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Relief in sight for end of Pleasantville’s football drought

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Written by Bill LeConey Thursday, September 26, 2013 01:26 pm

pvillefootball Bill LeConey/Pleasantville coach Dave Dudley (left) talks to his team after last week's overtime loss to Vineland. PLEASANTVILLE – If the last two weeks are any indication, better days could be just around the corner for the Pleasantville High School football team.

The Greyhounds came oh so close to snapping their long losing streak, falling to Vineland in overtime, 28-21, on Sept. 20. Pleasantville built a 21-7 lead in the game but couldn't hang on.

The losing streak is now at 34 games. The Greyhounds haven't won since they beat Lower Cape May Regional on Nov. 7, 2009.

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Absegami hopes to ride momentum into division matchup with Mainland

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Written by Mike Gill Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:49 pm

Hood Jen Marra/Absegami senior David Hood runs for one of his three touchdowns in last week's win over Middle Township. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - It was an interesting night for Absegami High School head football coach Dennis Scuderi Jr when his Braves faced the Middle Township Panthers last Friday, Sept. 20, in Cape May Court House.

While Scuderi is now roaming the Braves sideline, he got his feet wet as a head coach in the Cape-Atlantic League at Middle, leading the Panthers during the 2005-2006 football seasons.

He came back to Memorial Field on the opposite sideline, with a ton of memories and friendships still in play.

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After 0-2 start, Middle hopes to repeat 2012 run

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Written by Brian Cunniff Wednesday, September 25, 2013 06:34 pm

Colin Cooper It isn’t easy going into the third week of your football season still searching for your first victory.

But the players on the Middle Township High School football team only need to look at what last year’s Panthers did after facing that same scenario to know it’s still very possible to have a successful season.

Last fall, Middle began the season with consecutive losses to St. Augustine Prep and Absegami before rallying to win three straight games and five of its next six to qualify for the South Jersey Group II playoffs for only the third time in program history.

This year’s group may face a bigger challenge, however. After losses to the same Hermit and Brave teams to start this season, the Panthers’ next few opponents appear improved from last season. This Friday’s opponent, Pleasantville, may have lost 34 straight games but the Greyhounds have already proven to be more competitive. They lost in overtime to Vineland – Middle’s opponent on Oct. 4 – after holding their own against Group V Mainland in their opener in a 28-13 storm-shortened loss.

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OCHS soccer player George Meyers returns from horrific injury

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, September 25, 2013 04:03 pm

george meyers It was more than a victory on the scoreboard last week when the Ocean City High School boys soccer team defeated Mainland at the Tennessee Avenue Soccer Complex last week.

Early in the second half, No. 9 came sprinting off the OCHS sidelines and the crowd stood and cheered. So did the players and coaches.

George Meyers had come all the way back.

“It was an amazing moment,” said Ocean City boys soccer coach Aaron Bogushefsky. “He’s had such a tough road getting back it was good for all of us – his teammates, the coaches and our fans – to see him out there again.”

Last season, on Oct. 18 in a game with St. Augustine Prep at Tennessee Avenue, Meyers suffered a season-ending injury. It could have been an end to his soccer career.

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Mainland girls playing for all that daylight allows

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, September 25, 2013 01:59 pm

newmaintennis1 Bill LeConey/Mainland tennis player Cassidy Scott hits a shot past Absegami's Kristen McCormick while doubles partner Blaire Adler waits in the back. GALLOWAY – The Mainland Regional High School girls tennis team is making a habit of playing marathon matches that stretch into early evening. Sometimes, they even finish those matches while they can still see the yellow ball.

On Monday, Sept. 23, the Mainland girls outlasted Absegami in a Cape-Atlantic League match that was extremely close and hard-fought. Mainland's No. 1 doubles team of Cassidy Scott and Blaire Adler finally settled the match, 3-2, with a back-and-forth, three-set victory over Absegami's Kristen McCormick and Cassidy Calimer.

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Absegami Notebook: Girls volleyball sweeps up a pair of victories

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, September 25, 2013 01:23 pm

gaminotes Jen Marra/Absegami field hockey player Morgan Millar works the ball downfield past Ocean City defender Abby Lyons (24) in a game on Sept. 23. The Absegami High School girls volleyball team swept visiting Middle Township by identical game scores of 25-11 and 25-11 on Monday, Sept. 23. Absegami's Dionise Ko had 16 assists. Teammate Barbara Gedeon added six kills, and Alyssa Kurz had four aces and three kills as the Braves improved to 7-2.

On Tuesday, Absegami swept Lenape 25-10 and 25-15, as Gedeon had six kills, Ivelisse Diaz had five aces, and Dionise Ko added 14 assists.

