South Jersey Sports

Cape Tech coach finishes her third ironman triathlon

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Written by Brian Cunniff Tuesday, June 25, 2013 09:04 pm

Think about the things you could do in 14 hours, 33 minutes, 17 seconds.

You could get two nights of pretty good sleep. You could drive from Cape May County to pretty close to the Florida border. You could fly to Europe and back.

Ginny Roma decided to use that time to start and finish a ridiculously long triathlon.

Roma, the girls basketball coach and a teacher at the Cape May County Technical School for the past eight years, posted that very time in completing the Ironman Coeur D’Alene, a grueling long-distance triathlon held in a scenic part of Idaho last weekend.

The event included a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run.

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Szczur solid so far at Double A Tennessee

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Written by Brian Cunniff Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:15 am

matt-szczur Matt Szczur knows the 2013 season is a big one in his professional baseball career.

He turns 24 years old next month, which means the clock is ticking on his development in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system.

But the 2007 Lower Cape May Regional graduate is doing all he can to prove to the organization for which he plays that he still very much has the tools to play major league baseball. The Cubs certainly still think so as well, keeping him on their 40-man expanded roster.

“I don’t think it’s necessarily about my age but where I’m at in my career and where I am with being on the 40-man roster,” Szczur said in a recent telephone interview. “I know it’s a big year for me all around.”

Szczur, a leadoff hitter and outfielder, has been delivering under that pressure for the Double A Tennessee Smokies. Through Monday, he was batting a solid .291, which was best on the team among players with at least 100 at bats. His 74 hits, 38 runs scored and 254 at bats were tops on the team as well.

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College destinations of CAL Class of 2013

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, June 19, 2013 05:44 pm

College Destinations of CAL Class of 2013

(Class of 2014 & 2015 commitments also indicated)

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Mary Kate Brelsford           Ocean City              Charleston

Grace Lederer                   Wildwood Catholic   St. Leo

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Briefs, signups: 76ers Summer Hoops Tour bounces in to EHT

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 19, 2013 04:07 pm

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The EHT Recreation Department will be hosting the Annual Philadelphia 76ers Summer Hoops Tour on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at the Community Center on English Creek Avenue (this is a change of date from previous listing). Free and open to kids of any age. For more information or to see a complete list of summer activities go to ehtgov.org or call 609-272-8120.

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Absegami High School will host a Meet the Coaches Night on Tuesday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m. for incoming 9th graders who wish to play fall sports. Sports offered are football, field hockey, boys and girls Soccer, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, and girls tennis. Contact the Athletic Office at 609-404-2070 for more information.

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OCHS wins 2013 Ed Byrnes All-Sports Award

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, June 19, 2013 01:31 pm

Paul Baruffi (right) accepts the Ed Byrnes Memorial All Sports Award on behalf of Ocean City High School from Dave Talarico of Schoppy's Inc. (Photo by Jo Carroll) Paul Baruffi (right) accepts the Ed Byrnes Memorial All Sports Award on behalf of Ocean City High School from Dave Talarico of Schoppy's Inc. (Photo by Jo Carroll)

Ocean City High School won the Ed Byrnes Memorial All-Sports Award for the 2012-13 Cape-Atlantic League school year.

Ocean City, which shared the award with Middle Township last year, earned the top spot for the 11th time in the award’s 23 years. The Raiders were last the solo winner in 2009.

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Isgro baseball clinic a big hit for youngsters at Cedar Creek

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Isgro1 Bill LeConey/Cedar Creek baseball coach Mike Isgro high-fives Mullica youngster Tyler Thomas at Isgro’s baseball clinic on June 15. EGG HARBOR CITY – Tyler Thomas certainly looked like a ballplayer last Saturday at Mike Isgro’s inaugural baseball clinic at Cedar Creek High School.

He bunted the ball with great precision, picked up his leg and fired the ball with a smooth pitching motion, and fielded every ground ball hit his way, even without a glove (he was using an oversized Velcro paddle to smother the ball, but let’s not get technical).

