Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Haddonfield girls' soccer championship coach steps aside.
Glenn Gess wants to see his son and daughter grow up. One of the most successful coaches in the history of Haddonfield Memorial High School officially announced last week that he was stepping down from his storied girls' soccer program. Now, he'll have time to coach his son, Derek, in soccer and watch his daughter, Briana, compete with the Bulldawgs cross-country team next fall. “I know a lot of coaches who regret missing time watching their own kids compete,” Gess said. “I can't do that. It was an extremely tough decision to give up coaching, but one I had to make.” Gess said he knew this would be his final season back in the summer, but having all those months to prepare didn’t make stepping away any easier. “I knew in August this would …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The rematch of last year's Group 2 championship game will air live at 7 p.m.
Get your popcorn ready. If you can't get to Friday's big football showdown with rivals Haddonfield and West Deptford, no worries. The Comcast Sports Network will broadcast it live at 7 p.m., a Haddonfield school official said Tuesday. These teams have decided the last two Group 2 titles.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here are the latest schedules as of Thursday morning.
NJSIAA Boys Varsity Soccer SJ Group 2 Round 2 game: Haddonfield Memorial HS vs. West Deptford on 11/01/2012 has been Postponed to 11/3/2012 at 2:30PM, at Scout field NJSIAA Girls Soccer SJ Group 2 Round 2 game Haddonfield v. Cinnaminson on 11/02/2012 has been Postponed to 11/5/2012, 2:00PM, at Scout field NJSIAA Boys and Girls Cross Country Sectionals at Delsea 11/03/2012 Postponed to 11/10/2012; Boys at 10:25AM, Girls at 11:15AM NJSIAA Boys and Girls Cross Country States at Holmdel State Park on 11/10/2012 has been Postponed to 11/17/2012; Boys at 1:20PM, Girls at 2:10PM NJSIAA Boys and Girls Cross Country Meet of Champions at Holmdel State Park on 11/17/12 has been Postponed to TBA
Monday, October 15, 2012
The boys' and girls' cross-country team clinched conference championships, highlighting another good week for the Bulldawgs.
As the fall season heads toward the home stretch, the Haddonfield Memorial High School athletic program is busy collecting more hardware. The boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams each completed a perfect regular season, while the girls’ tennis team advanced to the South Jersey Group 2 finals. The girls’ soccer team also inched closer to a conference title, but saw its home winning streak end in the South Jersey Coaches Cup. BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY Haddonfield stretched its remarkable dual meet winning streak to 152 and clinched the Colonial Conference title along the way. The Bulldawgs—who have the seventh-longest streak (active or inactive) in the country—swept Haddon Heights, Haddon Township and Sterling. Greg Halla produced the meet’s …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Haddonfield girls' soccer falls 1-0 to Cherry Hill East in the Coaches Cup tournament.
A corner kick that looked to be going harmlessly out-of-bounds took an unlucky bounce, and just like that, Haddonfield's 87-game unbeated streak at Scout Field came to an end Friday at the hands of Cherry Hill East in the Coaches Cup tournament. The Cougars' Alex Manofu fired what would be the decisive shot with just over three minutes left in the game, giving her team the upset victory over the No. 4-seeded Bulldawgs. For Haddonfield, it ended a streak that dated back to 2004 on their home field.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Haddonfield has not lost at Scout Field in eight years under coach Glenn Gess.
When Cherry Hill East hits the road for the opening round of the Coaches Tournament, the team won't just be taking on the Group 2 juggernaut that is Haddonfield. They'll also be taking on a piece of land. Scout Field is like many other soccer fields in Camden County. Its dimensions are standard and conditions are decent. In every way, the field is fair. Yet, for the Haddonfield Memorial High School girls’ soccer program, Scout Field might as well be holy ground—a place so sacred to Haddonfield that others dare not trespass on it, or they will leave a lesser team. Eighty-seven times a bus has dropped off a visiting girls’ soccer team, and 87 times that same bus has been there to take the team home absent of a victory. The fact that …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Everything you need to know about Bulldawgs sports.
It was another busy week on the athletic field and courts around Haddonfield Memorial High School. The girls’ tennis team remained perfect after another dominating week, and opens the Group 2 playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the coming days. The boys’ and girls’ soccer team took down rival West Deptford, but the Haddon Heights boys’ gave the Bulldawgs their first defeat. Meanwhile, the football team had its bye week. Below is a look back at the week that was in Haddonfield athletics, as well as a glimpse at this week’s schedule. GIRLS' SOCCER The Bulldawgs stayed on track to defend their Liberty Division title thanks to big performances against their primary competition last week. Playing under the lights at the football stadium, Haddonfield …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
John Alemi scored the game-winner for the Haddonfield boys' soccer team in a 3-2 overtime win over West Deptford.
Each week Haddonfield Patch highlights a standout student-athlete. Name: John Alemi Year: Senior Team: Haddonfield boys’ soccer Accomplishment: Alemi scored two goals, including the game-winner for the Bulldawgs in their 3-2, double-overtime win over the West Deptford Eagles, Tuesday night. Alemi also set up the Bulldawgs first goal of the game, when his one-on-one work against a West Deptford defender led to a penalty being called inside the Eagles’ box. Teammate Alex Johnston converted the ensuing penalty kick, giving the Bulldawg’s a 1-0 lead. A couple minutes later, Alemi broke a 1-1 tie with a goal with just 15 seconds left in the first half. His final goal came four minutes into the second overtime and sparked a celebration. How he …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The girls' soccer team finally let up a goal last week, but it didn't keep them from remaining undefeated.
The phenomenal shutout streak put together by the Haddonfield Memorial High School girl’s soccer team came to an end last week, but the Bulldawgs’ perfect record did not. Meanwhile the boys’ soccer and tennis team’s kept putting wins on the board and the Haddonfield girls' cross-country team had a strong showing in Jackson. Tack on a third-straight win by the football team and it was another successful week for the Haddonfield athletic program. GIRLS’ SOCCER The Bulldawgs’ season-long shutout streak came to an end last week but that didn’t keep them from improving to 9-0. Sterling’s Taylor Straub netted a hat trick against, but the Haddonfield offense had its defense’s back, scoring four times in a 4-3 win. Earlier in the week, Haddonfield…
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Freshman Drew Tomlinson connected on an 18-yard field goal with 56 seconds left to give the Bulldawgs a 16-13 win over Sterling on Friday.
Members of the Haddonfield Memorial High School football team run toward and yell at freshman kicker Drew Tomlinson every Thursday. They jump around, shout random things and do just about anything they can think of to distract the young kicker in practice. The ritual is not a form of hazing; instead it is for preparation. That preparation resulted in execution and ultimately victory, Friday night. Tomlinson drilled an 18-yard field goal with 56 seconds remaining to lift Haddonfield to a 16-13 win over Sterling in Colonial Conference action. The kick came after the Bulldawgs were stopped at the half yard-line on third-and-goal. Tomlinson, along with the rest of the field goal team, jogged onto the field and calmly delivered the game winner…