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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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Maddie Peterson wins national scholastic surfing title

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, June 17, 2013 09:31 pm

Maddie Peterson padded her already impressive surfing resume over the weekend.

The 15-year-old Wildwood Crest resident captured first place in the high school varsity women’s competition at the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s national championships last weekend. The event was held at Dana Point’s Salt Creek Beach in Orange County, Calif.

Peterson won her division while representing St. Augustine Prep’s high school team. Peterson, who is home schooled, was invited to participate as a female member of the team for St. Augustine, an all-boys school.

Peterson, who was competing in the NSSA national championships for the fourth straight year, topped four surfers from California and one from Hawaii in the final round to win the high school women’s division.

Peterson remained in California this week to participate in the Surfing America USA Championships at San Onofre State Beach.

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EHT's Plummer captures national discus title

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Written by Bill LeConey Monday, June 17, 2013 04:46 pm

plummer Photo courtesy of EHTHS Track and Field/Egg Harbor Township High School senior James Plummer shows off his gold medal and all-America honors for winning the national discus championship at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals. James Plummer’s performance at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals surpassed even his greatest expectations.

The Egg Harbor Township High School senior capped an outstanding scholastic track and field career by launching a personal-best 197 feet in the discus championship to beat second-place Jacob Patrick of Litchfield, MI, by seven inches on Sunday, June 16, in Greensboro, N.C.

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Dynamo Gymnastics wins 11 titles at USAIGC Championships

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 14, 2013 03:36 pm

dynamo Submitted/Alissa Taylor and Mikayla Houseworth placed 1st and 2nd in the All-Around at States. The Dynamo Gymnastics Team of Galloway captured 11 titles and 90 medals at the State and Regional USAIGC Championships held at the Wildwood Convention Center May 24-26.

Morgan Lancaster, Ella Hayek, Alissa Taylor, and Hailey Mastro won seven state titles while teammates Allie Hudson, Emma Walsh, and Kelsie Hartman won four regional titles.

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Schwartz picked for Carpenter Cup

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, June 14, 2013 12:07 pm

Carpenter Cup Middle Township High School senior Doug Schwartz has been selected to participate in the 28th annual Carpenter Cup Classic baseball tournament next week.

The Carpenter Cup, sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, is a single-elimination tournament pitting the top players from various high school leagues and conferences from throughout the Delaware Valley.

Schwartz was the top player for a Middle team that set a program record with 19 wins this spring. He batted an impressive .564 with 48 hits in 85 at bats. Fourteen of his hits went for extra bases. He produced 38 RBI and 26 runs scored. Schwartz was equally impressive on the mound, going 8-1 with a 1.84 earned run average.

Schwartz will compete for the Tri-Cape team at the Carpenter Cup. The Tri-Cape team is made up of players from the Cape-Atlantic League and the Tri-County Conference.

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Briefs, signups: Northfield Cardinals football, and much more

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 13, 2013 02:42 pm

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The Northfield Cardinals will hold in-person football sign ups for all levels on Saturday June 22 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Tan Snack bar at Birch Grove Park.

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EHT Baseball is hosting its annual tournament Father's Day weekend, June 13-17. The tournament is open to all recreational all-star teams and has expanded this year to include U8-U12 teams. U8 is pitching machine, U9-U10 is 46/60 and U11-U12 is 50/70. Please visit www.ehtbaseball.org for more information. Questions can be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Oakcrest grad to play in Army-Navy Vet arena football game

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 13, 2013 01:09 pm

armyvetfootball Submitted/Kevin Fletcher practices for the Army-Navy Veterans arena football game scheduled for June 22 in Philadelphia. Kevin Fletcher, a 2009 graduate of Oakcrest High School and current Richard Stockton College undergraduate, will put aside the books and get fit to represent the Army Veterans team when he plays arena football against the Navy Veterans on June 22 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The game is part of the Philadelphia Soul’s and Judge VIP (Veterans in Professional) Careers’ Military Appreciation Night. The veterans game is set to start at approximately 9 p.m., following the Philadelphia Soul game vs. the Iowa Barnstormers at 6:05 p.m.

