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Sophomores dominate on the court for the Cougars

Sophomores dominate on the court for the Cougars

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2020

Two best friends, growing up playing tennis together, making varsity during freshman year and helping win the first sectional championship in years sounds more like a movie than real life. But for Nathan Belitsky (‘22) and Brett Schuster (‘22), that is exactly what happened. They both grew up...

Behm swims her way to the Olympic Trials

Behm swims her way to the Olympic Trials

Nick Gangewere, Eastside Staff

April 3, 2020

Cherry Hill East’s Annie Behm (‘21) is making history one stroke at a time. Behm reached a monumental milestone at the NJ BAC Winter Invitational in January by beating the 2020 Olympic trials qualification time in both the 100m and 200m backstrokes. About 1,300 swimmers will be invited to the event...

PODCAST: Strong in Sports (Episode 3: Featuring Aliza Kotzen)

PODCAST: Strong in Sports (Episode 3: Featuring Aliza Kotzen)

Defne Alpdogan, Aliza Kotzen, and Emily Mahaffy

April 2, 2020

Episode 3 of “Strong in Sports” features senior Aliza Kotzen (‘20), Mahaffy (‘20) and Alpdogan (‘20). Kotzen sits down to talk about cross country and track, the Coast Guard Academy and what it’s like to be a female student athlete at East. ...

PODCAST: Strong in Sports (Episode 2: Featuring Allie Rosen)

PODCAST: Strong in Sports (Episode 2: Featuring Allie Rosen)

Defne Alpdogan, Emily Mahaffy, and Allie Rosen

March 31, 2020

Episode 2 of “Strong in Sports” features senior Allie Rosen (‘20), Mahaffy (‘20), and Alpdogan (‘20). Rosen sits down to talk about soccer, sports management and East’s athletic culture and what it’s like to be a female student athlete at East. ...

PODCAST: Strong in Sports (Episode 1: Featuring Maggie Balderstone)

PODCAST: Strong in Sports (Episode 1: Featuring Maggie Balderstone)

Defne Alpdogan, Maggie Balderstone, and Emily Mahaffy

March 22, 2020

Episode 1 of “Strong in Sports” features senior Maggie Balderstone ('20). Mahaffy ('20), Alpdogan ('20), and Balderstone sit down to talk about basketball, East’s athletic culture and what it’s like to be a female student athlete at East....

Alumnus honored at NJ swimming championships

Alumnus honored at NJ swimming championships

Jamie Bookbinder, Eastside Staff

March 14, 2020

East swim team alumnus Kevin Gillooly (‘17) continues to soak in victory after he helped propel Rowan to a first-place win at the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship swim meet that took place Saturday, January 25. At the NJAC competition, Gillooly, now a junior at Rowan, swam in several...

Expectations ride high as boys baseball season starts up

Expectations ride high as boys baseball season starts up

Jenna Garfinkle, Eastside Staff

March 11, 2020

Baseball season is here and the expectations are higher than ever with all of the accomplishments of last year's boys varsity baseball. But before the season starts, around 55 boys will try out all hoping to get a spot on the varsity team, but only about 21 of them will make it onto the team. Tryouts...

Cherry Hill East wins double-overtime in semi finals over Egg Harbor Township 57-55.

Cherry Hill East wins double-overtime in semi finals over Egg Harbor Township 57-55.

Nick Gangewere, Eastside Staff

March 9, 2020

The No. 4 Cherry Hill East Cougars have advanced to the NJSIAA Group 4 South Jersey Finals for the first time since they won it in 2015. That year, the Cougars made it all the way to the Group 4 New Jersey state championship, and this Cougars team has similar aspirations. An impressive win over this...

Cherry Hill East advances past Eastern with 66-54 win.

Cherry Hill East advances past Eastern with 66-54 win.

Nick Gangewere, Eastside Staff

March 7, 2020

The No. 4 Cougars put on a show against rivals No. 5 Eastern at East on Thursday afternoon. In a game that was as intense as it can get, East was able to pull ahead late with some smooth shooting from the sophomore trio of Jake Green (‘22), Drew Greene (‘22) and E.J. Matthews-Spratley (‘22). The...

COLUMN: Zachary Berger’s March Madness, Week Two

COLUMN: Zachary Berger’s March Madness, Week Two

Zachary Berger, Eastside Staff

March 5, 2020

Welcome to week two of my March Madness column! We are officially nine days (as of 3/6) from Selection Sunday, when the bracket is released. Time is ticking and it’s time to start thinking about how this bracket is going to shape up. This week, I want to familiarize the casual college basketball fans...

Cherry Hill East pulls ahead late to beat Shawnee 47-29 in playoffs round one.

Cherry Hill East pulls ahead late to beat Shawnee 47-29 in playoffs round one.

Nick Gangewere and Ryan Lafferty

March 5, 2020

The number four Cherry Hill East Cougars storm into the second round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 playoffs after an impressive win over the number 12 Shawnee Renegades at East on Tuesday the 3rd. Both teams entered the game on cold streaks, with Shawnee having lost their last ten and East having...

Jesse Keesal (‘20) reaches an astounding 100 wins

Jesse Keesal (‘20) reaches an astounding 100 wins

Sean Meyers, Eastside Staff

March 3, 2020

Jesse Keesal (‘20) reached one hundred high school wrestling wins on February 12 at Haddon Township High School, pinning in the second period up 4-2. “It’s exciting, I’ve been working at it my whole high school career,” Keesal said. “It’s a big relief finally getting there.” This win...

PHOTOS: East Ice Hockey Captures their 4th Consecutive SJHSHL Title

PHOTOS: East Ice Hockey Captures their 4th Consecutive SJHSHL Title

Andrew Maier, Eastisde Photo Editor

March 2, 2020

3 periods. Overtime. The cougars ground out a 4-3 OT win over Clearview High School. View pictures from the game below. Click here to download the pictures! ...

PHOTOS: East Ice Hockey lands a spot in the SJHSHL Championship

PHOTOS: East Ice Hockey lands a spot in the SJHSHL Championship

Andrew Maier, Eastisde Photo Editor

February 28, 2020

The Cougars traveled to Sewell, NJ with one goal: making the SJHSHL Championship. Their 3-2 win over Clearview checked that goal off. The Cougars will play on Monday, March 2nd at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. Check out pictures from the game below! Download pictures from the game here! ...