(A preview of this weekend's top high school sports events.)
The Battle by the Bay
When/where: Today, Saturday and Sunday at Atlantic City High School
Tickets: $8 per session
6 p.m.: Holy Spirit vs. George Washington of Philadelphia
7:30 p.m.: St. Augustine Prep vs. Atlantic City (97.3 FM)
11 a.m.: Atlantic City girls vs. Pt. Pleasant Borough
12:30 p.m.: Wildwood Catholic vs. Absegami
2 p.m.: Middle Township vs. George Washington
5 p.m.: Linden vs. Math, Civic & Science of Philadelphia
6:30 p.m.: Cape Henry Collegiate of Virginia vs St. Benedict's Prep
Noon: Harrisburg, Pa. vs. Cape Henry Collegiate
1:30 p.m.: Pleasantville vs. Atlantic City (97.3 FM)
What to watch for: The game between Atlantic City and St. Augustine could determine the top seed in the upcoming Cape-Atlantic League Tournament. Atlantic City could also clinch the top seed in the South Jersey Group IV playoffs with a win … Pt. Pleasant Borough senior Kelly Hughes has scored more than 2,000 points and is headed to Boston College. … Math, Civic & Science of Philadelphia is 20-0. … Cape Henry Collegiate features 6-5 point guard Devon Hall, who is headed to the University of Virginia. … St. Benedict's Prep is ranked No. 5 in the nation by USA Today and features 6-3 guard Tyler Ennis, who is headed to Syracuse.
Collingswood (13-4) at Holy Spirit (10-4)
7 p.m. today
The Spartans will host the South Jersey Invitational Basketball Tournament's annual scholarship game. Both schools are part of the ongoing 24-team South Jersey Invitational. All of the proceeds from admission go toward the scholarship fund, which is awarded to one student-athlete in March. It is also senior night for the Spartans, No. 9 in The Press Elite 11, who will try to end a two-game losing skid.
No. 6 St. Augustine Prep (13-7), Absegami (5-15) and No. 4 Delsea Regional (18-2) at Middle Township (8-6)
10 a.m. Saturday
St. Augustine Prep can officially clinch the Cape-Atlantic League American Conference title with a win against Absegami. The Prep will also take on defending South Jersey Group II champ Delsea Regional as part of the quad.
Frank Forde Cape-Atlantic League Individual Diving Championships
4 p.m. today
The six-dive meet features the CAL's best at Egg Harbor Township High School. Jenna Santora of Mainland Regional won her second straight girls title last year with a score of 222.55. Atlantic City's Logan McHenry took the boys crown with a total of 229.75.
Santora has dominated CAL events this season. McHenry has won the most league boys meets and also took first in an 11-dive meet at Rowan University on Wednesday.