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Southern Regional Ice Hockey Team Starts New Season With a Pair of Losses

Dec 06, 2017
Photo by: David Biggy Southern Regional senior David Lytle scored two of the Rams' four goals during their first two contests of the new season last week.

A new ice hockey season is underway, and head coach Matt Hayes’ Southern Regional squad will be looking to repeat the success of the past few years this winter. To do that, the Rams will need better defense than they exhibited during their first two games of the season. Southern (0-2) opened with a 6-2 loss to Shore Conference foe Wall on Nov. 27, then dropped a 4-2 contest against Monroe on Dec. 1.

In their latest effort, the Rams got off to a solid start when senior Paul Keyes took classmate David Lytle’s pass and buried it into the net at 7:05 of the first period. The Falcons knotted the contest 38 seconds into the second period, but Lytle sent the Rams back in front when he took a Justin Braun pass and delivered on the power play with 11:28 to go in the second. From there, Monroe scored three unanswered goals, including two more in the second period, to record the victory. Southern goaltender Cam Conrad made 25 saves.

During their opener, the Rams fell behind by a pair of goals in the first period, and the Crimson Knights didn’t let up. Wall made it a 3-0 game 1:11 into the second period before Keyes scored unassisted with 11:34 left in the second. Wall scored twice more in the period before Lytle converted on a Matt Constantino pass at 5:10 of the second, but the Crimson Knights capped the scoring with a goal at 10:49 of the third. Conrad was peppered and made 29 saves before exiting after the sixth goal, yielding to Anthony Scalvino, who made an additional 13 saves.

Barnegat Boys Swim Team
Opens With a Victory

After a fantastic season a year ago, the Barnegat High School boys swim team started with a solid, 114-55 victory over Manchester on Dec. 4, winning all but two events along the way.

In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of Mike Koser, Dylan Cappucio, Kyle Smith and Kaden Jason started the season with a winning time of 1:56.18, before Smith came back two events later to take first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26.96 and Koser followed with a winning time of 25.11 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle. Cappucio won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:42.20 prior to the 200-yard freestyle relay crew of Koser, Smith, Colby Pearson and Jason scoring first-place points in 1:40.14.

Maxwell Lares (1:09.32) and Gareth Aguilar (1:20.70) wrapped up the individual events with victories in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard breaststroke, respectively, before the team of Austin Cappucio, Joshua Hutton, Lares and Dylan Cappucio finished off the Hawks with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:00.73.

Unfortunately, the Barnegat girls just missed picking up their first win of the season, dropping an 88-81 decision to Manchester. Anna Sackett was the only individual winner of the Bengals, as the senior captured the 50-yard freestyle in 27.24 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.09. The only other winner for Barnegat was its 200 free relay team of Kate Lustenberger, Annabelle Grogan, Nicole Piskorzweski and Sackett, who registered a time of 2:05.48.

Barnegat Bowling Squads
Start Off Strong

Opening up the winter season on Dec. 4, both the Barnegat High School girls and boys bowling squads were victorious over Shore Conference South B division rival Lakewood – the girls knocking off the Piners, 3-0, while the boys got by with a 2-1 win.

For the girls, whose game victories were 629-612, 638-593 and 674-517, Precious Anderson led the way with a 435 series, as she rolled individual games of 145, 140 and 150, while Amber Kantenwein tallied games of 134, 147 and 145 for a 426 series. Allagnah Dambroski added a 151 in the third game to help complete the sweep.

For the boys, who lost their first game of the season by four pins, 734-730, before rebounding with 878-683 and 746-637 victories, David MacGillivray was the high roller with a 635 series, as he ripped off individual games of 246, 199 and 190. Mike Pullig delivered game scores of 133, 164 and 176 for a 473 series, while Matt Kulpa fired a 216 in the second game en route to a 468 series. Matt Charland hit for a 157 and Anthony Balas recorded a 142 during the second game as well.

— David Biggy

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