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Monday 07/09/2012
Updated: July 09, 2012 - 11:03 am
Lehigh, B.J. Bailey up for ESPY for upset over Duke in NCAA Tournament

The ESPY Awards are sports' version of the Oscar or the Grammy Awards. ESPN has created a show giving out awards in categories such as Best Male Athlete or Best Jockey or Best Female Athlete with a Disability.

Thursday 06/21/2012
Updated: June 21, 2012 - 3:34 pm
Futures Game rosters announced, but no Matt Szczur this year

The rosters for the Futures Game during Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities was announced on Thursday.

Wednesday 06/20/2012
Updated: June 20, 2012 - 2:25 pm
CAA men's basketball exploring new location for its postseason tournament

Even though the Colonial Athletic Association's men's basketball tournament has been in Richmond, Va., for more than 20 years, the conference is looking at moving out of the city after losing two of its biggest draws.

Monday 06/18/2012
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 12:42 am
Pleasantville grad Nia Ali seems ready for Olympic Trials

As the Olympic Summer Games getting closer and closer, races are getting better with athletes – hopefully – peaking at the right time.

Tuesday 06/12/2012
Posted: June 12, 2012 - 3:45 pm
Mat Piotrowski transfers to Southwestern Illinois College for basketball

Mat Piotrowski will play basketball for Southwestern Illinois College, a junior college, this winter, reported.

Friday 05/25/2012
Updated: May 25, 2012 - 11:33 am
Danielle Tauro takes third in 2012 USA 1-Mile Road Championships

As Danielle Tauro continues with her professional running career, she's entered several races throughout the country – many of them firsts for the Southern Regional High School graduate.

Monday 05/21/2012
Updated: May 21, 2012 - 10:12 am
Daytona Cubs selling "Hail Szczur" T-shirts

Chicago Cub prospect Matt Szczur is becoming pretty popular with the Daytona Cubs' fans.

Wednesday 05/16/2012
Posted: May 16, 2012 - 3:17 pm
Kutztown softball advances to D2 championship rounds

The Kutztown University softball team has advanced to the championship round of the NCAA Division II softball tournament.

Posted: May 16, 2012 - 11:14 am
Newest Oakland Raider Jack Crawford speaks to Bay Area media

St. Augustine Prep graduate Jack Crawford was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Wednesday 04/25/2012
Posted: April 25, 2012 - 11:04 am
Spring college football updates on several locals

Spring football practice has essentially come to a close around the country. What always happens: players get moved to different positions, those fighting for spots either take a step forward or back.

Wednesday 03/28/2012
Updated: March 28, 2012 - 6:52 pm
Mat Piotrowski reportedly leaving Boston University men's basketball program

Port Republic resident Mat Piotrowski is leaving the Boston University men's basketball program, a basketball website reported today.

Thursday 03/22/2012
Updated: March 22, 2012 - 1:04 pm
Spring football update: Tejay Johnson, Norman White and Brent Caprio

The start of spring football has brought a couple of updates on Cape-Atlantic League graduates.

Thursday 03/15/2012
Updated: March 15, 2012 - 6:17 pm
Minor league update: Szczur, Ford sent minors camp; Trout yet to play

Darren Ford and Matt Szczur were assigned to minor-league camp this week.

Monday 03/12/2012
Updated: March 13, 2012 - 12:41 am
A look at the men's basketball tournaments Atlantic City could go after next

After six years in Atlantic City, the Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball's run is over.

Posted: March 12, 2012 - 1:47 pm
Angels say Mike Trout days away from first Spring Training game

While baseball fans are excited Spring Training is here, one person has yet to enjoy the start of baseball season.

Monday 02/27/2012
Updated: February 27, 2012 - 12:16 pm
Richard Stockton men do not make the NCAA tournament

The Richard Stockton College men's basketball were not one of the 62 teams to make the NCAA Tournament. The selections were released at noon on Monday.

Saturday 02/25/2012
Posted: February 25, 2012 - 12:44 pm
Stockton will have to stop former Rutgers standout to win NJAC title

The Richard Stockton men's basketball team will host the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship today at 6 p.m.

