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B.I. Says Bye-Bye

Friday, October 14, 2011, 10:03 AM
Farewell South Jersey athletes, coaches, parents, fellow writers and others who have made my five years, five months of covering sports full-time in the area a memorable and enriching experience. After today, I no longer will be a staff writer for The Inquirer. It's time for me to move on. I have... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Another Softball Tourney Washout

Saturday, April 23, 2011, 10:12 AM
The Overbrook Softball Tournament, postponed by rain last Saturday to this Saturday, has been moved to next Saturday due to the weather. The postponement has put off once again a pitchers' duel between Absegami ace Kelly Lupton and Sterling star Sarah Almasy. Almasy, a senior, has an 8-1 record and... Read more

Bill Iezzi: New Jersey Group Changes

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 4:25 PM
The NJSIAA has released the 2010-11 General Group Classifications for public schools. The sports affected are baseball and softball as well as boys' and girls' basketball and soccer. The Non-Public classifications as well as those for for football and wrestling are to come. Here are some noteworthy... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Top 150 Football Recruits

Thursday, July 1, 2010, 5:29 PM
Today Randy Taylor returned my call questioning his ignoring South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania football players in his list of top recruits in the nation. Taylor, director of recruiting for the National Collegiate Scouting Association, listed scholastic athletes from Central PA to California... Read more

Wrestling: Barber on brink of 500

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 8:49 AM
Absegami wrestling coach Gene Barber is on the brink of his 500th career victory. Barber has a 498-133-4 record entering tonight's match against Middle Township. Barring a monumental upset, Barber will collect his 500th victory Wednesday night at home against Oakcrest. Barber has been Absegami's... Read more

Absegami boys surprise St. Augustine

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 7:59 PM
Vince Guinta and Ed Parker scored five points apiece in a 25-11 third quarter that powered Absegami to a 71-66 surprise at St. Augustine Tuesday in Cape-Atlantic League boys' basketball. The Hermits (3-1), ranked No. 10 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, led by 26-23 at halftime before the Braves (3-2)... Read more

N.J.: Saturday Boys' Soccer

Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10:13 PM
Connor Hurff set up goals by Ryan McFadden and Dominick Pernice in the first 23 minutes, putting host St. Augustine ahead to stay in a 2-0 triumph over Shawnee in a nonleague match. John Richards made six saves in shutting down the Renegades. Fourth-ranked Lenape rode second-half goals by Rocco Gambino... Read more

Wednesday boys' soccer

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 11:19 PM
Rancocas Valley’s season-long reign as the top-ranked boys’ soccer team in The Inquirer’s South Jersey ratings may be in jeopardy after Delran knocked off the visiting Red Devils, 1-0, Wednesday. The Burlington County League Liberty Division rivals were locked in a defensive struggle... Read more

Wednesday girls' soccer

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 11:11 PM
Ally Stathius opened the scoring with 15 minutes left, off a pass from Tara Ballay, and Ballay added an insurance goal on a breakaway with eight minutes to go as visiting Delran (4-5, 2-4) upset eighth-ranked Rancocas Valley, 2-0, in a Burlington County League shocker. Breanna Brown made 10 stops in... Read more

Wednesday field hockey

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 11:06 PM
Host Kingsway avenged a season-opening setback and gained a share of the Royal Division lead by handing sixth-ranked Clearview its first loss, 2-0, yesterday in Tri-County Conference field hockey. The Dragons (8-3 overall, 5-1 conference) prevailed on goals from Stephanie Toomey and Christina Wallace... Read more
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