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Ocean City wrestlers control Mainland

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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Ocean City High School girls swim team
Updated: December 18, 2019 - 1:02 pm
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Coach: OCHS girls basketball is a work in progress
Posted: December 18, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders girls basketball team will feature new players in new roles this year.

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High expectations for defending state champs
Posted: December 18, 2019

LINWOOD – The hardest part for the Mainland Regional girls basketball team this season will be beating the sky-high expectations after winning the NJSIAA Group III state title last spring while returning arguably the best player in the state in 6-4 senior forward Kylee Watson.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
Mustang boys swim team: ‘Everyone counts’
Posted: December 11, 2019

LINWOOD – After four straight state championships, the Mainland Regional High School boys swim team needs a different strategy this year.

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Ocean City girls, boys swim teams top Atlantic City
Posted: December 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City High School boys and girls swim team won their season-opening meets against Atlantic City Dec. 3.

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Mainland High School girls swim team
Updated: December 11, 2019 - 3:16 pm
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Mustang girls swim coach: It’s the little things
Posted: December 11, 2019

LINWOOD – Mainland Mustang girls swim coach Mike Schiavo wants his girls to win, but that’s not necessarily what makes him happy.

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Mainland High School boys swim team
Updated: December 11, 2019 - 3:14 pm
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Wednesday 12/04/2019
Mustangs clinch WJFL division title
Updated: December 04, 2019 - 10:32 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Mainland Regional senior wide receive Jake Cook was emotional after the Mustangs’ 26-12 victory over Egg Harbor Township in the final Thanksgiving Day game between the two schools last Thursday.

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Ocean City / Pleasantville football game
Updated: December 04, 2019 - 10:31 am
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Red Raiders romp on Thanksgiving
Posted: December 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders football team ended a fantastic season on a high note, throttling Pleasantville 26-0 Thanksgiving morning. 

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Mainland / Egg Harbor Twp. football game
Updated: December 04, 2019 - 10:32 am
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Wednesday 11/27/2019
Red Raiders hit roadblock
Updated: November 27, 2019 - 3:39 pm

MEDFORD – The Red Raider football team’s incredible playoff run came to an end in Friday’s Group IV championship game. 

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Mustangs want to wrap season with big victory
Posted: November 27, 2019

TOMS RIVER – With the sting of losing to rival Ocean City in the first round of the NJSIAA Group 4 South Jersey playoffs still fresh, Mainland Regional shook off the cobwebs last Thursday in its biggest scoring out of the season in a 47-22 consolation game victory at Toms River South.

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Antczak is 2nd fastest in state
Posted: November 27, 2019

HOLMDEL – Mainland Regional High School senior Kevin Antczak jumped from third place in the state Group III meet Nov. 14 to second place Saturday at the Meet of Champions, featuring the best runners in all groups.

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Wednesday 11/20/2019
Red Raiders move onto the finals
Posted: November 20, 2019

LONG BRANCH – Eighteen years after its last playoff win, the Red Raider football team will play for a sectional title Friday night at Shawnee High School thanks to another upset win.

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OCHS Girls Soccer shuts out North Jersey power Ramapo to earn first NJ Title in program history
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 4:06 pm

UNION — On a cold and windy day, the Ocean City Red Raiders proved too much for the perennial powerhouse Ramapo Raiders, winning their first-ever NJSIAA Group III state girls soccer championship 3-0 Saturday, Nov. 16, at Kean University.

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OCHS athletes sign letters of intent
Posted: November 20, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Ocean City High School celebrated student athletes who will continue their athletic careers in college. Pictured at the school’s athletic signing are in the front row, from left: Chloe Prettyman, who will play field hockey at Shippensburg University; Claudia Scherbin, who will row crew for Clemson University; Ashley Devlin, who will play lacrosse at Washington College; Abigail Craige, who will play softball at Virginia Wesleyan University; Casey McLees, who will run cross country and track at LaSalle University; and Jaden Millstein, who will play baseball at Vassar College. In the top row, from left, are Margaret Kane, who will row crew at Rutgers University; Emma Finnegan, who will also row crew at Rutgers University; and Jacob McKenna, who will play baseball at Saint Joseph’s University. Other athletes who could not make the event are: Abbey Fenton, who will play lacrosse at Cabrini College; Delaney Lappin, who will play soccer at Drexel University; Jordan Moyer, who will play tennis at The College of New Jersey; Molly Reardon, who will play field hockey and lacrosse at Salisbury University; and Carly Reighard, who will play soccer at Thomas Jefferson University. Fenton, Lappin and Reighard couldn’t attend the event because they were playing in the state Group III soccer semifinal. On Saturday, they won a state title.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Ocean City boys soccer run ends in SJ finals
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 12:24 pm

RUNNEMEDE – The Red Raider boys soccer team saw its improbable run to a sectional title come to an end in a 3-0 loss to Triton Friday, Nov. 8.

