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A roundup of coverage of the impressive performances this weekend in Haddon Heights High School athletics:
The Haddon Heights softball team won its second straight sectional title Friday with a 9-2 win over Schalick in the South Jersey Group 1 final.
The third-seeded Garnets got three hits, two runs scored and an RBI from Taylor Nichols. Sammy Baker hit a double and a triple with an RBI and two runs scored. The Garnets won the S.J. Group 2 title last year.
The 12th-seeded Schalick High School softball team’s miracle playoff run ended one win short of an NJSIAA South Jersey Group I title on Friday when the Cougars dropped the final, 9-2, to No. 3 Haddon Heights.
Heights pitcher Shayla Sweeney settled down after three of the first four hitters reached in the first, not allowing another run until Courtney Miller’s RBI single in the sixth.
Full report here.
In Friday’s Group 1, Group 4, and Non-Public B state track and field championships at Egg Harbor Township, Dominique Irons, a Haddon Heights senior, stole the spotlight with a triple jump of 50 feet, 63/4 inches.
The jump was a state record, and it was the fourth-best in the country this season.
“It actually felt like I was sailing while I was jumping,” he told Philly.com. “From my first jump, I just felt good. I knew I could build to that 50-foot mark.”
Haddon Heights boys tennis wins first S.J. title in 39 years
A Haddon Heights High School boys tennis team that waited 39 years between South Jersey titles didn’t take long on Monday to enjoy the satisfaction of a sectional crown.
The top-seeded Garnets dominated on the first four courts and rolled to a 4-1 victory over defending South Jersey Group I champion and No. 2 Pitman in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group I final.
Heights dropped down from Group II this year, avoiding neighboring juggernaut Haddonfield in the South Jersey playoffs.
Full report here.