Cedar Creek football

Immaculate Conception's Jay Denson, right, attempts to stop Cedar Creek's Gary Melton during the third quarter of a high school football game at Cedar Creek High School on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.

Edward Lea

The Nor'easter that hit South Jersey on Saturday wiped out almost the entire local high school and college sports schedule.

South Jersey Group III field hockey playoff games were among those postponed, along with Richard Stockton College's games in the opening round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference men's and women's soccer tournaments.

High school football and soccer games also were rained out. The Shore Conference cross country tournaments and Stockton's field hockey game were, too.

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Even an indoor event was affected: The Stockton women's volleyball team's scheduled tri-match with Neumann and host DeSales was canceled due to a power failure.

Some events were played, however.

The Cedar Creek High School football team defeated Immaculate Conception 34-12 to stay in consideration for a spot in the South Jersey Group I tournament. The Pirates improved to 3-4.

The Stockton men's and women's cross country teams also competed. The men finished third and women fourth in the NJAC championships on their home course in Galloway Township.

Morgan Sinclair was the top finisher for the Stockton women. She completed the 6-kilmoeter race in 23 minutes, 2 seconds to finish 11th among 73 runners. Randy Faiges led the Ospreys in the men's race, finishing the 8-km race in 26:57.23 to place 13th among 94 runners. Stockton's James Rivers (Barnegat) was 24th (27:26.78) and Dillon Glasser (Atlantic County Institute of Technology) 28th (27:41.07).

High school football games usually are canceled only due to lightning or extreme weather. But in Lacey Township, officials walked the field 40 minutes before the scheduled 1 p.m. kickoff and deemed the turf unplayable. The Lions' game against Neptune was postponed until 3 p.m. Monday.

Cumberland Regional's game against Woodrow Wilson also was postponed until Monday.

But in Egg Harbor City, Cedar Creek trudged through the mud for a win over Immaculate Conception, which is from Montclair, Essex County.

Pirates quarterback Damon Mitchell threw one touchdown pass and ran for two more. Mitchell connected with Caleb Graves on a 15-yard TD pass in the first quarter. In the second half, he ran for 10- and 4-yard scores.

Gary Melton and Ernest Collier also had 10-yard touchdown runs, and Melton added a two-point conversion.

Place-kicker Emily Kruger went 3-for-4 on extra points.

Defensive end Ralph Collazo had three sacks for the Pirates' defense, which took a shutout into the fourth quarter.

Immaculate Conception 0 0 0 12-12

Cedar Creek 6 8 14 7- 34


CC-Graves15 pass from Mitchell (kick failed)


CC-Collier 10 run (Melton run)


CC-Mitchell 10 run (Kruger kick)

CC-Melton 10 run (Kruger kick)


CC-Mitchell 4 run (Kruger kick)

IC-85-yard kick return (kick failed)

IC-30 run (kick failed)

Records-Immaculate Conception 4-4, Cedar Creek 3-4.


(Rescheduled date in parentheses)

High school football: Neptune at Lacey Township (3 p.m. Monday); Cumberland Regional at Woodrow Wilson (3 p.m. Monday).

High school field hockey

playoffs: Pinelands Regional at

Timber Creek (10 a.m. Monday); Oakcrest at Hammonton (11 a.m. Monday).

High school boys soccer:

Wildwood at St. Joseph (TBA).

High school cross country: Shore Conference Tournament (girls 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, boys 4 p.m. Tuesday).

Men's college soccer: Stockton at Rowan (6 p.m. today).

Women's college soccer: New

Jersey City at Stockton (2 p.m.


College field hockey: Stockton at Ramapo (4 p.m. Tuesday).

Women's college volleyball: Stockton, Neumann at DeSales (canceled).

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