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Round 2 goes to Ocean City football
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 11:04 am

By CLYDE HUGHES

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Ocean City girls take SJ XC meets again
Posted: November 13, 2019

FRANKLINVILLE – Ocean City’s Alexa Palmieri and Casey McLees finished second and third to lead the Red Raiders girls cross country team to its third consecutive South Jersey sectional title Saturday at Delsea High School.

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Ocean City boys take SJ XC meets again
Posted: November 13, 2019

LINWOOD – There were two things made clear during the public school sectional cross country championships Saturday at Delsea High School in Franklinville.

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South Jersey boys high school soccer finals
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 12:22 pm
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South Jersey Group IV high school football playoffs
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 11:00 am
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Thursday 11/07/2019
Ocean City girls overwhelm Mainland to win South Jersey Group III soccer title
Posted: November 07, 2019

OCEAN CITY — The Red Raiders proved too much for the Mustangs for the third time this season, winning the NJSIAA South Jersey Group III girls soccer title 6-0 on Thursday at Carey Stadium. “I thought we played great. After the first five minutes, I knew it was just a matter of time. I knew that we were going to win today. We practiced great all week. We came out on fire. They were pumped up today. I was really happy with their effort and today was our day,” head coach Kelly Halliday said. Forward Faith Slimmer had a hat trick and Carly Reighard, Summer Reimet and Hope Slimmer each added a goal for Ocean City (22-2). “We played awesome from the start. We have been waiting for this for so long and we took the opportunity to play our best. We just want to go as far as we can with this senior class. They deserve it, our whole team deserves it. We’ve just been working all season for it, so it’s nice to get that win,” Faith Slimmer said. “We couldn’t underestimate them because this was a championship game so they are always going to come out hard. We just needed to play our best and play like we do as a team to get that win.” Slimmer now has 35 goals, including 6 hat tricks, and Reimet has 32 goals with 5 hat tricks. The sectional titleholders were scheduled to play the Central Jersey champion – Allentown or Hopewell Valley – on Tuesday evening, after The Sentinel’s deadline, in the state semifinal game. “My team is literally incredible. We all work really hard for each other and I love my team,” junior Paige Panico said, adding that she was not aware of whom they would be playing but that they would be ready.  Mainland Regional opened the game with a strong defensive effort, keeping Ocean City off the scoreboard until senior midfielder Reighard started the scoring with 11:40 remaining in the first half. The goal, which she fired over the head of Mustang goalkeeper Katie Bretones, would be the Raiders’ only one of the half. “I’m not surprised that Mainland tried to come out — they’re a great team — and play us tough and their defense in the first half, they really played great. We are really, really, really dangerous at some points — whether it’s Faith or Summer or someone else on our team, we’re dangerous and I kind of knew we were going to win. It was just a matter of time,” Halliday said. Before that first goal, Bretones was forced to make a diving save as Reimet took the ball from the corner right in front of the net. While the Mustangs successfully broke up most of the Red Raiders’ chances near goal in the first half, they failed to get any possession going forward and when they did, Ocean City’s defense was at midfield waiting for them. Mainland did have a strong chance to equalize on a corner quick. Meghan Pellegrino kicked a low ball into the box that Sarah Cipkins got a foot on, forcing Ocean City goalkeeper Abbey Fenton to make a save at 7:28. Up 1-0, the Raiders quickly extended their lead when Faith Slimmer scored her first goal of the game at 35:20 of the second half. Reighard brought the ball forward, passed to Reimet, who then hit Hannah Keane in the left corner. Keane passed back to the middle for Faith Slimmer, who slotted it home to the left of Bretones from about 18 yards away. Reimet followed that up with her goal less than five minutes later. Faith Slimmer juked one defender and then got sandwiched by another couple but held the ball long enough to drop it for Reimet, who fired into the bottom right corner under a diving Bretones to make the score 3-0. “I’m super proud of us. We’ve been wanting this moment right here this entire season, and I am just so proud of everyone and how they played,” Reimet said. Hope Slimmer, the little engine in the middle of the field, got her name on the score sheet about 5 minutes later. Taking a free kick from about 30 yards out, Faith Slimmer bonked her shot off the crossbar but it fell directly to the foot of her sister, who calmly put it into the net to make it 4-0 at 25:13. Faith Slimmer proved why she is arguably the best player in South Jersey, scoring twice more from distance, once with a little more than 20 minutes remaining and the final time with fewer than 2 minutes left. Sage Glover was all over the field for Mainland, intercepting passes, breaking up plays and seemingly everywhere at once, but it wasn’t enough for the Mustangs, who now have lost to the Raiders 16-0 in three games this season, matching the three wins Mainland dropped on them last season, including in the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament championship game. (Ocean City won the CAL tournament this year with a win over Millville.) Fenton now has 41 career shutouts and 17 for the season, both team records. She held the previous team record of 14 shutouts in a season, which she set her sophomore year, the last time Ocean City won the Group III sectional crown. It was the second for the program, which won its first in 2001.  “South Jersey champion is rare. This is only the third time in program history. Some of these girls have won it before, which is extra special. This is a legendary team that I’ve got here and we’re going to keep going and try to win it all but I definitely wanted to make a statement here and win a South Jersey,” Halliday said. Mainland was playing in its first Group III final. “First half we played well. They’re a great team. You can’t take anything away from them. They made the plays and we hung with them for about 35 minutes. I wish them the best of luck and to do great things in the next round,” Mainland head coach Chris Connolly said. 

