Archive: July, 2011
Gloucester Catholic rising senior John Brue, a first-team All-South Jersey selection as a junior, has committed to attend St. Joseph's on a baseball scholarship, according to GC coach Dennis Barth.
Brue, a left-handed hitting first baseman, batted .551 as Gloucester Catholic went 31-2 and won the NP-B state title. The Rams were the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10 and also were in the Top 25 in a couple of national rankings.
Brue had 54 hits with 56 RBIs and 42 runs. He hit nine homers and 10 doubles.
Gloucester Catholic rising senior Brett Tenuto, a star third baseman for the Rams as well as the Brooklawn American Legion team, has committed to Stony Brook on a baseball scholarship.
Tenuto said he was following in the footsteps of his sister Bernadette, a former Paul VI softball star who will be a senior at Stony Brook next year. Bernadette Tenuto led Stony Brook softball in hitting last season with a .338 average.
"It's kind of like a legacy," Brett Tenuto said. "She will be leaving when I'm going there but I'm going to try to fill her shoes and they are big shoes to fill."
Rising sophomore quarterback Tom Flacco has left Camden Catholic, according to Irish coach Gil Brooks.
Flacco, the brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, is regarded as one of South Jersey's top young athletes -- a potential star in both football and baseball.
There isn't much defensive line in Marcus Coleman's past.
But there's a lot in his future.
Coleman, a 6-0, 275-pound rising senior, has committed to Syracuse University for football.
Camden Catholic rising senior Marcus Coleman has committed to attend Syracuse University for football.
Burlington Township rising senior John Ferranto has committed to North Carolina, also for football.
Coleman, a two-way lineman, will formally announce his decision at the press conference on Wednesday evening at Camden Catholic, according to Irish director of football operations John Barnett.
Pete DiPol, who turned Haddonfield into a wrestling power, has left the Colonial Conference school to become the wrestling coach at Gloucester County College.
DiPol, who also coached at Camden Catholic -- where his teams were perennially among the best in South Jersey -- as well as Edgewood and Schalick is a bit of a coaching nomad.
He takes over a Gloucester County program that has been among the top Division III (no scholarships) junior college programs in the country.