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Photo Gallery: A review of OCHS sports in 2018

OCHS seniors

By TOM WILLIAMS

The calendar year 2018, which ended last night, was a successful one for Ocean City High School sports.

The Raiders won South Jersey championships in four sports and eight Cape-Atlantic League titles.

Here is a photographic review of some of the highlights of the last 12 months at OCHS —-

  • After the final OCHS sports event of 2018, assistant coach Andrew Bristol poses with members of the McAlarnen family after accepting the championship trophy of the Frank McAlarnen Bracket of the Boardwalk Basketball Classic
  • The OCHS girls won twice at Walt Disney World and hung out with The Grinch
  • The indoor track team finished 2018 in Manhattan where senior Kevin King set a school record
  • Nate Hays continues to set swimming records
  • Nick Sannino got off to a quick start with six wins in December
  • Tori Rolls & Danielle Donoghue hope to become the first OCHS basketball players (male or female) to play on four South Jersey championship teams
  • Brandon Lin led the Raiders in tackles for the third straight year
  • Ian Aungst rewrote OCHS single-season passing records
  • Sophomore Alexa Palmieri was a South Jersey champion in girls cross country
  • Sophomore Jake Insera (left) was honored as a Rising Star and senior Bill Kroeger as a Complete Athlete by DestinationAthlete.com
  • Brandon Lashley had a record breaking season in football, including a 105-yard interception return that got national attention
  • Senior Tori Rolls (left) was honored as a Complete Athlete and sophomore Faith Slimmer as a Rising Star by DestinationAthlete.com
  • The OCHS seniors celebrate another South Jersey championship in field hockey
  • The girls cross country team had an undefeated dual meet season and won the South Jersey championship
  • The boys also won the South Jersey cross country championship, the first time in school history that both OCHS cross country teams were South Jersey champs the same year
  • The new OCHS Hall of Famers (from left) - Renee Tomlin, John Richardson, Brett Johnson, Brittany Sedberry-Eberson, Judy Gayle, Mike Pellegrino, Chad Severs, Cory Picketts Terry and Trish LeFever
  • The boys soccer team won the first CAL Tournament
  • The OCHS girls tennis team shared the conference championship
  • Raider Nation was alive and well
  • The seniors led the football team back into the NJSIAA playoffs
  • Dan Nunan was drafted by the Angels
  • Tony Surace (left) looks on as Ocean City's Vince Leavey (center) and Mainland's Mike Gatley hold the Ed Byrnes Memorial All-Sports Award. The Raiders and Mustangs tied for the award
  • Brandon Lashley had a great season on the mound
  • The baseball team won a conference championship
  • Girls lacrosse won a second straight CAL championship
  • Ocean City took first place at the second annual Cape May County High School Golf Tournament
  • Sophia Gresham broke a 24-year old OCHS long jump record
  • Danielle Donoghue scored her 100th goal in lacrosse
  • Alexa Weber was a dominant distance runner
  • Bill Kroeger was one of the best in the state in lacrosse faceoffs
  • Great OCHS golfer Jeff Michner died suddenly at age 36 in May
  • Joe Sacco received the Boo Pergament Memorial Award as the CAL's most improved player from Dave DeWeese, coach of CAL champion Wildwood Catholic,
  • Ryann Styer and Maggie Wallace were two of the best swimmers in the state
  • The two OCHS seniors - Mickey Baker and Kilie Wyers - happily display the South Jersey trophy.
  • John Bruno guided the boys basketball team to their first 20-win season in more than three decades
  • Liam Bergman was a winner in indoor track
  • OCHS cross country coach Matt Purdue and retired tennis coach Phil Birnbaum received coaching awards
  • Nick Sannino (left) finished second in District 29 wrestling