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High School Sports Blog

Saturday 03/08/2014
Posted: March 08, 2014 - 10:15 pm
James Clark's soccer blog: Philadelphia Union enter fifth season at crossroads in their early history

Kickoff to the Philadelphia Union's fifth season in Major League Soccer is just a few hours away in Portland, Ore.. As with the start of any athletic season, optimism hangs in the air. There's a feeling that this season could mean a lot for the team, both on and off the field.

Sunday 11/14/2010
Posted: November 14, 2010 - 6:00 am
Even though season's over, Absegami girls soccer team raised the bar

Absegami girls soccer coach Elizabeth Lee was gracious with her time after the Braves lost the South Jersey Group IV final to Lenape by a score of 2-0 in Galloway Township on Friday afternoon. Lee answered question after question from the media members in attendance, never once making anyone feel like she'd rather be somewhere else.

Friday 11/12/2010
Posted: November 12, 2010 - 1:45 pm
A great day all around for Hammonton boys soccer

It's not too often that a high school boys soccer team starts a season 0-3 -- losing all three games at home, to boot -- yet still wins a South Jersey championship. One would venture to say that's a real understatement.

Thursday 10/21/2010
Posted: October 21, 2010 - 6:00 am
St. Augustine Prep soccer team looks to add to school's storied history

Every year they say it, and it seems every year they're wrong. "They" are those media pundits (cough! cough!) or crotchety old-timers supposedly in the know when it comes to soccer in southern New Jersey. We ... ahem, I mean they (!!) ... think they know what they're talking about, but invariably they don't.

Saturday 10/16/2010
Posted: October 16, 2010 - 6:00 am
Holy Spirit football team in complete control during win over Mainland

LINWOOD -- All rankings can be viewed as subjective, but there's not much doubt that the Holy Spirit High School football team deserves its No. 1 slot in The Press Elite 11.

Thursday 10/07/2010
Posted: October 07, 2010 - 6:00 am
Mainland girls soccer team shows resilience in beating Hammonton

LINWOOD -- When Mainland Regional High School girls soccer coach Chris Connolly looks over at his bench these days, it's probably a surprise when he actually sees any healthy bodies available to go into a match.

Thursday 09/30/2010
Updated: September 30, 2010 - 9:04 am
Ocean City win a benchmark for Hammonton boys soccer

It's hard to imagine how much a win over Ocean City High School means in the world of boys soccer programs. Sure, the program isn't what it once was.

Wednesday 09/29/2010
Updated: September 29, 2010 - 7:52 am
Despite loss, Absegami volleyball emerging as regional power

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP -- Girls volleyball may be a relatively new sport in our region, but that doesn't mean you can't happen upon a high-powered matchup in the sport in the area ... it just takes a little research.

Saturday 09/25/2010
Posted: September 25, 2010 - 2:30 am
Atlantic City-Absegami football game like a carnival on the bay

ATLANTIC CITY -- Let's get one thing straight from the start ... Friday night's high school football game between host Atlantic City and Absegami was a Big Event, and the capital letters are included on purpose for the sake of emphasis. For the record, A.C. won 20-6, moving to 3-0 and dropping 'Gami to 1-2.

Friday 09/24/2010
Updated: September 24, 2010 - 9:38 am
A pleasant surprise at Pleasantville vs. Middle Township girls volleyball game

PLEASANTVILLE -- I'm suffering from a bit of culture shock here. Not in demographic terms -- my Press of Atlantic City office is actually located in P'ville, and three of the boys I coach in club soccer ... Emilio, Raul and Charles ... are all Latino boys from this town, where I spend a lot of my time.

Tuesday 09/21/2010
Updated: September 23, 2010 - 10:43 am
Mainland Regional hosts Middle Township in girls soccer

LINWOOD -- You could be forgiven for thinking Monday afternoon's high school girls soccer match between host Mainland Regional and Middle Township was reminiscent of some sort of late-summer scrimmage.

Saturday 09/18/2010
Updated: September 23, 2010 - 10:44 am
Ocean City hosts Middle Township in boys' soccer

OCEAN CITY -- It sounds terribly cliched, but when two geographical rivals such as Middle Township High School and Ocean City High School meet in any sport, you can throw the records out the proverbial window.

Updated: September 23, 2010 - 10:44 am
Behind the scenes at Oakcrest-Millville football

MAYS LANDING -- When your son takes to the football field ... especially in this day and age, when all the players are bigger, stronger and faster ... you sort of know he's throwing caution to the wind. That sort of comes with the territory.

Friday 09/17/2010
Updated: September 23, 2010 - 10:44 am
Holy Spirit hosts Wildwood Catholic in girls' soccer

ABSECON -- Holy Spirit High School senior Melissa Normant was in good "spirits," so to speak, despite her slight injury on Friday afternoon. Normant, who hails from Galloway Township, said some "slight bruising" kept her out of the match against Wildwood Catholic, but she'll be ready to go next week.

Updated: December 03, 2015 - 10:25 am
Behind the scenes at St. Augustine-Mainland football

LINWOOD -- There's no doubt that the members of the St. Augustine Prep and host Mainland Regional football teams couldn't wait to lace 'em up and really get at each other on the field Thursday night.

Thursday 09/16/2010
Updated: September 23, 2010 - 10:45 am
Atlantic City, Vineland square off in boys' soccer

ATLANTIC CITY - The games on along the bay at Atlantic City High School here are always windy, but Friday's boys' soccer game between the host Vikings and Vineland seems more so than usual. The ground-shaking sounds of the Vikings' marching band practicing in the background adds a surreal atmosphere to it all.

Susan Lulgjuraj