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. …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
As my brother is inducted into the WD Sports Hall of Fame, we all look back at his biggest challenge—his battle with cancer.
I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet it always does. Time passes. We grow up and grow old. Memory fades. It seems like we’ve barely reached our feet when suddenly we’ve been running for so long, so fast, that we forget to check out the scenery. And we try not to slow down, because we’re so afraid we won’t be able to run that fast again. It’s nice, then, that every once in a while life makes us take a breath. We get a moment to look back in wonder. We enjoy an afternoon of remembering goals set when we were younger, celebrating old triumphs, appreciating the people who shared our race and helped us on our way. That’s the way it was Sunday afternoon at this year’s induction ceremony for the West Deptford High School Athletic Hall…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Both soccer teams and the field squad will be in Group 2 playoff action today. Also, the NJSIAA made more changes to the playoff schedule.
Fans of West Deptford High School athletics will have plenty of options today when it comes to Eagles’ playoff teams. The boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer and field hockey teams will all be in action, today at 2 p.m. The field hockey team will face a stiff test when the No. 2 Eagles host No.3 Camden Catholic in the Group 2 semifinals. The Irish (13-4), who have a rich history in the sport, reached this game by defeating Haddonfield, 5-0. They have won five of their last six games, with the lone loss coming against powerhouse Eastern. The winner will advance to the South Jersey final, where No. 1 Collingswood will likely be waiting. The boys’ soccer team returns to the pitch looking to repeat its effort from Saturday’s thrilling 1-0 win over …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The Eagles got one South Jersey, Group 2 champ Friday night at Buena.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Eagles lost in the second round of the South Jersey, Group 2 playoffs Thursday.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Eagles put together a strong effort in a 13-6 opening-round playoff victory Thursday.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Eagles bounced the Chimeras from the playoffs in an 11-1, mercy-rule game Tuesday.
The Eagles led at the break, but the Bulldogs found a way in the second half.
It all came to an end in a half for the West Deptford boys' lacrosse team. The Eagles were hanging with undefeated Rumson, the No. 4 seed in the Group 1 tournament, and had built a 4-1 lead at halftime behind a four-goal flurry in the second quarter. After the break, it all came apart. Rumson's offense finally came together, and the Bulldogs pulled ahead on a 5-0 third quarter before going on to beat West Deptford, 11-5, in the second round of the Group 1 tournament Tuesday. The Eagles were led by a three-goal effort from Mike Reardon, while Marc Laspino added a goal and Zach Kaestner logged a goal and an assist.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The golfers knocked off Deptford in their last scheduled match of the season.
The West Deptford golf team closed out the regular season with a shellacking of Deptford, winning 173-199 at RiverWinds Monday. The Eagles came in bunched together—Kevin Brockway fired a 42 to lead the team, while Ryan Henry and Matt Santarelli each shot 43, and Zach Vorndran added a 45 to finish off the Spartans. Deptford's John Maslanik (45) was the only Spartan golfer to crack 50 on the links course. Girls' track Megan Kirschling won the high jump by nearly a foot, as the Eagles got their last races in at the Carl Lewis Relay Championships at Willingboro before sectionals at the end of the week. Kirschling leaped 5-6, beating out a pair of jumpers who cleared 4-8. West Deptford also got high finishes in the pole vault from Claudia …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The playoffs took center stage last week and will again this week—and don't forget the golf team, which earned a share of the conference title.
With the spring season in the home stretch, playoffs and championships have taken center stage. Both West Deptford High School lacrosse teams competed in home playoff games, while the golf team earned a share of the conference title and the track teams got standout performances at the Haddonfield Invitational. This week, the playoffs begin for the baseball and softball teams. Below is a look at the last seven days of local sports action, as well as a glimpse at this week’s schedule. GOLF One week after defeating Haddonfield, the golf team officially claimed a share of the Colonial Conference title. The Eagles claimed their first conference championship in a decade, sharing the title with Haddonfield—who they split with this season—after a …