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Ocean City girls overwhelm Mainland to win South Jersey Group III soccer title
Updated: November 08, 2019 - 9:10 am
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Ocean City girls overwhelm Mainland to win South Jersey Group III soccer title
Updated: November 08, 2019 - 9:13 am

OCEAN CITY — The Red Raiders proved too much for the Mustangs for the third time this season, winning the NJSIAA South Jersey Group III girls soccer title 6-0 on Thursday at Carey Stadium.

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Ocean City girls soccer South Jersey Champs
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 9:13 am

The Ocean City High School girls soccer team won the South Jersey Group III sectional title Thursday afternoon, beating Mainland Regional 6-0 at Carey Stadium in Ocean City. Faith Slimmer scored three goals in the game. Sister Hope Slimmer scored once, as did Carly Reighard and Summer Reimet. The girls will now play in the state Group III tournament. Red Raider goalie Abbey Fenton added to her career and season school shutout record with the victory. Ocean City is now 22-2.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
Round 1 goes to the Mustangs
Posted: November 06, 2019

LINWOOD – Even though Mainland Regional and Ocean City will get to do it all over again in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 playoffs this week in Linwood, the official first “Battle for the Bridge” trophy went to Mustangs last Friday with a 21-6 win.

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Mustangs slam Seneca, earn berth in SJ semis
Posted: November 06, 2019

LINWOOD — It was the beautiful game, perfectly executed: The Mustangs used patience, smart passes, ball control and a stifling defense to dominate possession and the scoreboard as they defeated the Golden Eagles 5-0 Friday to advance to the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Group III boys soccer playoffs. 

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Ocean City boys soccer knocks off top seed
Posted: November 06, 2019

MOORESTOWN – Ocean City goalie Kyle Plenn guessed perfectly, diving to his left to deny Moorestown’s first attempt of the shootout. 

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Mustangs upset GCIT
Posted: November 06, 2019

SEWELL – The Mainland Mustangs girls soccer team punched their ticket to the South Jersey Group III final with a 2-0 road win over Gloucester Tech Monday, Nov. 4, meaning they will face top seed Ocean City Thursday at Carey Stadium.

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Rivals O.C., MRHS girls soccer to face off in SJ finals
Posted: November 06, 2019

OCEAN CITY — They scored the winning goal in the last minute Thursday to advance to the semifinal game, and on Monday scored the winning goal in the first minute to advance to the final.

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O.C. field hockey falls in SJ finals, 2-0, to Clearview
Posted: November 06, 2019

MULLICA HILL – The Ocean City High School girls field hockey team had its chances Friday afternoon. Attackers Tara McNally, Nya Gilchrist and Chloe Prettyman swarmed their opponent’s goal. As close as the Red Raiders came – at times mere inches – they couldn’t put the ball across the threshold.

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Upper Township Soccer Assoc. scores, highlights for Nov. 2-3
Posted: November 06, 2019

BOYS

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Top-seeded O.C. girls soccer blanks Timber Creek, 8-0
Posted: October 30, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The top-seeded Red Raiders girls soccer team began their playoff run with a bang Monday afternoon, blowing out visiting Timber Creek 8-0 in the first round of the South Jersey Group III playoffs behind hat tricks from Summer Reimet and Faith Slimmer. 

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Red Raiders rout Oakcrest Falcons, 34-7
Posted: October 30, 2019

MAYS LANDING – Wide receivers Jake Schneider and Brian Beckmann and tight end Brad Jamison got a lot of attention from game announcers on the receiving end of quarterback Joe Repetti’s passes Saturday afternoon. 

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Red Raider boys soccer shuts out Caper Tigers
Posted: October 30, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders boys soccer team turned it on in the second half to pull away from Lower Cape May for a 4-0 home win Friday, Oct. 25.

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Red Raiders and MRHS girls 1-2 in CAL XC
Posted: October 30, 2019

MILLVILLE – Out of 13 teams from three counties, the top two teams at the Cape-Atlantic League Championships for girls cross country were from neighboring school districts. 

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Antczak rules CAL XC
Updated: October 30, 2019 - 3:30 pm

MILLVILLE – The Ocean City boys cross country team won six of the top 10 spots at the Cape-Atlantic League Championships, continuing their undefeated season, but none of them could come close to Mainland’s Kevin Antczak. 

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