While one shouldn’t put too much into the results of a scrimmage, Haddonfield’s girls’ soccer team showed recently against Paul VI that the Bulldogs are likely to enjoy a banner season.
Saying Haddonfield should be strong in girls’ soccer is not exactly going out on a limb. This is one of South Jersey’s top programs, one that went 19-2-2 last season, finishing runnerup to West Deptford in the Colonial Conference Liberty and falling to Middle Township by penalty kicks in the South Jersey Group 2 final.
Actually, the scrimmage confirmed that both Paul VI and Haddonfield should be Top 10 teams. That also is no revelation.
Mentioned: Haddonfield Memorial High School
Last year inexperience caught up to Eastern’s football team and the Vikings ended up with an uncharacteristic 1-9 season.
It was only the second sub .500 season in 11 seasons under Dan Spittal, whose career record is 65-49.
Now as a new season approaches, the Vikings appear to be improve, but the main question is how far are they realistically expected to move up?
It was a testament to the strength of the Lenape girls’ soccer program that the Indians were able to win a fourth straight state Group 4 title last year with the services of Katie: Rigby.
Now a senior, Rigby missed last soccer season after having knee surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament. She hurt the knee while playing in a tournament in Las Vegas in March of 2010.
“I am feeling great,” Rigby said.
Mentioned: Lenape High School
District 3, the New Jersey Little League (ages 16-18) state baseball champions, are scheduled to play the Pa. champs Wednesday, 3 p.m., in an Eastern Regional tournament game at Dover field in Dover, De.
The game was postponed from Tuesday because of rain.
District 3, of Cumberland, defeated Pennsylvania, of Williamsport, last year in the regional final.
Clutch defense and timely hitting carried Lehigh Valley to a 5-3 victory over Burlington County Tuesday in the title game of the 26th annual Carpenter Cuper Classic baseball tournament in Citizens Bank Park.
Lehigh Valley managed just five hits but got a two-run double from Nazareth's Drew Hercik and an RBI single from Pleasant Valley's Drew Borger that snapped a 3-3 tie in the fourth inning.
Lehigh Valley added another run on an infield error in top of the ninth inning to capture its third title in Carpenter Cup history.
Stefan Kancylarz hit a three-run double and four pitchers combined for a five-hitter as Burlington County beat Philadelphia Catholic 5-1 Monday in the semifinals of the Carpenter Cup Classic.
Dylan Johnannink, Jeff Singer, Colin Perro and Jeff McGarry combined to shut down Philadelphia Catholic in the game at Citizens Bank Park.
Perro and McGarry needed just 32 pitches to work the final four innings. They did not allow a hit and allowed just one base runner on a hit batter.
Tri-Cape played a sloppy game and fell, 9-6, to Lehigh Valley in the semifinals of the Carpenter Cup Monday at Citizens Bank Park.
Tri-Cape made six errors and its pitchers issued eight free passes -- five walks and three hit batters. The South Jersey team also left 14 runners on base.
Lehigh Valley advances to Tuesday's title game to face the winner of Monday's second semifinal between Burlington County and Philadelphia Catholic League.
Bryan Toland, an alternate added to the team for this game, cracked a solo home run and an RBI single to lead Tri-Cape to a 8-3 victory over Jersey Shore Sunday in the quarterfinals of the Carpenter Cup.
Toland, a senior from Wildwood Catholic, was added to the team when Millvile''s Daron Moore couldn't make the game.
"I wanted to prove I belonged," Toland said.