Press of Atlantic City: High School Sports Blog

High School Sports Blog

Sunday 11/09/2014
Posted: November 09, 2014 - 2:02 pm
Times and dates for high school football playoff, consolation games

The state high school football playoff pairings are official.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Posted: November 04, 2014 - 9:44 am
A quick look at the South Jersey Group V football playoff bracket

Clinched: Rancocas Valley (6-1); Lenape (7-0); Williamstown (6-2); Brick Memorial (5-3); Cherokee (4-3).

Posted: November 04, 2014 - 12:00 am
A quick look at the SJ Group III football playoff bracket

Clinched: Allentown (6-2); Delsea Regional (5-3); Bridgeton (6-2); Central Regional (5-2)

Saturday 05/31/2014
Posted: May 31, 2014 - 2:36 pm
Stacy Lewis leads the ShopRite LPGA Classic

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - Stacy Lewis shot an 8-under-par 63 today  to take a one-shot lead over Christina Kim midway through the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

Wednesday 04/30/2014
Posted: April 30, 2014 - 2:37 pm
CAL high school baseball teams continue to compete for Diamond Classic berths

The competition for spots in the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic pauses today because of the rain.

Tuesday 04/29/2014
Posted: April 29, 2014 - 11:13 pm
Hamels says he's embarrassed as Mets beat Phillies in rain-soaked homestand opener

PHILADELPHIA – Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels didn't blame the cold Tuesday night.

Posted: April 29, 2014 - 8:20 pm
Phillies and Mets to start at 8:30 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA - The Phillies and the New York Mets waited out the rain tonight.

Posted: April 29, 2014 - 5:35 pm
CAL baseball teams compete for Diamond Classic spots

This promises to be a big week for Cape-Atlantic League high school baseball teams.

Thursday 03/06/2014
Posted: March 06, 2014 - 11:30 am
AC, Wildwood Catholic and Holy Spirit boys basketball teams in action tonight

Three games dominate tonight’s high school boys basketball state tournament schedule.

Wednesday 03/05/2014
Posted: March 05, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Ocean City and Hammonton boys meet in playoff hoops tonight

If history is any indication, tonight’s South Jersey Group III quarterfinal between the Ocean City and Hammonton high school boys basketball teams should be close.

Sunday 03/02/2014
Posted: March 02, 2014 - 12:24 pm
Coming storm postpones Monday's high school basketball games

It hasn’t started to snow yet but the impending winter storm is already causing havoc with the high school sports schedule.

Sunday 02/23/2014
Posted: February 23, 2014 - 5:19 pm
Ocean City girls swimming falls in state final to Chatham

EWING TOWNSHIP – The Ocean City and Chatham high school girls swimming teams both celebrated historic seasons Sunday.

Thursday 02/20/2014
Posted: February 20, 2014 - 9:00 pm
Holy Spirit boys and Cedar Creek girls top seeds in CAL tournament

The Holy Spirit High School boys and the Cedar Creek girls are the top seeds for the Cape-Atlantic League basketball tournament.

Friday 02/07/2014
Posted: February 07, 2014 - 1:25 pm
NJSIAA makes changes to basketball cutoff date and games

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has once again revised the number of games for the state basketball tournament cutoff.

Wednesday 02/05/2014
Posted: February 05, 2014 - 12:17 pm
Mike Gesicki sticks with Penn State for football

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – Mike Gesicki admitted the Penn State football coaching change shook him up.

Tuesday 02/04/2014
Posted: February 04, 2014 - 2:15 am
Egg Harbor Township High School seeks applications for football coach

Egg Harbor Township High School could have a new football coach next fall.

Thursday 01/30/2014
Posted: January 30, 2014 - 8:08 am
The Cape-Atlantic League Select 8 for Jan. 30, 2014

Eight teams will qualify for the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament in late February. The three division winners and three second-place finishers earn automatic berths. Two at-large spots also are available. This is a weekly update of the eight teams (in order of how we would seed them) that have the inside track for the tournament.

