Saturday, October 27, 2012
Collingswood struggled on both sides of the ball in a devastating, 64-6 loss to West Deptford.
On the first play of the second half, Forrley Gunby scooped up a fumble and returned it 30-yards setting up the Collingswood High School football team at the West Deptford 4 yard line. On the very next play, Deron Maxwell powered through a pair of defenders and into the end zone for a touchdown. The Panthers’ players celebrated, the band played, and the fans cheered. After the previous 24 minutes Collingswood endured, everyone involved deserved at least that. West Deptford took it to both Collingswood on both sides of the ball, rolling up a 34-point halftime lead and cruising to a 64-6 win in Colonial Conference action Friday night. The Panthers had no answer for the West Deptford run game, which racked up over 300 yards, led by Gerald …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Parents and coaches: Add your photos from a memorable season.
The Collingswood Panthers third/fourth-grade girls' basketball team won the Camden County Basketball League championships after defeating neighboring Haddon Township. Way to go, Panthers! Do you have pictures of the team or of games during the season? Upload them to this story and don't forget to tell us who's in the picture in the caption field.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Collingswood Public School District will receive a percentage of net sales when local stores sell Panthers athletic wear.
In an agreement approved late last year, Collingswood Public School District Board of Education will now receive a percentage of net sales from Collingswood Panthers merchandise sold at local stores. School administrators said local merchants—specifically ACME Market and Walgreens Pharmacy, both located on Cuthbert Boulevard—will give the district seven percent of net sales that Panthers athletic wear generates. While residents may recall seeing Collingswood High School Panthers attire for sale at these local shops, these items are not supplied or distributed by the district. "If you walk into Walgreens Pharmacy or ACME Market, you'll see shirts with the Panthers mascot hanging up," said Collingswood Superintendent Dr. Scott A. Oswald. "We…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Panthers get blown out by rival Bulldawgs on opening night.
It was a potential recipe for disaster: a young and inexpericened team met an aggressive, trapping defense. And unfortunately for the Collingswood Panthers boys' basketball team, the underdogs couldn't pull off a come-from-behind victory. The Panthers fell to rival Haddonfield, 93-37, in the team's season opener Friday night. The Bulldawgs' aggressive half-court trap was executed nearly perfectly as the squad translated turnover after Panther turnover into fast-break points. “That’s our focus this season,” said Haddonfield head coach Paul Wiedeman. “We’re running a new type of defense that is predicated on ball pressure the entire game. We want to focus on forcing opponents into quick, bad shots, which will then open up our fast-break …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Defense sets the tone in the Panthers' 8-3 win over Haddon Township.
An Alex Brown 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was all the scoring the Collingswood Panthers would need Friday night, as they beat Haddon Township 8-3 on Friday. With the win, Collingswood improves to 2-3 on the season. “We needed it,” head coach Jack McConnell said. “We’ve been going out there and battling hard. Week to week I think we’ve been a better football team, and it showed. I’m real proud that we were able to fight back tonight.” The returns of senior running backs John Reed and Earl Whaley certainly helped. Reed carried the ball 27 times for a season-high 119 yards and Whaley chipped in with six rushes for 54 yards. Both missed last weeks game against Overbrook for undisclosed reasons. “Having those guys lets us do …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Panthers' field hockey team improves to 7-2 with a win on Friday.
After a tough loss to Haddonfield Memorial High School this Wednesday, Collingswood High School's field hockey team bounced back against Lindenwold High School Friday, winning 7-0. “I think Wednesday was a really upsetting day for the girls,” Panthers head coach Val Dayton said. “They took (the loss) really hard. I think they just needed a nice win, and to regroup.” Panthers scored early and often Friday, with Krista LaMaina netting a goal off a pass from Emily Madden—a play that put Collingswood on the board seven minutes into the first half. Just 26 seconds later, Melissa Cunningham set up Krystal Valianti for a goal, giving the Panthers a quick 2-0 advantage. “It’s been a goal of ours in each game to score within the first 10 minutes,” …
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 …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
This year's basketball season may be over, but highlights remain.
For the past four months, I’ve been a reporter for the Collingswood branch of Patch.com. For the past four years, though, I’ve been a student at Rowan University in Glassboro. Fortunately for me, an aspiring sports journalist, the college formerly known as Glassboro State offers two courses related to the field I one day hope to be a part of. Both classes are taught by an experienced Philadelphia journalist who has worked in the sports world. Both classes open with the same golden rule: “Do not be a fan.” This rule isn’t as strict as you might think. Obviously, if you were born and raised to cheer on Philadelphia-based professional teams, that won’t just leave you overnight. Rather, what you’re taught to keep in mind is that, as a sports …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Collingswood beats Overbrook in rout despite several changes along the way.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. That was the case for the Collingswood Panthers in their Monday night game against the Overbrook Rams, anyway. The Panthers saw alterations they hadn’t yet encountered this season, yet still produced a result similar to several other games they’ve played this season: a landslide victory. The first two changes came very early in the evening. In a show of sportsmanship, it was decided that the two teams would line up and shake hands, usually a postgame ritual, before the opening tip was even delivered. The second change came in the form of Derek Wormley. The senior guard replaced the usual starter, senior Jermaine Feaster, in the starting lineup. “Derrick’s been working really hard,” said …
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—…