Monday, March 5, 2012
The winter sports season has come to an end for Highland, Timber Creek and Triton.
The winter season officially came to a close for all Black Horse Pike Regional teams this past week. The last seven days saw the playoffs come and go for five basketball teams, while a pair of Timber Creek wrestlers demonstrated that they are among the best in the state. Before we turn our attention to the spring season, we take one final look at the winter in this edition of Week in Review. BOYS' BASKETBALL After ending the season on a four-game losing streak, things looked bleak for Triton entering the playoffs. Yet, whatever momentum was lost during that slide didn’t stop the No. 11 Mustangs from knocking off No. 6 Clearview, 56-45, in the opening round of the Group 4 playoffs. Brian Keller led the way with 20 points and 12 rebounds. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Triton fell to Shawnee, 64-51, in the Group 4 quarterfinals.
Every time it looked as if the Triton boys’ basketball team was dead in the water, the team would find a big shot here and a steal there to keep its upset hopes within grasp. However, every time No. 11 Triton inched closer Thursday night, No. 3 Shawnee answered back and eventually time ran out in the game and the season for the Mustangs. Fueled by 20 points from Dan Mumford, Shawnee was able keep Triton from getting within arm’s reach in a 64-51 win in the second round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 playoffs. Shawnee will travel to face No. 2 Cherry Hill East Saturday at 2 p.m. The game was a back-and-forth affair the entire first half as the lead changed hands 10 times. Dylan Daniluk twice gave the Mustangs a lead early in the second …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Triton boys' basketball team advanced in the playoffs, but Tuesday marked the end of the road for the Timber Creek boys' and Triton girls' teams.
It’s been a very up-and-down season for the Triton High School boys' basketball team. In a season bookended by difficult four-game losing streaks, the Mustangs still managed to successfully navigate a brutal schedule to earn the No.11 seed in the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs. The reward? A visit to Clearview (15-8) to take on the No. 6 seed Pioneers. But, as it turns out, the Mustangs’ rigorous schedule prepared them well for their playoff opener. Triton upset Clearview, 56-45, Tuesday night behind strong performances from junior guard Dylan Daniluk and senior center Brian Keller. Keller scored 14 of his game-high 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help the Mustangs (12-13) pull away early in the second half after the two teams …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Triton boys' hoops team has had two big wins this week.
The Triton Regional High School boys' basketball team won is fifth straight game Tuesday evening, defeating Pennsauken at home, 72-66. Brian Keller and Donte Vaughan led the way for the Mustangs, who are now 7-5 on the season after winning six of seven contests. Keller had 17 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the win over Pennsauken, according to Philly.com. Vaughan poured in 26 points, including 22 in the second half, and was 11-of-12 from the free-throw line in the game. Isaiah Baylor added 14 points and Dylan Daniluk 12 for Triton. Kyle Johnston led all Indians with 18 points on the night. The Mustangs also defeated Camden Catholic this week. Triton beat the Fighting Irish at home on Monday by a score of 48-46.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Brian Keller and Dylan Daniluk helped put the Mustangs on solid footing for a postseason berth.
RUNNEMEDE—After getting off to a slow start this season against some of South Jersey’s elite teams, it appears the Triton boys’ basketball team is finally hitting its stride. The Mustangs (5-5) reached the .500 mark for the first time this season with Tuesday’s 60-43 win over Black Horse Pike Regional School District rival Timber Creek (3-7). The Mustangs were led by center Brian Keller, who finished with a game-high 24 points and 16 rebounds. While Triton isn’t celebrating a .500 record, it’s been an impressive turn of events for the once 0-4 Mustangs. Head coach Butch McClain knew it was just a matter of time before his team would benefit from its brutal early season schedule. Triton’s five losses have come courtesy of Paul VI, Bishop …
Monday, January 16, 2012
With the playoffs less than a month away, things are shaping up for the local sports teams.
There was plenty of excitement to be found on the hardwood last week as the Timber Creek girls’ basketball team and Highland boys’ basketball team each tasted overtime wins, while the Triton boys’ hoops team won a pair of one-possession contests. Also, the Timber Creek wrestling team stayed undefeated, and the Highland swim team picked up another win. Meanwhile, Black Horse Pike Regional rivals renew their grudge match this week as Triton and Timber Creek square off in a trio of winter sports. Below is a look back at the week that was in local sports, as well as a glimpse at this week’s schedule. BOYS’ BASKETBALL Triton continued its turnaround, with a solid showing in a loss to undefeated Cherry Hill East, and a pair of one-possession …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
It took two late scores for the Chargers to top the Mustangs in the schools' 10th annual Thanksgiving game
Last Thanksgiving, the Timber Creek Chargers traveled to Triton and were thoroughly beaten by the Mustangs in a 36-14 rout. It’s worth mentioning because they haven’t lost since. In the 10th installment of what is becoming an increasingly intense Thanksgiving Day rivalry, Timber Creek (11-0) overcame a sluggish start and a gritty Triton defense that forced three turnovers on its way to a 13-3 win to remain unbeaten and capture the West Jersey Football League Royal Division crown. Despite a date with Hammonton on Dec. 3 in the South Jersey Group III Championship looming, Timber Creek head coach Rob Hinson talked after the game about the importance of beating Triton. “As a coaching staff we want to focus on Hammonton, but we also didn’t want…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Triton's Brian Keller and James Sharp are joined by Highland's Kyle Sipple on the All-Academic Team, which will be honored tonight.
Three football players from BHPRSD high schools are being honored on Tuesday night not just for their accomplishments on the gridiron, but also for their outstanding abilities in the classroom. Brian Keller and James Sharp of Triton High School and Kyle Sipple of Highland High School were named to the Touchdown Club of South Jersey's All-Academic Team. The trio will be honored during a dinner at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford, New Jersey tonight. Former Philadelphia Eagle Jon Runyan will be a guest speaker at the event. Sipple, an lineman and captain for the Highland Tartans in 2011, said he didn't expect to be named to such an honor. He found out about it from his head coach, Craig Stinson. “I was actually kind of shocked,” said Sipple…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Trition's win over Southern Regional means the Mustangs move on in the Group 4 football playoffs.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Timber Creek and Triton football teams compete in playoff games tonight.
The football teams at Triton and Timber Creek take their first steps toward a South Jersey title tonight as each team competes in an NJSIAA playoff game. The Mustangs are seeded fifth in Group IV and will travel to take on No. 4 Southern Regional, while the top-seeded Chargers host No. 8 Lacey Township in Group III action. Meanwhile, Highland takes on Pleasantville in a consolation game. Below is a look at some of the key players and situations to keep an eye on tonight. NO. 8 LACEY TOWNSHIP AT NO. 1 TIMBER CREEK, Tonight, 7 p.m. (Group III quarterfinal) Lacey Township (4-5) Last game: Lost to Middletown South, 35-7. Key player: Running back Kyle Spatz. To say the offense runs through Spatz would be an understatement. In just seven games, …