Southern Regional Seniors Mezzo, Ortner Snatch Shore Conference Hurdles Crowns

Yet another A single: Southern’s Maria Mezzo was one of two Rams to acquire Shore Conference championships on May possibly 22, as the senior won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.20 seconds. (File photograph by David Biggy)
Heading into the spring monitor and discipline year, Southern Regional senior Maria Mezzo presently was a favorite to gain various Ocean County titles. And she may have contended for two through the Shore Meeting Championships, but the senior prom was calling and there was not enough time to hold close to Neptune Significant University on Saturday, May 22.
Nevertheless, Mezzo settled for the one crown she could receive, swiping the 100-meter hurdles in a blazing time of 15.20 seconds. A 7 days previously, she also gained the county championship in the pole vault.
Interestingly, classmate Tiffany Ortner made the most of her two gatherings on Saturday, capturing the convention title in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.39, in addition to inserting seventh powering Mezzo in the 100 hurdles, clocking a time of 16.18 seconds.
Those people two initiatives marked a a little bit watered-down model of what Southern normally would do in the convention meet, looking at the junior promenade was Friday night, but many Rams extra to the medal rely when Kelly Enterline placed sixth in the shot put with a best toss of 35 feet, 3 inches, and the workforce of Gabi Bates, Grace Fessler, Caitlyn Siek and Brielle Romano took fifth in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 4:15.53. Enterline also put 10th in the discus with a substantial mark of 101 feet, 8 inches.
For Barnegat’s girls, Madison Cappuccio delivered the finest hard work of the day, finishing next in the significant leap with a peak of 5 toes, 2 inches, even though teammate Valencia Gosser completed sixth in the 100-meter sprint with a time of 12.96 seconds. Marlee Tharp had the only major-10 finish for Pinelands, taking the eighth location in the 800-meter operate with a time of 2:26.43.
On the boys’ side of the meeting satisfy, Southern’s Fabian Gonzalez, who previously in the 7 days broke the school history (179 feet, 8 inches) in the occasion, placed second in the discus with a top rated mark of 172 feet, 6 inches. The sophomore thrower also positioned fifth in the shot place at 54 toes, 5¾ inches.
The only other best-a few end for the Rams arrived from Angel Santiago, who cleared 12 feet, 6 inches to consider second in the pole vault. Southern’s Nick Fabrizzio put fifth in the javelin with a throw of 161 ft, 10 inches, and Jaiden Brown delivered a toss of 54 ft, 1¾ inches to get sixth in the shot set.
For Barnegat, the Bengals’ best end came from Peter Dizon, who swiped fifth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:27.68. Pinelands acquired best-10 initiatives from Nate Szwed, who put seventh in the extended soar at 20 ft, 8 inches and eighth in the triple leap at 41 ft, 1 inch and Mart Villanueva, who put ninth in the 3,200-meter run in 10:24.17.
Southern Volleyball Crew
Advances in SCT
As expected, offered the squad has just a single loss coming into the contest, the Southern Regional boys volleyball staff sophisticated to the Shore Meeting Match semifinals on May perhaps 24. The 2nd-seeded Rams (22-1) cruised earlier seventh-seeded Jackson Liberty, 25-18, 25-11.
Tommy Deakyne paced the offense with 9 kills and a block, although Lucas Kean shipped 6 kills and 4 digs, and Dylan Lockwood gave away 20 helps and scored on a block. C.J. Schmidt contributed five kills, Matthew Rekuc scored a pair of kills and two blocks, and Jay Silva additional two blocks.
Southern awaits the winner of the quarterfinals match among 3rd-seeded Jackson Memorial and sixth-seeded Lacey in the semifinals. Christian Brothers Academy, which handed the Rams their only decline of the time on Might 10, is the best seed. The SCT final is slated for June 1.
Tennis Groups
Slide in Point out Tourney
The Southern Regional boys tennis staff acquired the 10th seed for the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV event and on Might 24 traveled by the Pine Barrens to Lenape Substantial University. Sadly, the Rams returned dwelling eradicated from the sectional tourney, following dropping a 5- contest to the seventh-seeded Indians.
At initial singles, Logan Van Liew missing a 6-, 6- decision, though Angelo Palombini was dealt a 6-2, 6- decline at second singles, and Ryan Leavitt fell shorter at 3rd singles, 6-, 6-3. The to start with doubles team of Sean Kahl and Simon Schriever was defeated, 6-2, 6-2, and Bryan Kalh and Dan Materazzi had been ousted, 6-3, 6-1.
Meanwhile, the Barnegat tennis group – also the 10th seed but in South Jersey Group II – was eradicated by seventh-seeded Seneca, 5-. Very first-singles participant Bobby Kaciban and next-singles player Richard Lynch each ended up shut out, although the Aiden Birch and Anthony Idone duo dropped a 6-2, 6- contest at initially doubles, and Pat Sample and Phil Lopicollo fell at second doubles, 6-, 6-4. The third singles match was not contested.
Pinelands, the third seed in SJ Team II, been given a bye for the initially spherical and was scheduled to meet up with sixth-seeded Lacey on Wednesday, Might 26, with both 2nd-seeded West Deptford or seventh-seeded Seneca awaiting in the semifinals, set for Friday, May perhaps 28.
Southern Softball Squad
Snags Division Title
After inching closer with a earn about Toms River North before previous week, the Southern Regional softball squad scored a pair of wins about Brick – the hottest a 13- bruising of the Green Dragons on May 24 – to capture the Shore Meeting Class A South championship for a second straight time.
All through Monday’s gain, Ella DiPietro went 4-for-4 with a trio of RBI, while Megan Campanile went 3-for-3 with two doubles and 3 RBI, and Sarah Lally and Leah Morrin every went 2-for-3. Claire Gosse ended up 3-for-4. Laci Yacono gained the victory in the pitcher’s circle, giving up just a few hits when putting out seven.
On May well 19, Elizabeth Gosse confronted 15 batters and established them down in order, together with eight by strikeout, to hearth a ideal match as the Rams cruised previous Brick, 14-. Lally was 3-for-3 with a house run and two RBI, whilst Gosse went 2-for-4 with 4 runs batted in, and Yacono was 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Morrin and DiPietro also had two hits.
 David Biggy

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