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NBA Season Preview

With the start of the season on December 22, 2020, NBA.com has predictions and analysis for the season.
Zack Berger, Eastside Staff January 4, 2021

It has been quite a peculiar offseason to say the least. Just over two months ago, Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were crowned champions in the NBA Bubble. A lot can happen in two months. Russell...

Student share their perspective on the later start to Winter Sports

The Cherry Hill East Girls Volleyball team participate in a group huddle before their varsity game.
Abby Yu, Eastside Sports Editor December 16, 2020

Excited cheers rumble through the audience in the bleachers. The basketball drifts from teammate to teammate. The water ripples with each and every swift stroke and powerful kick. This is what you can...

Predictions for the upcoming NBA season

The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals last season, and they're one of the favorites to win the championship again this season.
Zachary Berger, Eastside Staff December 9, 2020

The last NBA season started like any other, and ended like none we have ever seen before. Remarkably, the ‘NBA Bubble’ worked. We saw new teams breakout and play much better than they did in the regular...

No. 6 Cherry Hill East secures a spot in the finals after defeating No. 7 Washington Township 3-2 in an OT Thriller

Sophomore Evan Pfeiffenberger rises for a header as the sun sets behind the turf fields at Decou Sports Complex.
Nick Gangewere, Eastside Sports Editor November 20, 2020

“As a team we have been working together for 6 months and all the pieces came together on the last kick,” said Luke Luehrs (‘21) after his game-winning strike that sealed the Cougars’ spot in the...

No. 6 Cherry Hill East Cruises Past No. 14 Vineland 5-1 in the Southwest Group 4 Soccer Playoffs.

The East Cougars dominate Vineland in an intense soccer game.
Nick Gangewere, Eastside Sports Editor November 18, 2020

Domination. That is the only word to describe the performance by the East boys soccer team on Tuesday evening. The chilly air, the strong breeze, the high expectations, the chance of an upset, the pressure...

No. 6 Cherry Hill East Boys Soccer defeats No. 11 Rancocas Valley in Round One of the South West Group 4 Playoffs.

The Cherry Hill East Boys Soccer team comes off a great victory in a game against Rancocas Valley.
Nick Gangewere, Eastside Sports Editor November 15, 2020

On Saturday, goalkeeper Matt Mueller (‘21) was as cool as the frigid November air walking towards the net he had practiced on for years. Hundreds of eyes were on him as he took his stance, ready to lead...

Looking back at the 2019 East vs. West baseball game

Joey Wright waits to field a ground ball.
Noah Raskas, Eastside Staff November 12, 2020

2019 was more than just a year to remember for the East Baseball team. It was a year that saw accomplishment after accomplishment after accomplishment come in for Coach Speller and the Cougars in his first...

East swimmer Tabatha DiDonato commits to Roger Williams University

Tabatha DiDonato ('21) commits to Roger Williams University.
Evan Hammer, Eastside Staff November 11, 2020

One of Cherry Hill East's strongest athletic programs has produced another bright star that is soon to shine at the collegiate level. Tabatha DiDonato (‘21) has recently committed to Roger Williams University...

East Cougars Basketball 2020-2021 Recap/Preview

Drew Greene (‘22) loads up for three in the Group 4 finals at Atlantic City
Noah Raskas, Eastside Staff November 11, 2020

Going into last season, Cherry Hill East’s basketball program wasn’t expected to have a lot of success. From critics saying ‘it’s a rebuilding season’ to ‘they’re just too young and inexperienced’,...

East plays West in highly-anticipated soccer night in Cherry Hill

East and West boys teams lineup for the national anthem.
Nick Gangewere, Eastside Sports Writer November 8, 2020

You could feel the emotion in the air as both the girls and boys teams played under the lights on a cold November night at West. This rivalry is cemented as one of the best in South Jersey, and since the...

Recapping the fourth week of fall sports at East

Recapping the fourth week of fall sports at East
Nick Gangewere, Eastside Sports Editor November 6, 2020

As we enter the home stretch of the fall seasons, some marquee matchups took place this week, including plenty of drama from across all of the sports. From playoff games to exciting moments, this week...

PHOTOS: Powder puff game

Cherry Hill East girls gathered at the school football field to play some football.
Yena Son, Eastside Photo Editor November 1, 2020

East girls played in a powder puff football game this Sunday back at the school. You can view photos from the game below! Download photos from the game here!

Cherry Hill East hosts first battle of the boot against Cherry Hill West

Quarterback Seba Miller ('21) prepares to hike the ball on fourth down against Cherry Hill High School West on Saturday.
Nick Gangewere, Eastside Sports Editor November 1, 2020

The Cougars took on the Lions on Saturday, October 31, a Halloween that will go down in history as Cherry Hill East was the venue for the annual game. The rivalry between these two schools dates back decades,...

Cherry Hill East Girls Varsity Soccer loses 3-5 to Cherokee on October 28th

Cherry Hill East Girls Varsity Soccer endure 3-5 loss to Cherokee on Wednesday
Annabelle Fulginiti, Eastside Staff October 31, 2020

Cherry Hill East Girls Soccer endured a tough loss against Cherokee Wednesday, October 28th. East entered the Decou fields at 3:45 p.m. with a 3-5 game record hoping to turn things around. With the Cougars...

Recap of third week of fall sports at East (10/19-10/24)

The boys soccer team celebrates after scoring against Bishop Eustace in a 5-2 win on senior night.
Nick Gangewere, Eastside Sports Editor October 25, 2020

The third week of sports of East saw every team in action, and lots of success stories to be told. From senior nights to conference championships and rivalry matchups, this week was jam-packed with great...

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