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Red Raider girls finish as state finalist

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City High School girls basketball team secured its place in the state finals last week, but ended the season without the opportunity to play for the title, courtesy of the corona virus spreading across New Jersey, the United States and the world.

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Wednesday 03/18/2020
Friendships put on hold when the competition starts
Updated: March 18, 2020 - 10:48 am

LINWOOD – Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt. It can breed fierce competition and friendship.

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South Jersey champions
Posted: March 18, 2020

LINWOOD – The Ocean City girls basketball team reclaimed the South Jersey crown from rival Mainland Regional March 10, but it was not an offensive showcase for either team.

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Wednesday 03/11/2020
Red Raider girls beat rival Mainland, win South Jersey basketball crown
Posted: March 11, 2020

LINWOOD – The Ocean City girls basketball team reclaimed the South Jersey crown from rival Mainland Regional Tuesday evening, March 10, but it was not an offensive showcase for either team.

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Ritti sixth at Meet of Champions, teammates compete at state meet
Posted: March 11, 2020

Ocean City High School sophomore Owen Ritti poses with his medal after finishing sixth in the 1600 meters at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions Sunday, March 8, at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field facility on Staten Island, N.Y. Behind him is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Ritti posted a time of 4:20.43. Cherokee High School senior Tyler Jackson won the race in 4:18.83. On Feb. 28 in Toms River at the state Group III track and field championships, Ritti finished sixth in the 1600 with a time of 4:24.30, which earned him the berth at the Meet of Champions. At the Group III meet, teammate Luke Kramer was 15th in 4:35.88 and Tyler Greene 18th in 4:41.48 in the 1600. Kramer and Greene were 15th and 19th in the 800 meters and Max Kelly was 16th in the 3200 meters. For the OCHS girls at the Group III state meet, junior Alexa Palmieri finished sixth in the 3200 meters with a time of 11:32.60. Teammate Casey McLees was 11th in the race in 11:43.76 and Rebecca Millar 18th in 12:19.28. Birdie Stewart was seventh in the pole vault (9 feet), McLees was 10th in the 1600 meters, and Erin Hanlon was 13th in the 400 meters and 15th in the 800 meters.

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Mustang boys end as conference hoop champs
Posted: March 11, 2020

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional boys basketball team saw a terrific season come to a close Wednesday with a 60-30 defeat at home to Cherry Hill West in the South Jersey Group III sectional semifinals. 

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Kylee Watson tops 2,000 points
Updated: March 11, 2020 - 12:34 pm

Mainland Regional High School senior Kylee Watson has not only broken the boys and girls career basketball scoring records at her school, on Friday evening she topped herself again by surpassing 2,000 points. Watson, the 6’4” Division I University of Oregon commit, is the most prolific scorer in Mustang basketball history. She broke the 2,000-point barrier Friday evening in Mainland’s 41-12 victory over Absegami in the South Jersey Group III semifinal. Watson helped lead her team to the Mainland girls’ first ever state basketball championship last year. On Tuesday, after the Sentinel sports section went to press, the Mustangs were playing Ocean City in the South Jersey final. (See story, photos, at www.ocsentinel.com on Wednesday. (The game finished too late for the Sentinel’s print edition.) A McDonald’s All-American as a senior, Watson also broke the 1,000-rebound barrier in the South Jersey playoffs. This photo is from Mainland’s game against Ocean City earlier this season at Mainland Regional.

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O.C. girls back in SJ finals against MRHS
Posted: March 11, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders girls basketball team punched its ticket back to the South Jersey final with a 53-42 win over Toms River East on Friday, March 6.

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Upper soccer scores, highlights March 7-8
Posted: March 11, 2020

BOYS 

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Basketball wizards
Posted: March 11, 2020

Northfield Community School students tossed a basketball around with a member of the Harlem Wizards on Thursday, March 5. The Harlem Wizard entertained students at two assemblies to promote a fundraising Harlem Wizards basketball game, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the school.

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Wednesday 03/04/2020
Ocean City wins playoff shootout
Posted: March 04, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders boys basketball team survived a scare in the first round of the South Jersey Group III playoffs against Deptford.

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Ocean City girls take out Moorestown in GIII opener
Posted: March 04, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders girls basketball team dominated on the glass and in the paint on the way to a 37-18 win over Moorestown in the first round South Jersey group III playoff game. 

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Viking girls win CAL crown
Posted: March 04, 2020

GALLOWAY – The Mainland Regional Mustangs started the official defense of their NJSIAA Group III girls state basketball title this week, but they ended the past week in disappointment when they fell to Atlantic City 63-50 in the finals of the Cape Atlantic League tournament at Stockton University Saturday.

