10. Xander Roberts-Bogin: The Pleasantville High School junior’s indoor track season is off to a fast start with wins in the 400-meter dash at the Ocean Breeze Holiday festival and the 600 run at the Ocean Breeze Freedom Games.
A list of the hot topics, teams, athletes and personalities in high school sports this week.
10. Xander Roberts-Bogin
9. Joe Kessler
9. Joe Kessler: The long-time Shawnee boys basketball coach entered Thursday’s game against Williamstown with 699 career wins.
8. Scheduling flexibility
8. Scheduling flexibility: Flexibility is the key word. Top deal with the impact of COVID-19, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association allowing basketball teams have four, four-game weeks and wrestling teams have four weeks where they can weigh in five times.
7. Bridget Dudas
7. Bridget Dudas: The Pinelands Regional basketball standout is averaging 22.2 points and scored 41 in a 52-48 win over Jackson Liberty on Tuesday.
6. The Seagull Classic
6. The Seagull Classic: The annual showcase event might have cut back on the bells and whistles because of the pandemic but it still provided two days of quality basketball with no admission charge. Free basketball!
5. Dylan Delvecchio
5. Dylan Delvecchio: The Cape May Tech senior this week scored his 1000th career point. Delvecchio is the sixth Tech boys player to reach the milestone.
4. The Singing Ref
4. The Singing Ref: John Fair not only officiates basketball games. He also sings the National Anthem before the contest begins. This week he officiated the Middle Township/Wildwood Catholic girls junior varsity contest and then stuck around to perform a stellar rendition of the anthem before the varsity contest.
3. Lower Cape May wrestling
3. Lower Cape May wrestling: The Caper Tigers are 7-0 after Tuesday’s 63-17 win over Oakcrest.
2. Mainland Regional girls basketball
2. Mainland Regional girls basketball: Mustangs have won 15 of their last 16 games dating back to last season.
1. Egg Harbor Township boys basketbal
1. Egg Harbor Township boys basketball: Carlos Lopez is averaging 26 points per game for the Eagles. EHT has a busy next few days with games at St. Joe on Friday, against Westfield on Saturday, and at Holy Spirit on Tuesday.