Friday 01/24/2014
Posted: January 24, 2014 - 1:49 pm
St. Joe vs. Wildwood Catholic boys basketball to resume Monday night

The St. Joseph vs. Wildwood Catholic high school boys basketball will resume 8 p.,. Monday night at Wildwood Catholic.

Tuesday 01/21/2014
Posted: January 21, 2014 - 7:56 pm
Holy Spirit vs. St. Augustine highlights Shoot Down Cancer event

The Shoot Down Cancer Classic will feature several of South Jersey’s top teams.

Saturday 01/18/2014
Posted: January 18, 2014 - 3:31 pm
St. Augustine underclassmen lead Hermits to win over Southern Regional

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP – Point guard Sa’eed Nelson of the St. Augustine Prep boys basketball dribbled through his legs and penetrated past Southern Regional defenders as the final seconds ticked off the clock in the third quarter Saturday afternoon.

Friday 01/10/2014
Posted: January 10, 2014 - 3:27 pm
Holy Spirit hoops standout John Middleton to miss next week with foot injury

The Holy Spirit High School boys basketball team will be without guard John Middleton when it faces undefeated Paulsboro in an American Basketball Classic game at St. Augustine Prep on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Tuesday 01/07/2014
Posted: January 07, 2014 - 11:10 am
Big night for high school basketball today

It’s freezing today.

Thursday 01/02/2014
Posted: January 02, 2014 - 11:52 pm
St. Joe boys basketball team remains undefeated

The St. Joseph High School boys basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 66-50 win over Buena Regional in a Cape-Atlantic League United Division game Thursday night.

Sunday 12/29/2013
Posted: December 29, 2013 - 10:30 am
Atlantic City rally falls short against Chester

CHESTER, Pa. – Coach Gene Allen of the Atlantic City High School boys basketball team saw a familiar sight Saturday night.

Friday 12/27/2013
Posted: December 27, 2013 - 11:36 pm
Wildwood Catholic boys basketball team makes fast start last Friday night

The Wildwood Catholic High School boys basketball team jumped to an early lead and then staved off a Woodbury rally Friday night.

Posted: December 27, 2013 - 2:20 pm
AC boys basketball team to play PA power Chester on Saturday night

The Atlantic City High School boys basketball will renew a rivalry and test itself against one of Pennsylvania’s top teams Saturday night.

Thursday 12/19/2013
Posted: December 19, 2013 - 9:00 am
Preseason Cape-Atlantic League Basketball Tournament predictions

The Cape-Atlantic League Tournament began in 2012 and quickly became one of the highlights of the basketball season.

Saturday 12/07/2013
Posted: December 07, 2013 - 11:30 pm
St. Joseph High School captures 5th straight state football title, 16th overall

EWING TOWNSHIP — The St. Joseph High School football team faced a single moment of doubt during the state Non-Public I final Saturday afternoon.

Saturday 11/30/2013
Posted: November 30, 2013 - 3:47 pm
St. Joe rallies past Hammonton

By Michael McGarry

Thursday 11/28/2013
Posted: November 28, 2013 - 3:08 pm
Spirit rolls over Atlantic City 49-0

ATLANTIC CITY – It might have been the cold and windy weather.

Tuesday 11/26/2013
Posted: November 26, 2013 - 10:55 pm
Cape-Atlantic League and Colonial Conference discuss football scheduling deal

With every other South Jersey high school football team involved in the West Jersey Football League, the members of the Cape-Atlantic League and Colonial Conference have turned to each other to ease scheduling problems.

Saturday 11/23/2013
Posted: November 23, 2013 - 4:16 pm
Rocco Ordille leads St. Joe football team to state final

By Michael McGarry

Wednesday 11/13/2013
Posted: November 13, 2013 - 9:45 pm
Proposal for statewide high school football playoffs takes another step

ROBBINSVILLE — The possibility of statewide playoffs for New Jersey high school football public schools moved a step closer to reality Wednesday.