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Wednesday 02/26/2020
Mainland boys hold off Spirit in CAL basketball
Posted: February 26, 2020

LINWOOD – Mainland Regional, playing without arguably their best player, Jake Cook, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, took the home floor in front of a packed crowd and ground out a dramatic 44-37 come-from-behind win against Holy Spirit in the first round of the Cape Atlantic League boys basketball tournament.

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Mustang swimmers fall in bid for fifth straight state title
Posted: February 26, 2020

EWING – On Sunday afternoon, the Mainland Mustang boys swim team made it to the state finals for the fifth year in a row, hoping to add to its four straight Public B state titles, but Montgomery High School was the team with more and faster horses.

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Wildwood Catholic beats Ocean City, 84-47
Posted: February 26, 2020

WILDWOOD – The Red Raiders boys basketball team fell 84-47 at Wildwood Catholic in the first round of the Cape-Atlantic League Basketball Tournament Monday evening.

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Mainland girls stop the Panthers in CAL action
Posted: February 26, 2020

LINWOOD – The defending NJSIAA Group III state champion Mainland Regional Mustangs appeared to play with a purpose in the second half, seizing the lead and securing a hard-fought 42-36 win over Middle Township at home first round of the Cape-Atlantic League Basketball Tournament Monday.

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Sannino repeats as District 32 champion
Posted: February 26, 2020

GALLOWAY – Three Red Raider wrestlers made it to the podium over the weekend at the District 32 tournament. Senior Nick Sannino, in the 285-pound class, is now a two-time district champion.

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Wednesday 02/19/2020
Mainland Regional High School swimmers win 6th straight South Jersey title
Updated: February 19, 2020 - 11:54 am

SEWELL – The defending state champion Mainland Mustangs came into the 2019-20 swim season after graduating a crop of top starters, losing its star to training for the Olympic Trials, and with far fewer boys than usual.

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Mustangs blow out O.C. girls in rematch
Updated: February 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm

LINWOOD – The Mainland Mustangs girls basketball team grabbed a momentous victory Friday night over rival Ocean City, busting the Red Raiders’ trap defense to run away in the second half for a 66-44 win.

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Mainland girls swimmers end year 13-1
Updated: February 19, 2020 - 12:01 pm

SEWELL – The Mainland Regional girls swim team was going into the South Jersey Public B final facing a swimming juggernaut in Moorestown High School. 

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Mainland vs. Ocean City girls high school basketball
Updated: February 19, 2020 - 5:00 pm
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Ocean City boys, girls winter track teams 2nd in SJ
Updated: February 19, 2020 - 2:07 pm

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean City High School boys and girls winter track teams both finished second Sunday in the NJSIAA Group III South Jersey sectional championships.

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Wednesday 02/12/2020
After 1-5 start, O.C. girls win 14 in a row
Posted: February 12, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders girls basketball team rode its lockdown defense to a home win over Absegami Friday, Feb. 7, pulling away in the second half to prevail 41-25.

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Ocean City boys hoop gels at the right time
Posted: February 12, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders boys basketball ran the visiting Oakcrest Falcons out of the building Monday night, jumping out to a big early lead and never looking back to win 73-39.

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Ocean City High School's Erin Hanlon breaks record
Updated: February 19, 2020 - 11:55 am

Ocean City High School junior Erin Hanlon broke the 400-meter indoor school record Monday, Feb. 3, at the New York City armory Track & Field at 168th Street at the Varsity Classic Meet. Her time was 59.78 seconds, breaking Lauren McHale’s 1998 record of 1:01.19, according to OCHS winter track coach Matt Purdue. McHale remains part of a slightly older record set in the 1996-97 season, the 4x400 meters with Megan McNulty, Mary-Beth Wendorf and Kathleen Schmid. Current teammate Alexa Palmieri finished second in the 3200-meter invitational at the meet. Palmieri’s time was 11:23.04. The junior finished behind Indian Hills sophomore Allison Lounsbury, who won in 11:17.08

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Mainland Regional High School, Ocean City High School girls basketball lead South Jersey in power points
Updated: February 19, 2020 - 10:56 am

LINWOOD – With Saturday’s games in the books, the cutoff for the NJSIAA, the Mainland Regional girls basketball team leads South Jersey Group III with power points, with Ocean City close behind.

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SJ swim finals: MRHS vs. OC boys, MRHS girls vs. Moorestown
Posted: February 12, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City boys swim team will take on defending state champion Mainland Regional Wednesday for the South Jersey Public B title and the Mainland girls will have their shot at a title Thursday when they face defending state champion Moorestown.

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Wednesday 02/05/2020
Ocean City High School girls, Mainland Regional High School boys medal at CAL meet
Updated: February 07, 2020 - 8:55 am

ATLANTIC CITY – The Ocean City girls and Mainland Regional boys had medal-winning performances Jan. 30 at the 2020 Cape-Atlantic League swimming championships at Atlantic City High School.

