Seniors Lead Way for Southern Regional Gymnasts as Kelly Claims Floor Sectional Title



Good End: With a 9.5 on the floor exercise on Nov. 6, Southern Regional senior Ava Kelly captured the event sectional title as she assisted direct the Rams to third place at the NJSIAA South Jersey Championships. (Pictures by David Biggy)
Seniors Ava Kelly and Liliana Foote ended up leaders for the Southern Regional gymnastics group all season. They were again on Nov. 6 through the NJSIAA South Jersey Championships, as the Rams concluded 3rd as a group with a rating of 106.25.
Though Kelly capped her job by placing seventh in the all-all-around with a rating of 36.65, she captured the sectional title in the flooring training, putting up a 9.5 to edge Isabella Nelli (9.45) of staff champion Washington Township and Abigail Kenney (9.425) of Brick Memorial.
Kelly also tied with Foote and Nelli for fifth on the vault with a rating of 9.5, as very well as sixth on the uneven bars with an 8.95. Foote, who completed 11th for the all-about with a 34.25, also positioned 11th on the stability beam with a rating of 9.05. Freshman Francesca Verdi’s major spot of the opposition was 11th on the vault, for which she scored a 9.2. Verdi positioned 12th for the all-about with a 33.8. Freshman Ayva Gordon was 12th on the vault with a 9.25.
Fine WAY TO Conclude: Southern Regional senior Liliana Foote assisted guide the Rams to 3rd location at the NJSIAA South Jersey Championships with an all-all over score of 34.25, excellent ample for 11th all round. (Picture by David Biggy)
As a crew, Southern concluded powering Washington Township, which tallied 108.8 points, and Cherokee, which recorded a complete of 106.625. Shore Conference Course A South rivals Toms River East and Brick Memorial concluded at the rear of the Rams with 103.875 and 102.4 factors, respectively.
Each Kelly and Foote skilled for the personal condition finals and could have concluded their occupations at Brick Memorial Large Faculty this Saturday, but rather they will be attending crucial college or university camps as they commence preparations for their futures in the sport.
Pinelands Volleyball Team
Ousted by Wall
Momentum swings swiftly in volleyball, and the Pinelands Regional ladies volleyball squad skilled a quickly turnaround at the worst time of the year – in the condition match.
Soon after the top rated-seeded Wildcats scored a 25-20 victory in the second activity to knot the contest at a sport apiece, fifth-seeded Wall Township, which received the first game, 25-21, seized the momentum and cruised to a 25-14 win in the third sport, completing a 2-1 triumph in the NJSIAA South Jersey Team II semifinals, ending the defending sectional champs’ year at 17-7.
Senior Jayne Wilkinson capped a solid vocation with 7 kills and a block, even though classmate Olivia Benson contributed 4 kills, a block, an ace and 7 digs, and senior Caitlyn Downes mustered 13 digs, gave out 3 assists and scored on a pair of aces. Junior setter Molly Quigley-Sanborn delivered 10 assists and produced six digs, while senior setter Bailey Lawrence gave out seven helps and scored an ace.
Football Teams’ Seasons
End with Losses
Two soccer squads performed in condition playoff game titles, and the other played a regional crossover contest, but all three had their seasons ended with losses.
In the NJSIAA Central Jersey Team V playoffs, fourth-seeded Southern Regional fell behind when fifth-seeded Williamstown scored a landing in the 1st quarter. The Rams tied the contest in the 2nd quarter when senior quarterback Nolan Schubiger connected with senior working again Jaiden Brown on a 29-yard touchdown pass and Jaden Anthony kicked the excess level.
The Braves scored later on in the next to consider a 14-7 lead into the fifty percent, then added a further TD in the third quarter right before the Rams (4-5) reduce the deficit to 21-14 when Brown ran the ball in from 9 yards absent and Anthony added the PAT. Williamstown put the sport out of access with another speeding TD early in the fourth quarter, adopted by a fumble return for a touchdown, producing it 34-14. Schubiger ran the ball into the conclusion zone from 2 yards out to cap the scoring.
Schubiger done 13 of 18 passes for 177 yards, though Brown ran the ball 22 instances for 85 yards and caught a pair of passes for 36 yards. Max DiPietro also hauled in two passes totaling 34 yards. Anthony snatched two passes for 28 yards, and Kole Levy also grabbed two passes for 27 yards.
In the meantime at Raritan Significant Faculty, eighth-seeded Barnegat started its Central Jersey Team II 1st-round clash versus the leading-seeded Rockets with an opening drive of 98 yards, culminated by a 10-property TD operate by junior operating back again JoJo Bivins. But that was the stop of the scoring for the Bengals, as Raritan cruised to a 30-6 victory.
The Bengals (5-4) didn’t have any solution for the Rockets’ managing attack, which amassed properly above 300 yards driving the endeavours of running backs Kieran Falzon (121 yards), Joe Campanella (109 yards) and Dan Calicaro (101 yards).
A working day before in a South Jersey regional crossover contest, Pinelands finished the season with a history of 4-5 subsequent a 21-12 reduction to Seneca (3-6). It was head mentor Matt Fuller’s final match. He announced he was stepping down as head mentor prior to the Wildcats’ last victory of the season – a 34-33 acquire over Manchester on Oct. 22.
 David Biggy
biggy@thesandpaper.net

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