Fall Season Recap

Helene Usher, Editor

Last year, the only fall championships sponsored by the NJSIAA were sectionals due to the pandemic. Many teams, particularly those with upperclassmen, were disappointed that they would be unable to test their abilities against the best in the state in group and state championships. However, now that the number of cases has gone down and vaccines are more readily available, the NJSIAA allowed state championship tournaments to occur. 


Cross Country

Both the boys and girls’ cross country teams finished their regular seasons undefeated. They also sweeped their respective sectional and state championships. At sectionals, sophomore Anne Earp and senior Seth Clevenger won the individual races. The girls finished with a perfect score ( all of the top five race finishers were from Haddonfield) and broke the Cherokee girls’ course record for the fastest team average at DREAM Park. At Meet of Champions, the girls placed 5th and the boys came in 3rd! On November 27th, the girls finished their season at Nike Cross Northeast Regionals in Wappinger Falls New York and placed third in the region! The same day, Clevenger, along with senior Andrew Sullivan and sophomore Matt Sullivan, raced at the East Bay Regionals at Van Cortlandt Park in New York . Several members of the boys varsity squad will be heading down Alabama to compete in the Running Lane National Championships this Saturday, December 4th.


Field Hockey

The field hockey team ended their season with an 11-8-2 record. They won their first playoff game 3-0 against Wall High School, but unfortunately lost the sectional game to Haddon Heights High School 2-3.



The football team currently has a 9-3 record. They won the Central Jersey Group 2 Sectional Championships against Raritan High School with a score of 28-7! They had a tough loss to Haddon Heights at the Annual Thanksgiving Game, but they still have one game left to play! On December 4, they won against Point Pleasant High School in the NJSIAA State Bowl Game at Rutgers New Brunswick’s stadium. Stay tuned for our upcoming article on the Dawgs’ big win!



The boys and girls’ crew teams did not compete much this fall, as spring is the primary season as far as regattas go. However, they did have several boats compete in regattas such as the Head of the Charles and the Bill Braxton Regatta. They raced very well and now that the fall is coming to a close, they are gearing up for their winter season!



The girls’ soccer team finished their season with an impressive record of 14-8-1. They entered the playoffs without junior starter Allison Tighe, who was in Peru for a training camp with their national team. However, thanks to their depth from talent like juniors Thea Spellmeyer and Allison Baxter, and seniors Julliet Walls and Sara Smith, they still managed to come away with wins in both games. They also won their sectional championship against Cinnamonson! They ended their season with a 2-4 loss in the Group 2 State Semifinal to Holmdel.


The boys’ soccer team also had a successful season, with a record of 11-6-2. They won their first playoff game against Lower Cape May 8-1, but unfortunately lost the sectional game 0-3 to Cinnaminson.


Girls Tennis

The girl’s tennis team played incredibly this season, ending their season with a 17-7 record, including a sectional title win, which is their 20th consecutive championship and 41st in program history! Key players this year included Sammy Sirover, Tina Tian, Lucinda Andrewes, Ava Grookett, all of whom are juniors and will be returning to the team next year!