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Jones leads Spartans into CAL semifinal rematch with AC

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Written by Bill LeConey Tuesday, February 24, 2015 01:56 am

jones Bill LeConey/Holy Spirit junior Tyler Jones scored a career-high 24 points in Monday's playoff win over EHT. ABSECON – The Holy Spirit Spartans didn’t want to look back on an ugly, ugly loss, and they didn’t want to look ahead to the prospect of a third meeting with their arch-rival.

So the Spartans lived for the moment Monday, beating Egg Harbor Township 59-43 in a first-round Cape-Atlantic League playoff game at Holy Spirit.

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Balanced effort yields playoff win and No. 100 for Spirit coach

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Written by Bill LeConey Tuesday, February 24, 2015 01:24 am

gallagher3 Bill Neiderhofer/Holy Spirit's Cass Gallagher takes a foul shot in Monday's playoff victory over Cedar Creek. ABSECON – In his fifth season as coach of the Holy Spirit High School girls basketball team, Dennis Smith earned his 100th career win in his team’s 20th win of the season.

Appropriately, it was a team effort.

Junior guard Cass Gallagher scored 15 points, hitting three 3-point shots, to help the Spartans beat Cedar Creek 58-50 in a first-round Cape-Atlantic League playoff game.

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Catholic wins a classic

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, February 23, 2015 11:34 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Those who follow Cape-Atlantic League basketball closely have known for almost a month that Wildwood Catholic and Middle Township would meet in the first round of the league’s boys playoff tournament.

Many of those same observers also opined that the game would be won or lost on the game’s final possession.

They were right.

Wildwood Catholic survived and advanced in the tournament with a 40-38 victory Monday evening after Middle Township’s Mike Feraco rimmed out a three-point attempt with three seconds to play in a contest that reaffirmed the theory that basketball at the high school level just might be the best version of America’s most popular winter sport.

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Malcolm in the middle wins it for Mainland

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, February 23, 2015 11:28 pm

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional High School girls basketball couldn’t have gotten a better look at the close of overtime. The team’s coach wouldn’t take credit for the play, however.

“They make me look like a better coach than I really am,” Scott Betson said. “That was all about the kids.”

Melanie Malcolm converted from the right block off an excellent bounce pass from Maddie Williscroft with 2.5 seconds to play in overtime as the Mustangs topped Middle Township, 40-38, in a Cape-Atlantic League playoff quarterfinal Monday evening.

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Update: MT-WC game sold out

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Written by Brian Cunniff Monday, February 23, 2015 11:31 am

Jordan Robertson finishes off Wildwood Catholic's win over Holy Spirit in the 2014 CAL playoff semifinal with an emphatic dunk If you don’t already have a ticket, you won’t get one now.

This evening’s highly-anticipated Cape-Atlantic League boys basketball playoff game between Middle Township and Wildwood Catholic is sold out. Tickets were sold this morning at both high schools and were all purchased prior to 11 a.m., according to the athletic directors at both schools.

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No tix at door for Middle-Catholic game

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Written by Brian Cunniff Sunday, February 22, 2015 07:52 pm

Want to go to Monday evening’s Cape-Atlantic League playoff quarterfinal boys basketball game between visiting Middle Township and host Wildwood Catholic?

You’ll have to purchase your tickets ahead of time.

Wildwood Catholic athletic director Sal Zuccarello announced Sunday evening that all tickets will be presold during school hours at Middle Township and Wildwood Catholic high schools. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

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D’Arcy wins 4th straight; Giegold, Kraus, Bishop first-time District champs

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Written by Mike Schultz Sunday, February 22, 2015 01:25 am

1final Mike Schultz/Holy Spirit's Pat D'Arcy won his fourth District 32 Championship on Saturday at Absegami. D'Arcy was also named the meets Most Outstanding Wrestler. GALLOWAY - You'd think that winning a fourth consecutive District title would lack some luster. That was not the case for Holy Spirit High School's Pat D'Arcy.

D'Arcy was aggressive in his dissection of Cedar Creek's Andrew Soloman, earning a 10-1 major decision win. He was also chosen as Most Outstanding Wrestler of the NJSIAA District 32 Wrestling Tournament, which concluded Saturday night at Absegami High School.

"It always feels good," D'Arcy said, as he shook hands with admiring young fans.

