Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Amanda Schramm earned her 100th career victory last week. Not long after, two of her players knocked in their 100th hits.
It was a week of hundreds for the West Deptford softball team. First, senior Sydney Ponto wrapped up the centenary victory for coach Amanda Schramm in a 14-strikeout, one-hit shutout of Sterling. Then, Ponto and teammate Marissa Linquist made a little noise of their own, notching the 100th hits of their high school careers in a 12-0 stomping of Lindenwold. They did it within two at-bats of one another. Linquist was 2-for-3 at the plate in the game, scoring once, doubling, and knocking in 4 RBIs. She also pitched 5 innings for the win, walking only two batters in the process. Ponto's hit was her only one in the contest, but she also scored three times. The duo, which have helped turn the team into a force in the conference, "have worked …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Plus: splits for the track-and-field and golf teams.
Sydney Ponto did everything but put a bow on West Deptford Softball Coach Amanda Schramm's 100th career victory, as she one-hit Sterling, fanning 14 in the process. Ponto is herself approaching a milestone—career hit 100—in a season that has seen the Eagles assert themselves over nearly every opponent. They sit third in the conference at 13-5, just a game back of Overbrook and three behind Buena. Marissa Linquist pitched a complete-game, 3-2 win over Gloucester Catholic on Wednesday. The match-ups have been determined for the 40th annual Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic, the unofficial South Jersey high school baseball championship. West Deptford (12-6) plays Pitman in the first round, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Overbrook High School. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Have mom cheer on your player at the inaugural AAU Mother’s Day Hoops Classic at RiverWinds, then take her breakfast.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 10-mile race heads straight down Philadelphia's Broad Street. Here's who among your neighbors completed the 2013 run.
Just over 32,000 runners crossed the finish line at the 34th annual Broad Street Run in Philadelphia on May 5, and 78 of them are from West Deptford. The youngest to finish from West Deptford are Peter Tachdjian, 15, who turned in a time of 1:09:10, Cole VanDorick also 15, who ran 1:09:09. (Honorable mention to the youngest runners goes to 16-year-olds Matthew Shinkle, 1:11:03, and Natalie Carrero, 1:42:25.) The oldest West Deptford runner to finish is Joseph Oleyn, 66, who clocked a 1:27:08. The 78 West Deptford runners to finish the 10-mile race, according to the results, are: Did you run or cheer on a runner? Add your pictures from the race—or your victory pose after—by clicking on "upload photos and videos" under the photo above.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The football supporters who introduced the proposal don't know whether the plan will be reconsidered.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Monday, April 29, 2013
A number of Eagle teams seem well positioned to make some playoff noise.
The Eagles are still in the hunt for a conference title, after taking two of three last week from against Overbrook (3-2) and Haddonfield (15-4). Isaiah Easterling had another strong outing for the win, and Jimmy Sousa knocked in 4 RBI with a double and home run. West Deptford is 6-2 in the Colonial Conference and 8-5 overall. There's just one more week before teams are drawn for the annual Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic (single-elimination tournament). After battling through some injuries, the girls softball program is 9-3 and still in the conference hunt. Jessica Linquist added another win against Egg Harbor Township (3-0); Sydney Ponto beat Audubon (11-3). The Eagles also thumped Haddonfield (18-2), in a game in which Ponto hit a tape-…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Plus: Zach Kaestner nets his 100th career goal for boys lax, and Claudia Theriault earns Athlete of the Meet honors.
Well, it had to happen at some point, right? The Eagles let up their first runs of the softball season—three of them—in the top of the fourth inning of an April 19 contest against Cherokee. That was as close as the Chiefs would get, however, as the girls in green answered back with four more in the bottom of the inning en route to a 13-3 win. Marissa Linquist pitched the entire contest, striking out seven and walking two. Then, in a contest against Audubon, Linquist led the way again, fanning three in seven innings and helping her own cause (2 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBI). The only damage came in a three-run shot from Audubon's Valerie Pineiro, as the Eagles flushed the Green Wave, 11-3. Zach Kaestner scored his 100th career goal and the…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Philadelphia's runners are showing support for Boston with their socks.
As the nation recovers from aftershocks of the Boston Marathon bombings, people are finding ways to support the city that lost so much. From Facebook posts to charitable donations, Bostonians-at-heart are rallying to show support for Beantown. In the City of Brotherly Love, one popular way to show the love is apparently through one's socks. According to a recent Philly Mag blog post, many area sporting good stores are stocking up on red socks. Why? Because runners converging on Philadelphia are preparing to show they care. Those participating in the Broad Street Run, slated for Sunday, May 5, are planning to wear red running socks to show love for Boston, whose major-league baseball team is the Red Sox. Philly may be home to the most …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Eagles athletics program is turning out some teams who just continue to stifle the opposition.
The shutout streak continued for the Eagles softball program on Monday, as West Deptford blanked Northern Burlington, 2-0. Sydney Ponto struck out eight batters for her third victory of the year, and helped her own cause by driving in a run. Brianna Fisher knocked in the Eagles' other run. Katherine Ziegler was 2 for 3 at the plate with a run scored. The Eagle girls are now 5-0 on the season, and still have yet to allow a run. The next team to try will be Sterling this Thursday. The West Deptford boys lacrosse team also carried the day Monday with a 9-8 double-overtime victory over Gloucester Catholic. Conor Smith completed his hat trick with the OT game-winner, Zach Kaestner piled on 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists), and Joey Diaco added 4 …