After misstep, EHS wrestler Collins learns to keep his cool

After misstep, EHS wrestler Collins learns to keep his cool

Lavinsky Collins defeated Steinert’s Joe Verdi during a home match on Jan. 13, 2016. Ewing won 63-17. (Staff photo by Samantha Sciarrotta.) Sometimes, when prescribing an operation, surgeons say there is a need to cut and cause temporary pain in order to provide long-term health. That is the road Ewing High School wrestling coach Matt […]

EHS bowlers on a roll

EHS bowlers on a roll

The Ewing girls’ bowling team was undefeated through its first 13 matches this year. At rear are Kayla Ricketts, left, Keaghan Otto, Korin Ricketts and Amy Soto. At front are Louisa Scazzaro, left, Brianna Jobst, Amelia Baffuto, Raquel Sparano and Kaitlyn Leahy. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.) By Ken Weingartner After losing its top two […]

West’s Stout learns lesson in the classroom and on the mat

West’s Stout learns lesson in the classroom and on the mat

After missing out on much of last season, wrestler Chris Stout brought his grades up and rejoined the team this year. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.) Chris Stout gets airborne against Allentown’s Zach Turner on Jan. 9, 2016 at Steinert. West lost the match 78-6. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.) It was Feb. 28, 2015 […]

Nixon a beacon on the ice for Steinert hockey

Nixon a beacon on the ice for Steinert hockey

Jared Nixon skates with the puck during an 8-3 loss to Lawrence on Jan. 4, 2016. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.) The Steinert High ice hockey team has endured some down seasons in recent years but, through it all, there has been one shining beacon of consistency. Since joining the Spartans as a freshman, Jared […]

Duo sets the pace for NHS hoops

Duo sets the pace for NHS hoops

Nottingham High School boys’ basketball player Cliff Joseph hurls a pass during a 62-45 loss at Ewing on January 15, 2016. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.) Nottingham High School boys’ basketball team member Darell Johnson heads toward the net at a game on January 15, 2016. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.) Nottingham High School boys’ […]

Football conference realignment ignites debate about fairness

Whenever realignments take place in high school sports, be it divisions, conferences or groups, there is bound to be some controversy. Some like it, some don’t, and some just take it as it comes figuring there is nothing that can be done. A point in general is the recent West Jersey Football League’s division re-shuffling. […]

Peters’s versatility sparks Cardinals girls’ basketball

Peters’s versatility sparks Cardinals girls’ basketball

Dominique Peters moves the ball against Steinert in a game on Jan. 19, 2015 at Lawrence. Peters scored a game-high 21 points, with 14 rebounds, three block shots and four steals to lead LHS to a 44-41 win. (Photo by Martin Griff.) Dominique Peters knew that she was walking into something big during her freshman […]

Roskos packing on the pounds and pin downs

Roskos packing on the pounds and pin downs

Austin Roskos wrestles Notre Dame’s Liam Szentjobi during a home match on Jan. 13, 2016. Roskos pinned Szentjobi, and Hopewell won, 66-16. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.) For Austin Roskos, it truly was a case of happy holidays. He forewent mid-meal treadmill runs in favor of dining with his family and enjoying his food, for […]

Ref Rob Riley makes the right call

Ref Rob Riley makes the right call

Rob Riley works a Rider-Drexel men’s basketball game in Lawrence Nov. 15, 2011. A career that involves making stressful decisions and hearing insults from angry audience members probably doesn’t sound desirable to most people. But it does to Rob Riley. The Hamilton native has ascended the basketball refereeing ranks, from making $11 per game officiating […]

New-look West shoots to suprise competition

New-look West shoots to suprise competition

Hamilton High West’s 23 Barry Ndeh and 5 Christopher Charles and Robbinsville’s 33 Ben Hutchison and 22 Bobby Stewart battle for a rebound in the boy’s basketball season opener at Hamilton on Friday, December 18, 2015. Photo by Martin Griff The Hamilton West boys’ basketball team has been down this road before. Three seasons ago, […]

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