Mike Gesicki

Southern Regional, Junior

Gesicki excelled in football, basketball and volleyball. He has received numerous Division I scholarship offers in all three sports. Gesicki sparked the Rams to the state Group IV volleyball title this spring. He averaged 19.6 points and 11.7 rebounds in basketball. A receiver and defensive back in football, Gesicki caught 50 passes for 954 yards and nine touchdowns.

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Isaac and Jacob Clark

Pleasantville, Seniors

Led the Pleasantville 4x800-meter relay to a Championship of America victory at The Penn Relays Carnival. Jacob won the state Group II outdoor track and field 1,600 championship. Isaac won the 800 run at the outdoor Meet of Champions. He also won the 800 at the indoor Meet of Champions. They are going to South Plains College, a junior college track and field power in Texas.

Gary Melton

Cedar Creek, Senior

Melton excelled in football and track and field. He helped lead the Pirates to the South Jersey Group II title game in football. Melton scored 26 touchdowns, rushed for 917 yards and had 903 receiving yards. In track and field, Melton won the state Group II long jump and the South Jersey Group II and Atlantic County 100- meter titles.

David Williams

Hammonton, Senior

Williams was The Press Wrestler of the Year. He went 41-1 and reached the 182-pound state final. Williams won his third District 30 and second Region 8 championships. Williams also was the leading rusher for the Hammonton football team. Williams will wrestle at Division I Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Wesley Hills

Wildwood, Senior

Hills was The Press Male Athlete of the Fall. He led the Wildwood football team to its first ever playoff appearance. Hills rushed 205 times for 2,077 yards and scored 35 touchdowns. He also played basketball for the Warriors. Hills plans to attend University of Delaware.

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Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.

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