Monday, February 25, 2013
Darryl Loveland still remembers his crucial turnover during last year's overtime loss to eventual champion Atlantic City.
Absegami High School senior Darryl Loveland still thinks about last year’s first-round playoff loss. Specifically, he thinks about his role in that loss. “I had a crucial turnover,” Loveland said of the team’s overtime loss to Atlantic City. “The way I felt after that loss, I said I don’t ever want to feel that way again. It left a bad taste in my mouth, and I want to get it out.” Loveland’s opportunity comes tonight when the 13th seeded Absegami boys’ basketball team travels to No. 4 Toms River North for the opening round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV playoffs. For Loveland, it will be the fourth playoff game of his career. Absegami has never made it beyond the first round, and on two occasions, the team that beat Absegami went on …
The Braves begin their quest for a Group IV title tonight at Toms River North.
For the third year in a row, the Absegami High School boys' basketball team will compete in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV tournament under coach Mike Bult. The 13th seeded Braves travel to No. 4 Toms River North tonight for their opening round playoff game. Absegami has lost its first round matchup each of the last three years. In today's video, Bult speaks about tonight's matchup.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Absegami's Jack Willette and Holy Spirit's Pat D'Arcy advanced to next weekend;
Friday, February 22, 2013
The tournament begins tonight, 5:30 p.m., at Absegami.
Today marks the beginning of the portion of the high school wrestling season that matters most, and Absegami High School junior Will Sanz has been doing his best to prepare for the next few weeks. The 195-pounder will wrestle for just the fourth time when Absegami plays host to the District 32 wrestling tournament tonight, Feb. 22, and continues Saturday, Feb. 23. For personal reasons, Sanz didn’t wrestle for most of the season. Since his return, Sanz has one forfeit victory, and is 2-1 in live matches. Tonight is the night when it all starts to matter most. “I’ve been working hard with my coaches, trying my best to get back in shape,” Sanz said. “I’ve been working on my mental toughness and my physical shape. I’m eight weeks behind …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Braves' coach talks about the individual wrestling tournament, which begins at Absegami on Friday.
The team portion of the New Jersey high school wrestling season is over, and the time for individual glory is upon us. Absegami High School wrestling coach Shawn Scannell has emphasized this part of the season since the start of the year. The individual state tournament begins this weekend, in each of New Jersey's 32 wrestling districts. The District 32 tournament takes place Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, at Absegami. The regional tournament takes place next weekend, followed by the State Wrestling Championships the second weekend in March. Champions will be crowned in each of the sport's 14 weight classes in Atlantic City. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Scannell spoke to Galloway Patch about the tournament. In the featured video, he …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The boys will play Cedar Creek Feb. 19, while the girls play Bridgeton Feb. 20.
The boys' and girls' basketball teams will each play an additional Cape-Atlantic League game this season, after the conference released the pairings for its conference tournament and consolation games earlier this week. The Absegami boys (9-10) will face Cedar Creek (13-9) at home on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 p.m. The Braves defeated Cedar Creek, 52-47, in a consolation game at the Boardwalk Classic in Wildwood in December. Absegami begins play in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV playoffs the following Monday, Feb. 25, when it visits Toms River North. The Absegami girls (6-9) will face Bridgeton (7-14) at home on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m. The Cape-Atlantic League holds an eight-team tournament to determine its conference champion. The …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Braves were seeded 13th in the tournament, which begins Feb. 25.
The Absegami High School boys' basketball team is seeded 13th in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV playoffs, which begin Monday afternoon, Feb. 25. The Braves will visit No. 4 Toms River North in a first round playoff game at 4 p.m. The winner of that game will play the winner of the game between No. 5 Eastern Regional and No. 12 Cherokee in a quarterfinal matchup on Feb. 27. The 16-team bracket was unveiled by the NJSIAA on Friday. Absegami is 7-10 overall this season. Its game against Vineland scheduled for Friday night was postponed due to weather. The Braves last won on Jan. 25, when they defeated district rival Cedar Creek, 52-47. Absegami has since lost three in a row. On Wednesday, Vladimir Shustov signed to play basketball at the …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Rashad Kinlaw will play football at Notre Dame, while Jenna Seddon will play soccer at Rutgers.
The University of Notre Dame collected the fourth-ranked recruiting class in college football on Wednesday, Feb. 6 according to ESPN's rankings. Absegami High School QB/DB Rashad Kinlaw was part of that class. He and three other Absegami athletes signed their letters of intent on National Signing Day Wednesday afternoon. Soccer players Jenna Seddon and Rebecca Maguire committed to play at Rutgers University and Millersville University, respectively. Vladimir Shustov signed to play basketball at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the first basketball player from Absegami to commit to a Division 1 school since Andrew Keister committed to play for Holy Cross in 2007. Kinlaw selected Notre Dame over Ohio State, South Carolina, Penn…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The team honored six seniors before defeating Mainland, 44-37.
On the eve of a milestone moment in the life of Absegami High School senior Jenna Seddon, she helped lead her team to victory in her final home game in a Braves basketball uniform. Seddon scored 11 points to lead Absegami to a 44-37 victory over Mainland in a Cape-Atlantic League matchup on Tuesday night, Feb. 5. Today, she will sign a letter-of-intent to play soccer at Rutgers University. She will be among a group of Absegami senior athletes who officially sign this afternoon just before 2 p.m. “This win means so much to me,” said Seddon, one of six seniors honored before the start of Tuesday night’s game. “It’s my last game. It’s always good to get a win, but this is special because it’s my last game in this gym.” It was the last home …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Implementation is coming to Oakcrest on Friday; Absegami and Cedar Creek to follow.
A biometric fingerprinting system is coming to the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District this week. The system will be used for students only when it comes to purchasing their school lunches. It begins with Oakcrest High School on Friday, Feb. 8, and moves on to Absegami and Cedar Creek, assuming everything works as expected at Oakcrest. Generally, biometrics desribes the tracking of people by their characteristics or traits. The idea for Greater Egg Schools is that eventually, students won’t have to use cash for their lunches. An account can be set up for each student, and lunches can be charged to those accounts via a system that identifies students by characteristics of their fingerprints, though won’t be identified using the…