Archive: December, 2010
Rob Deutsch, who won a state title at 119 pounds two years ago as a sophomore, is on a tear to do it again this year at the same weight.
After Deutsch defeated Haddonfield's Kevin Gregorio, 17-7, at 125 on Dec. 28, he said he'll continue wrestling at that weight until the Virginia Duals on Jan. 7-8-9, when he'll return to 119.
Deutsch wants to build up his strength at the higher weight early in the season before dropping down to 119.
As the winter scholastic sports season starts to unfold, Haddonfield is comforted by its fall achievements.
The Bulldogs won six state championships, five boys' titles and one for the girls.
The girls won the tennis crown. The boys won in swimming, outdoor track, indoor track, indoor relays and cross-country.
Mentioned: Haddonfield Memorial High School
The St. Augustine wrestling team wasn't having a good Wednesday night when Andrew Baumgardner stepped onto the mat in a 285-pound bout with West Deptford's Jamil Pollard.
The Hermits were trailing, 27-10, until Baumgardner turned a 10-4 lead into a fall 2 minutes, 59 seconds into the bout. That made the score 27-16.
"I landed on top of him and pinned him with a headlock," said Baumgardner about Pollard.
Troy Jenkins' layup at the buzzer lifted Kingsway to a 55-54 victory over Williamstown Wednesday night in a Tri-County Royal game.
Jenkins took a feed from Rondell Gilmore, who dribbled the length of the court after taking an inbounds pass with 4.7 seconds remaining.
Kingsway (3-0, 3-0) rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit. Jenkins scored 13 and Gilmore 11 for the Dragons.
Juniors Lloyd Smith and Justin Dornisch scored for 25 points to lead Holy Cross to a 37-30 victory over West Deptford in a non-league boys' basketball game Saturday.
Smith, a 6-2 forward, scored all 13 of his points in the first half. Dornisch, a 6-0 guard, scored all 12 of his points in the second half as the Lancers improved to 2-0.
Freshman Justin Hansen came off to the bench to score 13 and junior Tom Jakubowski added 10 for West Deptford (0-2).
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Penne Grove and Gloucester Catholic's boys' basketball teams are scheduled to start the season at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 the way they will probably finish it: in a heated battle.
Gloucester Catholic beat the Red Devils twice last season, the last time in triple overtime, and captured the Tri-County Conference Diamond Division title.
This season, Penns Grove is favored to win the crown, but don't count out the Rams. The opener is at their place.
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