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Mainland Notebook: Field hockey team registers milestone win over Ocean City

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:38 pm

/Mainland Regional High School field hockey Bill LeConey/Mainland Regional High School field hockey co-captains Sydney Losco (left) and Kailey Stangle helped the Mustangs beat Ocean City for the first time since 1993. The Mainland Regional High School field hockey team handed rival Ocean City its first Cape-Atlantic League loss since 2007, beating the Red Raiders 2-1 on Sept. 20. It was only the Mustangs’ third victory ever against Ocean City, and their first since 1993.

Junior forwards Vanessa Pagliei and Rachel Rubinstein scored goals within a minute of each other in the first half for Mainland. Pagliei scored off passes from Sydney Losco and Ashley Albright. Pagliei and Kailey Stangle had the assists on Rubenstein’s goal.

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Edmunds, Hawks deny WCHS late

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Written by Brian Cunniff Tuesday, September 24, 2013 09:45 pm

Edmunds, Hawks deny WCHS late CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – It’s difficult enough for a goalkeeper to stop a penalty kick. Just imagine how difficult it is to have to make two stops on the same one.

That’s exactly what Cape May Tech’s Robert Edmunds did Monday afternoon against rival Wildwood Catholic.

Midway through the second half, Edmunds dove to his right to save a penalty kick by Catholic’s Pat McGann, who had stepped to the spot after teammate Sal Zampirri was taken down in the area. But after the save, the ball caromed off the post and floated almost directly across the goal line.

“It definitely wasn’t a good thing to see,” Edmunds said. “I was really nervous. But you just have to react to it.”

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Prevard, Vikings light up Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Mike Schultz Tuesday, September 24, 2013 07:00 pm

acPREVARD Mike Schultz/Atlantic City quarterback Jamir Prevard scrambles out of the pocket before attempting a pass during the first quarter of Friday’s game in Egg Harbor Township. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Under a full moon, the Atlantic City Vikings defeated Egg Harbor Township 54-12 on Friday night, Sept. 20.

The Vikings dominated the game from the very beginning, as senior running back Osh-Shakkur Derrick opened up the scoring with a gritty 3-yard touchdown run.

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Anderson strikes decisive blows as Holy Spirit topples St. Joseph

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Written by Bill LeConey Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:30 pm

spiritstjoe1 Matt Strabuk/Holy Spirit quarterback T.J. Anderson tries to escape a tackle by St. Joseph's Zach McGuckin in the third quarter of Friday's game. ABSECON – The Holy Spirit High School Spartans absorbed a few punches and delivered a few of their own in a heavyweight football battle with rival St. Joseph on Friday night.

T.J. Anderson dealt the knockout blows from both sides of the field in a 31-28 victory over the Wildcats that, for now, lifted the Spartans head and shoulders above the rest of the Cape-Atlantic League.

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Hood leads the way as Absegami pounds Middle

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 21, 2013 01:52 am

David Hood scored three touchdowns to help lead the Absegami High School football team to a 26-7 win over Middle Township On Friday night.

Hood scored on runs of six, 47 and six yards, and Christian Henchy scored on a touchdown pass from Mike Dolan to help the Braves even their record at 1-1.

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Valentin sparks Warriors to win

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, September 20, 2013 09:56 pm

WILDWOOD – Two weeks ago, Wildwood High School wasn’t sure if it would have a football program. But on Friday night, the Warriors were celebrating a victory on their home field.

Jose Valentin ran 10 times for 174 yards and three touchdowns as the Warriors downed Riverside, 20-16, at Maxwell Field.

All of Valentin’s touchdowns came on long runs. He scored from 50 yards out in the second quarter, from 30 yards out in the third quarter to put his team ahead for good at 14-8 and then from 58 yards out with 2:01 left in the fourth to put the Warriors in front by 20-8.

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LCM hoops star commits to Fordham

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, September 20, 2013 01:40 pm

lauren holden With two seasons still remaining in her high school career, Lower Cape May Regional High School girls basketball standout Lauren Holden already knows where she’s going to play in college.

Holden, a 5-foot-5 point guard, has given a verbal commitment to play at Division I Fordham University beginning with the 2015-16 season.

A starter since her freshman season, Holden averaged a Cape May County-best 18.4 points per game last season as a sophomore. She also topped the Lady Tigers in assists with 64 and three-point field goals with 40, while shooting a team-best 88.5 percent from the foul line. Also a fine perimeter defender, Holden led Lower Cape May to an 18-10 record, its first-ever appearance in the Cape-Atlantic League playoff tournament and a first-round state playoff victory last season.

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Wildwood grad joins Division I coaching staff

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, September 20, 2013 01:38 pm

Wildwood High School graduate Matt Schiff has joined the coaching staff of the women’s basketball program at Division I Morehead State.

Schiff, a 2009 graduate of Wildwood, where he ranks sixth in boys basketball history with 1,357 career points, will serve as a video coordinator for the Eagles.

Schiff spent one season as a walk-on with the men’s program at Division I Rutgers University in 2009-10 before becoming a practice player and student assistant for the Scarlet Knights women’s basketball program under head coach C. Vivian Stringer.

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