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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

Barry Closer to National Record

Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 9:06 PM
The magic number for Eastern field hockey goalkeeper Alana Barry to break the national record for shutouts now is two. The Vikings, who beat Washington Township, 5-2, on Sept. 16, shut out the Minutemaids, 4-0, on Wednesday afternoon. The national record is 67. Barry has 66. If Barry & Co. are... Read more

Bill Iezzi: My Softball Playoff Picks

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 12:12 PM
Let's look at the South Jersey Groups today and fast forward to the finals. In Group 1 Audubon defeats Maple Shade. Group 2 has Sterling beating Buena. In Group 3 Kingsway upends Pinelands. And in Group 4 Eastern edges Washington Township. Read more

Phil Anastasia: Diamond Reflections

Monday, May 16, 2011, 12:02 PM
The first round of the Diamond Classic reflected well on the Olympic American and Cape-Atlantic. The Colonial? Not so much. Olympic American teams went 3-1, which was as good as possible since one of those games was a matchup between division rivals Cherokee and Lenape. Cherokee won that slugfest... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Township Softball Makes Statement

Friday, April 8, 2011, 11:47 AM
Washington Township clobbered No. 8 Eastern, 9-1, Wednesday to send shock waves through The Inquirer's Top 10 rankings. The unranked Minutemaids stroked 14 hits, including doubles by Christina Austin, Kylie Mullholland, Kristen Turner, Alissa Schoelkopf, Nikki Sandelier and Jessica Fanty. Junior... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Messina Must Wait

Friday, April 1, 2011, 5:07 PM
Camden Catholic's Laura Messina, one of the top pitchers in South Jersey, will have to wait to start her twofold campaign: a state championship for the team and 1,000 career strikeouts. Messina, who has 803 Ks, was to start the season Friday against visiting Washington Township in an Olympic Conference... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Patrone on Junior National Team

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 7:39 PM
Throughout the field hockey season that just ended, there was a boy helping the girls on the Washington Township team. His name is Kenny Patrone, a Township sophomore and brother of former Minutemaids' star Lisa Partone. And he is headed to South America as a member of the USA Field Hockey Junior... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Agony of Defeat

Saturday, November 6, 2010, 5:42 PM
After watching her field hockey team let two leads slip away to Eastern and lose the game, 4-3, Saturday afternoon, Washington Township coach Jeannine O’Connor summed it up this way: “I’ve never been part of a more devastating loss in all my years of coaching, to be this close to beating... Read more

Bill Iezzi: Township's Daunting Task

Friday, November 5, 2010, 1:32 PM
The Washington Township field hockey team has a daunting task ahead. The Minutemaids will try to upset host Eastern on Nov. 6 in a South Jersey Group 4 semifinal. Eastern is ranked third in the nation, behind Emmaus (Pa.) and Fredericksburg Stafford (Va.). The Vikings’ record is 21-0 with... Read more

Bill Iezzi: New Wrestling Coach

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 5:33 PM
The Washington Township Board of Education has named a new head wrestling coach, Ron Ippolite, who has not guided grapplers at the high school level since 1999. So I asked athletic director Kevin Murphy why he was given the job. The athletic director reflected upon his own coaching past for the answer... Read more
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