The 2019-20 high school sports season will be remembered as a year like no other.
There was tragedy when a Pleasantville vs. Camden playoff football game was interrupted by a shooting that injured two people and killed a 10-year-old boy. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the winter season to be cut short and the spring season to be canceled.
Despite the adversity, the 2019-20 season was filled with thrilling and historic performances by teams and individuals. Staff writer Michael McGarry gives his list here. What are your favorite moments of the scholastic season. Send me your thoughts via email at email@example.com or on twitter at @acpresshuba
Remembering a legend
BROWNFormer Holy Spirit, Mainland and Atlantic City crew coach Steve Brown.
Steve Brown was a powerfully built 6-foot-5 oarsman who became a coach, teacher, school official and promoter of area high school crew.
Brown, of Atlantic City, died early Monday from cancer. He was 61.
Brown will be remembered fondly. He was Herculean in appearance but had an easygoing manner.
He was the stroke of the 1976 Holy Spirit boys varsity eight crew that had an undefeated season and won the Henley Regatta in England. The crew is remembered as one of South Jersey’s greatest ever.
Brown went on to coach at Holy Spirit, Mainland Regional and Atlantic City.
He co-founded the New Jersey Scholastic Rowing Championships in 1990, along with Andy Salisbury. He was an assistant principal at Atlantic City High School.
Congrats to Egg Harbor Township's Anthony Vazquez and Mainland's Casey Murray on their commitments.
Vazquez committed to Syracuse to run track, while Murray committed to Drexel to play lacrosse.
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