Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Find out how the West Deptford teams are faring in their NJSIAA championship quests.
West Deptford got past Delaware Valley in the opening round of the NJSIAA Group I playoffs behind a strong effort from Michael Reardon, the Star-Ledger reports. The attackman potted 6 goals and helped on three others in the 13-10 victory. Reardon, who returned only a few weeks ago from a shoulder injury that had sidelined him for the bulk of the year, is making the most of his shortened season, having notched his 100th career goal back in April. The next test for the Eagles will come Thursday, when they take on the Rumson Dawgs in the semifinal round. Top gun Rachel Krott had a hat trick, Paige Paratore threw in two more goals, and Christina Petito and Madelyn Waschko also found the back of the net for West Deptford in a 7-4 victory over …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
West Deptford cheerleaders are now on an even level with other sports regarding concussion testing and medical examinations.
West Deptford Board of Education recently revised policies to include cheerleading with other interscholastic sports for the purposes of concussion testing as well as medical examinations. The change aligns West Deptford School District policies with the state of New Jersey. Last year, the state passed an amendment to New Jersey concussion safety law that extended concussion testing to cheerleaders. It also requires cheerleading coaches to go through the safety training requirement, as other coaches are required. Gov. Chris Christie originally signed a bill mandating concussion testing for student-athletes in December 2010. However, the original bill did not include cheerleading, which was considered an activity and not a competitive sport…
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Eagles finish among the best in the small schools division.
West Deptford placed four runners in the top 20, including Ray Parsons' eighth-place finish, taking second in the small schools division at the 2012 Salesianum Invitational cross-country meet at Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington, DE. Parsons clocked a 17:56.46 on the notoriously difficult, hilly track to pace the Eagles, who also got solid finishes from Dale Johnson (18:16.12, 13th), Jon Ladner (18:17.33, 14th) and Kevin Cianfarini (18:30.88, 18th). With Andrew Coppola and Matt Shinkle also finishing in the top 50, the Eagles were behind only Malvern Prep, one of Pennsylvania's top-ranked independents.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Eagles raced in packs to score the upset victory.
Haddon Heights had the fastest runner on the day at Pennypacker Park, but even that wasn't enough to hold off a hard-charging West Deptford boys' cross-country squad that scored the upset victory Tuesday. The Garnets' Chris Gandolfo-Lucia turned in a 16:38 to win out among all runners, but the Eagles' Ray Parsons was only a second behind him—and the rest of the Eagles came in waves after that to secure the 22-36 win, the first by a West Deptford boys' cross-country team against Heights in 11 years. Kevin Cianfarini (17:05), Jon Ladner (17:09) and Dale Johnson (17:10) were the first pack across to go 3-4-5 against Heights, and Matt Shinkle (18:11), Mitchel Wiliczek (18:14) and Andrew Kilpatrick (18:23) rounded out the victory. The Eagles …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Eagles pull out a 36-28 win on the road at Haddon Heights Saturday.
Read more about the game at 'Unsung' Smith Helps Eagles Escape Haddon Heights with Win.
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Eagles score a 9-0 win over the Red Raiders.
Ashleigh Peterson scored two goals and assisted on three others as West Deptford built a 6-0 halftime lead en route to a 9-0 win over Paulsboro Friday. Tina Furfari and Payton McGinniss also had two goals each, and Furfari added an assist. Karen Knoblock, Sam Budd and Nicole Pinto each scored a goal, and Megan Knoblock (1), Makenna Moreno (1) and Jordan Stanek (2) added assists. The Eagles improved to 4-1 with the win, and hit the road against Bishop Eustace Saturday morning.
West Deptford's game against Paulsboro is called for lack of refs.
Players for the West Deptford High School boys’ soccer team arrived at Paulsboro, stretched, jogged, passed the ball around and went through every other phase of a traditional pregame warm-up. All that was left to do was wait. And wait. And wait. The waiting finally came to an end at 4:15 Thursday afternoon when it was announced that the scheduled game between West Deptford and Paulsboro would have to be moved to a later date because no referees showed up for the assignment. No immediate date has been set for the make up. It marked the second time this week that the Eagles saw a scheduled game go unplayed. West Deptford was scheduled to take on Haddon Heights Tuesday, but heavy rains and high winds washed away any hopes of getting it in…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
With its top two runners taking a break, the Eagles' runners still dominate.
Ray Parsons and Kevin Cianfarini are the unquestioned leaders of West Deptford’s boys’ cross-country team, but they got a rare day off Thursday and their teammates didn’t miss a beat, torching Audubon and Collingswood in a tri-meet at West Deptford Park. Andrew Coppola, Jon Ladner and Dale Johnson crossed the finish line within a second of each other, posting 18:22 and 18:23s to lead the Eagles to a 16-42 win over Audubon and a 15-49 win over Collingswood to improve to 4-1 on the season. “We sat out Ray and Kevin to let some other guys step up, and they did that and more,” head coach Mark Drummond said. West Deptford also got solid performances from Morrell Wolf (19:29) and Matt Shinkle (19:54). Girls' tennis A day after a 4-1 win over …
The Eagles hang a 4-0 win on the visiting Garnets.
For a bit more than 44 minutes, it looked like Haddon Heights and West Deptford were locked in a defensive masterpiece destined for overtime. In the space of 87 seconds, that defensive masterpiece blew apart. The Eagles' Brooke Brown found the first chink in the Garnets' armor, scoring a tip-in at the 14:29 mark of the second half, followed less than a minute and a half later by Amanda Hojnowski's goal in what would become a 4-0 win under the lights at West Deptford High School. West Deptford also got goals from Jade Freeberg, who, in shades of her performance against Haddonfield, went flying into the cage to score, and Rachel Krott, who casually flipped a rainbow over Haddon Heights keeper Maresa Malcolm to close out the night. Krott, …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Eagles have a chance to move up in a hurry over the next few weeks.
Two weeks of domination hasn’t translated to a ton of power points for West Deptford, which sits in sixth in points in South Jersey, Group 2 heading into this weekend’s game against Haddon Heights. The Eagles have knocked off a pair of Group 1 schools with a combined 1-3 record so far in Lindenwold and Woodbury, yielding just 17 power points. As their schedule gets stronger—the Eagles face five Group 2 schools in the next six games—that should change in a hurry. Leading the group currently are a pair of Cape-Atlantic teams—Buena, which has beaten Vineland and Ocean City, and Cedar Creek, a young program with wins over Ocean City and Bridgeton. West Deptford can improve its standings in a hurry, if it can score wins over two 2-0 teams back-…