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South Jersey Group 4 Semi-Finals:
Millville Holds off Lenape

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

The Millville High School Thunderbolts got the first 14 points of the game against Lenape and held off their ground attack to advance to the Group 4 South Jersey State Championship against Toms River North.

Millville did not waste any time to get an early lead. Senior runningback Terrance Williams scored on a 65-yard run off of the right side of the offensive line. The Thunderbolts were out to prove that they could run against the Indians powerful defense. They scored quickly on their first possession and were up 7 - 0 with 8:12 left in the first quarter.
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High School Football:
Camden's Comeback With A Never Say Quit Attitude

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

Unbelievable game. If you left the game early against the Overbrook Rams and the Camden Panthers on Saturday, you missed a very good game. Coach Reggie Lawrence was very animated in telling his players that they had to win this game. He also told them to keep their heads in the game and don't give up. This was when his Panthers were down 24 - 0. Each time his team would struggle on offense, he continued to have faith in his team. Well, that faith got Camden (6-1) an overtime victory over Overbrook (4-3).
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High School Field Hockey:
Lady Chiefs Win Title

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

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Lady Chiefs coach Sharon Tinucci paced her team to a 1-0 championship victory over Toms River North. She kept coaching her players with inspiration all game to capture Cherokee's first ever championship crown. It was everything the Lady Chiefs could hope for, winning it all. It erased that bad feeling they had from losing last year to Shawnee in the 1996 championship match.
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High School Football:
Pennsauken Still in Playoff Hunt

By Joe Martarona
SJSports Correspondent

Saturday afternoon featured the Pennsauken High School Indians (4-2) hosting the Cherry Hill West Lions (4-2). The winner of this contest would keep their playoff hopes alive.

The Indians first half offensive performance yielded over 100 yards and a touchdown pass by quarterback Cliff Horsey to Al Fisher. In the second quarter alone, the Indians managed to run more than 20 plays in spite of two fumbles and put together an exciting drive late in the first half.
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1997 Women's Coaches Tournament Finals:
Cherry Hill East Defeats Delran 3-1

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

The meeting between the Cherry Hill East Cougars (15-5) and the Delran Bears (17-3-2) was held at Washington Township High School under the lights. This would be the first of two games playing in the South Jersey Coaches Tournament Finals. The men's match between the Cherry Hill East against Cherry Hill West would follow. But this women's match would rely on two good goalkeepers, Betsy Kennedy (Bears) and Carolyn Synder (Cougars), to take home the title. It was Synder and her team that would prevail. Synder came up big in the new overtime shootout format to obtain the victory against Eastern to get into the finals.
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High School Boys Soccer:
Cherry Hill West Defeats Cherry Hill East 2-0

By Scot Williams
SJSports Staff Writer

The Cherry Hill West Lions continued their tournament shutout streak and defeated No. 2 ranked Cherry Hill East Cougars 2-0 to capture the 1997 Coaches Tournament Championship. This was the third time in the tournament's history that Cherry Hill West has won the title. The previous two titles were in 1976 and 1986.

The Lions' road to the finals included strong defensive wins over Moorestown (2-0), Shawnee (1-0) and West Deptford (1-0). Saturday night's final match was no different.
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High School Boys Soccer:
Shawnee's Defense Keys Victory

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

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Eastern was coming off of a tough victory in the overtime quarterfinals game on Friday. Coach Pete DeFeo knew that this game would not be easy. Knowing that defeating last year's Group 4 Champions was now in the past, his team had to continue with pressuring the Renegades defense.

Shawnee was the team the kept pressure on the Vikings keeper Doug Kellogg all game. Each shot on goal was denied by Kellogg...except two.
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High School Boys Soccer:
Vikings Defeat Indians to Advance

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

As this Group 4 Semi-finals Soccer match between the Eastern Vikings and Lenape Indians began, each team not only had to battle each other, but also the high winds and cold temperature. Lenape had their fans behind them even though they were wrapped up tight.

Eastern scored the first goal of the game by Hakim Fobia, which got past Lenape's keeper Matt Rotkowitz. Fobia took charge at midfield and put the Vikings up 1-0 with 27:50 left in the first half.
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