Garrett Conway shot a 79 yesterday at the difficult Beacon Hill Golf Club in Atlantic Highlands and led his
squad to the team title at the NJSIAA Golf Tournament of Champions.
The Indians' foursome of Conway, Brad Sanders (82), Matt Malinowski (84), and Craig Smith (88) posted a score of 333, edging
West Windsor-Plainsboro South
by a shot in a field of the state's top teams.
Conway finished second in the Group 4 individual competition. Lenape last won the state golf title in 1967.
Gloucester County Tech
came home with a state title, claiming the Group 1 trophy with a 356 total, edging runner-up
by 4 strokes, and
finished second in Non-Public B.
Cherry Hill East
was one strike away from being eliminated from the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs, but the Cougars rallied to win, 9-4, at
Trailing by 4-2 in the seventh with two outs and an 0-2 count on No. 9 hitter Joe Cona, East came back with walks to Cona and Nick Petallino, a hit batter, a bases-loaded walk to Jeff Bohus, and another hit batter (Shaun Collins) for the tying run.
In the ninth inning, Brian Reynolds singled in a run and Brian Thompson doubled in two more.
clinched the National Conference title with a 13-1 win over visiting
in which Juan Velazquez hit his sixth and seventh homers of the season and drove in six runs.
Michele Tumolo scored her 200th career goal as part of a five-goal performance that steered
to a dramatic 18-17 quarterfinal win over visiting
West Windsor-Plainsboro North
in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 3 tournament. Jessica Loizeaux led the Pioneers with six goals.