Wednesday 02/22/2012
Posted: February 22, 2012 - 9:00 am
Trout and Szczur make Baseball America's annual pre-season prospect list

Baseball America released its annual Top 100 prospect list and two local players have made the cut.

Saturday 02/11/2012
Updated: February 11, 2012 - 3:04 pm
Stockton women fall to Rowan in final regular season home game

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - The Richard Stockton women's basketball team lost to Rowan University 67-52 on Saturday afternoon, making its chance to make the playoffs much, much harder.

Updated: February 11, 2012 - 3:08 pm
Stockton women's basketball could clinch playoff spot today

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP - The Richard Stockton women's basketball team could clinch a playoff spot against Rowan University today at 1 p.m.

Thursday 01/26/2012
Updated: January 26, 2012 - 10:54 pm
Catching up with St. Augustine Prep graduate Jack Crawford at the Senior Bowl

St. Augustine Prep graduate Jack Crawford is working out at the Senior Bowl this week in Alabama. Crawford, originally from England, is having a trying week as he prepares to make the most out of his future and dealing with the death of the his college coach, Joe Paterno.

Updated: January 26, 2012 - 5:34 pm
Mike Trout picked as third-best prospect by

With Spring Training less than a month away, is preparing fans for the upcoming season.

Wednesday 01/25/2012
Updated: January 25, 2012 - 2:26 pm's top 100 prospect list released tonight; Where will Mike Trout land?

Last year, named Millville's Mike Trout as the overall top prospect in baseball.

Monday 01/23/2012
Updated: January 23, 2012 - 2:09 pm
Boardwalk Hall's ice rink to be named for Art Dorrington on Tuesday

Art Dorrington is not from Atlantic City, but you wouldn't know it by talking to him.

Friday 01/20/2012
Updated: January 20, 2012 - 11:23 am
Wildwood Catholic graduate Sally O'Donnell makes Centennial Conference history

Wildwood Catholic graduate Sally O'Donnell made history this week.

Wednesday 12/14/2011
Posted: December 14, 2011 - 11:31 am
Longwood's Durann Neil leaves basketball team to focus on education

Durann Neil has spent the last four years - minus a few injuries - playing Division I basketball for Longwood University.

Tuesday 12/13/2011
Updated: December 13, 2011 - 4:39 pm
Catching up with Durell Vinson playing basketball in Europe

Vineland native Durell Vinson was a standout basketball and baseball player at St. Augustine Prep. He went on to play basketball at Wagner College in New York City.

Saturday 11/19/2011
Updated: November 19, 2011 - 4:06 pm
Cubs place Matt Szczur on 40-man roster; Giants remove Darren Ford

Major League Baseball teams adjusted their 40-man rosters on Friday to protect players from the Rule 5 draft, while letting others dangle for teams.

Thursday 11/17/2011
Posted: November 17, 2011 - 12:20 pm
College basketball injury updates on Umar Shannon, Kristen Sharkey and Marcus Ware

An injury bug seems to be going around our local Division I college basketball players.

Wednesday 11/16/2011
Updated: November 16, 2011 - 12:23 pm
Baseball America ranks Matt Szczur third in Cubs organization; Lower Cape May to retire his jerseys

Baseball America released its top 10 prospects in the Chicago Cubs organization and Erma resident Matt Szczur came in at third.

Tuesday 11/15/2011
Updated: November 15, 2011 - 11:12 am
Richard Stockton College basketball begins season tonight against Neumann

The Richard Stockton basketball teams tip off tonight for the start of the Division III season.

Tuesday 11/08/2011
Updated: November 09, 2011 - 12:55 am
Penn State football commit Austin Johnson still wants to go to PSU

Penn State recruits and commits are looking at the school to see if they want to still attend PSU amid the sex-scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Saturday 11/05/2011
Posted: November 05, 2011 - 1:17 pm
Millville's Mike Trout to compete in Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game tonight

Millville's Mike Trout will be a highlight on the MLB Network tonight.

