By TOM WILLIAMS
Andrew Donoghue (junior-College of New Jersey) had a good day Saturday despite a 45-26 loss to Muhlenberg College in the season opener. Donoghue passed 1,000 yards in career passing with his best college game – 271 yards and three TDs. He now has 1,106 career yards and eight TD passes having completed 51 percent of his passes. But he also caught a pass (see photo, below) for 39 yards, his first catch since his freshmen year at OCHS. Donoghue is back to his high school No. 3 after wearing 17 and 7 his first two years at TCNJ. He is the all-time OCHS passing leader with 3,258 yards. The Lions host SUNY-Cortland Saturday at noon. They conclude the regular season on Nov. 16 at Rowan.
Maddie Kahn (freshman-Lehigh) has stopped 11 of 12 shots in her first two games in goal for the Mountain Hawks field hockey team (2-0). Kahn, who earned national recognition while playing for the Raiders, has a 0.50 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. She shut out Rider, 1-0, in her first game and defeated Townson, 4-1, a week later. Lehigh will host Richmond on Friday in a game that will be televised by the Patriot League Network.
Ryan Saul (senior-UMass) has helped the Minutemen (3-0) to an undefeated start in soccer. Saul assisted on the only goal in a 1-0 win over Northeastern and assisted on another goal in a 4-0 win over Sacred Heart. He has started 16 games and played in 36 on defense for the Minutemen during his career. UMass will be at Central Connecticut State on Saturday and will come to Philadelphia on Oct. 26 to play LaSalle.
Rialee Allen (junior-LaSalle) has scored a team-leading four goals and added an assist for the Explorers (2-2). She scored all four goals and notched the assist in a 6-0 win over Wagner. The four goals came on just five shots. Allen has 15 career goals and six assists for LaSalle, which hosts Long Island Sunday in a game carried by ESPN+.
Bill Gemmel (1943-2019) played shortstop for Dixie Howell in the early 1960s on a pair of Cape-Atlantic League championship teams. Born in Brooklyn, he lived in Linwood back then. This was before Mainland Regional opened so Linwood residents attended OCHS. Gemmel went to Wagner and NYU, became very successful in international banking and was married for 55 years to a girl he met in high school, the former Jill Hammersley. He was another part of the OCHS success story in sports.