of soccer and a combined 15 penalty-kick shooters, Noah Granigan stood 12 yards away from goal with a chance to deliver his team a South Jersey championship.

The Middle Township High School senior didn’t waste the opportunity.

Granigan blasted his kick inside the post and away from the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Denny Corsetti and set off a frenzy among the Middle players, coaches and fans as the Panthers outlasted West Deptford, 6-5, in penalty kicks after the teams played to a scoreless draw through regulation and two overtimes in the South Jersey Group II championship game Friday afternoon.

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Oakcrest Falcons soar into the future with QB Elliott

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Written by Mike Schultz Thursday, November 14, 2013 01:31 pm

Elliott Mike Schultz/Oakcrest freshman Kendall Elliott is one of three Cape-Atlantic League quarterbacks to throw for 1,000 yards this season. MAYS LANDING - Oakcrest High School freshman quarterback Kendall Elliott gave the Falcon faithful reason to cheer last Friday night, Nov. 8.

Elliott connected with LaDarrell Dixon for a 40-yard completion on the Falcons’ opening drive against Holy Spirit.

The long pass play solidified Elliott's place in the Oakcrest record books, making him the first freshman quarterback in school history to reach the 1,000 yard passing mark.

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Before we look at the football playoffs ...

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, November 13, 2013 06:21 pm

ACStJoe Bill LeConey/Atlantic City quarterback Jamir Prevard gets a pass off before a St. Joseph defender can reach him in a Cape-Atlantic League game last month. The NJSIAA Football Playoffs begin on Friday night and eight teams from the Cape-Atlantic League will be in action – six on Friday and two on Saturday.

There are some interesting situations in the playoff pairings. But first, there is another situation that merits discussion.

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Kennedy Johnson signs with Michigan State

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Written by Brian Cunniff Wednesday, November 13, 2013 03:50 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Surrounded by her family, as well as classmates and administrators from her new school, Kennedy Johnson officially made her college choice Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson, a 6-2 basketball star who transferred into Wildwood Catholic after her previous school, Sacred Heart, closed its doors for good in June, signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Michigan State.

The signing ceremony was held on the first day of the NCAA’s official signing period for basketball and other sports. Johnson had verbally committed to MSU earlier this fall.

“It feels great that I’ve accomplished something that I wanted to do since I was a little kid,” Johnson said. “It’s great to be signed and knowing where I’m going to school.”

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EHTYO Football doubles up on championships

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 13, 2013 03:18 pm

EHTYO1 Submitted/Cape Varsity quarterback Billy Germana hands off to Jowell Diaz with blocking by Luis Rivera  Teams sponsored by the Egg Harbor Township Youth Organization won two championships on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Middle Township for their first titles in more than 15 years.

The Cape Varsity team beat crosstown rivals the EHT PAL Enforcers, 34-21.

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