CHRIST THE KING BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM
Christ the King Regional School (pictured) notched a thrilling 36-35 victory over Resurrection Catholic School in a tight game played at Paul VI to claim the Camden County Catholic School Boys Basketball League Championship. The Knights went on to win another nail-biter in the final of the Tim Lenahan Memorial Basketball Championship, edging St. Rose of Lima, 33-30. The eighth-graders were coached by Rich Rand and Jim Morton.
MOORESTOWN ICE HOCKEY TEAM
The Moorestown Quakes varsity ice hockey team wrapped up an impressive 17-2-1 season by winning the newly created New Jersey/Delaware Division at the 35th annual Flyers Cup Scholastic Championships. Making the 7-3 victory at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees especially sweet was the fact that it came over Cherokee, the only team to beat the Quakes this season.
CINNAMINSON BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM
The Cinnaminson sixth-grade boys basketball team capped an undefeated season by defeating Seneca to win the South Jersey Basketball League Championship. Eric Sabato led the way with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Jake Wilmer and CJ Gee also had strong games. The whole team was sharp at both ends of the floor under coach Chuck Nesemeier.
SOUTH JERSEY BLACK STORM BOYS LACROSSE TEAM
The South Jersey Black Storm, based in Medford, won the championship at the first-ever April Fools Lax Fest, hosted by the Devils Lacrosse Club of Flemington. The tournament brought in about 240 eighth-grade boys players, mostly from Hunterdon County. The Black Storm posted a 4-0-1 record in the tournament, beating Somerset Hills in the championship game, 7-3.
LENAPE KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM
The Lenape A team claimed third place at the 25th annual Allentown Knowledge Bowl Tournament. The team consists of seniors and juniors and is captained by Antonio Gray. Other team members include Olivia Liu, Jayan Chan, Adam Dewey, Nate Yezril and Andre Angelia.
MOORESTOWN LIGHTNING U-13 GIRLS SOCCER TEAM
The Lightning had a strong start to the spring season, as they won their age bracket in the MAPS Spring Challenge. The girls went undefeated in the four games they played, scoring nine goals and only allowing three.
ST. JOAN OF ARC GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
The St. Joan of Arc girls basketball team finished with a perfect 19-0 record this past winter, dominating the competition in the South Jersey Saints League. They went 16-0 in the regular season, followed by three more wins in the playoffs, including a 31-13 victory over St. Rose of Lima for the championship.
HADDONFIELD GIRLS INDOOR TRACK TEAM
The Bulldawgs’ distance medley relay team of senior Shelby Cain, junior Carly Bonnet, freshman Kaitlyn Bonnet and freshman Briana Gess turned in a remarkable performance at the New Balance Nationals at the Armory in New York in March. Their time of 11:43.94 was the second-fastest in New Jersey indoor track history and shattered the previous South Jersey record. It was also good for second place at the meet.
KINGSWAY BOYS TRACK TEAM
The Dragons won the team title in the Large Schools Division at the Bridgeton Relays for the second straight year. They earned wins in the distance medley, 4x800, shot put and pole vault at the 71st edition of the prestigious event.
EASTERN SOFTBALL TEAM
The Vikings rode their hot bats to the championship of the Camden County Tournament, beating Cherry Hill West in the final, 13-2, after earning a 9-2 victory over Triton in the semifinals. Kelly Fitzpatrick and Ally Schmus each had three hits in the final and Sarah Waro added two triples.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP SOFTBALL TEAM
The defending Group IV state champions picked up right where they left off in 2013, cruising to the title at the Ron Vinick Tournament in Millville early in the 2014 campaign. The Minutemaids cruised past Hammonton in the final, 12-5, as game MVP Dominique Palagruto had three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs.
CHERRY HILL EAST BASEBALL TEAM
The Cougars rolled to a 13-1 win over Winslow Township early in the season as two pitchers combined on a no-hitter. Shane Haar started on the mound and struck out seven in five innings, while Mike Brambilla finished with two strong innings to seal the no-hitter.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 2 (April, 2014).
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