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Ocean City boys soccer run ends in SJ finals

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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Wednesday 11/13/2019
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
Posted: November 07, 2019

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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Thursday 10/24/2019
Gilchrist’s hat trick leads O.C. in 8-0 rout of Mainland field hockey
Posted: October 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Nya Gilchrist had quite a good day for the Ocean City High School field hockey team.

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Wednesday 10/23/2019
OCHS boys, girls win county cross country titles
Updated: October 23, 2019 - 3:37 pm

McLees is a repeat titlist

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Raiders shut out Triton
Posted: October 23, 2019

OCEAN CITY – After having a bye week to mull their first loss of the year, the Red Raiders football team bounced back in resounding fashion, beating Triton at Carey Stadium 45-0 Friday night.

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MRHS football tops Panthers, still unbeaten
Posted: October 23, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Mainland Regional roared into its bye week by scoring the most points it has all season last Friday in an impressive 38-6 road victory over Middle Township, keeping the Mustangs undefeated on the season.

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Upper Twp. Soccer Assoc. scores, highlights
Posted: October 23, 2019

GIRLS

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Wednesday 10/16/2019
O.C. hockey falls to Middle, still will be a top SJ seed
Posted: October 16, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Middle Township High School field hockey team took out Ocean City, 3-2, in overtime Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Carey Stadium.

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Mustangs come back, beat Falcons; now 6-0
Posted: October 16, 2019

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional Mustangs staged a second-half comeback for the second week in a row, this time beating the upset-minded Oakcrest Falcons 21-14 at home Friday, Oct. 11, keeping their record unblemished for the season.

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O.C. girls soccer wins CAL title
Posted: October 16, 2019

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Red Raiders girls soccer team has their Cape-Atlantic League title.

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Tori Rolls NJAC Rookie of the Week
Posted: October 16, 2019

MONTCLAIR – Montclair State University freshman Tori Rolls, a graduate of Ocean City High School, was named New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the week Oct. 7.

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Ocean City High School grad Jake Davis is the Liberty League Performer of Week twice
Posted: October 16, 2019

TROY, N.Y. – The Liberty League announced its weekly award winners from men’s cross country and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Jake Davis of Woodbine, N.J., an Ocean City High School graduate, has been named Performer of the Week Oct. 1.

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Red Raider boys control first half, lose in second
Posted: October 16, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders Boys soccer team took a gut-punch of a loss Friday afternoon, giving up four unanswered second-half goals to fall 4-2 to the visiting Oakcrest Falcons.

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Quarterback Repetti reflects on leading team this season
Posted: October 16, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Red Raiders quarterback Joe Repetti is having an outstanding season, even if he doesn’t want to talk about it much.

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Wednesday 10/09/2019
Red Raider soccer tops MRHS, 3-1
Posted: October 09, 2019

OCEAN CITY – John Lindsay scored two goals to lead a dramatic three-score comeback as the Ocean City Red Raiders beat cross-bay rival Mainland Regional 3-1 in boys soccer action last Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Tennessee Avenue field, evening the season series between the two.

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Mustangs go to 5-0, beat Clearview
Posted: October 09, 2019

LINWOOD – Undefeated Mainland Regional went into last Friday’s home game against Clearview, a team it has not beaten in two consecutive outings, without arguably its best lineman Brayden Pohlman, lost to the season to a leg injury.

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Ocean City girls shut out MRHS
Updated: October 09, 2019 - 3:57 pm

LINWOOD — Ocean City High School’s offense scored early and often and its defense kept a clean sheet in a 5-0 win over cross-bay rival Mainland Regional High School on Oct. 2 in a Cape-Atlantic League girls soccer game.

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Upper Twp. Soccer Assoc. scores, highlights for Oct. 5-6
Posted: October 09, 2019

BOYS

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Thursday Senior Golf season comes to an end
Posted: October 09, 2019

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – All good things come to an end.

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Mainland, O.C. girls tennis make it to South Jersey semifinals
Posted: October 09, 2019

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional and Ocean City girls tennis teams have made it to the semifinals of the South Jersey Group III tennis tournaments with wins Monday.

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Prep football too much for Red Raiders
Posted: October 09, 2019

RICHLAND – The Red Raider football team took its first loss on the year Friday night on the road. The off-the-charts talent of St. Augustine Prep proved overwhelming in the 35-3 defeat. 

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Wednesday 10/02/2019
Mainland field hockey puts up intense battle vs. Ocean City
Posted: October 02, 2019

LINWOOD – The Mainland Mustang field hockey team gave Ocean City all it could handle Wednesday, Sept. 25, limiting the Red Raider scoring and putting on an offensive push at the end that came close but couldn’t quite break through.

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Mustangs play sloppy, but beat Bulldogs
Posted: October 02, 2019

BRIDGETON – It was far from perfection, but Mainland Regional managed to keep its record that way in a 29-8 victory at winless Bridgeton Friday night in non-division action, improving to 4-0 on the season.

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Mustang boys soccer team defeats Caper Tigers, 8-0
Posted: October 02, 2019

LINWOOD – The Mainland Mustangs boys soccer team thoroughly outmatched the Caper Tigers in an 8-0 blowout at home Sept. 25.

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Ocean City girls soccer is 10-1 in pursuit of CAL title
Posted: October 02, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raider girls soccer team beat Absegami 6-2 Friday afternoon, then followed that up by shutting out Williamstown Saturday and Cedar Creek Monday.

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Red Raider football slams Braves, 44-6
Posted: October 02, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raiders football team stayed red hot, beating the Absegami Braves 44-6 at home Friday, Sept. 27.

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Wednesday 09/25/2019
O.C. tennis, at 5-2, rushing toward the playoffs
Posted: September 25, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Red Raider girls tennis team is trying to amass as many wins as possible while rushing toward Friday’s cutoff for state playoff seedings.

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Mustangs knock off CHW, now 3-0
Updated: September 25, 2019 - 1:52 pm

LINWOOD – Mainland Regional rolls into Bridgeton Friday flying high after avenging one of its three losses from last year in a convincing 30-19 victory over Cherry Hill West at home last Friday, Sept. 20.

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Thursday Senior Golf League crowns champs
Posted: September 25, 2019

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Last week, the Ocean City Thursday Senior Golf League was greeted with clear, crisp weather and favorable course conditions at Harbor Pines Golf Course.

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Brambley Golf enters 2nd season after the awards are given out
Posted: September 25, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Although the competitive season of 20 rounds of Brambley Golf ended earlier this month, the second season continues for a few more weeks. 

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