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Ten Raiders on CAL first team spring all stars

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:40 am

Ten Ocean City High School athletes were selected first team, all-conference for the spring sports season in the Cape-Atlantic League.

Five of them were repeat selections. Tess Solazzo and Sara Dalsey were each chosen for the second time in girls lacrosse, Beau Hall was a repeat on the baseball all stars and Chad Williams in boys track. Junior Bridget Flynn was chosen for the first time as part of the OCHS girls track team but she had previously been selected twice while at Holy Spirit.

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This Month In OCHS Sports, Jun. 13, 2013

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:07 am

A quick look back at Raider moments from the past

John Betts John Betts

June 1997:

Scott Lipford and Abbey Hartman both earned medals in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield. Lipford broke his own school record in the 800 meters and finished fourth in the MOC race, 1.2 seconds behind the winner.

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OCHS baseball team was a record-setting champion

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:05 am

The 2013 Ocean City High School baseball season ended in frustration. But it was quite a season.

Craig Mensinger’s team finished 23-4, a record for wins in one season. The Raiders won 20 straight, a school record that is also believed to be a Cape-Atlantic League record. They won the championship of the CAL’s National Conference for the first time since 1964, the first in any conference since 2000. And, for the third time in four years, they reached the South Jersey Group 3 championship game.

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Raiders set the stage in softball

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:04 am

The senior softball players (at the end-of-season dinner) are, from left, Kim McMaster, Jenna Cuomo, Holly Mariano, Teresa Doughten, Briana Graham, Rachel Doerr. The senior softball players (at the end-of-season dinner) are, from left, Kim McMaster, Jenna Cuomo, Holly Mariano, Teresa Doughten, Briana Graham, Rachel Doerr.

The Ocean City High School softball team won seven times this season for the first time since 2002. In fact, you have to go back to 1991 to find an OCHS softball team that won more than seven games. And the interesting thing is, John Bruno’s pitcher and his four best hitters will all be back next spring.

Bruno will lose three solid players from his lineup to graduation – Briana Graham, Holly Mariano and Jenna Cuomo. But a lot of talent returns.

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Young Raiders had winning tennis season

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:03 am

The Ocean City High School boys tennis team finished the season with a winning record. And, considering their youth and their schedule, it was a successful season.

It was the third winning season in five years for the Raiders but the first one without a Barrus in the lineup.

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Ocean City's Beau Hall, Kyle Andrews picked for Carpenter Cup

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:02 am

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School seniors Beau Hall and Kyle Andrews were selected to play in the Carpenter Cup beginning Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Hall and Andrews will be part of the Tri-Cape team in the single elimination tournament that features 16 teams from three states. The Tri-Cape team opens play on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. on Ashburn Field at FDR Park in Philly. The winner will play next Friday (June 21) at 2:30 p.m. at Ashburn Field against the winner between Suburban One and Philadelphia’s Catholic League.

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Cape Express hosts Welsh side

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Written by Brian Cunniff Wednesday, June 12, 2013 06:30 pm

Cape Express hosts Welsh side CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Last weekend, a handful of soccer World Cup qualifiers were held across the world.

Switzerland slipped past Cyprus, the Republic of Ireland breezed by the Faroe Islands, Italy drew with the Czech Republic and Colombia earned a road draw with Argentina.

Quite a few international friendlies also took place. Spain held off a gritty effort by Haiti to win by a goal, Brazil was three-goal winner over France and the Netherlands were easy winners over Indonesia.

And in another friendly from the weekend, a team from the United States took on a side from Wales at the Boyd Street Field Saturday night.

Before working yourself into a tizzy thinking you missed a chance to see a team featuring Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard take on an opponent that included Ryan Giggs and Gareth Bale right here in your back yard, this particular friendly wasn’t on that scale.

But it certainly was spirited and it certainly produced some fine soccer.

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