Friday, March 15, 2013
Mayor Jay Gillian congratulates Special Olympians, a community donor and a state championship team.
Friday, March 15
The following is the "Mayor's Update" of Feb. 22 (2013), an open letter to Ocean City taxpayers from Mayor Jay Gillian: Dear Friends, This past Sunday the Aquatic and Fitness Center played host to a very special day of activities. The annual Special Olympics Swim meet took place along with a recognition event for Ocean City resident, Peggy Lloyd. It is an honor for the City that the Aquatic Center is host to the Special Olympics meet, and I am proud to participate in the Opening Ceremonies as the Mayor. Words cannot describe the excitement of the swimmers, their dedication to the sport, and the sportsmanship shown by all the participants regardless of the results of the races. The event is truly exhilarating and I recommend everyone…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Press of Atlantic City reports on a loss to Red Bank Catholic.
Wednesday, March 13
After capturing the state Group III title in girls' basketball on Sunday, Ocean City High School fell to Red Bank Catholic on Tuesday in the first round of the Tournament of Champions. __________ Read the report on the 45-23 loss to Red Bank Catholic in The Press of Atlantic City. __________ State tournament play in high school sports is divided into groups of schools with similar enrollment. The Tournament of Champions is a contest among all the group state championss. The Red Raiders defeated Jefferson Township, 50-37, on Sunday to win the school's first state title in girls' basketball.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Press of Atlantic City reports on a 50-37 victory over Jefferson Township in the Group III championship on Sunday.
The Ocean City High School girls' basketball team captured its first state title in school history on Sunday. __________ Read the report on the 50-37 victory over Jefferson Township in The Press of Atlantic City. __________ By winning the Group III title, the Red Raiders advance to the state Tournament of Champions on Tuesday. The Red Raider girls won a South Jersey Group III title in 2011 and lost in the sectional semifinal in 2012.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The game was played on Friday night.
The girls' team fell to Seneca on Friday night.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Ocean City looks to repeat as sectional champs and contend for state title.
What can the Ocean City High School girls' basketball team do for an encore? The Red Raiders were among the best teams in South Jersey, winning the Group III South championship last season. Ocean City, which returns most of last year’s team, plans on at least matching last year’s success with hopes to go further in the state playoffs. Red Raiders coach Paul Baruffi is going to make sure his squad is battle-tested to make that deep run in the spring, adding a slew of games against quality teams. “I think we are going to be as good as last year if not a little better,” Baruffi said. “We definitely upped the out-of-conference competition as far as the schedule. At the end of the year, we don’t know if we will have the same record or close …
Friday, December 16, 2011
The returning starters give Ocean City an inside-outside threat in boys' basketball.
Undersized center Matt Bosch seemed to improve and gain confidence with every game last season. It might or might not be a coincidence that the same could be said about the Ocean City High School boys' basketball team, which lost five of its first nine games, but finished the season 16-12 with an appearance in the South Jersey Group III semifinals. At 6'4", Bosch, who scored 15 points a game, and was among the top rebounders in the Cape-Atlantic League, is one of two starters back for the Red Raiders, along with Chris Turner, one of the most exciting and athletic players in the league. The Red Raiders will lean on their returning starting duo this season, especially early in the season. The 5'9" Turner makes plays on both ends of the …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Duggan has big game to topple Mustangs.
The Ocean City High School girls basketball team completed the season sweep over rival Mainland with a 60-34 victory on Friday night at the Dixie Howell Gymnasium in Ocean City. Red Raiders sophomore Julia Duggan was one rebound and one assist away from a triple-double, as she recorded 12 points, pulled down nine rebounds, and dished out nine assists. Ocean City exhibited its balanced offense, as Reilly Larkin and Emily Gillian also netted 12 points apiece. Emily Duggan added 11 points in the win, and grabbed eight rebounds. The Red Raiders jumped out to a 15-9 lead, and ballooned their advantage to nine at halftime, leading 26-17. Ocean City pulled away with a big third quarter, outscoring the Mustangs, 19-5. The Red Raiders' next game is…
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Bosch dominates paint in the Olympic-Cape win.
The Ocean City High School boys' basketball team pulled away from Washington Township in the fourth quarter in its 48-40 win on Saturday. Matt Bosch scored a team-high 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Red Raiders to a win at the Olympic-Cape Challenge at St. Augustine Prep in Richland. Chris Turner added 13 points and four steals, and Andrew Kimball chipped in with five assists. The Red Raiders played without injured starters Dylan Canova and Luke Hogan. Ocean City hosts Oakcrest on Monday night in a Coaches vs. Cancer game. The night will be dedicated to the memory of former Oakcrest coach Dave Lewis and former Frankford High School (PA) coach Al Angelo. Donations will be collected during the game, as well as a silent and…
Friday, February 4, 2011
The boys' basketball squad shows patience in win against Braves.
Patience is a virtue even on the hardwood. No matter what kind of defense or lineup the Absegami High School boys' basketball team used, Ocean City never got away from its game plan on Friday night. The Red Raiders calmly worked through their offensive sets, taking care of the basketball in a 54-41 win in Galloway Township, and snapping a two-game losing streak. The Braves tried to pressure the Red Raiders with traps and full-court presses, but it didn't work. They even went with a big lineup to try to win the battle of the paint, but it didn't affect Ocean City. "We knew we had to be patient because if we weren't patient they could have jumped out on us and take a big lead," Ocean City guard Chris Turner said. "We stayed patient, let the …