By TOM WILLIAMS Last night a column was posted here reflecting opinions on the proposed changes to NJSIAA basketball starting with the 2022-23 school year. If you read it, you should read these next few paragraphs, which reflect updates. If … Continue reading UPDATED COLUMN: NJ basketball changes for 2022-23
By TOM WILLIAMS About five weeks ago, high school basketball in South Jersey came to an end. It wasn’t a typical season because of the COVID-19 virus. The attitude was basically go play your 15 games and be thankful that … Continue reading COLUMN: Has NJ basketball been hit with a technical?
By TOM WILLIAMS You could be a dedicated Ocean City High School sports fan and you might not know about Ashley Jamison. Even though she is probably the most successful OCHS graduate competing in college today. You likely know her … Continue reading About Ashley Jamison & a few other Ocean City college athletes
By TOM WILLIAMS In the 26 years the Boo Pergament Memorial Award has been presented there had never been a tie. Until now, in year 27. Sophomore Jada Elston of Middle Township and junior Jackie Fortis of Absegami finished in … Continue reading Elston, Fortis & Montalbano win Boo Pergament Awards
By TOM WILLIAMS After a 40-week gap, high school basketball resumed in the Cape-Atlantic League in late January. The Season of COVID was without NJSIAA tournaments or a Cape-Atlantic League Tournament and limited teams to a maximum of 15 games. … Continue reading COLUMN: Reviewing CAL Hoops in 2021
By TOM WILLIAMS The 2021 basketball season at Ocean City High School will always be a season to remember. Because things were so different. The 1962 season was a little like that – at least at the end when a … Continue reading 2021 OCHS basketball – a review
By TOM WILLIAMS Two outstanding girls basketball players became Quad Stars this week with the announcement by the Cape-Atlantic League of its 2021 basketball all stars. Kate Herlihy of Middle Township and Marianna Papazoglou of Wildwood Catholic were both selected … Continue reading Quad Stars Herlihy & Papazoglou highlight 2021 CAL basketball all stars
By TOM WILLIAMS It was a Thursday – March 12, 2020 – and we turned off Fox Run Road into the parking lot at Deptford High School around 4 p.m. George McNally was in the passenger seat, checking his phone … Continue reading COLUMN: “The day basketball ended in New Jersey”
By TOM WILLIAMS It is championship week, the week when South Jersey basketball finals are traditionally played, followed by state semi-finals and state championship games. But the NJSIAA did not schedule post-season basketball tournaments during this frustrating 2021 season. And … Continue reading Here they are – the 2021 South Jersey High School Basketball Tournaments
By TOM WILLIAMS Paul Baruffi, one of the most successful basketball coaches in South Jersey history, confirmed today that he will not return for his 21st season as coach of the Ocean City High School girls basketball team. His final … Continue reading Paul Baruffi retires as OCHS girls coach
By TOM WILLIAMS The high school basketball season is over in New Jersey and the final few days were exciting for Ocean City senior Gannon Brady. First of all, on Friday he scored some key points down the stretch – … Continue reading HOOP NOTES: Gannon Brady, Noel Gonzalez & more ….
By TOM WILLIAMS If you spent much time in Ocean City, especially in the second half of the 20th century, Don Pileggi, who died recently, probably had an impact on your life. If you were a surfer – he was … Continue reading COLUMN: Remembering Don Pileggi