LANOKA HARBOR — Through the first four innings of Thursday's South Jersey Group 3 championship game, fifth-seeded Mainland Regional was in the driver's seat. Bailey Arena was twirling a no-hitter, and the offense put up three runs in the top of the second to take a 3-0 lead. But the third-seeded Lacey Township Lions lived up to their nickname, roaring back for a 7-3 victory that sealed the schoo
OCEAN CITY — For the past two seasons, Mainland Regional has won championships by putting the ball in play and putting pressure on opposing defenses, getting great starting pitching, and playing solid defense. On Wednesday, rival Ocean City took a page out of the Mustangs' playbook to survive a tense South Jersey Group 3 semifinal matchup against Mainland and end the Mustangs' two-year reign as
Like Tom Petty says, the waiting has been the hardest part.
The Ocean City and Mainland Regional baseball teams — bitter rivals on the field — each earned their way into the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals with wins last week, then had to spend the entire Memorial Day weekend thinking about the matchup they had been anticipating all year. The players had to wait an extra day as well, as the fiel
LINWOOD — Two years ago, Kyle Gerace became a playoff star when, as a sophomore, he came through with several big-time outings on the hill to help lead the Mainland Regional baseball team to a South Jersey Group 3 and overall Group 3 championship. Current sophomore Nick Atohi — one of the heroes of last summer's Atlantic Shore Babe Ruth world series-winning team — looks to be following in Gerace
LINWOOD — With star pitcher Gillian McCarthy on the shelf with an injury, the Mainland Regional softball team needed somebody to step up Tuesday in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 3 tournament against arch-rival Ocean City. Fellow sophomore Bailey Arena did just that. And so did the Mustangs' offense. They had just a tad to do with Mainland moving on to the second round of the playof
By NICK KOSKO
Glory Days Magazine Staff Writer
LINWOOD — Early on in the South Jersey Group 3 boys tennis championship on Monday afternoon, it looked as though host and top-seeded Mainland Regional might be in for another heartbreak. But a comeback win at first doubles turned the tables and gave the Mustangs the inspiration they were looking for.
LINWOOD — The Mainland boys lacrosse team was in control Friday heading into the fourth quarter. The host Mustangs had a 10-8 lead on Jackson Liberty in the second round of the South Jersey Group 3 playoffs and their defense had just posted a scoreless third quarter. But having faceoff man Teddy Bergman out with a hip injury ultimately cost Mainland, and its best season ever came to a heartbreak
LINWOOD — The Mainland Regional girls lacrosse team came into the opening round of the South Jersey Group 3 tournament as a No. 8 seed. Through the first 15 minutes, the Mustangs looked more like a No. 1 seed.
LINWOOD — On the list of qualities a championship team possesses, the ability to handle pressure and respond when faced with adversity is right up at the top.
With, for all intents and purposes, the Cape-Atlantic League championship on the line Thursday afternoon, Ocean City fell behind 4-0 after one quarter and 6-2 by halftime, but responded with nine second-half goals to rally for an 11-10 win