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High School Swimming:
Township dispatches Camden Catholic

By Rod Smith
SJSports Staff Writer

Mon 12/22 - GTT - Washington Twp. vs. Camden Catholic

Washington Township's second meet of the season saw the Minutemen at full strength after an opening loss to Triton at which several premier Twp. swimmers, tapering for an upcoming USS meet, did not swim. Tonight, however, the Minutemen avenged their reputation as last year's Division Champs and soundly dispatched a strong Camden Catholic team 105-80.
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High School Swimming:
Mustangs Break THREE School Records !!!

By Rod Smith
SJSports Staff Writer

Mon 12/22 - GTT - Triton vs. Cumberland

Coach Gorsky was ecstatic at his swimmers' performance against an undermanned Cumberland team in the Mustangs 117-68 victory. Three school records were toppled in the 200 medley relay, the 200 IM and the 500 free. Helen Schumacher won the 200 IM with a new record of 2:25.74; Greg Heubach won the 500 free and set a new school mark at 5:45.17; and the medley relay team of Owen Gigliot, Jodi Ambrose, Jered Stanley and John Hugan set the new record at 2:04.85, knocking over 3 seconds off the old mark.
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High School Ice Hockey:
Yes!! Washington Township Does Have An Ice Hockey Team

By Rick Murro
SJSports Special Correspondent

In fact, Township has 4 ice hockey teams. Three teams play in the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League and 1 team represents the Middle School. The High school teams consist of a Varsity, JVA and JVB squad which play against some of the best teams in Southern New Jersey area. Teams such as Eastern, Shawnee, Clearview and Cherry Hill just to name a few, comprise a very competitive league. Over the past 3 years the Township Varsity squad has gone deep into the playoffs winning the 1996 SJHSIHL (South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League) championship and reaching the finals twice. The 1996 JVB team captured the 1996-1997 Wilmington Tournament Championship last winter. Currently the Varsity, JVA and JVB are atop their respective divisions.
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High School Basketball:
Washington Township Rolls Over Edgewood

Friday, December 19, 1997

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

Washington Township went into Edgewood on opening day to follow their game plan which Coach Costa had scripted for them. Her team did exactly that and defeated the Eagles. Township had an extreme height advantage and dominated the boards on both ends.
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High School Basketball:
Camden's Aaron Stephens Heats Up Opener

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

Highland was out to prove that they could take their new team and show the Panthers that they could play against one of South Jersey's top teams. Coach Harold Little had a strong season last year for the Tartans and a win would get the 1998 season started on a good note.

But it was Coach Clarence Turners' Panthers who would finally come together in the second half to post an 88-71 victory. Dujuan Wagner ran the floor well and Aaron Stephens drained in 37 points for Camden High School.
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High School Wrestling:
Edgewood Pins Down Their Opener

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

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With the new wrestling season under way, getting a victory on opening day would surely be a good start. After all the hard work training and preparation for these wrestlers, it was their chance to go into the 1998 wrestling season with a opponent instead of a teammate.

Edgewood hosted St. Joseph in a non-league match and gave the home crowd alot to cheer for with a 42-26 victory. This was a good start for Coach Jim Ingles and his Eagles whose team finished with a 14-5 overall record last year.
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High School Ice Hockey:
Edgewood Ice Hockey Looks To Pick Up Where They Left Off

By Michael Cowart
SJSports Student Correspondent

The Edgewood ice hockey team has a long road ahead of them this season to make it to the playoffs. Last season the team blasted almost everyone they faced and surprised the entire league by making it to the playoffs for the first time in four years. In fact, they made it all the way to the semi-final round where they lost to Shawnee, who would eventually go on to win the championship.

Now a new season has started and the team is looking to improve even further and with any luck, win it all. At the start of the season, luck wasn't exactly on their side. The team has just come off an outstanding preseason. With a record of 2-1-1, it seemed like the Eagles were picking up where they left off last season. Then came the regular season and their first opponent, Lenape.
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Team Profile:
Seniors Are Edgewood's Strength

By James Vacca
SJSports Staff Writer

The Edgewood girls' indoor track team has eight returning starters this season. Seniors Ohlaysha Gonzalez, Christina Matthews, and Lanae Thomas all won honors last year and are looking to add to their accomplishments. The three captains, along with their coach Rob Ayers, believe they may have one of the strongest teams in the conference. Look for the lady Eagles to have a great season.

Team Profile:
Edgewood's Enthusiasm Overcomes Inexperience

By James Vacca
SJSports Staff Writer

The Edgewood girls' basketball team is looking forward to their upcoming season. Although the majority of the team is inexperienced, coach Dave Ernst believes their enthusiasm for the game could help them be a spoiler. Look for captains Sayra Minatee, Lisa Mohrmann, and Isabel Williams to play an important role in the team's success. The biggest challenges the girls will face in their conference will be Triton, Cherry Hill West, and Cherokee.

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