Saturday 10/29/2011
Posted: October 29, 2011 - 4:07 pm
Mike Trout 'Tebowing' in the Arizona Fall League

The act known as Tebowing seems to be a hit amongst sports fans.

Saturday 10/22/2011
Posted: October 22, 2011 - 12:16 pm
Immaculata's Emily Bell gets her own moment minutes after watching 'The Mighty Macs' movie

'The Mighty Macs' movie came out on Friday and the Immaculata University women's basketball team went to see one of the first showings.

Tuesday 10/18/2011
Updated: October 18, 2011 - 5:53 pm
St. Augustine Prep graduate Josh Thompson dunks over his mother

St. Augustine Prep graduate and Wagner College basketball player Josh Thompson got a little face time this week.

Friday 10/14/2011
Updated: October 15, 2011 - 10:09 pm
Quarterback Brent Caprio gets start for William & Mary this weekend

The College of William & Mary quarterback Brent Caprio will get the start on Saturday against New Hampshire, according to reports.

Updated: October 14, 2011 - 7:04 pm
Could Matt Szczur be headed to Boston for Theo Epstein?

With all the commotion going on in Boston with the Red Sox, some of the ripples could be felt way down in Cape May County with Matt Szczur.

Thursday 10/13/2011
Updated: October 14, 2011 - 12:41 am
Xavier picked as Atlantic 10 men's baskeball favorite

The annual Atlantic 10 men's basketball media day was held today in Brooklyn with the league's head coaches descending upon the future location of the men's basketball tournament beginning in 2013.

Thursday 09/29/2011
Posted: September 29, 2011 - 1:03 pm
Yale picked as ECAC men's hockey favorite for third straight year

The ECAC men's hockey coaches picked Yale University as the favorite to win the league title for the third straight season - a year after winning it in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.

Wednesday 09/21/2011
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 12:42 am
Pleasantville High School graduate Nia Ali picked to go to Pan American Games in hurdles

On Monday, Pleasantville High School graduate Nia Ali who chosen to represent the United States at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from Oct. 24-29.

Posted: September 21, 2011 - 8:00 am
Manahawkin's Danielle Tauro named Big 10 Runner of the Week

Michigan's Danielle Tauro earned Big 10 Runner of the Week after winning her second straight cross country meet.

Sunday 09/04/2011
Updated: September 04, 2011 - 3:17 pm
Fans react to Tennessee Titans cutting Myron Rolle

Myron Rolle was among 15 players cut by the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.

Friday 09/02/2011
Updated: September 02, 2011 - 4:30 pm
Tejay Johnson sees time in Rutgers' 48-0 win in Thursday's season opener

Rutgers football opened its season with an impressive 48-0 win over North Carolina Central.

Thursday 09/01/2011
Updated: September 01, 2011 - 6:43 pm
Villanova WR Norman White to miss season with foot injury

Villanova University wide receiver Norman White is out for the season with a foot injury, Villanova coach Andy Talley said.

Updated: September 01, 2011 - 5:51 pm
Mike Trout impresses Angels teammates in second call-up this season

The first time Mike Trout was called up to the majors, he played in 14 games and hit just .163.

Monday 08/22/2011
Updated: August 26, 2011 - 12:14 am
Monday morning college links: Updates on five local football players

Every Monday morning, we will compile a list of links from the weekend in college sports.

Friday 08/19/2011
Posted: August 19, 2011 - 10:20 am
Injured Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand nominated for Courage in Sports Honor

Last October, Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand injured his spinal cord after making. LeGrand was paralyzed.

Thursday 08/18/2011
Updated: August 19, 2011 - 12:28 am
Atlantic Cape Community College hires new men's basketball coach

Atlantic Cape Community College men's basketball has a new face leading the Buccaneers.

Monday 08/15/2011
Updated: August 15, 2011 - 4:22 pm
First day of high school fall practices wet, soggy, but plenty of fun

The first day of fall sports practices started under a dark, rainy sky today.

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