The 19th Annual 97.3 ESPN Girls Shootout will be played Jan. 25-26 at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon.

This event started at Egg Harbor Township in February 1996 and features some of the top girls teams in the state of New Jersey.

This year, according to one statewide ranking, our field includes three of the top four teams in the state and four of the top nine.  Three of last year's six state champions are playing.

According to one statewide ranking, our 5:15 game on Saturday matches the No. 2 and No. 10 teams in the state.  And our 5:15 game on Sunday matches No. 1 vs No. 3.
Among other highlights:

Washington Township vs Ocean City (both defending South Jersey champs),

No. 20 Wildwood Catholic vs defending South Jersey champ Willingboro

and host Holy Spirit vs undefeated Holy Cross.In addition, five McDonald's All-American finalists are playing this weekend.

The South Jersey Sports Report with Tyler Donohue will be live from 9am-to-noon with full coverage of the event.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
11:00am ---- Holy Spirit vs Cherry Hill East
12:00n ------ Atlantic City vs Central Regional
1:45pm ----- Cedar Creek vs Trenton Central
3:30pm ----- Middle Township vs Lenape
5:15pm ----- Rancocas Valley vs Gill St. Bernard's
7:00pm ----- Ocean City vs Washington Township

Sunday, January 26, 2014
1:45pm ----- Absegami vs St. Joseph
3:30pm ----- Wildwood Catholic vs Willingboro
5:15pm ----- Gloucester Catholic vs Shabazz
7:00pm ----- Holy Spirit vs Holy Cross