Monday 11/11/2013
Posted: November 11, 2013 - 2:09 pm
Jeff Steeb of Holy Spirit commits to Villanova

Holy Spirit High School linebacker Jeff Steeb verbally committed to Villanova today.

Sunday 11/10/2013
Posted: November 10, 2013 - 9:43 pm
High school football consolation game schedule

Here is the consolation game schedule for high school football teams that did not make the playoffs:

Saturday 11/09/2013
Posted: November 09, 2013 - 3:29 am
A quick look at high school football playoff picture

It’s early Saturday morning but here is how I view the South Jersey football playoff picture heading into today’s games.

Friday 11/01/2013
Posted: November 01, 2013 - 12:33 am
A modest proposal for Cape-Atlantic League football alignment

The Cape-Atlantic League thought its realignment issues were settled for the 2014 and 15 seasons.

Saturday 10/26/2013
Posted: October 26, 2013 - 3:52 pm
C.J. LaFragola leads St. Joe past Atlantic City

HAMMONTON – C.J. LaFragola of the St. Joseph High School football team rushed Atlantic City quarterback Jamir Prevard in the third quarter Saturday afternoon.

Thursday 10/24/2013
Posted: October 24, 2013 - 11:45 pm
Cape-Atlantic League forces Lower Cape football to forfeit rest of games

The Lower Cape May Regional High School football team wanted to forfeit just today’s game against Holy Spirit for safety reasons.

Thursday 10/17/2013
Posted: October 17, 2013 - 6:44 pm
Wildwood and Schalick decide to cancel Friday football game

The Wildwood High School football team (2-3) will not play at Schalick (3-1) today.

Sunday 10/13/2013
Posted: October 13, 2013 - 1:38 pm
Hammonton moves into Press football Elite 11; Holy Spirit still No. 1

Here's a look at the new football Press Elite 11. Hammonton, which has won four straight, is now No. 10.

Tuesday 10/08/2013
Posted: October 08, 2013 - 3:52 pm
Atlantic City High School graduate Jahleem Montague commits to Morgan State for basketball

Jahleem Montague visited Morgan State University this past weekend and watched the men’s basketball team practice.

Sunday 09/29/2013
Posted: September 29, 2013 - 12:38 pm
New Press Elite 11 football ranking

The Press Elite 11 

Saturday 09/28/2013
Posted: September 28, 2013 - 3:34 pm
C.J. LaFragola leads St. Joe to win over Millville

By Michael McGarry

Sunday 09/22/2013
Posted: September 22, 2013 - 12:36 pm
Phillies remove interim tag and name Ryne Sandberg manager

PHILADELPHIA – The Phillies answered the first of several questions that will confront them in the offseason Sunday.

Posted: September 22, 2013 - 12:57 am
Christian Tutela leads Lacey Township past Toms River North

TOMS RIVER – The Lacey Township High School football team faced a pair of precarious situations Saturday night.

Saturday 09/14/2013
Posted: September 14, 2013 - 4:20 pm
Ahmir Mitchell leads Cedar Creek over Ocean City

EGG HARBOR CITY – Ahmir Mitchell of the Cedar Creek High School football team sat the first half Saturday afternoon because of a violation of team rules.

Posted: September 14, 2013 - 1:24 am
How did The Press Elite 11 football teams do?

How accurate was The Press Preseason Elite 11?

Wednesday 09/11/2013
Posted: September 11, 2013 - 2:21 pm
NJSIAA details proposal for state football championships

ROBBINSVILLE – The high school football season would start a week earlier and finish a week later beginning in 2014, under proposal detailed by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Monday 09/09/2013
Posted: September 09, 2013 - 3:00 am
A quick look at Hammonton football

The Hammonton High School football team hopes to turn last year’s weakness into this season’s strength.

Susan Lulgjuraj
Kevin Clapp