Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Panthers bested Buena, 49-40, in their quest for a South Jersey Group 2 crown.
It was an O’Neill sisters show on Monday as Collingswood girls basketball triumphed over Buena Regional to continue their playoff quest. The Panthers beat Buena, 49-40, in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 2 tournament. Molly O’Neill put up 25 points for the Panthers, while sisters Ellie O’Neill contributed 11 and Meghan O’Neill four points, The Press of Atlantic City reports. The No. 6 seed Panthers next go up against the No. 3 Cinnaminson Pirates on Feb. 27 in the tournament’s quarterfinal game.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Collingswood girls' basketball team is currently undefeated, while the boys' basketball and wrestling teams have also tasted some early successes.
It was a fine close to the 2012 calendar year for several winter athletic teams at Collingswood High School. Below is a look at some of the highlights from the last month of athletic action. GIRLS' BASKETBALL No team enters the new year hotter than the Panthers, who finished 2012 with a 6-0 record. Collingswood has been able to pick up a half-dozen wins thanks to a stifling defense that has held three opponents under 20 points, and hasn’t given up more than 36 in a game. Prior to the start of the season, Collingswood head coach Nancy O’Neill expressed her passion to develop players who think defense-first. “Defense is definitely my coaching staff’s passion,” said O’Neill. “We did a nice job last year and we are coming back with a pretty …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A look back at the last three months of Collingswood athletics.
As fall turns into winter, athletic contests move from outdoor fields to indoor courts and mats. But before we take a look at what the basketball, wrestling and swim teams will look like at Collingswood High School (CHS) in 2012, let's remember the CHS fall athletic season, a year that was equal parts successful and challenging. FIELD HOCKEY No Collingswood team had more success this past fall than did its field hockey squad. A season that started out as a celebration of 100 years of history ended in the Panthers reaching the South Jersey finals. Along the way, there was an undefeated Colonial Conference season, a record-breaking scoring performance from Krista LaMaina, 18 shutouts from Becca Hall, Coach Valerie Dayton's 100th win and a …
Friday, June 1, 2012
In the absence of official comments from the boys' basketball coach, principal, or athletic director, former players and parents are trying to fill in the blanks.
Three days after a parade of his supporters used the public comment portion of the Collingswood school board meeting to voice their opposition to the replacement of boys’ basketball coach Joseph McLoughlin, the man himself remains silent on the issue. Repeated attempts by Collingswood Patch to contact McLoughlin both directly and through intermediaries have been unsuccessful. Similarly, calls to Collingswood High School (CHS) principal Ed Hill and athletic director Ron Hamrick have not been returned. In the absence of answers, observers have been left to speculate about the rift between the 14-year coach and the administration that two years ago named him one of its teachers of the year. The most nefarious accusations—that McLoughlin …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Morris Smith earned his first win of the season and Chris Michael hammered out his 100th career hit as the boys baseball team ended the season with a victory.
Jumping out to a five-run lead in the early going against Gateway gave Morris Smith enough of a cushion to notch his first win of the season Tuesday, as the Panthers baseball team closed out 2012 on a high note. The Panthers Chris Michael achieved a personal milestone in the contest, recording the 100th hit of his high school career on an 0-2 double to lead off the sixth. Michael also walked, singled, and scored three runs. Although the Gators pulled within two in the top of the seventh inning, Lucas Rollins put out the fire to earn a save. Scott Irwin opened the scoring, doubling in two runs in the first inning; Jake Tackett also drove in two runs in a 2-for-4 performance. 1 2 3 4 5 6 …
Monday, May 23, 2011
See what's in store for the Panthers in their final week of the 2011 regular season!
The end of spring sports is upon us, with just one week left to catch Collingswood in regular season action. Be sure to come out and support your favorite Panthers! Lacrosse— Monday, girls' varsity lacrosse team lost its only game last week 11-7 to Delran High School, bringing their season record to 11-6. This week, Panthers have one last chance to come back, with two scheduled games. Monday, Panthers travel to Haddonfield Memorial High School to take on Paul IV High School, and on Wednesday, Collingswood will be visited by the Golden Eagles of Seneca High School. Softball— After one week off—due to inclement weather—Collingswood's varsity softball team takes the field twice in two rescheduled games this week. On Tuesday, Panthers will …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Panthers only record four wins en route to their 41-18 loss.
Sometimes, it’s just not your night. That’s the way it seemed for Collingswood's varsity wrestling team Monday night, and it was apparent from the opening moments of their meet against Paulsboro's Red Raiders. In the night’s opening bout, Collingswood's 135-pound Steve Shields went the distance against opponent Mike Sylvestro from Paulsboro. Unfortunately for Shields—and the rest of the Panthers— the score at the end of the match was in favor of Sylvestro. And that score would be a sign of things to come, with the Panthers suffering a final 41-18 loss. Aside from Shields, seven other Collingswood wrestlers were defeated Monday night, including 103-pound Kyle Polumbo and 160-pound Jim Plianthos, both of who were pinned. “They took it to us—…