Pirates Athletes of the Week: February 27-March 5

Pirates Athletes of the Week: February 27-March 5


The Pirates Athletes of the Week for February 27-March 5 have arrived. See who takes home the honors one final time for winter sports at the high school.

Boy’s Basketball: The boy’s basketball team lost to Lower Cape May 57-53 in the first round of the South, Group 2 playoffs. The Pirates finish 9-18 on the year. The boy’s basketball athlete of the week goes to Craig Turner. During the loss Turner broke and re-set the school record for three-pointers in a single season. He finished the year with 71. The previous record was 68.

Girl’s Basketball: The girl’s basketball team opened the playoffs with a 50-40 win over Oakcrest before falling to Haddonfield in the second round 42-27. The Pirates end the season with a 20-8 record. The girl’s basketball athlete of the week goes to Fiona Flynn. Flynn dropped a game-high 25 points against Oakcrest.

Swimming: Lily Black competed in the Meet of Champions this weekend for the Pirates. She swam in the 200 Freestyle and the 500 Freestyle. During the preliminaries on Saturday Black set new school records in both events. She swam a time of 1:54.06 in the 200 and a time of 5:02.22 in the 500. In the finals Sunday Black finished fifth in the 500. Black takes home the swimming athlete of the week this week.

Winter Track: The winter track team competed at Eastern States, held at the New York Armory, on Tuesday. The Pirates were represented in three events (the boy’s 2 mile, the boy’s shot put and the girl’s shot put). The athlete of the week for winter track goes to Mike Ungvarsky and Kamron Kobolak. They both finished 15th in their respective events (2 mile and shot put) for the highest finishes of the day for Cinnaminson.

Wrestling: The wrestling squad sent two wrestlers to states this week in Shaun Davilla (182 pounds) and Keith Swartley (285 pounds). The wrestling athlete of the week goes to both Davilla and Swartley. Davilla was eliminated in the third round of wrestlebacks after advancing to the pre-quarterfinal round of the 182-pound bracket. Swartley fell in the quarterfinal round of wrestlebacks after advancing to the quarterfinal round of the heavyweight bracket.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com