Haddonfield, Moorestown top athletic programs


Haddonfield was the top Group 2 school in sports and Moorestown was the best in Group 3, as determined by the NJSIAA's Shoprite Cup program.

Haddonfield won the Group 2 competition for the 2011-12 school year with 87 points. Schools are awarded points based on their finish in state tournaments in every NJSIAA-sanctioned sport.

Haddonfield scored points in 11 sports. The Bulldogs were first in girls' tennis and girls' outdoor track and field, and second in football, girls' swimming, girls' indoor track and field (individuals) and boys' tennis.

Haddonfield was third in girls' soccer, boys' soccer and boys' golf, and fourth in boys' cross-country and girls' indoor track and field (relays). The Bulldogs also received six points for being disqualification-free in the fall and spring.

Moorestown won Group 3 with 68 points. The Quakers scored in nine sports, including a first-place finish in girls' lacrosse.

Moorestown was second in field hockey, girls' soccer and girls' cross-country. The Quakers were third in football, girls' volleyball, girls' tennis, boys' swimming and boys' tennis.

Moorestown also received nine points for being disqualification-free in all three seasons.

Other South Jersey schools that finished in the top five in their group were Cherokee, which was fourth in Group 4 with 47 points; Delsea, which was third in Group 3 with 50 points; and Audubon and Haddon Township, which tied for third in Group 1 with 31 points.

-- Phil Anastasia