"To come in here at Absegami, this is my hometown. Being a Galloway kid I always use to come here to watch Districts, so this is pretty special."

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Ocean City's Demore wins district title

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Written by Brian Cunniff Saturday, February 21, 2015 09:05 pm

LUKE DEMORE GALLOWAY – Senior Luke Demore of Ocean City High School was the lone Cape May County wrestler to win a District 32 championship Saturday evening.

Demore was one of four Ocean City wrestlers and one of five from the county to reach championship bouts, but the only one to break through as a champion in the competition held at Absegami High School. He posted a thorough 5-0 victory over Egg Harbor Township’s Caleb Justis in the 160-pound championship bout.

“I came into the season knowing this is my senior year and I told myself I had to do it this year,” Demore said. “There’s no winning districts for me next year. This is my last year. I had to do it.”

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Devon Grisbaum does it again!

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Written by Tom Williams Saturday, February 21, 2015 04:39 pm

DEVON GRISBAUM Devon Grisbaum did it again!

The Ocean City High School senior won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions in the 3200 meters on Saturday a the John Bennett Indoor Complex in Toms River.

Grisbaum ran the race in 10 minutes, 45.2 seconds to finish more than two seconds in front of Eve Glasergreen of North Hunterdon, who was second.

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Wrestling commences in District 32 tournament

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Written by Mike Schultz Saturday, February 21, 2015 09:48 am

wrestling4 Mike Schultz/ Cedar Creek's Jahleel Williams measures up Absegami's James Geigold during their 113 lb. quarterfinal bout. Geigold, the top-seed at 113, earned a hard fought 4-0 win in the match. Area wrestlers began competition Friday night with preliminaries and quarterfinal action in the NJSIAA District 32 Wrestling Tournament at Absegami High School in Galloway.

At left, Cedar Creek's Jahleel Williams measures up Absegami's James Geigold during their 113 lb. quarterfinal bout. Geigold, the top-seed at 113, earned a hard fought 4-0 win in the match.

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Gibson nets 1K point, LCM grabs share of title

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, February 20, 2015 10:23 pm

Lauren Holden netted 20 points in Lower's 45-36 win over Ocean City. ERMA – The Lower Cape May Regional High School girls basketball team was never in the game the last time it faced Ocean City.

This time, it led the Raiders almost from start to finish and earned a share of a championship in the process.

Madie Gibson netted her 1,000th career point, Lauren Holden scored a game-high 20 points and the Lady Tigers held leads of as many as 13 points in each half on their way to a 45-36 victory in front of a sellout home crowd Friday evening.

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OC-LCM rematch tonight

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, February 20, 2015 02:29 pm

The first time the Ocean City and Lower Cape May Regional High School girls basketball teams met it was one of the most anticipated games of the season.

The Raiders took all the drama out of the contest before halftime, however, thoroughly dominating the Lady Tigers from the start of the second quarter to game’s end to the tune of a 43-20 victory.

That win – as well as Ocean City’s dominance of its other league opponents – established the Raiders as the consensus top team in the Cape-Atlantic League.

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CAL tournament pairings released

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Written by Brian Cunniff Friday, February 20, 2015 11:20 am

Corey Greer and the Middle Township boys basketball team will face Wildwood Catholic in the first round of the CAL tournament. The St. Augustine Prep boys and Ocean City girls teams have each earned No. 1 seeds for the respective Cape-Atlantic League boys and girls basketball tournaments, which are scheduled to begin Monday.

The CAL’s basketball committee – made up of a handful of the league’s athletic directors – released the seedings late Friday morning.

Quarterfinal games in both the boys and girls tournaments will be played Monday on the home courts of the higher-seeded teams. Quarterfinal matchups are as follows:

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Unsung heroes help Spartans grab share of conference title

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Written by Bill LeConey Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:56 pm

geromini Bill LeConey/Holy Spirit freshman Francesca Geromini broke a tie with just over five minutes to play in a win over Absegami Thursday. ABSECON – Every championship team needs a little boost, a pick-me-up, from an unlikely or unsung source now and then.

The Holy Spirit Spartans got it from freshman Francesca Geromini and senior reserve Alexa Steffens Thursday in a 48-38 win over Absegami that earned the Spartans a share of the Cape-Atlantic League American Conference title.

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