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South Jersey Sports

September 8, 1997

High School Focus

South Jersey Sports Online Provides Local WWW Sports Coverage

Starting this fall, South Jersey sports fans will be able to follow their local sports teams via the Internet. South Jersey Sports Online will premier this fall with coverage of high school, township and intramural sporting events. The website will contain pictures, scores, standings, schedules, athletes of the week and articles written by the SJSports staff. Viewers will be able to contact the SJSports staff to submit articles or request a visit to your school, organization or event for an interview and photos. Also, the website will allow for online submission of articles written by local sports fans wishing to promote players, teams and events. In addition to local information, the site will contain sports trivia contests and other interactive multimedia. SJSports kicks off September 8, 1997, and can be accessed via

High School Football Preview:
Edgewood Football Team Readies for '97 Season

By Rich Sandoval
SJSports Staff Writer

Head coach Bob Lee looks to an experienced backfield and offensive line as the key to improving on last year’s 3-6 season.

After losing graduating seniors Sam Rosetti and Ryan Fischer to Rowan, and Eric Mitchell to New Hampshire, coach Lee will depend on returning varsity players and players moving up from the JV and Freshman teams to improve on last year’s record.
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High School Field Hockey Preview:
'97 Outlook For Lady Eagles

By Bob Grimmie
SJSports Staff Writer

After finishing 7-6-2 and losing 2-1 in overtime to Toms River East in the first round of last year’s state tournament, the Edgewood High School field hockey team suffered a major blow; graduation.


Gone are last season’s captains, Shea Brendell, Jill Reichart, Kristen Mc Cullen and Eric Umosella. Brendell now plays for Division I Monmouth College and Reichart is a member of Division III Trenton State’s field hockey program. Also lost to graduation was last season’s goal scoring leader Jackie Stamper.

As a result, only two starters and one girl with any significant varsity experience are returning. Seniors Jenn Goobic, Mandie Walker and Andera Ulicny are this season’s tri-captains.
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Youth Soccer:
Voorhees Vipers Capture 2nd Place

By Cindy Williams
SJSports Staff Writer

The Voorhees Vipers U-11 soccer team captured second place in the Moorestown Soccer Club Labor Day tournament. Coach Roddy was pleased with his teams performance and is looking forward to the upcoming season.
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Community Events:
3rd Annual Coed Charity Classic For Special Olympics

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

You couldn't have scripted a better day to hold the 3rd Annual Coed Charity Classic to benefit Special Olympics. With mostly sunny skies and temperature in the upper 70's, eight teams participated in a one-pitch softball tournament. Cheers, Computer Sciences Corporation, Gary's, Jay's Moorestown, Jay's Mt. Laurel, Myers Landscaping & Irrigation, RAM and Tyco joined together at Jeff Young Fields and Laurel Acres Park to enjoy softball for a good cause.

When all the dust settled, Jay's Moorestown never lost a game in the winner's bracket to advance to the finals. While Cheers, after losing the first game in the winner's bracket, won the next 4 games in the loser's bracket to advance to the finals. Cheer's needed to win the first game to force a second game with Jay's Moorestown or be eliminated...and they did. They scored early and often to take a 28 to 2 victory into the final game of the evening. But Jay's Moorestown returned to their winning ways and defeated Cheer's 17 to 9 to capture the CHARITY SOFTBALL CLASSIC Trophy.