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Thanksgiving Day
High School Football:
Rams Crush Eagles On Turkey Day

By Gary Steiner
SJSports Staff Writer

This annual contest between the two Lower Camden County rivals began with much pomp and circumstance on a sunny but windy Thanksgiving morning. Being the last game of the season, both Overbrook and Edgewood honored their football and cheerleading seniors before the game. Overbrook also honored their alumnus Ron Dayne, now a running back for the Wisconsin Badgers.

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Thanksgiving Day
High School Football:
Irish Win on Shamrock Field

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

We will build it, they will come. Shamrock Field was the place to be on Thanksgiving morning for the first home game at Camden Catholic High School. The capacity crowd got together to see the Irish defeat Paul VI 42-0 for their first home victory at Shamrock Field. No more travelling to Camden's Farnham Field and calling it home for the Fighting Irish. The alumni, students and faculty got together on Sunday, November 23rd to officially open the celebration of their new field.
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Burlington County YMCA Finals:
Hard Rock Gets Back to Its Winning Ways

By Mark Blais
SJSports Correspondent & Photographer

Moorestown Friends School hosted the finals for the Thursday Night Fall League Championship match on November 20, 1997. Hard Rock's strong net play helped them beat Menage a Champs in a surprising 3 game sweep in this best of 5 match. This season's finale tried the endurance of all the athletes. Both the semi-finals and finals matches were completed in the same night. On its victory tour, Hard Rock outperformed On A Mission during the semi-finals earlier in the evening, while Menage a Champs defeated The Jug to reach the finals.
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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

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 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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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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