Monday, October 29, 2012
High school sports, especially football, may be affected by the storm.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The NJSIAA released the following Monday afternoon: Due to the current storm, multiple New Jersey high school championship events have been rescheduled by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). The association has also issued potential schedule revisions, pending when member schools are able to re-open. Those sports in which scheduling revisions are or may be in effect are cross-country, field hockey, football, boys' and girls' soccer, and volleyball. All schedules are subject to further change, based on the storm’s progress. The NJSIAA will continue to be flexible in scheduling, and will always be primarily focused on the safety of its student-athletes, coaches, and fans. Athletic directors at high schools …
Friday, December 23, 2011
A divisional realignment leads to a new presence in the Constitution Division: Timber Creek, the South Group 3 champions.
Thanks to a divisional shake-up, Moorestown football will share the Constitution Division next year with South, Group 3 Champion Timber Creek, who defeated the Quakers during the regular season this year before going on to win the championship. The West Jersey Football League (WJFL) announced last week it has realigned its divisions for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, which include 65 teams from four conferences. Those conferences include the Colonial Valley Conference, the Burlington County Scholastic League, the Olympic Conference, and the Tri-County Conference. The Constitution Division is one of the few divisions in the WJFL that saw very little change. All five teams that competed within the division in 2011 will compete within the …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
After a 16-10 season and a playoff appearance, the Quakers are looking to continue the program's winning tradition.
The Quakers wrestling program has been working hard over the past couple of seasons to make a name for itself under head coach Dennis Gaul. Last season, the Quakers fell to Timber Creek in the playoffs, which finished the season in the top five in New Jersey. “Knocking off Timber Creek is one of our goals this year," said senior wrestler Samir Ahmad. "We kind of laugh about it, but they are a stacked team this year. We are going to be really good this year though." Gaul is entering his third year as the head coach of the program, but was with the program for four years as the assistant before becoming the head coach. “For a lot of the guys it’s been a great experience for them," the coach said. "We’ve had a lot of kids leave and then come …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Head Coach Ali Collins and sports editor Jim Vassallo break down the field hockey season.
Record: 15-6-1 Graduating seniors: Paige Macrae, Cally Dougherty, Elizabeth Johnson, Katie Monaghan, Laura Hyder, Alex Loftus, Emily Cooper and Olivia Langerhans. Overall impressions of the season: This season was an undeniable success. I am so proud of the 2011 MHSFH team for overcoming so many obstacles on the way to defeating Wall, winning a Group 3 Central Title, and advancing over Kingsway to the State Finals. I am excited because this season's successes pave the way for our continued success next season. The team’s unsung hero: Katie Monaghan was our unsung hero both on and off the field. She spent much of the season injured (in the beginning of the year, recovering from stress fractures in her spine, and in the middle of the season…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The Quakers finish the season with a 16-4-2 record after falling to Northern Highlands 2-0 in the State Group 3 Championship.
UPDATED: Images from Saturday's game added. Following a season that saw the Quakers go 5-9 with seven 1-0 losses, Moorestown (16-4-2) captured its 13thth division title in 14 years, won the South Group 3 sectional championship and advanced to the State Group 3 Championship. But that comeback run came to an end Saturday. The Quakers fell to undefeated Northern Highlands (24-0) 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at The College of New Jersey. The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half, with Northern Highlands dominating for 30 of the 40 minutes on the clock, registering six shots to only two for Moorestown. Goalkeeper Rebecca Schultz made multiple saves to keep the game scoreless heading into the break. The frustration was evident in …
Friday, November 18, 2011
The 6-4 Quakers meet Hammonton at 7 p.m. tonight as they continue their playoff run.
The Quakers (6-4) clicked on all cylinders last week en route to a 34-7 win over Oakcrest in the opening round of the South, Group 3 Tournament. Moorestown was only minutes from a shutout when Oakcrest scored a late touchdown. The Quakers travel to Hammonton (8-1) at 7 p.m. tonight for a second-round game. Quarterback Andrew Lisa completed 13 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns against Oakcrest, with Sidney Ruffin pulling in three catches for 101 yards and one touchdown. Ruffin averaged 33.7 yards per catch against Oakcrest. The Quakers’ offense has used the big-play strike all season long, repeatedly scoring on plays more than 30 yards. Three of four Moorestown’s losses this season have come to playoff teams (Timber Creek, …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A 20-9 record and an appearance in the sectional finals has the Quakers looking toward a bright future.
The Quakers graduated a handful of starters from the 2010 team, so the coaching staff planned on finding out early this season what type of players they had at the varsity level. It didn't take long, with the Quakers winning their first five games before losing to Cherokee. Moorestown finished with a 20-9 record and an appearance in the South, Group 3 Tournament. The Quakers lost in the sectional finals to West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2-1 to end the season. Head coach Scott Atkinson said the seniors on this year’s squad helped lead the Quakers to a deep playoff run with their leadership, hard work, and dedication to the team. “This group had a strong desire to do well, to represent themselves well, and I think they did,” Atkinson said. As…
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Nicole Varela connected on a penalty kick for the game's only goal with less than 13 minutes left in the second half to give Moorestown the 1-0 win.
Quakers girls’ soccer opened the 2011 season with plenty of goals, determination, and hard work. The latter of the three has paid off immensely this season as the Quakers knocked off Matawan 1-0 in the State Group 3 semifinal game at Toms River North on Tuesday evening. The Quakers (16-3-2) and the Huskies (13-8-1) played to a scoreless first half, with Matawan coming close to taking a 1-0 lead with less than 30 seconds left in the half when Krista Conzo sailed a shot over the crossbar and underneath the football goalpost. This was only the second true scoring chance of the half for the Huskies. “We push and push all during the first half, have a couple of chances, and can’t get one," head coach Bill Mulvihill said. "With 10 seconds left …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Check out Quakers sports schedules for Nov. 14-20.
Football: 11/18 (7 p.m.) at Hammonton (Second Round NJSIAA South, Group 3 Tournament) Read about how the Quakers clobbered Oakcrest in their first round matchup Friday. Girls’ Soccer: 11/15 (5 p.m.) versus Matawan at Toms River North (State Semifinal) The girls continue their postseason run after capturing the South Group 3 Title last week in a 3-0 win over Lower Cape May. 11/19 (12:15 p.m.) versus Northern Highlands at The College of New Jersey (Group 3 State Championship) The Quakers defeated Matawan 1-0 Tuesday evening in the Group 3 semifinal to advance to the Group 3 State Championship game. Boys’ Cross-Country: 11/19 (TBD) at Meet of Champions at Holmdel Girls’ Cross-Country: 11/19 (TBD) at Meet of Champions at Holmdel
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Quakers overcame Monroe in a back-and-forth match and will face West Windsor South in the finals Thursday (7 p.m.) at West Orange.
Moorestown girls’ volleyball came into Monday afternoon’s South, Group 3 semifinal game against Monroe without Anna Allende (out with an illness), knowing they would need to fight through adversity to advance to the Group Championship. “We were able to look back at the tough matches that we dropped (Cherokee, Eastern), where we felt if we put two or three points together we would have been successful in those matches," head coach Scott Atkinson said. "We were able today to limit our errors in games two and three and use our experience." The Quakers fell in game one against Monroe, 22-25, but rebounded to take games two and three by scores of 25-20 and 25-21 to advance to the Group Finals against West Windsor South on Thursday. The game …