South Jersey Sports

Brigantine, Linwood play OCYAA Sunday

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am

Both OCYAA travel teams will be at home on Sunday, the 11-12 Year Olds hosting Brigantine and the 9-10s taking on Linwood. Both games will be at the Harry Vanderslice Memorial Complex on 35th Street.

After being rained out last Saturday, the OCYAA’s Tee Ball Program will continue on Saturday at 10 a.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 for boys and girls who will be at least five years old and not older than six on Oct. 1. A parent or guardian must be present to register with a valid birth certificate. (Don’t get Donald Trump started on this!) The registration fee is $35.

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OCHS alumni notebook

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Written by Tom Williams Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 am

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Katie Corson (senior-McDaniel track) broke a school individual record and was part of a new relay record in the Centennial Conference Championship Meet. She ran the 400 meters in 58.57 seconds for a new school mark and a silver medal. She also was part of a record performance in the 4x800 relay. Corson, who also plays field hockey at McDaniel, was named to the National Academic Field Hockey Team….

Jack Stephenson (senior-Richard Stockton track) received honorable mention on the NJAC all star team for the javelin. He threw 61.94 meters (203 feet, 2 inches) this year, a new RSC school record. Stephenson also had Stockton’s top shot put during the indoor season. He qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in Wisconsin starting May 23….

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Holy Spirit, EHT, Mainland, Oakcrest big winners at county crew championships

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Written by Mike Schultz Tuesday, May 14, 2013 09:54 pm

crewchamps1 Mike Schultz/Holy Spirit's varsity eight boat continued its dominance as they stroked toward the gold last Sunday at Lake Lenape. MAYS LANDING - The ninth annual Atlantic County Championships took place at Lake Lenape on Sunday. Local high school crew teams took to the water in windy conditions as their moms (and many others) watched from the beach on Mother’s Day.

The county’s top boats all continued their winning ways in the third medal race of the season. The Holy Spirit High School girls boats dominated the day with winners in the freshman eight, JV eight, lightweight eight, second eight and varsity eight.

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OCHS girls clinch CAL lacrosse tie with victory over MRHS

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Written by Bill LeConey Tuesday, May 14, 2013 04:33 pm

Jen Marra / Kelly Hanna of the Ocean City High School girls lacrosse team fires a shot that results in a goal during the Raiders’ 14-9 win over Mainland Monday, May 13 at the Tennessee Avenue field in Ocean City. Jen Marra / Kelly Hanna of the Ocean City High School girls lacrosse team fires a shot that results in a goal during the Raiders’ 14-9 win over Mainland Monday, May 13 at the Tennessee Avenue field in Ocean City.

The Ocean City High School girls lacrosse team had plenty on their minds for Monday’s key Cape-Atlantic League game against Mainland.

It turned out that short-term memory was enough.

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Raider spring sports roundup, edition of May 15, 2013

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Written by Tom Williams Tuesday, May 14, 2013 04:30 pm

BASEBALL: Craig Mensinger’s Raiders just keep on rolling.

On Monday, Ocean City edged Absegami for the second straight time by an identical 2-1 score for their 12th straight victory, an all-time OCHS record. Freshman Sean Mooney came to the rescue. With two Absegami runners on base in the seventh and no outs, Mooney came on from the bullpen. He walked the first batter to load the bases but struck out the next two and got the final out on a routine ground ball to the mound.

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Ocean City Raiders sweep Cape May County track titles

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Written by Tom Williams Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:00 am

ERMA - Athletes from Ocean City High School again made the Cape May County Track Championships their own last Thursday.

Sophomore Ryan Givens won three times and missed a fourth by one-quarter inch. Senior Kevin Scott won twice for the second straight year and won the 800 meters for a third straight year. Sophomore Rachel Stremme came away with two more first place medals. Mary Kate Brelsford broke the meet record in the 3200 meters that she had set last year. Senior Ashley Conrad, senior Maryanna Oberg and junior Cierra Granger all added to their gold medal collection.

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Arenberg claims MVP honors as Middle wins Warrior Classic

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, May 13, 2013 06:51 pm

WILDWOOD – The Middle Township High School baseball team knocked around Wildwood in a second-round Warrior Classic game on Sunday, winning 13-3.

But when the teams met again on Monday in the championship round of the double-elimination tournament, the Panthers needed some late-game heroics to finally put away the pesky Warriors.

They got them from Erik Arenberg.

The sophomore, capping a tournament MVP performance, smacked a long double to right-center that scored Steve Hand with one out in the top of the seventh for what proved to be the game-winning run in the Panthers’ 6-4 victory.

Middle, which went unbeaten in the tournament in its three games, won the Warrior Classic for the second straight season and improved to 14-5 for the season with the win.

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Sometimes, mom just wants to play some football

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Written by Bill LeConey Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:51 am

powderpuff1 Matt Strabuk/Somers Point resident Holly Palermo stretches for a pass during a Jersey Shore Powder Puff League football game between Randy's Girls (blue) and the Warlords (red). SOMERS POINT – On a rainy, storm-threatened Saturday at Bud Kern Memorial Field, a few moms were exercising their Mother’s Day privileges a day early.

