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High School Wrestling:
Edgewood Has A Tough Act To Follow

By Sean Keegan
SJSports Student Correspondent

As the winter sports season begins, this year's Edgewood Wrestling team has a tough act to follow. Last year's prosperous results leave a gymnasium full of fans with high hopes, and a team hurt by graduation. The loss of Matt Simone, Bill Pizzuto, and Josh Andruzzi to graduation and Darnell Scott and Wesley Roach to Overbrook and Cherokee respectively, produce a roster that would appear weaker than last year.

However, this Edgewood team cannot be overlooked. The early records of returning superstars Dave Gatto (8-0), Chris Catania (8-1), and captain Bob Pizzuto(7-1) are motivating this young team to compete in this very difficult conference. The Eagles are getting big wins from Derek Shaffer and Ken Kenopka, and from new-comer Lee Miniti. They also have high hopes for Andrew Coumo and veteran Dan Simone (1-0), both returning recently from injuries.
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High School Swimming:
Cherry Hill East Teams Remain Undefeated

By Rod Smith
SJSports Staff Writer

GTT - Wed. Jan.14 - Double-dual

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All the ingredients of top-notch competition were evident - long-standing arch-rivalry, standing room only, packed decks, top- ranked swimmers from both teams. All the makings for a meet where 4th and 5th places could be determining factors as East Coach Fred Knouse noted: "Every time counts today." And it was ALL CHERRY HILL fighting for power points.
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Medford Ice Rink Youth Ice Hockey:
Bruins Come From Behind To Defeat Panthers

Sunday, January 18, 1998

By Scot Williams
SJSports Staff Writer

The Medford Ice Rink Bruins overcame 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to defeat the Panthers 3-2. A late third period goal by Colin Murphy (#8) proved to be the game winner.

This mid-season match up featured strong defensive efforts by both teams and spectacular goaltending. Bruins goaltender Bryan Williams stopped 18 shots while Frank Jablonski was called on to make 22 saves for the Panthers.
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High School Wrestling:
Camden Catholic Continues To Prove Top Ranking Status

Wednesday, January 7, 1998

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

Camden Catholic's wrestling team is always faced with new challenges everytime they step onto the mat. By being one of the top wrestling teams in South Jersey, every oppsing team is ready to see what they are made of. Camden Catholic continued to earn that top ranking status by defeating Triton 54-12 at home. Camden Catholic had pins by Bill Heverly, Mike Bagocious, Mike Franchi and Pat Underwood.
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High School Basketball:
Shawnee Defeats A Determined Highland

Saturday, January 3, 1998

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

Highland hosted top ranked Shawnee in hopes to end their winning streak. But the Renegades guards Anthony Strachan and Kevin Evans would account for 10 of the 13 points scored in overtime to defeat the Tartans 65-55.

Highland would not let the Renegades get the upper hand in the first half. They went on a 9-2 run at the beginning of the game to force Coach Joe Kessler to call a timeout.
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High School Ice Hockey:
A NHL Hall Of Fame Goaltender Helps Out Washington Township Hockey Team

By Gregg Williams
SJSports Staff Writer

Do you remember the great voice of the Philadelphia Flyers (Gene Hart) saying "Parent makes the save...Ladies and Gentleman the Flyers are going to win the Stanley Cup, the Flyers have won the Stanley Cup, the Flyers have won the Stanley Cup"? Well, I do, and the players of the Washington Township Hockey Team were greeted at practice by one of the NHL's greatest goaltenders of all time, a member of the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame (1984), the Flyers Hall of Fame (1988), and winner of the 1974 and 1975 Conn Smythe (the MVP of the Playoffs and first in NHL history to repeat) and Vezina trophy... His name is "Bernie" Bernard Marcel Parent.....
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Twin Rinks of Pennsauken High School Hockey Tournament:
Championship Games on December 31, 1997
Junior Varsity "A" Championship - Farrell Lions vs. St. Anthony Friars

By Joe Mahaffy
SJSports Staff Writer

In the Junior Varsity "A" Championship Game, Farrell Lions defeated St. Anthony Friars 5-1. Lions' Caputo had a hat trick and an assist while his teammate Tarantola had 2 assists. Goalie Pravato stopped 14 of 15 shots in leading the Farrell Lions to the victory.
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High School Basketball:
Lady Irish Get Back On Winning Track

Tuesday, January 6, 1998

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

Camden Catholic, coming off of a loss, defeated Woodrow Wilson in this Olympic Conference North Divisional game. It was Kate Caputi's 18 second half points which contributed to the Lady Irish 56-36 victory. She finished with a game high 25 points. Jessica Yoder contributed 9 points and was a force in the middle with blocked shots and cleaning up on the boards.
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High School Ice Hockey:
Township Makes Good Showing In West Chester Tournament

By Rick Murro
SJSports Special Correspondent

For the second time in two years the Washington Township Ice Hockey Club entered teams in the highly competitive Iceline Holiday Tournament.

The JVB team posted a win against Conestoga and a loss to West Chester East and Great Valley, finishing just short of a quarter final slot. Not bad considering it was a JVA tournament. Over the course of the 3 games, forward Scott Singer led the way with a goal and two assists . JVB's other goal scorers were Mike Murro, Joe Gabrielli and Jim Procopio. Defensemen Dan Fratantoro and Eric Marano each had a goal and an assist over the length of the tournament.

For some of the JVB members, it was their first experience in a road tournament playing against consistent quality competition. They made the club proud.
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