Thursday, January 3, 2013
Board honors two AP National Scholars, a state-championship field hockey team and a host of volunteers who helped build a new rain garden and observatory.
Before its public reorganization meeting on Thursday, the Ocean City Board of Education and Superintendent Kathleen Taylor paused to recognize scholars, athletes and a large handful of community members who helped bring two projects to fruition: a new rain garden in the courtyard of the Ocean City Intermediate School and a new observatory adjacent to Ocean City High School. Taylor made presentations honoring two Advanced Placement National Scholars, the state-championship field hockey team and the volunteers who made the rain garden and observatory possible. AP NATIONAL SCHOLARS Class of 2012 Valedictorian Sarah Ford and Salutatorian Matt Caulfield were named AP National Scholars. They qualified for the honor by taking at least eight …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Ocean City High School girls capture the Group III championship.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Red Raiders advance to a state semifinal game on Friday.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Ocean City High School field hockey team defeated Kingsway, 6-0, on Tuesday to win a South Jersey Group III title. The victory avenges a loss to the same team in last year's South Jersey title game and gives the Red Raiders their fourth South Jersey championship in five years. The team advances to a state semifinal game on Friday against either Moorestown or Wall Township. See a gallery of Ocean City field hockey photos from Ted Lyons.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Long played on three state championship teams at Ocean City High School from 1998 to 2000.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Red Raiders still dominated competition.
When championships are expected, it's difficult to accept losing. It's also easy to forget that most field hockey programs in South Jersey would love to be in Ocean City's cleats, just to experience playing in a sectional title game. Many programs and players have never even been close to a South Jersey title game, but the Red Raiders had won the previous three before losing in the finals last week to Kingsway. "We need to be grateful to have this experience together," Ocean City coach Cory Terry said following the loss. "Not a lot of teams get to experience an undefeated (regular) season. It's this hard to swallow now, because it was so great." The Red Raiders rolled through the regular season schedule, hardly ever challenged by the Cape-…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Red Raiders lose in penalty strokes in the sectional final.
It hurt because they felt like it wasn't supposed to end this way. It hurt because for the first time in four years the Ocean City High School field hockey team didn't walk off the field as champions. It hurt because the Red Raiders had multiple opportunities to win Tuesday's game. It hurt most of all because it was over, the finality of the situation was felt right away. Ocean City, the top seed, lost a penalty stroke shootout to No. 3 Kingsway, 3-1, after the two teams ended regulation and two overtime periods tied at 2-2, in the NJSIAA Group III South championship game. "We wanted this for so, so long, and we were so close, and it slipped through our hands," said Ocean City senior Liz Cruz with tears in her eyes. "It was right in front …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Fenton and Lawson score two goals apiece in win over Delsea.
It was only a matter time. The Ocean City High School field hockey team pelted the Delsea goal with shot after shot, but only got one goal to show for it during the first half of Saturday's sectional semifinal game. However, that all changed in the second half as No. 1 Ocean City scored four times en route to a 5-0 win over No. 4 Delsea in the NJSIAA Group III South playoffs. Ocean City (19-0) will take on No. 3 Kingsway on Nov. 8 with the sectional championship at stake. "I just think we had a difficult time finishing," Ocean City coach Cory Terry said. "We had opportunities to score, but we did didn't finish. And their goal keeper played a very good game. We just didn't finish, but we generated a ton of attack. It wasn't any different, …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Red Raiders earn a top seed in the upcoming playoffs.
The South Jersey field hockey playoffs feature familiar teams each year. In Group III South, no school carries more weight than Ocean City High School. The defending Group III South champions are the No. 1 seed in this year’s tournament, and the road to states will include programs the Red Raiders have toppled in recent years. “Playoffs are always an exciting time, since the competition rises exponentially compared to the regular season,” Ocean City Liz Cruz said. “It’s a nice feeling, and it’s an accomplishment to make it this far and be the top seed.” Undefeated Ocean City (16-0) gets Saturday’s first round off, and will open play next week. Game day and time is yet to be determined. The Red Raiders, led by Ali Stever, Cruz and goalie …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Red Raiders' boys' soccer team wins five straight. This and more in our weekly roundup.
The Ocean City High School boys' soccer team has won five consecutive games to improve to 7-3 on the season. "I just think it was kind of a mental shift," Ocean City coach Aaron Bogushefsky said. "We lose one game to St. Augustine that was a heartbreaker, losing in the last minute, and that really bugged them. Another game (a 3-0 loss to Absegami) was a total mental breakdown. I told them they get one and that was it. "We have a heavy senior roster and they look at themselves. This is their senior year and they are going to pick themselves up. We use a basic game plan each game. We went out and beat Mainland, and we did the same thing against Hammonton. It's more of a mental thing more than how we play." After beating Mainland, Hammonton …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A weekly glimpse at how Ocean City High School varsity teams are faring.
No surprises here. The Ocean City High School field hockey team looks like the cream of the crop in the Cape-Atlantic League. The Red Raiders, the defending Group III South champions, are 4-0, dismantling the competition in every game. The closest games were a pair of 5-1 victories over Mainland and Millville. Ocean City has outscored its opponents 28-5 in the young season. “Every single day, whether in practice or games, we want to give 100 percent and be relentless,” Ocean City coach Cory Terry said. “So far, we have done that.” Most of these games have been over at halftime, with only Mainland staying within two goals after the first half. The Red Raiders are doing it with a balanced attack—as eight different players have registered …