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 a project that will keep me busy for a year or more and it will occupy most of my time.
The rest of the time? You might see my by-line like this: By Bill Iezzi, For The Inquirer. I'd like that. Hope you do, too.
Mentioned: Burlington County Institute of Technology | Clearview Regional High School | Rancocas Valley Regional High School | Deptford Township High School | Camden Catholic High School | Lenape High School | Glassboro High School | Holy Cross High School | Cherry Hill High School East | Burlington County Institute of Technology | Cinnaminson High School | Haddon Township High School | Gloucester City Jr-Sr High School | Lower Cape May Regional High School | Cherry Hill High School West | Pitman High School | Camden County Technical Schools | Haddonfield Memorial High School | Moorestown High School | Cherokee High School | Mainland Regional High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Shawnee High School | Audubon Jr./Sr. High School | Pennsauken High School | Absegami | Atlantic City | Bishop Eustace | Bordentown | Bridgeton | Buena | Burlington City | Burlington Township | Camden | Cape May Tech | Clayton | Collingswood | Cumberland | Delran | Delsea | Eastern | Egg Harbor Township | Florence | Gateway | Gloucester | Gloucester Catholic | Gloucester Christian | Gloucester County Tech | Haddon Heights | Hammonton | Highland | Holy Spirit | Lindenwold | Maple Shade | Mercer Christian | Middle Township | Millville | Moorestown Friends | Northern Burlington | Oakcrest | Ocean City | Our Lady of Mercy | Palmyra | Paulsboro | Peddie School | Pemberton | Pennington | Penns Grove | Pennsauken Tech | Pennsville | Pleasantville | Riverside | Salem | Schalick | Seneca | St. Augustine | St. Joseph | Sterling | Timber Creek | Triton | Vineland | West Deptford | Wildwood | Wildwood Catholic | Williamstown | Willingboro | Winslow Township | Woodbury | Woodrow Wilson | Woodstown | Overbrook (NJ) | Sacred Heart NJ | Washington Twp.
Lindsey Johnson’s assist set up Alexis McTamney for the only goal Bordentown needed to pin a 1-0 setback on visiting Delran in Burlington County League play. Scotties goalie Jess Dixon made four saves.
Erin Smith scored twice and assisted on two goals, and Shannon Dennehey added two goals as Shawnee raced past visiting Winslow Township, 5-0.
Steve Schuler stopped eight of nine shots he faced in goal and anchored Pitman’s 3-1 soccer victory over visiting Schalick yesterday in the battle for first place in the Tri-County Conference’s Classic Division.
The Panthers (5-0 overall, 4-0 division) got goals from Matt Barton, Kyle Connolly, and Josh Pacana. Schalick (3-1, 3-1) got a first-half score from Jonathan Hoch.
Also in the Tri-County, Kingsway (3-0-1) won another battle of unbeatens, 4-2, over visiting Delsea (3-1) with three goals in the first 11 minutes. Steve Whitaker scored twice, and Brenden Magerr and Steve McAllister added goals.
Nick Matarazzo scored on a 12-yard shot in overtime, wrapping up Williamstown’s 3-2 victory over visiting Cumberland. Zaiere Putmon, who scored earlier, sent a free kick to James Piccone, who deflected the ball to Matarazzo.
Mentioned: Pitman High School | Cherokee High School | Kingsway Regional High School | Pennsauken High School | Bridgeton | Buena | Clayton | Cumberland | Delsea | Gloucester Catholic | Holy Spirit | Middle Township | Pennsauken Tech | Pennsville | Schalick | Wildwood Catholic | Williamstown | Winslow Township