It was the gift of football, and these young ladies were enjoying the privilege of competing out on the field – rushing the quarterback, leaping up for passes, and striving for the end zone – in the all-women’s Jersey Shore Powder Puff League.

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Schwartz gets 100th hit in easy Middle win

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Written by Brian Cunniff Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:27 am

WILDWOOD – Doug Schwartz needed three hits to reach 100 for his career going into Friday night’s game against Wildwood Catholic at the Warrior Classic baseball tournament.

The Middle Township senior got four.

Schwartz was one of the leaders of an incredible offensive barrage by the Panthers, who hammered Wildwood Catholic, 23-4, in five innings in the second round of the Warrior Classic.

Schwartz got his 100th hit on a bloop to left-center in the top of the third inning. He later ripped a long triple to right-center field to finish the game 4 for 4 with four runs scored and three RBI.

The win moved Middle into the winner’s bracket semifinal against Wildwood. That game will now be played Sunday at 11 a.m. after all of Saturday’s Warrior Classic was washed out due to rain.

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Oakcrest boys, EHT girls win county track titles

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Written by Bill LeConey Friday, May 10, 2013 04:48 pm

pvilletrack Jen Marra/Pleasantville runners Jamiera McCormick (front) and Hadiyah Aabid helped the Greyhounds to a third-place finish at the Atlantic County Girls Track and Field Championships. The Oakcrest boys, Egg Harbor Township girls, and versatile Cedar Creek athlete Gary Melton were the big winners at the Atlantic County High School Track and Field Championships, held Thursday, May 9, at Buena Regional High School.

Oakcrest won its fourth straight boys title, edging second-place EHT 102.5-101. LaDarrell Dixon clinched the victory for the Falcons, finishing ahead of the EHT runner on the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay. Dixon also won the triple jump, while teammate Chase Oliver won the 110 hurdles, and Daniel Jefferson won the high jump.

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Bridget Flynn’s record day highlights OCHS sweep at county meet

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Written by Brian Cunniff Thursday, May 09, 2013 09:04 pm

ERMA – Bridget Flynn turned in some head-turning, record-breaking performances at the Cape May County track and field championships Thursday afternoon.

The Ocean City High school senior distance runner broke two longstanding meet records and also was part of the record-breaking 4x400 relay team to lead her team to easy victory at the meet.

On the boys side, sophomore Ryan Givens won three events and narrowly missed first place in a fourth to pace Ocean City to a surprisingly comfortable win over Middle Township

In the girls meet, Flynn broke Alison Amicone’s 25-year-old record in the 800 meters by posting a winning time of 2:17.8. Amicone’s 1988 mark was 2:19.0. She also blitzed past Megan Hartman’s 20-year-old record in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:06.9.

Flynn also ran the anchor leg for the 1600-meter relay team that broke a four-year-old meet record by recording a time of 4:03.3. The old record was 4:06.3. Her running mates were Cierra Granger, Devon Terwilliger and Rachel Stremme.

Senior Mary Kate Brelsford broke her own county meet record in the 3200 with a time of 11:12.1. She set the previous record of 11:35.3 last year.

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Oakcrest notebook: Softball rounding into playoff form

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Written by Bill LeConey Thursday, May 09, 2013 01:13 pm

oaksoft1 Matt Strabuk/Oakcrest shortstop Sam Liepe catches a popup in Tuesday’s win over Absegami. GALLOWAY – The Oakcrest High School softball team is moving in the right direction as it approaches playoff time.

The Falcons improved to 8-8 this week with victories over Lower Cape May Regional and Absegami. Sophomore Logan Day had two hits and scored two runs in the win over Lower, while Tiffany Valiante went 2-for-3 and had a triple. Shortstop Jessica Liepe went 1-for-2 with three runs in the 8-1 win over Absegami on May 7.

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Ardente shines but not much support in loss to EHT

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, May 08, 2013 01:47 pm

gamibaseball Matt Strabuk/Absegami’s Matt Ardente throws a pitch against Egg Harbor Township in Tuesday’s 3-2 loss. Ardente, a sophomore, fell to 5-2 on the season. GALLOWAY – Absegami High School pitcher Matt Ardente has opened some eyes this season with his command and presence on the mound.

Ardente struck out five but took the loss in Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to Egg Harbor Township. He also drove in a run to give the Braves a short-lived 1-0 lead, but didn’t get enough offensive or defensive support.

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Egg Harbor Township powers up for playoffs with clutch win over Absegami

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Written by Bill LeConey Wednesday, May 08, 2013 01:25 pm

ehtbaseball1 Matt Strabuk/EHT senior Mike Chontos fires a pitch against Absegami in Tuesday's 3-2 win. GALLOWAY – The Egg Harbor Township High School baseball team played as if their season depended on the outcome of Tuesday’s game at Absegami. In a sense, it was that important.

EHT clinched a berth in the NJSIAA playoffs with Tuesday’s 3-2 win, improving to 8-7 at the 15-game cutoff. They also gained valuable power points, which are a factor in playoff seeding for the first time this season.

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