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Nor’easters start long home stand Sunday

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:45 am

The Ocean City Nor’easters, part of a five-team battle for first place in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the PDL’s Eastern Conference, return home on Sunday for the first of four straight home games at Carey Stadium. The Nor’easters will play seven of their final eight games at home.

Ocean City will play at Long Island on Wednesday before taking on Jersey Express Sunday night (7pm) at Carey Stadium.

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COLUMN >> OCHS Class of 2013 left behind some great memories

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:44 am

 

It happens every year at this time. Hundreds of teenagers in red and white caps and gowns say goodbye to Ocean City High School. There are cheers, high-fives and even some tears.

The speakers talk about the memories these students have created, the progress since they entered as freshmen and the future that lies ahead of them.

These graduates have achieved success in a number of areas. Among them was sports.

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Andrews, Dalsey, Scott among Raiders to pick colleges

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:36 am

Baseball’s Kyle Andrews will attend Neumann College, lacrosse all star Sara Dalsey will move on to Manhattanville and champion distance runner Kevin Scott is headed to the College of New Jersey.

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This Month In OCHS Sports, Jun. 19, 2013

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:35 am

A quick look back at Raider moments from the past

Tricia Shelton Tricia Shelton

June 2004:

Brittany Sedberry won the 3200 meters in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions in school record time, becoming the first OCHS girl to win twice in Meet of Champions events. She had won the MOC in cross country seven months earlier.

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OCYAA teams set for LL tournament

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:34 am

Both OCYAA Little League Tournament teams have been selected and are about to begin play.

The 9-10 Year Old Team will start on Saturday (7pm) at Brigantine. If they win, OCYAA will host the Somers Point-Linwood winner on Sunday (5:30pm). If they lose the Ocean City team will move into the consolation bracket and play either Somers Point or Linwood at Brigantine on Sunday (7pm).

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Carpenter Cup is fitting career capper for Cedar Creek’s Newman

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:13 am

Chris Newman Submitted/Chris Newman Chris Newman says he is surprised as anyone to be playing in the Carpenter Cup Baseball Classic.

The Mullica Township resident is a member of the first graduating class at Cedar Creek High School. He is among 13 of the best Cape-Atlantic League baseball players currently playing in the 28th annual Carpenter Cup, a single-elimination all-star tournament that features 16 teams from New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Tri-Cape started the tournament with a 9-8 come-from-behind win over Berks County on Tuesday, June 18, at Ashburn Field in Philadelphia. Newman played the last four innings in left field, and scored the tying run in the seventh after reaching base on an error. Atlantic City’s Jon Bruccoleri had two hits in the game, including an RBI single.

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OCHS track season had good performances

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:00 am

Ocean City High School’s track teams left their marks during the 2013 season.

Kevin Greene’s girls made a run at the Cape-Atlantic League’s American Conference title until they suffered a loss to Egg Harbor Township late in the season. The team finished 6-2, the most wins since 2008 and second straight winning season.

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CAL’s leading scorer, rebounder now at Wildwood Catholic

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, June 17, 2013 10:05 pm

kennedy johnson One of the reasons Wildwood Catholic High School brought in Steve DiPatri to coach its girls basketball program was to help draw some female athletes to the school.

That move has already paid dividends, even well before he has coached his first official game.

Kennedy Johnson, one of the top post players in South Jersey, has officially enrolled at Wildwood Catholic, the school’s athletic director, Sal Zuccarello, confirmed earlier this week.

Johnson, a rising senior, had played the last two seasons under DiPatri at Sacred Heart, which closed its doors for good due to declining enrollment when the 2012-13 scholastic year ended earlier this month.

Johnson, who played at Holy Spirit as a freshman before transferring to Sacred Heart, led the Cape-Atlantic League in scoring averaging last season as a junior, depositing 19.5 points per game. The 6-foot-2 power forward/center also averaged a CAL-best 14.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks for a Sacred Heart team that finished 21-8 overall and reached the championship game of the CAL playoff tournament.

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