South Jersey Sports Weekly is a new publication produced by Sun Newspapers that appears in physical copy within the Suns throughout South Jersey (in Moorestown, Medford, Cherry Hill, Washington Township, Deptford, etc). each Wednesday. Most of the content also appears online. The weekly, online notebook will provide you with even more of the content within SJSW’s physical pages.
South Jersey Sports Weekly Player of the Week
Cinnaminson High School
SoftballMacNair has been a hitting machine for Cinnaminson so far in 2019. In a game at Northern Burlington last Tuesday, MacNair recorded her 100th career hit in just two and a half seasons with the Pirates. Entering Cinnamin- son’s game last Friday against Rancocas Valley, MacNair was among the region’s top hitters with a .639 batting average, nine doubles, one triple and one home run.
Quotable: “Payton is the most reliable, steady player on our team,” Cinnaminson head coach Brooke Fisher said. “Whether it’s in the field, at the plate or just around the team, she will always do or say the right things. She is a true example of a leader. She is that steady force for our lineup. When Payton comes up to the plate, you know without a doubt she’ll do her job, whether it’s a hit, move the runner, or get on base any way. Whatever needs to be done, she does it. She continues to excel due to her confidence and her work ethic. I don’t think a practice goes by where she doesn’t ask for an extra rep. Pay- ton works harder than anyone I’ve seen at this level.”
Games to Watch
Wednesday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 7
Baseball: Shawnee vs. Cherry Hill West
Wednesday, May 1
3:45 p.m. at Cherry Hill High School West
Golf: Carl Arena/Al Rifkin Memorial Golf Tournament
Thursday, May 2
Morning flight starts at 7:30 a.m., afternoon flight starts at 1 p.m.
at Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood
Track and Field: The 2019 Rowan University Girls High School Open
Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 4
Competition begins at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday
Softball: Northern Burlington vs. Burlington Township
Tuesday, May 7
3:45 p.m. at BTHS – Fountain Woods Elementary School Varsity Softball Field
Boys Volleyball: Washington Township vs. Eastern
Tuesday, May 7
3:45 p.m. at Eastern Regional High School
Scenes from Last Week
Timber Creek at Bishop Eustace
(All photos: RYAN LAWRENCE, South Jersey Sports Weekly)
Stories from Last Week
- Gage Wolfle was a three-sport standout five years ago. Now, the senior is a top golfer for Clearview and he will try to make Thursday’s Carl Arena/Al Rifkin Memorial Tournament a special day.
- Last fall, Palmyra’s Jayme Livingstone suffered a major knee injury while playing with the girls soccer team. Six months later, Livingstone was back in action and is now having an outstanding season with Palmyra softball.
- Go one-on-one with tennis player Will Oberholtzer, who is hoping to bring a state title back to Haddonfield this season.
- After dropping the team’s first game of the season on April 20, Shawnee boys lacrosse has bounced back thanks to a number of mid-season adjustments.