OCHS teams complete successful 2018
December 31, 2018
Middle wrestlers win tournament at Palmyra
January 2, 2019

Photo Gallery: A review of OCHS sports in 2018

OCHS seniors


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 —-

  • The OCHS girls won twice at Walt Disney World and hung out with The Grinch
  • 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