South Jersey Sports

EHT athletes shine at home, Clark brothers fly at CAL championships

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Written by Bill LeConey Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:25 pm

caltrackclarks Matt Strabuk/Pleasantville's Clark brothers, Isaac and Jacob, finish one-two in the 800 run at the Cape-Atlantic League championships on May 16 at EHT. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township High School girls relay teams capped off an impressive day for the host Eagles at the Cape-Atlantic League Championships Thursday at EHT.

The EHT girls won both the 4x400 and 4x800 relays, beating Millville both times. The 400 relay of Ashley Gerald, Zahara James, Juliann Brand and Cassidy Treanor finished in 4:00.03, edging Millville by .66 seconds, while the 800 team of Abigail Shafer, Morgan Shick, Julianna Catania and Juliann Brand won their race by 13 seconds.

Pleasantville’s middle distance stars, Isaac and Jacob Clark, finished 1-2 in the 800, with Isaac edging out his twin brother by three-tenths of a second. Isaac Clark's time of 1:50.27 is No. 1 in the state this spring and No. 4 in the country. Jacob's time of 1:50.30 is No. 2 in the state.

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Oakcrest crew teams headed to Nationals

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, May 16, 2013 03:37 pm

oakcrew Submitted photo/Women’s lightweight four members, l-r: Nicole Littlefield, Morgan Osborn, Danielle LaPergola, Rebecca Adamo and Connie Capone The Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship Regatta will take place at the Cooper River Park in Camden next week on May 24 and 25. Four boats, and possibly five, from Oakcrest High School will be going.

Two women’s teams and two men’s teams qualified at the Garden State Championships two weeks ago. For the women, the qualifiers were lightweight four and the junior eight. The men’s qualifiers were the lightweight eight and the junior four.

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Absegami notebook: DellaVecchia, Khalid pace track team to third place at counties

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 16, 2013 03:21 pm

gaminotes0516 Jen Marra/Absegami shortstop Buck Amend makes a throw across the diamond as third baseman Matt Branco ducks out of the way in the Braves’ 2-1 loss to Ocean City on May 10. Absegami High School track and field standouts Nick DellaVecchia and Salman Khalid raced to victory at the Atlantic County Championships on May 9 at Buena Regional.

DellaVecchia placed first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.43 seconds. Khalid won the 3,200 in 9:38.1, and he was second in the 1,600.

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NJSIAA playoff seedings announced for baseball, softball

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Written by Bill LeConey Thursday, May 16, 2013 01:31 pm

The NJSIAA announced playoff seedings for its state tournaments in high school baseball and softball. Several area teams were selected for the tournaments. Games begin Monday, May 20, for baseball, May 21 for softball.

In South Group IV baseball, Egg Harbor Township is the 10th seed and plays at No. 7 Lenape in the first round. Absegami is the 13th seed and plays at No. 4 Williamstown. Atlantic City is the 15th seed and plays at Vineland (2).

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COLUMN >> The athletes who establish the standards

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Written by Tom Williams Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am

Last Thursday (5/9/13) was a pretty special day in Ocean City High School sports history.

At the Tennessee Avenue Complex behind the municipal golf course, senior Tess Solazzo became the first Cape-Atlantic League girls lacrosse player to score 300 or more goals in her career. Only three others have done it in South Jersey history. She enters this week’s Wednesday game against Egg Harbor Township with 99 goals this season, a school record.

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This Month In OCHS Sports, May 15, 2013

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

A quick look back at Raider highlights from the past

Alison Amicone won twice as Mike Naples’ girls track team won the Cape May County Meet, 129-52, over second place Lower Cape May. Alison Amicone won twice as Mike Naples’ girls track team won the Cape May County Meet, 129-52, over second place Lower Cape May. Pam Pam McFarland won twice as Mike Naples’ girls track team won the Cape May County Meet, 129-52, over second place Lower Cape May.

May 1988:

Pam McFarland, Alison Amicone and Carla Roberts each won twice as Mike Naples’ girls track team won the Cape May County Meet, 129-52, over second place Lower Cape May. Amicone set meet records in the 800 meters (2:19.1) and the 1600 (5:19.0).

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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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