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Mainland Regional High School girls win Cape-Atlantic League swim title
Updated: February 07, 2020 - 8:56 am

ATLANTIC CITY – The Mainland Regional girls swim team edged out Egg Harbor Township to win the new team title at the Cape-Atlantic League swimming championships Jan. 30 at Atlantic City High School.

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Mainland Regional High School swimmer Katie McClintock breaks pair of national marks
Updated: February 07, 2020 - 8:57 am

ATLANTIC CITY – Mainland Regional swimmer Katie McClintock broke her own national record last week and set another national record at the Cape-Atlantic League swimming Championships at Atlantic City High School.

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Ocean City High School boys, girls winter track athletes medal at South Jersey Open
Updated: February 07, 2020 - 8:55 am

TOMS RIVER – Ocean City’s Luke Kramer, Alexa Palmieri and Owen Ritti won gold medals at the South Jersey Open Jan. 27 and fellow Red Raider winter track athletes also took home medals.

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Mainland Regional High School, Ocean City High School boys swim teams top seeds in South Jersey tournament
Updated: February 07, 2020 - 8:56 am

ATLANTIC CITY – The Mainland Regional and Ocean City boys swim teams are the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, in the South Jersey Public B tournament that begins this week.

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Friday 01/24/2020
Mustang girls win swim conference
Posted: January 24, 2020

LINWOOD – The Mainland girls swim team has two more swim meets to go this week. 

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Thursday 01/23/2020
Mustang swimmers improve to 8-2 as regular season nears an end
Posted: January 23, 2020

LINWOOD – The Mustang boys are now 8-2 on the season, with their only losses to American Conference winner Egg Harbor Township last week and St. Augustine Prep.

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Radiating energy
Posted: January 23, 2020

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional girls swim team was busy last week rearranging the big record board by the pool at the high school.

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Wednesday 01/22/2020
Kylee Watson all-time leading scorer
Posted: January 22, 2020

LINWOOD – Kylee Watson keeps making history and that has helped the Mainland Regional girls basketball rebound from a three-game losing streak over the Christmas break with five straight wins heading into the meat of their schedule.

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Mainland boys basketball has a 9-4 record
Posted: January 22, 2020

LINWOOD – Mainland Regional boys’ basketball coach Dan Williams had no interest in using Friday night’s road victory against Overbrook as an excuse for the Mustangs’ unfocused play last Saturday afternoon in a home loss to Washington Township.

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OCHS boys and girls swimming win meets
Posted: January 22, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City High School boys swim team improved to 6-3 on the season with wins last week over Millville and Oakcrest.

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Ocean City girls basketball right back on track
Posted: January 22, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders girls basketball team shut down Lower Cape May from start to finish in a 49-8 home win Friday, Jan. 17.

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
Ocean City wrestlers control Mainland
Posted: January 15, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders wrestling team pinned early and often in a 60-21 win over visiting rival Mainland Regional Wednesday, Jan. 8.

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Wednesday 01/08/2020
Mainland-O.C. rivalry game a tale of two halves
Posted: January 08, 2020

LINWOOD – The Mainland Mustangs boys basketball team held on for a wild 63-62 win over visiting Ocean City Friday, Jan. 3.

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Kylee Watson sets MRHS scoring record
Updated: January 08, 2020 - 4:10 pm

ABSECON – It was a bittersweet moment for Mainland Regional’s Kylee Watson Saturday, becoming the Mustangs’ all-time leading scorer in girls basketball, but falling to undefeated Cherokee in a humbling 51-35 loss during the Seagull Classic at Holy Spirit High School.

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OCHS-MRHS boys high school basketball game
Updated: January 08, 2020 - 4:17 pm
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Mainland-O.C. rivalry game a tale of two halves
Posted: January 08, 2020

LINWOOD – The Mainland Mustangs boys basketball team held on for a wild 63-62 win over visiting Ocean City Friday, Jan. 3.

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Mainland/Cherokee girls high school basketball game
Updated: January 08, 2020 - 4:10 pm
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Wednesday 12/18/2019
Senior captains lead O.C. swim team by example
Updated: December 18, 2019 - 1:02 pm

OCEAN CITY – The senior captains for Ocean City High School’s girls swim team are leading by example.

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New look for Ocean City boys basketball this season
Posted: December 18, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders boys basketball team will have a different look this season.

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Mainland boys basketball rekindling competitive fire
Posted: December 18, 2019

LINWOOD – Mainland Regional boys basketball coach Dan Williams was not shy about saying he wants to see more out of his team in practice leading up to the season opener Thursday at South Jersey Group IV power Millville.

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Phillies sign LCMR grad Szczur to minor league
Posted: December 18, 2019

ERMA — He’s been a Chicago Cub and a San Diego Padre, and now he is a lot closer to becoming a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.

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