Winter Sports Roundup


Helene Usher, Editor

HMHS’s winter sports teams had an incredible winter season this year! Overall, HMHS’s student-athletes captured three sectional titles and three state titles, quite an impressive feat given the size of the school. Here are some brief highlights from each team:

Boys’ Basketball

This team had a great season, finishing off with a record of 20-10. Sophomores Sam Narducci, Darragh Roddy, junior Ted Bond, and seniors Dante DelDuca, Matt Guveiyian, Matt Leming, Tommy Mooney, and Carson Wolff led the Dawgs in steals, rebounds, and assists this season. They won the SJ Group 2 Semifinal game against Sterling by one point, thanks to two made foul shots by Guvieyian with only 18 seconds left in the game! They ended their season with a hard-fought loss to Camden 78-45, one of the top teams not only in the state, but in the nation.

Girls’ Basketball 

These girls finished their season off with a 16-11 record, an impressive feat, especially given how much rebuilding this team had to do after losing so many of last year’s seniors to graduation! Senior Sara Smith, juniors Brynn Bickel and Riley Mulligan, and sophomores Caroline Douglas, Sarah Fetter, Riley Mulligan, and Reece Volovich really stepped up this year and led the team in scoring. Smith and R. Mulligan were selected to First and Second Teams All Conference, respectively! 


On February 26, both the boys’ and girls’ teams traveled to Ocean City for the SJ Indoor Rowing Championships. The JV girls took third place overall, with junior Elizabeth Barker taking first and sophomores Cammy Shim and Emme Sipera tying for 3rd. Sophomore Sean Leming captured third for the JV boys, and Nathan Hazlet and Ave Ippolito both took third in the freshman division. They also competed at the Haddon Hammer on March 6th, and all rowers put forth some impressive times. The spring season is looking bright for this team!

Boys’ Swimming

This team had a record-breaking season this year. Despite two losses early on in the season, they finished with an 11-2 record, winning sectionals and states in the process- this was their first back-to-back state title! At the Meet of Champs, junior Henry McFadden won the 200 and 500 freestyle and broke the school records in both. Senior Conor Jellig also had two top-ten finishes in the 100 free and 100 backstroke. The 400 free relay of Jellig, Bennett Wright, Tre Cottrell, and McFadden not only placed fifth in the state, but they also broke the school record and McFadden’s split broke the school record in the 100 free! The 200 free relay of Cottrell, Alex Genel, McFadden, and Wright placed sixteenth in the state. Junior Charlie Webb also placed fourth in the state at the NJSIAA Diving Championships.

Girls’ Swimming/Diving

These girls had a fantastic season! They went undefeated all throughout the regular season, won sectionals, and won states, making for their first 13-0 perfect season! Junior Alyssa McHale broke the school record in the 50 free at states with a time of 23.51, and lowered it to 23.52 the following week at Meet of Champs! At the Meet of Champs, the 200 medley relay of Maria Jellig, Lilliana Kuball, Olivia Hogan, and Molly McDonnell took 16th place in the state. Senior Sydney Mullin took 5th place in the 200 free and 4th in the 500 free, Jellig took 12th in the 200 IM and 14th in the 100 backstroke, McHale took 5th in the 50 free and 4th in the 100 butterfly, senior Katharine Skelly took 11th in the 100 free, and Kuball took 12th in the 100 breaststroke. The 400 free relay of McHale, Jellig, Skelly, and Mullin took second in the state and McHale’s split also broke the individual school record! Senior Kelsie Waddington also placed tenth in the state at the NJSIAA Diving Championships.

Boys’ Winter Track

The boys took third place at sectionals, led by a strong distance squad and 4×400 relay. Senior Seth Clevenger captured sectional titles in both the 1600 and 3200, with junior George Andrus right behind him in second. The two, along with junior Robert DiMedio, who placed fifth in the 3200, and the 4×400 relay team, advanced to states.  At states, Clevenger won the 1600 title and Andrus took third. In the 3200, Clevenger placed second, Andrus placed third, and DiMedio placed ninth. The 4×400 placed nineteenth. The following weekend, Andrus and Clevenger took third and fourth in the 3200 at Meet of Champions, both setting massive personal bests in the process.

Girls’ Winter Track

This deep team started their season off strong with a victory at the NJSIAA State Relays on January 17th. Nineteen different girls competed and together, they scored 62 points, breaking the NJ public school record for points scored at a state relay meet. At sectionals, they again captured the team title and swept all three distance events. Junior Audrey Naticchia won the individual title in the 3200, junior Jess Goode won the 1600, and sophomore Stella Stolarick won the 800. At states, they tied for second- almost every athlete set a personal best! Finally, at the Meet of Champions, junior Thea Spellmeyer finished nineteenth in the 800 and the 4×800 relay finished sixth!


The boys had a successful season, with a final record of 17-8! Top wrestlers this season included sophomore James Canuso, juniors Julian Durkin, Terry Lytle, and Nelson Thayer, and seniors Blaise Hendrix, Justin Rhyne, and James Duncan. Rhyne placed fourth in the region, which qualified him for states. He finished off his season 31-7 and has committed to wrestle at Gettysburg College next year!

Now that winter sports are beginning to wind down or have already finished, HMHS’s student athletes are starting to gear up for their spring sports seasons. By March 11, all of HMHS’s spring sports teams will have begun practicing, and competitions will begin soon after. You can check out each team’s schedule by clicking on the links below. Follow @HMHSAthletics on Twitter and Instagram for updates!





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